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October 2011 Blog Posts (116)


Hello everybody,

I finished this quilt only a few days ago. It is probably my fastest work yet! The piecing is not difficult except for the two set in pieces in the lower right quarter of the quilt, but the free-motion machine quilting did take some time.

All the fabrics in the quilt are hand-dyed with Sun-Printing. If you are interested in a detailed…


Added by juhu on October 31, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Family Visits, Part Two

We have been having a nice visit with Daphne and her family.


The Bees' Knees cardigan fit just the way I wanted: a little big, so she can wear it for a long time. The socks fit about the same way:


We came for…


Added by Peggy Stuart on October 31, 2011 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

A Pendleton plaid coat just for Pasquale!

First I will start this post off by saying...YES, Pasquale is spoiled.  Very very spoiled!!  But I will also say that I do make most everything I do out of necessity.  Since I've had Pasquale....going on 7 years, he's only had one jacket, and it was old and really small for him.  So for over a year now I knew I wanted to make him a coat, and specifically a raincoat.  He doesn't much like walking in the rain, so I thought a hood would be mandatory.  With his big ears, who could blame him, I'm…


Added by Jenni Calo on October 31, 2011 at 8:17am — 6 Comments

Last Minute Halloween Ideas For You!

Last Minute Halloween Fun! From The Quilter Cook on www.createwithrkmquilts.com-a sister site of rkmquilts.com

I know, everyone is busy getting ready for the big night, so I am going to give you some last minute ideas to make your night extra special...have fun, be safe and take some pictures to scrapbook later on!

* Fill grab bags… Continue

Added by Rhonda Mossner on October 31, 2011 at 7:42am — No Comments

Pics from Newfie Quilt

I finally received the pics of my customer receiving her Newfie quilt.


I think she likes it…


Added by Sunshine/Mi on October 31, 2011 at 7:23am — 12 Comments

Bloom Creek Quilts for Sale

For those of you who might be interested, I've added a new category to my web site called "Bloom Creek Quilts for Sale".  I'm busting at the seams with quilts and must make room for my newer quilts, so I've decided to sell some of the quilt models that were used on my pattern covers.  Happy quilting to all of you. . . . Vickihttp://www.bloomcreek.com/store/products/?category=12

Added by Vicki Bellino on October 30, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Local Quilt Show/Exhibition

This week-end I went with a friend to two local quilting shows/exhibitions these are not like your big shows where there loads of trade stands but where some quilting groups have put on a show of there work

Normally nothing like this goes on here but this week-end there was these 2 plus further afield there was another one which we didn't go… Continue

Added by Janice Aitkens on October 30, 2011 at 12:30am — 17 Comments

How to make a Rectangle out of a Square?

I just received a new CT catalog and am quite taken with the Charlottesville collection.  I especially like the "Stars on Point" kit.  But I have a personal problem with square quilts, which this is.  We use our quilts and since the human body is longer than it is wide, that is how I like our quilts to be.  I am tempted to order the kit and some extra fabric to make a rectangular quilt, but am not sure how to do this.  I'm sure this is simple to most of you, so I am asking for some…


Added by Terry F on October 29, 2011 at 10:07pm — 3 Comments

The Story behind the Immigrant's Journey


When researching the history of our family farm for my book, Butter in the Well, I found…


Added by Linda Hubalek on October 28, 2011 at 10:34am — 10 Comments

Fall Is In The Air

Fall is my favorite time of the year. The colors are fantastic. Not that summer is not colorful but Fall has colors of its own. I won the Block of the Month at our CVHQ Group in 2002 and gingerly put it in my trunk of UFO's. Well the trunk is almost overflowing and have decided that I must either finish all my UFO's or donate to someone who would. As I was deciding what to do with all of them I could not resist completing this one. Each person made 2 blocks. Wish that I would have written…


Added by Vicky on October 28, 2011 at 9:36am — 7 Comments

latest obsession ingredients

Ingredients for my latest obsession: yup socks and gloves…got 2 books so far: stray sock sewing http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004KAB4TW/ref=oh_o04_s00_i01_details and Happy Gloves…


Added by Elaine-mom-nana-wife'iepoo on October 28, 2011 at 6:04am — 4 Comments

Is This Where I Get To Thank The Academy?

