December 2011 Blog Posts (55)

My UFOs for 2012

I was going to work on my UFOs in 2011, but in January I walked into my local quilt shop and fell in love with a class sample. I signed up for that at the beginning of the year, and I finished the year helping my sister make her first quilts.

So here is my list of UFOs to work on in 2012:

  • My first quilt. Yes, I never finished the sampler from that first class more than a decade ago. (I have finished other quilts.) Three blocks are totally together. I need…

Added by Amy Beth Miller on December 30, 2011 at 4:02pm — No Comments


I strongly believe that every quilter has a big heart and is always looking to help spread the word.  What do you do with your extra fabric?  Or how about supplies you no longer use?  I have a Mother-in-Law in a nursing home.  Recently they held a sale at the facility, I then found out that a resident had made quilts and sold them to the staff and residents.  I decided to gather some of my fabric and go meet this lovely lady.  She was so happy because she doesn't have the money to purchase…


Added by Mona Rae Cich on December 30, 2011 at 12:31pm — 2 Comments

My Addiction is Hilarious!

My name is Karen and I'm a quiltoholic.

It's something I have had to face and come to terms with.  One year ago I was a responsible, hard working mother of three spending all my time, energy, and money on my kids and wonderful boyfriend.  It was a normal life and all but one of my children had moved out, my mother's poor health deemed it necessary for me to retire ...I found myself with lots a free time.  I guess that new found freedom to pursue something for my own pleasure was too…


Added by Karen Lightman on December 30, 2011 at 9:14am — 12 Comments

New sewing room

I moved in to a bigger sewing room this month. On Sept. 28Th I had hand surgery. And have not been about to sew because of the pain and swelling when I went back to the Dr. He think I ripped ligament in my wrist and will do a MRI in Jan I at times the pain is so bad I would just like to cut it off. Because of all this I have a lap top and wold have to get someone to move it for me because it can't lift anything. I keep saing that I would like to get a tablet it would not be so heavy will my… Continue

Added by Harriet Campbell on December 30, 2011 at 7:10am — No Comments

Baby Quilts

I went home to Boston last week and saw some of the baby quilts I have made for friends and family for the first time since I gifted them.  They looked so different from when I gave them to them, but I loved it!  It felt so good to see the colors a little faded from constant washing, use and love and the fabric all broken in and soft.  Made me want to make more baby quilts!  My sister has commissioned a few baby quilts for me to make for her friends with kids, and we took a trip to Joanne's…


Added by Julie on December 29, 2011 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Waste Not Quilt Block  I made this Waste Not block to go with my grandmother's 1916 diary entry for February 4 about the annual hog butchering process.  I'd love for you to read her diary by clicking the above link.  Thank you! …

Added by Susan Phillips on December 28, 2011 at 9:15pm — 1 Comment

Merry Xmas

Hey Everyone....havent been here for awhile....sorry Iam still trying to figure out where the months have gone...and how December just popped up.......Iam finally done all my shopping,wrapping and the last minute stuff......Iam so very tired...but its a good tired........I just wish our weather would get better its been so warm and rainy doesnt feel like figures my birthday is in November and I got a new coat and cant wait to wear it lol...but its been in the 60's…


Added by Trish Tormollen on December 23, 2011 at 7:38pm — 1 Comment

Coming up for air

Whew! It has been a long while since I have poked around this site and posted. I have been busy; making 3 quilts in the past 3 months- a record for me. 1 was raffled off at work this week and happily won by one of my good friends. She really hoped she would win it and I'm so glad she did. The other 2 are wrapped and under the tree. I can't wait to see the faces of my parents and daughter when she opens them. I was so excited to finish them that I wrapped both before I took pictures! I will…


Added by Phyllis A Friloux on December 23, 2011 at 10:59am — 2 Comments

Christmas Pleasures


I just was accepted as a member of "Addicted to Quilting" and many of you posted Christmas projects so I would like to add a couple for you to see. I love Christmas and Quilting what more needs to be said.…


Added by Dee Shreffler on December 23, 2011 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Creating Applique Makes my Heart Sing - how about you?

I've discovered recently what it really means to me to have the opportunity to be creative.  I realize that life takes it out of you, while quilting puts it back!  I know that it could just as easily be drawing, painting, knitting, writing, singing, walking, running, or quilting.  Whatever activity you find that feeds your soul will be the activity that makes your heart sing.  And, how could we want anything but that?


The difficult part is trying to figure out how to fit…


Added by Cyndi Mesa on December 23, 2011 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

Almost Christmas

It is almost Christmas and where I live doesn't look quite right.   There is no snow. I don't want slippy roads but snow would make the season more festive and the scenery more pretty.

We went green this year and bought a live Norfold Island Pine.  Reminds me a little of Charlie Brown's tree.I

I have made a wall hanging about snow. My husband used to hang it at his office…


Added by Dee Shreffler on December 22, 2011 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Windblown Square Quilt Block  This Windblown Square goes with my grandmother's February 3, 1916 diary entry.  She writes about "every twig and spear of grass and wire each in a separate tunnel of ice."  Click on the link…


Added by Susan Phillips on December 22, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments


I just bought a new sewing machine for quilting and embroidering; Bernina QE440.  Will begin quilting lessons mid-January.  Can someone tell me what quilting essentials I need to purchase?  Thanks for your help.

Added by Marjorie Pennington on December 22, 2011 at 12:51am — 5 Comments

Churn Dash Quilt Block  This Churn Dash block, part of my Farmer's Daughter Quilt, goes with my grandmother's February 2, 1916 diary entry.  I've also included a fun story about the turkey butter she used to make every Thanksgiving as…


Added by Susan Phillips on December 21, 2011 at 9:28am — No Comments

State Fair Sunflower Quilt Block

This State Fair Sunflower block goes with my grandmother's January 29, 1916 diary entry.  January 29 is Kansas Day, the day Kansas became a state in 1861.  I'd love for you to…


Added by Susan Phillips on December 20, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments

Applique in the Hoop Designs by Anna's Awesome Applique Designs

Here is a picture of my booth at the Houston Quilt Show in Nov 2011.  It shows the hand applique designs that I have transformed for embroidery machines.  I work with well known artist such as Pat Campbell, Darcy Ashton and Vicky Lawrence to obtain permission to use their hand applique designs.  For more information or to see what I am working on, check out my BLOG and Website:  Anna's Awesome Applique BLOG and …


Added by Anna Aldmon on December 19, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Frosty Table Runner

Please connect to my latest blog post by clicking on this link.  Have a super day!  …


Added by Jennifer Schifano Thomas on December 19, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Postage Stamp Quilt Block  I made this Postage Stamp block to go with my grandmother's January 19, 1916 diary entry.  I'd love for you to read it by clicking the above link. …

Added by Susan Phillips on December 17, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Pick a Trail of Thread for your Christmas Gift

Need to finish your Christmas shopping? Or maybe start your shopping?

I heard from one reader that bought…


Added by Linda Hubalek on December 16, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

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