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I have been quilting for 26 yrs. I love just about every sort of needlecraft that was ever invented with quilting being my favorite.
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quilting, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery, crazy quilting, general sewing, knitting, other

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Dragon pillow for my grandson Will

Posted on February 21, 2020 at 7:06am 4 Comments

My grandson Will asked me to make him a pillow with a dragon on it.  We gave him our old living room couch when he got his own apartment & he wanted a decorative pillow to put on it.  I gave it to him yesterday & he was thrilled with it.…


Kansas City Chiefs pillow

Posted on February 13, 2020 at 7:30am 8 Comments

My grandson Mike loves the Chiefs so he was thrilled when they won the Super Bowl.  I found this cute machine embroidered gnome design so made it for him as he has just moved in to his first apartment.  I found the Chiefs fabric at Joanns.  It was absolutely horrible to work with and I would certainly never use it in a quilt, but it worked okay for a pillow.  The original price was $12.99 per yard, but they had it "on sale" for $9.99.  Wasn't worth more than $5.99 per yard in my opinion.  It…


Winter wallhanging

Posted on January 13, 2020 at 1:33pm 11 Comments

A few days ago I received an e-mail from a company called Kimberbelle that had a link to a cute freebie that could be either machine embroidered or hand embroidered.  I couldn't resist and had it made within a couple of days.  There are also buttons on it that were specifically made to go with this design.  Fortunately one of the stores in Columbia MO sells a lot of their stuff so they not only had the buttons, they carry the cute little hangers.  This is approx. 5-1/2" x 9-1/2".…


Snake River Log Cabin

Posted on December 31, 2019 at 12:42pm 16 Comments

As soon as I saw this pattern in Judy Martin's book "Log Cabin Quilt Book", I knew I was going to have to make one.  My original idea was to make it king size.  Didn't take long before reality set in.  The smallest piece is 3/4" before being sewn in to the top!  One of these days I might get up enough nerve to count how many pieces are in this wallhanging, but I know it is a lot!…


Merry Christmas from Missouri

Posted on December 24, 2019 at 3:19pm 3 Comments

I want to wish everyone on QWU a very Merry Christmas & a happy & prosperous 2020!  We had lots of snow last week & cold temps.  This week it is in the 60's & the snow has all melted so no white Christmas for us again this year.   My daughter, her 2 boys & her boyfriend are coming over tomorrow for dinner & opening gifts.  I'm hoping to spend Christmas in Las Vegas next year with my son & his family.  Time will tell if that will happen.

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At 3:08pm on October 27, 2019, Prairie Quilter Jan/NE said…

Janet, I've been looking through Barbara Brackman's Encycopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns, and I believe I've found the block that is in the most recent blue and white signature quilt.  It has 3 names:  Four Points (according to Ladies Art Company), Four Point (Household Journal), and Lattice and Square (Nancy Cabot).  The one in the book is the reverse of mine (lights and darks are opposite), but the block is the same.  It is #2423 in her book, found on page 305.  The pattern category is "Square in a Square".   (I apologize for the large format of the picture.  I don't know what has changed on the QWU picture format, but I can't get pictures to load the same way I used to.)

At 6:43pm on June 3, 2019, Prairie Quilter Jan/NE said…

Janet,  That's so nice!  It would be well worth the money, but I'm afraid I'll have to let it go to someone else this time.  

Hope all is well.  You are finishing up some great projects.  It should motivate me to keep moving on mine.  


At 4:48pm on February 7, 2019, Sheila Craft said…

Will do!

At 10:02am on February 5, 2019, Marianne said…

Hi Janet,

I am pleased to be part of the wonderful idea of a comfort blanket, I will send it to you, thank you for giving me the opportunity. Hope things are bearable , it won't be easy xx

At 8:24pm on February 4, 2019, Julie Huffman said…

Janet, I mailing two blocks tomorrow.  Thank you so much for doing this.

At 7:00pm on February 4, 2019, Barbara S/IL said…

I'd love to send you a block. Thank you for doing this.

At 1:46pm on February 4, 2019, Sheila Craft said…

Janet, of course I'll participate! Are you saying you need a 6.5" block or anything between 6 and 12"?

It's too easy to confuse me, woman!!

At 5:32am on April 13, 2018, Prairie Quilter Jan/NE said…


The grandsons are doing well.  They are so fun!  The oldest is 4, the one that was a micro premie is going to be 2 in July and is a beefy little guy, and the latest one is 9 months old and walking already.  I've been shopping my stash for the baby quilts, and that has been fun.  It feels good to use up (or at least make an attempt) what I have.  Since I never bought much yardage of any one fabric, it forces me to be creative with patterns and borders.  Something that doesn't come easily to me.  I love seeing your finished projects.  That HAS to feel so good!  

At 6:49pm on January 1, 2018, Prairie Quilter Jan/NE said…

Happy New Year!  We have had around 10" snow and subzero temps.  It always seems colder when the when blows.  Keep warm!  Great time to quilt.  (Well, I guess anytime is a great time to quilt...)  :D 

At 9:29am on December 8, 2017, Prairie Quilter Jan/NE said…

Janet, I posted a picture of GS#2 (the preemie who is now 18 months) on the main page under the GS#3 post.  He's doing really well.  Seems to be on track or ahead developmentally and has no health or learning issues.  Just a robust, healthy little guy, for which we are very thankful.  

I'm working on making apple butter from applesauce today.  It is a crock pot recipe.  The apples we use (from a neighbor's tree) seem to be very sweet, so I was glad to find a recipe that doesn't add extra sugar.  I'm hoping it turns out well (first time using this method/recipe) so I can use it for gifts.   


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