Yeah, so every now and again I need to take a break from the Internet. Believe it or not, it gets a bit stressful trying to keep up on everything here at the RKMQUILTS mega empire.

So, yesterday was one of those days. This morning, I sat down with my big mug of fabulous coffee and started with a prayer that… Continue

Added by Rhonda Mossner on October 28, 2011 at 5:28am — 6 Comments

I'm still here

I have not forgotten anyone here, I just don't get to post as often as I would like. Everything else seems to get in the way. I have been busy sewing quilts for Cancer Patients. I have now completed 3. Can't find the first one I delivered but here are the last two delivered on Tuesday.



Added by Vicky on October 27, 2011 at 11:16pm — 8 Comments

Too long!

Too long since I last posted.  Guess life gets in the way.  But, life is good.

Went to quilt camp Wed-Sun last week; went with 14 other quilters from my group, Scrappies.  Great fun, laughs, food friendship.  Plus, accomplished a good amount of sewing.  Almost finished a tablerunner and started matching place mats.  Made them with a method new to me-quilt as you go and are reversible.  Coffee theme on one side and wine theme on other side.  I like the method so much that I am doing a…


Added by June Johnson/Wi on October 27, 2011 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Civil War Prints.

Have been looking for civil war prints and wouldn't you know got an email this morning from CT. With Civil War Prints.

Our guild is doing block of the month on Civil War prints. Celebrating 1812 as next year will be 2012 and our counties around where I live are doing a project with quilts on barn to celebrate 2012.

So thank you CT.

Added by Ally Bryant on October 27, 2011 at 7:57am — 3 Comments

Sunshine and Shadows

I received an e-mail today, from Kit's family, letting me know that Margaurite "Kit" Rosskamp passed away from lung cancer on the 24th.  She became ill on the 19th and died on the 24th.  We will all miss her!

Added by Carol Lee Poulis (CP from Texas) on October 27, 2011 at 6:56am — 5 Comments

Any Suggestions?

Hello....with the cold weather upon us, I'm thinking ahead to Christmas and I would like any suggestions.  I work part time at our local elementary school.  Each year all staff is asked to take a small group of children (9 to 10 students) and read a Christmas story and then do a craft with them.  The craft does not have to go along with the story, but I always think that's a nice touch.  Last year I read my all time favorite Christmas story,  A Charlie… Continue

Added by Sue S. / OR on October 27, 2011 at 6:41am — 7 Comments

When you have a dream in the sewing field.

I always had the dream that I would be well known for my sewing. Only I still am learning when it come to garment making. The fashion club has been meeting more this week because we are having a Fall Festival at the high school for the town kids. All clubs are helping. I have gotten to know more about the students and their dreams in fashion, even if that is not garment making. The best thing I learn tonight was that three of the students want to go to fashion design school. It is exciting that… Continue

Added by LKC on October 26, 2011 at 5:58pm — 5 Comments

I"ve started my next project!

I finally got motivated to start my next project the other day.  Only problem is that it's not the one that I posted a picture of on my page. I was pulling out material the other day to start a project and found some of the ones that I had ordered from Connecting Threads a while ago.  I ordered what is called the Burnt Orange in the mirage solids. Then I ordered more because I liked the color (No one really does that, do they?).  Sense I had printed out numerous pictures of the quilts that I…


Added by Kathy/WA on October 26, 2011 at 11:46am — 7 Comments

Still not particularly satisfied!

I've been working on this piece since VQF and after many unsewing moments, I still haven't got it perfect.

So it will be what it will be!

Added by Billie Blakeney on October 26, 2011 at 10:36am — 11 Comments

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