April 2013 Blog Posts (29)

Olisio Iron

I realize what a wimp I am.  I got my new Olisio Iron on thursday last week. I used it at our crafting bee on saturday and now my right arm, shoulder and neck are sore like I lifted weights.  I like that it does not have to be lifted up but it is sure heavy.  I guess my arm will get a work out.  I will have to try to be ambidextrous so I can work out both arms.…


Added by Cheri Foster on April 29, 2013 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

Closing in on #12 and yes, I think I will add three more!

Last weekend was very productive and I was able to whip together #11 - "Christmas (I'm in) Bits and Pieces." 

After taking a night off to get some stuff done around home, I cut out #12 on Tuesday and started sewing.  If all goes well this weekend, I should be able to finish the body of the quilt and put the borders on by the end of them month.  I must confess,…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on April 26, 2013 at 4:11pm — No Comments


Here it is April 25 and snowing again today..........Snow, really??

So my daughter and I went to a nicer, bigger JoAnne Fabrics than we usually go to and I spent some bucks on magazines with lots of pretty pictures,  on sale quilting books and fabric, fabric, fabric.

We went out for lunch and by then, you know the snow really didn't matter all that much.

My daughter is a professional longarm quilter, so when we get together it's all about the pretty threads, the…


Added by sue brigle on April 25, 2013 at 7:53pm — 3 Comments

New to this

Hi I have just logged onto this so will add some photos to my profile soon.  I live in Perth Western Australia. I am looking for some information regarding the Paducah Quilt show as I may have the opportunity of traveling to visit friends in north eastern ohio next year around the time of the show,   so am hoping to be able to attend any information on the best way to get to Paducah and other suggestions would be much appreciated.  Debbie

Added by Debbie Cox on April 25, 2013 at 7:53am — 2 Comments

Up for a challenge?

I've blogged about being an improvisational quilter...taking "mistake" out of my quilting vocabulary and considering all such incidents that previously might have been called mistakes to be, instead, serendipitous opportunities for design change. Yeah, well, this clearly suggests that quilting can be an unexpected (and perhaps undesired) challenge sometimes.

But what about purposely taking up a challenge?  Angela Walters has posted the Make It Right Challenge, hosted by Art Gallery…


Added by Angie Roux on April 24, 2013 at 2:27pm — No Comments

Queen Top Finished!

I followed the tute and my mitered corners turned out awesome--they lay flat! The only thing my class teacher suggested is to press both seams to one side instead of pressing them open. She demonstrated why by pulling gently on the seam. When it is pressed open, it looks a bit gappy. When the seams are both pressed to the side, it doesn't do that. I'll lay this top aside now until the school year is over and my sister can help with the quilting. Once it's finished, I'll post a picture of it…


Added by Teckla Buller on April 22, 2013 at 4:54pm — 5 Comments


I remember SOOOOO many years ago when Sunday evenings my dad always called them BBSS...........bread and butter Sunday suppers.   We "foraged" for whatever we could find in the refrigerator  for supper after the hearty Sunday dinner.  I'm retired now and all my days are pretty much my own to do as I wish, but I still enjoy Sunday evenings.  Today was a beautiful day after about a week of rain so that made it an extra special Sunday.   Hope everyone had a nice weekend and had plenty of time…


Added by sue brigle on April 21, 2013 at 8:06pm — 3 Comments

Lessons Learned via the Cathedral Window

May my struggles and hardships help others, lol.

1. High quality, high thread count muslin is a must.

2. This is an excellent place to use those beautiful but thin fabrics that have crept into your stash...they'll be backed and tacked down by several layers of that muslin.

3. I used to find ironing soothing, now I know how long it takes for steam burns to heal.

4. I once considered learning something about origami, I'm over it.

5. Reminding yourself…


Added by viki hagan on April 21, 2013 at 4:29pm — 13 Comments

It's gonna be a nasty spring weekend (rain, rain and more rain) and I plan to quilt quilt (and quilt some more)

Hello quilters and quilt lovers!

