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  1. New Year!!! New ideas, projects

    by , 02-25-2012 at 03:21 AM
    Wow...last year I quilted 20 quilts...I was a bit burnt out...so I have been spending my time cleaning out my exercise room and made it into a sewing room, painted, put up shelves, decorated it (Love it!), bought a treadle and tore it apart and with a friend of mine cleaned it all up and put it back together...it looks perfect in my new sewing room. I converted my rolltop desk into a stow away for my Accuiquilt dies and my Janome 7700 while its not in use. I went shopping yesterday at a consignment ...

    Updated 02-25-2012 at 03:46 AM by carolaug

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  2. Beautiful Blocks

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    KLO
    , 02-24-2012 at 03:32 PM
    BOM 12" Boat & Birches
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...h-t175733.html

    BOM 12" Creatures of the Sea
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...a-t180342.html

    Updated 06-06-2012 at 05:34 AM by KLO

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  3. Weekend's Here

    by , 02-24-2012 at 02:30 PM (A Fabric Obsession)
    This week I managed to cut all my pieces for my tulip quilt. I think it will be for me. I love my fabrics, I tried to pick stuff that reminded me of calicos my grandmas would use. Hopefully I make some time to work on it. I also have my pineapples top on the frame, and have one row left to tie. I got a new Quick Quilts in the mail today, looks like a nice night to curl up on the couch and hope my sore throat goes away soon.
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  4. getting started

    by , 02-24-2012 at 04:41 AM
    NEW TO THIS SITE AFTER LOOKING AT ALL THE GORGEOUS QUILTS I DRAG OUT MY 18YR OLD HAND SAMPLER (12 OF THEM) HAVE A HARD TIME I JUST DON,T KNOW WHAT TO DO BLOCKS ARE STRETCHING?????




    THANKS GRAMMEY1956
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  5. Merry merry snowmen bom

    by , 02-24-2012 at 02:47 AM
    I have gotten all of the fabrics at once for this project. I have decided to enlarge this to a king size quilt. Any suggestions to do this ? My lqs has the fabric line in stock now so I need to pick out the rest of my fabric before she sells out. More blocks added or just borders. Thanks
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  6. My Carpenter's Star Pattern

    by , 02-23-2012 at 10:56 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by danmar View Post
    Hi everybody! I got several requests for the pattern for my Carpenter's Star so I am here to post it for everyone to enjoy!
    It's really quite a simple block to make, especially after you make the first one. Don't get me wrong though, I said simple, Not "Fast"! LOL I have made about 125 of these blocks so far. It took me all day when I first started. Now it takes me between 3 1/2 and 4 hours to make One. The pattern is made completely out of squares and half squares. If you
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  7. quilts waiting for their children

    by , 02-23-2012 at 09:11 PM
    quilts waiting for their children. Rocking chair, two generations.
    bug quilt for a boy, bee quilt for boy or girl.
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  8. Gas prices!

    by , 02-23-2012 at 10:39 AM
    I live in Northern California, west of Sacramento. Yesterday AM on way to work gas was $4.15. On the way home PM it was $4.39. Won't be doing any extra going anywhere!


    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I was filling my car this morning and the gas truck came to fill the underground tanks. The driver was talking to the owner. The driver said before you use this gas up the price will be at least $2 a gallon more. The gas is now $3.85 for regular and that will be $5.85 per gallon really soon! It won't effect me
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  9. Feb 23

    by , 02-23-2012 at 07:56 AM
    What a month I am having....but it's not unusual. LOl

    My mom needs to have heart surgery and her aortic valve replaced so waiting on date for that.
    BIL was admitted to hospital with bleeding in his colon.

    But being positive all will work out.

    Going to retreat March 9,10 11 at Alfords Inn. Won it at a quilt show fro half price. Have two openings left.

    I came yesterday and see I have my Qillow Beauty featured on the front page. That ...
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  10. Prarie Skies-F & P Sept 2004

    by , 02-23-2012 at 04:23 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    i've been looking at this quilt pattern for years- finally decided i could probably do it out of my stash- got out my tote of batik scraps- and started sorting- then instead of a cream batik the pattern called for i figured i probably had enough white on white scraps to use for backgrounds-
    once i had the fabrics sorted i started cutting it all out-
    then a day of piecing 4-patches & half=square triangle blocks
    a couple days (building the blocks)
    and on sunday managed
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