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Sewing and Quilting: What are you making Winter 2012 (3) "Is it Spring yet???"

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psychw2

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

February 10, 2012
6:57 PM

Post #9002359

Time to start a new thread!
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2012
7:24 PM

Post #9002376

Looking for some inspiration now- Found this piece of batik, and I think it will be a good background- What do I need? Sashing? frames for each flower?- I probably have some muted greens I could use- I just don't know. I love doing this wild stuff! It feeds my crazy imagination!!! I will likely use some fleece or some kind of batting -Don't know. Open to all ideas-

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psychw2

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

February 10, 2012
9:06 PM

Post #9002444

WOW that is a GREAT batik to go with those blocks! I like the idea of framing EACH individually AND using sashing. Maybe something really dark as the framing...
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

February 10, 2012
9:08 PM

Post #9002446

Thanks- that's sorta what I have in mind- this is gonna be so much fun to make!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 11, 2012
5:27 AM

Post #9002567

So soft in color, anxious to see what you come up with..

trying to find batiques in shades of red to deep pink and few fat quarters of green tones for a project I bought pattern just after Christmas (poinsettia table runner) and wanting to find jelly rolls its an endless trip with no success at local fabric shops..think it means another trip to Joann's .. Is there another chain fabric store?? Wonder if the links for fabric stores send to Canada..

siliolegma

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

February 11, 2012
6:07 AM

Post #9002596

Betty, I would think most did, postage might be a bit more.
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2012
7:02 AM

Post #9002644

Couldn't sleep last night so I shopped in my fabric for frame fabrics- Here's what I found. Now to decide the size of the floral blocks and width of the frame.

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siliolegma

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

February 11, 2012
7:51 AM

Post #9002710

Good choices Jo, going to be pretty.

siliolegma

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

February 11, 2012
7:53 AM

Post #9002711

Spring???????? Snowing here in TN.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 11, 2012
8:29 AM

Post #9002787

About 2" of snow last night, gorgeous day outside, sunshine galore..

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 11, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9002824

for a wall hanging make a grid of 6 or 8" white blocks framed by black 1-1/2" strips. Quilt your pictures onto batting and wrap each picture around the batting. Then applique them onto your black and white. This will give a floating appearance and woul make your pictures pop.
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2012
10:03 AM

Post #9002915

Well, here's where I am- framed and just placed on the batik for inspiration! Running out of ideas- I don't think I want to do a hanging- Probably some totes- I have wallhangings packed away, and no walls to hold them! I know friends would enjoy totes -

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 11, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9002939

Jo, that is going to be one pretty quilt! The framing and the batiks really work!

taters55

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

February 11, 2012
10:44 AM

Post #9002951

Jo, those are so pretty. Love those designs, and the batik fabric!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 11, 2012
12:33 PM

Post #9003044

Jo, those are so cool!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 11, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9003068

thought I'd share.

Placemats to match the quilt I made for DD. -sitting room and DR area.I use painters tape to mark for quilting. fast and easy for small projects. Wonderful for Greek Key quilting design on quilt borders etc.

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 11, 2012
1:07 PM

Post #9003081

http://www.studiokatdesigns.com/Patterns.htm
Love some of these handbags, some have embroidery.Also sends you to an embroidery designer beautiful stuff.
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2012
1:40 PM

Post #9003122

Good link, Helene- I downloaded one of the free wallet patterns to make- someday!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 11, 2012
1:58 PM

Post #9003136

Jo - those embroidered pieces are WONDERFUL!!!
Met with my quilt group this AM and have 4 tops to quilt before 3 March.
Had a get together with the gardeners from Dave's this afternoon and of course we had a blizzard!!!!
I'm in for the nite. Need a cup of hot tea to warm me up.
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

February 11, 2012
2:21 PM

Post #9003157

Jo I just love the embroidered pieces. So colorful.
Jean it just started snowing down here. Hope we get enough for sledding.
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

February 11, 2012
3:08 PM

Post #9003223

But now I am stumped as to what to do with them-! A wallhanging would be a waste- thinking totes, but not sure. They would be nice for a window treatment-don't need that- So, I'll just put them away for awhile. It's hard to create something without having a real destination for it.
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2012
5:27 AM

Post #9003740

Is it allowed to post things here for sale?

taters55

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

February 12, 2012
6:28 AM

Post #9003798

No, you have to go through the market place to sell items.

http://davesgarden.com/products/market/

Go to the home page for DG, then look at the tabs on the top, you will see marketplace ther.


This message was edited Feb 12, 2012 8:29 AM
JoParrott
Richland, WA
(Zone 7b)

February 12, 2012
7:00 AM

Post #9003837

Thanks, taters55- I just posted my embroidered blocks for sale in the Arts & Crafts section. I decided I just can't use them-
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9003853

So I just started a jelly roll race...
my 1st seam was 850" long and took me 50 min to sew.
I just grabbed 2 1/2" pieces out of my scrap box avoiding any that were very "dark". The shortest scrap was 15" and the longest ~50.
I'm now ready to iron and start the 2nd seam.

siliolegma

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

February 12, 2012
7:51 AM

Post #9003880

Jo we do have a swap thread in this forum. You can post what you have and what you want, or just what you need or want to give away. I'll look for it and post a link.

Here tis: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1152083/

This message was edited Feb 12, 2012 10:53 AM
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 12, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9004153

Jean how did you cut the ends to join them? Straight or on the diagonal?
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 12, 2012
1:04 PM

Post #9004205

Diagonal seams for joining.

psychw2

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

February 12, 2012
1:23 PM

Post #9004220

Besides the nice look it reduces bulk.

taters55

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

February 12, 2012
1:54 PM

Post #9004237

Sew them on the diagonal like you do for a binding.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 12, 2012
2:19 PM

Post #9004255

Thanks Jean, was curious after reading on one of the threads about trying it with the seams cut straight.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 12, 2012
3:40 PM

Post #9004332

I can't seem to get the angle seams for binding. Tried when I first started quilting and they always came out zig- zag. Maybe now that I'm a bit more familiar with the sewing thing, I'll try again when I finish my current projects.

Finished the front for the Best of Winners (Blue and White) trophy wall quilt for the Nationals yesterday and started the Best of Breed Lap Q. Then to the auction lap Q. I'm a bit behind where I wanted to be, but can work on things evenings this week.

