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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2011
12:00 PM

Post #8792889

We came from here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1192510/#top
Now that Summer is over, and it is feeling like Fall in some areas, we need a new thread.

These hearts are actually a log cabin block.

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 4, 2011
12:58 PM

Post #8792944

Oh Jean----Six in a pan???? No my dear - the missing letter is "E". Betty and Norm tossed that dessert back and forth all the time we were there.
Guess it's a good thing I don't get jealous eh???? My husband having s-x with another woman!!!! The recipe is down right decadent but OHHHHH so good!!. If you have a sweet tooth, you would love it..
Must get busy and salvage some of this day for some work.. Been visiting with family all day and loving it.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2011
1:08 PM

Post #8792956

I don't just have a sweet tooth... I have a SWEET EVERYTHING... better to never put it in motion!

edited to clarify... I mean I am addicted to sugar so I honestly try to avoid it.

This message was edited Sep 4, 2011 9:44 PM

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2011
1:20 PM

Post #8792973

I would LOVE to have that Heart pattern!! How big is your finished project?

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2011
2:58 PM

Post #8793118

Wow, I had to look at the hearts for a few minutes to see the logs! That is so pretty!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 4, 2011
3:50 PM

Post #8793183

This was a crib quilt I made for my Gidchild's 1st daughter who is now in 4th grade. I keep forgetting to ask if the 2 boys who came after also used it. The book is packed away but I think the heart is @10". I think this was the 1st "out of the ordinary" quilt I ever made.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2011
5:36 PM

Post #8793351

I study it... I think I get it and see the log cabin and then I lose it! Aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgggh!! LOL
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

September 4, 2011
7:18 PM

Post #8793485

LOVE that hearts quilt - just darling! And I can't even come close to figuring out how it's put together.

I finished "Bubbles" and will take it to the laundromat tomorrow. A few of the white-on-white prints were so heavily printed that all I could get was skipped stitches when I hit those patches and I will hand quilt those after the quilt is washed and dried. I managed to get two smears of grey gunk on it from oiling my sewing machine. Thank God for aerosol Shout. I have a lot of folds quilted into the back, so I'm going to applique those down. That poor quilt is so full of mistakes and patch jobs. But, my mother thinks everything I make is perfect and wonderful no matter how many boo-boos are in it, so she'll love it.

I'm four weeks behind on the Barbara Brackman Civil War BOW, so today I'm doing all four blocks.

Everything is going crazy around here, again. :) Life is good.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 4, 2011
7:59 PM

Post #8793540

Elizabeth... LIFE is GOOD! (and I like to add "and just getting better!)
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 5, 2011
4:39 AM

Post #8793856

Sauder's (the hard store of Z&S Fabrics) is having a bolt sale this coming weekend. And for a donated Conker Cancer pillowcase will give an extra 10% off. Zook's is doing the same. So I've been finishing up some pillowcases I had cut out eons ago. I should have 6 ready before my Sat trip.

Also have a QoV loaded that I'd like to get quilted today.

Yesterday I pieced blocks (donated to the group be another org) and made a QoV top.

One of these day's I'll get some pics downloaded.

Oh, and I'm also descaling my Keurig coffee maker today!!!!! Did I mention packing clothes I'm taking down to FL in this 1st part of the move.

Right now I'm off to meet my friend for a 5 mi walk.

And DH wonders why I'm so tired that I'm sound asleep by 9PM!!!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 5, 2011
9:51 AM

Post #8794378

Sounds like some GREAT activities!~

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 5, 2011
1:53 PM

Post #8794718

Hello Jean, That heart quilt is something else. So serene!
I didn't know you had to de-scale the K Cup machine.? How?

I want to make P-cases for a drive my quilt shop is sponsoring, any special instructions overall?

Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 5, 2011
5:06 PM

Post #8795008

Helene - there is a pillowcase thread in this forum. I make the "Sausage" pillowcases. There is a video on the Quilts of Valor web page. Body is 23 " and then 12" for the contrasting trim. Once you make one, the instructions are "simple".

My K Cup will flash a "descale" notice. Then the drip gets slower & slower. Just pour in vinegar & run that thru to descale it. Problem is all the plain water you have to run thru afterward to get rid of that nasty vinegar after taste.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

September 5, 2011
7:15 PM

Post #8795241

Love the ♥'s !

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 5, 2011
7:39 PM

Post #8795292

Jean, Oh the K-cup has to have that done too. Didn't realize. I use all vinegar or diluted as I did with my Krups?

TU for past ifo and advanced info.

Yeah that heart block is stunning. I find as I do more I do less - what I mean less intricate...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 6, 2011
11:10 AM

Post #8796063

http://www.how-to-quilt.com/patterns/heartlogcabin.pdf

This is another version of a log cabin heart quilt...
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 6, 2011
12:28 PM

Post #8796233

Oh those hearts are just adorable!!! Beautiful work!!
Thank you LK for the link...another thing book marked in the "OMG-I-have-to-make-that" list..lol

This is a new Pattern I had bought at a local quilt shop and I gave it a try on the weekend and I love how easy it came together!! Pattern comes in 3 sizes...the one in the picture is the 17" placemat. I will use it as a doily for the fall and I want to make others as little gifts, maybe with christmas fabric.
Still have to quilt and bind it and will post a picture again once it is all finished.

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 6, 2011
12:33 PM

Post #8796245

Thea, nice pattern. Oh your "OMG I have to make that" list will definitely grow if you stick around here very long. Let's see now, I have enough ideas to last until 50 -60 years from now. Something tells me I just won't get them all done. LOL

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
11:26 AM

Post #8797732

Great work ladies. I finished this this psat weekend. I call it 'Under the Rainbow' cause when you use it, that's where you are. It's for a fundraising raffle for a business guild my SO belongs to. The pictures are from panels. No pattern, kinda came together.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
11:27 AM

Post #8797734

Some close-ups

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 7, 2011
11:30 AM

Post #8797736

WOW Stu!!!!! That is great. Weren't you a novice quilter jsut a few months ago?????

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
11:31 AM

Post #8797738

I'm fortunate that my SO has an embroidery business out of the house. This is the signature on the back. I used pre-quilted backing and stitch-in-a-ditch.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
11:32 AM

Post #8797740

Another close-up

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
11:33 AM

Post #8797742

OOPS.

