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January 2012 Blog Posts (154)

No sewing yet

Didn't get to sew on Sunday like I had hoped. My back was giving me fits and I thought I better rest it for awhile. Besides, I am a little nervous about starting the big S. I will get my courage up this coming weekend, tho. I have my mind made up. I keep looking at the pieces and re-reading the directions. Maybe I'll have some idea of what I am doing by the time I start. I know I can do it. It is just a matter of convincing the little doubt shadow that follows me around sometimes. Will keep…

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Added by cinderella pisani on January 18, 2012 at 2:52pm — 4 Comments

Some People Say.....

Some people say quilting is work.--I say Quilting is a Labor of love.

Some people say that quilting is for old ladies.-- I say I…

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Added by Maria Carroll on January 18, 2012 at 12:52pm — 13 Comments

Block of the month setting

I have assembled one set of blocks from my quilt group (Sussex - Wantage Quilt club).

 

 

I also made this quilt for our neighbor's little girl. She likes dogs and draws them this way. The pattern is from Quilt Almanac 2012 from the editors of Quilt magazine.

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Added by Billie Blakeney on January 18, 2012 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

Curtains to Tote Bag

I had a set of valances made from decorator fabric all lined. Knew I'd use the fabric someday for a project. Needed a large tote bag to carry a queen quilt that I'm hand stitching. We are heading to Fl. next week, so decided to recycle the curtains. Had to piece (reason for strip across center) together and bought a sport zipper. It'll be a handy bag and FREE!!!…

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Added by Pam/NY on January 18, 2012 at 7:33am — 21 Comments

Iowa Comfort

Just wanted to share what a great time I am having making quilts of comfort for my community.  Although I don't make all the tops myself, I have done all the quilting on the 3 that we have completed and will also quilt the one that I am working on now.

I started with my own scraps, then people donated fabric for the cause.  Local quilters have taken kits home and sewn up the tops. The local quilt shop donated backing fabric.  We are making bed size quilts that are going to the local…

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Added by Deb Semmens on January 17, 2012 at 11:19am — 3 Comments

2012 My craft/sewing room

Thankfully I work for a bank and I was able to use this time to sort/clean and orgainze my craft/sewing…

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Added by Sheila M/FL on January 16, 2012 at 4:26pm — 27 Comments

Tip of the Day---How do you store your downloads projects?

I have tried different methods to store my downloads projects/ patterns and I still seem to have a mess or spend hours trying to find it again. I have been using notebooks with tabs, and Avery protector sheet to group projects. Today I even put a quilt pattern and its parts in protector sheet  when the brown envelope it has been in for years was for ever lost. Now I need  to group my (paper) sewing projects.  What is your method?

Added by LKC on January 16, 2012 at 12:19pm — 10 Comments

Gone with the Wind

All my life, I knew my Mom’s favorite movie was Gone with the Wind.

About the time Mom decided to spend winter with my sister,

I stumbled upon Gone with the Wind fabric.…

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Added by Colleen Gladney on January 16, 2012 at 11:27am — 13 Comments

Getting Ready To Quilt Today!

I am gearing up for a long week of power quilting! Mancave is off to Nebraska on Thurs through Sunday for a trip as coach of his Forensics Speech team from the high school. Perfect timing! I have four-count them-FOUR quilts I need to finish in the next month or so. One is a Christmas present-excuse me, promised Christmas present that I have to deliver on Feb 6th. So far, I am on a good pace with that one. I have the blocks all done, squared and half of them are framed. So, working on my own…

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Added by Rhonda Mossner on January 16, 2012 at 8:42am — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Obsession

The past week has seen me obsessed with colorwork.