Just got news that the boy we sold from our last litter will be coming back. as per our contract. Leo wasn't showing for him and he didn;t want to keep him if he wasn't showing. He's with a friend of ours who's been working with him. He's very loving, but goes to ground when a lead goes on him. Going to see if he will come around here and see if we can get home comfortable showing, but not something we were expecting.

taters55

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

February 12, 2012
3:52 PM

Post #9004343

http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?v=pZR6ls_IsIo.

This shows how to make the diagonal cut for bindings.

Fish_knees

Fish_knees
Phoenix, AZ

February 12, 2012
6:45 PM

Post #9004587

Believe it or not, another rag quilt :)
This one is for a little boy. Need to do all the clipping...sigh...

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psychw2

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

February 12, 2012
8:06 PM

Post #9004674

Stuart, sorry to hear you had one little under-performer with all the OUTSTANDING pups you got from that litter I suppose getting ONE isn't half bad!! Like you said, he may come around yet.

Fish, you are GLUTTON for punishment!! LOL BEAUTIFUL as usual!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

February 13, 2012
2:52 AM

Post #9004771

We think that there's something we're not being told about possibly... something that may have happened at his home. We'll see. It'll probably be next fall before we know if he wants to show, but that's OK. It's OK if he doesn't. We have some that just don't like the ring. Both the mom and grandmom of the boy we just showed at Eukanuba didn't like to show, so we didn't force them. But the entire litter of three boys (our first litter ever) all love to and the last is nearly a champion. They're like kids... you expose them to the ring and, if they don't like it, it's not forced on them (we're not stage parents).

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 13, 2012
4:36 AM

Post #9004806

stu, my sister was there with one of her American Eskimo, she did very well..today Inut is competing in New York City 'Westminster' show at 10 or 10:30am..he's won Best of Breed 3 years in a row, she is hoping for a 4th it isn't optimistic!

Keeps hoping one year they will make American Eskimo best in show...

psychw2

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

February 13, 2012
7:37 AM

Post #9005022

"we're not stage parents)" LOL

I competed a horse in "Play Days" for a short time, I didn't like what it did to his personality and stopped. So we went back to pleasure riding outside the ring. Guess it suited us better!
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

February 13, 2012
7:50 AM

Post #9005036

Hi, everyone! Today's Dear Abby column mentioned something I thought some of you may be interested in. It's a project that makes blankets for needy kids. Here's the link to their website:
http://www.projectlinus.org/
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 13, 2012
8:39 AM

Post #9005095

Well Stu, the little boy may just wants to be a loving pet to someone instead. Nice to see you attitude about showing----where I live it is the beauty shows for little girls. I won't even get started on those!!!!!!!

I also have to review every time I go to miter strips together. It seems I just can't keep that information clear in my brain lately. Maybe to much going on--who knows.

siliolegma

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

February 13, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9005164

I have to do the same every time I do a binding. I have a video saved to watch every time. CRS I guess.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 13, 2012
9:52 AM

Post #9005166

stu, my sister's dog just won 4years running best of breed..am sure she's thrilled!

If you are watching Westminster dog show tonight keep an eye out for the American Eskimo

http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2012/results/breed/amesk.html

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 13, 2012
10:40 AM

Post #9005223

wow betty, such an achievement. Lots of hard work.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 13, 2012
6:10 PM

Post #9005717

Some time ago I was asked how I made the centers for my 3-D poitsettias.? Came across this sunflower pattern geourges - the center is a brown fabric and then the suround (edge of the center) is done with tiny brown yo-yo's

Again just sharing a technique.

taters55

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

February 13, 2012
7:03 PM

Post #9005760

Pictures???

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 13, 2012
8:41 PM

Post #9005862

I know you asked. I'll dmail you the info. been in trouble with giving out quilting info.

psychw2

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

February 13, 2012
10:29 PM

Post #9005924

OK... you expressed an interest so: here it is a 2.5 inch strip exchange. http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1242558/
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 14, 2012
3:20 AM

Post #9005989

Pat sure knows how to advertise!!!!!!
Countrymom
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
(Zone 5a)

February 14, 2012
12:04 PM

Post #9006546

KyWoods - Thank you for posting Project Linus. I had heard of it, but couldn't remember the name. Very worthwhile.

psychw2

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

February 14, 2012
12:49 PM

Post #9006606

Heheheh... ya, I'm an overachiever! I don't want anyone to say they didn't know! LOL
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2012
4:01 AM

Post #9009569

Sure has been quiet on the sewing front. ANyone doing anything?
I'm in FL for the week. Was a WONDERFUL sunny, 80 yesterday. Of course, being in FL equates to laying floorining not sewing. I do hope to get out to the "studio" and collect the fabrics for the strip swap.
Construction of the MBR addition is moving along. That end of the house is now closed off and we are moved to the "spare" bedroom.
The shingles were delivered yesterday but they are the wrong color. We had hoped shingles would go on today so insullation & drywall could start Mon. So, a short delay, but we are over a week ahead of schedule overall.

I neglected to bring my JoAnn's ad down with me. Guess I'll go look on line to see if cutting mats may be on sale. Think that is all I don't have down here. Have a HUGE table to put one on!!!

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

February 17, 2012
4:58 AM

Post #9009588

Qwilter,A week in Florida!! Sounds really good right now... This is Valentines Day. It was a wonderful day for sewing and eating fudge!

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morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

February 17, 2012
5:14 AM

Post #9009593

Wednesday was my nieces birthday. Tuesday evening I got the bright idea to make her a table runner. Wednesday I cut and sewed the runner. I decided to make it reversible. It was done in time for her birthday party that evening. I don't think I have ever planned, cut and sewed and finished a project in one day!! It's a very simple pattern so it was doable. To take the photos I hung a piece of batting over the project I had started the day before and didn't want to take down so you can see a bit of that. I haven't figured out how to 'clean up' the photos on my computer yet... The main color is black on black and the inner border is a soft sort of sage green, the reverse side is black on white. Her colors are black and that soft green. She has four kids, the youngest one is 3 so she really liked the black and white print.

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taters55

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

February 17, 2012
5:25 AM

Post #9009603

http://www.joann.com/36x59-cutting-mat/xprd74039/?green=504576215

Jean, Joann's has cutting mats on sale. This one is huge, 36 X 59 inches for $41.00, normally $69.00. It says rotary mats and cutters 40% off.

