Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ohhhh I'm half way there ohhhhh livin' on a prayer.........


Oh wait, that's a Bon Jovi song and so not the point I'm trying to make. I'm half way through quilting the giant Log Cabin Quilt. I can't believe it. Now, just think of what I would have accomplished had I not procrastinated half of the night away by blogging everything that popped into my mind. Ok, not EVERYTHING, I did spare you guys on some topics.

It looks georgeous. I take back everything bad I've ever said about this quilt. Ok, not everything...I still don't want it to remain in my house!


COMMENTS:
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by CountryQuilter
I think this quilt is beautiful. Your quilting is great on this one too. You are going to have these done with time to spare.
Kristie


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by Trina
Its beautiful!!


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by Anonymous
I like it and you did a really good job on the quilting... Glad you are finishing it.


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by 51050
Looking good! Rhoda


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by lori
Jen thats really looking great . I can only imagine how stiff your are .Someday I want to stipple just like you. LOL What type of thread did you use ?


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by MoneikQuilts
The quilt looks great and the stippling is wonderful! I finally got the main quilting done on the one I am working on, now to do the borders, but I was too sore last night. Keep on truckin and they will all be finished in no time flat.


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by sewsue
Wow but tell me why you dont want the quilt in your home? I am planning on making a logcabin a large one for myself. Love the colors and also all that quilting!!!


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by cowgirl4ever
Jen it is beautiful. Your cousin that isn't going to receive her gift is truly missing out and some one else is going to really love it.

Heather






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Blog Tips - Ever wonder what this RSS Stuff is all about?



Not too long ago I was curious about RSS. What is RSS you ask? Really Simple Syndication. If you want a full definition check out this LINK. Now I'll admit, I don't know much about this RSS stuff yet but what I do know I'm going to share.

Why would you want to use RSS? Well, as someone who writes a blog, I want my blog to be read. Using www.myquiltblog.com as an example, there are more and more bloggers every day. More bloggers means more traffic and more traffic means posts fly by on the main screen. If you miss a day, you truly miss a lot. Heck, on a weekend you can miss a few hours and miss many posts. Who wants to click on each one of their friends checking to see if there's been a new post? That in itself can take quite a bit of time. RSS enables you to save all of your "favorite" blogs to one place. You can choose to be notified or check a list to see which blogs are highlighted.

On our www.myquiltblog.com page RSS isn't completely activated. Have you ever seen this logo somewhere? It's the RSS Symbol. If it's lit up as orange then that web page has RSS available, if it's grayed out, RSS isn't available. In internet explorer you can then save a blog to your RSS folder. When there are new messages the blog title becomes bold. However, since our www.myquiltblog.com doesn't have RSS available automatically WE need to take some initiative here.

If you go to your own quiltblog page you'll see the bar down the Left side that lists your choices. It looks like this:

You're going to want to click on the one that says "Site Feed (RSS)" When it opens you'll see the above screen. Change your "Publish Site Feed?" to YES. Choose an amount of entries. I chose 20. For "Publish with HTML?" I chose HTML. Once you "SAVE CHANGES." Your RSS Web address will appear. Your best bet is to add this web address as a link on your PROFILE page. If we can click on your link, then we'll know your RSS Adress and that's half the battle.

Now that we've covered how to make www.myquiltblog.com active with RSS, what do those of us who want to read your blog need to do?

I was told about a website called www.bloglines.com. I have no affiliation, it's just what I started to use and it's free. I set up an account and then I started adding the RSS Addresses for the blogs I like. I don't have them emailed to me, but I go visit the BLOGLINES website. If a blog of mine is highlighted then there's something new to read. I can read it through the Bloglines website OR I can click on the link and the individual blog will open up. Opening it up lets me see everyone's pictures and leave comments.

I've got about 20 blogs listed on my Bloglines right now. Unfortunately there aren't any Quiltblog.com Blogs activated besides mine and my mom's. I have the link for my RSS Feed under my "Menu." I couldn't tell you how I got it there...it took some fancy HTML work that I don't know much about....which is why I suggest you just add it to you r Links under your "Profile."