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FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
11:34 AM

Post #8797744

And another

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
11:35 AM

Post #8797747

And the last.

Qwilter... I still am. Have about 26 quilts under my belt now, however.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
11:38 AM

Post #8797751

My first Rag Quilt made last month that I posted on another thread.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
11:39 AM

Post #8797754

I used two layers, the front flannel and dennim, the back all flannel.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
11:40 AM

Post #8797755

I used various flannels for the bag. Geez these take a lot of fabric!!!!

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 7, 2011
6:03 PM

Post #8798230

Just got a notice that I won a second place prize in the FabShopHop for July. I have won $10 gift certificates four times since starting to find the bunnies. It's fun and a challenge for me to get all bunnies found (you don't have to find all the bunnies, just the amount they say for the prize level).

Not sure what I won or from whom, but the site says 'The following hoppers will receive a prize package with a retail value over $25 from our sponsors.'

For those who want to participate, the site is:
http://www.fabshophop.com/

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 7, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8798461

Stu, that quilt is fabulous! Great job!

Congrats on finding enough bunnies! I have tried doing that, and there are some sites I just can't find that darn bunny for nothing!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 8, 2011
3:06 AM

Post #8798686

Stu wow to the quilt under the rainbow.
I tried to sign up at the fabshop and it says my e-mail address is not correct.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 8, 2011
3:25 AM

Post #8798694



Very nice under the Rainbow. Beautiful label.
Stu, can your significant other digitize? I have a design that I need to change from one complete stitch out to two. I need to separate the happy face logo from the rest of the design so it will fit in my 4" hoop. To work it in the larger hoop just wastes so much stabilizer and Rinse Away. It is in .pes format.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 8, 2011
3:44 AM

Post #8798702

I think my next project is going to be building an Arc. Over 5" of rain just yesterday and it continues to POUR. This clay soil has no idea how to handle this much rain. News shows rivers gushing down many streets. Trees that survived the hurricane can't stand with the water logged soil. I need to figure a way to hang the bird feeder under the deck so they can have a dry spot to come in & eat.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 8, 2011
8:55 AM

Post #8799069

Beautiful block Thea !!!!! :)

and Stu, I already told ya "very nice" on FB...but worthy of it again... VERY NICE :-) and congrats on the "bunny" wins!!

second place is often quite the prize!!! I have gotten a few $10. certificates...butttttt 2nd place WOW !!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 8, 2011
9:00 AM

Post #8799079

LK thanks for that link!! I had that saved...before...but lost it with the last computer crash!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 9, 2011
5:11 PM

Post #8801243

Thanks Stu.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 11, 2011
12:41 PM

Post #8803735

I was SO BAD yesterday...
Fabric shopping up in PA. So Sauders had bolts on sale. just a random selection...$3.50/yd. I was good and only got 3 - 1 patriotic, 1 cute, and one TOT off white.
Then there were the discounted flat folds. @3yds per piece and $2.50/yd. Of course needed some of those.
And I finally remembered to get shirting with a bit of red for the quilt I started last Dec. TThose were the only fabrics I paid full price for - and they were 10% off.

We hit 4 quilt shops. By the last, I had fabric burn-out!!!! And was out of $$$$$.

Left here at 6:30AM and got home 13 hours later!!!!!!

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 11, 2011
1:15 PM

Post #8803769

OH man... is there SUCH a thing as Fabric BURN OUT?? I wanna experience it!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 11, 2011
7:24 PM

Post #8804260

I bet it won't last long. lol!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 12, 2011
2:33 AM

Post #8804545

Jean sounds like you had a successful trip. I am headed to Pa in about 2 weeks for camping. Would love to visit some quilt shops while there.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2011
4:05 AM

Post #8804626

There are quite a few good ones in the Lancaster area. If you are heading to that area, let me know & I'll give you names & directions.
I still haven't unloaded the back of the car!!! I did open the hatch & look at the fabrics yesterday. For now they are just driving around with me!!!!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 12, 2011
4:26 AM

Post #8804640

We will be just North East of Lancaster. Just off 76 in New Morgan. So yes I would like some numbers and address .Not that I need anymore fabric. lol

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 12, 2011
5:21 AM

Post #8804688

Well heck-fire Laura, It doesn't cost anything to just look.

Famous last words...LOL
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2011
7:09 AM

Post #8804854

Both Sauder's & Burkholder's are in Denver, PA (PA turnpike & Rt 222 area). Both have a FABULOUS selection of fabrics at WONDERFUL prices.

And then in Bird-in-Hand & Intercourse are too many quilt fabric shops to even list. They are all along Rt 340. South on any back rd from New Morgan should get you down there.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 12, 2011
7:28 AM

Post #8804892

Never been to Sauder's will look that up.
I have been to Bird-In-Hand and Intercourse love love to walk the streets and go in and out of the shops.
Kids do not have the patients for it. Thank you.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2011
3:48 PM

Post #8805608

Stu your quilts are just beautiful!! You have such an eye for colours and details!! I am amazed how little time it takes you to finish a quilt...I am soooooooo jealous...takes me forever to finish even the smallest project...lol

I finished my fall quilt doily, love the pattern and will do more of the same in different themes.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 12, 2011
3:58 PM

Post #8805629

Thea, that's a phenominal pattern. A chain of three or five would make a really unusual runner.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2011
4:03 PM

Post #8805637

Stu I was thinking about that too...maybe leave the right most point off and join 2 straight boxes together...will have to draw it out and see how it would look.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 12, 2011
4:20 PM

Post #8805661

Or connect the points stitching them. You can do that after binding. It would look neat with a candle in each center or on the second and fourth of a five chain and a small glass bowl of mini ornaments on the other three, or a nestling of three textured ornaments... you can conntect them at the hanger loops with wired ribbon in a bow.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 12, 2011
4:23 PM

Post #8805664

OMG Stu will you be my decorator!!! I love your ideas...I can just picture it how festive it would be!!!!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 12, 2011
9:35 PM

Post #8806172

Thea!!! gorgeous!!! Stu...great ideas!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 13, 2011
3:41 AM

Post #8806301

Thea, that is so pretty!!! Now I really need to try it!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 13, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8806800

Beautiful.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 13, 2011
12:47 PM

Post #8806925

I agree, what is the name of that pattern please? Love those colors!
Sami
Corapeake, NC
(Zone 6b)

September 14, 2011
6:50 AM

Post #8807899

I am working on a T Shirt quilt for my grandson. He is seven and it is Tshirts from the different places he has been and gifts from other people that has visited other country's and places. He has been very fortunate to have traveled to a lot of different countries since he was born. This block has four differnet countries in it. Some of the others may only have only picture from one country because of the size of the design. I am using a fusable backing on it to hold its shape. I will be tacking the quilt and not quilting it because I have trouble with my wrist.

