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April 2015 Blog Posts (37)

Just chatting and prayers

Yes, we have been quiet here for a while so guess I'll put in my 2 cents worth in.  Here in NW Wisconsin spring is 2-3 weeks earlier than usual.  The first "salty" has arrived in Duluth/Superior harbor 2-3 weeks early.  Snow has been gone for 3 weeks; there's a bit of frost still in the ground.  DH attempted to pull out 2 dying shrubs with the 4 wheeler but frost is holding the roots in ground tightly.  He does yard work and I do flower beds and veggie gardens; all are done till wind blows…


Added by June Johnson/Wi on April 14, 2015 at 6:00pm — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Short and Sweet, and To the Point

This week saw the center of Pine Burr quilt finished.

Not too much else got done this week while I worked to put the blocks together. However, after all the work to paper-piece the blocks and larger cornerstones, it felt good to get it put together. This quilt is going to be way too big for my design wall.

Note: There are no…


Added by Peggy Stuart on April 13, 2015 at 8:30am — 30 Comments

Let's check in and update our "busy lives"!!!!

We have been quiet for a long time...Spring is in the air and it's time to shake off the longgggg winter blues. Like Rebecca just posted, we all will be doing yard work and getting our gardens in. We however, know better than to plant anything before Memorial Day! Upstate NY has a way of surprising us with a freeze in May!!!

 Started a new project of embroidery! Haven't done that in so long. Found some medallion pre-printed squares at a house sale that will match the last ct. cross…


Added by Pam/NY on April 13, 2015 at 5:42am — 9 Comments

Time flies

Doesn’t time fly?  It seems I haven’t submitted a blog post for well over a month and frankly I can’t believe it’s been that long.  During the time that I wasn’t working on a blog post I made a ten day visit to Victoria, BC to see my DS and DDiL and to finally meet in person that sweet little granddaughter that I’ve been getting to know via Skype.  What a sweetheart she is – and as much as I’d love to post a picture, I’m waiting for the adoption to be final before posting any pictures, just…


Added by Rebecca Sundberg on April 12, 2015 at 4:25pm — 7 Comments

Vintage fabrics

In my stash I have two vintage fabrics. One is a 1 yard piece of my great grandmother's…


Added by Jodi Cramer on April 10, 2015 at 12:33pm — 6 Comments

The problems of a fat quarter queen...

Can I just confess that I'm somewhat of a fat quarter queen?  I know that the love of fabric is not a new concept to anyone on this forum.  I pretty much like it all.  And since I'm somewhat of a scrap quilter, I always felt I could justify buying a little bit of EVERYTHING rather than a lot of any ONE thing.    

Well it sometimes gets me in trouble, because in between times of picking up what basically amounts to overgrown fabric samples, I will start a project and have just the…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on April 7, 2015 at 3:11pm — 16 Comments

Easter with Miss Bailey

We are home after a long week of getting a house ready (or mostly so) to put on the market.  All of our sons, our DIL and Miss Bailey were there as we worked/laughed/rested/ate and dealt with different health challenges together. We took time out on Saturday to take Miss Bailey to an Easter Egg Hunt. She wore one of her new, made by Nana, dresses to the hunt ...…


Added by B J Elder/WA on April 7, 2015 at 3:00pm — 19 Comments

Pillowcases for children's hospital

My quilting group has taken a break from quilting and are making pillowcases for our children's hospital. Each child receives a pillow and pillowcase when they enter and they take the pillow and case home when discharged. It is so rewarding

Added by Mawmaw on April 6, 2015 at 4:51pm — 5 Comments

Furr Herd Updates at the Peterson House

OK,  gonna try to start putting my updates about my Herd here instead of in the "Littles" thread.  To be honest,  I kinda forgot about my blog!  Thanks for the reminder Mari. 

SO for those who don't know;  I have five cats ranging from 8 1/2 years old to 6 months..........all but Moose from rescues.  This is the herd before Buster came to visit.

Then I have my…


Added by Thel in Mid-MO on April 6, 2015 at 9:07am — 21 Comments

High Fiber—Finishing, Starting and the Progress In-between

The Johan Socks are finished and on my feet!

As mentioned in my March 23rd blog post, I made the bottom of the heels double-stranded. The yarn is …


Added by Peggy Stuart on April 6, 2015 at 8:30am — 20 Comments

Last One -- Quilt Show Entry #5

Quilt Show is coming up fast - April 25, so I have to get all the remaining entry details taken care of - labels, clear plastic bags for delivery, etc.

Here is my last entry this time:  It is a large wall-hanging and I call it "Cranberry Bear." I completed the applique more than a year ago, then hit a brick wall when it came to finishing it off!  It is all batik, so hand-quilting was out.  I didn't want to send the quilting to the LAQ, but I was also hesitant to try it myself.  My…


Added by Carol Ann Hinton on April 5, 2015 at 10:06am — 17 Comments

Happy Easter and Passover...

 Wishing all a blessed day with family and friends!

Stay Young My Friend  


       We  all need to read this one over and over  - until it becomes part  of who we are!




1.  Try everything twice.

On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:

"Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!"

2.  Keep only cheerful friends.

The grouches pull you down.  (Keep this in mind if you are one of those…


Added by Pam/NY on April 5, 2015 at 5:39am — 13 Comments

Easter Fun Day Quilt

Hi Ladies,I just wanted to share with you my latest quilt that my mom and I designed and made for Easter.The quilt is called Easter Fun Day and it is the largest quilt one I have ever quilted.It measures 37'' x 67''.I would like to wish all of you and your families a very Happy Easter.Happy Quilting.Hugs…

Added by Kathryn Bock on April 2, 2015 at 5:09pm — 10 Comments

Just for fun

No quilting today!  Two very tired two years olds!

Added by Janie Scoggin on April 2, 2015 at 10:41am — 12 Comments

Mystery Quilt 2015 - Not Yet!

I did write a Mystery Quilt 2015 and the response so far from the staff is that it is a good one. Work has been so hectic -  I did not get it done in time for it to go through the testing process in time for National Quilt Month in March. My bad! We will have a MQ 2015 quilt along, but I am not sure when. I will let you all know when it is available.

Added by Ann Johnson on April 2, 2015 at 9:40am — 4 Comments

Question about machine vibration

Good Morning All!  I have a question.  When I sew with my Bernina 930, which is a very heavy machine, it sews just fine from the desk that it sits on at home.  It is a very sturdy desk.  When I take this machine to retreats and use it on the light weight folding tables (the molded plastic type with folding legs) the vibration of my machine really throws off the thread tension.   I read before my last retreat to use a folded towel under the machine, but that really didn't help much.  Somehow…


Added by Catherine/TX on April 2, 2015 at 6:49am — 9 Comments

Quilt Show Entry #4

Some of you may recognize this one from my rants about hating Mystery Quilts late last year!  Well, lo and behold, when I got it finished, pieced setting triangles and all, it turned out to be one of my favorites, and I have decided to show it.  It is called "Triassic Tile Terrazzo."…


Added by Carol Ann Hinton on April 1, 2015 at 10:07am — 19 Comments

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