So come on fellow Quiltbloggers...set up your RSS feed today!! (MY Gosh, I sound like an infomercial)

FYI on www.myquiltblog.com, all of our RSS feeds will look like this: http://www.myquiltblog.com/rss.php?u=Cre8tiveQuilter. You would just take my Cre8tiveQuilter out and insert your own log in ID. My mom's is http://www.myquiltblog.com/rss.php?u=Sewandsnip. See? The difference is only after the = sign.

Oh, and Michelle...this will make your computer trips shorter...unless of course you subscribe to every blog under the sun!!!

COMMENTS:
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by CountryQuilter
You amaze me...I will do this in the morning, since I need to get off of the computer and finish the laundry. I just don't know how you figure all of this out...but thanks, because I had wondered why yours was like that...
Kristie


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by luv2quilt
Well........I did the settings for the rss feeds, but I don't see the link on my page. I'm going to bed. Too tired to fight it. Sleep tight. Love, Michelle


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by jillquilts
Mine is done! The link is on my blog, too! What a great idea!


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by Anonymous
You also a computer genius , thanks , we're all learning so much from you .

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Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by Vesuviusmama
I am all set up now, too! Great idea, Jen!


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Me too!
Posted by mamanance
So now my RSS feed shows up in my links and I have opened an account in Bloglines. Maybe this will help me keep up more easily with some of the Quiltbloggers whose entries disappear off the page before I've seen them.


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by SewAndSnip
HUH ????????? I guess this is just way over my head.
Cindy


Thursday, August 2, 2007 - RSS
Posted by terry4321
Well i did the rss thing but it doesn't show up in the links part, So I am a little lost on how to get that done, I did the first part but oh well, I guess at some point it will happen, You are very good at computer stuff and I'm glad you posted on how to do this for us! Thank you.




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Which Free Motion Quilting "Handed" are you?


Moving the paper versus moving the pen.

Over the last few days of stippling I've noticed that although I'm Left Handed, my Right Hand seems to be "driving" the quilt. My left hand seems to be just along to smooth the quilt out. I thought I was losing it. Perhaps just imaging it. My "Quilting Shoulders" as Moniek called them earlier are worse on my right side than on my left. The upper & outer muscles on my right arm are sore, my left is not sore at all.

I decided to take a piece of paper with a pen in my hand. I held the pen in my LEFT hand as if it were a fist so I'd be less apt to make my hand do the writing. Keeping my Left stationary I then moved the paper with my right hand, and attempted to write my name. It didn't turn out too bad. A little jerky because of the pressure I was exuding on the pen, but not bad. Then I moved the pen to my RIGHT hand and moved the paper with my left hand. Remember, I'm a Lefty. This turned out HORRIBLE but it strengthened my theory. Then I tried a stipple pattern with my paper and pen in both hands. It always came out better when my right hand was driving the paper.

I tried this with my mom…and although she kept trying to "write" and not stay stationary…wanting to buck my experiment hers did come out the same as mine, it was unmistakable. Her paper that was driven with her left hand was far better than that of her right. She is Right handed.

I had my friend Diane try it. Diane isn't a quilter so I thought she'd be good to test it on. She's Right Handed. When she drove the paper with her left hand it was better than when she drove it with her right.

Could this be some weird Right Brain/Left Brain thing? I remember the joke way back from my High School Psychology classes that, "Only Left handed people are in their Right mind." I know, I know right now all the righties are revolting but that was a good mnemonic for remembering which side of the brain that the creativity was on.

Give the paper driving test a try, let me know your results because now I'm curious if this phenomenon reaches beyond my 3 test subjects. Then, try your hand at free motion quilting and see which one of your hands seems to be dominant…have a glass of wine and really take your mind off what you're trying to accomplish.

Could it be that people are fighting with their hands and that's why people get so frustrated free motion quilting?

COMMENTS:
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Right brain left brain NO brain?
Posted by Anonymous
That's me! Oh, hi Jen! Well, I tried your little experiment. It was hard NOT to move the hand with the pencil...I am right handed.........but by some of the dumb things I do, I have been told I should have been left handed. For instance. Pick up an old camera that you have to look through the view finder. How do you look through it? Most people, put the camera in front of their right eye, and look through the view finder. Not Michelle! I put the camera in front of both eyes, and look through my left eye. I am right handed, and if I try to throw a ball with my right hand, it does not go straight at all. If I throw with my left hand, which I am not left handed, it goes straight! Go figure!