It's Friday afternoon (finally) and I confess, I had a very hard time coming into work today.  I pieced two blocks of Quilt #11 - Christmas (I'm in) Bits and Pieces and I really wanted to stay home and work on it all day! It is supposed to be a wet and nasty weekend so I will have plenty of time to work on it Saturday and Sunday.  Plus…


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on April 19, 2013 at 1:29pm — 1 Comment

And the beat goes on....working on Christmas Quilt #10 in the Series 2013 - the Year of the Christmas Quilt

When last I wrote, I was headed to China for nine days and working on #7 -"Lady of the Lake."  Well, it has been about five weeks since then and we are home safely from China and from a trip to California for my grandson Wyatt's 2nd birthday.  Here we are with the little guy:

and here we are on the Great Wall. …


Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on April 17, 2013 at 1:15am — 2 Comments

Millfest Quilt Show

I’m putting together a quilt show that will be open to the public at the Millfest Festival in Lindsborg, Kansas, from May 3-5, 2013.

School groups from around the area come in on Friday to have some hands-on learning about pioneer history.

Later on Friday afternoon, MaryJane’s Sisterhood “Farmgirls on the Loose”…

Added by Linda Hubalek on April 16, 2013 at 3:33pm — 1 Comment

Totally Off the Subject of Quilting

I am so saddened by the news of the bombing at the Boston Marathon.   What is this world coming to??  No one can just enjoy doing anything anymore w/o some cowards trying to destroy the joy.   what do they think they are accomplishing by being so awful, so cowardly, so spineless??   I hope they are caught very soon and receive the justice they deserve!

Added by sue brigle on April 15, 2013 at 7:18pm — 3 Comments

I'm Back Again

Haven't been on here much for a couple weeks. Been focused on trying to complete one of those scrap top projects that's grown! I'm not fond of oranges and browns, but my sister is. When she saw some of the crazy random 9 patch blocks I had made she thought she would like them made into a spread for their queen size bed. We finally got the blocks chosen and arranged after several attempts.

Had to be careful when adding the sashing and corner blocks as this was only my second attempt at…


Added by Teckla Buller on April 14, 2013 at 12:51am — 5 Comments

Three new quilts for the new season, and for family

The pink quilt is finished, all but the label. And the green/lilac log cabin is nearly done ... just a few more rows of top stitching and then the binding and label. Looks like I'll have them done in time for our visit this week :)…


Added by Terry Crawford Palardy on April 13, 2013 at 9:22pm — No Comments


I would like to offer a Block of the Week to my quilting friends using a 12 block sampler, intermediate to hard, pieced or a combination of pieced and appliqued -- with no copyright issues.   Something that will knock your socks off.   Does anyone have suggestions?  I have EQ7, but little experience in designing.

Added by June Griepp on April 13, 2013 at 12:57pm — 1 Comment

Parting is such sweet sorrow...

Today I said goodbye to my sewing room. We have one room in the house for "miscellaneous".  So for the last couple of years it's been my sewing room/guest room/den. Mostly a sewing room. I had a closet for all my notions and fabric, a nice table for cutting, a sewing table, and all the appropriate space for everything quilting. Well, it only took a little over a year for me to gain quite a bit of weight while I sat at my sewing table as long as I pleased...which during a creative frenzy…


Added by Karen Lightman on April 13, 2013 at 7:00am — 8 Comments

Dead In Water

It was suggested to me to start a blog. I have started blogs before. They never last long. I just don't have the gift of writing dedication to do it regularly.  Also, I don't have a lot to talk about lol But. I've spent some time unhealthy amounts of time reading blogs and on twitter and learned that it really does not matter how or what you write if you are writing for yourself and not…


Added by Christine Kohrman on April 8, 2013 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Hexies galore!!

Pinterest is a very dangerous thing. I found a picture of a beautiful quilt made entirely by hand. It's over 2000 hexies sewn together all by hand. It looks very similar to a rainbow, and it's very beautiful. I have been inspired to make my own. I'm using 3/4" hexies. It should be a great way to use up a ton of scraps. It's a very fun project and I can't hardly wait for it to come together! I've searched for something to get my mind into since my dad's passing last September and this has been… Continue

Added by Kim Frymoyer on April 8, 2013 at 3:49pm — 3 Comments

My Mystery Quilt Project

As promised, here is the mystery quilt that I finished this Winter. It was a project with our local guild, Country Patchers of Crestview, FL. I Made the '9 patch edge quilt' with leftover fabric from this quilt. Which do you like better? I vote for the '9 patch edge'.…


Added by Ethelda Hillsman on April 8, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Leftover fabric from my Mystery quilt. "9 patch Edge"

Added by Ethelda Hillsman on April 6, 2013 at 9:09pm — No Comments

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