I've been working on the Knit Picks Dogwood Blossoms sweater. I'm going to make it as a drop-shoulder cardigan, a style that looks better on me than the design with capped sleeves. I'm also adjusting the colors some, eliminating "Almond" and adding "Nutmeg" (discontinued) "Sweet Potato" and…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 16, 2012 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

Extra long hot pad

I never quite trust my table runner to protect my table from heat. I'm always putting something else under them, so decided it was time to make a runner with insul-bright. It is going to be great. I made it 17x50 to use it on table or counter. Had a piece of a scrappy quilt to use!…

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Added by Pam/NY on January 16, 2012 at 7:15am — 16 Comments

God First, Quilting Second

Lord Heavenly Father, I haven't been starting my days with You again. Here I am singing Your praises in spite of my monster headache. Yet You bless me so richly with all my quilty friends. I had a…
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Added by Linda Koller on January 16, 2012 at 6:28am — 3 Comments

this weekend in socks

Valentine’s El-if-a-grunt…WIP…will be a rather short beastie when finally completed…made of 2 pairs of ankle socks and the tips of the finders of a Fusia glove…1-15-12

 

I and E baby safe yoga monkeys ready to go home…Made for a high…

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Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on January 16, 2012 at 6:00am — No Comments

Second project with my new 440 QE

Here it is:  the elf wallhanging from a kit I purchased at a quilt shop Christmas 2010.  I put it away for the "right" time and with the incentive of the new machin e, the time was definitely right!  The project was mostly piecing -- it has thin batting, a backing and and binding strip, of course, but not much quilting.  I tried the "hand quilting" feature of my machine on this (around the edge of the white backing -- with red thread) but it wasn't too successful.  I need more…

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Added by Janet Ollman Blackmer on January 15, 2012 at 7:35pm — 8 Comments

My latest quilt top

The other day, which looking for something else,  I found a set of star blocks that I received as part of an internet exchange back in 2003.  So I decided to get them out, add a few blocks to them and make a nice lap sized quilt.  I'm very happy with how this turned out and hope to get it quilted before the end of summer.  We had to make 12" stars with cream background & green focus fabrics.   I think they all go together amazingly well. I used the yellow to give it a bit of punch and…

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Added by Janet/MO on January 15, 2012 at 5:57pm — 14 Comments

Finished cutting!

Yahoo! I have finished cutting and can start sewing! It is the small victories that get me so excited. One baby step at a time. Maybe tomarrow I will find the extra time to begin sewing my first blocks. Cat wall hanging here I come! Look out sewing machine. Cindee is on a roll!

Added by cinderella pisani on January 15, 2012 at 4:16pm — 5 Comments

Quilt Class

It was great!!! It was also a little weird walking in and they know my name by heart! I do wished that there was some ladies there my age! But, oh well.  The quilt we are making is called Undercover Houston VIII , I don't know what it looks like until we finish it. But the colors I picked out are going to work great in it , at least that is what I was told.…

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Added by Laura Watts on January 14, 2012 at 6:02pm — 20 Comments

Finally, Pieced and Ready to Quilt!

Yes, the King quilt for our bed made from the CT Birtchtree Lane collection is at last pieced and ready to quilt! It has taken way longer to get to this point than originally anticipated; but IMHO the results are worth it. To be fair, I was away from home more than at home last year with taking care of our daughter and her boys after her knee surgeries and then visiting a new granddaughter. Then of course there were all the "other" projects that needed my undivided attention, then came the…

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Added by Kathy Biggs/MO on January 14, 2012 at 1:30pm — 16 Comments

Cat Wallhanging

I finally got my wallhanging done.  I took my time on it the last 2 weeks because my friend isn't completely done with my gift.  I think I ripped more than I sewed though.  My goal is to make 3 quilts for my little girls for Christmas next year.  I found a cute cat pattern so we'll see how it goes.  Sometimes my intentions are good but getting them done is another story.  My DGS loved his apron that I made him for Christmas.  He put it on as soon as he opened it and it didn't come off all…

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Added by J.S. on January 14, 2012 at 12:46pm — 9 Comments

Interested in a Trip to England and Wales?

Hello everybody,

anybody out there who would be interested to travel to England or Wales in the summer? Although I say it myself, it will be absolutely GREAT especially if you are not only a quilter but also interested in English literature, e. g.…

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Added by juhu on January 14, 2012 at 5:34am — 2 Comments

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