Colleen Froats
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  • Alanson, MI
  • United States
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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 replied to Kathy Gurgone's discussion August Impossible Mission in the group Secret Santa 2018
"I think small is fun sometimes. I’m going to try. "
Sep 2
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"Ok, I hope they aren’t too small (6 1/2” x  4 1/2”) "
Aug 13
Colleen Froats posted a status
"That was supposed to be a woo- hoo, not who Ohio.....I don’t know where that came from...."
Aug 12
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"I will take picture of mine— who Ohio, I actually finished something I can show off....a mug rug.  I love the ones shown so far. where did that saying come from ( Lazy Days of Summer?). I want some of that.... things have been Very busy.…"
Aug 12
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"My package is growing, even though it doesn’t seem like I’m getting anything done lately. I actually have been, my hours are just difficult. I work 6 am - 7 pm, out my door at 5:15 am, back home about 7:30 pm. Lots of overtime/ extra…"
Jul 21
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"Oh that scissor case is beautiful!  I need to try to catch up on some small projects- this being one of them. Yours inspires. :) things have been crazy. I tell myself small projects in between are doable but I’ve been so ( pulled in many…"
Jul 9
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"My potholder still needs its binding, I look forward to being creative with empty spools. I have quite an assortment of different sizes/ shapes/ types I’ve been reluctant to toss. Now to come up with a fun surprise. "
May 1
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"I got my potholder to the binding stage, but am not happy with it, so set it aside for a few days. When I revisit it I will decide to bind it or start over.  We will be leaving on vacation next Saturday ( April 21)  i love shopping for (my…"
Apr 15
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"I received mine too. Woo hoo! Let the real fun begin. "
Apr 12
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"I am in this one! It will be a challenge to make ( functional) potholders I very much want to learn to do this. I will try to make ones people (my secret recipient) will want to use.  Thank you for these ( missions) things like this help me…"
Apr 1
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"Check out this ( little girl bib) I’m going to make some little boy ones with a little boy shirt, I think T-shirts might work too. top picture is the back— about a 3” facing, fold over so it just goes over the head.  "
Mar 12
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"The Amish Star potholders are actually a donation for our sewing group sale table at Heritage Days this summer. We have all been making small items for the fund raising sale. I will make more now that I have it figured out for gifts. "
Mar 12
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"Oh my - that runner is Beautiful!  I am trying to start catching up again, have a queen size quilt to get quilted and have to make a queen sized hockey quilt— taking apart the hockey jerseys took me 3 days! What a job they were, much…"
Mar 11
Colleen Froats commented on Chef Lisa's group Zentangle/Zendoodle
"I use Micron Pigma pens- available in many colors, 3 sizes of tips, acid free, archival quality, permanent. They do not bleed / fuzz on fabrics. Around here they are available in many quilt shops, Joanne’s, Amazon. I’ve been using them…"
Feb 19
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"I have picked up/ found a few gifts for my secret santa box so far; I’m still a little behind on a couple quilting projects I have to finish before I make much for gifts. Have a few things out, ready. We ended 2017 and started 2018 with deaths…"
Feb 17
Colleen Froats commented on Linda Koller's group Secret Santa 2018
"I will try out mine and see how it goes. I’ve not done many tutorials but if this goes together ( nicely) I’m willing to give it a try "
Jan 21

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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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