This is for all the cutters and mats.

http://www.joann.com/sewing-quilt/rotary-cutting/

Love that runner Gloria!

siliolegma

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

February 17, 2012
6:11 AM

Post #9009658

Great prints Gloria, bet your gift was a huge hit.

I love that giant mat at JoAnn's, it nearly covers my cutting board. I got it at 50% off some time ago.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 17, 2012
6:18 AM

Post #9009664

Well Jean, it is good to know about your nice weather. This part of Florida has been grey, overcast and wet for several days!!! Guess you got it all. LOL

I made some pillowcases for my GDs for valentine's day but the pictures didn't come out--think I am going to have to replace my camera soon.

Gloria, I really like the runner! Colors are very nice and the black on black print is great. I rarely find any "BOB" like that around here. I am long overdue for a trip to a quilting store other than Joannes.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2012
8:15 AM

Post #9009820

Well the rain has moved in. Doubt I'll see sun again before Sun afternoon.

Well Lowes & JoAnns are nearby and I need to go to Lowes...
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 17, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9009825

Ah my 2 favorite stores!!

psychw2

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

February 17, 2012
12:46 PM

Post #9010091

I LOVE that black and gray rose print!!! Your runner turned out beautiful!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 17, 2012
12:58 PM

Post #9010104

And, for the weekend, JoAnn's is giving an additional 20% off to military!!!! I really got a great deal.

taters55

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

February 17, 2012
1:52 PM

Post #9010176

Nice going Jean! Sounds like you got a bargain!

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 17, 2012
7:06 PM

Post #9010559

made a jacket to wear to a wedding tomorrow. all that is left is the button holes, will do them in the am. I'll post a pic when it's done.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 17, 2012
7:27 PM

Post #9010571

anyone happen to see this on Ebay? A Quilts of Valor quilt listed for auction, even has the quilters and designer's label, pillowcase included.. wondering why it wasn't sent to a soldier?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/300665735766
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 18, 2012
2:58 AM

Post #9010715

Wish I had an eBay act. I'd ask just WHY this person was selling it. Of course the quilt is too short to be given to the "official" QOV people but my group would take & present it.'

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 18, 2012
4:30 AM

Post #9010754

Since it is dated 2009, maybe it was presented at one time and that person has since passed. Just a thought.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2012
6:11 AM

Post #9010849

this is the jacket

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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9010964

Finished and mailed the quilt to my niece this morning, she should get it Tuesday or Wednesday. I decided to use one of the hands as a label for the quilt.

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Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2012
8:29 AM

Post #9010988

Gloria...love the tablerunner you made!! Beautiful colours you chose and I am sure your niece will treasure it for years to come!!

Jumper...wow that jacket is awesome!!! I always admire people that can sew such beautiful garments...that jacket sure looks store bought!! Have fun at the wedding today!!

Here are some of the things that kept me busy the last few weeks

1. picture: This is the motivational Wall Hanging my Daughter, her BF and I worked on for my DD's GF who had a bad fall and broke her back...she is a marathon runner and she really liked it a lot and called me to tell me she hung it up in her room and it is the first thing she sees when she wakes up in the morning. She is on her way to a full recovery...but it will take time to fully heal.
2. picture: Echo handquilted the Wall hanging

I have been trying to post 4 pictures for the last 30 minutes and it just won`t post!!!!

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Thea1962
Ottawa, ON
(Zone 5a)

February 18, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9010994

YAY...guess it finally took 2 pictures!!!

Here is the rest...lol

1. picture: Snowman applique Wall Hanging...had lots of fun doing this one!!!
2. picture: Backside of the Snowman Wall Hanging...I always applique (machine blanket stitch)now through all the layers of a quilt(front/batting/back),eliminating the need of any addional quilting in the center of the wall hanging

Working on a small Easter Bunny Wall Hanging right now and will post pictures later.
Have a great Weekend everyone
Love Thea

Wow Catbird that quilt turned out beautiful!!!! Loveeeeee the handprints!!! Great idea of using the handprint as a label!

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

February 18, 2012
8:42 AM

Post #9011001

Thea, I love the effect on the back of the wall hanging. Great idea and thanks for sharing!!

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 18, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9011005

Thea, I love the look of the back of the snowman quilt, kinda makes it reversible.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9011017

here's a site that offers free patterns in pdf's...

http://www.eeschenck.com/quilt_patterns.asp?s=4769906&p=52


Hi Thea! love the snowman.. you do such lovely work!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2012
9:04 AM

Post #9011031

here's some freebie Riley Blake:

http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/quilting_projects/

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 18, 2012
9:09 AM

Post #9011035

thanks, Thea. Your quilts are lovely. Nice work.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 18, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9011040

Kathy, that is all I needed to see today. Great site but oh the trouble I could get into...

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 18, 2012
11:28 AM

Post #9011154

Great site Kathy - just downloaded another two patterns to go with the hundred in the works!!!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

February 18, 2012
3:02 PM

Post #9011321

Jumper what a beautiful jacket.
Thea love the wall hangings so creative.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 18, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9011323

I agree, Lady M! thank goodness they're just pdf's... and freebies! The first one I found was the christmas table runner, after that, my 'download' file was keeping busy! LOL

psychw2

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

February 18, 2012
11:28 PM

Post #9011687

Some very busy talented people!!! BEAUTIFUL work all.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 19, 2012
7:16 PM

Post #9012626

Jumper - that jacket is gorgeous! The material and jacket pattern are "to die for" and obviously you're a very talented seamstress! How long did it take you to do it?

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 20, 2012
8:07 AM

Post #9013158

it's an unlined jacket. I lined the sleeves as it's wool. It took me 5 hrs from start to finish(includes cutting it out)

psychw2

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

February 20, 2012
8:20 AM

Post #9013180

WOW... just 5 hours? That is amazing, it is beautiful and you are QUICK!

siliolegma

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

February 20, 2012
8:24 AM

Post #9013183

Nice detail to the pattern.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 20, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9013321

leaving it unlined makes it twice as quick as if you had to line it, so kudos to you for a beautiful job, Jumper2!
5 hours, eh?!?! wow!!

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 20, 2012
12:35 PM

Post #9013553

I've been playing with using up small scraps of fabric and am putting this together for my front door. I need to keep it simple so it can be seen from the street...First is stems, then leaves and now I'm working on the tulips. Keeps me busy and out of trouble!!!

