May 2012 Blog Posts (37)


Well it only took three weeks longer than it should have to sew up the latest wedding ring quilt..darn hand is still hurting quite badly. I love typing one handed, lol. Not to mention doing everything with my left hand..I need a bib to eat anything requiring a fork or spoon. Crazy. Hopefully it's at that point where the pain is the worst, you know when you're swearing to cut off the offending part and then a few days later it's completely fine for no apparent reason. I'm hoping for that. …


Added by viki hagan on May 31, 2012 at 5:19pm — 8 Comments

Quilt As Desired - new website and blog

A couple people asked me about the Giraffe Baby Quilt that I made using Patty Reed Designs "Jungle Babies."  They wanted some instructions.  

I have recently started a new website about my quilting and a new blog that is accessible right from the website.

It is accessible at (soon to be .com).

Hope this helps!…


Added by Bonnie Sneed on May 30, 2012 at 8:15pm — 2 Comments

Summer quilting projects.

Well, its summer again and since I am off (I teach middle school math), it is time to start planning my summer projects.  Of course, I need 4 or 5 baby quilts since the staff in my building is quite young and we seem to hold about 5 showers a year.  My best friend is about to become a mom again after 21 years.  YIKES!  Plus I want at least one more quilt for myself.  I have lots of ideas though and I am sure I will get it done.  My favorite medium is applique and I have several good neutral…


Added by Debbie Hall on May 26, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments


Run run run....well, the son graduates in the morning and my sewing area is cleaned up. Mostly. I decided that as I have decided to do business with and sell some of my quilts through a new craft shop in the area, then I consider it my office.   lol....

Hubby agrees.....that's all that matters......

Added by Karen Cazad Adkins on May 25, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments

May 2012

Friday night and I just finished hand sewing the binding on my last finished quilt!! In the last 2 weeks I have finished binding 3 quilts. 2 are on my guest room beds and the other is all set to give to my friend Tim who will arrive from Wisconsin for a weeks visit on Tuesday (05/28/12).

I have started a table runner for a friends wedding present that I hope to finish within the next couple weeks.

My quilting sister in law arrives tomorrow for a weeks visit so I will be busy with… Continue

Added by Debra H Gibbs on May 25, 2012 at 9:21pm — No Comments

Home on the Market!

 Well we have place our home on the market! It's been on for 2 weeks and we have had lots of showings but no takers yet!! The worst part is I took down my sewing room. So now I'm having sewing withdrawals!! Once our home is sold we can move closer to our son and his family!! I sure miss my grandson Mason!!!


Added by Kathy Myers Bess on May 24, 2012 at 4:54pm — 3 Comments

end of an era

And so it is. I am getting ready to head out to take my son to graduation rehearsal...he graduates high school on Saturday. It's the end of an era because he is the last of the teens to graduate and head out to make their own way....his,like his brother before him, begins with summer job and college in the fall, away from home. My stepdaughters opted to head into the work force when they finished high school. The only left at home will be the "ours" of mine and my husband's marriage....she…


Added by Karen Cazad Adkins on May 24, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Morning stitching

I'm one of those people who sleeps about five hours a night. No matter what time I go to bed I wake up really early. Since I live in a really old house with a lot of "noisy" character I try to do quiet things until mid morning as not to disturb everyone else still sleeping.  I check my email, check Facebook, check this place....and then I work on my hand quilting projects.  I just love this time of day to quilt for several reasons, one is that I can work without interruption. But the best…


Added by Karen Lightman on May 21, 2012 at 7:05am — 5 Comments

Something I am working on

Time go's so fast when you are having fun, or should i say when you are working on a new quilt idea:-) i am working on a new quilt much larger that i usually do but man i am really enjoying myself but if i am not careful everything else in my life will get pushed to the way side- not really but that's how it could go.  H…


Added by Elizabeth Oniri on May 20, 2012 at 8:28pm — 2 Comments

Blogger's Quilt Festival - Spring 2012

Thanks to Amy's Creative Side for hosting another fine Quilt Festival.

Amy's Creative Side

Laura's Quilt -- This quilt started out as a…


Added by Julia Graber on May 18, 2012 at 6:03pm — 1 Comment

What do you think of my quilts?

Please post anything that would help me improve :)

Added by Susie Dooman on May 17, 2012 at 1:57pm — 1 Comment

Mariner's Sunset

After taking a class with Judy Matheson in 2006, this one is finally finished. It began with the Mariner's Compass but I didn't have my stash with me for the class, so found the results a bit boring. I posted the circle on my blog asking for advice. Besides, I didn't want to add corners and make it square. One of my readers said it looked like a big sun. I found several…


Added by Elsie Montgomery on May 17, 2012 at 1:19pm — 10 Comments

Quilting & Life - Tied Together

I am finding as I contemplate what to write about in this blog, how often real life intersects with my quilting. I start to write about different aspects of quilting, but whatever is going on in my life, gets told in here as well. Now is an exciting time for our family, as one daughter just graduated from college and the "baby" will graduate from high school in two weeks.

For her, I have a quilt top started that needs to be done, but probably won't be. If I did an all-nighter or put…


Added by Terry Breedon on May 16, 2012 at 10:16pm — 5 Comments

Making Cakes from Scratch

Today is my mom’s 88thbirthday so I made her favorite dessert, an angel food cake to enjoy for her celebration this evening. I just added a cup of water to a packet of dry mix out of a box, turn on the mixer for a minute, put the whipped mixture in a tube pan and slid it into the electric oven.

Then I thought of the old recipes I came across while researching my recipe book, …


Added by Linda Hubalek on May 16, 2012 at 4:58pm — 1 Comment

First Quilt in Progress


Hi everyone!

My name is Chie (pronounced "chee-ay" - I'm originally from Japan), and I'm writing this in Mississippi!  This is my first blog post here, and I'm slowly working on my 
very first wall hanging for our living room.  

I was very inspired by
 Missouri Stars Quilting Co. Quilting Tutorials, and I just had to start machine quilting. Ms. Jenny is…


Added by Chie O'Briant on May 16, 2012 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

anxiety attack.....

So yesterday I did not have to be in to work until 2, so I took the option of sleeping in a son who is a senior gets himself up for school, so while Monday was his last official day, he had to go back Tuesday to take his last AP exam....hubby gets daughter out the door on his way to work, oldest son didn't have to work......

So about 945am the phone rings....oldest son gets to it first as I stumble out of bed and it is my hubby.....he has a cousin who does wreaths and had…


Added by Karen Cazad Adkins on May 16, 2012 at 11:26am — 8 Comments

start of Rock Star Monkey quilt

and so it begins, Rock Star Monkey, planned and ready to cut!

Added by Virginia "Ginnie" Leiner on May 14, 2012 at 10:28pm — No Comments

sister quilt

Added by sherry smedley on May 14, 2012 at 12:56pm — No Comments

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