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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2011
10:39 AM

Post #8898636

We came from here:http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1228663/

I finally downloaded pics from my camera.

One of you sent me scraps of sunflower fabrics earlier this year. This is a quilt I made for my cousin who loves sunflowers.
It was a free pattern and the instructions for the setting strips were not very good. Took quite awhile to figure out how to make the "X".

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2011
10:41 AM

Post #8898640

Someone out there also sent me the crazy fish fabric in the center of these blocks.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8898644

These are quilts for the Kids in hospitals.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2011
10:43 AM

Post #8898646

This one is flannels.

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2011
10:44 AM

Post #8898648

Crazy cats...

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psychw2

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

November 20, 2011
10:58 AM

Post #8898656

I love look of stack and whacks and I simply have to give them a try!!

Your Sunflower quilt turned out so nice, I'm sure all of us that were able to send you Sunflower fabric are feeling wonderful for having contriubuted to it's success!!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 20, 2011
12:29 PM

Post #8898746

The Sunflower quilt is really pretty! Love those little Xs, gives alot of interest to the sashings. How big are you making your quilts for the kids? In between a baby and twin size or ? The Women's Shelter here accepts kids quilts also, but I wasn't sure how big to finish them off...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 20, 2011
12:51 PM

Post #8898761

The smallest ones are ~ 40X50 give or take.

taters55

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

November 20, 2011
1:58 PM

Post #8898810

Nice job on the quilts! Love everyone of them!

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 20, 2011
2:00 PM

Post #8898813

Wonderful quilts Jean. They are all beautiful...

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

November 20, 2011
4:23 PM

Post #8899062

Love all of them, but that Sunflower quilt is gorgeous! I finished my last rag quilt and already gave everyone their Christmas quilts since it has actually gotten chilly here :)

Next is a baby rag quilt for my niece who is expecting, with a crochet blanket to match.

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Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

November 20, 2011
4:24 PM

Post #8899064

Next~~~~

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 20, 2011
4:59 PM

Post #8899112

Love the sunflowers Jean, All the kids quilts are sooooo cute.

Fish that rag looks so rich and vibrant, love your color choices. The baby rag is gonna be darling.

psychw2

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

November 20, 2011
10:02 PM

Post #8899464

Fish, I LOVE the new baby rag quilt!! I had some of that frog fabric and few that coordinated with it. You have a great combination going on there!

I have a red/white and blue rag quilt in the making. One more row to put on & the clipping has been started. My co-workers are doing it for our immediate supervisor for her Bday after Christmas.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 21, 2011
3:22 AM

Post #8899543

I have a pile of frog fabrics. My plan is to make the Frog blocks out of them.

barefootT

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

November 21, 2011
9:43 PM

Post #8900979

Jean, what frog blocks are you making??

I am making a rag quilt too, decided I needed to do some thing sorta mindless...if'n ya know what I mean...not so much concentrating on pieces for block patterns...but I did do a pattern on it.

here is the front, altogether, but not cut yet.

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barefootT

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

November 21, 2011
9:45 PM

Post #8900985

this is the other side.

Jean, where did you find that pattern for the sunflowers quilt?? that is gorgeous !!!

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Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 22, 2011
3:21 AM

Post #8901095

The block is called "Frog" or "Jumping Forg" or something. I'ts squares and !/2 sq triangles & does look like a frog.

The Sunflower quilt was a Free pattern on I think the Northcott site. If I can find my pattern, I'll let you know for sure. And it was Free for a reason. The instructions were not very good & I had to "read between the lines" to figure out how to do those "X". If I can locate the pattern, I hope to do a Soldier quilt over the next few weeks.

My cousin had asked for "something small" she could put on display. Of course, I don't do small things. Not into wall hangings and the such. And so many of you donated sunflower fabrics that I only had to purchase the borders & backings.

Having "issues" with my HQ. I threaded & re-threaded and still not getting proper stitches on the underside. Most likely lint or a piece of thread in the tension disks. After work today I'll have to unscrew the disks and clean them out. Hopefully that will do the trick. Always happens when I have a deadline!!!!

taters55

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

November 22, 2011
4:55 AM

Post #8901141

Thunder, that quilt is awesome! Love the colors!

barefootT

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

November 22, 2011
7:19 AM

Post #8901297

I have done a few different frogs..they are just...FUN !!

thanks LK :)

psychw2

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

November 22, 2011
7:27 AM

Post #8901308

Thunder, I don't suppose we should be surprized when you and I are working on a variation of the same thing? LOL Gosh I hope I can get pictures posted some day. Maybe I need to ask one of sons to TEACH me how to do all this for Christmas???

barefootT

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

November 22, 2011
7:30 AM

Post #8901312

Hi Doc!! I think that would be a great Christmas present...along with some fabric...for you to "practice" taking picture of and posting !!!! LOL

have a great day !!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2011
8:42 AM

Post #8901413

this is a cute froq quilt from one of Shar Jorgenson's vids

http://www.quilterstv.com/channel/video/1274?item=10

barefootT

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

November 22, 2011
9:09 PM

Post #8902233

nice frogs !! and I love the dragonflies in the background!!!

psychw2

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

November 22, 2011
9:26 PM

Post #8902257

Yes, that was a cute quilt wall hanging.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

November 22, 2011
10:06 PM

Post #8902305

I was watching that video again (for the umpteenth time), and just noticed that big dragonfly behind Angie today! Not sure if that was a design board or a wall quilt that they had done previously, but have not seen it on any of her other videos..