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psychw2

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

February 20, 2012
12:39 PM

Post #9013559

Barb, will it be a banner hanging from a pole or?? very pretty!

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 20, 2012
12:42 PM

Post #9013560

It will replace the wreath on the door. I will put either a sleeve or tabs for a rod. Not sure which yet...Not sure what I'll use for borders either! It is definitely a decide as you go thing!!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

February 20, 2012
3:03 PM

Post #9013760

That is great Barb and now ready for spring.
Do you have a storm door? Is that where you will hang it or from a window?

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 20, 2012
4:42 PM

Post #9013894

I'll put it on the door... Trying to decide if I want a subdued border, a bright border or maybe none at all. My door is a dark hunter green and I'm thinking no border may look great. There would be wonderful contrast. Any suggestions?

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 20, 2012
4:59 PM

Post #9013915

Barb - what a wonderful idea for using up scraps, and bringing a little bit of Spring to yourself and your neighbours!

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

February 20, 2012
5:01 PM

Post #9013918

Barb, Bright pink for the border... I really like it.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 20, 2012
5:02 PM

Post #9013926

Although I normally would do a border, I'm for "no border" in this case - you already have quite a contrast between cream and hunter green (I Love hunter green!)

taters55

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

February 21, 2012
5:00 AM

Post #9014332

Love those tulips Barb! Very pretty!

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 21, 2012
6:46 AM

Post #9014450

I decided a border would make the hanging too wide for the door. I still need to quilt it but I like how it looks on the green.

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morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

February 21, 2012
6:48 AM

Post #9014451

Perfect!!
housse301
Lexington Park, MD

February 21, 2012
7:10 AM

Post #9014472

WOW that looks great.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 21, 2012
7:18 AM

Post #9014478

Beautiful (and I love the door, too!!!)

siliolegma

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

February 21, 2012
7:42 AM

Post #9014504

The green door makes a perfect frame.

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 21, 2012
7:58 AM

Post #9014519

It really shows up well from the street. I'm pleased>>>>

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

February 21, 2012
9:13 AM

Post #9014604

Barb, your dancing tulips are wonderful - no border is perfect.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 21, 2012
9:40 AM

Post #9014659

looks great,Barb

Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

February 21, 2012
10:52 AM

Post #9014733

This is a quilt top I got done yesterday for another niece. I am working on the back, using a couple extra blocks on it. I am hoping to get it together this week and quilted so I can get it to her.

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2012
10:54 AM

Post #9014735

looks really pretty Barb! I have a dk green door too, I was thinking a binding that had all those color stripes in it would be cute around it too, but unless you can find that fabric, that would be a lot of sewing little pieces together to make binding!

Your hanging resembles my little crocus that I planted last fall. They are so confused by the weather, that they are blooming already! My mini daffs are up too, but haven't opened up yet...

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

February 21, 2012
11:15 AM

Post #9014756

Barb, love the hanging and yes, it looks great on your door.

Oh my Kathy, they are pretty. Would you believe we are having pollen cover our cars already? This way early for that problem. I bought some Helleborus yesterday so that will be my activity now. I have always wanted to try growing them so we shall see!

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 21, 2012
11:33 AM

Post #9014773

Thanks for all the kind words. I love the crocus Kathy. The colors remind me of pansies which was my grandmother's favorite. Plants just don't know what to do this year. I just pray we don't end up with major droughts.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2012
12:11 PM

Post #9014813

Those crocus were the last bulbs Dad bought for me. There were 100, mostly the small, mixed colors, along with more mini daffs and mixed iris. I just noticed while bringing groceries in, that either Hubby's garlic is sprouting about 2" or more crocus... he decided to plant his garlic in the same place I planted crocus, while I was gone...
I love purple and yellow pansies, especially the mini ones. I had a little bed of them back home, but usually buy a flat of the regular ones in the Spring for my big pots out front. Almost bought silk ones at WM today to dress up my porch planters...LOL

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 21, 2012
5:44 PM

Post #9015187

here ya go... 34 pages of pdf FREE patterns

http://www.blankquilting.com/freepatterns.aspx

psychw2

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

February 21, 2012
8:37 PM

Post #9015379

WOW, those were very nice for free patterns! I printed several for ideas. THANKS for sharing!

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

February 21, 2012
8:57 PM

Post #9015394

That came out so pretty Barb makes it feel like spring. cat that quilt came out wonderful from inspiration to creation love it. Cher

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2012
5:30 AM

Post #9015567

Morning all! Glad you liked that page, Pat! I found quite a few for my files, love when I find free pdf's! Supposed to rain here the rest of the week, as long as Hubby doesn't give me a list of something to go shop for, I should be able to work upstairs. You would think being home all day, that I could accomplish everything I need to do... NOT!!! LOL

Barb, your door quilt reminds me of the conversation we had last year about making quilt blocks to hang outside, similar to the Quilt Barn blocks. Both our side and Dad's side have huge picture windows that I would like to hang some that I can change in and out. Since we live next to the street, our front porch always has plenty of dust and pollen, so anything I would hang outside would need washed often. Hmmm, another 'to do' checklist...

BBL, going to attempt to accomplish something today!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 22, 2012
5:37 AM

Post #9015569

Just what I need to wake up to this morning---more free pattern sites. LOL Kathy, you know I have absolutely no will power when it comes to those sites!!!

More rain here also! Yesterday they said we would be clear today but alas that is not to be--I really am starting to need some sunshine!!! Well, I do have to make a run to Joannes today. I can't believe with all the thread I have acquired that I came across a color I don't have but need to finish a project!!!

Have a great day everyone.

Stu, if you are lurking----congrats on the latest wins with the boys and the girl.

siliolegma

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

February 22, 2012
6:30 AM

Post #9015624

Kathy, I haven't forgotten about the quilt barn blocks. It's still on my radar.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 22, 2012
7:11 AM

Post #9015669

my best friend from IN called a while back after a trip to her family in MN, WI... said "on the way back, we noticed some of the coolest things... designs painted on these people's barns! Looked like some of the patterns that you sew on your projects..." She had discovered Quilt Barns! She usually does all the driving, but had her sons with her, so she got to sightsee. I gave her links for the Quilt Trails around here, if she ever gets back this way, and links to the ones in other states. She's not a quilter, but I've made a few things for her and the granddaughter.

If I move the sewing room to Dad's side, I would like to frame the window with blocks. As long as they aren't lined, the sun would show thru them, I would think, maybe use a thin muslin for the backing?

