Janet's Creations

Janet's Creations
Gemma's "I Spy" hexagon quilt

Friday, March 29, 2013

Jessica's Visit

Santa Monica Pier

Rock Sculpture at Getty

Another rock sculpture at the Getty

Jessica and the 4 fabrics (all Robert Kaufman's) and the pattern that she selected from my newest quilt magazine.

Carnell and I had a lovely visit with Jessica.  She came for a week and it was too short a time but we fit in lots of fun things with lunch out every day!  This morning, the day of her departure we traveled to M & L Fabric Warehouse in Anaheim so that she could select the fabrics for her and Tim's bedroom.  She has a great eye for color and it will be an amazing quilt, I think I will try a wool batting as they live in Seattle and the weather is damp and 
cool for a lot of the year. 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Wanda's Washington Redskins Quilt

Our niece, Wanda in Virginia is an avid Redskins fan.  She called me up in January and asked it I could please make her a blanket (quilt) for her bed using Washington Redskins fabric.  So like the good Auntie I am, I ordered some official NFL fabric from Joann's (best price around), once I saw the fabric I thought what the heck can I do with this.  Thank goodness for the Quilting Board forum - someone there had made a quilt that also featured a large uncannily print using the Garden Maze pattern from the Quilt Cache website.  I knew right then and there that this was the pattern to use.  Below you will see how nicely the quilt did turn out.  I made 2 pillowcase to coordinate in the wine with black and a bit or Redskins fabric. 

Thus, another quilt is ticked off this years to do list!

Economical Spray Glue for basting from stuff you have at home :)

I have tweaked a recipe from a member of the Quilting Board forum that I follow.  Mrs. Beasley posted a recipe that I finally got around to trying yesterday, I modified the recipe to keep in step with my cooking style.  The spray glue mixture sprayed easily out of the bottle and had a nice adhesion to it.
So here we go!

3 cups of water
1/2 tsp salt
8 ounces or rubbing alcohol
clean spray bottle

- In a pot place 2 cups of water and 1/2 tsp of salt bring to a boil and reduce to a gentle boil.
- In a gravy shaker (or a jam jar) put 1 cup of cold water and 3 tbsp of flour - shake until the flour and water are combined.
- Whisk the flour mixture into the gently boiling water like you are making gravy and let it cook until the consistency of gravy/egg whites/ thin gruel.
- Remove from the heat and let it cool down to room temperature.
- In a clean spray bottle add 8 ounces of rubbing alcohol and the cooled flour mixture, gently shake and go sandwich a quilt.

*** There was one posting that someone had sprayed a quilt and left for a few months and they had some mold grow.  Since I am not going to leave my two quilts that I sandwiched yesterday that long I can't say for certain that this does or does not happen.  I just wanted everyone to know that this had been reported.