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Forum: Pictures
06-19-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,077
Posted By JanTx

Love the idea is changing the blocks to 5 x 4 -...

Love the idea is changing the blocks to 5 x 4 - will definitely use that. Thanks. Yes, the boy/man it is for is 6'3".
Forum: Pictures
06-07-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,077
Posted By JanTx

Thought of that but it wasn't meant to be a bed...

Thought of that but it wasn't meant to be a bed quilt. Oh well! It would be great on a single bed, but not quite wide enough for double. They'll just have to fold it. And fold it. And ...,
Forum: Pictures
06-07-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,077
Posted By JanTx

Strangely long quilt

The size of the graphics on these tees required a long block - 14 x 18 is what I used. So to use the 20 shirts the mom wanted I ended up with a 72 x 98" quilt. That's with bigger borders on the sides...
Forum: Pictures
05-09-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,965
Posted By JanTx

She is probably expecting it. First she told me...

She is probably expecting it. First she told me not to bother. Then she told me she'd help me with it! Then it didn't come up again. She has to know I'm making it. Hardest part has been not...
Forum: Pictures
05-07-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,965
Posted By JanTx

retirement quilt - black, white, pink

A dear friend whom I have taught with for almost 30 years is having her retirement party tomorrow. I just finished her retirement quilt. She and I have shared this job for several years - last year...
Forum: Pictures
01-07-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,283
Posted By JanTx

Penny - good idea with the spare parts bag for...

Penny - good idea with the spare parts bag for future repairs. I'll have to wait until he and his cousin stop using my scraps for capes and other costume parts. Amazing what they can do with some...
Forum: Pictures
01-05-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,283
Posted By JanTx

Super hero grandboy quilt

I was looking through the fabric department at Wal-mart one day last summer and turned to see my 6-year-old grandson standing at the cutting table - with a bolt of fabric set carefully on the table...
Forum: Pictures
08-03-2013, 06:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,021
Posted By JanTx

My grandson is 5 and had a Taggie blanket he...

My grandson is 5 and had a Taggie blanket he cuddled until just recently. He also had a Taggie ball, but it was not such a favorite. I hope to sell some of these, but will reserve two - one pink...
Forum: Pictures
08-03-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,021
Posted By JanTx

Taggie blanket - satinand minky oh my!

KariePatch Designs has a pattern called "Playmate" that I used as a start for this blanket. The 3D bow ties make a great place to hang a small toy. Minky is on the back and I used satin squares for...
Forum: Main
08-02-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,553
Posted By JanTx

it's done! I window paned the center of the...

it's done! I window paned the center of the block from the back - not the backing, just the back of the block. (I cut out the fabric that was covered by other applique pieces - cutting a slit from...
Forum: Main
08-01-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By JanTx

I've decided to put our ideas together. It's...

I've decided to put our ideas together. It's written as 21 X 21". I'm doing it 14 X 14. That will be two satin blocks and two bow ties. The ties will have satin on one side and cotton on the...
Forum: Main
08-01-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By JanTx

mixing fabric types

I have this pattern for a carry around blanket - it's small and has no batting.
http://kariepatch.com/store/image-window.asp?pic=PlaytimeWeb1.jpg&w=496

You make the 3D bowties and use them to...
Forum: Main
08-01-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,553
Posted By JanTx

Oh you wonderful people! I just cut a little...

Oh you wonderful people! I just cut a little slit and the paper is indeed on the background side so it's not fused to the background. I think I'm going to try scoring as suggested here and removing...
Forum: Main
07-31-2013, 09:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,553
Posted By JanTx

oh dear! What do I HEAR?

That's right - not see, feel, or notice in a quilt top - what do I HEAR? I was folding a quilt top when I heard a ... crackle? Yes, definitely a crackle. After feeling all over the top I found that...
Forum: Pictures
07-28-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,920
Posted By JanTx

I LOVE that! This is my Velveteen Rabbit quilt! ...

I LOVE that! This is my Velveteen Rabbit quilt!

Country1: Loved hearing about your granddaughter. We have two grandsons - one is 5 and one is six - one from each of our children. Our son is...
Forum: Pictures
07-27-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,920
Posted By JanTx

It's a mess, but it's done. Sigh

My grandson picked out this super hero fabric while I was getting pellon at Walmart. When I turned around he had the bolt on the cutting table and was looking around innocently like "how did that...
Forum: Pictures
07-27-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,435
Posted By JanTx

No Y seams in the pattern. The magazine it's in...

No Y seams in the pattern. The magazine it's in rates it "intermediate", but I consider myself a skilled beginner. I've made over 100 quilts, but most are easy patterns. I was very careful to keep...
Forum: Main
07-26-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By JanTx

I got back yesterday afternoon - then napped the...

I got back yesterday afternoon - then napped the evening away, was in my pjs by 8 and in bed by 10 - that's early for me. Whew! I'm exhausted from so much fun. I got a full/queen WIP finished, 2...
Forum: Pictures
07-26-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,263
Posted By JanTx

What is getting to me is that when I put it on my...

What is getting to me is that when I put it on my bed to see how it would look I realized that the corners won't even be seen! Grrr! I'm not sure if the lady this was made for has a footboard or...
Forum: Pictures
07-26-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,435
Posted By JanTx

I know she'll love it - I work with her and have...

I know she'll love it - I work with her and have known her for years. When her mother passed away about 6 months ago she used some of the small inheritance she received to have me make a quilt for...
Forum: Pictures
07-26-2013, 11:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,263
Posted By JanTx

mitering borders

I just finished a top that simply HAD to have mitered borders.
Here's the thread with info about the quilt. http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/purple-green-wow-t226587.html

I've tried to...
Forum: Pictures
07-26-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,435
Posted By JanTx

purple and green - wow!

A friend wanted a quilt for her mother's tall old-fashioned double bed with purples, greens, and pansies. When I saw this I knew it was perfect. I usually do zippadeedoodah patterns - turning 12,...
Forum: Main
07-21-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By JanTx

LOL - my clothes are in a suitcase in another...

LOL - my clothes are in a suitcase in another room. I got the important things ready first, right?
My husband will man the home front and take care of the livestock - that's 2 geriatric dogs and...
Forum: Main
07-21-2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By JanTx

4 day retreat! Here I come!

I feel like I'm packed for a 30-day trek into the wilderness. Nope - just a 4-day retreat. I have 7 sets with all pieces cut out and ready to sew for various projects. I have another cut out, but...
07-10-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,208
Posted By JanTx

You did a great job! I also use Walmart sheets...

You did a great job! I also use Walmart sheets for all sorts of things. My daughter just bought a new house - moving tomorrow. It has LOTS of windows. I told her I'd make her curtains, but she'd...
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