Friday, March 27, 2015

15 Quilt Books EVERY Quilter NEEDS

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I LOVE books and there is nothing better to me than a quilt book ! ! So, here is MY opinion of the 15 MUST HAVE Quilt books for ALL Quilter's

I've added a link for each book, MOST may be purchased  new or used and I've seen a few at our local Goodwill book store, so shop around. Don't forget the library too !
I own all the books pictured here, pictures were taken on my sewing room floor. I know the books I'm sharing ! 



This is the FIRST Quilt book I ever purchased ! 
Lap Quilting 
by Georgia Bonesteel 

15 Quilt Books every Quilter Needs


 I was honored to be able to attend an all day workshop given by Jeana Kimball. She opened the door to Applique for me ! Thank you and the book is WONDERFUL

Red and Green An Applique Tradition
by Jeane Kimball


15 Quilt Books every Quilter Needs


Books every Quilter Needs


If you Applique here is the MASTER
Design a Baltimore Album Quilt
By Elle Sienkiewicz

Quilt Books every Quilter Needs

I purchased this years ago for cents and I go back to it time and time again. 
America's Quilts and Coverlets
By Carleton L. Sufford and Robert Bishop

15 Quilt Books every Quilter Needs


Being an Iowa Girl, taking classes from them both, this is an all time GREAT book. Wonderful pictures and the every quilters guide to how to do everything in quilting.
Quilter's Complete Guide
By Marianne Fons and Liz Porter
As you can see mine is so old they have changed the cover !

Quilt Books every Quilter Needs


Nothing but pictures a quilt blocks
5500 Quilt Block Designs
By Maggie Malone


Quilt Books every Quilter Needs

A how to quilt book
Quilting School
By Ann Poe

Quilt Books every Quilter Needs

Just an all time Classic, I love this book
 Scraps, Blocks and Quilts
By Judy Martin
15 Quilt Books every Quilter Needs

The next two opened me up to thinking about borders.....
Never did it much before
Blocks, Borders, Quilts
By Sunny Steinkehler

Quilt Books every Quilter Needs

Borders, the basics and beyond
By Jill Reber

15 Quilt Books every Quilter Needs

Quick fun Quilts and all the how to's
 101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts
By Judy Hopkins and Nancy Martin

15 Quilt Books every Quilter Needs


This is a newer book and looks at patterns and LOTS of quilt ideas.
Shape Workshop for Quilters

15 Quilt Books every Quilter Needs

The pictures in these next two books is worth the purchase ! ! ! Great colors and ideas
quilting those Flirty 30's 
By Cynthia Tomaszewski

15 Quilt Books every Quilter Needs


 Creative Combinations
By Carol Doaks
15 Quilt Books every Quilter Needs

AND Last but NEVER least, 
Make a Quilt Bag

Fabulous Fat Quarter Bags
By Susan Briscoe

Quilt Books every Quilter Needs


What started all this?????
I purchased a new book shelf.....getting them out of piles !

15 Quilt Books every Quilter Needs


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and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns
I make/design all the quilt blocks on this site

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Quilt Pattern Duck's Foot in Mud for YOU !

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"Duck's Foot in Mud" 

Eight inches by Eight inches


quilt pattern tutorial for Duck's Foot in the Mud

Cutting for entire block

Cut 1 Lt. Green – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 1 White – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 1 Green – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 1 White – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 8 Assorted Colors – 1 7/8” x 1 7/8”
Cut 8 White – 1 7/8” x 1 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 2 Lt. Green – 1 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 2 Green – 1 ½” x 1 ½”

Cut 4 White – 2 ½” x 3 ½”

Cut 4 White – 1 ½” x 1 ½”


How to piece Triangles

You asked  and here is ALL SIX Pattern for you ! Including  ''Duck's foot in Mud" pattern for you in PDF form to you in moments. Link to Kindle and Nook too 
HERE

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Breaking the Pattern DOWN
Cutting for the entire block is above
this is just for this unit
Duck's Foot in the Mud quilt pattern tutorial
For the corner
Make 4 of this unit

Make your triangles – How to link

Cut 1 Lt. Green – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 1 White – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 1 Green – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 1 White – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 8 Assorted Colors – 1 7/8” x 1 7/8”
Cut 8 White – 1 7/8” x 1 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 4 White – 1 ½” x 1 ½”

Lay your pieces out and sew together each set as shown,
Sew those units into the block.


Ducks foot in mud quilt pattern tutorial
Cut 2 White – 2 ½” x 3 ½”

Do this 2 times



Ducks foot in mud quilt pattern tutorial
Cut 2 Lt. Green – 1 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 2 Green – 1 ½” x 1 ½”

Cut 4 White – 2 ½” x 3 ½”

Sew rows into block
Duck's Foot in the Mud quilt pattern tutorial


quilt pattern tutorial Duck's Foot in the Mud


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Outline of "From Dream to Reality" eBook

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From Dream to Reality

Outline of “From Dream to Reality”

You have to DREAM IT, WORK IT, STUDY IT and DO IT ! 
and ONLY you can !  Good Luck here's my last post 
how to start making a dream come true.

