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Started this discussion. Last reply by Corinne Mar 20, 2009. 1 Reply

 

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Hi I've been making quilts for many years. I love making quilts and I love coming up with new ideas for quilts.
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quilting, hand quilting, machine quilting, embroidery
My pets are awesome!
yoda the yorkie, Ivy his girl friend and big brother Zeus the retriver, the black Pearl

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Finished and returned !!!!!

Posted on November 23, 2019 at 5:37pm 8 Comments

I promised to post the picture of the quilt I was repairing for my daughter.  I made this some 30 years ago from a pattern in a magazine.  I can't for the life of me remember the name of the pattern.  The repairs were to the cream colored borders.  For some reason the fabric where I had hand stitched the quilting had caused the fabric to start ripping.  I didn't have the cream colored floral print I originally used but I do have the blue fabric which as it turned out I didn't need to use. …

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Just dropped by to say hello to everyone

Posted on November 14, 2019 at 3:49pm 3 Comments

Just dropped in to say hi to everyone.  Not much new is going on.  I've been working on repairing DD's quilt that I make for her decades ago.  Sounds horrible that way but it was one of the first quilts I made.  Once I get finished with it, I will take it to DD's house and take a picture of it to show everyone.  I will be working on thanksgiving day as usual so to all I wish a happy thanksgiving day.

I don't get sick often but when I do...

Posted on October 15, 2019 at 11:57am 4 Comments

I went to  work yesterday and had a runny nose all morning.  I finally gave up and came home at lunch time. So my boss does know that I am sick and never questions my missing time which by the way is only the 6th or 7th time I've ever called out sick in nearly 20 years of work. After spending yesterday and all night in bed the last thing I want to do is go back to bed but not quite well enough to go to work.  So what does one do when your sick and bored?

We are still living in the RV…

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Shhhh Don't tell Aiden!

Posted on September 12, 2019 at 6:35pm 8 Comments

I gave my new embroidery machine a run for it's money last night.  Now I'm sure every one has an idea of what I am making for my grandson.  So far Mario and Bowser are finished.  I still have several more characters to stitch out but I will be getting them done within the month.…

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Well I went and did it again

Posted on September 7, 2019 at 3:10pm 3 Comments

As some of you know I have been trying to make a quilt for my grandson.  The quilt part is finished but I needed to make some embroidered  designs to applique onto the quilt.  I had a singer quantum 6000 that I loved but the special bobbin for rewinding the bobbin thread broke and I couldn't find any online anywhere.  So that machine went bye-bye and I bought a Brother PE800 machine.  Well I have been trying and trying and trying to get my designs to stitch out without much luck.  Yesterday…

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At 6:18am on December 4, 2015, Joan said…

Kathy, sorry my recent post wasn't clear.  The Lone Star tutorial is one of Kaye Wood's and is rather long.  However, if you bear with her through the beginning, she does explain the piecing process and how she matches the seams. 

Always a challenge doing something new but so rewarding!

At 1:23pm on March 17, 2014, Roxann said…

Hi Kathy! I hope the surgery went well and you are feeling ok.  :)

At 6:49am on December 31, 2013, Debbie Snyder/WA said…

Kathy,  I saw your comment on the  Essential Pro Polyester thread and have a question.  How do you think it would work on a serger?  The price is definitely right.  It cost me an arm and a leg to buy thread for that darn machine when doing special projects.  With Luke here I see myself segering more and more and would love to find a good inexpensive thread.  

At 6:59pm on September 23, 2013, B J Elder/WA said…

Hi Kathy

We're about 15 miles west of Naches, as you head up towards Chinook Pass.  It would be a lovely spot for a quilt retreat, but the lodges are not geared for that. My quilt room, on the other hand, would do pretty nicely.

At 9:59am on March 9, 2013, Sharon Reeves said…

Hi Kathy...I looked up the new sewing machine that you bought and it looks like a nice one. I found a Brothers PC-210 PRW, a limited edition, that is exactly like my Crafter's Choice Baby Lock and it was a lot cheaper now that when I bought mine. I really love it. I wanted more space in the throat to quilt and saw a Husqvarna 140C that has a 10" throat. My DH was so nice and bought it for my birthday, which is coming up in about 3 weeks. What a guy. Have fun with your new machine.

At 7:35pm on September 12, 2012, Shannon, ON said…

1.suggest the lay away idea. 2. make the squatters get a job.3. charge a good price for your WONDERFUL quilts....do you have an ETSY site? something to consider :o)

You have a grandbaby on the way....focus on that....and your beautiful dd.

At 8:11pm on July 15, 2012, LKC said…

I would more then willing help you finish your quilts. I use flannel on many of my quilts, almost all baby quilts. It only cost $16.00 with insurance one way. I like using warm and natural. I charge about $10 a hour. If you are interested and since you know about how long it takes, send me a note to what you think the price would be if you are interested.

At 8:44pm on July 9, 2012, Jan Blixt said…

Kathy, you have a heart of gold. I don't know if I could be as generous as you are being for your family, can't image not having my space for quilting. Sure hope I don't have to make that choice although my only son has his mommy wrapped around his finger so I would probably give in too. Hope you can find a way to squeeze in your machine somewhere, you do wonderful work.

At 3:55am on July 9, 2012, Lynne said…

Kathy,,, I feel for you,,, as I am more or less in the same boat.  Think we can take our LA in the boat with us???  Our DD moved back home last week with her 2 boys, 13 & 2 1/2.  The boys will be sleeping in my sewing room.  Dismantling it after 20+ years is not my idea of fun or where I want to go!!!  LA is in the Florida room now covered with fabrics, projects and don't forget 2 of my 3 FW's.   Totes have been purchased, still don't know where they are going.   Still have to remove a dresser and my cutting table.   I hope I can find a place to work on piecing and my LA soon.

At 9:00pm on February 21, 2012, Joan said…

Just read your blog "Sigh" about the dogs and other adventures and how does anybody quilt.  Had a good laugh, sounds about right.  Our dog can't hear so when he decides to start barking, well, sheesh!  He's eleven years old and we've had him since he was a couple weeks old.  Hard to be angry when I get that soulful look  with all the grey hairs for eyebrows.  Gonna have to try that dart thing,LOL.

  BTW, you make some amazing stuff!

 
 
 

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