Monday, June 2, 2014

Hi Visitors!

A few of you might be visiting me here today because of Quilter's Dream blog post about me. Thank you for stopping by! And a big thanks to Quilter's Dream for naming me a June "Batt Girl" and for featuring my domestic machine quilt "Love Links" made with QD polyester request batting.

Because a post doesn't count unless it has a few pictures, here are a couple of things I've been up to lately.

I recovered an old, ugly green 16" pillow. I raided my solids stash for this one, being sure to use lots of the royal blue color to coordinate with our golf cart colors. White strips are Painter's Canvas by Laura Gunn. The quilt pattern is curves, spaced about 3/4" apart.

I'll use the pillow in the golf cart to give me the boost I need to comfortably reach the accelerator. I didn't want to put too much time into this pillow because a golf cart can't be locked up, and though I don't expect someone will steal it... you never know.

Over the weekend, I dusted off my garment sewing skills to make this top for myself. It's Simplicity 2255 made with Cloud 9 fabric. Yep, I've still got the aqua-thing goin' on.

Skirts are up next. They'll be made from the book "The Essential A-Line Skirt" in a few different versions. Before I start, I'm waiting for a Bernina #35 sewing machine foot to come in. That's the invisible zipper foot. Guess it was on special in May, so Bernina is back-ordered.

I hope all of you are following the AMB (American Made Brand) blog tour. Please return here Thursday for your Florida stop! I'll be hosting a fabric giveaway! Linda

21 comments:

  1. Who knew you can't lock up a golf cart! Great pillow! And an invisible zipper foot! I've never seen one of those either! Look forward to seeing your new skirt(s)!

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  2. Love that fabric for the top. :) And I have to say, that pillow really is spiffy in the golf cart!

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  3. Love that fabric for the top. :) And I have to say, that pillow really is spiffy in the golf cart!

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  4. Nice write up Batt girl. Also like your pillow and the picture of the cart.

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  5. A lovely piece about you as the Batt girl.
    You've had a very interesting life!

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  6. Love your pillow Linda! The fabric colors are really wonderful too.

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  7. You are just a rock star!!! Loved the article and GREAT picture.

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  8. Cute top! Great colour on you.

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  9. oh! How much I love such bright and clean colors! well done!

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  10. Love the new top, very pretty colour. Such a cute cushion for your golf cart, very stylish.

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  11. When you live in Florida, you gotta keep the aqua thing goin' on! And it looks good on you, too :)

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  12. Well, I don't know. As cute as that pillow is, it might be gone the next time you hop in your cart!

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  13. You are too cute with that stylish cozy golf cart! I might be able to tolerate the golf course driving that! :)Thanks again for sharing your story.

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  14. You are so cute in your aqua thing. Your blouse is "you" and I love that it matches your phone too. You are so "together" on everything you do. That pillow really makes your golf cart stand out. Now someone WILL notice it quicker and may "borrow" it for the cute cushion.

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  15. What a great idea for a pillow for your golf cart!

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  16. Another delightful post! Have been busy with guests and am playing catch up on all my favorite blogs. Yours first!! I am so excited about this AMB blog tour. It pleases me to no end to be able to by American Made again!!

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  17. I've been to Ft. Lauderdale several times and also to the Orlando area and Tampa. If I were to go back, I'd want to visit the keys.

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  18. Way to go "batt girl" . . . I love the simplicity of the pillow. It's a great design Linda. Now I'm off to learn more about batt girl.

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  19. Me again. The batt girl article was wonderful. I enjoyed learning more about you. Didn't know you were a child bride though. The photo of the wedding quilt is so good . . . shows off your beautiful quilting. just stunning. Plus I leaned a little more about batting. Do you have any trouble with fiber migration coming through on the quilt top with the polyester batt?

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  20. Linda I love the blouse and I'm curious about the skirt book - is it the one by Jona Giammalva? Why did you choose this book instead of a regular pattern? I love skirts but I'm very thick through the middle, really no waistline at all. I'm wondering if I could make a-line skirts that would look decent on me. blessings, marlene

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