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 23, 2011
8:43 AM

Post #8902638

Ok, here is the quilt top with borders, the outer border is a really beautiflu fabric, it doesn't show how pretty in the picture. I wish I had gotten more of it, still might. Benny is pointing out the various shades of grey.

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Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 23, 2011
8:48 AM

Post #8902643

Here is a closeup with Scrambles this time.
I was not able to find the tutorial on line but when I get back from T-day travels will post How to do pictures.

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Quilter5bdsr

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

November 23, 2011
9:41 AM

Post #8902694

Robyn that is so very prettty. I love working with grey and I'm so glad to see it coming back in the stores again. For the longest time, I couldn't find any...I love it with a bright aqua or a chatreuse or lime or a pop your eyes out purple!!! Cant wait for the how-to!!!

barefootT

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

November 23, 2011
9:02 PM

Post #8903565

Lovely !!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 24, 2011
5:34 AM

Post #8903731

Designing DD's quilt for x-mas. We've made acouple of color changes. I'll post pictures as I go along. I think it'll be pretty wild, she likes it.
Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

November 24, 2011
6:08 AM

Post #8903758

Happy Thanksgiving to all my new American Quilting Friends...may you be surrounded by loved ones and people you care about!!

Love and Hugs
Thea

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 24, 2011
7:02 AM

Post #8903803

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE AND HAPPY THURSDAY TO ALL OUR CANADAIAN FRIENDS!!! Any day is one to be thankful for all our wonderful friends here...

psychw2

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

November 24, 2011
11:19 AM

Post #8904027

I have something TRULY to be grateful for!! Well I have LOTS to be grateful for and I am, but this is recent event!

Yesterday high winds broke one tree off at the ground, and it toppled into the next, and it pushed over onto the 3rd which leaned over. it broke off one limb of our "Elk Horn tree" (Chinese Sumac). It did NOT hit our house, shed, power lines or even break my cement Angel bench!!!

We've lived here just 2 years and I knew ONE tree was dead and then this year thought all 3 should be taken down but I honestly didn't know how we could afford to do it. Our yard is NOT big, I honestly didn't know how we were going to get these trees down. I thought it would take a big bucket truck. The guy that came took them down VERTICALLY! He would notch and cut with the chain saw and then drop a section to the ground from the bottom up!! Like pulling the bottom block on Jenga. My husband said it was fasinating to watch. He's got the trees down and will finish cutting them up and hauling it away on Monday. $300 total for all 3, what a bargain! I was really concerned how I was going to come up with $300 but I have it figured out. Life is good!

taters55

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

November 24, 2011
1:43 PM

Post #8904113

Wow! So glad you had no damage from those tree's!

barefootT

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

November 25, 2011
3:29 AM

Post #8904735

$300 that is a BIG bargain !! a co worker just paid $1600.00 to get one tree that got hit by lightning removed from her yard!!!

Life is good!! YES ^_^

I got a bunch of my rag quilt clipped yesterday, watching the parade, the dog show, and cartoons!!! I especially enjoyed Horton hears a who !!!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

November 25, 2011
8:08 AM

Post #8904957

I've got all the fabric for DD's quilt. Had to order the back online. Glad Joann's had free shipping.

psychw2

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

November 25, 2011
8:30 AM

Post #8904979

Yes, I'm working on a another rag quilt now. My youngest son's S/O likes peace signs etc. I found a really bargain in Yakima about a month ago. Some batik, some tie dye etc with Peace signs. I cut denim yesterday and I'm going to TRY to over dye some denim turquoise.
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

November 28, 2011
5:51 PM

Post #8909510

I have been wanting to do a flannel rag quilt. I had black/grey/whites in mind, but those colors are hard to find in flannel. So I went to JoAnn's on black friday and loaded up on $1.49 flannel! I have all the 5" squares cut, and will soon start sewing the back to fronts with x's, then I'll figure what to do with them! I don't like to follow patterns, so I just make my own.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 28, 2011
5:54 PM

Post #8909516

Pretty fabrics, Jo. I hope you'll do a show and tell when it's finished.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 28, 2011
9:43 PM

Post #8909906

That will be some rag quilt..just finished one for mom for Christmas, pretty boring colors, but colors of her choice!

Will you do ragging prior to putting it together, soooo much easier

Look forward seeing finished project
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

November 28, 2011
10:08 PM

Post #8909918

How do you rag it before sewing together? I have never heard of that.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 29, 2011
3:06 AM

Post #8909972

my rag quilt for mom..fabrics chosen for her re colors

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 29, 2011
3:19 AM

Post #8909977

Taken some of your suggestions and am adding borders..will go 2 or 3 widder then top and bottom..got to watch the length

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 29, 2011
3:30 AM

Post #8909981

Few years ago I purchased an accuquilt main goal was to do the ragging on the rag quilts I was doing for christmas..when I went through the process it came to mind why would you not do it in same manner if you didn't have an accuquilt..

thrilled that I did seeing as my right arm is giving me the whatfor and I cannot turn the handle on the accuquilt.

simply cut your block size, do your sewing of the 'x' and rag

gives you the opportunity of making the slits closer in width, just as easy to sew and when washed, what a fantastic ragging

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taters55

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

November 29, 2011
6:40 AM

Post #8910110

Karen, I think it was you that made the spiral tree skirt. Can you please tell me the dimensions of the 9 degree ruler? I want to make a template for it. How wide is it at the top, and bottom please?