Sami

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 14, 2011
7:12 AM

Post #8807923

How cool for your grandson Sami, I love making my t-shirt quilts with all sizes of designs, I think they are more interesting. Your grandson will treasure this for all his life. I make a lot of t shirt quilts.
Actually I make duvet covers, because of wrist problems I cannot quilt either. I think for kids they are more practical too because they can be washed more easily. I also use flannel sheets for the backing to make them extra cozy. A flannel sheet set on sale is much less costly than buying the fabric and it gives you a matching bottom sheet and pillow case.
Duvet covers are very easy, make like an over sized pillow case with buttons on the open bottom. I use twill tape to attach ties to the inside corners of the comforter and cover so the comforter stays in place inside.
I hope you will show this to us when it is finished.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2011
7:35 AM

Post #8807941

WHAt a lucky little boy!! Getting to travel AND getting a quilt to show it all off!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 14, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8808027

Sami - great way to use those souvenier Ts as he grows out of them. Welcome to the forum.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 14, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8808419

[ Welcome to the forum./] that is so cool. you get some primo dust cloths and a quilt too. beautioful places he's been to.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 15, 2011
4:24 AM

Post #8809140

Welcome indeed, and thanks for sharing, I'm sure he will treasure it for years to come. Please do post pictures as you proceed. We love works in progress.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 16, 2011
9:59 AM

Post #8811010

Sami…that T-shirt quilt will be such a treasure for your Grandson!! Can`t wait to see the finished Quilt!!

LindaKay…the pattern is called “Twister” it is from “Designs to Share with You” and the designers name is Ursula Riegel
http://www.designstoshare.com
You cannot buy from the website only retailers can; I bought the pattern at a local quilt store.

Thank you all for the compliments for the little “doily”

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 16, 2011
7:46 PM

Post #8811675

Couldn't sew at all today, cramping in my hands all day long, so painful. There has to be something to help. I couldn't bear it if this is the end of sewing for me. I have the latest tree skirt all ready to put together. Maybe if I rest them over the week-end.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2011
8:01 PM

Post #8811682

awww so sorry Karen...I know just how you feel...me it is my hips...just can not sit at the machine for long...have to get up and move around, do something else for a while...

some one posted somewhere about hand pain, and said they got one of those wax gizmos??? you melt wax, and dunk your hands in it??? said it worked wonders for them...

((((((((((((((((((((((((Karen))))))))))))))))))))))))))) hugs and love to ya...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 16, 2011
8:26 PM

Post #8811718

Aw Thanks Thunder, I know your hips are bad and hurt you so believe me I feel for you, if I walk or sit for too long, my legs scream at me. I think it's part of the diabetes. Mine is cramping and not just my hands. At night I have what is called "at rest cramping and from what I understand is an aging thing that doesn't have a solution. The daytime cramping I feel is dietary, but I don't know what to try. I've tried potassium and quinine via tonic water(ugh nasty stuff). Sometimes I just need to vent a bit and wait it out.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 16, 2011
11:19 PM

Post #8811833

same here Karen...on the venting and on the waiting...sew very glad I have all of Y'All :-)

more sh*% got in my way today...hopefully nothing gonna happen tomorrow...I really NEEd to sew !!!

Hope Y'all are having sweet dreams

hugs...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2011
5:33 AM

Post #8811977

Morning all...have my 1st QoV for the day off the long arm machine. Have 4 more of them and 1 girl's quilt to do.
I listen to books on CD so I remember when th e CD stops playing, I need to take a break. And I wore my slippers the 1st hour so must find my "good" shoes before going back down, or my back & legs will be screaming at me by this evening.

It was only 50 here this AM. Barb, did you have frost??? I am so NOT ready for fall/winter. Not only the cooler temps but these short and dreary days. YUK!!!!! Oh to win the lottery and be quilting in HI!!!!! And you could all come & visit!!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 17, 2011
6:43 AM

Post #8812017

Oh Yeah! Hawaii, I'm all for that.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 17, 2011
9:38 AM

Post #8812207

It was 35* when I got up at 6am... A tad bit chilly!!! It's warming up a bit now that the sun has been out for a while. I'm not ready for the chill. And I asked Norm to leave the AC in for a while yet too. I just know we are going to get hit with Indian summer and I'll need it...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 17, 2011
1:18 PM

Post #8812402

Need a little grin? Great grandson Brody age 2 during time out.

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2011
2:48 PM

Post #8812466

awwwww what a cute little pout :)

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 17, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8812471

He refused to get up when his time out was over or to look at any of us. My daughter sat taking his picture for the longest time and he never looked at her.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 17, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8812613

Passing through. Not sure if this will post or not as I have posted several comments on various threads to have all disappear into cyberspace.

Hope to return home about the 28th of this month. Mom is about the same but short term memory is getting very bad.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 17, 2011
7:55 PM

Post #8812822

BIG BIG ((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((Marion)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) hugs

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 17, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8812876

my computer is on the fritz and I'm posting from my Sweetie's. It (his computer) hates me and it's mutual. I'll likely be reading and not posting much until my computer geek sons can fix the virus etc in MY computer. AWWWWwwww the benefits of not killing them when they were young and doing evil things like disabling or accidently deleting programs on our very first computer when they just teens.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
4:04 AM

Post #8813033

Marion, my heart is with you, dealing with a similar situation. One day at a time.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2011
4:05 AM

Post #8813034

Pat - that is too funny...

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8813098

Marion... Prayers for you, your sister and Mom...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2011
5:10 AM

Post #8813107

Love that pouty face!

Marion, sending lots of thoughts and prayers your way, and to you as well Mittsy. Is your Mom. It doing well?

