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October 2011 Blog Posts (116)

Finally! ...photos have arrived

I finally got around to posting photos of many of the quilts I have finished.  I lost several photos when I decided to use my camera and somehow turned them into movies!  UGHH!!  Anyway, there are some still to share. 


I loaded my mom's king size quilt last night and hope to have it finished for her birthday, Oct 19th.  I have already given her several dresser scarves, but she has NO idea she is going to get a quilt.  I can't wait to surprise her!  Right now she is using a…


Added by Paula Coleman/KS - "Sew Silly" on October 13, 2011 at 11:24am — 2 Comments

Table Runner Madness!!!!!

One of my very favorite things to do is make fall table runners! I love giving them as gifts.  These 3 tops are finished they just…


Added by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on October 13, 2011 at 10:06am — 15 Comments

I Am Still Here!

Have not posted for quite a while!!  I have been focusing on my daughter who is in a long-term health care facility in Portland - she has had quite a bit of brain damage so far and will not recover completely.  She is now able to feed herself, but she is not eating enough so they have inserted a feeding tube into her stomach.  She responds very sweetly - however she does not know anyone - not even her husband - but she does sense that they are somehow a couple.  The doctors still do not know…


Added by Barb/Oregon on October 13, 2011 at 7:31am — 7 Comments

Great Nephew's Baby Quilt

I made this for my first great nephew. His mom decided to do his nursery with a red accent wall and using planes in honor of her father who died a few years ago, and who was a Life Flight nurse most of the time she was growing up. I made arrangements with Life Flight to take pictures of the plane her dad flew in as a nurse and then used Photo Shop Editor to remove the hanger and other planes before printing the plane on a printable fabric. Since my great nephew is named after his grandfather…


Added by Neldon on October 13, 2011 at 1:00am — 10 Comments

Breast Cancer bra

The Fashion Club at the high school is doing an awareness display window. I suggested a fabric quilted bra. They were excited. Where do I find pictures of some made in the past for fund raising?

Added by LKC on October 12, 2011 at 4:54pm — 1 Comment

too much?

so much to do that I have to do:



Olivia (when she's finally born)


Mom and Dad

...don't really have to DO these people I just have stuff I have/want to do with them...and scheduling everyone is getting progressively more difficult...note unfortunately none of my friends are on the list...sigh...I can't seen to schedule Stepherminie, Kris, Jill or any of them into the great pile of me...

then there are things I have…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on October 12, 2011 at 10:59am — 4 Comments

Hubbie's Christmas quilt...

This is a flannel quilt, I am making for DH I am trying to make it a surprise, so I can only work on it when he's not home.. He wanted just squares and flannel, too boring for my tastes, but you gotta give them what they want.LOL.. I am naming it" Frosted Violets".… Continue

Added by cate on October 12, 2011 at 9:20am — 5 Comments

raw edge flannel applique?

Has anyone used flannel for raw edge applique?  I am making a monkey quilt for my great nephew and trying to put the monkies on with machine applique, except I am finding that the edges ravel, am I doing the stitiches too small? should I make the stitches a little larger?  I thought if I made the stitches smaller I would hold the ends without raveling. 

What results did anyone get when they tried raw edge flannel appliques,…


Added by Patricia, VA on October 12, 2011 at 7:14am — 6 Comments

Questions about Signature Quilt??????

I am considering making  a signature quilt for my daughters wedding. Can someone help me with some questions I have.

#1. Do the signature pieces get signed with permanent markers and left like that, or, do they get stitched over with floss?

#2. Is it best to get the signatures and then make the quilt with the signature pieces?

I know these may sound like dumb questions but Im really confused and want to do this quilt, as I think it would be really memorable for my…


Added by MariC/PA on October 11, 2011 at 4:43pm — 8 Comments

Quilting? what is quilting?

DH leaves tomorrow by plane to go to ND to help DD drive the U Haul truck back to NH.  DH,DD,DGS and Captain the cat will ride in the cab and they will tow DD car.  Four days have been planned for the drive back to NH.  While DH is gone collecting them. I will check my craft room and see if my sewing machine is still in there.  After a summer of DS being in and out of the hospital. and me being back and forth to check on him.  I came home to clean out the spare room and make room for DD and DGS… Continue

Added by Marnie/NH on October 11, 2011 at 3:02pm — 10 Comments


Pam, a heartfelt thank you for your thoughtful gesture! Quilters are INDEED the best!

Added by Shannon, ON on October 11, 2011 at 12:01pm — 1 Comment

I am so happy

I have now lost 33lbs. Got into the weight management doctor yesterday and he was really good and informative. We are starting out slow because some medications will have to be changed. He added a new medication yesterday to help lower my insulin intake more and supress my hunger.

I have a new client from sydney Australia. He has ordered 200 shirts with his business name on them. Will start on them next week when I return from trip to Tucson. Working on a quill for my secret sister for… Continue

Added by Vicky Girten/MO on October 11, 2011 at 10:16am — 14 Comments

It's fall again!

Wow how time flies, it is fall aready again. I don't get to be on here much at all, except at this time of year. It's my down time at work and I get alot of things done. Anyway hope you all have been doing good! I went to the AQS Show and it was so much fun, as always! Got me a new machine so now I want to sell my Juki and frame.  I am only wanting 500. for them both and if you check it out you will see that they cost much more than that. Here is a pic of it! It does NOT have a stich…


Added by MaryLee on October 11, 2011 at 7:02am — 2 Comments

Big News In Roseville!

If you are a fan of the online Roseville novels, you don't want to miss today's chapter 14! Big news all around!

See you there!



Added by Rhonda Mossner on October 11, 2011 at 6:35am — No Comments

craft swap WIP

this is the 1st half of a wee pillow front for a swap on Deviant Art with Sparkling-Ziggy http://sparkling-ziggy.deviantart.com/...it's a paper pieced heart like the many others...pink and black...should be quite fetching when it's…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on October 11, 2011 at 6:04am — No Comments

One done...one to go....

Made with block of the month project from Sussex-Wantage Quilt club.

Still quilting the borders to the next one.


Many more on my list to mark and pin-baste; some to continue piecing. I'm gaining on…


Added by Billie Blakeney on October 11, 2011 at 5:07am — 4 Comments

better late than never?

I had planned to have this quilt top finished last month but life does get in the way.  So having dealt with life, today I got to finish my quilt top.  For thoughs of you interested, I've post my next project on my page. I haven't named the next one yet and wasn't sure about this one until the other half decided to call it Country Charm. So be it. …


Added by Kathy/WA on October 10, 2011 at 6:29pm — 5 Comments


Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends including any now residing in the U.S.!

We are blessed with so much here, we have so much to give thanks for. (terrible grammar I know!)


I hope everyone has a great turkey day and is enjoying the wonderful weather we are having. My 2 plus one arrived in shorts yesterday for dinner!!


Added by Shannon, ON on October 10, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

A long time coming...I know! Chapter 13 is posted on rkmquilts!

THere is a special edition of THe Roseville Times at the very end of The Wedding Pt 2. Then, go to Chapter 13. I wrote it today. I hope you think it was worth waiting for!

Hugs and Stitches,

Rhonda@ rkmquilts.com

The Adventures of the Roseville Quilters free online novels


Added by Rhonda Mossner on October 10, 2011 at 10:22am — No Comments

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