Quilter5bdsr

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

November 29, 2011
7:14 AM

Post #8910154

I have one of the rulers that Karen used for her tree skirt. Mine (Finished size) is 1/2" across the top; 22" in length down the center and 4.25" (2 1/8" on either side of center) across the bottom. You would need to add 1/4" seam allowances and I believe Karen had her husband add length to hers as well. Hope this helps.

taters55

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

November 29, 2011
7:17 AM

Post #8910159

Thanks for the sizes.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 29, 2011
7:21 AM

Post #8910164

Hi Linda, The ruler I have is 10 degrees. It is 1 inch at the top and 5 inches at the bottom. It is
22 1/2 inches long. Walt made me an extension which makes it a total of 5 3/4 " across the bottom and 27 1/2 inches long. The longer size made it possible to make the entire cut without moving the ruler as I wanted 60 " tree skirts. Mine does include seam allowances

I made 9 strip sets, consisting of 9 strips of fabric 2 3/4 x width of fabric. For each strip set move the colors down one row, bringing the bottom color to the top. Cut 4 wedges from each strip set. There will be enough to make 2- 60" tree skirts. The inch lines going across are important as they help to keep the ruler lined up correctly with the fabric.

If you place the ruler bottom next to the previous cut, you will make an equal # of strips going in the opposite direction. They were narrower at the top so I removed the top 2 rows. These strips then made a 24" table top skirt.

The original strip sets seem like a lot of work but since you can end up with 4 tree skirts, 2 large and 2 table top it doesn't seem so bad.

Photo is of the original ruler without the extension. I would make the ruler the larger size to begin with as it is easier to manage.

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taters55

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

November 29, 2011
7:39 AM

Post #8910186

Thanks for all the info, that really helps a lot! I have my strips cut, now to sew them together, and assemble!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 29, 2011
7:46 AM

Post #8910193

The directions I got online were not right for me as they were for a 9 degree ruler, but I figured out the changes I had to make.

BTW I use Velcro to close the open side. Jo Ann's had it in red and green a few weeks ago. I bought several packages of each as I will be making more tree skirts for the rest of my grands.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

November 29, 2011
5:27 PM

Post #8910711

Love your quilts everyone so busy you all are. I just put together a top with my 2010 Christmas swap blocks and have to finish emroidery on my sons dragon quilt.
here is the christmas quilt top

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cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

November 29, 2011
5:28 PM

Post #8910712

Here is my sons quilt

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cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

November 29, 2011
5:30 PM

Post #8910719

Here are some of the dragons I am embroidering on to the quilt they take almost an hour and a half each agggh. Oh well My DD had all those silly dragonflies on it I thought I would never finish that quilt but alas I did and it was beautiful.

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taters55

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

November 29, 2011
6:03 PM

Post #8910760

You have been busy! Love those dragons!

psychw2

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

November 29, 2011
7:39 PM

Post #8910893

Cheryl, those dragons are AWESOME! I really like how your 2010 Christmas quilt turned out as well.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 29, 2011
8:12 PM

Post #8910925

AMAZING! Dragons are wonderful, how many are you doing on the quilt?

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

November 29, 2011
8:32 PM

Post #8910956

Was going to be 8 but I think it may need a little something to go with them
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

November 29, 2011
9:02 PM

Post #8911005

I also really like the 2010 christmas quilt.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

November 30, 2011
4:04 AM

Post #8911170

Love that Pineapple Log Cabin. And the dragons are wonderful.
It needs to be quilted with a "flame" design.

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 30, 2011
11:23 AM

Post #8911516

This is a quilt top that I made for one of my aunts, she will be 89 on Dec 12. Need to have it finished by next Thursday. I am still going to put a blue border on it.

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Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 30, 2011
11:24 AM

Post #8911517

A closeup of the corner.

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psychw2

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

November 30, 2011
12:30 PM

Post #8911570

That's a neat design, she'll love it!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

November 30, 2011
12:43 PM

Post #8911585

Very pretty, lucky aunt.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

November 30, 2011
1:03 PM

Post #8911602

Just love it..great color combination

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

November 30, 2011
1:26 PM

Post #8911616

[quote="Qwilter"]Love that Pineapple Log Cabin. And the dragons are wonderful.
It needs to be quilted with a "flame" design. [/quote]

I was thinking the same thing flames would be great with this quilt. What Color thread would you use I was gonna use black?

taters55

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

November 30, 2011
1:48 PM

Post #8911641

Love that quilt! I think the blue borders will be pretty with it!

For the flames on the dragon quilt, I would use red thread, it would stand out i think? Maybe a variegated red thread?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 1, 2011
3:30 AM

Post #8912215

I'd go with a deep red thread, so it would show evenly all over. If you use black you'll only see what is stitched over the lighter areas and lose the effect of flames.

I recenltly put flames on a motorcycle themed quilt. The border was a navy blue with red & orange flames. I quilted that in red thread and everyone liked the way it turned out.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

December 2, 2011
10:08 AM

Post #8913730

your right everyone the red would be much better I think that is what I will do .
Cher

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 2, 2011
6:44 PM

Post #8914336

12" Pillow made with 5" outdated squares, buttons and handmade button holes, very plain.. Quilting Lady thinks it's too fancy... They are menonites.

