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  1. Relay for Life Quilt for Donation

    by , 01-23-2012 at 06:40 AM
    I am hosting a team for The American Cancer Society's Relay for life event being held for the first time in my home town of DeBary Florida. I rallied my quilting friend Leah to help to make a quilt for donation this Saturday. Could have picked an easier pattern, but I wanted the quilt to be something special. The pattern is called First Monday, by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. My local quilt shop in Orange City, Accent on Quiltint, has donated all of the material!! I am was amazed at there response, ...
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  2. A productive couple of days!

    by , 01-22-2012 at 07:47 PM (LeslieFrost -- life in the woods of NW Wisconsin)
    Got some chili made and into the freezer for use on "I don't feel like cooking" days. Found an interesting recipe for Onion Bisque that I think I'll try. I love good onion soup, but have only tried it at home a couple of times.

    I was reminded that a deadline was upon me for making a little quilt for AAQI for January. Don't want to spoil my one-a-month record!

    I already had the fabric I wanted to use, so I put it together quick quick. I hand quilted it and
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  3. Super Bowl Sunday Mystery Quilt

    by , 01-22-2012 at 10:48 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Fabriclovr View Post
    Hi Ladies!

    Sharon and I have been working behind the scenes to find you another mystery quilt and we found one!

    I have been talking to Kris at Quiltbug.com and she tells me that she will be hosting a FREE mystery quilt on Super Bowl Sunday. She can't give me any details as of yet because her testers are still finishing the final details, but she will let me know as soon as the info for yardage is posted and I will get it to you

    In the mean time, please
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  4. Carrot Sticks Log Cabin- A quilt top

    by , 01-22-2012 at 09:41 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny View Post
    Here is my first log cabin quilt - the intention was to use up some stash! All those strips of various oranges remind me of peeling carrots! This quilt was inspired by a pattern in the book called Log Cabin in the Round designs, but of course it took an entirely different direction than the pattern.

    I searched high and low for a border from fabrics in my stash. I'm trying to not buy more fabric! Couldn't find anything, so found a great fabric online and ordered it. When it
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  5. The "Trash Quilt"

    by , 01-22-2012 at 05:47 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie View Post
    Here's a couple of photos of a quilt that I finished quilting the other day for my mother-in-law. She found the quilt top in the trash at a school that she worked out a few years ago and fished it out and saved it. She showed the quilt top to me a couple of years ago and I told her I'd quilt it for her. So, I finally did. I could tell by the weave of some of the fabrics that they're authentic feedsack material. So this quilt looks like classic 1930s.

    As they say "One man's
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  6. quilting blocks

    by , 01-21-2012 at 07:05 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    Donna sent me this quilt from Texas. She is fairly new to quilting but tells me she is enjoying it. I think she did a beautiful job piecing this Star quilt. We used Hobbs 80/20 batting and kept the quilting simple.
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  7. Turn Master Bedroom into sewing room?

    by , 01-21-2012 at 03:58 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by oldtnquiltinglady View Post
    I love this "whatever it is" that allows sewing/crafters/young or old ladies (and the man who might be looking over our shoulders) to peruse and enjoy each other's company and comments. I even occasionally have my cup of coffee here with me while I visit. I have been sitting here for over two hours and am starving to death; can't get my husband to fix me something to eat.

    So, my thoughts are, you do it (and if you are not able to do it alone, snag the first kid who
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  8. My First Long Arm Quilt!

    by , 01-21-2012 at 09:23 AM
    I just finished binding my new quilt. It turned out much better than I expected and is made up entirelyof HSTs. I hired a local longarm quilter which was a wise decision and a lot more economical that I thought it would be. My fabric cost 4 times as much as the longarm service. As soon as I can get a good picture made, I will post it.
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  9. Sewing day

    by , 01-21-2012 at 07:50 AM
    We got about 7 inches of snow yesterday. Not really that much but I'm going to stay home all day and work on my quilts! Doesn't get much better than this!

    That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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  10. Rag Quilt seams not ragging

    by , 01-21-2012 at 07:40 AM
    I have finished my quilts and washed and dried them. 2 of them ragged beautifully, but the other 3 did not. Does anyone have any suggestions about what I can do to get them to rag. They are all flannel. I remember a recent post about someone who had the same problem, but can not find it.
    Thanks, Judy
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