So Jen, by trying to move the paper with my right and, I didn't do as well as when I moved it with my left hand. I don't know where that theory goes, but that's how it worked for me.


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by CountryQuilter
Okay, you know I don't do free motion quilting, but I will try this for you and let you know the results...
Kristie


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by lori
I'm right handed and I drive with my right hand ,I feel like a odd ball LOL . Of course I'm just a newbie so who knows with more practice I may do it your way .


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by 51050
I tried your little test and it came out neater when I drove with my left hand. I'm right handed. But I think when I actually do the stippling I drive with my right hand. I think that's because there's usually less fabric to grab onto under the machine. I will have to play around with that a little. Good point! Rhoda

Stitch & Pitch


A few weeks back Nancy sent me an email about "Stitch & Pitch." The major league ball clubs are doing a stitch and pitch night. They want crafters to come on out to the game and work on their handwork while watching. There's a special goodie bag and a special section. I mentioned this a few weeks back while we were at our last game because I really, really wanted to go. Mike made fun of the idea, as did my mom's friend Debbie. That I was surprised at because she's always got her crocheting with her. My mom thought it sounded really cool. The game is tonight. Out of the blue my husband tells me that he and his friends are going to tonight's game. What? Where was this when I wanted to go? He says he doesn't remember the conversation and then said I should come. Yeah, I'm not too fond of the guys he's going with and just what I need another two people to make fun of me. I thought it would be the perfect time to take my yo-yo's!

I'm not mad like I was earlier. I was infuriated until Mike pointed out how awfully hot and humid it is out today…that simmered me down a bit.


COMMENTS:
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by CountryQuilter
Just like a man to conveniently forget! But just think, this way you get to stay home where it is cool and talk to us while making yo-yo's!!! Enjoy yourself!
Kristie


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - so you are staying home?
Posted by mamanance
Sounds like you aren't at the game then?? Sorry you had to miss the Stitch 'n Pitch - maybe next year. I think some folks should get them to officially include quilting in the needle arts they are looking for. Hope you stay cool - and that Mike and his friends are roasting!!!


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by Anonymous
This sounds like fun. I wish I didn't live so far from a major league team. I miss my baseball!

PS - Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments about my round quilt.

Corky



It's Time for a New Cell Phone



It's become that time of the year when we get to upgrade our cell phones. I'm not looking to debate one carrier or plan over another, just looking for the physical phone to go with my plan. My current phone has been acting up lately so I'm on the hunt for a new one (The "volume" keys aren't working properly…that's a big problem).

There are some bad "features" on mine. For instance, it has a camera button on the outside of the phone. I do not need a camera on my phone so I find it particularly annoying to be walking around with my phone in my purse and hear it taking pictures of NOTHING just because my keys or wallet is rubbing up against the button. Unfortunately the button does not disengage.

I don't need a phone with an MP3 player because I have an mp3 Player. I'm after thin, light weight and gets good reception.

If you have one currently that you like or dislike, let me know. I don't need it to be super easy to use because I like techie stuff. My mom will most likely end up with the same phone as me because it's much easier for me to talk her through something when I can be looking at the same model.


COMMENTS:
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by CountryQuilter
This will probably be no help to you...but living where we do, in the hills, I don't need anything fancy, just something that picks up good. Mine is just a Motorola W315. Just a basic flip phone. No camera or anything special, but it does pick up very good. Good luck on your phone hunt.
Kristie


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by MoneikQuilts
Go with a Motorola. I've had really good luck with mine and only have to charge once a week and I talk to my mom a lot. I have a camera on mine, but I've never had it go off in my purse. I like to be able to change the volume on the side without having to open it up. It's a flip, but not a razor. Everyone I know has had problems with the razors. Just my 10 cents!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007 - The Pink & Purple Yellow Brick Road is Quilted!!