Pat, sure hope you get you putter fixed soon.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2011
8:37 AM

Post #8813351

I got the pouty picture today, (Yesterday this computer wouldn't load it). I echo the rest, WHAT a cute picture!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 18, 2011
12:40 PM

Post #8813572

Pat, I didn't forget, What size squares do you need for the I Spy quilt?

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2011
1:44 PM

Post #8813649

Karen, I'm trying to stick with 5 inch but I may end up making up a few 3inch, @ 4 for blocks to incorporate little scraps that have "things" that I want and don't have enough fabric for. Like this adorable frog print that I do not have a full 5 inches left anywhere! That way I can sew 4 little blocks to make into a 5 inch combining two of a print and 2 of a TOT with it for the 5 inch block.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 18, 2011
3:02 PM

Post #8813720

Pat - I bought an adorable frog print last week. I'll have to send you some. I should have know that 3yd flat fold wasn't going to be enough!!!!
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

September 18, 2011
3:12 PM

Post #8813733

Karen that GreatGrandson of yours is soooooooooo adorable!! Awww can`t wait to have grandkids of my own...I have baby withdrawl...lol..I asked my DH the other day if we could adopt a little baby and uhmmm the look he gave me said it all...lol

Big hugs to you Marion and Mittsy...I know it is heartbreaking to watch them slowly decline in their health. Wishing you both a lot of quality time with your dear Moms and cherish every moment of it. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2011
3:44 PM

Post #8813785

I don't get to see our little 3 year grandson near often enough. I'm concerned that he has his Dad's stubborn streak, I see them butting heads already.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 18, 2011
3:49 PM

Post #8813797

Had to show this quilt cake made by my former DIL. She took her first cake decorating class this summer. She made this for a 93rd b'day.

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siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 18, 2011
3:52 PM

Post #8813803

OK Pat, I'll get some cut out of what I have and pop in the mail to you.
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

September 18, 2011
3:57 PM

Post #8813817

siliolegma wrote:OK Pat, I'll get some cut out of what I have and pop in the mail to you.


If you're referring to that cake here, I will send you my address. LOL!

That is one of the cutest cakes I've ever seen. If someone gave me one like that, I think I would have it freeze-dried and coated with resin to preserve it. Absolutely adorable!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 18, 2011
4:21 PM

Post #8813860

Oh Elizabeth, message to Pat was for I Spy squares I'm sending to her. LOL

Cake was so pretty I had to show it. They taste as good as they look too. Sharon and I have kept a close relationship even though she and my son parted ways. He is re-married and she is too and both are happier now. In fact they get along good now too.
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

September 18, 2011
5:48 PM

Post #8813965

I know - but you set me drooling, here - guess I should take a break and eat something today... since the day is almost over!

I'm glad about your ex DIL - I always missed some members of my ex's family. :)

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 18, 2011
9:54 PM

Post #8814276

Yes, I have remained in touch with ONLY my SIL, not the rest of my Ex's family. She knew what a jerk her brother was but I didn't think anyone else really needed to know. Besides, I didn't want my relationship to make it difficult for his new wife.

Thanks for the I-spy, that will be fun! The cake is CUTE!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 19, 2011
12:12 PM

Post #8815028

YEA! Able to sew today.
This is the tree skirt I am making as a shower gift for my grandson and his fiance.
I like the pattern and it's fun to do, I just hope it's going to be big enough. Maybe after it's pressed? This is supposed to be 1/4 of the skirt. I can also add a wide ruffle.

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 19, 2011
12:54 PM

Post #8815092

That is going to look so nice Karen. I think it will be fine after all the pieces are put together. I like the idea of a ruffle too...

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 19, 2011
1:16 PM

Post #8815122

I agree, that is going to be a beautiful tree skirt! Love the colors.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 19, 2011
4:41 PM

Post #8815417

Karen, the cake is wonderful. I will have to show the picture to my daughter when I return home.

BTW, thanks everyone for your thoughts---believe me that is what carries me through many days. Mittsy, sending hugs and prayers for you.

I was "plundering" at Joannes down here today and happened to find some cute fat quarters with poker terms on them. If anyone wants/needs some let me know and I will gladly pick you up a few. The fabric is white background with the terms written in red and black using the symbles that are on cards. It is cute fabric but alas I don't know who I would use it for.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2011
4:08 AM

Post #8815866

A card trick block!!!!!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 20, 2011
10:15 AM

Post #8816269

Ah the difference it makes when hands and machine all work correctly.
First quarter took me two days. second 3/4 took me 1 1/2 hours.
It's still smaller than I like ...45", I prefer 60". Our family tends to put up big trees. I have another to cut out from the strip sections I made then if there is enough left I might add a few more rows. I can always make up the size with a ruffle too.
I do like the pattern.

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2011
10:20 AM

Post #8816273

sweet !!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2011
10:56 AM

Post #8816307

That looks really nice!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
11:02 AM

Post #8816312

Awesome Karen!!! Looks like a peppermint candy!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 20, 2011
11:43 AM

Post #8816345

I was just thinking the same thing Kathy. I really like that pattern. Was it an online one?
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2011
11:57 AM

Post #8816362

Ouuuu... I love that, I wish I were your grand daughter, heheh. Very very pretty. I wish I could quilt. I will just have to leave that to someone else. I have my hands into too many things as it is.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2011
1:09 PM

Post #8816426

Yes, where did you find the pattern for that tree shirt?
Very nice.

Just add another row to the next one to make it larger.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 20, 2011
1:45 PM

Post #8816479

The pattern was online and free. You do need a special ruler. A 9 degree or 10 degree wedge. I had to special order it but came fast. I used a 10 degree so I have 36 wedges of 9 different fabrics. If you use a 9 degree you have 40 wedges and can use just 4 different fabrics. There was also a very pretty one on the ruler package which I want to try too.

web addy is http://www.sulky.com/project/treeskirt

Pattern is called Speedy Spiral Christmas tree Skirt.
I'm actually adding three more rows which will make the size the 60 inches I prefer.

