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May 2014 Blog Posts (55)

Sick "Linda Sue"

HI, QWU Friends, last Thurdsay  I had what in medical terms it s Anterior Cervical Fusion, but if I understand it correctly, I had blown my C4 and C5 disc's in my neck, they took them out cleaned around in there, filed down spurs in there and what ever else needed to. I stayed overnight and DH brought me home this morningl.

The weeks leading up to this surgery were rough ones because, I wanted to get better with pt.  The old disc's just ain't what they used to be!!!!  Well they are…

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Added by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on May 31, 2014 at 8:10pm — 19 Comments

Quilting Cabin

It sure has been a long time since I got on here and posted anything.  Joe and I have finally found some time to work on my cabin.  It has all of the wiring run for 20 outlets inside, 12 lights inside, 2 grounded outlets outside, and 2 spotlights in front and back outside.  All of the insulation is in, and the vapor barrier is up.  The ceilings are up and primed, and attic flooring is in.  We have the paneling bought(inexpensive to be painted once it is up) and lighting fixtures.  We have…

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Added by Dianna Phillips Hale on May 31, 2014 at 1:22pm — 11 Comments

Another One

Over a year ago I purchased ten bags of fabric from the family of a friend who had passed away. I found these blocks already pieced. Not knowing what her plan was for them, and only having sixteen blocks, this is what I came up with. I thought it came out…

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Added by Janie Scoggin on May 30, 2014 at 9:55am — 10 Comments

Class at the seniors

I recently attended an interesting class at the seniors centre in which we coloured designs on prewashed tightly woven muslin.You can use designs from a colouring book and regular crayons, which makes it an ideal project for kids.We traced the design with a cheap black gel pen from the dollar store onto the muslin,using a window as a light box if necessary., then ironed the design to butcher paper to make it stiffer for colouring and then coloured the design as usual.Once done heat set by… Continue

Added by donalma shoust on May 29, 2014 at 10:31am — 6 Comments

Fun and games in Seattle

My older son lives in Seattle. Memorial Day weekend the rest of the family (there's not many of us) convened in the city. Instead of hotel rooms we rented a two bedroom condo for my husband and me and younger son and his wife and children. Had a ball! We got to sightsee some--the zoo and aquarium were favorites with the 3 year old. Play with the baby. Laughed and ate tons of seafood.

Now back to real life.

Added by Barbara Graham on May 29, 2014 at 10:21am — 5 Comments

Ann's Boutis Adventure

I have long admired quilts from the Provence region of France called boutis. After reviewing The Art of Boutis by Kumiko Nakayama-Geraerts, I really want to do learn this style of handwork!  The author makes this technique accessible with clear…

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Added by Ann Johnson on May 29, 2014 at 8:20am — 11 Comments

I think summer is FINALLY here to stay!

Finally more than 2 hrs of above 75 degrees!  Something about just sitting in the sun for awhile can brighten your mood.  I've been in a quilting funk lately.  I've lost my mojo.  It happens to me when it gets warm out, all I want to do is be outside!  I haven't lost my LA quilting mojo thank goodness.  I've been a busy lil' bee lately.  One of the best things about my job is the variety of quilts I get.  I love the design process of what I will do with a quilt.  Putting this there and that…

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Added by Roxann on May 28, 2014 at 2:47pm — 5 Comments

Just another one for the collection

I am finishing another top today.  It will be number 43 in the collection.  I pulled out 29 last week and made pictures to show a friend who wanted to buy one.  She chose the one I did not have a backing for, so I am waiting on the mail to deliver today.  While I was waiting I decided to finish one I started last year. It is almost complete, just a matter of sewing the rows together.  This will be seven I have added to the collection this year.  I hand quilt so it takes a lot longer to quilt…

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Added by Janie Scoggin on May 28, 2014 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Three Generations of Quilters

Ann-3Generations

In the spirit of May holidays - Mother's Day and Teacher Appreciation - I was asked to write a blog on learning about quilting from my grandmother and mother. So, I will share a trip down memory lane and tell you about the two women who influenced my quilting and my life so much. To read the complete blog posting and see all the photos of family quilts, please read Three Generation of…

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Added by Ann Johnson on May 27, 2014 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

First time blogger

Hi – I’m Rebecca and I’m a long time lurker,  first time blogger.  I thought it was about time I started to really participate in this community of quilters. This is my first post, and I hope I can add one each week.

Several years ago one of the groups here at Quilt with us (I think it was Gifty Galore Quilt Along, but I'm not positive) started a project making fabric calendars  with a block of the month component.  I thought it was a great idea and would make a perfect Christmas…

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Added by Rebecca Sundberg on May 26, 2014 at 4:17pm — 15 Comments

A sad goodbye

Today, a heroic veteran who served in Korea and in Germany in WWII, lost a long hard battle with Alzheimers. He went on his terms, in his sleep, in his own home. My dad was 85 and always had a zest for life. He was devastated when his only sister passed quickly away from this horrid disease that robs memories of family and loved ones from those who are afflicted with it. Little did he know that he himself would fight the same monster.

He battled for years, was in and out of hospital…

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Added by Terri D. on May 26, 2014 at 3:15pm — 18 Comments

High Fiber—Reflections

Soren's I-spy quilt is done and ready to send off:

Here's what it looked like after I got it back from Julie, who did the quilting.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on May 26, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Finally started to quilt...

I spent my weekend in search of material that I might use on the quilt top that I decided would be my first victim for my longarm.  I had some flannel in white and decided that it would work for me.  Washed and dried measured, stitched and finally loaded onto the table.  With everything in place I got the first line of stitching that holds the top to the backing done and decided that sence this is a busy little quilt that I would start out with some feathers.  Everything started out well…

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Added by Kathy/WA on May 25, 2014 at 8:34pm — 8 Comments

Continuing Raindrop Kaleidoscope and Bloggers Quilt Festival

Sorry it's been awhile. Spring has arrived and that means quilting gets sidelined until the planting is done and lawn mowed a couple times. I'm also on the job hunt. Anyway the planting is done, school's out and resumes submitted for awhile. Looks like everyone is busy too. Here's where I'm at now. I got the first round done at least.…

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Added by Joanne Grimes on May 25, 2014 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Mystery quilt

It's done! Love the way it turned out, and I did add some extra borders to make it a twin size for my granddaughter. All I have to do now is figure out how to upload the picture from my iPad - can anyone help?

Added by Nancy Wolf on May 25, 2014 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Guess who this is for?

Won't our Miss Bailey look adorable in this one?  Just finished it today.  Our plan is to hand deliver it when they come up to Oregon in early July. Perhaps she needs a little bag to go with it?…

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Added by B J Elder/WA on May 24, 2014 at 1:51pm — 17 Comments

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Added by Janie Scoggin on May 24, 2014 at 9:50am — 11 Comments

Memorial Weekend!

Added by B J Elder/WA on May 24, 2014 at 6:55am — 3 Comments

Air Force One

We are about 20 miles from where President Obama landed yesterday to visit Cooperstown. Our son is the coach for varsity lacrosse and we were at a sectional playoff game. They were announcing since, they had played the National Anthem for the first game, that it wouldn't be played again and the game could start. About that time, the escort plane flew over...you can definitely tell that these are not your usual planes. A few seconds later Air Force One flew over...they decided, it would be…

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Added by Pam/NY on May 23, 2014 at 6:50am — 5 Comments

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