Quick Study Guide 

A.  Idea or Dream

Take the next few days/weeks to write down your dreams,
write everything down

B.  The Reality of Cash, The Question

Start saving.

All things have money involved, that’s the way life is, you have to pay for what you want and work for it. A budget is a numbers game, an addition and subtraction problem.  Do it truthfully and honestly and your Dream  can become a Reality.

Do NOT quit your day job, you MUST eat, pay bills and have health insurance.
You are ready to ask yourself the question?  
Your question?  Not Mine, Your Question? 
And this takes some people weeks to come up with, and then others have it in moments, let yourself take the time YOU need to ask this question.

C.  Do Your Research

Write everything down, with this information you will be able to see your vision better and you will have it always. In mid 2009 we had a water pipe break in our basement, a complete redo, drywall, carpet, everything. The best thing I found (in plastic tubs) my original notebook, a wealth of information, my original plan, it re-energized me.

Ask yourself basic questions:
What – type of business – type vacation – type of wedding
Where- Business in home, on Main Street, a destination wedding
When – your time line
Money – your budget for each item, employees, training, travel, clothing.
Insurance – Medical- property – liability.
Make the phone calls, do the research, make 100% smart decisions.

D.  Can your idea move forward

Is this a business, product/service or event something that you can make happen?

Is it something that you still want to happen?

I’ve had people do this research and tell me, “I didn’t like doing the research about this, why would I want to do this daily?”  Doing the research did not have you spending your savings to find out you don’t like your idea.This is also known as your “Gut” check moment.

E.  Stop Talking

F.   Support systems – Personal and Equipment base

Set up your goals by weeks, monthly and for the year.  When you set a goal this goal can always be changed.

Find a support system that works for you, a friend, a family member, call the local college, do they have a SCORE chapter.

Purchase only the equipment you need. Check ads, second hand, auctions, call around to office stores. Again, do your research.

G.  Calendar

Do NOT quit your day job, but change the way you do things. Save as much money as you can.

The internet is a great tool and can bring you to people you never thought of. But, also remember people can be terrible and hurtful, so take everything with a smile. I have a blog and website. But, now that you are the one sharing and don’t tell too much.  Always ask before posting things. Our children like to be mentioned on the site, but never with their names or faces. I asked and THEY decided.

Don’t change you, I’ve figured out over the past years, what was wrong, when I was working at the bank? I interviewed as myself and I had to change into what they thought I should be, nothing about it was even close to who I really was, but I had to do it to survive that work place.

Learn to listen to yourself, that first day at the bank if I’d listened and tried not to be the mother and fix everything. I would not have returned the second day. How would have things been different?

Start a Calendar, set some goals. Work at the library on my dream for one hour on Saturday.

H.  Start, Start slowly

I. Ask for Help

If you don’t have the answer, “ASK.”



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Monday, March 23, 2015

A Wall Quilt Done and UP - It's a Big ONE

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I've wanted to do this for a VERY long time. I have drawn it out, measured and re-drawn it. And, it's up and as I've said before I LOVE IT ! 

The Quilt measures 82 inches wide and 92 inches long! 
Machine pieced and machine applique.
Wall Quilt on a Frame

I wanted it to cover the windows behind our bed. It's so sunny and light, this makes it dark, the older I get sleep is needed.... I don't sleep I don't keep up with Husband.

Husband made the frame, 
Wall Quilt on a Frame

we covered it with batting.

Wall Quilt on a Frame

Then staples the quilt on
Wall Quilt on a Frame

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The Before

Wall Quilt on a Frame

 Backed it with a VERY heavy painters drop cloth, cheaper than yardage.
Wall Quilt on a Frame

 Husband hung it with a cleat How to HERE

Putting it all together 
Wall Quilt on a Frame

It's been a few weeks and I still walk in and can't believe it. 
AND, I'm sleeping ! (Happy Dance)

The AFTER

And, "YES" to all, 
"I'm home and it's wonderful !"

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

March Quilt Block of the Month

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MARCH Quilt Pattern of the MONTH
How to make 2 different size triangles for one fabric square  HERE  
From The Quilt Ladies Store 

NOW on KINDLE
NOW on NOOK 

Block Three
Darting Birds

How to piece a quilt block

 Large Block 13 1/2" x 13 1/2"
Make 6 Triangles
3 Squares 5”’ x 5”
Sew as shown

How to piece a quilt block, Darting Birds

Smaller Block 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
Make 6 Triangles
3 Squares 4”’ x 4”

Sew as shown

How to piece a quilt block using triangles




how to make a scrappy triangle quilt book


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and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns
I make/design all the quilt blocks on this site

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