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8816501

I thought I had seen it online somewhere, but hadn't bookmarked it... would be a cute idea for a desktop tree for someone's apt..
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2011
2:10 PM

Post #8816526

Darn, I have a 10 degree ruler that I have never used. Now to figure out just where it might be.
Would also make a nice table topper!!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2011
3:42 PM

Post #8816635

Thanks for the link.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 20, 2011
4:21 PM

Post #8816689

I was careful while cutting the wedges and now also have some smaller wedges from the space in between. By taking off the top piece which is too narrow, I think the smaller wedges will make a table top tree skirt.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 20, 2011
5:23 PM

Post #8816769

Remember the strip quilt I posted a couple weeks ago? Well, this is how it looks now, I applicated some leaves on it and added a border. I plan to machine quilt it this weekend. It is for a silent auction next weekend so I need to get it finished.

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
6:30 PM

Post #8816891

Cat, the strip quilt looks great! Nice color choices, too!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 20, 2011
6:41 PM

Post #8816916

found a new site for really cute fabric - lots of novelty here... frogs, dogs, cats, zoo...etc, prices aren't bad at all. Fabric bundles of different weights are priced right, too

[HYPERLINK@www.cutefabric.com]

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 20, 2011
8:21 PM

Post #8817077

Those are great Kathy, Good place to look for an unusual fabric.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 20, 2011
8:33 PM

Post #8817100

OH MY... I did a little shopping there... just filling the cart and wishing. I am trying hard to resist. 2# of cat and dog variety of fabric (6 yards total ) for just $10.99... I am weakening. The bundles and charm packs really were steals.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 20, 2011
9:15 PM

Post #8817181

some good prices there for sure!!! thanks for sharing...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 22, 2011
2:46 PM

Post #8819724

Hubby made me an extension for my 10 degree ruler (he's so handy to have around). I added 3 more rows. now it measures 57 " much closer to the 60" I prefer. Just a small ruffle will now do.

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 22, 2011
3:23 PM

Post #8819764

Very pretty. Nice to have a talented hubby around!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 22, 2011
7:40 PM

Post #8820065

hubby, pattern change of color ways and workmanship = lifesaver. Love it. so wil the kids - if not now soon...
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 23, 2011
6:12 AM

Post #8820370

such a pretty pattern Siliolegma:) lately I feel like I've been making more of a mess than anything trying to clean the basement and purge the junk. I bought a shop vac yesterday and boy does it work well. No more dog hair, dust and spider webs hiding in every corner and under everything. There's now a pile of junk by the trash can waiting for Tuesday. I can finally see some progress! I'll finish it up tonight and have 2 glorious days to sew!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 23, 2011
6:33 AM

Post #8820386

I really like this pattern it was sooooo easy. I actually have another cut out that i made along side this one. With 15 grands, I have to stockpile. Five down 10 to go. There was a neat variation on the ruler package I might try too.
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 23, 2011
8:18 AM

Post #8820486

siliolegma,
I would pay you good money to make one of these for me. I know when to say, I can't do this, but I would really love to have one for my own Christmas tree.
Would you entertain the thought of making one of these for me? Please Dmail me and let me know if it is a possibility.
I absolutely love it and I just know that this is a little beyond my knowledge of sewing, cutting and quilting. I am having a little bit of difficulty doing the log cabin but I'm be damned if I am going to give up on this one. eheheh I know I can do this much, thanks be to bigfootT, whoops heheh, I mean barefootT.
I have the strips cut for my practice block. If that works, look out, cause here I go again. heheh

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 23, 2011
9:19 AM

Post #8820570

Please post the variations, we would love to see them!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 23, 2011
12:35 PM

Post #8820815

his was taken off the back of the ruler package. I think it looks neat. I hope you can see these ok or at least enough to get the idea. The ruler BTW is a Phillips Fiber Art. http://www.phillipsfiberart.com
This is how the finished skirt looks. Sorry it's blurry trying to not get glare.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 23, 2011
12:42 PM

Post #8820819

This is how the wedges were cut...at an angle instead of straight. The layers were different widths too. 5 1/2, 3 1/2, 2 1/2. There are markings on the ruler to place on each side of the 2 1/2 " strip. Cut a total of 36 wedges 18 with narrow end up and 18 with narrow end down.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 23, 2011
4:56 PM

Post #8821135

Our local quilt guild, "Rumpled Quilts Kin", is having their tri-annual quit show tomorrow. "Patchwork in the Pines" from 9 to 5 and lucky me it's just around the corner.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 23, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8821269

That is sooooo cool. We had a local quilt shop recently and I was so busy trying to help my Dad I had to miss it, darn it.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2011
4:29 AM

Post #8821639

Now I'm wondering if my wedge came with any directions. I think it came in a book and I can't even remember what patterns were in there.
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2011
12:34 PM

Post #8822172

I am doing this rug hooking of a witches hat for my friend. It is out of the Create and Decorate magazine this month.
I am adding the date of the Salem Witch Trials off to the side of the hat for a little artistic addition. heheh

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 24, 2011
2:27 PM

Post #8822324

Is rug hooking hard to do? How do you get it to look like it is woven? That is going to be nice!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 24, 2011
2:39 PM

Post #8822353

Oh My! I was so entranced by all I saw at the quilt show. I came home for lunch and then went back and did it all over again. This guild has been together for 25 years and has nearly 125 members. They put on the show every 3 years. It was at the local middle school, mainly in the cafeteria so there were no facilities for lunch. Venders booths were in the hallways. I cannot imagine what it would be like to go to a big show. Sensory overload. I took about 20 photos and could have taken 4 times that many.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2011
2:50 PM

Post #8822368

Karen, on the RGW tree skirt that you made - did you just leave a seam open between 2 wedges for putting around the tree or did you sew it all together and leave the center hole to use with an artificial tree? (very nice, I really like this one!)

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 24, 2011
3:05 PM

Post #8822381

I left the seam open because I know the person it's going to will have a live tree (and a large one at that). If it was for an artificial tree the seam could simply be sewn closed.
The way it was laying out on the floor, I had to really look for the seam. I'm going to use light weight batting and probably do SID quilting. I'm not all that crazy about it but it's really all I can manage.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 24, 2011
7:53 PM

Post #8822716

Thanks Karen, I thought maybe that's how you had it figured, but was hard to tell in the pic. My son wanted one of my diamond LC skirts, but the DIL wanted something a little more 'fun'.. this looks more like what she would want for her downstairs tree. Son wanted me to make the LC more like a table topper, then they could use it on the table or just set the tree on top on the skirt. He didn't want a hole in the middle or an open seam. Maybe if I get busy, they'll get both...uh huh...LOL
However, I did pull some RWG out of my stash tonite to make a sample one, it's going to look scrappy as I didn't have as many 'fun' prints as I thought I did (or I just can't find them all..)

