Paula -- I'm making your beautiful Rocky Mountain Sampler Quilt. I purchased it from CT - however, I purchased the fabric for the ligher version (cream, yellow, aqua, gold). I have all the fabric and directions; I do not have a copy of the finished quilt. Do you? I would greatly appreciate a copy if you could send one to my email.
The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Thanks for the compliment on my quilt block - I took the logo for Midwest Boston Terrier Rescue and simply incorporated it into a traditional quilt block ...it's one of 4 I submitted for Wisconsin Boston Terrier Rescue's annual quilt auction :-) In my 'free time" I also have space on American Boston Terrier Rescue's website and they sell my dog apparel -most of my work is custom because it's hard to find store-bought items that fit the boston properly - 20% of those profits are donated to help fund medical expenses of rescue pups coming in - busy hands are happy hands!
Paula, I want to commend you on the accuracy of the Southern Stars pattern. I had very little trouble with the pieces fitting correctly. OK, just a little, but that wasn't the fault of the pattern....maybe the one sewing. LOL
I enjoyed the first four, so I'm sure the rest will be just as fun.
I finally got to start a block yesterday (my husband and Mom (she is 94) are ill with this upper res. virus going around so I stayed home from work to care for them and they slept almost the whole day). I just wanted to thank you for the great directions on the block! I especially appreciate the directions on how to iron the seams as that is always a problem for me when I go to put the whole quilt together. I think these are the best instructions I've tried to follow ever and wanted you to know how much I appreciate you doing this! Thank you!
Oh I just love your Avatar! What a BEAUTIFUL bostie..which BT is shown Sami or Oreo?? You are so right Boston's are the best critters to snuggle with especially during times of sadness and cold winter nights...I also have ClaraBelle for whom the quilt is named...she lumbers around like a big ol bear and weighs in at a whopping 28 lbs...and Lucky Charms our little Foster Guy who has come through so much in the past 10 months just to live is currently being treated for heart worm so both of my men have "heart" problems -ack! Many thanks for the well wishes and correspondence.
Hi Paula I was just reading cat ladys comment and she was thanking you for the pressing directions .I use pins when im sewing the blocks together....Could you explain to me what she ment...Im a new quilter so I can use all the help I can get Thanks Barbara
Just wanted to say that I have now finished the first two blocks and have really appreciated your pressing directions on the pattern. When ever I am sewing and/or writing directions I try to press for ease of construction and you have done that wonderfully. I did not need to place a pin anywhere as I was sewing the blocks together. All right, I did have a pin in my mouth-just in case-but that does not count.
Thank you so much for accepting my friend request!! I agree 100% with you about one of the best things about quilting is making good friends! I am certainly meeting some really nice women here including yourself! I am so sorry that you have MS - I would have never dreamed you were faced with a challenging disease like that because it certainly doesn't show in your work or your correspondence. Gee, I was really impressed with you before but now I'm really inspired by you! What a true inspiration you are. Thank you Paula for not letting your health challenges get to you and for rising above and letting your creative juices flow. The quilting world is definitely a much better place with your designs. Hopefully this weekend I'll cut out the first two blocks and work on them. Thank you for your offer to assist anytime. I probably will be taking you up on that being a newbie. : )
Have a great weekend Paula and take care of yourself. Keep quilting and smiling.
HI! I love your profile picture. Your hair is long! The Quilt Group with your pattern is sure popular. It is a beautiful quilt. It would have been nice to see you at Quilt Market. You need to come up and visit.
HI Paula, Thanks for posting the fabric for each block, But because I used a differnt fabric for the 1st two blocks it would be too hard to go back and change everything I'm trying to figure out which blocks in the picture are which blocks because the clerty is so back in the pattern and the you have two different setting for the block and then they threw in the picture of the quilt with totally different colors. Talk about getting a headache WOO To make my self more clear can you tell me which blocks in the pattern picture goes with the instrytios for blocks1-12. Because they show up almost black its hard to tell if its a flying geese piece or a half sq. Hope you can understand what I'm trying to say. Would have been very simple if colors were printed right on the instruction sheet such as Block 1 f Fabric 1 1874 Star Ditsy Dr. Green etc, I know a lot of people are using there own fabric and that is fine But also lots have purchaced the kit I guess to me there is a lot left out in the kit Since this is my first kit ordered from you matybe this is how they all are. I've had other kits that tell you excatly which piece to cut from which fabris. DON"T TAKE OFFENSE AT WHAT I"VE SAIid just trying to
understand whats going on.. I separerated my material in 4 differnt groups and in each group I Had 3 different blends of the Browns,purple, greens and blues. 1-1/8 piece and 2 -16's so I will have blends of one color in 3 different blocksI really like monochromatic colors, a lot in my home is like that . That is partly why I need to know the the block # that corresponded with the picture in the pattern Guess I've exsponded too much already so will close. Don't be upset with me OK JES P. S. Making it this way might not be a sampler quilt per se Too new to this
Hi THE Paula,
I got the pattern and fabric this afternoon for the star quilt, pressed all the fabric and did all the initial cuts. Started piecing the first block but then had to stop for dinner and to watch CSI on tv. Now it's time to get back to it. You can use my photos, when they get on the website, if you like. Your instructions are great so far...but I am just on the first block. Happy Quilting. Paula