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psychw2

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

December 2, 2011
9:58 PM

Post #8914479

I LOVE that fabric!!!

taters55

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

December 3, 2011
2:21 AM

Post #8914530

Helen, that is so pretty!

taters55

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

December 3, 2011
9:06 AM

Post #8914831

Twas the Night Before Christmas, Quilters' Version (author unknown)



‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,

The only one sleeping was a Quilter’s dear spouse

The Log Cabin stockings were almost completed,



“Just a few stitches left,” our sweet quilter repeated.

"Then I can hang them and head off to finish

the pillows I'm making, fulfilling Mom's wish

For something quilted to put on her couch",

as she pricked her poor finger, our quilter said, "Ouch!"



When from out in the kitchen there arose such a crashing,

she sprang from her work, and she dropped all her sashing.

Away to the doorway she flew like a plane,

wondering just what was happening and who she would blame.

When what to her wandering eyes should appear,

but Old Mrs Claus and her bag of quilt-gear...

With her elves bearing gifts, through the kitchen she came,

she directed and pointed and called them by name.

"Now Elna, now Pfaff, now Bernina and Viking,

the Hoffman and Mumm should be just to her liking.

To the sewing room - there, it's just back of the hall,

now dash away, dash away, dash away all!"



"My Dear," said The Claus (as she liked to be called),

"There really is no need to worry at all.

Your projects will all be completed this night,

I'm terribly sorry we gave you a fright."

"Sit down. Have some tea. It's relaxing, you'll see.

My friends and I've come a long way to help thee."

She thought she was dreaming, our dear Quilter did,

In fact she quite feared that she'd near flipped her lid!

But the flash of the needles and the twist of the thread

soon gave her to know she had nothing to dread.

They spoke no more words, but went straight to their sewing.

How the work went so quickly she had no way of knowing.



The stitches, how fine! The corners, how straight!

This Claus-woman's talent was awfully great.

They finished the pillows, then started to quilt.

Before they all knew it, the whole thing was built!

Now old Mrs Claus, she knew quilters real well,

and she knew they'd need help on this night most of all

so she said to our quilter, "Just move over dear,

I've brought my own needle. We'll get done, never fear.

I told dear old Santa about what quilters do.

How they plan all these projects but have other work too.

So her taught me his magic for doing things fast.

There, that pillow's done. Now this is the last."


They tidied their thread snips, and picked up the scraps

and chased our dear quilter's six cats from their laps.

As they scurried away with their thimbles still gleaming

dear Mrs Claus paused, her cap ribbons streaming.

"Merry Christmas, my dear, now just have a ball!"
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 3, 2011
10:26 AM

Post #8914894

Sitting here laughing. LK thank you for posting. It is just what I needed right now.

psychw2

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

December 3, 2011
10:27 AM

Post #8914895

LOL... oH my!!! Don't I wish Mrs Claus would make a stop at my house! This poem pegged quilters perfectly, right down to the six cats on the elves laps!

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 3, 2011
11:58 AM

Post #8914945

Loved it LK - really cute. It's a saver for sure...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 3, 2011
12:52 PM

Post #8914989

lol! very cute poem. works for all kinds of sewing.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 3, 2011
1:52 PM

Post #8915096

I started to put my mystery quilt together today. I think it will be Sean's Christmas present!!!

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taters55

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

December 3, 2011
4:58 PM

Post #8915325

Barb, that is very pretty. Sean will love it!

psychw2

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

December 4, 2011
12:28 AM

Post #8915598

WOW Barb, that is really different, nice color combination.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 4, 2011
3:29 AM

Post #8915654

Barb - I really loke that pattern.
One day I'll do a mystery the "correct" way. Usually, by the time I get started, all the clues and the final pic have been posted & I always have to look at that last page.

Spent yesterday in FL. Went to pull up the carpet & could not find any of my Utility Knives. I know I had packed them but couldn't find a single one. Hung some pics & then needed more hangers - I saved all the ones fron here & can't find those in FL either. So, off to WalMart. Needed trash bags and eye drops also. Did get the carpet & pad out from 1 room. Now to figure out how to remove the tack strip glued to the cement floor. That is next Sat project. That will be the last trp down this year. Starting in Jan, the flights are only every other Tues, so that will make getting down there a bit more "tricky". Luckily as long as I work the hours I can work any hours I want. So will work extra on some days to get days off.

Today I do need to get a quilt quilted. I found the Pano I needed yesterday so brought it back up with me. Also need to cut back the now frozen plants & change the outdoor Nov decorations to Dec.

Meeting with the new Realtor tomorrow.

psychw2

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

December 4, 2011
9:13 AM

Post #8915917

You have a LOT on your plate Jean!!! I hope you are enjoying the FL preparations.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

December 5, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8917549

New find at Barnes and Noble FYI:

I just picked up today a magazine from Fons and Porter called 'Sampler Quilts and Blocks' It's got 52 block designs and, from what I can see, all are given to finish in a 6", 9" and 12" block using 1/4" seams when sewn. They also have 6 original Quilt patterns and instructions on how to design your own quilt. I skimmed through. The blocks give the sizes for the pieces, whether you use a full, halved or quatered piece of fabric for the pieces, and a splayed diagram on block assembly. It looks as if this can be my answer to a neat array of blocks for a Civil War sampler quilt.

taters55

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

December 5, 2011
2:02 PM

Post #8917570

Can't wait to see what you do with your blocks Stu!

