October 2012 Blog Posts (36)

Do You Get Burned Out While Making Your Quilt and Have To Quit for Awhile?

There are times I spend so much time on a quilt that I burn myself out on it and just have to put it down. It gets to where I need to do something else for awhile before I can continue on to another. I love the quilt that i'm doing but it must be that I'm spending too much time at once on it and it burns me out.


Do many of you have this problem? What do you do and is this common amoung…


Added by Susan Matthews Robb on October 31, 2012 at 1:36pm — 9 Comments

Fitting Quilting In... A Necessity.

When I first discovered this website, I was thrilled. Wow, people that are like me - that think and breathe quilting. I started posting a blog here now and then and found fun in that too. I could not only plan and start quilts, dream about quilting , but I could also share my thoughts about it too and inspired by what others are creating! I was also in a very productive phase with quilting and completing some projects.

But then, my professional life took a new path and I found myself…


Added by Terry Breedon on October 28, 2012 at 11:09am — 3 Comments

Blah blah blah blah blah

I feel like Charlie Brown's mother..blah blah blah.. Since I got home from my sister's house I have not been into my sewing room once. I don't even want to look at fabric. This is beginning to look like a serious slump. I couldn't even get excited by the Hancock's sale ad that came in my email today.. I went to look but blahhhhh. At this rate, I'm gonna forget how to sew. I finished the binding on a quilt that had been waiting and I have been sort of half heartedly working on finishing up a…


Added by viki hagan on October 27, 2012 at 11:36am — 15 Comments

Butter in the Well Celebrates its 20th Anniversary during Family History Month

Butterfield Books Inc. is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Kansas author Linda K. Hubalek’s Butter in the Well book by releasing updated versions of all her books during Family History Month.

Lindsborg, Kansas (PRWEB) October 25, 2012

Butterfield Books Inc. is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Linda Hubalek’s Butter in the Well…


Added by Linda Hubalek on October 25, 2012 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Other Quilter's Work

I have a guilty secret.  I love to read other poeople's quilt blogs.  Currently there is a blog hop through !Sew We Quilt for Halloween called the Wicked Blog Hop.  I love to see what other people come up with.  While reading the blogs I find new ideas and it really helps get the creative juices running.  Also it is fun to find people who live near where I grew up!

Anyway my pick for the…


Added by Colette LeFever on October 24, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Civil War reproduction quilt

I am looking to purchase a civil war reproduction quilt for queen-sized bed. I am not a sewer. Can some-one please point me in the right direction. I have tried Etsy and e-bay, have contacted local quilt stores in Connecticut without success. My e-mail is pinesfarm@aol.com. Any help would be greatly appreciated-Marie

Added by Marie Foohey on October 24, 2012 at 6:32am — No Comments

Finish BJ and Tablerunner

I finished Bungle Jungle - not changing the name, I love it as much as I love the fabric by that name - thanks, Moda!  And, I did a quick table runner for a friend's birthday.  It was a kit - nice fabrics - and now I have the pattern so I can make more (seasonal ones) for us!   The pattern recommended putting one season on one side, another on the back.  Makes sense to me!

My husband LOVED the table runner, thought it was ours.  That's the first thing I've sewn that he was…


Added by B. Sue Lohr on October 23, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Taming those non-uniform blocks!

We've all made frustrating attempts at creating a squared-up, smooth-enough-to- quilt top made from non-conforming quilt blocks, whether our very early U.F.O.  or a group effort.

Mine was from a church group who wanted the top assembled for a  quilting bee.…


Added by Riana Noyes on October 23, 2012 at 5:36pm — 2 Comments

Miscellaneous Thoughts

Well - I've finished four Quilts of Valor, a scrap quilt that will probably be a Christmas present, got the fabric for two more Christmas presents, and finished a lavender pillow for my mother-in-law.  Tomorrow, off to guild for a hospice workshop, putting together small quilt kits from our big stash, collecting batting and fabric for Quilts of Valor, and turning in another person's QOV to our long-armer for quilting.  Busy couple of weeks!  Also have a Habitat meeting this week, plus a trip…


Added by Kathryn Bates on October 21, 2012 at 11:47pm — 2 Comments

White Dresses and Country Roads

I recently went through old photos of our family homestead to find new photos to revamp my book covers. (It’s been twenty years since I wrote Butter in the Well, my first book…so I thought it was time for updates.) Because these books are about the farm where I grew up, I looked for scenes with…


Added by Linda Hubalek on October 19, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

The Simple Things

My sewing room is put together, and I am ready for work. ;D

I have a table runner which I am working on for Halloween, quilted with a stitch in the ditch but I want to do some free motion quilting in some large open spaces, then bind.