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 24, 2011
9:59 PM

Post #8822836

I think the diamond LC makes a great table topper. This RGW Swirl is the only one I haven't had to cut a center hole. I may have to make the hole a bit bigger, but only because I know they will have large trees.
What I liked about making this one is after each section of strips is made, there is enough to make two tree skirts. Also the in between wedges would make a smaller tree skirt with the colors running the opposite way. I haven't put one together yet so I don't know the finished size, maybe abt. 30" good for a small table top tree.
The pattern as shown makes a 44"-45" circle, I added 3 rows to make it almost 60".

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Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 24, 2011
11:34 PM

Post #8822913

Taters, it isn't hard to do and it looks woven because it is in a way. I learned how to do it by watching tutorials on Youtube by Gene Shepard. Thats how I learn to do punch needle too.
Its not an inexpensive hobby, craft what ever you want to call it. Wool is very expensive so I am discovering, but I go to the local good will stores and thrift stores and buy old 100 % wool skirts and cut them up, and wash them and use the wool from them. I have bought some but gosh like I say its expensive. Oh and the cutters are very expensive. I am using a rotary cutter but the real wool cutters are between $165 and up.I don't think I am going to be doing a lot of rug hooking but I do like the look of them.
Go to this site and watch how Gene does it. He makes it look so easy.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCVaRxyQ-jo

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 25, 2011
3:33 AM

Post #8822953

Silio... please post pictures of the show quilt on the 'Not Mine, But' thread that I started a bit ago. Everyone is welcome to post quilts that you've seen thta floored you.

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1172989/
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8823166

Thanks, Stu.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 25, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8823221

Karen, I found pics of others on Google with the spiral in the opposite direction, but for some reason it looks 'backwards' to me. Your pattern looks much nicer. Got my strips sewn together last nite, then decided that one of the red strips was in the wrong row, so had to redo a couple strips. Good thing this is a 'sample'... I'm thinking some of my metallic Christmas strips would look nice with this, may try one from those.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 25, 2011
9:19 AM

Post #8823282

Actually, I put mine together backwards to the pattern. I realized what I was doing after a few strips and didn't want to undo. To go the same way, put the strip you are adding under the existing piece.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 25, 2011
1:47 PM

Post #8823519

That's what I'm doing.. want it to 'spin forward' like yours! Just met up with an nice guy that works at Lowe's who told me that he has his own sewing room and makes quilts for his granddaughters and his aunts who live alone. I went in for plexiglass and after I told him what I wanted it for, we ended up chatting about 20 minutes on his projects and I walked out without any plexiglass...LOL oh well, next time..

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2011
2:29 PM

Post #8823570

Thanks for the link Jan. Can it be done with yarn, instead of wool strips? Probably would not be the same affect?

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 25, 2011
2:32 PM

Post #8823572

Kathy, maybe you should have gotten his number and passed it onto your single friends??? LOL

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 25, 2011
2:38 PM

Post #8823578

Kathy try your local glass repair shop. Mine made templates for me at a fraction of special order cost. He didn't charge too much because he could mostly cut what I needed from scraps. 1/8" is good thickness.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 25, 2011
3:03 PM

Post #8823620

Don't you have sharp edges on the glass templates?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 25, 2011
3:54 PM

Post #8823661

Oh sorry not made of glass. They are plexiglas.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 25, 2011
3:55 PM

Post #8823662

Oh sorry not made of glass. They are plexiglas. Glass repairman deals in both. He has the tools to make the precise cuts.
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

September 25, 2011
4:08 PM

Post #8823675

Tatters, My Sweet William Wallace is done mainly in yarn. Its much less expensive and easier to find at your local walmart or yarn store. I have to order my wool strips.

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

September 26, 2011
4:02 AM

Post #8824280

Went to Burkholders Fabrics in Pa and OH MY GOSH. People so friendly and helpful and got 20% of total purchase and did not have the coupon. And the fabric selection is amazing to say the least.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
6:01 AM

Post #8824467

Glad you found it. I just heard their "discount" fabrics are on sale for $2.50 is you empty the bolt!!!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 26, 2011
2:45 PM

Post #8825294

I sort-a fell into ... My quilt shop is in a menonite community next door to a very very large restaurant.Bus loads of peeps come every day. She is always in need of small gifty things. This batch is potholders for fall and a candle mat. Veggie Pot holders also have a tomato in the series, just lovely. Barter = use of long arm, cutting my own fabric with her approval hand quilting if I want. Nat I have to accume certain amount of points so to speak. Unheard !? Right?!

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 26, 2011
3:05 PM

Post #8825351

That is a good deal if you both get what you want/need.
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 27, 2011
3:34 AM

Post #8826139

Bartering is great. Nice work, Helene. Good job paper piecing.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2011
12:12 PM

Post #8828031

I finished the quilt I am donating to the silent auction this Saturday. I like the way it turned out.

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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

September 28, 2011
12:15 PM

Post #8828038

I had a piece I cut off the bottom of it so I made a bag for the quilt too. I hope it will get some decent bids, the auction is to help pay funeral expenses for a family who lost their sister, mother and then father in about 18 months.

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 28, 2011
12:20 PM

Post #8828043

What beautiful work and such a great cause. I can only imagine the anguish that family must be feeling now. I love the purse.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
12:40 PM

Post #8828070

Very very nice Robin. Sure hope it earns a lot of $...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 28, 2011
1:02 PM

Post #8828100

Beautiful job and a very worthy cause. Sure hope it brings in a big $ amount. I especially like the appliqued leaves. Love the tote, too.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 28, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8828306

Quilt and bag are both very nice. They should do well in the auction.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 28, 2011
3:41 PM

Post #8828321

Very nice combo. They should bring good $$$ amount.

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 28, 2011
4:08 PM

Post #8828345

Great job on both of them!
gregbaker
Newark, NJ

September 28, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8828441

i'm making fall quits...as usual!
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2011
8:02 PM

Post #8828631

I'm going batty!

