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JojoNH Posted - Feb 17 2010 : 08:02:34 AM
I am busy making samples for a couple of different companies, then back to my patterns.

What about you? What are you working on?? Any pictures??

Joanna #566
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churunga Posted - May 24 2020 : 10:03:43 PM
I made a new thread called What Are You Working On Today? #2,


Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
katmom Posted - May 24 2020 : 9:32:28 PM
Hey Vanessa,,, luv your 'Book shelf" quilt,, but... your kitty really makes that quilt look Good!!! Heeheehee!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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levisgrammy Posted - May 24 2020 : 5:13:52 PM
Judith,
All I can say is WOW! Beautiful!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

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StitchinWitch Posted - May 24 2020 : 10:34:33 AM
Nice bookshelf quilt Audra! Obviously it is cat-approved.

Judith

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Audra Rose Posted - May 24 2020 : 04:35:27 AM
Wow Judith, you have more gumption than I do.
I've just finished a bookshelf lap quilt. Now my husband wants a large one.

Farmgirl Sister #6754
Doxie Mom - Everyone loves a Weiner!

There's no place like home!
Dorothy Gale

Nature speaks in symbols and in signs.
John Greenleaf Whittier
StitchinWitch Posted - May 23 2020 : 11:00:58 PM
Another UFO finished today. It contains almost 4000 1 Ĺ inch squares. Getting my quilt tops quilted is my corona project, along with some other sewing-related UFOs. Tomorrow I make my daughter a promised apron and attempt to put the cuffs on a sweatshirt I started remodeling three years ago.




Judith

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quiltee Posted - May 22 2020 : 3:51:51 PM
I'm going to ask the maid to bring a few examples of her quilting and then give her one to do for me. I have so many tops that need quilting.

I am in the process of finishing up some kids quilt tops that I will sell As Quilt Tops on MJF in the Marketplace. Then farmgirls can finish them for kids or grandkids. They will be pretty cheap + postage. I have 2 or 3 Raggedy Ann/Andy tops, 1 Flintstones, and 1 with miscellaneous kids fabric squares. If interested let me know and I can send you pictures.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
StitchinWitch Posted - May 22 2020 : 12:43:56 PM
Linda -- you are lucky; my cleaning lady brings me mending to do LOL
Lucky about the bed too, now you won't have to add so many borders.

Judith

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MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 22 2020 : 12:35:26 PM
I am fine with either way. Whatever works best for everyone else.

Linda, itís a good thing you had that dream then and was able to get the bed changed. Hopefully your maid can help you out with your quilts.

Krista
quiltee Posted - May 20 2020 : 6:46:21 PM
I'm for that, Darlene. This is way too long, and that could be why it is causing problems.

Judith - I do not quilt my own, unfortunately - I send them to one of many longarm quilters in my guild. Plus I am treating myself to a maid every 2 weeks and she happens to be a longarm quilter. LOL! May have to see what she can do.

Also, turns out we are returning the king size bed and getting another queen size - the wall in the bedroom was not long enough for the king size bed and 2 night stands. We are buying a new bedroom set and the wall LOOKED large enough, but all night I dreamed it was not big enough and this morning we measured - and sure enough, it wasn't LOL! Luckily they hadn't delivered the bed yet and are switching out to the queen size. WHEW!

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
HealingTouch Posted - May 20 2020 : 6:36:42 PM
Linda, those are beautiful! You have been busy! Enjoying your new sewing room?

Forget about this page and start it as a new page like The Porch did and stop posting here. It's obvious this isn't getting fixed. What do you think?




Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922
October 2016 Farmgirl of the month

John 11: 35 Jesus wept.

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

When it gets to hard to stand, Kneel!







MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 20 2020 : 1:03:00 PM
WOW Linda! You have been very busy! Your quilts are gorgeous. I donít have any suggestions on boarders since I donít quilt, but anything you do will look amazing. Your first quilt, with the blue squares, is my favorite! With the red and white one in close second.

Krista
StitchinWitch Posted - May 19 2020 : 8:14:56 PM
Linda -- with all those lovely tops you are going to be doing the same thing I am -- spending many hours days and weeks quilting. I can't imagine anyone giving that top to a thrift shop; there's many hours of work put into that. Love the cats and sewing machines!

I'm quilting away on my UFO tops. The third one is on the machine now. Unfortunately I've been working from the smallest ones up so now I have two 80x80s to do and one 100 inches. I'm afraid I will have to find someone with a longarm to do that one as I won't be able to quilt it on my Bernina.

Judith

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katmom Posted - May 19 2020 : 3:40:04 PM
Linda,,, it goes with out saying... I LUV #3, the Cats and sewing machine themed quilt!!!
Bring it with you when you and hub's come up to Cd'A and Spokane... wink wink...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

churunga Posted - May 18 2020 : 7:45:57 PM
I don't know how to get a message to Brian.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
quiltee Posted - May 18 2020 : 7:32:49 PM
Has anyone every asked Brian what the problem is with this thread? It only opens up every time to Page 1 of 260.


Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
atkinst2 Posted - May 18 2020 : 4:20:26 PM
Holy Milk Cow you girls have been very very busy. Love the banner and the French press covers. I would have never thought of a French press cover!
What a wonderful mother's day gift. Wow
Great quilt tops.
Still working on my whole quilt. It will be 7 years in the works come October! But getting close.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
quiltee Posted - May 18 2020 : 2:49:21 PM
Here are the quilt tops I've been working on.
Bonnie hunter pattern, though I revised it some. Hers is on point, and mine is set in rows. It is a scrappy center block with the white sides and colorful cornerstones, with a polka dot fabric between pieced blocks. The center of the fifth row from the bottom has a farmgirl in it.

This is a Pat Speth "Nickel" quilt. All of her patterns use 5" squares of fabric, also known in the quilt works as Charm Packs. This quilt has house blocks sewn together. I have various house fabrics to use for the borders.

Next is a sewing-theme Row Quilt, I made the center row, with Jake (my former cat) looking out from behind my sewing machine (and I need to sew a darker blanket stitch around the light machine to make it stand out), which he did all the time when I was sewing. Members in my quilt guild made the other rows of pincushions, singer sewing machines, and lots of other sewing items. I love the top and bottom rows - cats and a mouse holding up a spool of thread on the top and words for me on the bottom. I have some cats-with-sewing-machines fabric for the back, though it will need a border to make it large enough on all four sides.

My red and white Broken Sugar Bowl pattern. I supplied the white-on-white background fabric and every month we exchanged boxes with our quilt blocks and others made one of our blocks when we made one of theirs.


Below is the old quilt top I bought at a thrift shop. The pattern is Square-in-a-Square. I like the way the maker used bright colors and each diagonal row highlights one bright color. I need to add borders to this quilt top to make it a large king-size quilt for my new king-size bed.


I'd love suggestions for borders on all of these quilts, but especially for the one that needs to be king sized. I need to add about 15" to all four sides, and plan for two 4" borders and then a pieced border of squares or piano-key strips. I do have lots of sewing theme fabrics and a few house theme fabrics for those two quilts.


Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
MaryJanesNiece Posted - May 18 2020 : 1:52:00 PM
It must be because we have loaded it up with so many wonderful projects!

I finished all the popsicle holders and will be mailing them off today. Now back to my other projects!

Krista
churunga Posted - May 17 2020 : 9:12:26 PM
I have put a complaint in. Hope it can be fixed.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
HealingTouch Posted - May 17 2020 : 4:03:36 PM
Me too!

Be Blessed and Be a Blessing,
Darlene
Sister 1922
October 2016 Farmgirl of the month

John 11: 35 Jesus wept.

When Satan's knocking at your door, just say "Jesus will you get that for me?"

When it gets to hard to stand, Kneel!







katmom Posted - May 16 2020 : 10:00:47 AM
Hey Betty, I have the same problem... it's not just you...

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

Betty J. Posted - May 15 2020 : 3:58:14 PM
What has happened to this discussion that I have to go from page 1 to the end to see more information.

Betty J.

I'm glad it isn't just me.
quiltee Posted - May 15 2020 : 3:14:00 PM
GRRR I had typed a LONG message here and lost it when I put in the wrong MJF password. Let me try again.

Judith - Love the churn dash quilt. I have made my first red and white Broken Sugar Bowl quilt top, thanks to a year-long block swap with my quilt guild. I have also been sewing together blocks made months (maybe years?) ago - 1. a Bonnie Hunter pattern, 2. a Pat Speth Nickel Quilt pattern, 3. a Sewing Themed Row Quilt from a swap several years ago, and my red and white Broken Sugar Bowl. All of these quilt tops still need borders. In addition, we bought a new king-size bed (we've had only a queen and a full size up to now) and I discovered I have None, No, Zilch, Nada king-size quilts. I found a vintage top I had purchased several years ago and it will just about cover the TOP of the bed, so I will add 2 inner borders and a pieced outer border to make a quilt for the bed. I like my quilts to hang over the sides quite a bit so the mattress doesn't show, so I have to add about 16" in borders to this top.

Grace - Love the banner and the French press covers.
Krista - great mother-s day gift. No wonder she loves it.
Darlene - I think we all have some of those "What was I thinking when I got this fabric?" fabrics. Bonnie Hunter has always said, If you still don't like this fabric, you haven't cut it in small enough pieces. LOL! I have found some of those during my quilt room organization in my new house. I love scrappy quilts, so I will use them, just not sure when, where, or how. LOL!

I will take pictures and post today or tomorrow.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
StitchinWitch Posted - May 15 2020 : 1:27:20 PM
Darlene -- I've also been shopping in my fabric stash. Haven't bought fabric since this whole quarantine thing began. I'm having fun creating out of what I have. I have no idea (or memory) of where I got some of this fabric.

We're going up to the hills for a couple of days so I will be having fun with Black Beauty -- my hand crank sewing machine I keep up in the trailer. I have a shoebox of 1 Ĺ inch squares that I'm sewing together into a postage stamp quilt. Along with my iPod full of music and recorded books it will keep me happy while DH is out with his archery buddies.

Judith

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