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March 2012 Blog Posts (143)


I was talking to Barb, my caregiver, the other evening, and out of the blue she says she hears joy in my voice. Joy? Now that's something I haven't heard in a long time! Do I really have joy in my voice again? Could that little 4 legged ball of fur have anything to do with it? Indy sure has made me laugh these past few weeks. As he is settling in and beginning to explore his new home, he no longer wants me to  hold him all the time. He now likes playtime and is…

Added by Linda Koller on March 31, 2012 at 5:04am — 3 Comments

Lost or stolen quilts

Karen Coombs has lost some quilts. Have you seen them? http://is.gd/4pGjpK

Added by Peggy Stuart on March 30, 2012 at 5:15pm — 2 Comments

Heading Home...

We have been in Orlando for the past two months...consulting/vacation. I am so ready to go home tomorrow! Mainly to see family, especially gdsons, friends and to see my machines!!! I have missed sewing on them. The car is so packed that bringing a machine is out of the question. Have tried to rent a machine in the past, but haven't found one. Those of you who work in shops, might want to think about that service.

Wouldn't you know that... I would find THE perfect lamp for our cottage.…


Added by Pam/NY on March 30, 2012 at 6:35am — 16 Comments

Washable blue marking pens question

How do you remove the blue, washable marking pens  markings from your fabric? I've dabbed the blocks with cold water and the marks seem to reappear again. I've done this several times. I'm almost in a panick mode here. Help me!


Added by Billie Blakeney on March 29, 2012 at 9:23pm — 13 Comments

GGDaughter Update

Just had to share this pic of our ggd that was born in January.  Spent time with her at the ball park tonight, she is the cutest and sweetest little girl. My dgd took this pic of her.  BTW the steak was wonderful tonight, thank everyone for the anniversary wishes!!!…


Added by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on March 29, 2012 at 6:57pm — 15 Comments

Checking in

Hi Ladies, Thought I would check in and say hello.  I made a pretty purse this week but forgot to take a picture of it before mailing it.  It was the "ps026 mini bowtucks" pattern by Penny Sturges.  Fun to make.  I will be making another one. Probably out of the same colors as I have enough fabric left over. 

I have been keeping up with all your posts.  I do take time every day to check in and see what everyone is up to these days.  I see many new names coming up. Welcome to all you…


Added by Irene Gallway on March 29, 2012 at 11:56am — 5 Comments

sock monkey quilt...the concept

Okey dokey ... well here's the 'concept' of the sock monkey quilt...still think it will come out quite sizeable! probably 90 inches square at least then I'll be adding prairie points out of all the monkey left overs.  in looking at the color frappe' here...kinda hitting me as…

Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on March 29, 2012 at 7:42am — 4 Comments

44 Years and Counting

I think I have blogged about mine and dh's anniversary every year since I've been a member.  Tomorrow, Thursday the 29th will make our 44th year.  44 years ago tomorrow, I was head over heels in love.  This man, this precious man was then and still is the love of my life.  We raised 3 sons, seen all 3 married with families. We have 7 grandchildren and 1 ggd!  This is my sweetheart, my lover, my helpmeet, the shoulder I cry on, the man that has kept his vows to me in the good times and bad,…


Added by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on March 28, 2012 at 7:43pm — 25 Comments

A Color Request

Oh look at me with the TWO posts in one day.  Hey, Connecting Threads staff:  I wish you would have a charcoal-colored solid.  I had to pay way too much money for the charcoal in this quilt.

(I know, that's a lame picture.  I'm sorry.)

It's just charcoal grey gives such a nice contrast. …


Added by pieceLove on March 28, 2012 at 3:04pm — 4 Comments

Solid Rainbow Charms Rock!

I love those wee charms!  Making some baby quilts with them.  Totally ripped off the idea from a picture of a doormat on the cover of a Lowe's Creative Ideas Catalog.  Inspiration comes from odd places, huh?

Hope to finish it and post pics on…


Added by pieceLove on March 28, 2012 at 2:53pm — 4 Comments

Surely there is a better way.........

I have never written a blog post so that it was posted for all to see.  I am part of several groups here on QWU and comment often on them, but this is a first for this kind of post. I do it now because I read these blogs all the time and I know the talent that is out there.

The quilt I am doing for a grandson has a star--one that he picked from a book. I am showing a picture of it.  I have done this star once before as a class with Eleanor Burns in a quilt in a day class in Paducah. …


Added by Kathy Steele on March 28, 2012 at 2:12pm — 12 Comments

NEW BOM! Little Red Barns

Here Ye!  Here Ye!  Announcing a bran spanking new quilt along!  We will construct a delightfully whimsical country scene of four barn blocks, four chicken blocks, four borders with a primitive tree, two sweet lambs and a simple fence and the final border made of triangles and stars.  It is presented as sew-along lessons with reference photos to guide you through…


Added by Mari/WA on March 28, 2012 at 9:24am — 1 Comment

Julia's Potato Rolls

Last week I mentioned Aunt Julia who grew up in the same house as I did, and married Joe Olson, the boy “next door”.

Joe’s parents, Peter and Hannah, lived in a dugout before building this house featured with this blog. (A larger home was built on their farm before I was born, so I was never in the original home.)

We were frequent visitors to Joe and Aunt Julia Olson’s house…


Added by Linda Hubalek on March 28, 2012 at 8:52am — 4 Comments

Cathedral Window.... Spring Time Energy

I'm moving on down the road for my bed-sized Cathedral Window quilt....  I'm challenged to only use a fabric twice....

Added by Beverly J Kirk on March 28, 2012 at 8:39am — 7 Comments

Spring Stars Quilt using Oasis Fabrics

I finished this quilt using a fat quarter bundle of Oasis that I bought last year. Love how it turned out.…


Added by Connie Campbell on March 28, 2012 at 7:52am — 8 Comments

A Quilter Creed..... a worthy motto !

Added by Beverly J Kirk on March 28, 2012 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

Work and Grandma biz

Well, for those of you waiting to see the photo of the tissue holder--hmmmm, not happening. I had to pack the good one, I'm leaving this afternoon. The second one I made, well, I'm not sure where I jumped the track--I probably assumed that since I did it right once, I wouldn't need to think as hard the second time. WRONG. I really ought to know myself better than that.

Anyway, I'll be gone for about two weeks. Going to a mystery readers conference in California and from there to…


Added by Barbara Graham on March 27, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments

New! March 27th: Perfect Points Sampler Lesson 4

Lesson 4 of the Perfect Points Sampler is now posted on the Perfect Points Quilt Along Discussion Forum. It is not too late to join us! 

Added by Ann Johnson on March 27, 2012 at 9:14am — No Comments

Machine quilting thread question

Good morning all;

I've been machine quilting (Queen Lizzie sit down/table top machine) a rather large quilt with Superior Threads Bottom LIne (bobbin 60wt.) and So Fine (top #50/3). No problem. When I changed to a Superior Threads varigated thread So Fine #40/3 with the Bottom LIne in the bobbin, the thread just shredded numerous times, jaming the machine and making me utterly frustrated.

I'm welcome to any and all suggestions regarding machine quilting.  Here's what it looks…


Added by Billie Blakeney on March 27, 2012 at 4:16am — 7 Comments

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