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August 2012 Blog Posts (123)

Life is so exciting, I think

Been spending the day packing what I think can not be replaced. The fire is headed our way. I have been using my stash to wrap around my family antiques.The forest fire is headed our way and there is no stopping her. One thing I want all of you to remember, please take pictures of everything in your home. Open drawers and doors to show what you have. We have an awesome insurance company and they said as you leave your home make sure you have a picture of everything you have left behind.…


Added by Lori on August 31, 2012 at 9:58pm — 20 Comments

Here I am....

Here I am  now that Issacc has moved on out and left the area.  We had a hurricane on top of all the other things that have been going on here.  I think I would have liked to go on a vacation and come back to find everything done and over with.  We had minimal damage although we did have to go without electricity for awhile, it is back on now.  My brother on the next street over is still without power but he does have a generator ( Thank you Lord). 

We have been in the repair/remodel…


Added by Gayle/La. on August 31, 2012 at 7:09pm — 21 Comments

Binding is finally done....

I just finished the binding...my least favorite part of quilting.  This is "Frame It UP"( a downloable pattern from CT...) and I added a few wool and moda marble appliques to the corners.  I'm learning how to blanket stitch and applique, which is something I have been able to avoid for the past 20 yrs.  Now I'm lovin all the wonderful wool things and need to learn more. …


Added by Debbie Snyder/WA on August 31, 2012 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

A Sewing Week - WooHoo!

Can you believe it?  Last week at this time we were moving into our new place. And here it is a week later and I have managed to do not just one but two sewing/quilting projects!  Granted they are small projects, but still. I'm excited!  The first is another child's apron. This one is for my great niece Madelynn who turns 5 in September. She is having a 'Brave' (the movie) themed party. I found the fabric on eBay. The princess is Merida. Don't you love the lace at the bottom?  Well, you…


Added by B J Elder/WA on August 31, 2012 at 8:09am — 14 Comments

Barbara Brackman new Block of the Week (BOW) Sept 1 2012

I am game for starting a BOW with this blog Barbara Brackmanwill be posting it is a wonderful historical blog on Women Fighting for their rights and each week she will post history and blocks pertaining to that era

If you would like to visit the blog just click on her name and you will see it there.

My colors are going to be the green, purple and white commemorating that era and time.




Added by betweens on August 31, 2012 at 7:35am — 25 Comments

of quilts beginning and done and sock beasties

Tiny Little Houses quilt pink house # 2

…not quite finished…but looking neat! Pattern was FREE at http://www.forestquilting.com/paperpiecing_free/paperpiecing_free_pdfs/crazy_crooked_house.pdf (Crazy Crooked House by Patrice Trnka Adams) this house I…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on August 31, 2012 at 6:48am — 4 Comments

Fun and Done!

Semi fun and now it's done! See pic below. I really thought this would be easier..silly me...the concept was so nifty and I thought it was a great way to use my scraps. The inspiration to try this came from the fact that I have dogs and cats that will sleep on our bed and I wanted a quilt that I wouldn't mind if they shared with me...translated means a quilt that I didn't spend mucho bucks or buko time on. Well, this is my experience and tips to share. You need the ruler and can look at several… Continue

Added by Roz on August 31, 2012 at 5:52am — 3 Comments

Smocking Anyone?

Yes, I love to quilt, and I love to smock.  My toddler calls the dresses I smock for her "Princess Dresses".  Lately, when I sew her a dress I need to make a coordinating one for her 18-inch doll.  I have drafted a bishop's smocked dress for her 18-inch doll and am sharing its pattern and results as a smock-along-with-me article on my other blog; as there is not enough room to post the information here.  You can view it at…