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

September 28, 2011
9:05 PM

Post #8828677

Awww Sondra... up to Halloween tricks again! I loved your witches hat!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2011
2:57 AM

Post #8828787

Welcome Gregbaker. Could it be that I am not the only guy quilter on the forum, or is your name misleading??

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8828940

Male or female, you are most welcome gregbaker. We love new people here and would love to see some of your work. As you can tell, we thrive on pictures.
I just finished a two-sided table runner (quilt as you go) but it is a swap so I can't post a picture until she receives it. Hope she likes it...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 29, 2011
6:14 AM

Post #8828941

Oh I hope so Stu, we love having your perspective.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2011
6:20 AM

Post #8828952

In case anyone is looking for new holiday design ideas, this site has some cute ideas for wall quilts/window/table decorations...

http://happyhollowdesigns.com/patterns.asp


Sondra, love the batty block!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
7:17 AM

Post #8829024

Ditto Karen's (siliolegrma) remarks. New quilters always welcome. New ideas and perspectives on what we are doing.

Kathy, I won't look, I won't look-----it got the best of me. Thanks for posting. Oh yes, thanks for the birthday cake at the other house!! Sorry I am late but I truly enjoyed it---do I have to cut it? LOL

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2011
9:33 AM

Post #8829199

Hey Marion's back!!!! glad to see ya, me matey! Glad Mama's getting along ok, hope she beats those infections, but seems like nursing homes/etc seem to have lots of problems like that.
Yes, you HAVE to look... while I say they look easy because they're just blocks, I haven't made any yet, but I did take a pic of one of the Fall pumpkins and used it for a wallpaper...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
9:46 AM

Post #8829217

Oh I did look and ordered the cat pattern. My sister loves cats and it is getting harder and harder to find something different for her. She turns 65 this year and guess what she will get----in addition to Medicare. LOL Glad to be back.

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 29, 2011
9:52 AM

Post #8829225

who does applique??? I have a question..
what do you use for stabilizer??? something tear away?? something very thin to leave in??? I want to start on a new project, that has A LOT of applique...

I am not very experienced at it, done a few small wall hangings, (and a few blocks)I used light weight double sided fuse stuff, then blanket stitch on my machine, and as was recommended to me ... vellum paper yuck, pain in the butt !!! to tear away after!!! there has got to be a better something????

sew...what do you use????

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 29, 2011
9:57 AM

Post #8829236

There is one that is water soluable, so when you are done, just spritz and it disappears.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
11:41 AM

Post #8829350

I use MistyFuse. It is a very thin almost gauze like web and has a great hand to it. I've never had any kind of problem with it staying in the piece. You do need to use a teflon sheet with it. And it is great when you have layers. Just an opinion...
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2011
2:05 PM

Post #8829534

I usually use tear away or cut away stabilizer on mine.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
2:43 PM

Post #8829565

Same as Mittsy---some times freezer paper but then slit the back and take the paper out.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 29, 2011
3:28 PM

Post #8829628

I am so excited, I made this jacket years ago (like almost 30), eventually I grew out of it and gave it away. I thought about it a while ago and searched all over the net for the pattern. While going through boxes for our move I found it again. I'm so excited, I loved that jacket and enjoyed making it. It will probably be some time before I actually get to it, but I'm determined to make myself another one.

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

September 29, 2011
4:10 PM

Post #8829666

nice!!!

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

September 29, 2011
4:34 PM

Post #8829703

That is a nice jacket. Glad you found the pattern.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

September 29, 2011
5:29 PM

Post #8829782

very nice, glad you found the pattern

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2011
7:21 PM

Post #8829939

are those folded star blocks?? Cool!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 29, 2011
8:18 PM

Post #8829998

Yes they are. When I made this before, I wore it into a Bernina store in Zurich. The people working there mobbed me and I thought they were going to try to take it apart to see how it was done.
I really didn't know I still had the pattern and directions.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

September 29, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8830022

Its definitely one of a kind! We'll be waiting for the modeling runway!

barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 30, 2011
8:52 AM

Post #8830418

Sew Happy for you that you found it Karen !! I remember you looking for the pattern.
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

September 30, 2011
9:14 AM

Post #8830433

What a great jacket! Who published the pattern and what should I look for on eBay? :)

Glad you found it - don'tcha hate it when you KNOW you've got a particular thing hiding around here... somewhere? Drives me batty, sometimes - I can almost "see" it - where it is - but not quite.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 30, 2011
10:03 AM

Post #8830484

Jacket design was in a booklet called Quilting with Folded Star by Elaine De Lancey Shinners. Craft Course publishers 1981.
Jacket is called Renaissance Jacket.

Instructions say to purchase a pattern with the following: Straight lines with no curved gussets, round neck or mandarin collar, straight sleeves with no cuffs. The pattern used has a square side gusset.

Pattern we used is: Daisy Kingdom Europa Jacket # 205 1983. I have it in sizes XS to XXL. I could copy it and the directions for you if you can't find it.
Actually the jacket shown on the pattern is a pretty cut quilted jacket too.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI

September 30, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8830490

I don't know why I didn't think to do this before I posted.

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

September 30, 2011
10:36 AM

Post #8830528

That is soo cool to keep you warm. Beautiful.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

October 1, 2011
3:41 PM

Post #8831980

Well, my quilt and bag went for $30.00 to a nice little girl (actually to her Dad). She kept hovering over it and I don't think she wanted anyone else to get near it. Two necklace and earring sets that I made went for $10 each. Was hoping for more but at least it will help with the expenses.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 1, 2011
4:48 PM

Post #8832053

Oh Robin, it certainly was worth sooooo much more! Alas, that is the risk of donation though.
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 1, 2011
8:57 PM

Post #8832291

Ok, so I got addicted to the X block that someone here posted:) I call it the X block because I don't know its' name lol...anyways, I made 12 blocks today and since I can't leave well enough alone I started messing with them and this is what it turned out to be. It's not quite done yet though. I looked up and realized it's had my attention since this morning and it's almost midnight! I'm going to add little triangles to the border pieces to make them square on top because I love the pointy effect.

