Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Good evening,

So hard to get back into the groove of things after being at a wonderful retreat. Had such a great time, can’t wait for another retreat. It was just so much fun and inspiring and so great being with so many wonderful people.

Just an update on the ironing board, it is not empty right now. As you know my ironing board has been filled with projects that were slowly put together, now the quilts are starting to pile up because they need binding.

I am not sure why I do not like putting on the binding. It is so close to being finished. Enjoy the photos.

Happy stitching,
Rosemary

20140716-223612-81372751.jpg

Almost all of these were unfinished projects that I started in September.

20140716-223735-81455828.jpg

20140716-223737-81457006.jpg

20140716-223737-81457952.jpg

20140716-223738-81458936.jpg

The red work quilt was one of my daughters projects that I finished

20140716-223901-81541627.jpg

20140716-223900-81540565.jpg

20140716-223859-81539158.jpg

20140716-223904-81544580.jpg

20140716-223902-81542637.jpg

20140716-223903-81543622.jpg

20140716-223906-81546602.jpg

20140716-223909-81549747.jpg

20140716-223907-81547667.jpg

20140716-223905-81545607.jpg

20140716-223908-81548676.jpg

Here is my prairie Rose Jo Morton block of the month, on the back of it I put all my different signature blocks that I had, blocks from dear Jane, Beaver Island, Jo swap and even some Civil War swaps.

20140716-224154-81714966.jpg

20140716-224154-81714017.jpg

20140716-224152-81712827.jpg

20140716-224151-81711671.jpg

Another great day today, hanging out with friends at a retreat is the best. Today we went to visit another quilt shop.
Common Threads
109 N Mill St, St Louis, MI
(989) 681-5082

I have always wanted to start making smaller quilts, everything I seem to make is over hundred inches square. Being on the retreat and seeing some smaller quilts and miniatures I was really inspired.

There were plenty of small quilts in this shop, I asked the shop owner if it was okay to post pictures of the shop, if you’re ever in St. Louis Michigan, it is a great stop.

Happy stitching,
Rosemary

20140712-202931-73771507.jpg

20140712-202933-73773449.jpg

20140712-202936-73776290.jpg

20140712-202937-73777298.jpg

20140712-202935-73775335.jpg

20140712-202930-73770257.jpg

20140712-202932-73772498.jpg

20140712-202934-73774394.jpg

20140712-202928-73768241.jpg

20140712-202939-73779145.jpg

20140712-202941-73781148.jpg

20140712-202940-73780081.jpg

20140712-202942-73782091.jpg

20140712-202938-73778252.jpg

20140712-202943-73783071.jpg

20140712-202944-73784021.jpg

Having a great time at the Quilted cottage in Saginaw at the retreat. What a great idea, they called the retreat, sleep at home retreat, it runs from Wednesday till Saturday and you go to the shop to sew from 10 o’clock in the morning until 9 o’clock at night but you go home to sleep.

20140711-220648-79608930.jpg</

Some of us worked together on the Pam Buda market day.

20140711-220837-79717078.jpg

I brought home the wonderful new collection of the snowbird fabrics. I can’t Wait to work with them, just love them.

Finished three jellyroll quilt for Christmas presents. Two of them are pictured below. More tomorrow.

Happy stitching,
Rosemary

20140711-221309-79989191.jpg

20140711-221310-79990321.jpg

20140711-221306-79986976.jpg

20140711-221308-79988006.jpg

Good morning,

I am up in Saginaw Michigan at the Quilted cottage quilt retreat.

20140710-062220-22940096.jpg

Having such great time visiting with friends , lots of laughter and plenty of fun. Such a beautiful place, the staff is amazing, a machine quilter on-site that does beautiful work, beautiful selection of fabric, absolutely everything you need.

20140710-062709-23229194.jpg

This store has a special exhibit of my book and quilts from the book this week.
>
20140710-062838-23318564.jpg

20140710-062839-23319493.jpg

20140710-062835-23315593.jpg

20140710-062840-23320427.jpg

<a href="https://rosemaryyoungs.files.wordpress.com/

We are actually getting some sewing done, more photos later in the week.

Enjoy your day today, hopefully you will find some time today in your sewing room.

Happy stitching,
Rosemary

Dear friends,

It is been so interesting to see everyone working on their happy scrappy orphan block quilts. This month we started adding the orphan blocks to our center medallion.

20140701-150835-54515267.jpg

If you would like any information or see more about it, you can access the blog here

http://rosemaryyoungs.blogspot.com/2014/06/time-to-have-lot-of-fun-with-orphan.html

I am working on a lot of blocks of the month this year, trying to keep up with them all. Working on two of Barbara Brackman’s, one is a block of the month and one is a block of the week

20140701-151146-54706401.jpg

20140701-151145-54705388.jpg

Still trying to do one Lucy Boston block a month, came up with an idea on how to set them, figure that will probably be one of my projects next year.

20140701-151301-54781190.jpg

On more border to add to the Rotherfield gray quilt, probably one of my favorite projects this year.

20140701-151507-54907978.jpg

Also working on the Di Ford Mystery block of the month.

20140701-151636-54996215.jpg

Have not made much progress with putting together the Lancaster diamonds but hoping to work on that next week.

20140701-151740-55060847.jpg

All caught up on the country thread block of the month.

20140701-152740-55660219.jpg

Finished the Jo Morton block of the month.

20140701-153011-55811409.jpg

Already thinking about the projects for next year. Will send some more updates on other projects

Looking forward to the AQS show in Grand Rapids Michigan this summer. August 20 through August 23. Let me know if you plan on visiting the show.

Happy stitching,
Rosemary

Dear friends,

I certainly have enjoyed all the emails that you have sent about your orphan blocks, some of you definitely have a lot more orphan blocks in your stash than I did. That is wonderful because they will be of such great use in the Happy Scrappy orphan block quilt.

It is not too late to join the journey, we have finished the medallion round and next month we will be adding the orphan blocks. If you would like to join us, click here.

http://rosemaryyoungs.blogspot.com

Here is a picture of a couple of examples

20140616-161132-58292759.jpg

Instructions will be provided next month on how to add the orphan blocks in sections something like in the pictures.

20140616-161220-58340331.jpg

I am working on so many projects and just loving it.

Slowly working on putting those Lancaster diamonds together, I can’t wait for that Quilt to be finished.

20140616-161440-58480121.jpg

I also am really excited because two of my quilts have been accepted into the AQS show in Grand Rapids this summer, I cannot wait. Just a great show with lots of beautiful quilts and wonderful vendors.

My version of dancing dollies and my Quilt Block Bible Quilt will be in the show.

20140616-161758-58678273.jpg

20140616-161932-58772405.jpg

20140616-161933-58773643.jpg

Enjoy your day today, email me if you have any questions. Hope to see you this summer at the show

Happy stitching,
Rosemary

20140526-072909-26949006.jpg

My daughter who just recently moved with her family of seven, asked me if I could make them towels with their names on it because they have a swimming pool. She was getting really tired after only a week of washing towels all day long.

I took lite Steam a seam and ironed it on fabric, cut out the letters, ironed the letters on to the towels and did my stitching.

I thought it was a fun idea and such a great project. I hope that you all enjoy some time this Memorial Day weekend.

Happy stitching,
Rosemary

20140526-073304-27184490.jpg

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 587 other followers