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It is snowing!

We are having our 1st snowfall since Feb.  I am not ready for winter yet!

Added by Janet/MO on November 8, 2018 at 8:02pm — 6 Comments

Bricks in the Barnyard

I took a workshop from Bonnie Hunter 3 yrs ago and last night I finally finished binding the quilt I started then.  I dearly love scrap quilts although I don't seem to see much reduction in the pile of scraps after I get a top made!  (I think they co-mingle at night when the lights are off!)  LOL  …

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Added by Janet/MO on October 31, 2018 at 8:51am — 21 Comments

Snow Buttons

I went to a large quilt show in Springfield MO a few weeks ago.  There were about 80 wonderful vendors there  & one was the Red Button Quilt Co. from MN.  They had an adorable miniature quilt on display with kits you could buy so of course one came home with me.  It is 10" x 12".  Now I just need to see if I can find a free standing quilt stand to display it on as I want to sit it on my fireplace mantel rather than hang it on a wall.…

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Added by Janet/MO on October 29, 2018 at 9:07am — 8 Comments

A tribute to my mom & her sisters

My mom was the youngest of 7 sisters plus she had a younger brother.  About 8 years ago I demonstrated how to do "y" seams at a quilt guild event, but then never made more than 4 of the blocks.  A while back I found them so I decided to make 3 more blocks and set them in to a setting similar to the "7 Sisters" layout in honor of my mom.  Her 1st name was Iva so I'm going to call this "Iva and Her Sisters".   I am still thinking about what I want to put on the label.  She loved flowers and…

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Added by Janet/MO on October 11, 2018 at 7:47am — 11 Comments

my latest purse

Although I should really have been quilting on a wallhanging, instead I decided I needed a new purse made with fall fabrics to take to a quilt show I'm going to in Springfield MO next week.  My husband said this looks like something only a  great grandmother would carry out in public, but all the women I have shown it to love it.  …

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Added by Janet/MO on September 20, 2018 at 3:27pm — 9 Comments

Another quick project

Even though I should have been spending my time basting an older UFO, I saw this embroidery design & just couldn't resist making it.  It is the freeform tablerunner by Sweet Pea Designs.  I did the center part on my embroidery machine & then added the borders as I wanted it to be wider than the pattern is.  It only took a few hours to make.  If you click on the picture, I think it will enlarge it enough so you can see the quilting better.  That is all done using my emb machine except…

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Added by Janet/MO on August 7, 2018 at 8:03pm — 7 Comments

Meet the Smileys

A few months ago I machine embroidered the blocks for this little snowman quilt.  Then, as usual, I got distracted & never finished it.  Even though it has been hotter than a cat on a hot tin roof for the past several weeks, I decided to go ahead and get it finished.  I layered the 3 layers & then quilted it on my embroidery machine by adding the snowflakes.  Then I added my quilting using my Pfaff.  My grandson's girlfriend saw it the other day & asked if she could buy it to…

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Added by Janet/MO on July 18, 2018 at 8:45pm — 13 Comments

Bed runner

In 2011 I started making blocks from the book "Four Seasons at Minglewood" by Debbie Roberts.  As I am prone to do, I made a few blocks & then went on to other projects.  In the interest of finishing some of these older projects I got out the blocks a few weeks ago & put them up on my design wall & then made a couple more.  Then after giving it more thought I decided to make a bed runner instead of a large wallhanging. It is 20" x 92" so there are 2 blocks hanging off the side…

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Added by Janet/MO on July 11, 2018 at 12:12pm — 7 Comments

wallhanging made from ties

I was commissioned to make a wallhanging out of ties by a woman whose father passed away in April just shy of his 93rd birthday.  This was my 1st time doing this so there was definitely a learning curve, but I'm happy with how it turned out.  I will be giving it back to her on Friday.…

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Added by Janet/MO on July 4, 2018 at 8:16pm — 11 Comments

Papillon (French for butterfly)

As part of my commitment to finishing older UFOs, I looked through the drawers of an entertainment center I have in my sewing room to see what I could find that could be finished fairly quickly.  This was a New Year's Eve mystery from 2003 & was supposed to be 4 placemats with a log cabin block on one end & a plain block with an appliqued daisy in a flower pot on the other.  I had only made the 4 log cabin blocks so I decided to make 4 more log cabin blocks plus put a plain block in…

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Added by Janet/MO on May 17, 2018 at 12:12pm — 6 Comments

my daughter with her new quilt

My daughter decided 2 years ago to go back to school to get her Associates Degree. She has been a single mother since her 2 boys were very young so it was not always easy to work & go to school, but her dad & I are very proud of her for sticking with it.  We are encouraging her to continue on to get at least a 4 yr degree.  She will officially graduate on Friday night & her oldest son will graduate from high school on Sunday.   I gave her this flag quilt as a symbol that we can…

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Added by Janet/MO on May 15, 2018 at 8:57pm — 9 Comments

jelly roll rug

After seeing pics of the jelly roll rugs that have become the rage around the country, I decided to sign up for a class at one of my LQS to make one.  It was such a fun class although part of the project is very tedious.  Rather than use a jelly roll I decided to cut up my own scraps in to 2-1/2" strips.  Plus I had lots of left over cotton batting so I cut my own strips of that as well.  Of course I have enough 2-1/2" strips to make 10 more rugs if I so choose, but at least I made some dent…

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Added by Janet/MO on April 15, 2018 at 4:10pm — 9 Comments

I love Teapots

I finished another quilt that has been lingering for way too long.  The blocks were machine embroidered by members of the Machine Embroidery Buddies group as part of an exchange.  I had the teapot fabric for many years & this was the perfect quilt to use it for.…

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Added by Janet/MO on April 11, 2018 at 1:10pm — 7 Comments

Spinning Pinwheels

I finished another quilt tonight.  This one is made up of blocks members of the Piece Around the World group made for me for my birthday a few years ago.  

Here is a pic of the back:…

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Added by Janet/MO on March 20, 2018 at 8:25pm — 12 Comments

newly painted quilt studio

After being in our house for almost 7 yrs I finally talked my husband in to painting my sewing room.  What a job, but I'm so happy with how it turned out.  This would normally be a living room, but has worked perfectly for a sewing room.  Next up is the kitchen, but I promised him I would let him finish redoing our deck first so it will probably be fall before that happens.…

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Added by Janet/MO on March 16, 2018 at 3:09pm — 10 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

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

Circle of Posies

I finished another wallhanging this afternoon.  I appliqued the center block 20 yrs ago this month.  Then I finally added the borders last year and then quilted it this week.  Better late than never! …

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Added by Janet/MO on January 12, 2018 at 4:50pm — 8 Comments

My Winter Friends

Here is a pic of my latest finished.  I hoped to have this done by midnight on NY's Eve, but didn't quite make it.  The blocks were made by members of The Machine Embroidery Buddies group a few years ago.

I named it "My Winter Friends". …

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Added by Janet/MO on January 6, 2018 at 8:28am — 8 Comments

Happy New Year

I want to wish everyone a safe, happy & prosperous 2018.  I made a good dent in finishing a lot of UFOs in 2017 & my goal is to continue doing that in 2018.  I look around at all of the quilts in my house & shake my head wondering all the while why I need to make any more, but that doesn't stop me in the long run. 

Added by Janet/MO on January 1, 2018 at 7:55am — 5 Comments

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