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March 2015 Blog Posts (54)

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Added by Shannon, ON on March 31, 2015 at 3:25pm — 4 Comments

Quilt Show Entry #3

This is a small bed quilt, but not quite a wall hanging.  Except for the sashing, it is all made from the same  blow-your-mind fabric!  Absolutely accurate cutting is the necessity here.  I call it "Carnival."  Each block is made of four small squares.  Once you have the small squares cut, it's fun to put together, thus it's other name "Spin-n-grin."…


Added by Carol Ann Hinton on March 30, 2015 at 2:25pm — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Nonfat Jelly Rolls?

Well, some of them included fats (fat quarters)...cut into 2.5" strips. But you could make all these with Jelly Rolls, the non-fattening kind.

Members of Vintage Stitchers have been making quilts from Pam and Nicky Lintott's …


Added by Peggy Stuart on March 30, 2015 at 8:43am — 20 Comments

Hooked on 'Littles'

Hi Everyone. It's been ages and ages since I blogged. Recently CT added a monthly 'little quilt' quilt along. I was already getting hooked on smaller quilts so signed up. It's been very addictive. Mari has posted here on the main page when each new project comes out. Here's my progress so far.



Added by Barbara S/IL on March 28, 2015 at 12:37pm — 10 Comments

sheesh! that took a long time

it's been way too long since i posted on my blog, but i finally got something up today.…


Added by chrissie wunderlich / sk on March 28, 2015 at 9:36am — 7 Comments

Auditioning borders

I'm finishing up a graduation quilt for a niece.  It's been a fun project - no pattern.  Flying by the seat of my pants when quilting - especially when it comes to the math - is not my strong suit.  

Outside of the 4 main big block printed panels, all of the fabric has been from my stash, which is something I'm trying hard to stick do these days.  When I started, I "knew" exactly which fabric I was going to use on the last border, and amazingly enough, I had it in yardage.  (I tend to…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on March 27, 2015 at 1:47pm — 15 Comments

What happened to spring?

My husband, daughter, 2 grandsons & I drove from Mid-Missouri to Minneapolis yesterday to attend our oldest daughter's wedding tomorrow.  Almost immediately upon crossing the border from Iowa to MN, we found a lot of that horrible white stuff on the ground along with frigid temps and strong winds.  Oddly, the further north we drove in MN the less of that horrible white stuff we saw, but it is still very cold.  I forgot to bring my coat so we had to stop for me to buy another one.  Isn't…


Added by Janet/MO on March 27, 2015 at 7:01am — 7 Comments

Quilt Show Entry #2 . . . and variation

This quilt I made in two variations.  I think the warmer autumn colors are prettier, but the winter colors are more striking.  I have entered "The Autumn Wind" (which did not photograph well) in the show.  The second quilt is called "A Walk in the City" because, to me, it resembled an arial view of city buildings and intersecting streets.  Which do you prefer?…


Added by Carol Ann Hinton on March 24, 2015 at 1:52pm — 16 Comments

Spring Has Sprung!

Happy Spring to All!  We are on spring break here in Oregon, at least the part I live in.  Instead of snow, we've been deluged with rain, but there are promises of nice (even sunny) weather at the end of the week.  I have this week off from work (school), I was busy over the weekend finishing up a quilt for my co-worker, Carol.  Carol was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  Three other co-workers and myself decided to make her a quilt (none of the others are…


Added by Sue S. / OR on March 24, 2015 at 12:26pm — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Blocks and Cables

The Pine Burr quilt is coming along. Here's Block 11:

And Block 12:

I should point out here that this is paper-pieced. The pattern is "…


Added by Peggy Stuart on March 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

April Little Quilt

Here is the next quilt in the Little…


Added by Mari/WA on March 23, 2015 at 5:30am — No Comments

Not in the Show, But . . .

. . .I kinda wish I had taken the chance and entered it even though it was not finished when entries were due.  I made this one up from the memory of a block I had seen up on a design wall at the last retreat.  It was in purple and pink, with white, and somehow it attracted my attention.  I looked in my "stash" and came up with this version.

  I hate wasting fabric to fussy cut, but it seemed worth it to center the roses in the block.  It is called "Roses in the Midnight…


Added by Carol Ann Hinton on March 22, 2015 at 5:14pm — 10 Comments

National Quilting Day--what are you doing?

Happy National Quilting Day! I have walked the dogs and gone to the grocery store. Now the fun begins!

I am planning to work on the mystery quilt for the next book and start machine quilting a lap/wheelchair quilt and watch basketball--my team is Xavier--go Musketeers!

And put some stitches in my white on white hand quilting project. I try to do some every evening while DH is watching TV. The combination of NCAA basketball tournament and newly adopted dog is working against…


Added by Barbara Graham on March 21, 2015 at 11:12am — 11 Comments

March has been slow

I have been busy on quilt tops this month.  I have finished the MS State one and have three others in progress, waiting on fabric to arrive.  I completed one quilt from my stash and have another one quilted but not hemmed.  I have one ready to pin into the…


Added by Janie Scoggin on March 21, 2015 at 7:17am — 4 Comments

question about an industrial type sewing machine

My 13 yr old grandson Billy and his dad have been busy designing and making leather sheaths for hunting knives that they hope to sell at a local flea market.  So far the dad has been stitching these by hand, but that is taking its toll on him, plus it is way too slow.  He asked me for my opinion on what kind of a sewing machine would work to sew through as many as 3 layers of leather.  I told him I would ask on this forum to see if anyone has any suggestions although I did tell him he would…


Added by Janet/MO on March 18, 2015 at 8:38pm — 9 Comments


First is basket I…


Added by June Johnson/Wi on March 18, 2015 at 6:17pm — 8 Comments

Trouble does seem to find me...

We went to Tampa on Monday, hubby was giving grand rounds to the surgery dept. at Tampa General.  That evening they took us to dinner at The Columbia in the Ybor Area.  It was established in 1805. We were having a heavenly dinner... when all of a sudden the waiter at the next table falls to the floor!!! Ben, our host and a surgeon, jumps up and says come on Pam we need to handle this...WHAT?????? Handle what...I'm a retired nurse!!!! Well there was no time for discussion...we are doing CPR…


Added by Pam/NY on March 18, 2015 at 3:25pm — 11 Comments

Hand Quilted Handkerchief Quilt

Using 12 embroidered handkerchiefs I designed a small quilt.  It begged to be hand quilted and so I did.…


Added by Judith Cogswell on March 18, 2015 at 2:09pm — 11 Comments

The Goddess Block Project – Block 11

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Added by Tiffany Hayes on March 18, 2015 at 11:39am — No Comments

Quilt Show Entry #1

I thought I would start sharing the five quilts finished this year that I intend to enter in my guild's biennial (every two years) Quilt Show.  This one, which I call "African Jewels", will be my last "dramatic black quilts" since I find sewing black-on-black to be beyond my vision capabilities.  Even very strong light and short sewing sessions frustrate me these days.  Africa Jewels was quilted by my local long-arm quilter, Vicky.…


Added by Carol Ann Hinton on March 18, 2015 at 10:59am — 12 Comments

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