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Prairie Quilter Jan/NE's Blog – December 2017 Archive (4)

bias binding

As I made some bias binding this afternoon, I was thinking it was somewhat tedious and awkward, but rather satisfying as I'm cutting (with scissors, even) what seems like miles and miles of binding.  That a smallish piece of fabric can just go on forever is rather mind boggling.

And as it turns out, I have about 100 inches more than what I need!   How did that happen?  Since I'm mathematically challenged, I used a chart.  It said for x inches of binding cut at x width, I'd need 2/3 of…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 21, 2017 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Why they should never let me leave the ranch...

We went to town today and saw some neighbors at the restaurant.  The wife is retiring from teaching at the local ag college and my mouth engaged before my brain.  I said something like, "Hey, didn't I see where you were retiring?  When's the big party?"  Aaaaand that's when my brain caught up with me.  The party was to be a surprise.  Her husband redirected well and we just went on, but I'm still MORTIFIED that I spilled the beans.  (She's a sharp gal.  It won't take her long to figure it…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 13, 2017 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Brag alert, the newest GS

The newest grandson (#3) - 5 months old today.

This was taken last week - he's all bundled up helping Grandpa feed the calves.  DS's house is surrounded by pasture, but the calves are fenced out of their yard.  …


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 6, 2017 at 9:00am — 18 Comments

Inner quilt arguments...

...or why it takes me so long to accomplish anything.  

I'm working on a long-overdue quilt back - piecing it from scraps, which seems to be the latest "thing" in the quilting world.  Hey, I'm all about saving money and using up scraps, which, in theory, is supposed to thin out one's stash.  However, for my somewhat Type A self, this requires me to exercise the creative side of my brain AND combine it with my  nemesis - math.  Both challenging.  So in my world, this is akin to…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on December 5, 2017 at 11:28am — 15 Comments

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