Reading 1788 Blogs Daily!


  • quilts
  • Page 1 of 33 ( posts )
December 8, 2016
Here’s a Quick Free Christmas Pattern from Quilter Chic

My dad decided to grow his own Christmas trees. This was fabulous for a couple of years until the trees were bigger than the family room!

I love Christmas trees, and if you do too, you’ll love this free pattern. It is called Gather Around the Christmas Tree and brings all the fun of the holidays with a funky tree and ornaments.

Instructions included for:

  • Hooked rug
  • Appliquéd pillow
  • Needle-punch
Gather Around the Christmas Tree patterns

Gather Around the Christmas Tree ©QuilterChic

You can download the pattern and template to make your own tree! Enjoy this Christmas gift from me!

So dad had to cut ...

read more
Deck the halls with lots of quilts! from Katie's Blog

Decorating for the holidays has always been one of my favorite things to do.  I love combining vintage with new to create a space I love to be around.  And don’t forget the quilts! Quilts can tell a story all their own, especially in decorating. Our home has two distinct areas that I like to create: a kid’s zone & my zone!

In the kid’s zone you will find lots of Santas, bright colors, and novelties. These are the things that make me smile, and they are unapologetically Christmas!

fullsizerender8

Nothing says Christmas like a big Santa panel quilt ...

read more
All Night Long from Cat Patches

When I got up this morning, I was sure I could hear Lionel Richie singing in my kitchen. When I checked in on the seed culture...whoa! Look at those bubbles!


Remember that it had barely risen above the level of the tape when I checked it yesterday morning.


This morning it had doubled in size.


 So with that, the seed culture is ready, and I can start the "barm". The barm is the actual starter for the loaf of Artos bread I'm going to make. I used 7 oz. of the seed culture and mixed it with 16 ...

read more
All Night Long from ... Cat Patches

When I got up this morning, I was sure I could hear Lionel Richie singing in my kitchen. When I checked in on the seed culture...whoa! Look at those bubbles!


Remember that it had barely risen above the level of the tape when I checked it yesterday morning.


This morning it had doubled in size.


 So with that, the seed culture is ready, and I can start the "barm". The barm is the actual starter for the loaf of Artos bread I'm going to make. I used 7 oz. of the seed culture and mixed it with 16 ...

read more
Home for Christmas from Quilt Fabrication

Another quilt to snuggle under this season, as I'll be Home for Christmas.


In trying to come up with a name for this quilt, I tried to consider it's makeup, so bear with me on the logic. The setting is an offset barn raising of half log cabin blocks. Now a barn could be considered a home, to animals at least, and of course, the Christmas birthday we're celebrating supposedly occurred in a barn. Though a barn is usually not constructed like a log cabin, the barn/home in this quilt is composed of half log cabin ...

read more
Another Day Machine Quilting from Quilts....etc.

I don’t have much to show as it is hard to get a photo of the big bunch of quilt on the table in the process of machine quilting-  it is just straight lines so nothing spectacular about it!  I can say I am half way done!!  About 6-8 hours of quilting?  Not really sure […]

read more
December 7, 2016
Ohana Quilts - Edge to Edge Machine Quilting by Natalia Bonner from Piece N Quilt

You may remember, earlier this year when I introduced you to my pattern, Ohana, you can read the whole story behind the quilt here. In brief, the quilt pattern was designed as a family block swap. A quilt that would be made by just me and my extended family. 

Shortly after designing and starting on the quilt my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. At that point I decided to release the pattern in an effort to raise some money to help ease the financial burden that was being placed on my mom. I can't thank you all enough ...

read more
Pin It Weekly #182 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What have you been pinning recently? As always, I've added some quilts (or quilt tops) to my "heart, quilts" board

Freshly Pieced: Wavelength pattern can be paper pieced or use a traditional Kite template.:
You'd think that I'd get all the quilts on Pinterest on that board and be, like, here. They are all right here. But somehow I keep finding more. 
Florette quilt made with all Kona Cottons.:

Sure, there are people who add more quilts to the collective (like me) but those should be easy to keep up with, right? 

IMG_4291-2.jpg (600×594):

I should never say those kinds of things: they get me thinking! Now I wonder how many quilt pins are added to Pinterest each day. I ...

read more
Sunny and Cold from Cat Patches

The sun is dazzling this morning, and the temperatures are turning colder. We're expecting more snow and ice beginning late tonight and into tomorrow morning. For now, it's very pretty outside.


Look far off into the distance and you can see Mt. St. Helens. We haven't been able to see it for a couple of weeks, at least.

The roads were clear, even though there was plenty of snow on the ground, and so I was able to get off the hill for lunch with Matthew. Here's how the driveway looked as I drove off.


Lunch ...

read more
Sunny and Cold from ... Cat Patches

The sun is dazzling this morning, and the temperatures are turning colder. We're expecting more snow and ice beginning late tonight and into tomorrow morning. For now, it's very pretty outside.


Look far off into the distance and you can see Mt. St. Helens. We haven't been able to see it for a couple of weeks, at least.

