March 2012 Blog Posts (44)

My Life in Stitches

I'll get around to adding pictures someday.  Today I'm making sure I can get these buttons to work.  Monday I should receive quilts from "Guilts of Valor" that will be quilted by me. At this time I'm learning the "movement part for these quilts." Going to the web site and finding out  who gets the quilt after the quilting is done.  Our "wounded warriors" deserve so much, anyone else here want to help out?  If so let me know.

Jeani 

Added by Norma Jean Kroos on March 31, 2012 at 6:55pm — 2 Comments

Creativity!

I am new to the blog. I love seeing all the beautiful quilts that have been posted. Love the ability to communicate with other quilters.

Added by Darla Davidson on March 31, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

African Queen.

Almost ready, just need a back and binding.

Added by Vickie Smith on March 31, 2012 at 1:39am — No Comments

Broken Sugar Bowl

http://starwoodquilter.blogspot.com/2011/10/broken-sugar-bowl-quilt-block.html

This 6" Broken Sugar Bowl block is part of my Farmer's Daughter Quilt, made to go with my grandmother's 1916 diary entry…

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Added by Susan Phillips on March 30, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Julia's Potato Rolls

Last week I mentioned Aunt Julia who grew up in the same house as I did, and married Joe Olson, the boy “next door”.

Joe’s parents, Peter and Hannah, lived in a dugout before building this house featured with this blog. (A larger home was built on their farm before I was born, so I was never in the original home.)

We were frequent visitors to Joe and Aunt Julia Olson’s house…

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Added by Linda Hubalek on March 28, 2012 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Jelly Roll Race - I Won!

Just finished my Jelly Roll Race Quilt. This was so much fun at our guild retreat a few weeks ago. You really MUST try this!

I made a journal of this project on QuiltNotes Jelly Roll Race Quilt #1 Journal

Added by Carol Thelen on March 27, 2012 at 5:56pm — 1 Comment

The Road FROM California!

Good morning Campers!

We are back home from the California trip which included a multi-day celebration of our grandson Wyatt's birthday and the delivery of the Road to California quilt to his parents.  Being with a toddler is exhausting!  So glad my daughter and son-in-law are raising him and not me. 

Here are some pictures of Wyatt discovering the wonderful and colorful world of quilts.

Have a super day.…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on March 27, 2012 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

MITERED CORNERS

NOTE:   i apologise for the appearance off formatting...i keep coming back reducing space between areas and post again....still all wonked out. sorry 'bout that...but i do seem to have problems with this blog format...time improves all things....so the ubiquitous "they" say....lollolllollol...



SINCE I FIRST POSTED THIS there have been several new and apparently useful tools that have become available in the notions section of… Continue

Added by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on March 25, 2012 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Last weekend's progress...

So this is how far I got on my lovely batik project last weekend. I decided one fabric doesn't quite work, so have to decide what to replace it with. I think this will be stunning when done. The weekend is here again and I am home, a little under the weather. Hope to have this top all pieced soon. That is if I can get…

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Added by Terry Breedon on March 24, 2012 at 2:06pm — 2 Comments

Moda Terrain Quilt

The pattern is called Popsicle Sticks.  As a new quilter, I misread the pattern and ended up needing a second jelly roll of Moda Terrain.  This quilt was going to be for me, however, my husband is not crazy about all the eclectic prints and colors, so I'm thinking I'll give it to my niece for her college graduation.  It's a work in process right now, but hope to finish it by May, 2012.  The quilt is 5 rows long.  More pictures when it's done!  (The white things are notes saying which row and…

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Added by B. Sue Lohr on March 23, 2012 at 11:20am — 4 Comments

Easy Baby Blanket

I needed a baby blanket QUICK and found a post from Quilting in the Rain so got to work!  It really is easy, and was my first try at double sided fusible web (which I then used on my Christmas placemats - love that stuff!).  Check out her site; I can't find the picture of the blanket I made, but her's is much better anyway!

Added by B. Sue Lohr on March 23, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

Christmas Placemats

I saw this pattern in a quilt store in Mason, MI and HAD to make some Christmas placemats!  First, I did a trial with the orange, green, etc. placemats and gave them to our church for their "Grannie's Attic" sale.  Then, having perfected the pattern, I did the Christmas placemats to keep.  Second time around, I chose the easier pattern option.  Can you see the difference?…

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Added by B. Sue Lohr on March 23, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Caelyn's Quilt

Precious friends of ours had a baby girl in 2011.  This was the first pieced quilt I made.  A new friend in Fremont, MI did the long-arm quilting for me.  She is GREAT!…

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Added by B. Sue Lohr on March 23, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

First Quilt

My first quilt done alone - a "cheater" quilt with big center panel.  I gave it to my first great-grandson on his first birthday.…

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Added by B. Sue Lohr on March 23, 2012 at 10:50am — No Comments

No New Fabric!

I have promised myself I wouldn't buy new fabric until I made a serious effort to use up my old fabric....how stupid was that? Not at all!  As new as I am to quilting I seem to have a healthy collection of unused stuff that I would not likely use any time soon, the stuff I bought for "just in case".  But what happens is the same as when I'm down to a few random groceries and have to use what I have..I always come up with an amazing dinner!  This fabric hiatus has brought out my creative…

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Added by Karen Lightman on March 22, 2012 at 7:14am — 2 Comments

to Rogue Quilter re: cat quilt and not sleeping much!

You made me laugh!  The four quilts I have just posted pictures of, Becky's Cat Quilt, the Kitchen Quilt, the Ligonier Valley Historical Society Quilt, and Becky's Baby Ducks Quilt are all quilts I have made in the past and which Becky, my youngest daughter, now owns and keeps in her house in Plano Texas, where I was visiting last week. She also owns the School/Apple cross stitch quilt. We just took new pictures of the four quilts in March 2012 in her backyard.  I have set up albums for each…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on March 21, 2012 at 7:05pm — 2 Comments

Passing Back the Quilt

I’ve been going through old photos recently and sorting them (and my memories) by the decades they were taken. It’s interesting to see the old “Butter in the Well” house in the background. They were all snapshots of everyday life at that moment, and now so many memories…

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Added by Linda Hubalek on March 21, 2012 at 1:13pm — 6 Comments

Hi

Thank you for your nice comment

Added by Bonnie Reese on March 21, 2012 at 6:13am — No Comments

The aftermath of a quilt (or what to do with yourself after the project is finished)

Well, Road to California is finally done and other than showing it off to my friends here in Pennsylvania, there is nothing more to do but pack it up and take it with us down the road to California this weekend.  As is my usual practice, the closer I got to the end of the quilt, the more fanatic I got about finishing it.  As my dear husband said to my California daughter (the recipient of the quilt) when asked what we were doing this (past) weekend, "Well, your mother is working on the…

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Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on March 20, 2012 at 7:07pm — 4 Comments

Quilting Studio wishes

So, after 13 years of quilting, I have in the past year purchased a long arm quilter and now am working with a contractor to turn half my garage into a quilting studio.     So, in the next 6 months or so, I will say goodbye to "I can't cut fabric now, we're expecting company for dinner and need the dining room table"   and hello to "I can shut the door and the world won't see my fabric strewn all over."   This is heaven enough, but, the other day the contractor said  "I can build you…

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Added by Colleen Rainbolt Welch on March 19, 2012 at 8:51pm — 8 Comments

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