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March 2016 Blog Posts (37)

Blocks I'm Working On

Am trying to post pictures of the blocks i am working on - still trying to figure out how to position.  Just about the time i think i have it figured out, they move!!…

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Added by Barb/Oregon on March 31, 2016 at 1:54pm — 5 Comments

HELP! I'M SHORT FABRIC

i am desperately searching for 1 yard of connecting threads pin dot in sky from the morning glory farm line. a friend has asked for a quilt for their new grandson, and i don't have enough to make the quilt they want. if anyone could help me out i will be eternally grateful!!!!!

Added by chrissie wunderlich / sk on March 31, 2016 at 9:29am — 3 Comments

Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along - Part 3

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The mystery is solved! Part 3 is now available on Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along group page. It is not too late to join if you are still interested. Just start with Part 1 and enjoy a mysterious quilt adventure. We will keep the final design a secret unless you choose to find out.

Added by Ann Johnson on March 30, 2016 at 7:02am — No Comments

A Terrific Tuesday

Am going to the DoNut Shop this morning to meet a friend for our Bible study - we have been meeting there Tues mornings for about 4 years.  And have had such a bless time.

Then a bit of shopping - i want to get one of those small table-top ironing boards and to the club for a walk on the treadmill.  Then back to my sewing later.  Am working on quarter inch seams and matching corners when joining squares.  Will get a couple of pictures posted.

Hope everyone is…

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Added by Barb/Oregon on March 29, 2016 at 9:03am — 4 Comments

Home from Key Largo

What a wonderful place to just relax and get revitalized! This was the scene almost every night...one night it was all different colors of pink and purples...

It took us three days of driving to get home...thought we would see the grandsons but everyone had the bug...so will wait until that passes. It's always…

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Added by Pam/NY on March 28, 2016 at 2:56pm — 9 Comments

High Fiber—New Life

Here’s Rebecca’s version of a wool appliqué design Julie recently finished.

This was a week to contemplate death, but also resurrection. I see some parallels to my life, even if on a smaller scale. True to our theme, Rebecca has added a butterfly, long considered a symbol…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 28, 2016 at 8:30am — 14 Comments

Happy Easter!

Hope you day was full of family and friends.

Added by LKC on March 27, 2016 at 3:42pm — 2 Comments

Year 2016

Well, i have been away for a very long time!  I seem to have stopped blogging here after i lost my son.  Partly because 2014 was another year of loss.  In October I received a letter from my Sister in Medford that she had terminal cancer.  My son, Geoff, and i went down and spent a couple of weeks with her.  She was failing quite rapidly  and died December 19 - almost a year after we lost my son Greg.

But, God has been so very special in our lives and has given us much…

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Added by Barb/Oregon on March 27, 2016 at 7:54am — 6 Comments

W/e

Wishing friends near and far a lovely Easter weekend with lots of chocolate and time with friends and family.

Added by Shannon, ON on March 25, 2016 at 8:59pm — 4 Comments

Using up more scraps

Just finished this hand bag from a tutorial on MSQC.  It's made from 5" squares.  The next one I make I'm going to put strips between the squares.  It will make it bigger and give it a different look.  I have been trying to post it and it always comes out side ways.  You may have to put your computer on the floor and lie down to view this or crank your neck like a chicken.  Your choice. lol…

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Added by Irene Gallway on March 23, 2016 at 4:24pm — 8 Comments

Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along - Part 2

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WOW! It is already time for the second installment of the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along pattern. For those of you following along, you can download Part 2 by going to the Mystery Quilt 2016 Quilt Along. If you have not joined yet, it is not too…

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Added by Ann Johnson on March 23, 2016 at 8:20am — 3 Comments

oh canada!

so happy to see us commemorated in fabric! i personally have bought enough ct fabric to sink the proverbial ship!

thank you ct. love the flag kit also! 

Added by Shannon, ON on March 22, 2016 at 5:04pm — 3 Comments

Progress on Dream Inspired Project

I have made some progress on my project. Have been adding details, which is slow going as I am hand sewing on the details in some parts. The little sea anemones have been sculpted with the tops done in thread. They will be painted once everything is assembled. I have a little sea horse that I need to paint and attach as well.…

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Added by Terri D. on March 22, 2016 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Question on long arm machine?

Having earned a place on the MIA list here on QWU, I would like to lay to rest the rumor that I am dead, having suffocated under a pile of fabric in my sewing room!  (Okay, I came close but managed to crawl out from under my stash just in time.)  Work takes more of my time than it used to, which allows me a little extra ca$h to play with, but less time to play.

I am trying to actually quilt some of the tops that I've made.  I came across a very good deal (almost makes me feel…

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Added by Terry F on March 21, 2016 at 2:45pm — 7 Comments

Oldest UFO on the Planet!

I must have been working on this particular quilt for nearly 20 years!  It was a Block of the Month before those became so popular, and I was assured that as a newbie quilter, it was well within my skills!  WRONG!  I did finally get it together, layered and basted, planning to quilt it on my domestic machine.  Well, that was a horrible idea!  I had no such skills!

Think the next several years spending time folded up in a drawer, while your maker slowly improves her domestic machine…

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Added by Carol Ann Hinton on March 21, 2016 at 9:38am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Fat Lady’s Song

The Argyle pullover is done.

Here’s the pattern: …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 21, 2016 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

Dream inspired project

I have started a new project which has been inspired by a dream that just would not let go. It has been the same dream over the past 3 days, SO decided creativity was trying to get me moving. It is being done on a 26x30 canvas, will be a fiber art piece and the background has been painted in acrylics. When all is said and done, it will contain fabric, threads, 3-D effects, beads and who knows what else will be added.

This is the start and the lion-fish is done in trupunto and then…

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Added by Terri D. on March 20, 2016 at 12:20pm — 7 Comments

Birthday swap with Mary R.

Hello everyone, I know its been awhile since I have been here. Many things going on in my life that have been keeping me away from quilting. But I am trying to get back into the swing of things. Like this birthday swap I am a member of, which I need to send my contribution to the March birthday in my group. problem is I cant seem to find the information: address and name of my March birthday girl. If you are reading this post and you are the lucky lady of march Birthday swap please private…

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Added by Debra Symons on March 19, 2016 at 1:34am — No Comments

My wip or what I did on my vacation

so Saturday being my last vacation day I dug in and really worked on the quilt.  I got the center piece finished.  I haven't pressed it yet but this is it.  So we'll see what I can get done on my next vacation in June.

Yes I am on vacation this week, or at…

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Added by Kathy/WA on March 18, 2016 at 8:00pm — 7 Comments

for a good cause

please stop by and have a read

http://prairiecharm.com/2016/03/18/walk-of-hope/

Added by chrissie wunderlich / sk on March 18, 2016 at 11:20am — 4 Comments

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