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Two Color Quilts

 

Am thinking about doing a Two Color quilt for my son & his girlfriend for their

new place. She likes primitive decor & has made some curtains for the bedroom.

Primary color is Brick Red. Was looking over some of my patterns & texted them

a photo of Bears Paw, was also thinking of something applique?

Anyhow, the other color would be beige. Any suggestions, comments, or advice

as to what pattern to work with. If anyone knows a good site…

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Added by Elana Rita on February 3, 2012 at 2:29pm — 6 Comments

Thanksgiving Wish

 

Happy Thanksgiving to ALL! May you day be bountiful & plentyful, And I

Mean FULL! Hope while you are quilting you thoughts always remain

full of gratitude & hope of ALL the blessings you have with each & every

stitch, task, & plan that goes into every project you may embark on!

 

Peace & blessings

Elana Rita

 

Added by Elana Rita on November 24, 2011 at 6:33am — No Comments

Transferring stencils

 

In need of some suggestions dealing with stencils. Have many stencil design books

with great designs in them but I just don't want to make stencils with plastic template

material. Anyone know of how to transfer those designs onto quilt tops thats realtively

easy & quick?

Added by Elana Rita on September 5, 2011 at 6:06pm — 8 Comments

Couple of UFO's & some new stuff

 

Wanted to get some more photos on. The Welcome is at our front door; was appliqued

on the way down to Florida 5 yrs ago, has been up awhile.…

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Added by Elana Rita on May 18, 2011 at 6:27am — 7 Comments

Fabric I'm looking for

 

Working on Women of Influence BOM & need a piece of fabric pictured below.

Anything would be helpful. Cut the block wrong, kit only had so much or should

I say just enough.....Anyhoot, whether you have a piece, fat eigth, or quarter would

be great. Thanks. Just let me know.Picture%20250.jpg

Added by Elana Rita on April 25, 2011 at 6:44pm — 5 Comments

King Size Quilt Top

 

Here's some pics of a king size quilt top from McCalls 2003. That's how long it's

been. ave 2 more borders left & it's onto sandwiching. I feel it's calling to be

hand quilted. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Added by Elana Rita on April 25, 2011 at 6:38pm — 13 Comments

Civil War Fabrics

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Working on Women of Influence BOM, cut a block wrong, Block 9. Am looking

for a beige print with red & tan flowers by Judy Rothermal by Sturbridge Village.

Any suggestions on any web sites to start with, only need a small piece.

Added by Elana Rita on April 23, 2011 at 8:02pm — 8 Comments

    I think I've discovered the buttonhole stitch on my Pfaff 2020.. think it's #19. What, I've had themachine for 15+ yrs & just now I noticed? Aduhhh...I dunno.

 

 

I think I've discovered the buttonhole stitch on my Pfaff 2020.. think it's #19.

What, I've had themachine for 15+ yrs & just now I noticed? Aduhhh...I dunno.

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Added by Elana Rita on March 20, 2011 at 2:03pm — 5 Comments

Recent All Beige Quilt Pattern

Have a question for everyone/anyone.....Just recently, in my large catalog of quilting mags., I just recently came across an all beige quilt pattern composed of blocks, triangles that I am looking for....Can narrow down the time somewhat, I remember it was sometime, if I remember correctly, from Sept. 09, thru now.....I may be wrong, but it could of been sometime from the whole 2009 year, not sure. Magazines that I have are B/H & Gardens, Quilt It, Quiltmaker, anyone of them believe it's…

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Added by Elana Rita on April 28, 2010 at 6:25am — 5 Comments

Just added some UFO's pics....It's a great feeling to start to complete stuff, all the while while studing....Again, getting another foot or two of snow here in the Northeast....Right now it's sleeti…

Just added some UFO's pics....It's a great feeling to start to complete stuff, all the while while studing....Again, getting another foot or two of snow here in the Northeast....Right now it's sleeting, rain....& then the big stuff....It's real bad here the roads, but sure does look beautiful....Have alot of time indoors to work on things, not working two much either....so things are slow, $$$$"s tight, but I'm enjoying the slowing down of life for a change, to contemplate the good things… Continue

Added by Elana Rita on February 10, 2010 at 7:53am — 6 Comments

Future Project Advice

Have been having this idea in my head off/on for a while....Have a printed panel of the Serenity Prayer (2 of them)...Plan is to do blocks of spiritual slogans around it....Should I write them out, printing them out would be quicker....& At a loss as two what block to use...have a pattern of a nine patch 8x7, dont know....Any suggestions would be appreciated.....
thanks
elana

Added by Elana Rita on December 12, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Fall Downloadable Pattern

Am trying to locate website for free downloadable pattern from a co. called Red Rooster. The pattern is entitled, "Pumpkins, & Spice, & Everything Nice." If anyone knows the locale for this, please send it two me on this site....Its beautiful, & it caught my eye while I was thumbing thru a mag, didn't pick it up though.

Added by Elana Rita on November 12, 2009 at 4:51am — 2 Comments

Fall Downloadable Pattern

Am trying to locate website for free downloadable pattern from a co. called Red Rooster. The pattern is entitled, "Pumpkins, & Spice, & Everything Nice." If anyone knows the locale for this, please send it two me on this site....Its beautiful, & it caught my eye while I was thumbing thru a mag, didn't pick it up though.

Added by Elana Rita on November 12, 2009 at 4:51am — 4 Comments

Cookin question

This is not a sewing question. Just what am I doin wrong in makin bread? Have a bread machine, only used once. When I did, the bread came out fine. Tried to make pizza dough with it. First I got active dry yeast & not rapid rise, sew the dough was two soft when done, and had two throw it out. Then, I got the pizza yeast, but the dough was two soft then, had two through out. It was a horrible week last week Thurs. real frustrated. Tryin two save $$$$ with makin my own pizza, bread. I think… Continue

Added by Elana Rita on November 8, 2009 at 10:59am — 9 Comments

Reorgainization Continuing with UFO'S & Packaged Kits

Need some suggestions. Right now tackling the magazine issue. Have newer mags, & older ones two. I know the best way to do it is by going thru each one to determine what I like. I have them grouped by names of the mags, & eventually the date, but don't wanna part with the older ones, like from the 90's. Gonna put them in plastic mag holders. Any other suggestions on the older ones would be appreciated.

And now, to the kits & UFO's. Don't wanna clog the shelves visable in the… Continue

Added by Elana Rita on September 25, 2009 at 4:42am — 2 Comments

Organizing Sewing Room

Finally, after 15 yrs, I am organizing 15 yrs of fabric, kit collecting. Hubby bought me 4 5 shelve units for fab storage. Am aware of the sunlight fading & dust issue, but am happy with it. Would like some tips on organizing mags/books, supplies what not. Evenutally, my machine will be set up, but right now hubby stuff is in the way. Aggggghhhhhhh!!!! Even Joey is happy with me in the room, he hangs out wit me....That's cool! It's like, do I wanna work on a project, or continue workin on… Continue

Added by Elana Rita on September 22, 2009 at 5:02am — 3 Comments

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