Added by Shannon/UT on August 30, 2012 at 9:19pm — 4 Comments

Back again

Ohmigosh..it's been a year since I last wrote.  Can't believe it, but it's true.  Guess I've been so wrapped up in quilting that I've not been online a lot.  So what have I been so busy working on?  Well, I've been handquilting a quilt called...well, your guess is as good as mine <G>  It's my adaptation of the Bird of Paradise quilt, which can be found at the New York Museum of Folk Art.  I used the blocks, then put my own twist on it with broderie perse.  I'll be finishing the…


Added by AnnetteJ on August 30, 2012 at 10:41am — No Comments

My Pinterest Poject

Sorry it's not quilting but I saw this done on Pinterest and wanted to redo my front door and so I gave it a try.  A quart of paint, a small roller, a cheap paint brush and 1 hour of time and I got it painted.  I used aluminum foil to wrap around the handles...also a tip from Pinterest.  The numbers:  First, I found a free font I liked on line and downloaded it, then I cut a…


Added by Debbie Snyder/WA on August 30, 2012 at 9:00am — 15 Comments

mushroom house and lovely plantlife

Impromptu mushroom house

…1st house for the Tiny Houses pink and purple houses quilt… this pattern is found at: http://artisania.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/mushroom-house-quilt-block.pdf FREE! What’s wicked cool about this quilt is many of the patterns are…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on August 29, 2012 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

A new sewing room

I have a new sewing room... surrounded by a new to us house.  DH and I moved to a temporary house (no idea how long temporary will be) over the weekend as Mom's house, where we were living when we cared for my parents, has sold. DH is seeking employment. He was laid off from his job due to lack of government funding. We are doing just fine and feel so blessed.  My new sewing room is also DH's computer/office, so it is a bit cozy. LOL We put a lot of our items into storage, so it wasn't too…


Added by B J Elder/WA on August 28, 2012 at 7:41pm — 15 Comments

Greenfield, TN Beginning Quilting Classes

Beginning Classes starting soon in my Studio/Store in Greenfield, TN.  Call Laralee's (731-235-0097) for more information.  We will be making a 44" x 60" nine-patch traditional shoo-fly quilt or wall hanging.

Added by Laralee Boyd on August 28, 2012 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

My exciting news..

Hey guys,

I am about to burst with excitement!!!  modabakeshop.com is going to feature a tutorial of mine in the coming months.  You can see more details at my blog:  www.catequilter.blogspot.ca

Also if you would like updates on my progress, remember to check back there often..

I would like to send out my appreciation to this fine community, people who never fail to inspire, even if its just a smile...


Added by cate on August 28, 2012 at 10:50am — 11 Comments

Lookee lookee what I bought!!!

I went to our local antique show and this is what I got:

These are in excellent shape. 18 blocks a couple have to be repaired, but this was stitched in the 30's. I have an almost granddaughter coming in Dec. I will get at least two quilts from these…


Added by Pam/NY on August 28, 2012 at 5:02am — 23 Comments

Flower Power Pincushion

When I was choosing projects for my Gifty Galore , I saw the…


Added by kathy on August 27, 2012 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

High Fiber—Dogs and Demos

It has been a busy week. So busy, in fact, that I forgot to put my knitting up and left it in a chair. DH put it on the floor. 

Sunny decided she could improve on my version of the Dogwood Blossoms Cardigan, so she had a go at it. Yum! I'm not sure which was more…


Added by Peggy Stuart on August 27, 2012 at 8:30am — 3 Comments

old photo, quilt complete, SHAMUS

Fresh Oliver with auntie Jaz (with fabulous green hair) and mama Tab…cuteness! I’m guessing this photo is from December 2004 or January 2005…found this while making room in Oliver’s room for his new loft bed…AW…little puddin’ heads!



Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on August 27, 2012 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

For Online Friends

A good friend sent this to me and I wanted to share it here today with all the new friends that I have met throught QWU.  Some of you may have seen it before,  but I thought it was worth repeating.


                                                   For Someone Special Online


                                            It's true I have never seen you

                                              and we have never…


Added by Marilyn L. on August 27, 2012 at 4:48am — 7 Comments

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