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January 2011 Blog Posts (246)


Remember those circle blocks I posted last September? I decided to do Sashiko patterns on the inside circles.

Here are a few... I still have a dozen to go.

I used the templates from "Paradise Stiched - Sashiko & Applique Quilts" by Sylvia Pippen. I started with real sashiko threads, but they…


Added by AidaCJ/NH on January 25, 2011 at 6:57pm — 16 Comments

AHHHH, I'm Back !

Me and my Rotary cutter are back in business..I was a little timid when I picked it up. ;)) .As many of you know, Saturday, I snipped off a tip of my Left index finger. I'm really surprised that its healing so fast, but delighted !  :)

Its still a little tough typing, cause I still have it bandaged ! So please excuse any typing errors.....LOL

Hav a good night everyone, I have some cutting and sewing and quilting to do.


Added by MariC/PA on January 25, 2011 at 4:49pm — 8 Comments

Layer Cakes, Charm Packs, and Jellyrolls

Some time ago (okay, sigh, July 2008) I purchased one Layer Cake and one Charm Pack of Moda Fabric.  The fabric is from a very pretty collection by April Cornell, called Portugal.  I've never used LCs, CPs or JRs before and now that I examine the pattern I was going to use, I see that I should have purchased one LC and one JELLYROLL - not a CP!  I found a JR on ebay but the price is $42.00, plus shipping!  Gulp, I wasn't ready for that!  Some shops have a few of the fabrics left, but not all of… Continue

Added by Terry F on January 25, 2011 at 2:18pm — 11 Comments

About the photo downloads.....

 There are alot of us on here and we all want to share our pics of our work ( ufo's and finished projects etc.) as well as our families and things sometimes. Why not send your suggestions to the Administration and allow them to choose what is best for all of us. Granted we all have a way we would like to do things, but they are just trying to protect our privacy and our images!!! At one point I wanted to put up pics of my family but because of hackers and the ones that don't have anything…


Added by Sharon on January 25, 2011 at 10:51am — 3 Comments

This is a Great Site!

It really is a joy to see and read what is going on with our friends.

Thanks to QWU and CT for keeping this site going, your efforts are appreciated.  Suggestions and improvements, learning and growing are a great part of life.


Live, Laugh, Love and Sew, Sew , Sew and Share




Added by Gaile Jenkins Northern BC on January 25, 2011 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Recipes From Roseville Cookbook-Big Idea!

I have an idea. I hope that those of you who have enjoyed reading my online novels will decide to participate. What I would like to do is put together a cookbook not only from me, but also from all of the fans! How cool would that be? After all, aren't you all citizens of Roseville?

I think we'll do just a general cookbook, but I will include some Roseville Blogs to spice things up a bit. Let me know how you feel about all of this. I won't proceed any further until I hear from all of… Continue

Added by Rhonda Mossner on January 25, 2011 at 7:21am — 4 Comments

CT Admin please clarify about posting of pictures

Admin I think you have hit a nerve and need to explain or clarify the changes you would like to suggest to all members, in regards to member posting of pictures.

If I understand right, you are not asking us to delete pictures - just asking us to try to limit our personal pictures, eg. - travels, family, special occasions, (personal things - not crafty) etc.

An update on a grandchild, wedding, weather shots, just something beautiful etc. should be OK (just perhaps not the whole…


Added by Gaile Jenkins Northern BC on January 25, 2011 at 1:09am — 7 Comments

High Fiber--Fans, Films, Fortune and...Fiber

Ta-da! The La Boheme Cardi is done! Here's the back:

...and the front:

This is my first adult-size sweater using fiber I dyed and spun myself. I Navajo-plied the spun Corriedale and knit the cardi in the round using EZ's percentage system, with a steek. I adapted a friend's Scandinavian yoke pattern chart, so there would only be two colors per round.

The dark… Continue

Added by Peggy Stuart on January 24, 2011 at 8:30pm — 16 Comments

Civil War block exchange

Just got back from purchasing my fabric for my Civil War block exchange. Busting at the seams to get started. Those of you who are still looking for a swap to join, I still have openings available. Just send me a note and we can add you now or even later after the start of Feb 1. We have six months to complete 30 nine inch blocks, so let's get quilting.

Added by Debra Symons on January 24, 2011 at 12:44pm — 4 Comments

Photos on Quilt With Us

There has been some talk recently about what kinds of photos should be posted on QWU. Back in May, 2009, Karen posted as moderator that non-quilt photos and posts are officially fine (read that post here). That policy still stands. However, since that time, membership has grown to well over 20,000, and the photos on the site number over 38,000.

