January 2013 Blog Posts (29)

I have led you all astray...

Reading over some old entries (am I the only  nut who does this?) I have realized I have led you all astray here on what I am working on so it is time to set the records straight.  I delivered Rock Star Monkey the second weekend of November to my nephew and wife and the star himself, Dean, at my mom's 80th birthday party.  What fun we had and they loved the quilt.  Dean even clapped.  Gotta have that appreciation, I'm telling you!  Here's the picture of my sister, showing it to the…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on January 31, 2013 at 3:41pm — 4 Comments

Website Fishing

Be careful gals, there is fishing on this website.  A gal from Dakar Senegal named Rebecca Diane, sent me a message asking me to email her at her email address.  She found my name on here and sent me an email message with photos and such. Telling me how old she was and things. I have blocked her email and moved her to my junk folder. She removed herself from my quilt place after contacting my email. she had put a public message on my page telling me she wanted to be my friend and had…


Added by Cheri Foster on January 29, 2013 at 5:00pm — 9 Comments

Working on the "Journey of Hope" quilt for an MS Walk in Natick, MA

I've designed a quilt based on a picture I saw on Facebook: it showed a Charlie-Brownish figure sitting on a dock next to a Snoopy-ish dog, looking at a spiraling sunset in vivid colors. The picture captured exactly what I wanted to make for my doctor's fundraising MS Walk. In addition to being the director of a hospital MS Center, she also trains service dogs for people who need their assistance. The rainbow is to represent the theme of optimism.…


Added by Terry Crawford Palardy on January 29, 2013 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Sewing machine repair business officially open!

Yeah, yesterday was my first official day of business. Well not really, but the first day that I made two repairs and got paid for them. The first few repairs I took old machines in trade, which was cool because I had another machine to work on (play with, this in not work). However, it wasn't very profitable since I had to buy parts for them.

And the other, I pulled a stupid stunt and threw my back out. so that one cost me chiropractor visits.  I will say this has been a great…


Added by Dawn Kenestrick on January 29, 2013 at 7:47am — No Comments

Return of the Queen to her Domain

I have returned from my jaunt with loads of fabric, a new husband, and the flu.  Yikes.  We got in late last night and I kind of threw stuff at my sewing room.  After my death march to finish 4 quilts for grand daughters (mission accomplished) my sewing room is in a bit of a shamble.  The final quilt was finished and bound at 6pm the night before we left.  Sewing machines all…


Added by Colette LeFever on January 28, 2013 at 9:26am — 2 Comments

Flying Geese Quilt Block

I have designed a Quilt Along that is being featured on The Sewing Loft blog and today the second block-- flying geese was posted.  

It is all about learning points.  Sewing points, not cutting off points, whatever.  Just points! 

You can find out more about pattern for the block here:…


Added by Becky Jorgensen on January 22, 2013 at 11:08am — 1 Comment

When you live with a quilter, your life hangs by a thread.....

By the looks of the floor in my sewing area, it has been a very productive weekend. I see stray threads that were cut and mindlessly dropped. There are straight pins laying and stuck in every possible place that will hold a pin. There are scraps of fabric and pieces of batting lying in little cocoons on the table. Maybe I will get lucky and they will sprout wings and fly to the places they belong. I love my jumbled sewing mess. I shows me that my hands were busy, my mind was active and my…


Added by Victoria on January 20, 2013 at 11:31pm — 3 Comments

Life is Like a Quilt


Life is like a patchwork quilt

Each little patch is a day,

Some patches are rosy, happy and bright,

Some are dark and grey.

But each little patch

As it's fitted and sewn to keep it together

Make a finished block in this life of ours

Filled with sun and rainy weather

So let me work on life's patchwork…


Added by Victoria on January 20, 2013 at 11:11pm — No Comments

Reel 'Em In Quilting Question

Question:  I have pieced the top for Reel 'Em In; however, I cannot tell how the quilt was quilted.  Does anyone know the best way to quilt this, or the best color thread to use?  I contacted the fabric manufacturer who said the quilt kit was put together by a fabric store and, most likely, the photo on the pattern was computer-generated without the quilt having ever been made.

Added by Judy Reed on January 20, 2013 at 2:20pm — 1 Comment

My new page

this is the link for my new facebook page for quiltershttp://https://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Quilted-Life-Pieces/120423574796523?ref=hl. Join the discussions, post a photo of your project or add your thoughts. Be sure to "LIKE" my page so it comes up in the search engines. 