psychw2

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

December 5, 2011
7:41 PM

Post #8917924

WOW, sounds like a neat find! I have always made do with whatever magazines the kind quilters of DG have passed on to me!! I have only bought a couple of books over the years. Maybe I'll have to add that to my list of things to do on my day off, look at B&N! I think I even have a gift certificate there!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 8, 2011
8:33 PM

Post #8922214

Yikes! Just started on my last Christmas project and my machine quit. Feed dogs are down and won't work and knee lift quit. Tipped machine back and there was a spring laying under- neath. Packed it up and rushed to repair shop..fortunately one thing we do have in our little town is a Bernina shop. Quick look over and Doc doesn't think it's serious. If that's so I should have it back by Sat. or Mon. However, if it is serious he said it might have to go back to company in Switzerland. I gotta hope it's minor. No way can I send it back to company. It's been a workhorse since 1985 but...

psychw2

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

December 8, 2011
10:59 PM

Post #8922259

Oh Karen! sending prayers Bernina ails are MINOR!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 9, 2011
3:31 AM

Post #8922327

Me too Karen. It could be just a worn out spring. 26 years is a long time in the life of a spring!!!

taters55

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

December 9, 2011
4:59 AM

Post #8922355

Sure hope it is an easy fix. Will they give you a loaner till it is fixed?

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2011
5:27 AM

Post #8922373

No loaner but, I forgot my embroidery machine is also a sewing machine...DUH. It's not my Bernina but I can manage for a few days. Geeze I'm spoiled.

Funny thing.. woman cutting my fabric at JoAnn's and I had a conversation one day about which of us is more spoiled.. she won, her long arm trumped my embroidery machine. LOL


And speaking of JoAnn's...there is a coupon online for 50% off, good online or in the store.

psychw2

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

December 9, 2011
7:40 AM

Post #8922503

OH? I only saw the 50% on the 24th only during 2 hours. I will have to look again!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2011
7:43 AM

Post #8922510

The one I have is good through Sunday the 11th. Maybe it's not on all sites, I did get an email about this one. I won't be needing it so I will give you the code if you can use it.
quilter_gal
(Elizabeth) DFW Area, TX

December 9, 2011
12:45 PM

Post #8922898

[quote="FLStu"]I just picked up today a magazine from Fons and Porter called 'Sampler Quilts and Blocks' ... It looks as if this can be my answer to a neat array of blocks for a Civil War sampler quilt.[/quote]

I'll have to go get that - thanks for the heads up! I've found that I really like sampler quilts and I like that there are options for different sizes written right into the patterns. :)

The Barbara Brackman Civil War Block of the Week is almost done - only 3 weeks left: http://civilwarquilts.blogspot.com/ I'm really glad I did this - I learned a lot about attention to detail and some very interesting history along the way.

The blocks that I made for this BOW and the two layouts that I am weighing are on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thepolyparrot/




siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2011
1:19 PM

Post #8922938

YEA!!!! My machine is back home and singing just so pretty. Repair was an easy one so only cost one arm. Actually It was very reasonable and I'm happy to pay for a competent repairman.
Something I did NOT have down state.

taters55

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

December 9, 2011
1:46 PM

Post #8922963

YEAH! Glad to hear that!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 9, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8922975

Ooooooh they had the most wonderful long-arm quilter on display I just need Walt to hit the lotto and a wall or two taken down and I'd be all set.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 9, 2011
3:39 PM

Post #8923113

That's wonderful news Karen. I'll say a prayer or two that you win!!!! You do have my address don't you????

barefootT

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

December 9, 2011
3:59 PM

Post #8923128

Elizabeth, I like the one with the blue. and I like all those machines :)

very glad it was a quick and easy fix, Karen

psychw2

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

December 10, 2011
9:39 AM

Post #8923873

Elizabeth, I enjoyed your flicker display and was surprised at the variety of blocks! very nice

Karen, I'm glad Bernie is singing for you again!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 10, 2011
10:05 AM

Post #8923901


Elizabeth. Beatiful photosite.Those machines are groomed like show dogs ready for a show. They spell ownership pride.
Nice blocks so well done.

Karen I think you have a workhorse in "Bernie". Nice repair price.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 10, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8923950

I do indeed Helene, I would have been broken hearted to lose it.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 10, 2011
11:08 AM

Post #8923969

What a great site Elizabeth! I must have spent and hour just going back and forth through it. Beautiful machines and fantastic blocks. How big are the blocks. If you said I must have missed it...

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 11, 2011
6:00 AM

Post #8924753

These are the mug mats I have been making. I really like the 3 cut block size (9" square) I've already mailed out 8 sets!!! And more to make.

taters55

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

December 11, 2011
6:13 AM

Post #8924762

I think you forgot the picture?

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 11, 2011
6:54 AM

Post #8924796

It's already "that kind of day!!!" Here you go...

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 11, 2011
9:23 AM

Post #8925029

so pretty how large do you make these?

I have been making candle mats about 20" sq. my DD like them as they use them as table runners and such - I do about 3 or 4 the same pattern.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 11, 2011
10:02 AM

Post #8925070

Very nice Barb. Good to see others are having similar days to mine!! LOL

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 11, 2011
11:57 AM

Post #8925220

The white ones are 9" X 11". The red/green one is 9"square. I really like the smaller one myself. So easy to make and I just quilt around the 4 patch center. Done...
Marion, I'm having way too many of these days lately.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 11, 2011
2:52 PM

Post #8925410

Well just be assured you have company!!! I feel like I should ask Kim each morning what my name is for the day. LOL
Otherwise I hope all is well with you. Dearly love the mug mats!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 11, 2011
8:39 PM

Post #8925709

Here is my christmas table runner revised and almost finished more quilting to be done. Stunning with the rushing! It looks too long but meant for the table when 2 leaves are added. I think it'll be just Beu...

