Sunday, December 29, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013



There is a free quilting frame plan on this page. About a third of the way down and on left side. These are very useful items and easy to move around. The ones I have seen are virtually the same and sell for about 200.00.
This one is a free download will all directions, which can be altered if you would like a smaller frame. I think that I would use 1.5 or 2 inch pipe and buy fittings that would fit to this size of pipe. Easy to make and best of all the pattern is free.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lone star blocks

This is a picture of my progress on the lone star quilt I posted last week. I was led to believe that the lone star was a very hard bit of piecing but I bet whoever said that did not try these flower blocks LOL. Nightmare material.
It is snowing like the dickens out today and blowing. Ahh winter. Don't ya just love it for sewing time but not much else. Have a great Sunday......

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Quilt Pattern Books

Quilt Pattern Books: I had no idea that you could still purchase Aunt Martha's pattern books and transfers. Check it out here. The price is really reasonable.

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Lone Star from Old pattern

My father came over to give christmas gifts and he also brought some magazines and quilt books for my sister and I. He likes to visit a 2nd hand book shop in Yorkton and since he knows that my sister and I love quilting, he grabs up any quilting books or magazines.
His wife teases him that the lady at the bookshop thinks he is a quilt addict. LOL. Of course my dad just laughs about that.... but he never tells her differently. Anyways... he brought about 30 books and this is one of the magazines pictured above.
Now I have never wanted to do a lone star, they never really appealed to me but this one just stood out to me.
This magazine is from 1983 and it really intrigued me and I wanted to try it. Well, when I get really excited about something, I go at it full tilt and managed to get the lone star completely done today.
I am not really fond of the oranges so I changed them to pinks and I still have quite a bit of work to go before this is completed but so far I love it. I found a tutorial online for the lone star which is made from strips rather then the templates included in the magazine and that really simplified things and I found that it fit together very well. I am grateful that I took the online tutorial for perfect points because it paid off big time for getting the points, well, perfect on this one.
I will post more progress as soon as it happens- which I am hoping will be tomorrow, when I attempt the flower blocks that fit into the spaces of the points.

Have a great rest of the day...

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Kitty Pin cushion

  Forgot to show you my kitty pincushion. He is still minus his whiskers until I get out to pick up the thin wire and his cushion could have been a bit bigger (Maybe I should make another on top of a mini quilt) Ah well, he is cute anyway. His ears are the same size although it does not look like it on this pic :-)

Have a great rest of the day....

Christmas Quilt Patterns

Lots of christmas quilt patterns here if you are still looking for projects as gifts.

Also, Esther Aliu has done it again. A new free pattern in her group on yahoo. Just beautiful and thank you so much Esther for all you give so freely.