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May 2012 Blog Posts (118)

Retirement Quilt Party!

I posted a few weeks ago a pic of a retirement quilt top for my co-worker.  I finished off the quilt on the long Memorial Day weekend.  Today was the party and as they say, a picture is worth 1,000 words!  Out of the 38 kids involved, no one breathed a word to her!  I was very proud of them.  They were SO excited to give her the quilt!  It was a fun afternoon!…


Added by Sue S. / OR on May 31, 2012 at 8:19pm — 15 Comments


I think that generally, as quilters, we have a basic need to be practical...we give our creative side a "common sense" outlet, we turn scraps into beautifully useful quilts. We don't like waste. ...and now my story... i needed a cutting table, i was hurting my back bending to cut.  i looked at the quilt magazines and tables made specifically for cutting, the prices were crazy! i started looking at kitchen islands, the height would be do-able...but the ones that might work were also crazy…


Added by Roz on May 31, 2012 at 7:27pm — 11 Comments

MANY many years ago.......

I started a wall hanging to show what we saw from our home.

It is  FINALLY  done !!…


Added by Colleen Gladney on May 31, 2012 at 3:51pm — 6 Comments

New website and facebook

Just wanted to let my friends on Quilt With Us know that I have begun a new longarm custom quilting website and page on Facebook as I venture into quilting for customers on a more regular basis.  It features work I have done in the last year or two and includes baby quilts, tee shirt quilts, traditional quilts, heirloom quilting, and quilted wall hangings.

Hope you can take a moment to check it out.  I include some pages with hints on how to prepare a quilt for sending to a longarm…


Added by Bonnie Sneed on May 31, 2012 at 9:18am — 2 Comments

knee surgery on may 31st

well getting closer to me going in.. still nervous and anxiety is getting more.. still afraid but i know God will guide me and watch over me.. gotta keep that faith... so if i am not online in a few days it is cause i am still either in the hospital or not at home or online yet.. i will be back when i am more up to it sometime next week i guess... take care all and have a good week

Added by Lisa F. ptracker on May 30, 2012 at 10:18pm — 11 Comments

It's back!

Well my quilt arrived safely home from MQS today and when I took it out of the box there was an instructors choice ribbon attached :) .  My friends who went to the show had called to let me know it was there but it was still exciting to get it home and see it in person. Here's a picture of the quilt. …


Added by Jan Blixt on May 30, 2012 at 7:01pm — 22 Comments

Anybody know how to cut several 2 1/2 half square triangles? I have the Fons and Porter Half and Quarter Ruler. But, I just came across a tip in quilt magazine, for making multiple triangle-Squares, …

Anybody know how to cut several 2 1/2 half square triangles? I have the Fons and Porter Half and Quarter Ruler. But, I just came across a tip in quilt magazine, for making multiple triangle-Squares, but not the size Im using. Im so confused.........It takes 2 pieces right sides together and sewn down the middle and then cut.



Added by MariC/PA on May 30, 2012 at 5:59pm — 5 Comments

I'm on a roll

On May 6th I posted a message that I had started to work on a UFO that I started on 10/21/99 in a class with Lyn Mann, but never finished.  At that time I was going to do my best to work on 2 blocks a week until it was finished.  Well, once I got started on it I couldn't stop so I finished it last week.  Here is a pic of it:

Then after getting…


Added by Janet/MO on May 30, 2012 at 2:21pm — 12 Comments

A Gray Day....

It's gray today.  Sort of matches my mood.  I was fine until the boys began fighting.  I guess it goes with the turf.  Helped hubs clean out the pool and began weeding the asparagus patch.  I cannot believe the amount of weeds! They come in during the night and take over.  We planted the main gardens last night and all that remains is to till and plant my herbs and some edible flowers.  I am not thinking this is going to happen today.  Maybe tomorrow,  maybe next year. 

I also…


Added by Bethany/from CT on May 30, 2012 at 8:18am — 12 Comments

to CT admin

maple skies? where is it???? LOL

Added by Shannon, ON on May 29, 2012 at 7:24pm — No Comments

International Block Swap - Finally Wrapped Up!

Hello everybody,

it has been some time since I have last posted here - the reason is that we were so incredibly busy with our first International Block Swap! It was great fun and a huge privilege to look after so many blocks from all over the world! If you like, come to our website and read the whole story:…


Added by juhu on May 29, 2012 at 1:32pm — 3 Comments

Protect your berries...

 I bet you thought this was another joke...it is berry time and I've had problems with moldy berries. Wanted to pass this tip along.

The key to preventing moldy berries...


 Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate.  Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market.  There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy…


Added by Pam/NY on May 29, 2012 at 12:24pm — 9 Comments

some Memorial Weekend Sewing

Made 5 lovely hanky bonnets on Memorial day…

3 Newborn sized out of lovely hand embroidered Harbanger hankies, one for sale, one for a gift and one to donate,…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on May 29, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

Wow, it's been a while...but super exciting!

I haven't visited the boards since winter it seems, I usually put away my sewing until fall comes again because here in Canada we really need all the nice weather we can get and I like to be outdoors enjoying it.  This year I ended up with a project that ran e in until the end of April, and along the way I decided to join McCall's Quilt Design Star 2012 Contest.  I submitted my "In His Hands" Crib quilt, and made the first round!  So I guess I will be doing alot of sewing this summer,…


Added by MorelCabin on May 28, 2012 at 2:45pm — 8 Comments

Our Beachy Weekend

We had such a great trip to Long Beach, Washington for the weekend. Besides going to a great quilt shop we also saw all of this (and more)...

Click to play this Smilebox scrapbook

Added by B J Elder/WA on May 28, 2012 at 2:34pm — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Packing To Go

The larger Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) for BS is done except for the hood (You will have to scroll down if you use the link).



Shoulder seams still need to be sewn, and there are no buttons yet, but that shouldn't take long. This one is made from …


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 28, 2012 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

They Teach It at Stanford

      In an evening class at Stanford University the last lecture was on the mind-body connection - the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other things, that one

of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a  woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends.  At first everyone laughed, but he was…


Added by Pam/NY on May 28, 2012 at 7:31am — 12 Comments

Happy Memorial Day

For those of you who are celebrating today, please be safe.  We are just sticking close to home as the weather is looking a bit weird this morning.  I have been busy washing & pressing quilt fabric for the past couple of hrs.  A woman donated lots & lots of quilt shop quality fabric to our local club, but the ones I picked for myself smelled musty as she had stored them in her basement so they all had to be washed.  I had other fabrics that I recently purchased on sale so I decided…


Added by Janet/MO on May 28, 2012 at 7:02am — 2 Comments

Mother Nature is Confusing

Weather is an amazing thing and how it effects us all.......today I've read that a few of you are getting snow, while we here in Florida are getting some much needed rain with Tropical Storm Beryl and the NE of the US is melting.  I'm sure those Downunder are enjoying their fall weather as well as those in S Africia.  It is just shocking to me that within just a few hours of my house folks are getting snow and are able to snuggle up under some lovely quilts. 

Added by Sheila M/FL on May 27, 2012 at 7:34pm — 4 Comments

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