Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Stitchin' Therapy: Strip Pieced Watercolor Tutorial



Stitchin' Therapy: Strip Pieced Watercolor Tutorial :

I've always wanted to learn how to do Watercolor Quilts.  I ran across an older tutorial at Stitchin' Therapy, that I thought I would share with everyone.  Hope you enjoy it.

I apologize for not posting as many links to quilt happenings this year as I did last.  It's been one of those years where i just didn't seem to get myself organized.  I'm hoping to do a much better job this coming year.  Not only do I want to provide a bigger list of links to Quilting Happenings, but also some other crafting as well.  Until then, Take care and enjoy the rest of 2013.
Rhonda G

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

A little Glamping Work...

Glamping


Glamping seems to be all the rage now day's

for people who love to get out and relax enjoying
the great outdoors.  Vintage travel trailers are in high demand, 
but occasionally one can find a good deal and with a little work, 
have a really  fun and livable RV.
My sister's new baby is a 1965 Fleetcraft. 




My Brother is working on the Construction / renovation of this
 little gem.















The original seats to the dinette were covered
 with this green material.With that removed, we
 revealed a very deteriorated blue vinyl. 
For some unknown reason, someone 
had cut off the vinyl on the back edges of all 
the cushions.  However the foam itself, was still
 in good condition.

I was given the opportunity to make new covers- here are the final results.


















Meanwhile, My mom also caught the glamping 
bug.  (It is definitely contagious as  you'll see as 
you read down further).
Here is her cute little  trailer after my brother did 
some renovation and added a "Pink" paint job to it.





Mom has already made new drapes and added pink accents 
to the kitchen.  This trailer was the most expensive of the ones
 shown here, but had just minor renovation work that needed 
to be done. I'm working on the cushions now and will share once we get them
installed. I will be doing two sets for this trailer (dinette and couch).  


Our Father in heaven works in wonderful ways. He knew we could never afford 
one of these ourselves and so He surprised us with one.












DH was doing some yard work for a client and just 
 asked about it casually in conversation. 
They said it was purchased back when their 
daughter  was doing horse activities, 
and has sat out in the field for the past many 
years.  They didn't really do anything with it and 
so they offered it in trade for his yard work.  
What a surprise.  You see, God does bless us 
with our desires at times, not just our needs.  
Isn't He wonderful!

We now are happy owners of our very own 
1967 Aloha.  And it even has the Aqua appliances.

 


Honey was in such a hurry to start working on it, he had the interior torn apart before I could get
 my camera and take before photos of the upholstery.

I will be doing a dinette set, couch (that folds out into a bed), upper bunk, 
pillows and drapes for this one.

Meanwhile, my brother also caught the bug, 
and since he has two growing boys, and three 
BIG dogs, he went with a very old and rare 
motor-home for his glamping rig.  I just finished 
some silk/blend drapes which are in a steel blue 
(not showing the correct color in this photo-they 
are more the shade of the couch). 













It took 11 hours of cutting, sewing and pleating these, but the effort paid off --
They are gorgeous and I love the drape of this fabric.  
I'm doing some very cute vintage pillows now for this rig.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Quiltville's Quips & Snips!!: 2013 Mystery Time! Introducing Celtic Solstice!

Quiltville's Quips & Snips!!: 2013 Mystery Time! Introducing Celtic Solstice! is about to begin.  I know there are a lot of Bonnie Hunter Fans out there (Me Included).
Click the link to the introduction to this year's mystery quilt and to get the information on gathering up your supplies.  Oooo how I can't wait. : )

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Improv Herringbone Tutorial

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Isn't this a cute block.  It almost looks like Bamboo trunks to me.
Get the free tutorial over at 13 spools. 


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Linda Hahn’s Mystery Begins | Quilt Views & News

Linda Hahn’s Mystery Begins | Quilt Views & News:
It's time... the first installment of Linda Hhn's new mystery block of the month quilt has been released.  Every month for the enxt seven month's the folks over at Quiltviews will be providing another clue on how to make Linda's mystery quilt.  This mystery is absolutely Free so don't miss it.  To check it out go HERE.
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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Peck's Pieces: Chain of Love Pattern Now Available

Sweetheart Mystery Quilt 2013


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Want to take part in a Mystery Quilt?
Here is one that I found over at Carter Quilter.
Sweetheart Mystery Quilt 2013 – All Day – Sunday, January 27 | 

And don't forget to check out other mystery's, BOM's, and QAL's on my "What's happening in 2013" page.

Don't forget to post a comment and link if you know of other's not listed there.  
Have a wonderful new creative year this year. : )  

Rhonda

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year 2013 Pictures

My internet server has been down since first part of Dec. 
So I'm a bit late posting "Happy New Year" to you all.
I hope everyone has a great year this year.  
Think positive, stay creative, laugh lots and spread some kindness to others.
Rhonda