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 11, 2011
8:41 PM

Post #8925711

closeup of the ruching...Love love this form of fabric art. Still want to add clear beads to petals to make it look like dew and a bit more quilting.

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FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

December 12, 2011
2:47 AM

Post #8925819

Helene... great runner

Marion and Barb... here too. I'm even stgarting to go through the dogs' names till I get to the right one for the one I'm talking too. Too much like my grandfolks for my liking.

taters55

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

December 12, 2011
4:49 AM

Post #8925863

Helen, that is beautiful! Love the black and white background.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 12, 2011
4:54 AM

Post #8925867

Helene - You do continue to amaze me. NEver would have thought to do soemthing like that.
I need to order one of those!!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 12, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8925883

Helene - you are soooooo creative. You just amaze me with your designs...

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 12, 2011
6:32 AM

Post #8925975

Wonderful Helene, How nice to have something so totally you and yours.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 12, 2011
7:15 AM

Post #8926023

Well, here it is, less than 2 weeks till Christmas and I got "none" of my projects even started. Every year I plan to make that tree shirt, table runner, etc and every year all that gets pushed off till the next year. I do need to make something to put under the small tree I'm using this year. Anything will be better then looking at the piece of metal the hunk of wood is nailed to. And it can be rather small. Maybe I can get inspired this afternoon after work.

It dawned on me yesterday that we didn't even do our annual Holiday "swap" this year.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 12, 2011
8:11 AM

Post #8926085

Helene, what can I possibly say that others haven't said already? Absolutely stunning and I love the rushing--never would have occurred to me to do something like that!!!

Well Stu, I look at it this way---we are all in very good company!!

Jean, I am with you on the projects but then life here has been so up and down over the past year. I can say I will have my Mom's afghan finished she asked me to do for her. In all my years of crocheting not once has she ever indicated she wanted something but now it is perfect to cover her in her wheelchair.

YIKES! we did forget our swap! Hummm, maybe we could do a Valentine or Welcome Spring "quilty" swap instead.

psychw2

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

December 12, 2011
8:35 AM

Post #8926132

hehehe... I read that as GUILTY swap not quilty!

Easiest "tree skirt" I ever did was cut a slit and circle in the middle of a Battenburg doily. It was for a very small tree.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 12, 2011
9:01 AM

Post #8926177

Oh, I thought she said Guilty also!!!!!

I just need ~12" radius. I'm sure I can find a piece of fabric in my stash. Of course what ever I use does become a cat toy or bed!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 12, 2011
9:11 AM

Post #8926200

ROFLOL Okay, it could be a guilty swap just as easily!!! I have been reading things like that a lots lately. Sure hope it is NOT a sign of age but just exhaustion instead.

Why is it cats just naturally migrate toward any of our fabric and quilting items? Dogs don't seem to care. Stu, maybe you can explain why dogs are so indifferent. LOL

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 12, 2011
9:22 AM

Post #8926228

Dogs aren't indifferent Marion, they have a conscience. If you scold them they have the good grace to look ashamed. Dogs are all about pleasing you. Cats are the ones who simply do not care, they live at the center of their own little world.

Guess which I prefer???? LOL I think Stu and I are in the minority of quilters who prefer dogs. I've noticed that many quilters are cat lovers.

taters55

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

December 12, 2011
9:30 AM

Post #8926242

I love cats, but don't have any. Can't stand the smell of the litter boxes. We are dog lovers here. I would rather have furrrniture than a litter box.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 12, 2011
9:31 AM

Post #8926245

Actually Karen, I know you are right but it has been a long time since I have had a dog---my late husband loved cats so that seem to be the pet of choice. In short, I just think most, if not all, quilters love animals. It just seems to go together.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 12, 2011
9:43 AM

Post #8926257

thank you ladies - I revised the pontisetia pattern so it doesn't have to be PP . i can send templates. I love dogs. had Weimaraners and bred and raised dachshunds

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 12, 2011
10:06 AM

Post #8926282

I have a mini Dachshund named Oscar the Minor Wiener. Molly Malone is a mix, her mom is a golden and her dad a black lab. She is all black but has the long silky shed every where, golden fur.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 12, 2011
10:47 AM

Post #8926326

I am a dog lover but our schedules were not conducive to having a dog. A friend needed a home for a couple kittens, so 20 years ago, I became a cat person. I keep warning them that after I retire they can expect a dog to come live with us.

I don't think cats are indifferent, just know they are the Boss!!!!! Anymore the Bird is as ornary as the cats.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

December 12, 2011
10:54 AM

Post #8926336

I grew up with dogs, currently have cats and a horse.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 12, 2011
12:37 PM

Post #8926540

Love the table runner..what a lovely addition to your christmas decor!

