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July 2011 Blog Posts (173)

Try 2 for the road!

Picked up Jeanine, tonight for her quilt with Auntie Angie! Well, My youngest son's girlfriend, Shannon, has decided she would like to begin sewing. This one is from the set up, plug in, load the bobbins, thread the machine....you have the idea. Pray for me this week. I had in reserve a set of 4 fabics to make a huge OHIO STAR for my headboard. I am stripping it for Shannon, to begin her quilt in the morning. Isn't it unheard of to give away your stash? I must be becoming a Big Softy in my old… Continue

Added by Angela Braun on July 31, 2011 at 8:53pm — 3 Comments

They're Here!!

Returned from a visit to Virginia to see my dad who is in the end stages of Alzheimers. Had a nice visit and even had my son drive from Maryland to see his granddad. That was a nice surprise. It took 2 days to get there and 2 days to get back so our visit lasted only 3 days in order to give hubby a chance to rest before he goes back to work on Monday and his sister and mom arrive from Arizona.

When we returned, our neighbor greeted me with a box and I thought they were my text books…


Added by Terri D. on July 31, 2011 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

july 31st...heading to Aug 1st

Well the month of July went by very quickly and so much did get done. (see past postings) I've entered 11 entries into the Creative Arts for Home and Hobby exhibit which is part of the NJ State Fair, Sussex County Farm and Horse show to open Aug 5th - 14th. I'm involved with securing monitors to help protect the exhibit. So far I've completed that task to the best of my ability. Evening commitments have been a bit of a challenge however.

Anyway, this week will be a continuation of…


Added by Billie Blakeney on July 31, 2011 at 6:06pm — 2 Comments

Never Again

I finished this miniature block today. I got the pattern from a book called Miniature to Masterpiece by Nancy Johnson-Srebro. I will tell you the block is appropriately named. The cover of the book shows this done in a full size quilt with nine blocks and pieced diamond border.  One block was enough for me! I did learn alot making it and glad to have it under my belt.… Continue

Added by Carla on July 31, 2011 at 6:03pm — 12 Comments

Frog Quilt

Started putting together my sons Frog Quilt today, (27yr old) Put some pictures in my photo section...Stop by if you get a chance and tell me what you think and through out some ideas for the rest of the quilt...It will be a Queen size Quilt.. Take Care and happy stitching everyone..

Added by Diane Kempton on July 31, 2011 at 5:15pm — 3 Comments

New Machine and YoYo Maker!

I survived the Long Beach show!

I did buy a new sewing machine (the last thing my daughter said to me before I left was, "And don't buy any more sewing machines - you have enough!"  lol.   I bought my last one - my Pfaff - at the Long Beach show several years ago.  Who can pass up a deal? !!!


And I also bought a YoYo maker, since so many of you told me you Loved them!~ lol. 


I have pics on my blogsite of some patterns by a company that was getting a lot…


Added by Karen Stenback on July 31, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

I found it...

Well after weeks of hunting I finally found my camera photo transfer cable.  Now I'm able to transfer and share some of  my pictures of our local quilt show held last month.  A month or two ago I saw the darn thing and told myself, "what a safe place for my cord"...and then promptly walked away and got my fingers into something else.  So a few weeks ago when I went to download my quilt show photos, my cord wasn't were I left it and things started to get hectic.  I needed that cord. …


Added by Debbie Snyder/WA on July 31, 2011 at 7:46am — 10 Comments

I hope your all keeping cool

Summer is sure winding down fast, a couple of months and the fall weather will be hitting this area. On the whole we have had a pretty good Summer. I thank God that we don't get that unmerciful heat that some of you are getting.

I posted a picture yesterday on my page of an anniversary cake that I made for my cousin and his wife's 50th wedding anniversary.  It seems to never fail that someone else always asks if I will make a cake for them. Yesterday a lady wanted me to make her a…


Added by Irene Gallway on July 31, 2011 at 4:56am — 8 Comments

Dear Jane K-5



This one ate my lunch....grin.  I couldn't get my foundation pattern to print out so I made my own.  That was interesting.  Nevertheless, it's not perfect but finished.