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Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 1, 2011
10:03 PM

Post #8832315

Me too, I like the pointy effect too.
I know what you mean about time slipping away. I started a penny rug this afternoon and I have been working on the pennies all day along with the tongues. I haven't even started on the main rug portion. Isn't it funny how engrossed you can get when you have the brain juices flowing on overdrive. heheh. My husband doesn't even ask anymore when he sees me going from one project to another, he just shakes his head. He did say something to the effect are those like your other piece you made? So he was paying attention. This was my last penny rug with punch needle added, but this one will be all wool with no punch needle work

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2011
5:21 AM

Post #8832480

Very nice Jan - I love penny rugs too.
Sondra, I would love to get inside your head for and hour or so. You come up with the most wonderful designs!!! I love what you did with the 3-cut blocks. That's a pattern you should publish!!!!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 2, 2011
5:49 AM

Post #8832514

I agree. It's novel, a totally different look, really like the arrow design borders.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 2, 2011
10:11 AM

Post #8832852

Once again Sondra, you never cease to amaze me! Such creative juices following through your head.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2011
2:49 PM

Post #8833154

Mojo... I really like the effect. Haven't tried this block yet, but been meaning too. Looks like fun.

psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 2, 2011
4:22 PM

Post #8833248

Stuart, I tried the block and fell in love with it! I made a couple of the same block in different colors to experiment. It is fast becoming my favorite block pattern.
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 2, 2011
5:58 PM

Post #8833380

It's almost done!

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barefootT

barefootT
(thunder)Wildwood, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 2, 2011
10:30 PM

Post #8833683

cool :)
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

October 3, 2011
3:38 AM

Post #8833822

Way cool!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 3, 2011
4:03 AM

Post #8833843

OK, how did you flip that to get this new design? Really like it.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 3, 2011
6:34 AM

Post #8834001

Wow!
Mojoquilter
Wichita, KS
(Zone 6a)

October 3, 2011
6:41 AM

Post #8834015

Qwilter, I decided to try re-arranging the pieces so the first thing I did was take off the diagonal pointy pieces and ended up with this. The idea kinda took off from there.

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psychw2

psychw2
(Pat) Kennewick, WA
(Zone 5b)

October 3, 2011
7:16 AM

Post #8834050

OH I get it now... at first I just didn't even see that is was the same block!! and the change out of the pointed fabric strips yielding the "points in the border" got it now!

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2011
5:55 AM

Post #8835412

Trying to finish up some UFOs. This is a class I took at the LQS. It is folded log cabins. Was a lot of fun...

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abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2011
7:45 AM

Post #8835537

Barb, love it. Year ago, more than I want to admit to, I started something similar but I can't think of the person who does this. Did you start with adding the folded pieces to a piece of muslin or other fabric? Memory fails me this morning but I am trying to check threads and keep an eye on my yardman. I have several huge piles of debris that needs to be picked up and I want to make sure he get them all.
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2011
8:01 AM

Post #8835560

Ouuuu...Barb, show me how please. I think this is something I can do. Can you explain how to do this?
I just want to show all of you the beautiful table runner that Barb made me in trade for my two crows.
Thank you so much Barb, I love it.
Jan

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Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8835566

Her two crows are flying her way but traveling a little slower by ground surface mail. Very heavy. I hope she enjoys her crows as much as I will enjoy the table runner.
Thank you again Barb.
Jan

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taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2011
8:09 AM

Post #8835570

Wow, love the double table runner Barb. And Jan those crows are adorable! Are the on huge mushrooms?
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8835589

Yes Taters, it is sort of a mushroom , Its a fungus that grows off of dead wood and they are called conks. I have a logger friend that gets them for me. They make awesome bases for that natural look. Just add a bit of moss and you have forest settings.

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Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2011
9:09 AM

Post #8835645

And since I live next to a state forest, I think these crows will be stunning!!! I can't wait for them to arrive.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8835647

forgot to paste this that I wrote on another thread.

The technique was taught from the book "folded Log Cabin Quilts" by Sarah Kaufman. I don't see any web address but the publisher is
C&T Publishing, INc http://www.ctpub.com
Strips are cut, folded in half and pressed well. Then they are stitched on a muslin back every 1/4" to acheive the effect. Each edge you see is a folded strip. Was fun to do but a bit time consuming. I love learning new techniques and how to use new tools and rulers. I think that's why I enjoy the classes at the LQS so much.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2011
9:34 AM

Post #8835679

Different than the one I was playing around with but same effect.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2011
9:36 AM

Post #8835684

http://quiltwithdonna.com/freefoldystuffprojects.html

This is the one I used. Thought some might be interested in the freebies offered.
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2011
12:08 PM

Post #8835877

Thank you abbisgranma. Great site. I may have to order a couple of the patterns to get me started until I figure it all out.
I am good at doing that. hehe
Barb, I just realized that the floral things I had in its mouth, I removed and forgot to replace them. I would just put some sort of dried floral decorations in its mouth. I also had a small little bird cage hanging from its mouth at one time.
Jan

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8835983

Jan - we feed the crows here some roasted peanuts. Maybe I'll put a couple on a wire and have it look like they are eating them!!! I just can't wait to see them.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

October 4, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8836000

You are very welcome Gourd! It truly isn't hard to figure out--order the cheapest kit or download some of the freebies and do those. I use tracing paper and tracing pencil to make new sheets so as to iron on the lines for future projects. Have fun! Yikes, here I go again enabling someone else. LOL

taters55

taters55
(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2011
1:55 PM

Post #8836011

Thanks for the link Marion!
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2011
3:20 PM

Post #8836122

Yes, Marion, your are so bad. Here I go again.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 4, 2011
4:29 PM

Post #8836207

Jan, can you tell me a bit about the lamp on the table with the runner I made for you? It looks really interesting...
Gourdbeader
Toledo, OR
(Zone 8a)

October 4, 2011
5:08 PM

Post #8836257

Hehe The base is a vintage base that I got at a garage sale then I tied the primitive doll to it and I beaded the shade which weighs more then the lamp itself. They are all big glass beads.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 4, 2011
6:10 PM

Post #8836308

I unpacked some of my fabric today. Can't wait to live in FL so I can do something with it!!!!
Living in a house full of boxes.

Quilter5bdsr

Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 5, 2011
4:00 AM

Post #8836664

I knew there was something special about that lamp Jan. Great job.
How llong will you be in Florida this time Jean? Any bites on the house at all?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

October 5, 2011
4:23 AM

Post #8836679

Head over to the Fall thread... http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1223812/

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