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January 2012 Blog Posts (154)

Loosing Friends as We Get Older

As we get older, we start to loose our friends. Last summer Hal passed away. I was shocked when Pastor called me with the news. Then in November before coming to Arizona my friend Carol passed away from lung cancer. And now this past Wednesday my friend Linda passed away. Linda suffered from diabetes and had gotten an infection in her foot a couple years ago. That infection never healed and little by little her leg was amputated. Last winter when I was here in Arizona I was in charge…


Added by Linda Koller on January 23, 2012 at 5:12am — 4 Comments

Love/hate relationship

This is the quilt I made for DBIL and his wife for Christmas; did not finish in time so took it home and finished  2 weeks later.  Used CT collection from about 3 years ago, Irresistible Indigo 2.  I love this collection colors but have no use for it in my home so made a gift.  I made one mistake; I used churn dash pattern with sashing between blocks which created more work because of the quilting method I used, Reversible Quilts:  Two At A Time by Sharon Pederson, a "quilt as you go"…


Added by June Johnson/Wi on January 22, 2012 at 5:43pm — 13 Comments

Harley D

Another UFO completed; pieced it at quilt camp in Oct.  This is for our beloved dog, Harley D, a mixed breed.  He lays on bed to watch t.v. with DH so need to protect my quilt so made this for him.

Added by June Johnson/Wi on January 22, 2012 at 5:23pm — 13 Comments

scrap welcome heart

Thanks everyone for your comments,  I just made this tonight from the scraps of my teacup quilt.

Added by Roz on January 22, 2012 at 4:36pm — 4 Comments

Getting Ready for Miss Bailey's 2nd Birthday

Just 28 days from today our Miss Bailey will be two year old!  It doesn't seem like that long ago when all of us were praying so hard for her to make a safe entry into this world and that mama Jenna would be okay.  God has blessed us so richly. Today I finished a little daypack for her. Of course I need to find lots of fun things to fill it with. I know I will be getting some bracelets for her as…


Added by B J Elder/WA on January 22, 2012 at 4:30pm — 14 Comments

Flying Geese using "Scooch" method!

Added by Roz on January 22, 2012 at 1:29pm — 18 Comments

Applique deadline!

I have been busy with applique I have a deadline to get this done had started last year but after Aug and had a little break during Christmas to get the swaps done.

It was alot of prep work with all the flowers and leaves and then the binding. I am on the last basket of flowers then I will piece it all together and start appliquing the boarders, they are all prepped and ready to start.

Thought I would give my fingers a little break and show you. This quilt is from the Fon`s and…


Added by betweens on January 22, 2012 at 12:26pm — 10 Comments

Flying Geese

I can't tell you how many times I've tried to do flying geese, and everytime the perfect goose eluded me.  3 years of sewing and until yesterday I puzzled over how to make them work.  I've taken classes, I've asked teachers, I've discussed it with my fellow quilters...the responses were the same.."did you draw the line?, did you sew exactly? Did you use the ruler?"  blah blah blah...LOL but no solutions. At BOTM in January I was faced with more of those geese...argh...I decided to really dig…


Added by Roz on January 21, 2012 at 4:12pm — 10 Comments

Jigsaw puzzle

i've been thinking, quilting is like putting a jigsaw puzzle together. Small pieces that go together to make a bigger picture, hopefully. You can't break anything or hurt anything. You just work at getting it to look nice. I think that is a good attitude. I really can't hurt my quilt, I can only make a mistake and rip it out. Heaven knows I did a lot of that when I made my own clothes and my daughters. No harm done! Will have all day tomarrow to start sewing and that is the most fun for me.…


Added by cinderella pisani on January 21, 2012 at 11:22am — 10 Comments

It's awful being sick

I caught a cold and have been out of commission in doing anything in the house including sewing / quilting.  Anyone else just curl up on the coach and do nothing?

