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January 2012 Blog Posts (154)

First cut

I took the first cuts of my very first quilt yesterday. I was scared to death wishing I had someone to stand over me and give me advice. Anyone ever have that experience? I have never taken a quilting class and am trying to do this myself by reading instruction books. Does anyone have any advise? I can sure use it. I plan on hitting the sewing room in a few hours. Any help would be greatly appreciated. (No one in my family has ever done quilting)


Added by cinderella pisani on January 2, 2012 at 8:21am — 17 Comments

Orphaned Quilt Blocks find a new Home

I found three quilt blocks, tucked in different drawers in different dressers, when sorting for my parent’s move from the farm into town recently. I wondered when these orphaned blocks were sewn, and why they were not incorporated into a quilt.

I handed the first one to…


Added by Linda Hubalek on January 2, 2012 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Two more done

I don't know if I mentioned before but I've been helping our local quilt shop with a monthly "Sew In" and the owner has named it Sew Simple Sewing.  It's kinda like a table runner of the month club.  The customer gets the pattern for free with the purchase of the class($7) and then they need to purchase a kit to make the top.  We are trying hard to keep the kits at…


Added by Debbie Snyder/WA on January 2, 2012 at 7:34am — 11 Comments

How I spent my New Year weekend.

I made this quilt this weekend for a friend at work. I seem to have gotten past my road block and it feels great. This one was very fun to do! I should really get into my sewing room and purge like a lot you are doing or I could just sew for myself today :)  Back to work tomorrow. …


Added by Jan Blixt on January 2, 2012 at 7:05am — 17 Comments

Gonna miss them

I took the jump yesterday to purge my stash---- of quilts.  They had become overwhelming,, 36 years of quilting is taking its toll on where to put them.  My DS, DIL and 2 DGD's were given choices of what to pick from.  Hey,, you can't let them have all your favorites.  I think they ended up with a total of about 15 for the family,,, some wall hangings, some lap size, and a few bed size.   One I had planned to hold on to, but  DS expressed an interest in it,, so I let it go.   I can always…


Added by Lynne on January 2, 2012 at 3:35am — 7 Comments

New Year to do a ton of things

Well with this new year just starting, I think I am going to try and get things done.

1. workout more

2. clean up the house (52 bags in 52 weeks)

3. finish at least 12 quilts

4. read at least 60 books

5. post more often

6. have fun

This should work, if I stay on schedule. Today I went to a huge sale at a Quilt store! Love love it.

Added by Laura Watts on January 1, 2012 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Happy New Year

Hi, I was in my women cave last night just cleaning up for the next project and I was thinking that I have a lot of sewing stuff!  I think that  my New Year's resolution will be to use every tool & all the new templates  I have,  use all my stash up (that might take more than a year) finish all my UFO's, make new quilts for everyone in my family AGAIN and really learn how to use…


Added by Patricia, VA on January 1, 2012 at 6:33pm — 2 Comments

my projects

The tablerunner above was made for a breast cancer surviver.


The baby quilt below was made for a caregiver that had worked here.…


Added by Chris Keenan on January 1, 2012 at 5:42pm — 4 Comments


Wishing all a great Happy new year, and saw a new block was sent to me but now I can't find it, oh dear, lost something again, hope I see it somewhere on this computer. take care all and HUGS and cheers angeljeanne jeannem.wallace@yahoo.com

Added by Jeanne Marie Wallace on January 1, 2012 at 3:08pm — 1 Comment

This is the way to start 2012

Happy 2012 to all! We in Upstate NY are having a 50 degree day! Went out shopping and everyone is happy! This is my kind of winter! Only the northerners can appreciate this!!! Saw someone in a convertible! Yes, it will end...but, until then... we will enjoy! Quite a celebration in NYC last night...never gets old! Good ole Dick Clark...now there's someone to aspire to! He is doing great!

Hope everyone is having a relaxing day...tomorrow we will be enjoying all the big games and the…


Added by Pam/NY on January 1, 2012 at 12:18pm — 3 Comments

A 2nd thought

I forgot to tell you our Christmas new's, we are being Blessed with Grandchild #10 this August! We are so excited and can't wait to see this new little face. Baby L will turn two this March and can you imagine this little tornado in my house?  Nothing is sacred Nothing I tell you. LOL  She has no respect for a person's stash, the messier the better. But I adore this little thing. 

Hope you are all well and enjoy the New Year.




Added by Vicki0389 on January 1, 2012 at 8:37am — 7 Comments

Happy New Years

Hello and Happy New Years to all.  I hope that 2012 will bring us everything we need, embrace us with things we desire and help us to remember who and what we stand for.


Added by Vicki0389 on January 1, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Happy New Year 2012!

I'm new to this site and haven't gotten to know anyone yet. So I hope 2012 will bring some new friendships. My main goal for the new year is to finish as many UFOs as possible and to return to charity quilting. I've also joined 2 BOM groups so I pray I can keep up with those as well especially since I'm not home until end of March. I winter in Arizona and I don't have my stash here...so I'll be buying fat quarters. Also to start the new year I'm hoping to adopt a rescue Havanese 18 month old…


Added by Linda Koller on January 1, 2012 at 5:38am — 7 Comments

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