Karen on February 5th, 2009

Don’t you all just feel like you have too many ideas for quilts and not enough time in the world to make them all!  I am trying so hard to not start another project until I get a couple of these quilted and it is sooooooo hard to do!!  I have been going back and forth quilting on two quilts and working on Dear Jane squares.  I am almost done with the quilt on the big frame and the other quilt in the small hoop is about half way done.  I have been thinking of what to make next and I really think it has to be the Baltimore Album Christmas Quilt.  I actually do not have a Christmas quilt and I have been quilting for over 20 years.  I really do not know why I have not made one, I have Christmas wall hangings but no actual  quilt size quilt.  The pattern that I have has a  finished size of 75 x 75 which of course with another border or two could grow in size a little if I want or I could leave it at that size to toss on the couch or to fold and lay over the ottoman.  I guess the next step is to look through my scraps and start to see if I have enough dark reds and greens for the applique.  I might have to order some dark red for the sashing though as I don’t think I have enough for that.

dragon mug This is my little dragon coffee cup – tea cup, whatever, it is small and has the cutest dragon sitting in it.  I bought this mug in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at a really neat little pottery shop.  The town is nestled in the hillsides of the mountains (small mountains by Rocky Mountain standards) of northern dragon mugArkansas.  The area is beautiful and you can spend a whole day wandering though the tourist village looking at shops and sites.

Yesterday’s question was:  A product that can help keep loose dyes from settling on fabrics in the wash is:  the answer is Synthrapol.  The other multiple choice answers were Orvus Paste and Retayne.

Next QuestionA grapefruit spoon can be helpful prior to which of the following quilting techniques?

A - machine applique

B- machine quilting

C- hand applique

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Karen on February 5th, 2009

Barb over at Bejeweled Quilts is giving away what she terms an ugly quilt.  Actually it is kinda of cute I think, but you know how it is when you get it in your head that you have an ugly quilt and you never like it — I have several like that and they are folded and put away for a extra quilt when the weather gets cold.  Anyhow if you run on over to her site you will see it – leave her a comment and you will get in on the drawing.

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