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  1. getting started

    by , 02-24-2012 at 05:41 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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  2. Merry merry snowmen bom

    by , 02-24-2012 at 03:47 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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  3. My Carpenter's Star Pattern

    by , 02-23-2012 at 11:56 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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  4. quilts waiting for their children

    by , 02-23-2012 at 10:11 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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  5. Gas prices!

    by , 02-23-2012 at 11:39 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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  6. Feb 23

    by , 02-23-2012 at 08:56 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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  7. Prarie Skies-F & P Sept 2004

    by , 02-23-2012 at 05:23 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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  8. Another black and white mini!

    by , 02-22-2012 at 05:47 PM (LeslieFrost -- life in the woods of NW Wisconsin)
    This is the second one I've done from this pattern. This one is smaller, and crisper, I think. I machine quilted it. Just SITD in the center, and two lines of quilting in the border. This one is going to AAQI, probably in March.
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  9. Cancer Free

    by , 02-22-2012 at 04:40 PM
    I got the joyous news today that I am cancer free!!!!!!
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  10. Our New Van

    by , 02-22-2012 at 02:50 PM (Rhonda's Retreat)
    It has taken me some time to come to terms with this new van. I went into the dealership just to look and possibly to trade our 2001 town and country in on a 2006 van. But we walked out with a brand new 2012 Dodge Caravan. I was just not ready for that I guess! LOL I have had to make do all my life and as my dad and my DH were mechanics driving mechanic's specials was the type of cars or vans we drove.

    A little over 2 yrs ago we got our first ever car payment. At least first one in ...
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