April 2012 Blog Posts (35)

Paducah/Flash Mob

Just back from a FUN week in Paducah.  Participated in the Flash Mob parade thru the convension center to open the show on Wed.  It was such fun -vendors seem to really enjoy the show of our small quilts.  Go to Youtube to see a bit of it.

 I've been in the sewing room cutting out all that new fabric for my sashiko patterns.   Did I really say I would control adding to my stash this year.  NADA!

  Check my work out on simplysashiko.com  

Added by Mary DeRay on April 30, 2012 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Postcards to Columbus

Joel had an old pickup truck that he used for feeding catfish. It was old and beat up and I decided it would make a good subject to be photographed. Using those pictures last week, I made these postcards for Postcards to Columbus . The pictures were tweaked on the computer and then…


Added by Julia Graber on April 29, 2012 at 4:02pm — 1 Comment

April 2012

I thought I would school myself to do a blog close to the end of every month...but as usual, life got in the way.

The quilt top I finished in January just came back from the longarmer and is stunning, I am sooo happy with the stitching she chose to use. It's just a simple all over meander but is the perfect choice for this quilt. I have it trimmed and ready for the binding to get sewn on.

We've been so busy trying to get things done around this house in the last couple months that… Continue

Added by Debra H Gibbs on April 29, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Miamisburg, Ohio quilt show

I went to the quilt show in Miamisburg yesterday. It was very nice. My favorite quilt shop was there among others. And some beautiful quilts on display. My favorite was a Dear Jane quilt done entirely by hand and my other favorite was the oldest quilt in the show. The oldest I have ever seen. It was found in someones attic. It was in fantastic condition, and it was made in the 1830's or 40's. So amazing to see such an old quilt. It is about 100 years older than my oldest quilt.  It was neat…


Added by Susan Bosshardt Sinks on April 28, 2012 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

the good life

i have a lattice/pinwheel quilt pieced from 1940s feed sacks and repro fabric in my frame to hand quilt in my sunroom where i can look out at deer, wild turkeys, roadrunners, etc.  while I listen to an audio book. life doesn't get much better than this.

has anyone else broken into their feed sack stash to actually use those pieces of history?

Added by martha jo on April 27, 2012 at 8:03pm — 2 Comments

Day of the Dead

ANyone out there making Day of the Dead art quilts besides me?

I am fascinated with making skellies dance, party, skate, cook, etc. Its so much fun to create little vignettes for them to live in/on :-)

2 of my better ones were...a skeleton party, and skeletons "under the sea" having a party.

Added by susi soler on April 27, 2012 at 2:42pm — 4 Comments

Another new project!

I have started yet another baby quilt. Actually this size is just right for me, as I can do something quite creative, still call it a quilt and also explore and perfect my skills with each one I make. Being that size I can be sure that I will actually be able to finish it in a reasonable time frame.

For this one I started with a jungle print, and then collected fabrics from various places to put it all together. I copied an animal applique pattern from one magazine. A pinwheel pattern…


Added by Terry Breedon on April 26, 2012 at 11:55pm — 2 Comments

Yellow Iris guarding the Cemetery

Our early and mild spring weather has given us beautiful flowers this year. My back patio is a fragrant experience with roses and iris blooming right now.

When my yellow iris shows it first bloom, I think of the old cemetery that is on the top hill of one of our family’s pasture. There hasn’t been anyone buried there for decades, but years ago someone planted…


Added by Linda Hubalek on April 26, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Literaly, Last four Months have Been CRAZY!!!


Life has been very crazy!