I just finished stippling the Purple & Pink, Yellow Brick Road. It looks great but I felt like it took me a lifetime to quilt. My mom thinks it took the same amount of time as the other two. I went through quite a few more bobbins though so I don't see how that could be. I used a purple/pink variegated thread by Star that was way purpler than it was pink. Had I realized this before hand I would have put a pink border on instead of the purple one I chose. The thread blended into the border fabric so much that it made it really hard to see where I had been and where I was going. I crossed my quilting over so many times it's not even funny. I sent that and the Blue one home with my mom. She'll remove its basting tacks and put the bindings on both. Unfortunately since I still have the giant Log Cabin quilt I don't even feel like I'm halfway through my insane stippling marathon.

I started on the log cabin. I used low loft polyester batting just so it would be lighter weight to quilt. Ughh, it's still heavy!! I'll never again quilt another quilt this large on my machine unless it's just stitch in the ditch or decorative borders. I now have a card table in front of my sewing machine table, I'm utilizing my cutting table next to my machine table and I just had to add a TV Tray to my right to help with the overflow that falls off my lap. I'm stippling the borders for this one too so; since I've started at the borders for all of the other quilts I thought I could do the same for this monster. Not so my friends, not so. The poly batting makes quilting the edges a bit slippery so I decided to start dead center in a seam. I hope to hook up with that starting point again later on. I'm trying to go block by block before I move onto another section just so I can better keep track of where I've been and where I need to go. It's really taking its toll on my shoulders and I haven't even put that many hours into it yet.

This log cabin quilt was made in 2000. I had just learned to quilt the previous summer. Let's just say it's a good thing that I'm stippling it or it might have just self destructed had I just stitched in the ditch along the blocks. The seams just aren't that great. I should have used a much tighter stitch length. Of course, at that time I didn't even know there were different stitch lengths. So when the quilt moves I can tell that it's putting SOOOO much stress on the seams. The stippling although a pain is a good choice. I'll just be happy when this particular quilt is done and out of my home. It's bittersweet, but I know it will be going to an excellent home.

It's funny; Mike was looking at the log cabin and mentioned that he didn't realize that when I put that quilt away that it was so far along. Not only was the top done but originally I even had backing with it that got used elsewhere when I proclaimed that it would be a "cold day in hell" before it ever got finished. The binding strips were sewn together and ironed in half as well but I've since used that binding on other quilts, years ago already.

I think I got through about 6 of the 36 blocks before I gave up for the night.

COMMENTS:
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by CountryQuilter
I just don't see how you do all of this. I hope she realizes how much time and energy that you have put into these. And I also have a few of my first quilts that don't look so hot in the seams.
Kristie


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by lori
Can't wait to see it but I understand what you mean about your shoulders , I could use a message about now ,Where do you find the time with working all day .



Dawn Anna



The other day when I was flipping channels I noticed that the movie Dawn Anna was going to be on Lifetime. I had wanted to see that movie years back when it first came out but didn't get around to it. All I knew was that it was about a single mom who had 4 kids and underwent brain surgery. I did not realize that the woman this story is based on went through all of this BEFORE losing her daughter in the Columbine Massacre. WOW. I think I bawled through the entire last hour which is when I finally picked up on cues of where this movie was headed. Sure enough I looked in the extended description of the movie and it had all of that in it. I'm wondering if they left the Columbine connection out of all their ads so that aspect wouldn't be so in your face.

By Lifetime Network Standards it was a really good movie. One of the best I've seen on that channel. I'd recommend it, but only if you're in need of a good cry.


COMMENTS:
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by CountryQuilter
I've not seen this movie, but it sounds like a good one. I have to watch stuff like that when I am alone, because Richard teases me when I cry...
Kristie

A Fantastic Snail Mail Day!!




Tonight I went to get the mail and in it I found not ONE but TWO surprises. I was so unbelievably shocked! I received such a pretty post card from Kristie, I feel honored that I was her first post card!

Here, I thought when she told us about it that she was sending it to her mom! I LOVE the Crazy Quilt on the front with the decorative stitches. Maybe I should steal this idea for my Christmas cards!! Or, maybe I should scrap the Christmas card idea all together and pick a different holiday where people wouldn't expect cards. Turkey Day? I mean it IS after all my favorite Holiday.

