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I have been quilting since 1997, and took a class to show me how to handquilt, I loved it, and made a quilt all by hand, except for sewing the first side of the binding on. I still have it, and am very proud of it. I'm now retired and the fingers don't work so well, and the eyesight isn't the greatest, so now I make lap and crib quilts for sale. I now use my Bailey's longarm, and my two other machines to do the sewing and quilting, and have done some simple patterns, and am learning new ones, as I go along. The quilts I make, I pretty much design myself, I like using multicolored thread a lot and let the quilt show me where and what I should do on it. I also like to use unusual fabric, and bright colors for the kids, and pretty and bold colors for the other quilts. I do use lights, darks and mediums in most of the quilts. This is the most relaxing thing that I do, and I really love it. The most fun part is picking out the fabric, and quilting and finishing the quilt. I just hope that I can do this for a very long time. I love what I do! I also do some knitting and photography. I also make corded fabric bowls, and they are turning out great, and I have some baby quilts, some of the bowls in a little shop in downtown Henderson, NV. We'll see how that goes!
Hobbies and Interests
quilting, hand quilting, machine quilting, knitting, other
My pets are awesome!
I have two cats, smidgen and earl grey, 2 females, they are older gals now, so they lie around and have sputs of energy!

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what I've been up to!

Posted on October 5, 2014 at 11:01am 5 Comments

Hi everyone, I haven't been on any blogs since 2009, so I was just looking around and found my page, so I thought I would write a short blog.  I've been making baby quilts for awhile now and so far having good luck selling them by word of mouth.  Now I've started making corded fabric bowls, and I absolutely love it.  They are turning out very nice.  I have them in a little consignment shop in Henderson, NV, for the upcoming Holiday Season.  Wish me luck!

found the book

Posted on August 22, 2009 at 12:01pm 1 Comment

thanks ladies, for all the info for looking for my book, I actually went to amazon just looking for books on chenille, but did't have the name with me, so didn't find the book until I went back with the name, so I found that one and one more on chenille that looked interesting. I will receive them next week. I'm so glad that quilters are so helpful, I appreciate it.

looking for a book

Posted on August 21, 2009 at 9:56pm 4 Comments

Hi everyone, haven't b een on for awhile, but have been busy sewing and quilting. I'm looking for a bookby NANETTE HOLMBERG CALLED TECHNIQUES FOR CREATING FAUX CHENILLE OR VARATIONS IN CHENILLE. I'm doing a project from the book, that someone in our mini-group gave us a class on, I think the book was published in 2004. I have looked in other venues, but have not found it. If anyone has a copy that they no longer want, and would like to sell it, Please contact me at carosyrup89128@yahoo.com, and… Continue

circles

Posted on February 8, 2009 at 6:26pm 0 Comments

Hi mart, I'm so glad to see that you have finished with the wedding ring circles. I haven't tried circles yet, but it doesn't look too hard. i will have to try it out on a practice quilt. For sure I will have to use a pattern for that one. I'll have to look thru my stash to see just what I have. Thanks for the info.

rainy day and red hats

Posted on February 7, 2009 at 3:50pm 1 Comment

well it has been raining all day in Las vegas, and we are supposed to have snow in the mountains, but I don't think it's quite cold enough. I just hate the rain, and gloomy days, can't seem to get anything done. I should have been working on my red hat quilt, but somehow have been at a standstill. I wasn't quite sure how I was going to quilt on the inside borders, but I woke up with this idea of quilting gloves around the outside of the quilt, and maybe some curly q's in-between the blocks,… Continue

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At 7:10pm on July 4, 2010, Mary johnson said…
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At 4:51pm on February 20, 2009, Connecting Threads said…
Hi caroquilts,
Thanks for your nice comments about my asian quilt. This was a class project and I don't have a pattern for it. But the instructor had many Dover-like books with medallion shapes that she just enlarged to all be the same - the class got to choose which ones. Then we used fusible web and fussy cut each medallion, place it in the block and blanket stitched it down by machine with gold thread.
At 5:20am on February 20, 2009, Debbie Flatt said…
yes you do have me beat. When I lived in Georgia I used my living room for my quilting frame, it was the only room it would fit in. I had a nice large living room, miss that now, but the kitchen and dining area was smaller than I have now. I have more bedrooms plus a basement (which I have to insulate) where my quilting frame is now. I can not imagine having to share my sewing with my bedroom. It sounds like you did a good job on getting it together in one room.
At 3:25pm on February 19, 2009, Connecting Threads said…
Hi caroquilts,
I just noticed your question on the Long Beach Quilt Festival times. When we entered the event, they hadn't published the times yet, so it defaults to 1am. I think they will be posted more info shortly on their site: quilts.com. I'm going!
At 7:29pm on February 15, 2009, polkadot said…
carole, here is the link for the choc chip cookie dough brownies: http://bakerella.blogspot.com/2009/01/thaaank-you-betty.html
At 3:29am on February 9, 2009, Sunshine/Mi said…
Hi Carole.. believe it or not, that's what I was doing (laying blocks beside the inner block).. but what I had done with the first 'sashing'/border was the same mistake I did with the second ... I had added twice the width that I actually needed. But by the time I realized what I had done, I already had the second 'sashing'/border on and I wasn't about to go back and take out all that stitching! lol... It's working out, just not quite the way I had planned it.
At 8:21pm on February 8, 2009, Vicky Girten/MO said…
Hi, I used the pattern on CT freebies. The first one I made I followed the directions, but did not use a stablelizer on the handles. The last one I made I put a pocket on the front and lined it with canvas. I serged the handles with material and canvas. I made the handles on the second one to big, so I am thinking about taking them off and redoing them. They are fun to make. We are going on a trip the end of this month with 3 other couples and I am thinking about making one for each of the couples. Good luck and happy sewing.
At 7:20am on February 2, 2009, Arlene Parker said…
Hi Caroquilt - here are some web sites that you can check out for DVD's; one is a general site for lots of quilting needs and the others are specific to the quilter's DVD. kmquiltingsupply.com carries a great many DVDs as well as threads and everything else. Another DVD found here that is good is by Mindy Caspersen. Dawn Ramirez' site is www.pajamaquilter.com - highly recommend her DVD/workbook for any quilter, lots of designs and suggestions for practicing; www.homestitches.com is Pam Clarke's site; www.kimmyquilt.com is Kimmy Brunner's site and she has a wonderful beginners DVD which includes loading quilts and dealing with all those issues as well. Yes, you can play them on a computer if it has a DVD drive or a DVD player; I love being able to play them on my laptop.
At 8:40pm on January 28, 2009, Judy/WA said…
What creative thinking! I love that you thought of making use of the cabinet you couldn't use. A medicine cabinet would be just the right size and you also have a mirror!
 
 
 

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