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Prairie Quilter Jan/NE's Blog – March 2009 Archive (6)

Quilt Fever

The second graduation quilt top is finished and I'm already itching to get started on another quilt. The graduation deadline doesn't seem so intimidating now. One will be tied and the other one machine quilted. I'm looking forward to using the CT wool quilt batt for the first time. There is snow on the ground and the wind is howling, so it will be a good stay-inside-and-quilt day.

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 31, 2009 at 6:14am — 1 Comment

Stuck in the Kitchen...

I'd hoped to spend the day quilting, but it wasn't meant to be. Right now I have pies baking in the oven. My men are moving cattle home from cornstalks tomorrow (their winter grazing feed ground). They will be glad to get back on grass. It is probably a 10+ mile cross country cattle drive, and I will have extra men to feed. I knew my oven would be busy in the morning, so I wanted to get the pies made today. They will saddle up before dawn, so breakfast will be early, early. I won't have to look… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 20, 2009 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Grace Snyder exhibit

There will be an exhibit at the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska, from April 10th through June 14th titled "Grace Snyder: A Life in Extraordinary Stitches." For more information, you can visit this link:


It will feature many of her show quilts, including the Flower Basket quilt and the Mosaic quilt. Just something worth seeing if you are in the area or want to plan a quilt trip.

Let me… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 19, 2009 at 11:48am — 5 Comments

The hardest part

Okay, ladies, I'm in between graduation quilts and the clock is ticking with mid-May as the deadline. I have decided on a pattern...finally, and my fabric combinations...finally, and now all that's left is actually cutting into the fabric. I don't know why, but making that first cut is always the hardest part for me! After I've agonized over the pattern and fabrics, you'd think that actually GETTING STARTED would be a piece of cake. Once I've made that first cut, I can usually whip out a pieced… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 18, 2009 at 4:53pm — 2 Comments


...or is it fabric-aholic?

My husband shuddered one day when he overheard a quilter say she was a fabric "collector." He was horrified, because I think he has a sneaking suspicion he's married to one! He is very supportive of my quilting habit, but my fabric "inventory" causes him some concern. The thing is, I'm a very conservative girl, so I'm not a compulsive spender. But...

...I love quilt fabric. Flannels, plaids, homespuns, cottons - I like it all. And since I like… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 12, 2009 at 6:46pm — 15 Comments

One down, one to go...

I've just finished up one of the graduation quilt tops whose deadline is May. This one is a jewel box quilt made with jewel-toned flannels for my niece who likes bright colors.

I think I'll start cutting out the second one. It will be made from leftover flannel woodsy, masculine plaids and denim for my nephew. I'll probably piece this second one before quilting or tying the first one, whichever the case may be when it comes down to crunch time.

But for the moment, I'm… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 2, 2009 at 1:41pm — 2 Comments

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