Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
There are times I spend so much time on a quilt that I burn myself out on it and just have to put it down. It gets to where I need to do something else for awhile before I can continue on to another. I love the quilt that i'm doing but it must be that I'm spending too much time at once on it and it burns me out.
Do many of you have this problem? What do you do and is this common amoung…Continue
When I first discovered this website, I was thrilled. Wow, people that are like me - that think and breathe quilting. I started posting a blog here now and then and found fun in that too. I could not only plan and start quilts, dream about quilting , but I could also share my thoughts about it too and inspired by what others are creating! I was also in a very productive phase with quilting and completing some projects.
But then, my professional life took a new path and I found myself…Continue
I feel like Charlie Brown's mother..blah blah blah.. Since I got home from my sister's house I have not been into my sewing room once. I don't even want to look at fabric. This is beginning to look like a serious slump. I couldn't even get excited by the Hancock's sale ad that came in my email today.. I went to look but blahhhhh. At this rate, I'm gonna forget how to sew. I finished the binding on a quilt that had been waiting and I have been sort of half heartedly working on finishing up a…Continue
Lindsborg, Kansas (PRWEB) October 25, 2012
Butterfield Books Inc. is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Linda Hubalek’s Butter in the Well…Continue
Added by Linda Hubalek on October 25, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments
I have a guilty secret. I love to read other poeople's quilt blogs. Currently there is a blog hop through !Sew We Quilt for Halloween called the Wicked Blog Hop. I love to see what other people come up with. While reading the blogs I find new ideas and it really helps get the creative juices running. Also it is fun to find people who live near where I grew up!
Anyway my pick for the…Continue
Added by Colette LeFever on October 24, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments
I am looking to purchase a civil war reproduction quilt for queen-sized bed. I am not a sewer. Can some-one please point me in the right direction. I have tried Etsy and e-bay, have contacted local quilt stores in Connecticut without success. My e-mail is email@example.com. Any help would be greatly appreciated-Marie
Added by Marie Foohey on October 24, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments
I finished Bungle Jungle - not changing the name, I love it as much as I love the fabric by that name - thanks, Moda! And, I did a quick table runner for a friend's birthday. It was a kit - nice fabrics - and now I have the pattern so I can make more (seasonal ones) for us! The pattern recommended putting one season on one side, another on the back. Makes sense to me!
My husband LOVED the table runner, thought it was ours. That's the first thing I've sewn that he was…Continue
We've all made frustrating attempts at creating a squared-up, smooth-enough-to- quilt top made from non-conforming quilt blocks, whether our very early U.F.O. or a group effort.
Mine was from a church group who wanted the top assembled for a quilting bee.…Continue
Well - I've finished four Quilts of Valor, a scrap quilt that will probably be a Christmas present, got the fabric for two more Christmas presents, and finished a lavender pillow for my mother-in-law. Tomorrow, off to guild for a hospice workshop, putting together small quilt kits from our big stash, collecting batting and fabric for Quilts of Valor, and turning in another person's QOV to our long-armer for quilting. Busy couple of weeks! Also have a Habitat meeting this week, plus a trip…Continue
I recently went through old photos of our family homestead to find new photos to revamp my book covers. (It’s been twenty years since I wrote Butter in the Well, my first book…so I thought it was time for updates.) Because these books are about the farm where I grew up, I looked for scenes with…Continue
Added by Linda Hubalek on October 19, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments
My sewing room is put together, and I am ready for work. ;D
I have a table runner which I am working on for Halloween, quilted with a stitch in the ditch but I want to do some free motion quilting in some large open spaces, then bind.
I completed 1 block from the Farmer's Wife what a fun book. I love the letters, and being that I live on a farm in a house built pre-Civil War it gives me a whole new appreciation for what things were like but also to reminds me on a daily basis…Continue
Added by Colette LeFever on October 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
It's so good to be home. Not that I told any of you I was leaving, lol. My sister's husband passed away last week from esophageal cancer. I haven't seen her in several years but some things you just can't let your siblings deal with alone. She was commenting on how his family never seemed to think she was good enough for him and I had to laugh..I never thought he was good enough for her..and he proved it by not having life insurance on their new house and vehicles, nor giving her the…Continue
One of the nice things about retirement, is that while everyone else goes to work, we get to travel & play! In late Sept., we decided to take our motorhome eastward. We had realatives we seldom see that were docking at Quebec while on a cruise, so a rendezvous was set up.From eastern Ontario, where we reside, it was a short drive to Cornwall. Then, next day we crossed into the prov. of Quebec (which is…Continue
Got the squares and border sewn on my (hopefully) last baby boy quilt, made with Moda's Bungle Jungle charm packs. I fully intended to use my new Twister tool to deconstruct this, but thankfully before I began I realized it would have been a wall hanging if I did that. SO - just another run-of-the-mill (where did that saying come from) baby quilt. Planned to sandwich it and begin quilting it today but...well, it was a challenging day, to say the least. Perhaps next week?…Continue
Added by B. Sue Lohr on October 12, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments
Month two of the Heart of the Psalms block-of-the-month is done! Learning to machine applique is fun - but I am VERY glad I do not have to try to learn it without help. Jill at Living Threads is fantastic - patient, encouraging, helpful and full of great tips! Here are the two blocks I've done so far. (Ooooeeee! The early morning BRIGHT light sure shows off the wrinkles!)…Continue
Added by B. Sue Lohr on October 12, 2012 at 9:18pm — No Comments
Like most sewers and quilters, I'm at the machine every day, its a habit that I'm not afraid to admit. Okay, its not just about the fabric, the feel or the colors although they are important. For me its being able to create where there are sometimes roadblocks, how will I pay the bills this month or what to do about my problem cat.
I can set aside life's little issues, I'm in a world all by myself most of the time. I create the most beautiful things in this
private world of…Continue
Hello all you quilters out there. I have a large round metal quilting hoop I was going to put on Craig's List. However, I have searched online under everything I can think of but can't find anything even similiar to this one. It was made by Mountain Mist (a Stearnes & Foster Co.) and is app. 62" around and 20-1/2" around. The label says "patent pending". Any information or comments would be appreciated. Thanks,…Continue
I''m a newbee starting today and am glad to meet you all from a little town in Virginia. Today is a new day for me...a new beginning sounds repetitive, but often I find we need to repeat to ourselves the inspirational words to keep going like the little engine..."I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!"
Setting up this page takes more energy to the computer dumb and I'm exhausted by the simple process it is supposed to…Continue