Sunday, June 12, 2016

Blue for a day!

A picture is better than words , but a few to 'splain. 

 I took an old shirt and dip dyed it then as it still wasn't what I wanted I went to http://www.seaislandindigo.net/ dye day and dipped it in indigo , natural grown on the earth indigo. 



For the MOAS animal shelter 


Wine then Bark 

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Everyone has a quilt story!

I love that more often that not , when  I engage in conversation, most likely I will get to hear a quilt story. Some watched a much loved family member making a quilt. Others started a quilt in college or when a baby was on the way. I have made a lot of quilts , given them away , sold some , and finished some for both other quilters and just regular folk that want to save a family heirloom. 
Someday, I hope to meet the artist named Carrie Bloomston . Her vision of telling one's story is one I embrace and am determined to share with one and all. Every person has a story and most story's have a quilt in them , if not as leading lady than as a very important extra. If you love quilts and live around Danielsville Ga ( a suburb , giggle, of Athens, Ga. ) bring a quilt or just come and look. I plan to be sewing , on a quilt of course. 
Sew Something y'all !!! 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Three dimensional quilting , rather a misnomer.

As I wrote that title , I thought, huh? 
The definition of a quilt is 3 layers of fabric, bound by stitching through all 3 layers. 
Hopefully, the maker will see the wisdom in finishing the edges. 
All finished quilts are 3-d but just like a most words in the English language, 
 3-d can mean many things. 
In this case , I mean adding dimensionality with another layer of fabric. 


I am teaching a class at City Square Quilts in Hoschton (  pronounced  H-shh-ton ) Ga. 
on February 11th 2016 at 10 am. 
706-921-4958.

10 Minute Quilt Blocks by Suzanne McNiel 
Below is my sample. 



The book is available for purchase at City Square Quilts. 

There are a lot U tube videos of Ms. McNiel making these quilts , they are wonderful , you never need to buy her book. Wait , what ? 
The  book is worth it if you want to make larger quilts and don't want to figure out how much fabric to buy . Lots of folks  believe Cratsy and U-tube are all anyone needs to learn a craft and they are great. There is so substitute for a hands on class. 
I have played with and somewhat mastered the technique which has been around for a long time. I have seen it called everything from  3 dimensional Bow-ties to  Cathedral Windows. 
Sew Something today ! 
Amanda 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

As it is written , one is worth a 1000 words

The winner of the MOAS raffle quilt with her quilt ! 
My friend Addie is a compadre from Stuart Hall, we both attended in the olden days ,  in Staunton Va. 
Thanks for winning my quilt , A!  

Friday, January 15, 2016

Sunshine and Shadows

Sunshine in Ila !
Posted by Amanda Strupp Whitsel on Friday, January 15, 2016
 

Joyous that sunshine has returned to the farm this afternoon !
 I am clearing out the old and planning new quilts as I work. 
Amanda 

Thursday, December 31, 2015

$1467.00

I am happy to say the shelter raised $ 1467.00 with my raffle quilt.  It was won by Addie Brugger who I went to high school with at Stuart Hall. I hope Addie will send a picture of her with her quilt!