I used to send Christmas cards every year…loads and loads of them. I don't know what it is, but when the cost of postage is higher than the cost of your Christmas card, I see it as a problem. Maybe I'm just used to being able to buy inexpensive Christmas Cards. We have a Lang outlet here. You can buy their nice, thick, matte finish, boxed Christmas cards year round for a spectacular deal. I don't remember just how much they are, but I want to say it's something like 2 boxes for either $10 or $12 dollars. I usually stock up on open stock cards too because they run sales that are usually 4 or 5 cards for $1. They're such nice cards. Funny Hallmark they're not, but they're quality, pretty cards. Yet, I have a stock pile of them and hardly ever put a card in the mail. Yet, on the other hand I find Fabric Post Cards well worth the postage because they're so cool and typically so unexpected. As my cousin Tracey said upon receiving one of my Watermelon post cards, "Most people just pick up the phone when they're thinking of someone; you go all Martha Stewart and create a fabric post card that probably took a few hours to make." Ok, she's way off on the "few hours" remark BUT she's not off on the fact that I'd rather chat with someone in person instead of on the phone.

The second surprise was from my friend Michelle. She had sent me an email the other day about a package and that I had to pull the tab, not open it with a knife. I get the box and notice it's heavy and think, "What did she send?" What do I do? Not go for the tab but just start ripping into the box. At least I didn't use a knife so all was safe but I thought of her warning the minute I was ripping cardboard chunks off of the box. Giggle. On the inside of the box I could see brightly colored fabric just dying to come out. She made me two things. One was a quilted garbage bag that hangs from my glove compartment. VERY CLEVER!

I emailed her pictures…which I WILL NOT show here but my mom and Michelle can both attest to…my car usually looks like a bomb went off. There are always empty water bottles or soda cups. There's always a fast food bag or two from when I eat on the go, or power bar wrappers when I don't have time to stop for dinner. So if anyone ever needed a garbage bag for their car it's me. This reminds me of a story…

My Grandpa used to re-upholster furniture so he would make other things out of the remnants. Garbage bags for cars were one of those items. My Grandpa and my Dad were filling up my Grandpa's truck once and Grandpa asked my Dad if he'd throw out the garbage. My Dad not knowing…threw out the garbage AND the bag because to him it didn't look like much. Of course my Grandpa had to tell my mom what he'd done as well as everyone else in the whole family. So, when I read Michelle's note about making sure not to throw out the garbage bag, I just about died laughing!!

She also made me a garbage bag for next to my sewing machine. The top has sand in it so it holds it onto the table AND doubles as a pin cushion. It's awesome! Since I got my new table I lost some of my space to the right of my machine so this is PERFECT!

Such an exciting day at the mail box!! I feel So LOVED!!

COMMENTS:
Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by luv2quilt
You are loved, Jen! Who could NOT love you? You are full of energy and spunk, and you are so good to people. I do wish though, that you would bottle up some of your energy and send some my way. I'd even pay postage!!!!

I love your fabric postcard. How ironic it has the same design as your litter bag!

Cindy, Uh, I mean, Peony, you did a fantastic job bringing up that little girl of yours! You should be proud!

Michelle


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by CountryQuilter
I'm so glad that you got it. I was hoping that it wouldn't fall apart before you got it. Since it was the first one that I had made, I wasn't sure. I love your gifts from Michelle, they are so cute. I could use the trash bag, with 2 kids, my car can get messy.
Kristie


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by 51050
What neat ideas - very cute too! I can see that it was a wonderful day for you. Rhoda


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by lori
Wow what a great surprise I've been wanting to make a thread catcher for ages but never got around to it .Thanks for sharing its gets us all motivated


Tuesday, July 31, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by jillquilts
Awesome! Those are just awesome! I am jealous! I just got a pattern to make myself a sewing garbage bag, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. What great colors!

Jen - I was wondering when we could expect posts from you again! Glad you survived the massive quilting weekend!


Wednesday, August 1, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by cowgirl4ever
know the feeling on that one.. I just cleaned out my car last weekend and there are already water bottles all over the passenger side floor. You know what else ends up there? Junk mail.. because I usually pick up mail on my way out the door to work.