My father Verlon Dean Myers passed away a month and a half before my sons wedding on Dec. 31, 2011. My grandson Mason was bapitized on Jan. 1, 2012. Such a bitter sweet day! On March 17th. St. Patrics Day my son and his wife were married! Now we are currently getting our home ready to place on the market. Mike and I are doing this so we can move closer to our grandson. Then get this at the sametime my mother is also doing the same with her home so…


Added by Kathy Myers Bess on April 25, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Pretty In Pink

I went to the DMV to renew my driver's licence and get a new picture taken and the clerk kept tellling me how cute my purse was. She said that she had a purse fetice. She a asked if I made it and if I sold purses. I said I had several made for a craft showthat I would like to sell her. She said she woud like a pink one same style as the one I was carrying that day.  I didn't have any pink so I just made two to show her and give a choice.  Fun!!!!…


Added by Dee Shreffler on April 24, 2012 at 10:02pm — 2 Comments

Quilting in Finland

I have a quiltig friend in Finland.We have  never  met in person, but we are keeping in touch by email. I met her on line several years ago when I was looking for quilting information from Europe to add to our guild's newsletter.At one time we both made the same quilt, a wall quilt with Canadian motives (moose, cottage, lake, bear, etc.) and we exchanged the photos. That was fun and interesting. 

Maarit seems to be quilting all the time when you see all the things she makes. Visit her…


Added by Irmgard Jacob on April 24, 2012 at 12:07pm — 2 Comments

Ten Minute Quilt Block

The other day I was cruising through the pictures y'all have been posting of your recent works and saw a quilt that Lynne Kappes made from a ten minute quilt block book, and I loved it. So of course for the last couple days it's been driving me crazy wanting to try it.. so today I did. Here is the first block, I have 8 done and need to do 4 more for the size I want. I have two more patterns from this same fabric line and it's looking even better than I imagined it would. If I hadn't spent…


Added by viki hagan on April 23, 2012 at 7:03pm — 13 Comments

Sobering Thoughts on Past Tornadoes

Kansas made the news this last Saturday with over 100 tornadoes spotted on the ground or by radar. The approaching bad weather—thanks to modern technology—was forecasted both well in advance and during the tornado outbreaks.

We knew exactly when to go to our tornado shelter because of the radio announcer’s commentary on the paths of the three tornadoes…


Added by Linda Hubalek on April 19, 2012 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Sobering Thoughts on Past Tornadoes

Kansas made the news this last Saturday with over 100 tornadoes spotted on the ground or by radar. The approaching bad weather—thanks to modern technology—was forecasted both well in advance and during the tornado outbreaks.

We knew exactly when to go to our tornado shelter because of the radio announcer’s commentary on the paths of the three tornadoes…


Added by Linda Hubalek on April 19, 2012 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Cat the cat.

I recently lost my ever loving mind and decided I would hand quilt my brother's quilt. So, I got out my handy dandy pvc quilt frame..which I do love, in my small apt. it's the most excellent size. Then last night when I went to bed I pulled the sides up and laid them on top so Cat wouldn't climb up and accidentally tear a hole in it somewhere. She basically ignored the whole thing until this afternoon, apparently her perch in the window finally got too warm or too bright or she just decided…


Added by viki hagan on April 18, 2012 at 6:19pm — 5 Comments

Sailboat Pattern

I am looking for a pattern with sailboats and would appreciate if anyone could direct me to one, preferably patchwork, but some applique would be nice too.

Thank you in advance,


(quilting in Ontario)

Added by Irmgard Jacob on April 17, 2012 at 3:18pm — 10 Comments


I need input.  I am making a table runner for a friend.  I am making two that I want to stitch back to back, BUT want to quilt them differently...so can anyone instruct me as to the best way to do this?  Thanks for any and all thoughts and instructions.  Also advise the best way to put them…

Added by susan on April 17, 2012 at 8:48am — 4 Comments

The Funnest Part of Quilting

   We quilters are an interesting bunch! It is funny to me how we love, love, love our projects. At least I love most of mine. I particularly enjoy the planning stage. It will be this fabric and this one, and maybe another color thrown in to the mix, using a particular pattern. These decisions for me usually don't come too easily, I so want it to be just right.

Then comes the cutting out part, which is probably my least favorite part. I seldom can be patient enough to cut it all out…


Added by Terry Breedon on April 17, 2012 at 12:01am — 3 Comments

the "interesting" quilt top...lol

Added by Karen Cazad Adkins on April 16, 2012 at 8:08pm — 2 Comments

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