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September 2012 Blog Posts (127)

Steph in Virginia

In regards to your question about mitered corners.  It really doesn't matter which side goes on first.  A lot of the time, I add the top then a side,, so I can finish that miter before I add the other 2 borders.  Just something I do,, not even sure why.  

Sorry I was unable to respond to your post,, do you have responses turned off??  Can you even do that??

Added by Lynne on September 30, 2012 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

happy anniversary to us!

i've been reflecting a little this morning.


Added by chrissie wunderlich / sk on September 30, 2012 at 8:17am — 1 Comment

Hey Folks ...

Been away for awhile ... hope eveyone is and has been doing well.  

I've been doing some quilting off and on ... Right now I am working on a blue and white blanket for my hubby and our queen bed ~ got the pattern out of a magazine and it has changed several times since I started :) It wasn't big enough for the bed when I started and hubby put in a request for a queen size quilt so I've had to 'fenagle' (use that all the time but never had to spell it !!) the pattern, which leads me to…


Added by Steph in Virginia on September 30, 2012 at 6:50am — 1 Comment

Sept 30th Pillowcase Day yesterday

I had a great day yesterday.  I spent the day making pillowcases for kids with cancer.   We made 70 while we were at the quilt shop and there were 108 made and dropped off ahead of time.  It was fun since we started with what they had and while we were working they started cutting Christmas fabric so we switched to Christmas fabrics and spent the rest  of the day working on Christmas cases.  We had a wonderful sweatshop running during the morning.  A couple of people were pinning, three of…


Added by Dona Coffey on September 30, 2012 at 2:30am — 5 Comments

My 1st Blue Ribbon

I just won my first blue ribbon at a local Guild quilt show. The quilt was a Round Robin that I organized almost 2 years ago. The piecing was finished about a year ago and I finally found the time to quilt it this year. I posted pictures in my photos.


Added by Julia/WI on September 29, 2012 at 5:57pm — 7 Comments

Heading to New England

I live in the Cincinnati area of Ohio and my DH and I are headed to New England next week just because we have never been in that area of the country before......and because we want to....... and because we can!  My question to my quilting sisters who live around that area-- what and where should we NOT miss on this trip???  We will have 2 weeks to visit Mass., Maine, New Hampshire,Vermont.....or any other state and area we want to visit  during these 2 weeks.  We are interested in quaint,…


Added by Kathy Steele on September 29, 2012 at 8:23am — 21 Comments

Handbag, anyone?

This is definitely a bag-making-while-my-husband-watches football-and it-rains-outside kind of day.

Posted a tutorial on my blog, if you care to join me.…


Added by pieceLove on September 29, 2012 at 8:11am — 7 Comments

Sept 29th

I had Wed off for the Jewish Holyday.  I spent the morning making a couple of table runners.  I made one for someone at school who is leaving and moving to Arizona.  It was lighthouses on one side and a beach type of fabric on the other.  I made a Halloween one for Dennis.  HIs birthday present came on Tuesday.  The Jim Shore hitchhiking ghosts look great on the table runner.


I spent a couple of hours on Thursday night hand quilting Sean's twin size…


Added by Dona Coffey on September 29, 2012 at 2:49am — No Comments

Quilt show

I just got back in from the quilt show, that is sponsored by the International Quilters Guild, here in town.  It's small compared to the ones some of you have the opportunity to go to.  However it's nice to see all the beautiful work that is displayed.  Several vendors were on hand with their goodies.  I picked up a couple of pieces of fabric and a magnetic "Bee Pin" that holds your pins while sewing.  Even if you don't want to use it for pins it will make a cute pin just to wear.



Added by Irene Gallway on September 28, 2012 at 12:21pm — 2 Comments

Grandmothers Choice on Sat.

Last week Grandmothers Choice was hard, so this week should be easy. Come join the group at QWU it is good way to play with different block that otherwise you may never do. It is also great way to see how fabric changes the look of the block. Now if only I could get my photos on the computer, but all that have been posted are on the Grandmothers Choice group at QWU. Come take a look. Some you already see with the slide show on the main page.

I have been having fun this week working on…


Added by LKC on September 28, 2012 at 7:43am — 1 Comment

The Votes Are In and a Wedding is Planned

In the Pfaff give a way the votes are in, I didn't win 1st prize but did place in the top 10.  I will receive a package of Pfaff items worth $50.00.   Thank you to those that voted for me!! I realize the voting procedure was difficult. Many of you that told me you voted, your pictures did not show up on my page so I don't think the votes went through.  The lady who won was so deserving, she has been sewing for charity for many years and I am glad she won. 


As many of you know…


Added by Linda "Sue" Robertson, TN on September 28, 2012 at 7:00am — 11 Comments

Sept 28th, 2012

I had set a goal of making quilts for all my neices and nephews on one side of the family.  Then adding in the boys and their gf's and Dennis I amup to 12 quilts.  I really want to do this but I really have to get moving. I think this is the place to chronicle the journey.


Added by Dona Coffey on September 28, 2012 at 2:07am — 6 Comments

The story of my quilts.

I should have started quilting at least fifteen years ago instead of just three years back. My sister who was visiting me from US and who knew I had inclinations towards crafting and sewing gifted me with booklets and books about piecing and quilting. I did peruse them but most of the stuff was Greek and Latin to me. It all seemed so difficult and I was sure I was not cut out to cut so many little pieces. I zeroed in on the crochet pattern and household sewing books she gave me and learnt to…


Added by Sobana Sundar on September 28, 2012 at 12:00am — 12 Comments

Gorgeous state of Idaho

We just returned last night from a trip to Sandpoint, Idaho. Absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, it hazy due to the fires. The combination of mountains and lakes is breath taking. This is the view out the window of the sky lodge where we stayed... This belongs to dear friends and collaborators who have a research compound and flight museum. While we were there, they had a fly…


Added by Pam/NY on September 27, 2012 at 9:12am — 5 Comments

Monkeying around

Twenty four more monkeys ‘eyed’ and a few ‘nosed’…they’re rather hollow and humorless at the moment.  I think one of them may just stay with me though, upper right hand corner, has color combinations I really like! You can’t tell with them all deflated but I think they will be fabulous! September 26th 2012…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on September 27, 2012 at 7:48am — 1 Comment

Stubby-Legged-monkey-faced-tail-free-sock-beastie tutorial

Stubby-Legged-monkey-faced-tail-free-sock-beastie made of 1 pair of anklet socks.

You will need:

1 pair (2) anklets, they don’t need to match, A sewing machine (you can hand stitch this entire beast but I use a machine to make them resilient to hugs…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on September 27, 2012 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

SOCKS everywhere socks

Sock Sorting with Olivia September 25th 2012


Got out the big bucket –o- assorted socks and I put together piles of monkey while she took all the socks, knee highs, anklets, and booties out and contemplated them as a whole…a whole pile of mismatched multicolored silliness.  Some of these will become your basic monkey…others will still be monkey in…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on September 26, 2012 at 5:30am — 4 Comments

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