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Quilt Show Entry #2 . . . and variation

Posted by Carol Ann Hinton on March 24, 2015 at 1:52pm 9 Comments

This quilt I made in two variations.  I think the warmer autumn colors are prettier, but the winter colors are more striking.  I have entered "The Autumn Wind" (which did not photograph well) in the show.  The second quilt is called "A Walk in the City" because, to me, it resembled an arial view of city buildings and intersecting streets.  Which do you prefer?…


Spring Has Sprung!

Posted by Sue S. / OR on March 24, 2015 at 12:26pm 4 Comments

Happy Spring to All!  We are on spring break here in Oregon, at least the part I live in.  Instead of snow, we've been deluged with rain, but there are promises of nice (even sunny) weather at the end of the week.  I have this week off from work (school), I was busy over the weekend finishing up a quilt for my co-worker, Carol.  Carol was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Three other co-workers and myself decided to make her a quilt (none of the others are…


High Fiber—Blocks and Cables

Posted by Peggy Stuart on March 23, 2015 at 8:30am 10 Comments

The Pine Burr quilt is coming along. Here's Block 11:

And Block 12:

I should point out here that this is…


April Little Quilt

Posted by Mari/WA on March 23, 2015 at 5:30am 0 Comments

Not in the Show, But . . .

Posted by Carol Ann Hinton on March 22, 2015 at 5:14pm 9 Comments

. . .I kinda wish I had taken the chance and entered it even though it was not finished when entries were due.  I made this one up from the memory of a block I had seen up on a design wall at the last retreat.  It was in purple and pink, with white, and somehow it attracted my attention.  I looked in my "stash" and came up with this version.

  I hate wasting fabric to fussy cut, but it seemed worth it to center the roses in the block.  It is called "Roses in the Midnight…


National Quilting Day--what are you doing?

Posted by Barbara Graham on March 21, 2015 at 11:12am 10 Comments

Happy National Quilting Day! I have walked the dogs and gone to the grocery store. Now the fun begins!

I am planning to work on the mystery quilt for the next book and start machine quilting a lap/wheelchair quilt and watch basketball--my team is Xavier--go Musketeers!

And put some stitches in my white on white hand quilting project. I try to do some every evening while DH is watching TV. The combination of NCAA basketball tournament and newly adopted dog is working against…


March has been slow

Posted by Janie Scoggin on March 21, 2015 at 7:17am 3 Comments

I have been busy on quilt tops this month.  I have finished the MS State one and have three others in progress, waiting on fabric to…


question about an industrial type sewing machine

Posted by Janet/MO on March 18, 2015 at 8:38pm 9 Comments

My 13 yr old grandson Billy and his dad have been busy designing and making leather sheaths for hunting knives that they hope to sell at a local flea market.  So far the dad has been stitching these by hand, but that is taking its toll on him, plus it is way too slow.  He asked me for my opinion on what kind of a sewing machine would work to sew through as many as 3 layers of leather.  I told him I would ask on this forum to see if anyone has any suggestions although I did tell him he would…


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