Quilter5bdsr

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

February 22, 2012
8:05 AM

Post #9015760

I have a clear glass storm door and the tulips hang in between that and the green house door. In the summer, we change out the glass for screens and that's when I take the hanging back in. Works out great...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 22, 2012
10:22 AM

Post #9015916

Kathy - you're an Enabler!! I have so many UNFs that I'd better get done that I Didn't go to the site... LOL

psychw2

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

February 22, 2012
12:17 PM

Post #9016027

YOU didn't go to the site Susan?? They are FREE!! what's not to like!! LOL You can just print them out and file them away and feel all good about not spending any money other than the cost of printing ink & paper.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 22, 2012
12:38 PM

Post #9016046

I didn't go to the site, cuz I have so many patterns on my system, AND magazines... my Enabler friend has No Idea how many quilt patterns I have LOL
and I'm in a tiny home, so have no more room for patterns, nor does my computer - I'm Trying to delete stuff off my system so it runs better (nasty little system doesn't have 200 gig use LOL )

siliolegma

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

February 22, 2012
12:56 PM

Post #9016065

Psst...Just save the sites in your bookmarks to check into later. LOL

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 22, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9016137

LOL true - will do that - thanks Karen LOL

psychw2

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

February 23, 2012
9:51 PM

Post #9017863

Hehehe... that is Soooo enabling!!! YOU ROCK Karen!

siliolegma

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

February 24, 2012
5:34 AM

Post #9018023

I'm bookmarking so many on my lap top that I'll have to get moved to my desk top when I get home.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2012
5:50 AM

Post #9018050

Thank goodness I have some of the neat sites marked that everyone has suggested. My niece in Canada is just starting to quilt and I sent her a list of site from the accumulated group. Oh how I wish British Columbia was closer to me as I would love working with her.

siliolegma

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

February 24, 2012
6:03 AM

Post #9018074

I know how you feel Marion, My grand daughter in law is just starting and she wishes she were my next door neighbor so we could sew together. I share her wishes as she has become very dear to me.
We are just 250 miles apart so we do get the odd week-end to work together.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2012
6:08 AM

Post #9018079

You are so lucky in that respect Karen. Actually this is my great niece but that doesn't make a difference...her mother is very, very special to me and so is she!!

siliolegma

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

February 24, 2012
7:13 AM

Post #9018148

I've found that the exact relationship is unimportant. It's what is in the heart.
One of my granddaughters is the daughter of my ex- daughter in law and her second husband. But when one of her relatives told her I wasn't really her grandma, she retorted, " Yes she is..she's my grandma in my heart".
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2012
7:20 AM

Post #9018153

So agree. She is my niece and I miss her very much...both of them. They usually come spend a couple of so weeks with me each year but since Mom has been ill, it hasn't happened.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 24, 2012
9:33 AM

Post #9018309

Marion - you have a relative that lives near ME?!?!?! Where in BC? Interior, Vancouver, or coast???

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 24, 2012
9:45 AM

Post #9018326

Movie Night tonight - Dolphin's Tale (at our Church)
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 24, 2012
10:33 AM

Post #9018375

I will have to find the address as I am not sure exactly where she lives.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 24, 2012
2:33 PM

Post #9018621

Great - y'know, if you know the city, I can easily locate it, cuz I know BC pretty well...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2012
4:30 AM

Post #9020309

Overall meander quilting with some hearts & flowers thrown in is so DE-STRESSING!!! The gliding of the machine over the fabric and the totally unplanned design. Being able to just relax the brain and be creative. An hour of that and I'm more relaxed than half way thru the last vacation!!!! Had no thoughts of taxes that needed to be finsihed up or cleaning that needs done.

Just noticing I have a window that needs washing. The cat sits there and obviously sneezes on it!!!!

siliolegma

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

February 26, 2012
6:23 AM

Post #9020402

My cat used to sit in a window and make a tsit tsit noise when he saw a bird. It left residue on the window too.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 26, 2012
8:17 AM

Post #9020548

hmmmmmmm should look at My cat's favourite window...

ahhhhh de-stressing - that sounds like a wonderful way to do it!!
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2012
9:41 AM

Post #9020656

Destressing---what a wonderful word and yes, a wonderful way to do it Jean. I can do that just sewing.

Funny y'all should mention cats sitting in the windows watching things. My daughter's cat sits on her printer (inspite of attempts to stop her) and watches the activities outside. Now she has learned there is a button if you tap it with your foot, you can make paper shoot and and fly around. Who says cats aren't smart or cat owners are just dumb? LOL

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 26, 2012
2:22 PM

Post #9020969

LOL on the cat-paper LOL

psychw2

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

February 26, 2012
6:39 PM

Post #9021223

Ya, we got a cardboard box and cut it. We invert it over the printer, that keeps kitty happy and protects our printer. She can't get to the buttons & make copies of her kitty-butt.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 26, 2012
6:42 PM

Post #9021227

LOL too funny - picturing her taking a pic of her bare butt!! LOL

psychw2

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

February 26, 2012
10:18 PM

Post #9021399

Aaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrgggg... That rotten cat was playing "gravity" while I was cleaning in my sewing room and overturned a container of beads onto the hard wood floor. I'll never get them all cleaned up! She is 2 and half, it looks like she will never outgrow the "naughty kitten" stage.

taters55

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

February 27, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9021524

Take an old stocking, and rubber band it around the end of your vacuum hose, that will help some.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2012
6:47 AM

Post #9021672

Good Morning everyone! Ran across this video on making quilted baby shoes and cowboy boots, just too cute!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSPWlqs7Rwc&feature=related

siliolegma

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

February 27, 2012
7:57 AM

Post #9021785

Really darling but...Even the ones in the store are waaaay too wide for a new baby's foot. If the pattern could be adjusted a bit, I would do these in a heartbeat.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 27, 2012
8:19 AM

Post #9021829

Watching the video, I thought they looked wide also, but it's been a long time since I held a baby size 1 & 2 in my hands..LOL I remember buying Matthew his first pair of suede shoes, size 0.. Couldn't the pattern be cut slightly smaller, like cutting the seam allowance out? It looked like there was only about 1/4" seam on the insides of the ones I could see..

Loved those little Mary Janes and the first cowboy boots she held up..