I completed 1 block from the Farmer's Wife what a fun book.  I love the letters, and being that I live on a farm in a house built pre-Civil War it gives me a whole new appreciation for what things were like but also to reminds me on a daily basis…


Added by Colette LeFever on October 18, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

A Christmas Tea Cozy


Added by Terry Crawford Palardy on October 17, 2012 at 1:37pm — 1 Comment


It's so good to be home. Not that I told any of you I was leaving, lol. My sister's husband passed away last week from esophageal cancer. I haven't seen her in several years but some things you just can't let your siblings deal with alone. She was commenting on how his family never seemed to think she was good enough for him and I had to laugh..I never thought he was good enough for her..and he proved it by not having life insurance on their new house and vehicles, nor giving her the…


Added by viki hagan on October 16, 2012 at 12:33am — 12 Comments

Travelblog , Eastern Canada trip

     One of the nice things about retirement, is that while everyone else goes to work, we get to travel & play! In late Sept., we decided to take our motorhome eastward. We had realatives we seldom see that were docking at Quebec while on a cruise, so a rendezvous was set up.From eastern Ontario, where we reside, it was a short drive to Cornwall. Then, next day we crossed into the prov. of Quebec (which is…


Added by Riana Noyes on October 15, 2012 at 11:49am — 3 Comments

Bungle Jungle

Got the squares and border sewn on my (hopefully) last baby boy quilt, made with Moda's Bungle Jungle charm packs.  I fully intended to use my new Twister tool to deconstruct this, but thankfully before I began I realized it would have been a wall hanging if I did that.  SO - just another run-of-the-mill (where did that saying come from) baby quilt.  Planned to sandwich it and begin quilting it today but...well, it was a challenging day, to say the least.  Perhaps next week?…


Added by B. Sue Lohr on October 12, 2012 at 9:22pm — No Comments


Month two of the Heart of the Psalms block-of-the-month is done!  Learning to machine applique is fun - but I am VERY glad I do not have to try to learn it without help.  Jill at Living Threads is fantastic - patient, encouraging, helpful and full of great tips!  Here are the two blocks I've done so far.  (Ooooeeee!  The early morning BRIGHT light sure shows off the wrinkles!)…


Added by B. Sue Lohr on October 12, 2012 at 9:18pm — No Comments

Fall is here.  Love the leaves and colors.

Fall is here.  Love the leaves and colors.


Added by Vickie Smith on October 11, 2012 at 11:49pm — 5 Comments

When life interrupts quilting

Like most sewers and quilters, I'm at the machine every day, its a habit that I'm not afraid to admit. Okay, its not just about the fabric, the feel or the colors although they are important. For me its being able to create where there are sometimes roadblocks, how will I pay the bills this month or what to do about my problem cat.

I can set aside life's little issues, I'm in a world all by myself most of the time. I create the most beautiful things in this

private world of…


Added by Theresa A Nielsen on October 11, 2012 at 4:19pm — 2 Comments

An antique metal quilting hoop

Hello all you quilters out there. I have a large round metal quilting hoop I was going to put on Craig's List. However, I have searched online under everything I can think of but can't find anything even similiar to this one. It was made by Mountain Mist (a Stearnes & Foster Co.) and is app. 62" around and 20-1/2" around. The label says "patent pending". Any information or comments would be appreciated. Thanks,…


Added by Brenda Surrette on October 10, 2012 at 8:55pm — 3 Comments

A New Day!



Hello Ladies,


I''m a newbee  starting today and am glad to meet you all from a little town in Virginia.  Today is a new day for me...a new beginning sounds repetitive, but often I find we need to repeat to ourselves the inspirational words to keep going like the little engine..."I think I can, I think I can, I think I can!"


Setting up this page takes more energy to the computer dumb and I'm exhausted by the simple process it is supposed to…


Added by Carol Lee Hargrave Mitchell on October 10, 2012 at 11:48am — 7 Comments

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