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Paula Coleman/KS - "Sew Silly"
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I am happily married, a mother of 2 and grandma of 6. I am a longarm quilter and I do mostly freehand and some pantos. I love to quilt and I love fabric! My husband finished the basement for my sewing room and did a wonderful job. I love quilt books, magazines and have a hard time making up my mind on fabric because I love it all and have a nice stash! My motto is that when I visit a quilt shop I have to buy something to help keep the shops in business. I enjoy going on bus trips to quilt shops! I also enjoy fishing, cooking and gardening. I would love to hear from anyone who would like to be a quilting email pal!
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quilting, applique, machine quilting, general sewing, gardening

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Bow Tie quilt

Posted on January 17, 2015 at 5:30am 9 Comments

My bow tie quilt made from "The Ladies" quilt block exchange. Five of us each made blocks for each other and then we all put our quilts together.   We all picked our background colors (mine was white on white) and told what fabrics we wanted.  I wanted mine to be scrappy with a vintage layout and look and quilted it with a very simple design. I didn't like the flapping 3-D centers so I quilted the edges with a tiny zip zag to hold them down.  I found a scrap of light blue fabric with tiny…


"Tee Time" golf quilt

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 5:18pm 9 Comments

I have been working on several memory quilts and catching up on some quilts that have been on my bucket list for quite some time now.  I finished putting together my Tee Time golf quilt.  I had so much fun designing, piecing, appliqueing and free motion quilting this one.  It is one of my favorites and was a lot of fun to work on something so whimsical.  I am not a golfer and I don't know any female who does, so I am going to see about putting this one up for sale.  I am enjoying it while it…


Essential Pro Polyester thread question

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 11:24am 6 Comments

I am used to using YLI and some OMNI threads.  I am wondering if many of you have used the Essential Pro Polyester thread for longarming, and if so, how you like it.  I am considering purchasing several colors.  Thanks!

Busy, Busy, Busy

Posted on November 23, 2013 at 6:31am 6 Comments

I haven't posted since July.  It has been a crazy time around here.  I have connected with a grade school friend on Facebook and she asked me to make memory quilts from her mothers clothing.  It had been a year since her mother's passing and she was ready to make family memory quilts.  I started off with 4 baby quilts, then 7 lap quilts (KU, KSU and Chiefs themes were three she wanted for sure).  I am glad I made them for her even if she cried when she saw them.  She will have such wonderful…


My first real feathers

Posted on July 20, 2013 at 5:50am 6 Comments

I drive a silver Honda Element which we all call "Elly".  I lost the small quilt I usually carried in my vehicle for my grandkids so when I saw this elephant fabric I knew what I had to do.  I made an "Elly" quilt to keep in the truck in case the grandkids get cold.  I quilted my first real feathers on the quilt.  I know where the mistakes are but I won't tell anyone!  LOL  …


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At 4:48am on July 26, 2015, lea said…

Hearing quilt and bus trips in same sentence just sets off the fabric glands in my body, wanting to hop bus and head USA-North Dakota for few days.

Since, passport and my financial situation changed not able to spend 2nights and shopping frenzy as I did years ago.

At 5:35am on November 7, 2012, Cottonwood Quilter said…

Hi Paula,

I too have an HQ16 that I dearly love, but have had issues with the table which included the tracks.  I was so glad to see your hubby's solution to the problem, and would have never thought of that.  If you could email me a photo of your tracks I would appreciate seeing how he did it. My email is cottonwoodquilter@gmail.com

thanks in advance!

At 1:39pm on February 7, 2012, MARYAM/MO said…

I was doing a search for that pattern....is it the scrappy squares with stars all around the outside?  If so, that looks like a nice quilt.  It looks like a good way to use up some stash/FQs!  If you want to do a shop hop, don't spend money on a bus...we can go together and enjoy it more....or at least that's my thought.  We can look at it when it gets closer to that time. 

At 5:14am on February 5, 2012, Irene Gallway said…

Good Morning Paula,  I came up with the table runner because I wanted to teach the 10 min. block at guild.  Since it only required 3 blocks they had a better chance of finishing it. They fell in love with the block and their project. 

At 5:35am on February 4, 2012, Prairie Quilter Jan/NE said…

Hi Paula, I just let a message on your main page post.  I enjoyed reading your profile.  I share your love of fabric, much to my husband's dismay.  :)  

I'd love to have a long-arm, but can't justify the cost since I don't necessarily want to make it a business.  Space is also an issue.  I have been looking into the mid-arm machines, though.  I might be able to make that work.  When I think of the many tops I have waiting to be quilted, I sure think it would be nice to have my own machine.  


At 6:25am on February 3, 2012, MARYAM/MO said…

I wanted to take that tour of shops, but we had just returned from vacation and I just did not have the energy to do it.  Plus it's not much fun to go by yourself....soooooo.....next time you can drive down here and we can go together!  I would be happy to drive!  Plus when you go without a bus load, you can spend more time shopping if you want to....or leave sooner than they do if you want to!  I got some of the specially designed fabric from last year.....will do my own sampler sometime with that.  What pattern did you get for your bed quilt?  What colors/fabrics are you interested in for that?  I have never been to Severy....but I love a couple of the ones in Wichita....especially Hen Feathers and Grandma's Calico Cupboard. 

At 7:16pm on February 2, 2012, MARYAM/MO said…

Yeah, that fabric shop is still in the outlet mall....but I like her shop downtown much better.  I love the new second saturday BOM we started!  Let me know when you come down! 

At 1:36pm on February 2, 2012, MARYAM/MO said…

Awww thank you very much for the nice compliments Paula!  I see you are from Topeka!  Do you ever get down here to Newton or Wichita area?  I would love to meet you in person sometime....lunch or something? 

At 8:46am on January 12, 2012, Tina Reed said…

Thank you for the comments on my Old Glory quilt.


At 9:06am on December 14, 2011, Peg said…

Paula - thanks for the compliment on my feather quilting.  I took the feather bootcamp on line class on the MQR site.  It was a great class.


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