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I've quilted off and on for years but just in the past two years have really gotten "hooked". I'm a busy grandmother of a 3 year old and expecting another granddaughter in February. I work half days and keep granddaughter the other half so there's not a lot of time for my quilting. Like everyone else, I have lots of UFO's but my goal this year is to finish some of these projects before taking on any more....let's see if I succeed!
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quilting, applique, hand quilting

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Posted on December 31, 2008 at 5:39am 0 Comments

I'm so happy to have found this site! I love everything about Connecting Threads. I hope everyone gets a lot of enjoyment in this new year with their quilting--I'm planning to make the most of every minute! Happy New Year!/Myrtle

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At 9:29pm on July 1, 2010, Mary johnson said…
Dear Friends

The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!

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At 12:08pm on June 1, 2009, Kelli said…
Hi Myrtle - Glad to see you added Primitive Gatherings to your Groups! I look forward to getting to know you and what you like! Write anytime - Kelli
At 4:26pm on April 13, 2009, Riley Lane said…
Many thanks for the nice comment on the Sunbonnets, Myrtle! They are for a Great-Granddaughter(age 4) that loves her dollies & seems to love this quilt.
I appreciate that you took time to add such a nice comment---thank you!
At 1:39pm on April 11, 2009, Hazel Schall said…
I used machine applique on this one.
At 1:30pm on April 10, 2009, Vera said…
Myrtle, thank you for the comment. Now I didn't make that quilt, it is a customer quilt so I only did the quilting on it, but yes it is very vibrant in color and she did a really good job on it.
At 10:38am on April 3, 2009, Mary Rogers/MN said…
Myrtle, Many thanks for your prayers for my daughter Sarah. I had added a new post updating and just wanted to let you know you are so appreciated!
At 2:02pm on March 26, 2009, CandyLu said…
Hi there, thank you for the compliment. This was a challenge piece so I do not have a pattern but would gladly walk you through what I did to make it if you are interested.
At 7:43am on March 12, 2009, Nickleye said…
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At 3:12pm on March 11, 2009, Cheryl / NC said…
Hi Myrtle, Thanks for your comment on the Scrabble quilt! The whole thing is made of 2" squares. I put the quilt together almost like a counted cross-stitch, counting rows and squares. The first thing I did was write out all the names to make sure I had everybody and the correct spellings! If you have a scrabble board, life is easy, if not, write the letters for all the names on little pieces of paper and play with them until you get a pattern you like. Then plot them on graph paper. Once I got the names laid out on the graph paper, I just filled in the blanks between the letters with fabric. It was a little time consuming to sew because I had to keep checking to make sure I had the letters in the right places before I started the next row. The letters are stenciled on with a 1" letter stencil and black Tulip Fabric paint. It has a tiny little tip that you can almost use to write with so it worked well. One piece of advice, don't make yourself crazy about trying to match up or attach husbands, wives and children to the right people, it's almost impossible! Just fit them so it spreads the game out so you can add names later. To add extra names later I made new letter squares and appliqued them to the finished quilt. If you have any questions, let me know, I'm happy to help. Good Luck!
At 2:02pm on February 13, 2009, Nickleye said…
My free hand quilting was awful, just absolutely ugly awful when I started. Use your scraps. Two ugly pieces of fabric and an end piece of batting. Draw straight lines, circles, loops, etc.

I really started picking up doing loops, loops with stars, loops with hearts, and so on. I remember watching a lady at Joann's demonstrate free motion quilting with such fluid ease. After racing home to try this wonderful new technique I got a reality shock...it wasn't as easy as it looked.

In truth, it isn't hard either. This is a mind over matter and turning the rules upside down. If you can doodle on piece of paper you can 'doodle' on a piece of cloth...if you understand the rules.

When you doodle on a piece of paper, the paper stays stationary (pardon the pun) and you move the pen.

When you doodle on fabric, however, you move the fabric and the 'pen' stays stationary.

Once you wrap your mind around this concept and start practicing the mechanics, you'll do fine.

*Stay away from larger projects when you are learning this. Read my blog to get an idea why.

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