Added by Victoria on January 19, 2013 at 2:46am — No Comments

Out of Sync and Resolutions

I have to say, since I've been home, I feel completely out of sync with everything going on here. It doesn't help that I've been sleeping my life away the last few weeks. I haven't done a heck of a lot, but my house is getting cleaner and a little more organized, it's one of my New Year's Resolutions, get everything a place and put it there, what doesn't have a place, get rid of it. Hopefully come the end of the year, my house will have stayed clean for some time, all the excess baggage will…


Added by viki hagan on January 18, 2013 at 10:19am — 4 Comments

Help Save the Thimble

Are you a digitabulist? 

Well, you are if you collect thimbles. Have you ever wondered about the history of the thimble? Since Hasbro has decided to “jail” one of Monopoly's game pieces, this places our beloved thimble in jeopardy. I decided to do a little research, and here is a brief summary of what I learned:

A thimble is the protective shield worn on the…


Added by Sylvia Thomas on January 16, 2013 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

What I've Been Up To.....

Couldn't show a lot of things I have been doing before Christmas.  I know it is already the middle of January but having been gone so long from the blog I had to really decide if I wanted to come back.

Christmas was the year of the grandchildren.  I bought the Ellie Doll Bed pattern (Kwik Sew) several months ago but it just sat in…


Added by Jana Anderson on January 15, 2013 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Pattern is finally ready

As promised, even though it took forever, I have a pattern available for my quilt "When God Became a Man" - It comes in the smaller size, but with permission to enlarge and directions for making the larger one in three panels.

The smaller one is ideal for a Christmas wall hanging. The big one is in a church foyer.

The easiest way to purchase it is…


Added by Elsie Montgomery on January 15, 2013 at 5:13pm — 1 Comment

"When life hands you scraps, make a quilt!" Wonder how many I'll have to make in 2013? :-)  I call the one below the "Jelly Roll Wreck", created from an unattractive, and subsequently, deconstructed …

"When life hands you scraps, make a quilt!" Wonder how many I'll have to make in 2013? :-)  I call the one below the "Jelly Roll Wreck", created from an unattractive, and subsequently, deconstructed "Jelly Roll Race" quilt top. Making two tops that result in only one quilt isn't very productive, but it's doubly satisfying because I salvaged the fabric! On to #5...…


Added by Suzanne Christensen on January 14, 2013 at 9:30pm — 9 Comments

snow & ice

sitting here with my usual morning tea. wrapped in old "quilt" from goodwill.

reading quilt blogs...

i have stated rather often how much i enjoy reading anything historical. about anything. quilting, steam engines, geography, native american migratory routes/reasons - pre-european invasions.... this mornings' fare has allowed me to wander thru quilting blogs w sidebar links to reproductions of antique cross stitch samplers, interior decorating with junk, even found a couple more… Continue

Added by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on January 14, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

My Memory Quilt

I'm currently working on my 2nd Memory Quilt. I have photos and quotes to put on in the quilt squares. I wanted to use purple varigated threads and blanket stitch around the pictures but it didn't look right and I took them all out and used invisible thread and it looks much better. I want to try and figure out how to machine quilt it to look nice , since I'm not a very good machine quilter. I would take a rent a longarm from the quilt shop I…


Added by Cynthia Crull on January 14, 2013 at 7:45am — No Comments

Smithers 2013 Centennial Quilt Update

OMG! I'm busier than a two  headed woodpecker in a beetle killed pine forest! Really, its going very fast and my quilting challenge is getting more complete as my off days from work can help me it done.

You can see regular posting on this challenging quilt and awesome experience documented on my blog. My Mac is needing a total upgrade and now I cannot upload photos from my home computer. So I'm sorry readers, you'll have to go to  …


Added by Carli Heinrichs on January 12, 2013 at 10:34pm — No Comments

Friday Night Fun

Because it is raining. I know it doesn't sound unusual for most, but for us in Minnesota it is a bit odd. Although if it were snow, we'd be snowed in! I think that tonights agenda should be:

1. To quilt a wonderful queen size quilt with lovely butterflies, and swirls...I think I will use a glossy thread to accent the fabric. Lovely! I can hardly wait.

2. Hot chocolate, but no where near my quilting frame. 

3. And a movie to go along with it. My neighbor just gave me My…


Added by Patti Marrin on January 11, 2013 at 2:09pm — 1 Comment

Review from Melissa's Lilac Lane Blog

(I thought you'd enjoy this review by Melissa Stramel, a quilt and doll clothes pattern designer, and author from Kansas. Enjoy her Etsy Site too!)

Linda K. Hubalek’s second book in the …


Added by Linda Hubalek on January 10, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments

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