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

February 27, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9021856

know how you feel, Pat. My 16 yr old cat still chews cords(we still have to hide them)

siliolegma

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

February 27, 2012
8:50 AM

Post #9021871

New baby's foot is only 1 1/4 wide at the most. I was looking at altering the pattern.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

February 28, 2012
8:11 PM

Post #9024048

I wish I had this much imagination-- and energy..

Nope that's not a new quilting pattern...

http://vimeo.com/35890182

taters55

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

February 28, 2012
8:55 PM

Post #9024102

WOW! That is awesome!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

February 28, 2012
9:22 PM

Post #9024125

What a peaceful, zen way to spend a day...
I did this inside, on prescribed circles, one 1/2 hour, and it was so quietening to the spirit.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

February 29, 2012
4:12 AM

Post #9024234

Gteat way to mellow out! Thanks for sharing...
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

February 29, 2012
4:17 AM

Post #9024238

It is supposed to be a rainy Saturday and I'm considering staying in & just sewing all day.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 2, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9026894

It may not be 'Spring' yet, but a little birdie said it was Betty's birthday today!!

Happy Birthday, Betty!

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

March 2, 2012
7:33 AM

Post #9026895

Hope the day is all you wish for and more Betty!

psychw2

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

March 2, 2012
9:22 PM

Post #9027816

Now THAT is my idea of a "birthday cake!" LOL... very cute!

Happy Bday Betty!
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 3, 2012
3:42 AM

Post #9027897

The T-storms came thru last nite. Now it's just dreary and I won't mind hanging out in the basement with the sewing machines today.
Just watched F&P show. They had a very interesting carry bag on. The episode is under the 1900 series - for you bag lovers/makers.

And I really do need to finish up my taxes today...

Pat, in your "free time" can you edit the 1st posting and add the link from the thread we came from. Thanks...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 3, 2012
4:36 AM

Post #9027917

Morning all, hope the storms missed you all!

Horrific winds here today..alert is on so will stay in and play...now why cousldnt it be on a Monday, but, does mean I can make one final attempt to finish that king size christmas quilt..I'll have to post so many of you can tell me which blocks are yours..so wanted to make a chart to say which block came from who and forgot..

Full to the brim after helping myself to that yummy cake,thank you all for birthday wishes..

Enjoy your day
Stay safe!!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 3, 2012
10:08 AM

Post #9028290

Betty - no storms here. High Winds usually just mean a Chinook is coming with fabulous warm weather.
Did I send you a quilt block, Betty? Don't remember if I did... don't think so...
Glad you had a good birthday :-)

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 3, 2012
1:18 PM

Post #9028480

Hmmm no quilt block Susan, but then I don't think we were in a quilt block swap together..these are Xmas blocks from 2010/2011... Will be doing happy dance big time when thos project is behind me..have but a 16 " border, one side only left, the binding I can sit watch t.v and hand see..sooooogetty antsy seeing I'm so close

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 3, 2012
10:51 PM

Post #9029055

I have swap blocks from 2009, so my memory not serving me as to whether we were in a swap together.
Say, what are the sizes of the blocks you got? I would love to "whip up" another one for you - say the Maple Leaf with a heart? :-)

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 4, 2012
3:41 AM

Post #9029104

That is kind of you Susan..swap blocks I have are all 12 1/2"

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2012
4:12 AM

Post #9029108

Well, finished the Best of Breed lap trophy Q last night (backed, quilted and binding done yesterday). I have also the two wall quilts finished. Now to put together the auction Q, then back, Q and bind (no, not all today, but has to be done by he end of next week). To top it off, have been extremely stressed out the last couple of weeks as I don't know what's happening to my Job right now, but they've closed all the clinics for this coming Friday afternoon and are having a meeting with the staff. Thr rumor is they're combining two of the clinics and selling them, but not sure what's in store for mine...so... needless to say... Have been having Panic attacks. Have had them three times before in my life, but still not fun. My Family Doc is helping me a bit through this. My intelect knows that whatever happens, I'll be OK, the rest of me somehow doesn't believe it. Nasty feeling. It may be time for me to make a change and this is my higher power's way of nudging me. I'm in my 17th year at this employer. Well... quilting will keep me busy right now.
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 4, 2012
4:26 AM

Post #9029111

Hang in there Stu... try Acupuncture. I find it amazing. Would love to do more Yoga but the times at close-by studios don't work for me.

There is always a higher plan...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 4, 2012
5:33 AM

Post #9029153

Sending prayers and soft hugs Stu..no matter how we fret and plan the good Lord says plan all you want, chuckles to HIMSELF and says only MY plan will be..

Know we can say, dont worry, easy to say but hard to do..keep yourself busy, see all you are achieving and think what will be will be!

Off to sew..hoping to put this Christmas quilt to bed today...see all you do so quickly and although I'm fairly quick am amazed at what you all accomplish..guess if I stuck to sewing and not nclude 5 other crafts I'd be ok. Lol

Off I go, got to keep on track today or I will be saying same thing next weekend!

Enjoy your day..

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

March 4, 2012
8:47 AM

Post #9029421

Agreed panic attacks are no fun! Hang in there--yes as Betty said--it is easy enough for us to say but...

Glad you have your quilting to work with Stu. I have used my sewing as a stress release--well that was until Ross was diagnosed with cancer then I couldn't concentrate on sewing. Sending good vibes your way in hopes they help some during this time.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 4, 2012
9:25 AM

Post #9029482

Marion, did the same but with knitting machines..bought an electronic one as I loved my other 2 manual ones, took a bit of concentration to operate,$4 k and 20 years later its still under the bed..only last week I find I'd like to take it out..was able to contact a woman in Toronto who teaches same unit so think I'll give it a try...could nt even find the manual but she kindly emailed me site for downloading...guess we can't give up!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2012
9:55 AM

Post #9029515

I'm sure you've all heard of the devastation these tornadoes have reeked in Indiana and across the states. This little 2 yr old girl was found in a field 10 miles from her home, currently recuperating in the hospital. Her parents and siblings were killed in the storm... So much damage from this swath, the little town of Holton was pretty much destroyed, and the town of Henryville was practically leveled. Thank goodness the schools had been emptied before the storm came thru...

http://video.foxnews.com/v/1487649064001/toddler-found-miles-from-home-after-twister/?playlist_id=87937

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 4, 2012
10:14 AM

Post #9029545

Don't know how one gets over such devastation!

taters55

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

March 4, 2012
10:18 AM

Post #9029552

I saw that on the news, so sad for that little girl! Sounds like she may have been picked up by a tornado?

