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Prairie Quilter Jan/NE's Blog – April 2009 Archive (5)

One down, one to go...

One of the graduation quilts is finished. I used the Hobbs wool batt ordered from CT during their March Madness batting sale. (Thanks, CT!) One thing to note - I plan to label it "air dry only" on the quilt label, because I note in the batting package that heat dry may cause shrinkage. I really like the feel of it and will probably use it again sometime. With my batting scraps I plan to see how it "needles" with hand quilting. Anyone else have experience with handquilting through… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on April 19, 2009 at 12:13pm — 4 Comments

Triple Irish Chain - quilted

Hi all,



I just got my Triple Irish Chain scrap quilt back from the longarm quilter. (I can't seem to type LA quilter - for the longest time I thought everyone was talking about a quilter in California.) I think it looks fabulous. It just needs a binding and a label and it will be finished. Right now I'm just enjoying standing and looking at it. It makes me happy.…



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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on April 17, 2009 at 4:57pm — 13 Comments

A New Sport

My chatterbox 6 year old niece was playing with her dolls and talking nonstop for each of them, when my sister-in-law overheard her say, "Let's have a talking contest." Then she said, "Talking is my favorite thing. I wish talking was a sport, 'cause if talking was a sport, I'd win every time!"

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on April 14, 2009 at 7:03am — 9 Comments

A Fun Day

A couple of friends braved our muddy roads and came out to help me pin-baste one quilt and tie another. My mom and a couple of nieces came over, too. We started about mid-morning and were able to get the first quilt pin-basted before time to get dinner on for the men who were sorting and moving cattle. Then we started in on the tied quilt after dinner and finished it mid-afternoon. It was a fun day to sit around the quilt frame and visit. Now all that's left is getting my living room back in… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on April 10, 2009 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

Be warned...

I had the opportunity to visit the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, NE, last week and view the antique chintz quilt display. It was wonderful. I knew nothing about the history of chintz quilts before I went in and found the display educational and fascinating. I love antique quilts and their stories. The oldest quilt on display was from 1809. The artistry in the applique and the quilt designs were amazing.



Everyone knows that touching the quilts it strictly forbidden. When I… Continue

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on April 6, 2009 at 5:20pm — 6 Comments

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