Saturday, January 31, 2009

Crazy Quilt

My quilt guild, the Tri-County Quilt Guild of Cypress, Texas, has finally finished our raffle quilt for this year. It's a fabulous 82" x 82" Victorian-style crazy quilt called (aptly enough) "Victorian Elegance"
We've been working on it for over 6 months and after hundreds of hand-stitched, blistered hours, it's ready to show. We'll be drawing the winner at our guild show February 12-13, 2010.
Details are at


Linda said...

I read an older post about your thimbles. I am shopping for one...I repeat ONE. I can't decide between the Roxanne and the Thimbleladies. Can you offer any advice. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.

Diane said...

Hi Linda -
The thimble I most often use is the Roxanne's. It fits perfectly and has deep dimples. However, I took a class at The Houston Quilt Festival a few years ago from Liuxin Newman, the developer of the Thimblelady's thimble, and with her technique, I found her thimble easiest to use and even more comfortable than Roxanne's. There's s learning curve with hers in that the quilt sandwich is very, very loose and you really pile on the stitches before pulling the needle through. Here's her website where you can see some video demos of her technique
If you buy hers, I'd go for the silver instead of the plastic.

Good luck -