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Billie Blakeney's Blog – June 2011 Archive (8)

How do you remove pin-rust stains?

Any and all ideas about how to remove rust stains from pins left in fabric for too long would be appreciated.

Thanks.

Added by Billie Blakeney on June 29, 2011 at 7:09am — 10 Comments

WVQG CHALLENGE 2011 "FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD"

Here are the results of the WVQG challenge. Would you have chosen the same ones as the judges?  

 

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Added by Billie Blakeney on June 28, 2011 at 2:32pm — 5 Comments

Some VQF photo highlights

BEST of Show - A lady from Germany. Lots of metallic threads and many, many beads. Very contemporary.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another BEST of Show  - very traditional

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Added by Billie Blakeney on June 27, 2011 at 4:33am — 4 Comments

Back from Vermont Quilt Festival

What can one say about this quilt festival. The quilts were outstanding and up to the superior standards and expectations of the crowd. It was beyond my capabilities but what I hope to strive for in my creativity. Had classes with Pam Druhen - Vermont Window, http://pameladruhen.com/other2

Sue Nickels machine quilting essentials, http://www.sue-nickels.com/index.php

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Added by Billie Blakeney on June 26, 2011 at 6:09pm — 1 Comment

Father's Day post A nostalgic moment to share with you.

Happy Father's day to my dad and my paternal grandfather.

 

My mother's father, 'Grandpa' George and his second wife. His first wife, Erzebet, died when my mother was very young.

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Added by Billie Blakeney on June 19, 2011 at 5:05am — 4 Comments

Raining in Jersey

That really means a great day to focus on my projects. My DH wanted to go to an event (s) in Pennsy today, but with 80% chance of rain, thought better of making the trip. No sense traipsing around a field checking out old wagons and ancient tractors. So without hesitation I agreed to just stay home and get some work done in my sewing room.

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Added by Billie Blakeney on June 11, 2011 at 4:30am — 12 Comments

Sewing Caddy Doll

I made this from a commercial pattern several months ago using the blue-dyed fabric from Hungary.

Added by Billie Blakeney on June 6, 2011 at 9:51am — 7 Comments

"June is Busting Out All Over" .......

...and so are my UFO's which are now completed....quilted, bound and sleeved.

 

Feathered Star was finished but I had decided to remove the flange border, square it up, and redo the binding. I'm happier with this one. It hangs much better on the rod. Hand quilted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Added by Billie Blakeney on June 5, 2011 at 12:17pm — 16 Comments

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