Got a dog and 2 kitties..if you purchase the machine that sweeps and bags after kitties do their business, no need to worry about the liter box.. so out you go LindaKay, get yourself a kittie..I'll tell Santa your are asking for one, providing he brings along the box..
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 12, 2011
1:13 PM

Post #8926585

Helene, I for one would love to have the templates.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 12, 2011
1:17 PM

Post #8926590

done - i'll send to your address with instructions. Now these are about 9" blocks. the original where smaller.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 12, 2011
1:41 PM

Post #8926617

Wonderful!!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 13, 2011
5:08 AM

Post #8927468

Helene, may I have a copy too? That runner is so beautiful...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 13, 2011
6:15 AM

Post #8927531

I want to know how to do that ruching... I must lead a sheltered life as I'd never heard of it before.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 13, 2011
6:46 AM

Post #8927567

Finished getting Sean's quilt together. I think it will be a good one!!!

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taters55

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

December 13, 2011
6:58 AM

Post #8927581

Barb, that is so pretty! he is going to love it!

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 13, 2011
7:05 AM

Post #8927588

Awesome Barb. Very bold and masculine. I'm sure Sean will love it...and if not...I'll change my name. LOL
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 13, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8927617

And I remeber back when Barb was a "novice'!!!!! Now look at what you can do. Great job.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 13, 2011
8:11 AM

Post #8927648

Thanks everyone. I think he will really like it. I'm really pleased with how it came out. It just needs a final dark border and then it can get put together. Hopefully this week.

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

December 13, 2011
8:16 AM

Post #8927654

Did I tell you I have changed my name? I am now know as "SEAN". LOL Beautiful job Barb.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 13, 2011
8:21 AM

Post #8927656

Well Marion, I think Karen beat you to it. But I think both of you would look silly if people called you SEAN!!! It was done as a mystery quilt from my LQS and it came out so good I decided it would be the perfect one for Sean. I've been going back and forth over patterns looking for one for him and then this happened!!! I enjoyed the process and now the quilt is almost done for him!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 13, 2011
8:32 AM

Post #8927666

Okay, Karen, you win!! Guess I just didn't read the other post that closely. It is a beautiful quilt Barb and I am sure he will love it. I have had a couple started for my granddaughters but alas not much work with my traveling back and forth. Thought about taking my machine to my sisters but I am afraid I would end up killing one of her cats. They have this really bad habit of making things theirs!!!

How have you been feeling lately?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 13, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8927667

I think Barb meant to say "Jean"...the "S' was a typo!!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 13, 2011
8:39 AM

Post #8927675

Tricky but closer than Karen and me.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 13, 2011
8:49 AM

Post #8927689

Sean - ounds like Helene the quilt is mine.

Ruching - fold 3" (in this case) fabric cut on the WOF or bias, meeting in the middle. iron down quite well for sharp edges. you now have 1-1/2 +/- tape. Make 1-1/2" box pleats, eyeballing or measuring. Take the tips (opposited of each other) of the center of the box pleat and sew togetther. In this case because I won't wash this so soon I used liquid stitch. Held up very well as I quilted it quite densly after ruching. Not the right thing but... Years ago when I moved to the country I made this black woolen long skirt and put a christmas plaid tafeta ruching on the bottom, many comments. DH and I we did quite a bit of ballroom dancing.

Yes Barb will send in next few days.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 13, 2011
11:25 AM

Post #8927968

Thanks Helene. I love yours...
Now Jean - it really is "S"ean - no typo... Sorry fellow quilters.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 13, 2011
11:28 AM

Post #8927970

Can't blame us for not trying, now can you?

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 13, 2011
11:32 AM

Post #8927979

Don't blame any of you at all!!! To be honest, When I picked the colors I wanted it for myself. It was as I was assembling it that the thought about it being perfect for Sean hit me.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 13, 2011
12:13 PM

Post #8928031

OK we can lose gracefully. We gave it our best shot Marion. Siiiiigh..Enjoy Sean.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 13, 2011
12:28 PM

Post #8928043

LOL That we did!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 13, 2011
3:07 PM

Post #8928237

And Jean is not getting it either!!! Did you see where she said it was a typo? "S" instead of "J"!!!!! What kind of a Grammy would I be if I let it go so easily????
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 13, 2011
3:55 PM

Post #8928328

Barb that is just beautiful. very well done. Sean will cherish for years.

siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 13, 2011
5:05 PM

Post #8928383

JEAN!!! Shame, Shame on you. Imagine trying to trick Barb out of Sean's quilt. TSK TSK

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 13, 2011
6:53 PM

Post #8928530

Just finished 1 of 3

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 13, 2011
6:55 PM

Post #8928534

just picked up mom's cross stitch quilt from the quilting group in town..lovely

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psychw2

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

December 13, 2011
9:45 PM

Post #8928808

WOW!!!! Betty that is gorgeous! Both projects are beautiful.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 14, 2011
4:05 AM

Post #8928916

Outstanding Betty!!!! Your quilts are wonderful and to think you made three!!! You mother's work is beautiful and the church ladies are to be commended. Just gorgeous..

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 14, 2011
4:11 AM

Post #8928918

Thanks Barb, Last you saw of the project was when you visited and they were all in a plastic tote..must say that had I known the amount of work in them, so much embellishment after the making of the quilt there might not have been one let alone 3! Lol

Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

December 14, 2011
4:44 AM

Post #8928930

Helene your table runner is stunning and so "one of a kind"!! Never thought of putting rushing on either...I would love to have the instruction for it as well.

Barb...Sean will just LOVE that beautiful quilt, so much work and love put into that work...a treasure for years to come.

Oh my Betty...you sure take on BIG projects...lol...3 applique quilts that size would take me years to complete...who are the lucky recipients? Beautiful work for sure!!
Wow that quilt your DM made is awesome...how long does it take her to do all the cross stitch? Beautiful quilt work from the church Ladies...wish we had a group like that here!!