Tried again to post the picture with my blog post, but it just kept spinning.  It's on my page if you want to take a look.

Added by BillieBee in TX on July 30, 2011 at 9:20pm — 7 Comments

Don't get me wrong, I love my sunshine.

The spring/summer weather has finally arrived in the NW. Translation: I'm not having to wear a coat to work in the mornings!  I do love the sunny weather and spend as much time as I can outside but I do have limits.  The afternoon sun comes through the living room window from about 3 in the afternoon until sunset. Yes that does make the living room warm and even at times stuffy but my complaint is not being able to see the TV wihile I'm working on the next quilt.  I've used my quilts before…


Added by Kathy/WA on July 30, 2011 at 6:53pm — 1 Comment

Fabric Sculptures

Hello everybody,

as summer decided to take an extended holiday from his duties, I felt I needed something else to gladden my heart and warm my spirit... This is what I came up with: a fabric bowl made with the help of a balloon, a lot of scraps and a fabric medium to harden the fabric after drying. Great fun, also for kids! :-D

Greetings from…


Added by juhu on July 30, 2011 at 1:42pm — 6 Comments

For little Jo

No, I'm not talking about Little Joe Cartwright (LOL).  Our great niece is soon to be 5. I made her a pillowcase that I'll give her with a book, "The Very Fairy Princess".

Added by B J Elder/WA on July 30, 2011 at 10:37am — 12 Comments

Another gift crossed off the to-do list

wooo hooo  just finished this one a few minutes ago.  It's for our now 3 1/2 yr old great granddaughter and it's almost identical to the one I made for our other great gd; they will both receive them for Christmas this year along with co-ordinating pillowcases.


Tomorrow I'll be sandwiching the Newfie quilt for the customer in Scotland and hopefully…


Added by Sunshine/Mi on July 30, 2011 at 7:58am — 11 Comments


Added by Elizabeth Sutton on July 30, 2011 at 7:16am — 2 Comments

The Wedding Quilt for tomorrow...

Well, it's quilted and wrapped and ready to give.  The binding is not on it so I will ask for it back.  The shower is tomorrow and I am really excited.  I just know that my son and his future wife will love it.

Here is a photo of the beautiful quilting my friend Debbie did...

There are more photos on my blog...…


Added by Colleen Taylor on July 29, 2011 at 7:03pm — 2 Comments

Long Beach International Quilt Show

I am off early tomorrow (Saturday) morning for the Long Beach International Quilt Show on a bus with friends from my guild.    Friends who went today are already posting notes and pics on Facebook about how fabulous it is.


I have put a link on my blog to pics on the Show's FB page - today was opening day. Enjoy!



Tally Ho!  lol. 



Added by Karen Stenback on July 29, 2011 at 6:23pm — No Comments

ss blocks

I have read where ss blocks are being deliveried can't wait to get mine. The pictures so far are beautiful.

Added by Chris Keenan on July 29, 2011 at 3:56pm — No Comments

Snowman quilt

My daughter doesn't quilt, but she does amazing counted cross stitch.  Way back when, she started this series of calendar snowmen.  It took a while - she got a master's, husband, and baby in the meantime but they are all finished and she asked if I could sash them into a quilt.  It turned out so cute I had to share.

All the blocks are cute but I think August and…


Added by Carol Vickers/OH on July 29, 2011 at 7:53am — 19 Comments

Another wedding...another shower...another quilt!

That's right...we received a 'save the date' and a shower invite this week.
The wedding is in October and the shower...well just 4 weeks away!
What's a quilter to do?
Without knowing the colors or decorating choices of the bride and groom you have to think neutral!

Sew...since I was off yesterday...it was a very busy and…

Added by Colleen Taylor on July 29, 2011 at 5:10am — 6 Comments

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