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  1. Dear Jane Stickle 2d Cyber Block Party - January 2012

    by , 12-15-2011 at 03:05 PM
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    This quilt was my sanity for a while. DH gifted me the supplies and fabric just before my oldest was born. Along with it was an IOU for three hours a month of quilting time. He kept it up for two years until our second came along. Just could not convince him to take both kids. But that had to be the wisest gift he could have ever given me. Adjusting to baby 1 was tough and for a few hours a month I got to feel like me. Soapbox - if you know a new momma or one with littles even occupying he kids
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  2. Dear Jane Stickle 2d Cyber Block Party - January 2012

    by , 12-15-2011 at 03:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by NDQuilts View Post
    This quilt was my sanity for a while. DH gifted me the supplies and fabric just before my oldest was born. Along with it was an IOU for three hours a month of quilting time. He kept it up for two years until our second came along. Just could not convince him to take both kids. But that had to be the wisest gift he could have ever given me. Adjusting to baby 1 was tough and for a few hours a month I got to feel like me. Soapbox - if you know a new momma or one with littles even occupying he kids
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  3. Good Morning Ladies! what are you doing today

    by , 11-22-2011 at 05:39 AM
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    I was up before children so I cut the borders to my Undercover in Houston mystery quilt. Border fabric caused much frustration. It is the large stripe from Sentimental Studios "Hannah" line. I did not relalize in the store that it is both directional and the stripes are not equally spaced. I think I finally have it cut to mitre the border correctly, but it took a lot of sketches and measurements to get there. I hope to sew this afternoon during naptime.
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  4. Projects bought and waiting..........

    by , 11-19-2011 at 05:46 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by NDQuilts View Post
    Let's see:

    Waiting to quilt - white on white swans, 2003 scrappy BOM, NY beauty
    Quilts in process - quilted diamonds, dear Jane, GFG, pickled clamshell, 2009 BOM, affairs of the heart, undercover in Houston
    Purchased fabric - Amish bride, feathered star, Hawaiian appliqué, 2001 BOM, Willowberry calendar quilt, mariners compass, lone star, r Pandolph Christmas, willowberry christmas, jinny Beyer journey quilt kit

    Officially embarrassed by this confession.
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  5. Houston spills over

    by , 11-18-2011 at 05:38 AM
    I had a fabulous trip to International quilt festival at the beginning of the month. I spent 3 1/2 days in the quilting bubble and it felt great. Wednesday night was preview and I saw about 1/3 of the displayed quilts. I knew art quilting was big, but I had no idea that it would outweight the tradtional pieces. They are creative, yes, but since I don't like to put quilts on my walls, they don't interest me.

    Thursday was spent looking at more juried quilts and in class with Cindy ...
  6. Dear Jane Stickle 2d Cyber Block Party - January 2012

    by , 11-16-2011 at 10:17 AM
    For my reference as I hope to sew along. As I have a few blocks done, I am going to substitute others or do fewer as family demands.



    Quote Originally Posted by Cre8tvlwyr View Post
    Here is the schedule for the first 28 weeks:
    A6 A8 B4
    C1 B13 C3
    A1 A5 B1 HST & FG tutes here
    B2 B3 B10
    B12 A3 BR1 -triangle
    TR1 TR2 catch up
    A7 A9 A11
    A2 A4 B11
    A10 C12 B9
    B8 B7 A13
    A12 B5 B6
    BR4 RS1
    C9 C6 D3
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  7. Dear Jane Stickle 2d Cyber Block Party - January 2012

    by , 11-15-2011 at 09:06 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by NDQuilts View Post
    I have now subscribed to the thread and pulled the book, fabric, completed blocks out of hibernation. I set this aside 2.5 years ago when my youngest was born and have not done any blocks since. I'm doing mine kinda colorwash with Robin Pandolf fabrics. At last count I have 20 blocks, 2 kites, and 4 tris done. I also pulled out the journal I started. Just a composition book in which I wrote when I completed blocks and anecdotes about the family. So precious to reread things from 4 years ago.
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    by , 11-01-2011 at 03:12 PM
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    Over a month since my last post and so many things to share. Let's start of with my quilting trip at the end of September. Quilting Around Chautauqua occurs yearly at the Chautauqua Institite, Chautuaqua NY and is comprised of classes, lectures, quilt show, venders etc. It is a growing regional event. This years featured speaker was Jinny Beyer. She is one of my quilt heroes, someone whose work inspired med to start quilting and from whom I have elated so much about the traditional methods. Yes,
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    by , 11-01-2011 at 03:11 PM
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    Labor day was canning day at our house. I did a half bushel of tomatoes and 4 qts of pears. I am tired of being on my feet and intend to sit and watch tv the rest of the night. I think that I have enough jars on hand to finish the pears that we picked at my dads house. It's time to start cruising the estate sales to purchase more jars. I know I can do better than what they run at the store. It does change my plans for the year as I will not be able to do applesauce or more tomatoes.
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    by , 11-01-2011 at 03:09 PM
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    Yesterday was just lovely for our family. After chuch I took the kids to see my parents. We went fishing for the first time with Grandpa. It's one of my dads favorite things so for Fathers Day we gave him an IOU for the trip and a picnic. The joy in my sons eyes as they reeled in fish after fish was just incredible.

    I also plundered mom and dads house. He has a fruit orchard and the pears this year were abundant. Since they do not use them, I grabbed them to can. One tree probably
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