Heather



Sunday, July 29, 2007

Zach's Yellow Brick Road




The Green, Yellow Brick Road is complete. The tacks are out, the binding has been sewn on. It just needs another once over for threads and tacks.

The Blue, Yellow Brick Road is quilted and the basting tacks have been removed. Tomorrow my mom will put the binding on.

The Pink & Purple, Yellow Brick Road is about 3/4 of the way quilted. I feel like it's taking forever. I might work on it a little longer tonight before going to bed. We'll see. It might be best to start off fresh tomorrow.

The log cabin is starting to scare the shit out of me. MAN, that could take the next week or so to quilt. I'm seriously afraid!! But, I will overcome!!

Mike isn't too fond of our new living room configuration. Giggle. I pushed the couch up about 5 feet so that I could put a card table behind my machine to drape the quilts on as I was quilting. I had been using the back of the couch but I was putting too much tension on my shoulders. Another thing I did was put a foot stool right in front of my machine so that I can put my legs straight out. This forces me to sit up in my chair and not hunch over. It has helped a lot.

While we were outside taking a picture of the green quilt, I took a picture of my Underground Rail Road quilt. I never had taken a nice picture of it so now was the time. I'll have to go back through my blog now and replace the old picture for the new one. But, in the mean time I thought I'd share.

I learned a new trick on webshots this weekend. If you type the name of a quilt in the "search" field it will pull up thousands of quilt pictures. Of course it does help to be specific. For example, "Yellow Brick Road" brings up many pictures of plays mixed in with quilts. Changed to "Yellow Brick Road quilt" and lots of pictures come up. This could be a great tool if you want to make a quilt but can't decide on colors. Something might strike you. I searched out the Underground Rail Road quilt and I was very surprised to find that only 2 other people made the version with all the flying geese in the latice. When I think about how many times I wanted to give that up! Now I'm glad I didn't because mine is unique!!


COMMENTS:
Sunday, July 29, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by luv2quilt
Jen, bring the log cabin quilt down to my house and quilt it on the quilter!


Sunday, July 29, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by SewAndSnip
I don't for a minute think it will take you more than three days to quilt the log cabin. You are already way ahead of schedule. I'll finish up the binding on the other ones and you just keep on quilting. Just remember, YOU CAN DO IT.
Mom


Sunday, July 29, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by CountryQuilter
I love all of your quilts, but as you know the "Underground Railroad" quilt is my favorite. You did such a great job on you stippling. I was wondering how Mike was dealing with this quilting marathon. He must be like Richard, very patient. Again, your quilts are very beautiful...
Kristie


Sunday, July 29, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by Anonymous
You can do it!!! Beautiful quilts....all of them!! Hope I learn to stipple like that one day too!!


Monday, July 30, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by jillquilts
Underground Rail Road - Very neat!! I got some Civil War reproduction fabric with the intention of making a quilt using a pattern that is authentic to the time period. I love the fabric and am waiting for an inspiration! Your quilt is gorgeous!

Way to go on the quilting of the last 2 YBR!!! And you deserved to take the rest of the evening off.


Monday, July 30, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by 51050
They all turned out beautifully, Jen. I especially like the Underground railroad. I love the blues and greens in it. many I have seen were mostly browns and dark colors, and that is depressing to me. I think the flying geese really set it off, too. Rhoda


Monday, July 30, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by MoneikQuilts
The quilts look great Jen! I thought of you yesterday when I put on two bindings. One on the wall hanging and one on the bag. You are so lucky to have your mom helping you. Someday when I have nieces and nephews I want to make them quilts too. I make them for my cousins kids now because they are so darn cute! Good luck getting the log cabin done. I plan to start my bro's queen/king this week some time.


Monday, July 30, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by Vesuviusmama
Well, I think the green YBR quilt is going to be my favorite - great job! Also, thanks for sharing the Webshots trick. I'm going to try that tonight!


Monday, July 30, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by lori
Cindy when you stipple do you work across or down? I'm going to master this if it kills me LOL .Love your Underground Railroad quilt .






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