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July 2011 Blog Posts (173)

Summer Piecing ( Two Quilts in Two Weeks with One More for The Road)

I have been bringing into my home, my great nieces and teaching them how to piece a quilt top. Pecking away at the work three to five hours at a time, Airyn,14, finished her quilt top in four days. She took away with her the fundamentals of piecing. She even learned how to cut with a rotary cutter. I am confident that Airyn, could make a top alone, however, she would call with small questions. Abbie,13, finished her quilt top tonight. Abbie is younger and feels that pinning and ironing is a… Continue

Added by Angela Braun on July 28, 2011 at 10:57pm — 9 Comments

Snowbound Block 4

I finally started looking through some of my many UFOs and decided to do a block from Bunny Hills Free BOM from 2010....yes I'm behind.

I posted Block 4 on my page if you want to go check it out.

Hope everyone has a great week.

Billie in TX

Added by BillieBee in TX on July 28, 2011 at 9:21am — 10 Comments

HONEY for burns

I have been catching up this morning on blog posts and Barbara Graham posted one where she had gotten a burn. I passed this information along to her but thought I would pass it on to you as well.


I read recently that honey was excellent for burns.  The article said not to put butter on them, which I learned a long time ago but said honey was really good.   I burned my finger with the curling iron a few wks ago and went immediately to the cabinet and grabbed the honey and put…


Added by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on July 28, 2011 at 7:24am — 10 Comments

50 Year Old Women are Wise and Wonderful...

I enjoy watching 60 Minutes especially Andy Rooney...these are his thoughts:

What makes women over 50 so smart, sexy, and fun!

 A woman over 50 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, ‘What are you thinking?’ She doesn’t care what you think.

If a woman over 50 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it’s usually more interesting.

Women over 50 are dignified. They…


Added by Pam/NY on July 27, 2011 at 3:06pm — 18 Comments

My kids have gone home and....

it was quiet on the eastern front.  Until my son called...he is back in the hospital in a lot of pain.  His enzyme count is way up again and he can barely talk to call to tell me.  They gave him pain medication and he not quite with it.  I will go down to check on him each day. It is so hard, he gets crabby when they give him the pain meds.  I wish the problems would ease up , I don't know where to turn.  My daughter was at her home , looking it over for the first time since the flood waters… Continue

Added by Marnie/NH on July 27, 2011 at 1:01pm — 12 Comments

must be a daughter of a quilter

Sunday after church, a mom asked her very young daughter what the lesson was about.
The daughter answered, "Don't be scared, you'll get your quilt."
Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed. Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea and the Mom asked him what that morning's Sunday school lesson was about. 


He said,


(wait for it)




"Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming."

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on July 27, 2011 at 12:53pm — 11 Comments

Really, Really Bad Jokes

What do you do if your Electric Quilting software has a bug? 

Wait for a patch!


What if you need tech support?

You go to a forum and start a new thread!


:D :D :D!!!!

Added by Joana Simmers/GA on July 27, 2011 at 10:34am — 6 Comments

Yo Yo's and "Suffolk Puffs"!

 I have posted directions with pics on my blog of how to make yo's yo's without a yo yo maker, for newer quilters who think they need to buy a tool to make yo yo's.   I have also included a pic of a yo yo Christmas tree made by quilter, Karin Hellaby of the UK, with a link for free directions to make the tree.  Karin also organizes and runs quilting holidays and some of her trips look Wonderful, so have added that link. …


Added by Karen Stenback on July 27, 2011 at 7:00am — 7 Comments

Gifty Galore new project

Howdy Gifties, here is proof that I actually use the stuff I design. This is my bedside table complete with dust, and my phone charger valet. I keep my glasses in there at night, and my phone on charge. I find it stops the cat from pushing my glasses off the table onto the dog in the middle of the night. Trust me that's a great saving. Dog and cat politics in the middle of the night is no fun!