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 4, 2012
4:10 PM

Post #9029869

Once I get done with the projects I'm working on, I plan on making a bunch of twin-sized tops and gradually quilt them. It'll let me try some patterns and give me a supply for donation quilts. I have a feeling that the weather we're seeing across the country is just the start of a bad season, especially as it's been so warm so long. The twin size should be OK for cots and the like in temporary housing. I knew there was a reason that I bought that 35 yrds of natural and warm batting black Friday at Joann's. Been itching to play with some of these patterns, so it's a win/win. And it gives me a chance to use some of the fabrics I've had for a bit as well as scraps for some scrappy quilts.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 4, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9030062

Doing the happy dance big time..king size Christmas quilt DONE..FINI..omg I'm thrilled...just starting to hate it..lol

Space is limited so guess who will get an early Christmas gift tomorrow..SIL Suzann!

Now to get on to better things..

had to take3 pictures to get all the blocks in

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 4, 2012
7:19 PM

Post #9030135

Yes, the tornado moved her that far... but the new update reports that she did not survive her extensive head injuries, as she just passed... So many heart wrenching stories and pictures from those storms, just unreal. Her name was Angel...

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 4, 2012
7:36 PM

Post #9030153

Wow - Betty, that's Gor-Geous...!!!!
Talk about early Christmas present! Was it supposed to be for Christmas 2011?
I'm not surprised you're Thrilled!!!

psychw2

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

March 4, 2012
9:23 PM

Post #9030227

I'm so envious!! It's done and BEAUTIFUL!

That poor little girl. To have survived so much and still not make it thru...

Another 10 hour day at work. Did I mention I "get" Saturday and Sunday off? But hey, it wasn't a 12 hour day so I should count my blessings right? IF the preparation for the state audit doesn't kill me the AUDIT will I'm sure. I'm an exempt employee, NO overtime money, no nothing nada zip and even required overtime is legitimately unpaid. I got home in time to go to bed with my cold medication.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 4, 2012
9:49 PM

Post #9030239

oh Pat - surprised your being exempt means no OT - guess that's because you're not part of the union, but I would think that State law would dictate employee regulations...
Hope your cold gets better - all this OT must surely make it more difficult to get well...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 5, 2012
7:30 AM

Post #9030587

Susan, for 2012..gave it to her this morning as I didn't want to find a place to store it..she is beyond thrilled..no more than I having it done!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 5, 2012
9:15 AM

Post #9030734

yikes, you're fast, Betty!!!!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 5, 2012
9:21 AM

Post #9030747

Beautiful Betty. And, Yeah, I saw my block in it. It gives me pleasure when I see blocks I made used in projects.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 5, 2012
10:02 AM

Post #9030813

not fast Susan, started this project over the holidays..more work than I anticipated..

Stu, which was yours? I'm trying to make a sketch for Suzanne and myself..

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 5, 2012
1:44 PM

Post #9031103

I see mine - love to see mine included
2nd pix bottom very left. fuzzy cut angel.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 5, 2012
3:47 PM

Post #9031296

Betty - getting better on the Maple Leaf/Heart blocks... good thing I have extra fabric for it... will need to redo some of the first ones lol

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

March 5, 2012
5:13 PM

Post #9031430

Betty Happy belated Birthday.
My block is the second picture, right row third one down from the headboard it looks like 2 M's facing each other.

cheriffic

cheriffic
(Cheryl) Wilmington, MA

March 5, 2012
5:19 PM

Post #9031439

Stu sorry to hear your worries about your job are making you so stressed. I do hope all works out 17 years is a long time.

I just finished making four receiving blankets for my SD she is having a baby boy in April. Now after a long day of cleaning (day off HA) I am sitting down to crochet him another blanket.
Cher

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 5, 2012
6:01 PM

Post #9031511

Cher you may want to do a Baby rings chrochet blanket...Beautiful

psychw2

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

March 5, 2012
8:33 PM

Post #9031675

Mystery's block of 2011 is 2 row from right, 5 row up.
My 2011 is 3rd row up from bottom, FAR right golden blocks with G&R.
My 2010 is Top row, 3rd from left (snow men with classic red and green color)

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 6, 2012
3:40 AM

Post #9031805

Thank you kindly for noting who made which block..am sure Suzanne will love the history of the quilt..there are still a few blocks not used, want to incorporate into pillow shams..

Thank you, thank you for all the pretties!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 6, 2012
1:15 PM

Post #9032329

Thanks Cher and all for your support. Will know more Friday.

Betty, Mine is the one on the top L with the doves and red/black fabric on the diagonal.

morknotmindy

morknotmindy
Oracle , AZ
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2012
4:46 PM

Post #9032587

Stu, It is very hard to not let things at work get to you. But just hang in there. Know that whatever happens you can handle it. You really can!! You are far more resilient than you know.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2012
6:42 AM

Post #9033098

Sending Birthday wishes to Stu.

taters55

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

March 7, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9033134

Happy Birthday Stu! Hope you have a great day!

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Quilter5bdsr

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

March 7, 2012
8:25 AM

Post #9033213

Happy Birthday from the North too! Hope it is wonderful and that there are many more...

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 7, 2012
8:41 AM

Post #9033222

happy Birthday, Stu!

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 7, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9033350

Happy Birthday, Stu!!

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housse301
Lexington Park, MD

March 7, 2012
2:54 PM

Post #9033658

HAPPY BIRTHDAY STU...AND MANY MORE
Qwilter
Fleming Island, FL
(Zone 9a)

March 7, 2012
3:32 PM

Post #9033704

Yes, Stu HBD!!!!

I can't believe you all can remember what blocks you made... I don't have a clue..

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 7, 2012
3:50 PM

Post #9033731

Thanks for the birthday wishes all.

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 7, 2012
3:54 PM

Post #9033738

And Taters...wish I had a piece of that cake.

siliolegma

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

March 7, 2012
4:32 PM

Post #9033778

I think I remember mine but not saying since I'm not positive

taters55

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

March 7, 2012
4:49 PM

Post #9033817

Have all you want Stu, virtual cakes are all fat free! :)

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2012
6:44 AM

Post #9034422

it's probably a good thing that I don't have a granddaughter... 1- she'd be 'must be spoiled rotten' project, and 2- she'd have a couple of these to wear for Gramma's pictures... LOL
I made ones similar to these for my nieces when they were babies, absolutely so cute in Christmas pictures..

