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Prairie Quilter Jan/NE's Blog – June 2011 Archive (4)

Heart of Roses quilt

I'm just going to throw this out there in case anyone has been cleaning quilting closets and happens to have this in their stash.


I'm looking for the premarked background pack for C. Jean Horst's Heart of Roses quilt.  I have the pattern book, but the premarked background fabric is no longer available.  Because I'm basically lazy, my least favorite part of hand quilting is the marking.  :) 

I've e-mailed Jean and the…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on June 29, 2011 at 6:07pm — 3 Comments

Aren't friends the best?

A friend of mine just returned from vacationing in Hawaii and brought me back this pattern.  (She knows me pretty well, huh?)  I've not yet made any Hawaiian applique quilts, so this was pretty exciting for me.  It makes a 20 x 20" block. 


Depending on how difficult it is the first time around, I thought I'd make two. One for her and one for me.  I…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on June 10, 2011 at 5:19pm — 17 Comments


Does anyone else get tired of trimming off the dog ears from half square triangles?  I'm working on a quilt with a LOT of HSTs and this is just bogging me down.  Each block has 40 HSTs. There are 20 blocks.  The fun factor diminished after the first, oh, 80 or so.  

This is one of those quilts that if I'd studied it some before I just jumped in and started cutting, I'd have saved myself a lot of cutting, sewing, time, and fabric by making the same block with a different method using…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on June 9, 2011 at 9:24am — 17 Comments

cowboy news from Montana - warning graphic hand injury photo

Warning - graphic photo - Don't read further if you are squeamish about blood.  Consider yourself warned. 


DS is in Montana again this summer cowboying on a big outfit in the Billings area.  All those young guys are fearless and a little reckless at times.  However, after yesterday, he may be more mindful of where he puts his hands.  This is what happens when you get your hand pinched between a halter rope and angle iron on a horsetrailer when…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on June 5, 2011 at 11:47am — 18 Comments

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