The roads were clear, even though there was plenty of snow on the ground, and so I was able to get off the hill for lunch with Matthew. Here's how the driveway looked as I drove off.


Lunch ...

read more
✖-Quilt from Ritacor

esta é a mais recente manta ritacor. o ponto de partida foram os tecidos: 11 padrões, em tons de preto e branco, da coleção True Love da Libs Elliott para a Andover Fabrics. Para quem não conhece, a Libs é uma das minhas modern quilters favoritas, vejam o site, explorem o trabalho dela e facilmente … More ✖-Quilt

read more
Fall is over:( from Better than I deserve!

 I was loving the long fall with warm days and long walks then the wet,cold, snow and wind came.
I went into hibernation!!!
 Last month's full moon was so pretty!
 When Greg was busy or hunting I walked through the calves checking for sick or stuck or any number of things. I only found one calf with it's head stuck in the fence but he got out just as I called Jared. I guess I panicked he wasn't really stuck just thought the grass on the other side was greener!

 They like to follow and sometimes ...

read more
Houston Quilt Festival Part 3 from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Hi ya! Well, these are the next group of photos from my trip to Houston. I thought this would be the last one, but I still have over 500 photos to go! Good gracious! I told you it took me hours and hours to photograph all them. What an incredible show.

Enjoy!















































































































































Hugs and see ya next Wednesday!
Michelle and the Bunnies

read more
That time of year from Tim Quilts

I have been very busy with Holiday creating.
I have been making tote bags to sell in my Etsy store here….  https://www.etsy.com/shop/timquilts

I can’t make them fast enough…they take a few days each but I still have several quilts for sale and am making more bags to add.

dscn1557 dscn1558 dscn1559 dscn1560 dscn1561 dscn1567 dscn1568 dscn1569 dscn1570 dscn1573 dscn1574

here is a video of progress on one

 

working on bags during the day and hand quilting at night….and having a great time….but time sure goes by fast!!

Happy Holidays!
Tim & Teddy

dscn1385

 

 


read more
December 6, 2016
How Fierce is Your Bulldog? from Quilting Solutions

All kinds of people make quilts.  Some are more motivated than others about different parts of the process.  The vast majority of us make quilts for pleasure and the amount of time and care spent meets individual needs and goals.  What about quilting gives you pleasure?

I know a person who decided she didn't want to spend time being really careful.  She said, "I am not going to worry about points anymore."  So she doesn't worry about the tip of a point that gets a little clipped.  Her quilts are beautiful.  She makes quilts to be used and ...

read more
This week I’ve………. from Romany Quilting

One of my Sew Wot buddies quietly mentioned that I had hadn’t “rolled the dice” to see which UFO I would be working on this week.  No, I had to admit, I hadn’t.  So just what had I been doing all week, I wondered?  A 60s Up Christmas meeting on Monday morning, followed by joining in my quilt club stitching day in the afternoon.  There was a medical appointment on Tuesday morning in Palmerston North, followed by meeting friends for lunch,  followed by a visit to see the Dinosaur Exhibition at the museum.  Wednesday was just as busy ...

read more
new and old WIPs from Crazy Mom Quilts

Well, I broke down and started a new quilt this week. I've been wanting to make this quilt for months. Lots of cutting, sewing and trimming happening over here....but, it's going to be worth it! I am already loving it.

This is so far out of my color comfort zone, but it's a nice change of pace. A lot of my friends (who gave me their scraps) like black and white and blue, apparently. I had plenty of gray and white. :)
When it's all said and done, there will be 585 HSTs in the quilt ...

read more
Baking on a Snowy Day from ... Cat Patches

Snow fell in great fat flakes for most of the day yesterday. Because of that, it was a little too wet for spending much time outside. A few times, I ventured out just a few feet to take some pictures. You can see the snow falling in most of these.


By day's end, we had about 4 inches of accumulation.




Smitty is very suspicious of the snow. He really wanted to go outside, but he wasn't happy about that cold white stuff.


He stayed right next to the house.


The catio collected snow on the fencing.


Here's ...

read more
Baking on a Snowy Day from Cat Patches

Snow fell in great fat flakes for most of the day yesterday. Because of that, it was a little too wet for spending much time outside. A few times, I ventured out just a few feet to take some pictures. You can see the snow falling in most of these.


By day's end, we had about 4 inches of accumulation.




Smitty is very suspicious of the snow. He really wanted to go outside, but he wasn't happy about that cold white stuff.


He stayed right next to the house.


The catio collected snow on the fencing.


Here's ...

read more
Guild fun! from Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting

Last night was the Holiday party with my little quilt guild, Wego Quiltin'.  The Holiday party is always fun, but, this one was extra fun.

For the last year, this quilt guild has been making quilts for an organization that houses boys, ages 13-17.  The boys usually only stay for 18-24 months.  They work with DCFS to find relatives to take these boys, or to find them foster homes, if that doesn't work. 

Last January, the guild decided to help these boys by making quilts for all 8 of the boys.  8 different members signed up for a month ...

read more
  • quilts
  • Page 1 of 33 ( 657 posts )