Colleen Froats
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  • Alanson, MI
  • United States
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A big thank you

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wilma Schirra-Kays Feb 3, 2020. 1 Reply

I want to thank all of you who have been sending me cards. They have been so timely. Seems like when I’ve been having a particularly blue day another one shows up. Linda, the one from you has a front…Continue

just joined- happy to be here

Started this discussion. Last reply by Evelyn Boundy May 13, 2012. 1 Reply

i don't know what took me so long to find & join My Quilt Place---but i am so glad i did! i've posted a couple pictures - i tend to do alot of applique, paper piecing and love working with…Continue

 

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Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2021
"Yea! Thank you Linda. I’ve had the same problems trying to make them without foundation- no matter how accurate I cut and sew, they always seem to ( skew) somewhere along the way. "
Aug 19
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2021
"I have a question about our log cabin blocks and the string block…is it ok to use a foundation making them? I made 3 log cabin blocks that way then thought maybe I wasn’t supposed to make them that way. The string blocks are on…"
Aug 18
Colleen Froats replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion Christmas Card - October - Kathy - String blocks in the group Secret Santa 2021
"I made my first string block today— Kathy, is this what you have in mind? "
Jul 27
Colleen Froats replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion Christmas Card - October - Kathy - String blocks in the group Secret Santa 2021
"I found the list of Christmas card blocks but think we are missing one…there are 11 of us right? I only found 10 blocks ( including me) or, am I just trying to get ahead of my self— from way behind.? "
Jul 23
Colleen Froats replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion Christmas Card - October - Kathy - String blocks in the group Secret Santa 2021
"I also would like an example- or couple versions for your string blocks. I have an idea but kind of want to make sure I’m ( on the right page)  all the string blocks I’ve made I did on a foundation, starting in the center ( on…"
Jul 23
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2021
"Do we have a list to refer to that tells each of our blocks we wanted for our red white & blue?  Know there were numerous log cabin blocks but I don’t remember the ( hearths) being red or other choices & I’m just feeling a…"
Jul 22
Ginny Andersen commented on Colleen Froats's photo
Jul 13
Riana Noyes commented on Colleen Froats's photo
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"Wow, Colleen, he's quite the artist! "
Jul 13
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2021
"Boy, I have some catching up to do! It seems like the days are a runaway locomotive and I am in slow motion. What used to take 2-3 hours now takes 2-3 weeks. I keep trudging along but it can take me a whole day to create one block. I will ( try) to…"
Jul 13
Colleen Froats commented on Colleen Froats's album
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"That should say Ben Created quilts during the pandemic  he sent me 14 to quilt for him. They are all amazing to me! "
Jul 13
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Jul 13
Colleen Froats posted a status
"I finished quilting one of Son Ben’s quilt tops yesterday- only 11 to go. What used to take me 2-3 hours now takes 2-3 weeks."
Jul 13
Colleen Froats posted a status
"Days seem to be racing by like a runaway locomotive while I am functioning in slow motion. I am still trying to get things done"
Jul 13
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2021
"Thank you Linda and Kris. Today is my day. I’m going to listen to music & ( putz around) in my room. I’m not going to stress over it, will be happy with the time spent and music— decompress  We were able to spend some time…"
Apr 25
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2021
"I haven’t been in the sewing room in it seems like 3 weeks I am hoping for some time tomorrow but feel so far behind on so many things lately. I will be happy to just manage to straighten things up & declutter the stuff that has just…"
Apr 24
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2021
"My car is called Cajon Red. It’s a deep chili pepper red. "
Apr 24

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Tell us about yourself—as much or as little as you like.
I've been sewing for about 45 years (started in 4-H when i was 8) made my first quilt in 1976, made small quilts off & on over the years- became avid about 12 years ago- started quilting for others 10 years ago. I live in Northern Michigan with my husband & a large white cat. I have 3 children & 2 beautiful granddaughters.
How many quilts have you made?
over 100
Do you want to make quilts, or simply enjoy them?
I even quilt in my sleep i am so fond of creating quilts!
How long have you been a quilter?
36 years
What is your favorite quilting technique?
applique/paper piecing
Why do you quilt?
it is a creative outlet that consumes me
Do you have a website?
http://www.colleenscustomquilts.com

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At 7:28am on November 28, 2017, Riana Noyes said…

Love the dramatic contrast ; black makes the colours so rich. Nice work!

 
 
 

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