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Prairie Quilter Jan/NE's Blog – May 2015 Archive (4)

Spider tsunami

Here's a spider story to go along with Pam's chipmunk war:

I was half asleep taking a leisurely bath when a big, fat spider fell into the water as I was reaching for the soap.  Let me tell you that the tub was NOT big enough for the both of us!  I was pretty desperate to abandon ship!  The ensuing tidal wave was fairly impressive.  I learned this old gal can move fairly quickly when the occasion requires.   Do they measure vertical jumps from a seated position?   I was able…

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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on May 31, 2015 at 4:00pm — 16 Comments

Conceded defeat, for now...on to Plan ?????

Hey, everyone.  Thanks so much for the encouragement and empathy in my last post about the wedding quilt.  I worked hard on it these past 2 days and finished tying it late this afternoon - only to have it come off the frame with the same issues - if not worse - than the last quilt.  The difference is that I could live with the last quilt being bubbled, since I'd used a fluffy batt in it anyway.  It was intended to be somewhat fluffy - like a comforter.  This one was not.  It is more formal…

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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on May 22, 2015 at 6:27pm — 5 Comments

Recalculating...

That word has been going through my mind today since DS mentioned it after discussing the wedding quilt and my design miscalculation of fabric availability.  Apparently WILLING oneself to have enough fabric does not necessarily  mean there WILL be enough.  

This is a project with a deadline.  Saturday.  This Saturday.  I started it last Monday after sending the graduation quilt on its way.  It is a big block quilt - nothing fancy or difficult.  I'm down to the last border and have…

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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on May 20, 2015 at 4:45pm — 14 Comments

Ain't No Bull

The graduation quilt "Ain't No Bull" (taken from the Troy Co. fabric line name) is finished!  It is a twin size (63 x 84), original design using a 3" grid, tied with a Decatur Knot technique in perle cotton thread, and backed in flannel.  Besides the outside gold border, the red, and the 4 bull rider quilt panels, all the rest of the fabrics came from my stash.  In fact, I must have really loved the fabric with the brands in it, because I've used it in several western quilts and still have…

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Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on May 7, 2015 at 6:30pm — 19 Comments

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