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Happy International Quilters Day

I hope everyone has a chance to do at least a little bit of quilting today.  I certainly didn't need another project to work on, but I decided to go ahead and participate in Edyta Sitar's 2020 mystery that started yesterday.  So I'm going to spend part of today working on block #2.  Need 8 of them, but they should be fairly quick to make.

Added by Janet/MO on March 21, 2020 at 7:41am — 3 Comments

Crazy Quilt purse

I finished another purse today.  The design is from Kreative Kiwi, which is a machine embroidery site from New Zeeland.  I made the front & back using my embroidery machine & then assembled the purse using my regular sewing machine.  I decided to add the heart shaped button to make the flap lay down flatter.  The fabrics were purchased in 2007 and were part of a line that promoted ovarian cancer research.  …

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Added by Janet/MO on March 9, 2020 at 3:34pm — 9 Comments

Scrap Happy Purse

A few months ago I went to an open house put on by Renee  Nanneman with Need'l Love and I found this really cute purse pattern.  I decided it was time to make one for myself and just finished putting on the handles a little bit ago.   The pattern is the Scrap Happy Purse by Amanda Jean Nyberg.  After I finished the gussets I realized I had oriented my scraps vertically instead of horizontally like she did in the pattern, but I don't think it made any difference.  It was an easy "mistake" to…

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Added by Janet/MO on February 24, 2020 at 12:19pm — 9 Comments

Dragon pillow for my grandson Will

My grandson Will asked me to make him a pillow with a dragon on it.  We gave him our old living room couch when he got his own apartment & he wanted a decorative pillow to put on it.  I gave it to him yesterday & he was thrilled with it.…

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Added by Janet/MO on February 21, 2020 at 7:06am — 8 Comments

Kansas City Chiefs pillow

My grandson Mike loves the Chiefs so he was thrilled when they won the Super Bowl.  I found this cute machine embroidered gnome design so made it for him as he has just moved in to his first apartment.  I found the Chiefs fabric at Joanns.  It was absolutely horrible to work with and I would certainly never use it in a quilt, but it worked okay for a pillow.  The original price was $12.99 per yard, but they had it "on sale" for $9.99.  Wasn't worth more than $5.99 per yard in my opinion.  It…

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Added by Janet/MO on February 13, 2020 at 7:30am — 8 Comments

Winter wallhanging

A few days ago I received an e-mail from a company called Kimberbelle that had a link to a cute freebie that could be either machine embroidered or hand embroidered.  I couldn't resist and had it made within a couple of days.  There are also buttons on it that were specifically made to go with this design.  Fortunately one of the stores in Columbia MO sells a lot of their stuff so they not only had the buttons, they carry the cute little hangers.  This is approx. 5-1/2" x 9-1/2".…

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Added by Janet/MO on January 13, 2020 at 1:33pm — 11 Comments

Snake River Log Cabin

As soon as I saw this pattern in Judy Martin's book "Log Cabin Quilt Book", I knew I was going to have to make one.  My original idea was to make it king size.  Didn't take long before reality set in.  The smallest piece is 3/4" before being sewn in to the top!  One of these days I might get up enough nerve to count how many pieces are in this wallhanging, but I know it is a lot!…

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Added by Janet/MO on December 31, 2019 at 12:42pm — 16 Comments

Merry Christmas from Missouri

I want to wish everyone on QWU a very Merry Christmas & a happy & prosperous 2020!  We had lots of snow last week & cold temps.  This week it is in the 60's & the snow has all melted so no white Christmas for us again this year.   My daughter, her 2 boys & her boyfriend are coming over tomorrow for dinner & opening gifts.  I'm hoping to spend Christmas in Las Vegas next year with my son & his family.  Time will tell if that will happen.

Added by Janet/MO on December 24, 2019 at 3:19pm — 3 Comments

tote bag

My sister Joan is an avid reader.  Reads about 3 or 4 books a week on average plus she belongs to 2 book clubs.  So I decided to make her a tote bag to make it easier for her to tote her books back & forth.  I hope she likes it.…

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Added by Janet/MO on November 22, 2019 at 2:26pm — 12 Comments

Quilt shows

Yesterday I went to a small quilt show put on by a guild I used to belong to.  The membership in this guild is dwindling and it has sure affected the quality of their show!  While most of the quilts were nicely done, there were not nearly as many as in years past.  Kinda sad actually.  It was nice seeing some of the ladies who still belong and they all asked me to come back, but that is not going to happen.  Funny thing happened though.  I met one of their newer members & found out she…

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Added by Janet/MO on September 30, 2019 at 9:48am — 6 Comments

Thanks Pam

I wanted to give a shout out to Pam from New York for encouraging people to come back on & post to this forum.  There are so many people who used to be very active on here, but who we never hear from any more.  Always makes me wonder what happened.  I know most of the individual groups I belong to are very inactive as well.  Makes me feel sad.  I know I need to do a better job of keeping in touch as well.

Added by Janet/MO on July 3, 2019 at 7:06am — 4 Comments

I think I'm addicted!

I have really enjoyed making purses & totes.  They are a great way to use up fabrics that you just had to have, but only bought a yard of.  They are especially fun when you can make part of them using an embroidery machine.  Here is my latest.  I did the sewing motifs on my emb machine & finished the rest on my Pfaff.  The designs are from Sweet Pea (swpea.com).…

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Added by Janet/MO on June 12, 2019 at 10:46am — 9 Comments

another table runner

We had a challenge on the Piece Around the World group to see how many scraps we could use in 1 project.  We had to use a minimum of 40, which sounds like a lot, but really isn't.  We also had to have half square triangles be the main design element.  This was a fun challenge to do.  I looked through all my books & found this table runner in the Big Book of Table Toppers by Martingale.  It is called Window Pane.  Mine has 69 fabrics in it including the background fabric.…

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Added by Janet/MO on June 3, 2019 at 7:39am — 6 Comments

my latest finish

My husband & I are going to New Orleans next month to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, which also falls on Father's Day.  I wanted either a purse or a tote that was bright & cheery to take along so I went through my stash & found these 2 fabrics.  The tote is the Candice tote by Lazy Girl designs.  As you can see in the 2nd picture, the front is also a pocket.  I like to carry my credit cards & cash in those little zippered pouches so I made one of those to match.…

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Added by Janet/MO on May 19, 2019 at 1:47pm — 10 Comments

Happy National Quilting Day

Have you all been quilting today?  I have been making labels that will go on the backs of Quilts of Valor quilts.  I was going to baste a quilt, but didn't have the right size batting & didn't want to cut into a larger one.  I should just order 60" Quilters Dream cotton by the case as that is my favorite size as I can machine quilt them with no problem.

Added by Janet/MO on March 16, 2019 at 12:48pm — 6 Comments

birthday pillow

Some of us doing a  birthday gift exchange in the Piece Around the World group.  Robin Noel had my name & she made me this adorable pillow for my 67th birthday today.  It is sitting on a bench in my entryway.  It is wool applique' on cottong.…

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Added by Janet/MO on February 28, 2019 at 6:20pm — 11 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…

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

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

Merry Christmas

I want to take a minute to wish all of my Quilt With Us friends a very Merry Christmas.  Ours is going to be quiet since we won't be celebrating with our family until Sunday.  

Added by Janet/MO on December 24, 2018 at 6:47am — 5 Comments

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