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August 2013 Blog Posts (81)

need advice about a quilt that was longarm quilted

As some of you know already, I had my Night Before Christmas quilt quilted by a longarm quilter and it was almost completely ruined.  My husband & I are in the process right now of removing all of the stitches on it and then it will be re-quilted by a friend of mine in Kansas.  Right now the stitching lines done on the white on white fabric behind the embroidery really show.  My question is whether or not any of you have dealt with this situation and if it ended up turning out okay.  I'm…


Added by Janet/MO on August 31, 2013 at 7:32pm — 13 Comments

Hello Everyone!

Hi! Almost 4 years ago, I was told by my lawyer to get off the computer.  For some of you who do remember me, might remember when my mom had broke her leg.  Well, that was what had the other lawyers, who I was going after, all crazy.  They wanted to make a big deal, over my going down to care for my mom.  So that is why I wasn't here.  The other lawyers also took pictures that I had on here, and were trying to use them against me.  My lawyer took me off the computer completely for a long…


Added by Morgan Hess /Fla. on August 30, 2013 at 9:47pm — 15 Comments

Quilting in Western Colorado

I enjoyed reading all the posts about end-of-summer projects.

I thought you might like to hear how it is in my neck of the woods. I live in a very small (pop 490) town in Western Colorado. We have an active quilting group of 8-10 women. We meet weekly in the community center where we have enough room to really spread out. One wall is entirely carpeted so we can hang quilts in progress, etc. Our group puts on a breakfast during the town's annual party (Wild Horse Days).

About a…


Added by Jodi Cramer on August 30, 2013 at 3:04pm — 8 Comments

Never fails...

In my post about the baby clutch ball, I mentioned that I wanted to include a piece of chenille in the project but couldn't find my chenille scraps.  Well...you guessed it...today I found them!   

Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 29, 2013 at 7:00pm — 9 Comments

Something Fishy

I am guilty of pouring over everyone else's pictures, and loving them, but don't often post any of my own.  Thought I'd post a few of my fish projects.  I needed a break from a t-shirt quilt I'm working on, so took time to put these together.  I embellished the wallhanging pattern a bit, and had fun playing with different free-motion quilt designs on the fish.

The smaller quilt started as an orphan block left over from the wallhanging, and scrap triangles that I couldn't bring myself…


Added by Barb/WI on August 29, 2013 at 11:19am — 5 Comments

Thanks to PQ for the idea on the Clutch ball

Just loved the idea of the clutch ball that I had to make one for Aiden.  The first one that I started to make with the template was way tooo big so I cut it down a 1/3 and made the one I gave to Aiden.  As you can see he does like his ball.  Only wish I had gotten the picture of him putting his face in the ball.…


Added by Kathy/WA on August 29, 2013 at 10:28am — 6 Comments

Now here's a Quilt Guild challenge

Added by Pam/NY on August 29, 2013 at 6:20am — 6 Comments

Fall is around the corner...

Hubby loves hot sauce...this batch will get his attention! HOT...

I am so glad to get this off the list! Fall is in the air...the trees are tingy and apples are ready! Tomorrow is hubby's birthday...he loves apple pie! So will bake one early as it's suppose to be hot!

Will start moving back to the main house and spend long weekends at the lake. Will be good to…


Added by Pam/NY on August 29, 2013 at 5:31am — 10 Comments

Catching Up

Haven't been posting much, but need chatter.....

We have been having a cool summer and the veggie garden is just now starting to come on, but have had a beautiful flower garden this year. 

I am still working with my charity group and have gotten three quilts made.  Will post pictures later after they are finished.  One was a red, white, and blue stars for the VA hospital. One was lady bugs and flowers applique and the other is large pinwheels made with poka dot material.  (Lady…


Added by Dawn Hutton on August 29, 2013 at 4:00am — 7 Comments

Just checkin' in...

I've been missing the general chit-chat we used to share here, so I'm hoping to spur on some more posts by sticking my neck out and just sharing what is going on in my world.  It may not be all about quilting because my life is not all about quilting, so go easy on me.  ;0)  

Yesterday morning we saddled up early in order to try to beat the heat of the day to gather up the yearling heifers and sort off the bulls from the bunch.  It was a beautiful morning and they gathered and…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 28, 2013 at 6:50pm — 12 Comments

Over load at NICU

We have a life long friend who is the Chief of Pediatrics in a major medical center. He came yesterday loaded with stuffed animals, fleece blankets, sunglasses, and soccer balls! These were some of the items that are donated to the hospital. He has had to rent a storage room...I will be donating these to a local shelter...

My point is...be sure your items are truly going to be used at the place you are donating to. Businesses, organizations, charity groups, and amazingly generous…


Added by Pam/NY on August 28, 2013 at 6:27am — 6 Comments

Summertime Quilt

I am entering a small quilt in my guild's challenge for the first time.  It's small as the challenge rules are 20 x 20 or less.  My question....do I add embellishments first, then do the binding.  Or do I bind it and add embellishments after.  The label is on the back and the very last step will be to do a hanging sleeve.  Help !!

I tried to post a photo but it didn't work.  Sorry.......

Added by Trevi in Texas on August 27, 2013 at 12:42pm — 4 Comments

Roll On quilt pattern

I am looking for the Roll On quilt pattern, the quilt I saw it on, had 7 inch blocks, does anyone have the  pattern that I could use or buy,  Thanks, 

Added by Katie Mlnarik on August 26, 2013 at 5:32pm — 10 Comments

Diane has a magic closet!

She must have, she has sent Iowa Comfort over 10 tops already.... and she just sent us two more beauties!

Please check them out.



Thanks for looking....


ps I have a post scheduled for tomorrow morning, just scroll down to find the post from August 24th if it is after midnight.


Added by Deb Semmens on August 26, 2013 at 3:59pm — 1 Comment

High Fiber—Small, Beautiful World!

On Wednesday, Karan and I went to Joanie's to help her with her paper-pieced pine-tree blocks.

She has such an aesthetically pleasing work space! Here's what it looked like when we arrived:
It's a lovely spot to…

Added by Peggy Stuart on August 26, 2013 at 8:30am — 7 Comments

Merry Christmas Banner

I chose the “Merry Christmas” wall hanging from Nancy Halvorsen’s Ho Ho Ho Let it Snow for my project this year.  Having just moved into a brand new home, I’m not sure where all my Christmas treasures will fit, so my solution is to make new treasures to fit with the old…


Added by MaryJo on August 26, 2013 at 7:59am — 5 Comments

Access, whew

Good morning from the East coast.  Through the pending rain clouds dropping their loads, I can tell the sun is out there, lol.  I'm off to a local quilt shop to drop off another quilt for machine work, and do some handwork.  

Florida quilt show happening September 27-30, Jacksonville FL, Prime Osborne Auditorium.  Come to Quiltfest if you're in the region.  I'm not sure if I will be here.  (Brenda, I just may.  Will know soon.)

Later I have pics to add.  Y'all have a…


Added by Robbin Neff on August 26, 2013 at 5:51am — 3 Comments

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