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  1. Starting A Quilt

    by , 02-28-2012 at 12:27 PM
    Whether you are a veteran quilter or a “newbie” just ready to begin your first baby quilt, like any great craftsman, having the right tools for the job and knowing how and when to use them is important to the success of your project.

    In my family quilting has been passed on from generation to generation. As a result, the new ideas and techniques, along with innovative tools and shortcuts have been passed on from one to another, so that the craft can continue to develop. Always ...
  2. My yellow quilt

    by , 01-19-2012 at 06:29 AM
    Since I have wanted to do a yellow quilt for some time, and I've wanted to teach myself to make stars, I jumped into this project with both feet. I designed a quilt with EQ5 and love how it turned out. This is the result. I know all this yellow isn't for everyone, but I can't wait. I'm going to call this quilt, "Sunshine on my shoulder."

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    I have finally completed a sample block. There will be 15 of these suckers alternated with simple 9-patches ...
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  3. Resolutions

    by , 01-03-2012 at 08:33 AM
    Well, I have failed my first resolution of the year. My 3 year old hand applique project is still sitting untouched beside my chair. I did search for a thimble - does that count? My other resolution is to eat healthly but that doesn't count as it is an annual promise. I work full time for Pellon so I am justified in the delay.

    I am preparing for the Road2California show in Ontario, CA beginning Jan. 19th. A lot goes into the preparation of being a vendor at large shows. You shop ...
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  4. Need to Quilt

    by , 01-01-2012 at 08:58 AM
    I'm a board newbie; I have only just arrived here yesterday, but already have found inspiration to begin my next quilting project. After perusing the quilt galleries, I have seen some really beautiful work. I'm still in the thinking phase about just what I want to do. I know it will be yellow, perhaps with white, and some light green. I'm thinking daffodils and Spring, which is only 110 days away. I have a pretty decent collection of fabrics already.

    I still consider myself a quilting ...
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  5. update on quilt for men

    by , 11-24-2011 at 09:30 AM
    Just have to put the borders on now.

    Updated 11-24-2011 at 09:37 AM by pastimesquiltdesign

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  6. 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 ...
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