You Ladies and Gent are making all these beautiful full size quilts...maybe one of these days I will tackle another one too. Just wish I had more strength left in my arms/hands...lol...so for now I stick with smaller projects that I can handle.

Here is a table runner I made for myself

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Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

December 14, 2011
4:48 AM

Post #8928935

And this one is a appliqued Christmas Angel I made for a Swap

Here is the free Pattern for it:
http://erinrussek.typepad.com/one-piece-at-a-time/2011/10/celebrate-christmas-quilt-a-long.html

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Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

December 14, 2011
4:51 AM

Post #8928938

Made some Mug Rugs for a Hostess Gift

Center of the Mug Rugs are cut from "Gift Tag" Fabric

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Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

December 14, 2011
4:58 AM

Post #8928947

This appliqued banner is called "Silent Night" and I made it for my sister's BD.

http://www.patchabilities.com/shop/Patterns.htm

I love these Pattern...great instructions and easy to make

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Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

December 14, 2011
5:03 AM

Post #8928951

And here is the last one (hope I didn`t bore you...lol)

I made the Bosnian Coat of Arms for my daughter's BF (he came as a little boy from Bosnia during the War to Canada) for Christmas.

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 14, 2011
5:54 AM

Post #8929006

Beautiful work Thea, I have strength and aching problems with my hands also. I love the fabric in the mug rugs, but then I love birds. A coat of arms applique, what a great idea.

Betty, awesome as always, I envy anyone with the patience to do hand work. I know how to do them all knit, crochet, tatting, embroidery, but couldn't work on any thing big it would never get finished. wonderful quilting on your mom's cross stitch too.

taters55

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

December 14, 2011
6:57 AM

Post #8929068

Thea, your work is wonderful, please don't feel your boring us!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 14, 2011
7:22 AM

Post #8929103

Thea, as always, love your projects!!! especially love the runner..oh look at the Coat of arms..you do beautiful work.

keep looking at those 29 Christmas Quilt blocks that are saying use me, use me...perhaps after Christmas I'll get ahead of the game..

psychw2

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

December 14, 2011
7:32 AM

Post #8929116

THANK YOU ALL for the beautiful pictures!!! such talent and inspiration... maybe someday I'll finish something besides my latest meal?

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 14, 2011
7:36 AM

Post #8929121

Beautiful work Thea. You are so talented with that needle!!!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

December 14, 2011
7:52 AM

Post #8929136

I am in awe of those beautiful pieces Thea!!!! Continue showing us all the lovely things you make, please.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

December 14, 2011
7:53 AM

Post #8929141

betty and thea beautiful as alway.

thea need your addy.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

December 14, 2011
4:52 PM

Post #8929817

Thea I love the table runner those colors are just wonderful together.
Betty the panel quilts are beautiful on my list of things to do...

psychw2

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

December 15, 2011
8:03 AM

Post #8930528

Thea, I went to that link and drooled at all the beautiful peices and patterns... so little time, so little money!! hehehe

taters55

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

December 15, 2011
9:07 AM

Post #8930605

This is the last rag quilt made for Christmas gifts!

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siliolegma

siliolegma
(Karen) Traverse Cit, MI
(Zone 5a)

December 15, 2011
9:15 AM

Post #8930617

Ooooh nice, guy-ly colors.

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 15, 2011
10:33 AM

Post #8930684

So manly!!!!! Good job and good eye for the colors...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 15, 2011
11:05 AM

Post #8930722

Love the fabrics you have there LindaKay..they call me the energizer bunny, think they gave you high voltage batteries these past few weeks..lol
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 17, 2011
7:42 AM

Post #8932977

Yesterday was our December gathering for Girls day Out. It was a house party with a project. We all worked on this pattern for a wall hanging. Here's Lois and Dottie. Judy couldn't make it as she was busy finishing up a quilt that needs to be mailed to NH.

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 17, 2011
7:44 AM

Post #8932979

Edited to say this is mine nearly complete, lacking the tree trunk.

This message was edited Dec 17, 2011 11:45 AM

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mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 17, 2011
7:47 AM

Post #8932984

and a completed one. We hope to sew down the edges of the iron ons when we get together on Monday.

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Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

December 17, 2011
8:05 AM

Post #8933004

Now isn't that pretty!

Quilter5bdsr

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

December 17, 2011
8:33 AM

Post #8933053

That is really lovely Mittsy. I just love the simplicity of it.

barefootT

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

December 17, 2011
8:53 AM

Post #8933076

that is gorgeous !! can you share the pattern??

psychw2

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

December 17, 2011
10:19 AM

Post #8933186

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

December 17, 2011
11:49 AM

Post #8933263

I agree with the simplicity of the pattern---striking!!! Like Thunder, do you share the pattern?

taters55

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

December 17, 2011
1:54 PM

Post #8933349

That is very nice!
mittsy
Cicero, NY
(Zone 5a)

December 17, 2011
5:13 PM

Post #8933559

Np pattern. We were given the pieces with the iron on backing and just ironed them down to our background fabric. Maddie had used a fabric die cut to cut out all the pieces for us. We bought a kit. I'll try to get the numbers of the dies.

taters55

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

December 17, 2011
5:18 PM

Post #8933569

How big is it Mittsy?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

December 18, 2011
3:58 AM

Post #8934037

Come on over to the new Winter thread: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1233846/

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