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Another finish

I am having so much fun making these quick little quilts.  This one is called "Smiley" and is a design by Lynn Doyle of Bloominminds.  It is 16" x 19" and was a great way to try out the buttonhole stitch on my new Pfaff.…


Added by Janet/MO on December 17, 2014 at 6:33pm — 3 Comments

Ready to wrap the last gift!

This afternoon I made this iPad bag for my sister -- the last gift on my list.  It sure goes together fast!  It's one of Debbie Snyder's patterns - the Kerrie Bag.  Now for a bit of gift wrap and the task is done.

On to making truffles and other…


Added by B J Elder/WA on December 15, 2014 at 4:19pm — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Out With the New, in With the Old?

Woven scarf finished.

Done blocking and ready to wrap and give. (Watch after Christmas for photos of the gift items I made other than the rabbits. The kids don't read my blog yet, so I could show those.)…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 15, 2014 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Attn: members who like to read - Off Topic

I love to read just as much as I love to quilt and knit.  Amanda Best mentioned books by Fannie Flagg recently so I checked them out of my local library as it has been a long time since I read any of her books.  I just have to say that everyone needs to read these two books!  One is called "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven" and it was published in 2006.  The other is "The All Girl's Filling Station's Last Reunion" and it was published this year.  I found myself reading passages out loud to my…


Added by Janet/MO on December 15, 2014 at 6:43am — 5 Comments

Gingerbread village for giants....

The local casino always puts up a beautiful Christmas display. This year it was a 6-7 ft. high village. You could smell the candy throughout the main floor! It was very impressive...sor…


Added by Pam/NY on December 15, 2014 at 5:34am — 12 Comments

Blame it on Pam's jewelry tree...

Pam's jewelry tree prompted me to share this fun story with you.  

A few months ago, Mom gave me a box of my paternal grandmother's costume jewelry.  She was going to junk it, because she didn't want it and didn't think anyone else would, either.  (Grma had a TON of costume jewelry and these were the last few pieces that came Dad's way for some reason).  

I thought it would be fun to put them in the Christmas grab bag for the…


Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on December 11, 2014 at 11:21am — 10 Comments

Bejeweled Christmas Tree

Thought I'd share a gift we received from a very talented friend. She uses old brooches, earrings, jewelry to paint with!!! The photo doesn't do it justice! So ladies start collecting when you see a piece in a garage sale for 25 cents.

We are digging out of 26 in. in the past 24 hrs. Our DPW are great at…


Added by Pam/NY on December 11, 2014 at 3:37am — 19 Comments

My wonderful gift

I have spent this year being both the president and the program chairman for my small local quilt guild.  The program chairman is really a 2 year position & I was half way through when I was asked to run for president.  I figured what the heck - I might just as well get all of my volunteering over with at the same time.  I know - good luck with that idea!  LOL   Anyway, one of the duties of the VP is making sure a quilt top is made for the outgoing president, which is given to her at the…


Added by Janet/MO on December 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

Joined the Quilt with Us community . . .

Looking forward to making new friends here!  Please take a minute and say hello!  

Added by Lisa Harness on December 9, 2014 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Time to sew, OH! and another Santa sighting!

Hi All!  I am finally caught up with customer Christmas quilts, and even managed to fit in a couple "rush" orders.  Yesterday I received a very encouraging email.  The owner of a quilt shop I have been going to for years, and have had my business cards in, emailed me yesterday and asked if I would be interested in quilting their BOM quilt's.  It comes with me being the first LAQ they suggest when customers are searching for one, and a shop discount!  I'm very excited and flattered that she…


Added by Roxann on December 9, 2014 at 9:50am — 9 Comments

Completed projects


Added by June Johnson/Wi on December 8, 2014 at 7:42pm — 11 Comments

Not a quilt, but quilting none-the-less

Just finished making some journal (composition book) covers for the children of the family we work with. Love making things totally from my stash -- the only cost for these gifts were my time!  The back of the jeans one has the Levi leather-like label sewn…


Added by B J Elder/WA on December 8, 2014 at 3:54pm — 14 Comments

Better Late Than Never

I am bound & determined to finish up all of my older UFOs just as fast as I can.  This one was started on 10/21/99 in a class with Lyn Mann at Fabric Boutique in Las Vegas.  I know the exact date as the class sheet was still with all of the blocks, etc.  I finished assembling the top earlier this year and finished it this afternoon except for the hanging sleeve.  I learned a few lessons from this quilt.  First, don't wait 15 yrs to finish a top; 2) use the same machine to piece the…


Added by Janet/MO on December 8, 2014 at 12:59pm — 11 Comments

Early Quilt ‘til you Wilt


I made this wall hanging several years ago using the pattern from the book “A Patrick Lose Christmas: whimsical projects to deck the halls”.  There are several projects in this book that I’ve promised myself I will eventually tackle as I really like his designs. 

We had our monthly Quilt…


Added by Rebecca Sundberg on December 8, 2014 at 11:57am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Finishing Up the Year

Rocky's Sheep Sweater is finished.

I used the same pattern as the one I made for him previously, only with a different stranded pattern, using this time the sheep motif from "The March of the…


Added by Peggy Stuart on December 8, 2014 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

Brantleys quilt

I figured out how to get the photo to my page with my phone of Brantleys quilt. I've almost got it quilted. Took a break for a couple days to let my finger rest from all the needle sticks, lol. The photo is in my gallery. I don't know how to post it in a blog with my phone.

I've had some sock yarn to knit myself a pair of socks, so that's what I've been doing. As a child I was allergic to wool. So all my life I've avoided it. I found some sock yarn that's only 50% wool. Thought I'd… Continue

Added by Laurie on December 7, 2014 at 8:09pm — 9 Comments

Santa is real....

It is a gorgeous sunny, 29 degree day no snow! Read an add in the paper for a local artisan show in the Old Earlville Opera House. ROAD TRIP...we took all the back roads for about 40 miles listening to Christmas music enjoying all the little towns. Came to a stop sign and Santa in full suit and real beard came around the corner in an old pickup truck! Didn't have time for a photo, but he gave a big wave and smile as we did! What fun he was having checking up on all the country kids!!! The…


Added by Pam/NY on December 7, 2014 at 12:14pm — 17 Comments

well he did it again...

That would be the I'm being moved again! It's not so bad this time.  I'm just being shifted to one end of the room so that a train set can be built.  Yes I said a train set.  Sigh, there could be worse things in life than sharing a room with trains.  Its a good thing I found my happy place:…


Added by Kathy/WA on December 5, 2014 at 10:32pm — 7 Comments

A sucker for flannels...

I don't know if it is the time of year or just a long-time love of warm and cozy fabrics, but I love flannel fabrics for quilts.  CTs new Mammoth Flannels are calling my name, but I just have too many projects waiting in the "unfinished" or "need to get started" pile to even consider buying MORE.  My brain knows this, but still those flannels tempt me...  If I were being productive, that might be one thing,…


Added by Prairie Quilter/NE on December 5, 2014 at 9:04am — 14 Comments

Christmas Village

With the addition of my long-arm quilter this year, we lost our place to display my daughter's village.  Solution: build a table over the frame and use the covered machine as a mountain.  No quilting until mid January…


Added by Janie Scoggin on December 5, 2014 at 6:33am — 14 Comments

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