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August 2015 Blog Posts (40)


Swap #19 is just getting underway.  We have 3 signed up and hoping for more people to sign up.  We can go with 3, 4, 6, or 12 in this swap.  It is a miniature swap and we should have a nice wall hanging when it is finished.  We will accept sign-ups until 9-5-15.

Added by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on August 31, 2015 at 10:08am — No Comments

High Fiber—Dog Days of Summer

Vintage Stitchers met at Marilyn's. She met us at the door wearing this apron Barbara made for her:

She was working on a quilt for fall that will include this machine-appliquéd pumpkin block: …


Added by Peggy Stuart on August 31, 2015 at 8:30am — 14 Comments


Block Swappers Inc. has just posted a new swap to begin 9-15-15.  This one is a miniature swap.  If interested, please read the Discussion Forum in the Block Swappers Inc. group.  Limit of 12 in this swap!

Added by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on August 28, 2015 at 4:01pm — No Comments

Lookee what fell into my lap....

Hubby was walking around the lake last week. He came in and grabbed his keys and headed out, about 5 minutes later he came in with this treasure:

It was sitting alongside of the road with a free sign!!!!

He looked around to see if someone going to say it was a mistake...but, it's in my house now!!!

I have a good friend whose daughter will be married next…


Added by Pam/NY on August 26, 2015 at 8:00am — 14 Comments

Coshocton Canal Quilters displayed over 100 family antique quilts Aug. 2015.

I wanted to share a photo of our antique quilts at our recent quilt show in August 2015.   When you walked into the church you were struck with a sense of awe!  These were most family quilts.   I was thinking about all the wonderful ladies who made these…


Added by Mary In Ohio on August 25, 2015 at 10:55am — 9 Comments

Gifty Galore Project 8

For my Gifty Galore project, I made these cute little patchwork trivets with circular quilting from the …


Added by Mari/WA on August 25, 2015 at 6:49am — No Comments

September Little Quilt

We have the most beautiful Little Quilt this month. Two of my favorite elements with the September Little…


Added by Mari/WA on August 24, 2015 at 6:45am — 8 Comments

San Francisco Giants quilt top

I have a BIL who lives and breathes the SF Giants even to the point he has his own "uniform".  Many times over the years he has asked me to make him a quilt showing their logo, but never could make him understand that fabrics like that are not always available.  A few weeks ago I received a notice from AQS that they were selling fabrics with the logos of all major baseball leagues so I immediately contacted him & told him if he would pay for the materials, I would finally make him a…


Added by Janet/MO on August 22, 2015 at 12:53pm — 13 Comments

I can't believe it!

I hardly ever take the time to custom quilt my own stuff, but business slows down in the summer which is ok and gives me some time to work on my own projects, as well as keep up with yard work.  I have been busy trying to finish up the UFO's that are cluttering up my closet and this is one I finished and had enough backing to actually be able to quilt it too!!  I'm happy with how it turned out.  My greatest compliment was when DH was looking at it and pointed to the feather border and said,…


Added by Roxann on August 20, 2015 at 10:00am — 26 Comments

Three Whales for Kaktovik!

As some of you may remember, my DS and DDIL live in the remote village of Kaktovik, in far northern Alaska, year around, where DS is the school librarian and DDIL is the village postmaster.  During "summer" break this year, DS visited us here in northern California for some weeks for the first time in three years.  As postmaster and only employee of the US Postal Service in Kaktovik (written as "Qaaktugvik" in the local Inupiat (pronounced In.NOO.pee.aht) language, DDIL was unable to come…


Added by Carol Ann Hinton on August 19, 2015 at 5:08pm — 9 Comments

Just a tad more editing

Think I'm going to leave this alone for a while until the painting tells me the next way to go. Not totally happy with the sky or the moon rise, but it's getting there. Need to do a little more with the water in way of shadowing and work on the splash. I thought about putting in another dolphin; however, with the way the current one is situated, to add another would be too crowded. Perhaps one at a later date. 

I do appreciate all the comments and input, it is very helpful.…


Added by Terri D. on August 19, 2015 at 4:37pm — 5 Comments

This came up on my facebook page and I had to share

Added by Kathy/WA on August 18, 2015 at 5:18pm — 5 Comments

More paint playing

I have worked a little more on the painting. Still have to work on the dolphin, the splash of water and adding the ripples. It still needs something, but can't quite put my finger on it. Oh well, it will come when its ready to.

Added by Terri D. on August 18, 2015 at 11:58am — 5 Comments

Finished projects - at last

I really like this blog.  But I don't visit often - and post even less!  I am actively sewing and quilting, though.  These pictures will prove it:  The last time I posted about this quilt, called "Knight's Quarters, I had just finished the center block.  I still had all the borders to assemble and then get it quilted.  That happened several years ago!  It's now hanging on the wall of our bedroom.  I had it quilted in 2013.  THAT'S how long I've been gone!…


Added by Janet Ollman Blackmer on August 17, 2015 at 3:54pm — 8 Comments

organizing fabric

My fabric needs to be more organized, so that's what I've been attempting lately.  It is a challenge for me.  Should I sort strictly by color?  Theme?  Coordinating fabrics?  As I sort, I'm finding I mentally put fabrics together for projects, which derails the organization!

I like the idea of sorting by color, so that when I do pick a print, I can just go to the different colors to find coordinating fabrics, but I'm finding that easier to say than to do.    If I do sort by color,…


Added by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on August 17, 2015 at 9:00am — 20 Comments

High Fiber—Another Week at Home

Quilters! Finally, I have some quilts to show you. But first a little food.

Vintage Stitchers met at Janet's on Thursday. Marilyn brought this embroidered Christmas quilt center to show us. Now to put the borders on.…


Added by Peggy Stuart on August 17, 2015 at 8:30am — 8 Comments

To Applique or not to Applique?

I've finally finished the top to my Great-niece's baby quilt.  She's two-months old, but I don't think she will notice I'm a bit late.  The quilt is 54" x 54".  My original plan was to appliqué a pink flower in the lower right-hand corner of the quilt, to add a bit of whimsy to the otherwise monochromatic quilt.  Please look at the pictures below and let me know your opinion.  The flower is going to be simplified if I do it, to have fewer but larger petals and larger bases, so they are…


Added by Neldon on August 16, 2015 at 11:41pm — 7 Comments


a simple request for prayers. i know there are quilters here with a direct line. please remember me in your prayers.

U.S. top court endorses prayers before town meetings thank you.…


Added by Shannon, ON on August 16, 2015 at 5:55pm — 7 Comments

Playing with paints

My DH decided I needed to get the creative juices flowing so he brought in my easel from the garage and we went shopping for paints, new brushes and canvas. Right now I'm dabbling in acrylics and currently have a partial painting in the works. Letting it dry while I figure where to go with it. While I'm not thrilled with how it looks at the moment, I am pleased that I am at least painting and sketching. I can see that I've got to do something on the shadowing as I've gotten it much too dark,…


Added by Terri D. on August 16, 2015 at 5:43pm — 5 Comments

Just a note

I thought I would try and send a note out to let you know I fell and broke the Radius bone in my right hand.  

As a result of this, I'm half way through the moving process.  In a mess at both places.  I'm suppose to be all healed in six weeks (Sept. 15th).  Can't wait for that time to arrive. Home health is coming in and helping me with Bud,  I'm so bored, not being able to do much.  I have  mastered, making and  changing the bedding. Folding laundry,and doing dishes with my left…


Added by Irene Gallway on August 15, 2015 at 8:01am — 15 Comments

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