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Prairie Quilter Jan/NE's Blog – August 2013 Archive (4)

Never fails...

In my post about the baby clutch ball, I mentioned that I wanted to include a piece of chenille in the project but couldn't find my chenille scraps.  Well...you guessed it...today I found them!   

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 29, 2013 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Just checkin' in...

I've been missing the general chit-chat we used to share here, so I'm hoping to spur on some more posts by sticking my neck out and just sharing what is going on in my world.  It may not be all about quilting because my life is not all about quilting, so go easy on me.  ;0)  

Yesterday morning we saddled up early in order to try to beat the heat of the day to gather up the yearling heifers and sort off the bulls from the bunch.  It was a beautiful morning and they gathered and…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 28, 2013 at 6:50pm — 12 Comments

Baby Clutch Ball

In anticipation of our first grandbaby in early December, this is my latest baby-craze project.  I've also made flannel burp cloths and have other plans in the works.  

I pieced the little "football" (for lack of better term) units by machine, stuffed and stitched closed by hand.  Stitched the units together by hand.  Fun, relaxing, quick project.  The only challenge was setting together the last set of 3.  When the instructions (free on the internet) say to not overstuff the units or…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 23, 2013 at 7:05am — 13 Comments

quilting slump

So...what do you all do to get motivated out of a quilting slump?  

Do you just dig in, grit your teeth, and plow your way through it?

Do you step back and give yourself a break for a time?  

Do you go to quilt shows for inspiration?

Do you go to a class or try a new technique?

What motivates you and gets your creative quilting juices flowing again?  

Just curious. :)

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 1, 2013 at 5:32pm — 18 Comments

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