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Too Many Quilts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Paulette Visser Apr 29, 2009. 21 Replies


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About Me
I live in North Central Arizona. I have been quilting since the early 90's but have been sewing since I was about 10. I used to sew clothes but had a closet full of clothes and didn't need any more but still wanted to sew so I started quilting. Now, I buy my clothes because quilting is just way too fun to want to sew anything else. I belong to 3 quilting groups and enjoy them very much. Quilts just make ya happy... don't they..
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Hobbies and Interests
quilting, applique, machine quilting, general sewing
My pets are awesome!
A golden retriever named Doc, a cockatiel and a love bird that drive me NUTS!

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Seven Sisters Cont.

Posted on May 2, 2009 at 11:05am 7 Comments

I finally got my Seven Sisters quilt top finished. I had to put it off for awhile so I could get started on my Double Wedding Ring quilt. So... now I'm putting that off for awhile to get this one finished. Hmm.. I wonder if you can call them UFOs if I'm still working on both of them at the same time. I guess the trick is to actually finish both of them in a reasonable length of time. Anyway, here's the 7… Continue

Double Wedding Ring

Posted on March 27, 2009 at 12:49pm 7 Comments

I have always wanted to make a double wedding ring quilt but could never motivate myself to start one even though I have the templates and know what I want it to look like. So.. Today I started a new group for Double Wedding Ring quilts. The purpose of the group will be to encourage, motivate and help others to enjoy making a double wedding ring quilt. And... after I started the group, I discovered (Thanks to Elaine) that CT has the double wedding ring paper patterns on sale for 40% off this… Continue

Too Many Quilts Discussion

Posted on March 22, 2009 at 10:29pm 3 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I started a discussion on whether it's possible to have too many quilts. There were many helpful comments about giving quilts to local charities and donating to organizations for quilts to be raffled in order to decrease my ever growing piles of quilts. I thought this was a good suggestion so after the original discussion, I donated a quilt to the local Kiwanis Auction... then a week later, I was asked to donate a quilt to the school lunch organization in the local school… Continue

Seven Sisters Continued

Posted on March 20, 2009 at 10:01pm 0 Comments

I received my red/black/white fabrics from Keepsake. I've got 7 more blocks cut out but will have to make 4 more half blocks to complete the quilt. So far, I'm really liking them. I haven't had much time for quilting lately with it being Spring Break and a granddaughter visiting. She's 9 and so far, not a whole lot of interest in quilting but I'm hoping that will change this summer when she'll be here longer. Plus... the weather has been so beautiful it just makes you want to do something… Continue

Seven Sisters

Posted on March 3, 2009 at 11:16pm 10 Comments

I took a Seven Sisters class from Marti Michell a couple weeks ago and am working on these blocks. I've always loved Seven Sisters quilts but thought it was way too complicated to really enjoy making one myself. But.. that Marti Michell... she sure knows how to make things easier. I can make a whole block in about an hour.. and that includes cutting! I've ordered some more fabrics from this line so I can make enough blocks for a whole quilt..… Continue

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At 5:28pm on October 14, 2010, Marian Podumis said…
Hi KJ I like your quilts....I really like the dog one....Is it a pattern or your own design?
At 2:38pm on July 18, 2009, Joan Bentler said…
Your quilts are breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring. Amazing details!
At 5:59pm on May 4, 2009, Lavonna/KY said…
I live in the eastern part of KY, so Paducah is about a 7 hour drive. You are so right about getting a hotel. It's almost impossible. My husband forgot about the show and we.nt fishing one year. He was able to get a hotel room for only one night. Everything is booked for miles around.
I want to compliment you on your beautiful quilts. They are stunning, and you are truly a quilt artist
At 7:25pm on May 3, 2009, betweens said…
obw= one block wonder.. just easier on the ol' fingers to type short form..LOL saving them for the quiltin' that needs ta be done!!
At 1:53am on May 3, 2009, betweens said…
just think with all your little obw scraps you can make a mini with them it would look awesome I hope you saved them!! I have seen them and they are a great piece to go with your large one..
Oh I think that is a great idea for pay...I mean sharing our quilts
At 9:04pm on May 2, 2009, betweens said…
Wow KJ.. the diversity of your quilts is amazing !! I see you like to venture and try new techniques and every quilt is exceptional.
Thanks for visiting my pics.. the radiant star one is 24in square. The strips to make the mini were cut in 7/8in. I just had it machine quilted by a very good friend she quilted feathers all around it looks really awesome now. All the fabrics except the boarder are batiks. I am currently making a large one of these as well (king) the pattern for the large on is outta last falls American Patwork and Quilting a design by Minick and Simpson.
At 7:19pm on May 2, 2009, Lavonna/KY said…
I haven't gotten to go to the show, since it coincides with work. Bah! But I have been to the Quilting Museum several times. It is spectacular, and highly recommended for you if you get the chance. My husband loves to fish, and travels to Lake Barkley regularly, which isn't that far from Paducah. So when work allows, we take a quilting/fishing mini vacation! In a few years, when I retire, maybe I will get to go to the show every year!
At 2:37pm on May 2, 2009, Prairie Quilter Jan/NE said…
Funny, that's what my daughter just said... :0) It has been calling me, so it is probably time.
At 2:30pm on May 2, 2009, Cat Lady--MO said…
When I first started quilting I would finish one thing before allowing myself to start another. But since I was hand quilting, I discovered if I wanted to take a workshop, I had better take it when it was offered, and not wait until I was finished. Then Blocks of the Month became popular, and I often worked on more than one of those at a time. It also helps if you have a space you can keep all those projects separated, and not have to put them away all the time.
At 7:41pm on March 24, 2009, Prairie Quilter Jan/NE said…
When am I going to get a longarm? Good question... :0) Maybe someday.

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