When uploading photos to the site,…


Added by CT Admin on January 24, 2011 at 11:30am — 13 Comments

Good morning all

Having read everyones posts about the snow and weather, I can't complain.  It's raining in Washington still but at least its not freezing.  Things have been fairly quiet around here.  just finishing up some things left hanging in the wings for my quilt patterns and getting ready to send out the first of my test patterns.  I would have gotten them out sooner but for some reason when I went to add the photos to my instructions, the photos disappeared from my computer.  I blame the dogs for…


Added by Kathy/WA on January 24, 2011 at 11:24am — 3 Comments


Okay; so now Bernina has left Canada and I can't get parts here.  Yesterday, my dishwasher caught fire.  This is not a good start to 2011.  This "Kitchenaid" cost a fair amount of money when purchased nine years ago, and when I "googled", I found out that similar models in "Kitchenaid", "Whirlpool" and "Kenmore" have given others the same problem (catching fire suddenly; www.kitchenaidfire.com) both in the US and Canada. …


Added by sharon leipert/BC Canada on January 24, 2011 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Madison's First Quilt!

I'm so proud of her I could just bust!  My 6 yr old granddaughter finished her first quilt!  She picked out all the fabrics for this herself!…


Added by Cheryl / NC on January 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 24 Comments

Heading South

Packing today to leave in the am...will drive 12 hrs. And get as far south as we can before the next storm moves through! We will go to Ft. Myers first to see family and then onto Orlando for two months. I don't take my machine, but there is a great shop not far away that I will see if they have a loaner. I'm taking a quilt I've been working on by hand. I would really like to finish it up in this decade! I will be in touch. If, you hear singing, it is my hubby....I do have audiobooks so hoping… Continue

Added by Pam/NY on January 24, 2011 at 8:10am — 21 Comments

just a little bit...

Emma & Ella embroidered names…each letter took almost an hour and had up to 12 thread changes…I think they look great! I trimmed each letter down to 5.5 inches square! They’ll be going into a border for each girls’ cute quilt! Embroidery designs found at:…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on January 24, 2011 at 7:59am — 3 Comments

Gladys's Peace Offering-from the Roseville Blog 1/24/11

As soon as Mr. Man Cave reads this blog I am bound to get a phone call asking if I am baking some of these today. Sorry, honey. I have a quilt to finish...but for the rest of you, I wanted to publish the recipe for you to enjoy. It is the same one that Gladys will be baking up for Dave later this morning. If you read the Roseville Blog, you will know why. It is a traditional "church basement" recipe, but every now and then we lose track of the traditional standbys, so it's good to have a copy… Continue

Added by Rhonda Mossner on January 24, 2011 at 7:56am — 2 Comments

Wonderful Project Pics

Morning to all of you. I just browsed the pictures of all the beautiful, colorful, sometimes whimsical work that you have been doing. If you get a chance check out the pics on the main page-=just click on view all. They are wonderful! So inspiring, too. Thanks for posting them everyone.

Stay comfy and quilty out there.

Added by Barbara S/IL on January 24, 2011 at 7:36am — 1 Comment

A couple of great new notions--at least I think they are

These are the best new products ever!! 


Have you ever wanted a truely FLAT seam?  Like when you are doing intricate paper piecing or mini's with 1/8" seams?  I mean flat, no curling at all.  This is the product for you.  Sew the seam, apply the solution using the pen, iron dry.  Flat as a fritter and no curling.  Almost like folded paper, very crisp, but no lifting of the seam allowance.  Wonderful.  I think it would work great for the center of a Mariner's Compass, or any of…


Added by Luann Holst on January 24, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Dear Jane A-7 First block finished

I finally tried a Dear Jane Block.  I think I made it as shown in Brenda's book, but the A-7 on the CD uses smaller melons and they are about a 1/4 inch from the intersection.  My scanner shows all my stitches....grin.  I like the real one better mostly because I'm half blind with my glasses off and standing a few feet back it looks almost good.…


Added by BillieBee in TX on January 23, 2011 at 9:31pm — 12 Comments

Spring Flowers

I am in search of a picture or the instructions for this quilt by Paula Stoddard.  I understood it was in the Spring 2010 Easy Quilts Magazine but I am not able to locate the magazine can anyone help?

Added by Brenda on January 23, 2011 at 6:43pm — 2 Comments

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