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February 2018 Blog Posts (21)

High Fiber—A Little of Everything

A visit to Davidene's Quilt Shop brought me face to face with this cute quilt.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 26, 2018 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

Here's the picture

Added by Barbara Graham on February 23, 2018 at 1:25pm — 10 Comments

Paducah news!

I am thrilled. I just learned that my quilt has been juried in to the Spring show in Paducah. I know it will not win anything but it is exciting nonetheless. Squeee!

Added by Barbara Graham on February 22, 2018 at 11:47am — 10 Comments

Non-traditional Dresden

These Dresden village quilts are quite fun to do.  In our quilt group one was done for Halloween, another in progress for Halloween, a few all season, like mine, and one in a beach theme.  I'm thinking ahead, and would like to do a Halloween village for a DIL that would appreciate it. …

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Added by Barb/WI on February 19, 2018 at 6:23pm — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Back in Warp Drive.

The loom is in business again. …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 19, 2018 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Winter snowy days!

Those winter blowy snowy days when you just want to hunker down and not put your nose out the door a good time to get a few thing sewn up in my sewing studio.

It may sound strange but getting my stock back up after last Christmas In Paris show and sale, to replenish my stoc for this year.. So here is some pouches I have worked on. A little bit of thread painting to embellish the front of these wool pouches.…

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Added by Ally Bryant on February 19, 2018 at 7:58am — 5 Comments

Time flies, life changes

The days may seem long but the weeks and months fly by. So many changes have happened in my life. My dear hubby needs more and more care. Keeps me busy. Not as much time for quilting these days but I still get some things done. Working on quilting a string quilt. I love picking out fabric, deciding on a pattern and piecing however the quilting part is not my favourite part. I even enjoy the quiet sitting down and hand stitching the binding down, more. It is taking three times as long to get…

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Added by Cheryl A on February 15, 2018 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Vintage 16" Dresden Plates

I have a pile of these beautifully worked Dreden Plates that will finish at 16".  They were appliqued to muslin feed sacks.  Some of the muslin still has faint printing on them.  It is quite sturdy (if I can use that as a descriptor) muslin.  The blocks are a little musty and smudged from storage and time.  Before I trimmed them, some had the old seam holes from where they were stitched into sacks in their previous life.  I bought them on ebay at a shamefully low price, so I don't know…

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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 13, 2018 at 12:40pm — 11 Comments

Hunter's Star Baby Quilt - the finish

This is what I decided to do with the baby quilt - mostly because of fabric availability and crunch time.  I appreciated all who commented and gave suggestions.  I made notes for next time.  I think it would have looked nice with a dark border as well.  I was using up scraps and made do with what I had.  

Stats:  8" blocks.  1" inner border, 3" outer border.  Machine quilted - domestic machine - in the ditch.  Cotton batt.  This has been washed and dried.  I don't prewash my fabrics…

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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 13, 2018 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Handiwork

Back to this quilt:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 12, 2018 at 8:30am — 18 Comments

Out of the loop....

I went online to check out quilt classes at the local quilt shop....it has been a longgggg time since I have taken a class. They want $65 for a two hour class plus the cost of pattern and fabric. This is by a licensed instructor...what does that mean??? Is that the going cost now? Geez...

Added by Pam/NY on February 12, 2018 at 7:03am — 16 Comments

Table runner

I decided to make another quick table runner using some more heart fabric that I have had in my stash for several years.  I made the heart blocks on my embroidery machine & then finished it on my Pfaff.  It is laying on my coffee table.  I told my husband that it sure would look nice with a bouquet of flowers on it for Valentine's Day.  LOL …

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Added by Janet/MO on February 11, 2018 at 5:14pm — 10 Comments

UFO pieced.

Well these snowy days I have been able to finish putting together blocks of an UFO that have been waiting for over ten years, so top already for LAQ.

And I have another UFO looked out to work on at my next Sew What group on Tues.…

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Added by Ally Bryant on February 9, 2018 at 12:47pm — 5 Comments

Hunter's Star thoughts, please

Here is the Hunter's star layout, before it was completely put together.  I like the balance.

The blocks finish at 8", so as is, this measures 32 x 40.  Question:  Is that big enough for a baby quilt?  I tend to make mine a little larger.  I'd feel better if this were 40 x 48, but I am not going to…

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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 7, 2018 at 7:58am — 15 Comments

Train Quilt

This is the train quilt that was a work-in-progress for FAR too long.  It is in its new home with GS#1 who loves it.  I don't know if you can tell from the pictures, but I used the alphabet feature on my machine to stitch "Rail Road Crossing" in the cornerstones.  It fits with the railroad tracks sashing.  …

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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 5, 2018 at 3:40pm — 9 Comments

Hunter's Star preview pics

Here is a sample of what has been put together on my design wall so far on the baby Quilt.  I'll rearrange blocks for color balance and variety when  all the blocks are made, but I'm liking it so far.  The arrowhead blocks are 8" finished.  …

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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 5, 2018 at 3:30pm — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Time Marches On

Let's cut to the chase: Common Threads.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 5, 2018 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

Latest finishes

I finally quilted & bound a row robin that was started about 11 or 12 yrs ago by a group of internet friends.  I sent everyone the black fabric with bright polka dots.  Then I assigned each person a specific color combination and asked them to make me six 6" Sawtooth Star blocks using the polka dot fabric as the background and choosing a different center for their block than what anyone else had done.  I had received a lot of compliments on it.  I'm going to enter it to hang at the…

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Added by Janet/MO on February 4, 2018 at 8:03pm — 4 Comments

Hunter's Star Baby Quilt

Too cheap to buy a pattern and didn't like the freebie method for this block for this particular quilt and the fabrics I'm using.  However, next time I might be tempted to just go with that one.  It would be much easier than what I have resorted to doing - templates.  After a lot of math frustration and several block sample fails, templates seemed to be the way to go for this block to get the look I want.  This will be a baby quilt, so not many blocks.  I'm kind of excited about the…

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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on February 3, 2018 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

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