Added by Laura Watts on January 21, 2012 at 10:32am — 12 Comments

Embroidery Library

If you love embroidery and have not found www.emblibrary.com. , Embroidery Library,  you are missing out on some free designs every month and this week-end only even more free snow patterns. Wished I had more time to make them all up into a quilt.

Added by LKC on January 21, 2012 at 5:46am — 1 Comment

I'd like to say I was busy this week quilting but

That would be lying.  It has snowed in the northwest.  Yes I know, those of you who live here have noticed that.  Our snow once every 20 years came a couple of years late, but it came none the less.  I hate the snow and blame my daughter for all this snow.  She loves it and went snowboarding last week.  With the snow came the ice rain which now that it is melting is causing havoc with the power lines and bringing down trees that can't hold the weight of the ice and snow, hence the no sewing,…


Added by Kathy/WA on January 20, 2012 at 8:46pm — 2 Comments

The Buffalo Chip Lady

I love looking at old photos collected on historical  internet sites like KansasMemory.org. One of the most famous photos, that of a woman gathering cow chips, depicts the typical life of a pioneer woman in many people’s minds.

Here’s this woman, stuck out on the Western Kansas plains, with…


Added by Linda Hubalek on January 20, 2012 at 2:08pm — 7 Comments

First commissioned project

My friend had asked me to make a wall hanging quilt for her SIL who loves horses.  Her SIL had surgery for her breast cancer  2 years ago and is now on the road the recovery.  The FMQ is still not as great as I would like it to be, and I was quite unsure of how much the fabrics would shrink after washing the quilt to remove the stencil marks, but the outcome came out okay. Here is DH showing the quilt.…


Added by AidaCJ/NH on January 20, 2012 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

Road to California

Good morning!

I am getting ready to leave for the Road to California quilt show.   I'm really excited to go.   I will be taking a class from Sue Spargo while I am there - it's the first time I have ever taken a class at a quilt show, so I'm really looking forward to it.  

On my personal blog I have placed a link to the quilt show, and a pic of one of the Hoffman Challenge quilts, which will be on display there -…


Added by Karen Stenback on January 20, 2012 at 7:54am — 2 Comments

Calling all English Majors

I need advice...want to design a label for two quilts for our grandsons. Do I use:

Each stitch represents a memory shared


Every stitch represents a memory shared

Thanks for the help!

Added by Pam/NY on January 20, 2012 at 7:53am — 19 Comments

Sampler Plus finished

This is a quilt group challenge to be finished for July 2012 state show...we received 9 blocks and could add anything we wanted...go to my page for a close up of center. 51" x 65". 

Added by Margo in Maine on January 19, 2012 at 1:54pm — 14 Comments

Your shampoo is bad for you!

OMG .....Check your shampoo bottle label. I don't know why I didn't figure this out sooner!! When I wash my hair, the shampoo runs down my whole body and (duh!) printed very clearly on the shampoo label is this warning: FOR EXTRA VOLUME AND BODY! NO wonder I have been gaining weight! Well I have gotten rid of that shampoo and I am going to start using Dawn dish soap instead. Their…

Added by Monika/NC on January 19, 2012 at 7:40am — 12 Comments

Another Day, Another 50 Cents!

Good morning, God. I am trusting in You that this will be a good day. I have to go to the dentist, my feet are already swollen (again), and my body hurts as always. But thank you Lord Jesus...my massage therapist comes this afternoon! Praises for all the blessings You give me! My caregiver Barb, spent the afternoon with me yesterday to start working out a diet plan. Barb has been a great friend to me. What a treasure and blessing! Yesterday we also lost a good friend, Linda S. Please…


Added by Linda Koller on January 19, 2012 at 5:21am — No Comments

Color Fastness?

Between chain store fabrics and quilt shop fabrics which one fades the quickest when exposed to constant sunlight?

Added by Bonnie Blessing on January 18, 2012 at 11:15pm — 6 Comments

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