This time I actually followed the pattern, and it worked! You can find the Phone…


Added by Susan Terpin on July 27, 2011 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Birthday wishes

Well, since my name begins with S, I dont' show up in the b-day list anymore.  But I wanted to let everyone know that a glorious day was spent looking at material.  First at Buggy Barn and then later at Quilt Patch Lane.  At Buggy barn, we were greeted by a new (to me) yellow lab named Riley, and her best friend, a chestnut gelding named Gus.  Both were friendly and wanted to be petted, and there were lots of new things to look at inside.  Found exactly what I was looking for.…


Added by Suzanne L/WA on July 26, 2011 at 10:35pm — 18 Comments

fabric swap

I am newbie looking for a swap of either strips or I spy square. 

Thanks- Linda

Added by Linda Stutts on July 26, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments

I'm Happy...

Didn't get as much organizing done in my sewing room as I would have liked, but I can use my big floor quilting frame again so I am happy with that and will work on the rest a little at a time as it's necessary to find something.  The rest of the house is organized pretty good too.  It was a little overwhelming at first, but the great part is next time I go home I can just relax and take it easy.  I did have time to quilt a little. I worked on my "truck" project, appliqueing the 1" squares in… Continue

Added by Laurie on July 26, 2011 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

42 years

Today is our wedding anniversary,,, 42 years!!   Not sure where all this time has gone, but I know it has gone, just looking at our 3 kids,,, oldest is now 40!! And 8 grands later.  Today will not be celebrated till another day, he is golfing today, morning and afternoon, 2 different times, and I am staying home doing laundry.  Don't worry Friday and Saturday are my planned days,, shop hop here I come!! 

Added by Lynne on July 26, 2011 at 3:16am — 19 Comments

Had to say goodbye to my Knitting Machine.

My knitting machine sold over the weekend which still makes me sad. Husband did not love to hear me get upset when all the work came off the knitting bed from one stuck needle. He want it out of the house! My high hopes of designing clothes, dolls and ect. was one of those short lived dreams, especially since I have gone crazy for quilting  If anyone still loves this art of knitting, machine and hand.  I do have over 20 books on the subject, that will also now be sold on ebay. Need…


Added by LKC on July 25, 2011 at 10:51pm — 3 Comments


I just am not getting to my quilting - seems like whenever I plan to take the day sewing - something comes up.  Was going to sew yesterday - Sunday - but my daughter called and they were taking her Father out for his birthday - #75 - so I meet them. Baked him some peanut butter cookies - that was always his favorite and he seemed to appreciate them.

Friday is my Sister's birthday - gotta get her present together and in the mail tomorrow.  And want to put together an eyeglass chain for…


Added by Barb/Oregon on July 25, 2011 at 8:20pm — 5 Comments

My Precious First Grandbaby Is Finally Here

Teagan Elizabeth made her appearance on Wed. 7/20 @ 8:26 a.m., 6.4#'s and 19.5" long, 10 days late and breach but all is well.  A real little peanut.  I know I'm biased but I think she is just beautiful.  This picture was taken on Sun. morning.  She's laying on her first quilt that I made for her.  My world has just changed for the better.… Continue

Added by Judy Kelly/NY on July 25, 2011 at 4:40pm — 20 Comments

weekend busy-ness

peas and carrots set from Shamus to Olivia for Tab's Shower

OK Shamus didn't put ALLOT of effort into the bibs and…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on July 25, 2011 at 10:34am — No Comments

Group Quilt Project

There is a group quilt project that I am showing on my blogsite.   The group has taken a pattern, cut it up, individually sewn the parts, and added them all back together, for the final quilt.    I believe 11 quilters were involved, but the number could be adjusted.  The end result - a quilt of one of the quilter's daughter's house -  is so cute.  It was done in a class by my quilt teacher, Sue Handley, a few years ago.  I think it has won some ribbons in a couple shows.  …


Added by Karen Stenback on July 25, 2011 at 8:52am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—More Oregon Visit

Flashback to July 6th:

New DDIL, Alexa, and I got to visit Crafts Americana's office in Vancouver. Crafts Americana is home to Knit Picks and Connecting Threads and host to the Knitting Community and Quilt With Us. In the photo above are (from left) Jenny, Kerin, Alisha, me, Alexa and Alison.

Alison met us in the lobby and gave us the grand tour of the company. The ground floor entrance area was manned by the great people of Customer…


Added by Peggy Stuart on July 25, 2011 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

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