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

March 8, 2012
6:51 AM

Post #9034434

Your day will come Kathy! ...and if she is like mine, she will want jeans and a camo shirt so she can go in the woods with Daddy.

siliolegma

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

March 8, 2012
6:56 AM

Post #9034439

Just before she died, my mom made a beautiful knitted baby dress for me to put away.."for when you get a great grand daughter". She got one finished and was working on another when she passed. I waited until Sammi was old enough and then washed and blocked it out for Sammi to wear.

siliolegma

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

March 8, 2012
7:08 AM

Post #9034450

This is the knitted dress my mom made.

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Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2012
7:16 AM

Post #9034463

love it! looks very soft and cuddly, too!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 8, 2012
7:17 AM

Post #9034465

Gorgeous..what a keepsake!

When my DIL was pregnant I rushed out and took smocking lessons, bought a p,eater and started making the prettiest bonnets and dresses...couldn't talk all those grandsons into wearing them..17 years later I'm hoping the day will come when their wives are expecting and I can start sewing for girls..

siliolegma

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

March 8, 2012
7:31 AM

Post #9034481

Betty, I made all those heirloom smocked dresses for my granddaughters (even snuck in a few shirts and short pants for the boys). Now I have the pleasure of seeing my great granddaughters wearing their mom's dresses. Many of them my mom tatted the lace for. Check out Sew Beautiful magazines, I have the first 5 years issues...can't bear to just toss them out.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 8, 2012
8:09 AM

Post #9034530

I can only hope one day I'll have little girls running around! love my boys though...

siliolegma

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

March 8, 2012
8:34 AM

Post #9034573

I had more grandsons than granddaughters 8 to 7, but so far with greats girls are way ahead 7 to 2. We just found out yesterday that # 9 due in July is a girl. Her name is Amelia.

By the way, just to file away...to re-whiten old cottons, soak in Oxyclean then rinse well. They will sparkle and even removes old stains.
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 8, 2012
9:06 AM

Post #9034617

Beautiful dress Karen and what a wonderful heirloom.

Well ladies as I stated earlier, I have 2 GDs but they want their jeans, boots and a camo shirt to go out with Daddy. One of these days maybe it will change.

siliolegma

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

March 8, 2012
9:14 AM

Post #9034625

Out of the 15 so far girls, there is 1 girly girl. I don't expect any different with the one coming, knowing her daddy as I do. Ours girls can ride, shoot, wrestle and play sports as well or better than their brothers and cousins. In spite of this or maybe because of it, the grown ones are lovely young ladies, sure of themselves and able to hold their own in this sometimes wild world.

jumper2

jumper2
Huron, OH
(Zone 5b)

March 8, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9034757

my DD prefers t-shirts and jeans. When she was little, I did smock some dresses for her.

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 8, 2012
1:41 PM

Post #9034898

So what you are all saying is no guarantees even if I did get great granddaughters as to wearing Pretties!! lol

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 8, 2012
2:35 PM

Post #9034952

oh Karen - how very sweet that dress is!! And what a wonderful keepsake from your DM!!!!
It looks so much like a pale green dress I did for my daughter (of course, being as it was before digital cameras, I don't have a pic of it for here... and she's now in her 30's, so don't know where the pic is... likely with her now, as I sent a lot of her baby stuff to my DD.)

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siliolegma

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

March 8, 2012
2:44 PM

Post #9034962

You can lead the girls to pretties but you can't make them girly. LOL Even Sammi who bills herself as a princess, loves playing baseball better than with dolls.

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 8, 2012
8:22 PM

Post #9035297

yep, that's true... one of my nieces looked so tom-boyish when she was little, into sports at school, etc. but take a look at her first semi-formal... she's definitely 'girly' now...

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Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 8, 2012
10:22 PM

Post #9035350

Very nice pic of her - she's a "looker" to be sure, Kiz! and what a sweet looking fella for her date, too!!

taters55

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

March 9, 2012
2:25 AM

Post #9035399

They sure do grow up fast!

Kizmo

Kizmo
Marietta, OH
(Zone 6a)

March 9, 2012
4:19 AM

Post #9035432

Thanks, she's a good kid! Just got her license, cheerleader, among other things, but has her 'ornery' side, too. Her brother wrestles, hunts with his Gpa, pesters their mother to death..LOL When they were little, they were both so shy... not any more!

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 9, 2012
10:29 AM

Post #9035840

a looker for sure!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 9, 2012
11:12 AM

Post #9035889

looks like family - I think.

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 9, 2012
3:09 PM

Post #9036156

Last year I found out that a good friend of mine, his daughter gave birth on my husbands BD. We waked my husband on that day. I had started this quilt for said baby and finally finished it. Going to CT tomorrow

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helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 9, 2012
3:13 PM

Post #9036160

a matching nursery toy

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Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 9, 2012
3:37 PM

Post #9036181

Wow Helene!! what a beautiful job you did, and the nursery toy is soooooo sweet!
Neat that it was on your DH's BD, too!

Quilter5bdsr

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

March 9, 2012
4:38 PM

Post #9036235

Beautiful Helene... God knew what He was doing that day!!!

helenethequeen

helenethequeen
Longboat Key, FL
(Zone 9b)

March 9, 2012
5:42 PM

Post #9036291

yes I firmly believe, One leaves - one gets born - but to happen to someone I knew and owed a favor - so appropo - My friend was a salesman in my business for over 20 years and gave me a lot of inside scoop.
BTW Barb how are you feeling.? How are we going to resolve your delicate situation??
abbisgranma
(Marion) Havana, FL
(Zone 8b)

March 9, 2012
6:16 PM

Post #9036323

Beautiful set Helene.

Tallulah_B

Tallulah_B
(Susan) Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

March 9, 2012
8:40 PM

Post #9036448

OH - I didn't realize that you meant you had a Wake for your DH - sorry for the faux pas... so sorry...

Bettypauze

Bettypauze
Victoria Harbour, ON

March 10, 2012
4:48 AM

Post #9036581

Few minutes to sit and browse, luckily I did, look at the beautiful set..omg how thrilled the mom and child will be..absolutely adorable!!

FLStu

FLStu
Lowell, IN
(Zone 5b)

March 10, 2012
5:36 AM

Post #9036627

224... time for anew thread?

http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1246109/

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