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January 2019 Blog Posts (13)

Snow is coming...

You midwesterners just had to share the white stuff...we are predicted to get 12-20inches here in Syracuse. Decided to beat the storm surge at the grocery and liquor stores, so we went yesterday to stock up. I also stopped by the fabric store to buy a few yards for an UFO that I want to take to FL. I'm not always in the pool! So...let it snow...we're ready!…


Added by Pam/NY on January 18, 2019 at 8:08am — 6 Comments

How did I get myself into this mess?

So previously I posted a picture of my version of the broken star quilt that I will never make again. See photo below.  Today I spent most of the day learning how to use the Cricut Maker that I bought last year.  I posted a photo before of the designs that I wanted to put onto this quilt.  Well I finally got them cut out and ready to transfer to the quilt.  I've put in a request to use my daughters floor sense she has a big house and open floor space to lay out the quilt and trace the…


Added by Kathy/WA on January 17, 2019 at 10:12pm — 5 Comments

Sheep Shape quilt pattern question

I have this pattern called Sheep Shape baby quilt. When I go to print off the templates,it has a "legend" at the bottom of page - it's a straight line that is to measure 2 inches. When I print off the template, the line is only 1 3/4". I am printing at 100% like it says to do - my question is, will my pattern still work? One lady at a quilt shop said "no"it won't. but I can't find anyone or anywhere to answer my question. Can someone please help e? My daughter wants this quilt for her baby.…


Added by Becky Carmichael/PA on January 17, 2019 at 11:37am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—The Quiet After the Tornado

It has been a rough two weeks. My "flu" turned out to be pneumonia, and then, before I was recovered, I caught a cold from DH. Each day is a little better, though, and I'm finally able to sleep at night, propped up on pillows. I've made some progress on the Nurmilintu Shawl, though. 



Added by Peggy Stuart on January 14, 2019 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

New Address

On January 11 my dear husband lost the fight with glioblastoma cancer,

less than 5 months from when it was discovered.

He handled this battle in an amazing way.

He died peacefully in his…


Added by B J Elder/WA on January 14, 2019 at 6:00am — 14 Comments

How do you tell the gender of UFOs?

I thought I was down to one UFO. Much to my surprise I found a drawer with three more. There is definitely funny business going on in my sewing room. So, I need to separate the male UFOs from the females, or I'll never find the end! Have a great week!

Added by Pam/NY on January 13, 2019 at 7:43am — 8 Comments

snowmagedean 2019 in Missouri

This has been the weirdest winter so far.  Lots of snow at Thanksgiving & then barely any for the entire month of December.  Then yesterday we were really hit!  We lost power for 4 hrs last night.  Thank goodness for quilts & a fireplace!  Our lights keep dimming this morning so I sure hope we don't lost power again.   We have a lot of broken branches & it appears our neighbors do as well.  It is continuing to come down so I suspect it will be a few days before we will be able to…


Added by Janet/MO on January 12, 2019 at 7:18am — 10 Comments

My first finish of the year!

I finished this baby quilt on New Year’s Day, so I’m hoping it’s a good omen for quilts to come. I purchased this vintage top at a white elephant sale last summer for $4. What a buy! It was long and skinny and needed some pep. After taking it apart and handwashing the embroidered blocks, I saw, very faintly, some background printing on block 9. Turns out that the maker used bleached flour sacks from the Great American Pacific Tea Company (otherwise know as the A & P) for her fabric. I…


Added by handstitcher/IL on January 6, 2019 at 1:42pm — 9 Comments

2019 Blessings!!!

Added by Pam/NY on January 2, 2019 at 6:33am — 12 Comments

Another top finished

Several years ago I bought Judy Martin's Log Cabin Quilts book with the goal of making some of the quilts in it.  One that really caught my eye was the Snake River Log Cabin so I decided I was going to make it in a king size.  Well I finally started it, but it didn't take long for reality to set in so I ended up making the wallhanging instead.  This is 53" square and has 1406 pieces in it.  The king size has over 7000!  I'm very happy with how this turned out.  …


Added by Janet/MO on January 2, 2019 at 6:19am — 9 Comments

Happy 2019

just went to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year.  Enjoy reading all the posts and being inspired.  

Jan in 16 degree below zero Minnesota

Added by Jan on January 1, 2019 at 8:12am — 5 Comments

Happy 2019

I want to wish all of my QWU friends a very happy and prosperous 2019. I don't do resolutions per se, but I do hope to continue making a dent in my UFOs, WIPS and HSSYS (haven't started yet).  Time will tell how successful I am.

Added by Janet/MO on January 1, 2019 at 7:35am — 9 Comments

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