Saturday, January 16, 2010

Method used for the Month of the Month Patterns, Squares and Triangles

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The method used with the patten of the month blocks

How to piece a Square
1. Cut 2 – 2 ½” x 2 ½” squares the same size How to piece a Quilt Square
(finished size of square plus 1/2 inch)
2. Good to good Fabric

3. ¼ inch seam allowance, sew
4. Trim threads
5. Open and Press to the dark
Step by step how to




How to piece a Triangle
1. Cut 2- 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” Squares
(finished size plus 7/8”)
2. Good to good fabric, with a pencil draw a line corner to corner, this is
The line you measure your ¼” seam allowance from
3. Sew from edge to edge use a ¼” seam
4. Cut in half on the pencil line, trim threads
5. Open and press to the dark fabric, There will be 2 blocks How to piece a Quilt Triangle

Step by step how to

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Quilt for Christmas for Son and Daughter-n-law

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The second quilt I did, this one for Son #2 and wife
for the holiday.
I decide that we are nuts with gift giving and had to simplify.
Doing 2 queen size quilts was nuts of me to do, I pieced them,
sent out to have machine quilted and I did the binding,
took pictures and shipped. I'm rethink this plan for next year.


Quilt for Christmas from Son and Daughter-n-lawThe front side - it's a queen size on my king bed.



Quilt for Christmas from Son and Daughter-n-law
Sewing binding on
Quilt for Christmas from Son and Daughter-n-law
I like to hand sew the binding down, just looks nice.

Quilt for Christmas from Son and Daughter-n-law
When they said, "Yellow" for the back I was not sure, but, oh my, I like.
They gave me a picture of a quilt out of a magazine and I just did my thing. The best is hearing that they remember what some of the front pieces of fabric are from, old quilts, baby quilts etc...
Sew Happy,
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Beth


Quilt Blocks Pieced - Peek at Quilt Pattern of the Month

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I've been spending time at the sewing machine and here's just a few of the blocks I've finished. 


This is Quilt Pattern is NOW at The Quilt Ladies Quilt Pattern Shop
Quilt Block of the Month free quilt pattern
Getting to the sewing room every day has been good for me and I have more and more ideas and like everyone else, not enough time.
Sew Happy,
Beth

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Book Twelve of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Tomorrow's for Me

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Book Twelve of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Tomorrow's for Me
Tomorrow's for Me
Book 12 of the Collection All Books in ONE Book  Now on Kindle


She stopped going through the fabric, sat straight up and took a deep breath. She leaned back, closed her eyes and listened to the sound of her own breathing. She was still young, only in her mid-forties, in pretty good shape and so…so… tired of thinking. For the first time she thought of it in plan and simple words, she was tired of being sad. Sitting up with a jerk and saying out loud,

"I have to start living." As the light went off in her mind of what was wrong, there was also the thought of how do I fix it?
"I can't say, but I have to start living, and for me to start living again I have to stop his dying
day after day in my mind. So last night, Robert and I Quilt from Book Twelve of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Tomorrow's for Mespent the evening going through old photos.
I'm going to take one photo each day remember only the wonder of that day. The smells, the time, any thoughts
I had and the happiness, only happiness that he gave me, us."


Triangle Corners, a study in what a difference a quarter of an inch to an inch makes








Quilt from Book Twelve of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Tomorrow's for Me Sew Happy, Beth

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Book Eleven of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, My Home

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Book Eleven of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, My Home
My Home
Book Eleven of the Collection  All Books in ONE book - HERE


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There had been a sign in the yard for as long as she'd lived on the block, "For Sale", but no one seemed to want it. Stopping to take in the house as she did most days, "Why aren't you mine?"
"Why has it been on the market for so long?" Jenny questioned Carol.


"At first the price was too high, the longer it was on the market with the high price, people just stopped looking Quilt from Book Eleven of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, My Homeat it. It's been on the market so long, the price is down, but it now needs repairs, paint, cleaning, a lot of hard work. I think all the systems, heat, water, electric are pretty good."
"I'm going to take Jeffrey on a walk through, you two talk," Helen said.
They talked about money, they talked about down payment, and they talked about writing an offer. But Jenny had decided earlier that morning today would be just looking. She had to take some time and think about everything.

Helen was coming through the door, "It's a beautiful home. Robert could come over and look at the furnace and things for you?"
"That would be great. Can I walk through one more time?" she took Jeffrey with Helen.
Heading up the stairs she said, "Welcome home Jeffrey, we're home."

Quilt from Book Eleven of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, My Home
It’s time for color fun with a Purple Fun Quilt


Quilt from Book Eleven of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, My Home







Sew Happy,   Beth

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Book Nine of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Garden Under The Stars

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Garden Under the StarsBook Nine of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Garden Under The Stars
Book Nine of the Collection All Books in ONE now - HERE   bethanndoing.com

With all the wedding planning going on Mary Alice decides to take steps and purchase the land.

“He’s come down in price three times Mary Alice and now you don’t even seem interested anymore. You said you wanted this property.”

“Samuel… maybe if Mr. Hinds finds it in himself to talk with me about the price, maybe then, I would think more serious about it. But until then, I am in no hurry. Truthfully, each time he talks
 with you and not me, the price will need to just keep coming down,” Mary Alice raised her eyebrows at her husband. "

"I'd like to build a small tree house in the maple on the new property," she watched his face and his expression never changed.
"The girls mentioned it days ago, at first I thought it was crazy, but thinking about it, it may be fun,"
Samuel took her in his arms. He heard her whisper, "Thank you."

The garden is shown off in this quilt of pieced stars and appliqué, My Garden Under the Stars

Book Nine of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Garden Under The Stars


Sew Happy and Keep your quilt lines straight Beth


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Friday, January 8, 2010

The Wedding, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

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The Wedding
Book Eight of the Collection NOW all the Quilt Ladies Books in ONE Book - HERE   bethanndoing.com


The Wedding, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection by Beth Ann StrubLove is in the air, so is organizing, shopping and quilting. What The "Ladies" do best.

“One afternoon, before your mother passed. She had me do something,” reaching for her bag.
“This is it,” Teresa laid a small wrapped package in front of her.
Emily’s eyes moved to the package, “Oh,” and a large sigh came from her."
"As Emily read it to herself and then out loud, she could not believe that her mother was thinking of her.
“I have something too,” Sarah moved toQuilt from The Wedding, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection the counter and turned holding a brown paper package."

Helen took her by the hand and walked her through the barn, “I have the children finishing up the tables
, just a bit more and we’ll be finished here. Have to say it’s been so much fun.” Helen giggled and squeezed Emily around the waist. Before Emily could react Helen was off, “You go get cleaned up, Jenny will be out soon with lunch for everyone.” Emily took a deep breath and just enjoyed the moment, Teresa took her hand and guided her to the house, it was bath and hair time.

It was about noon when the children returned to the house, Quilt from The Wedding, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection“Lunch is served.” The door slammed and feet came up the stairs.
“Jonathan just left. He looked better as time went on, but the mans scared to death,” Jenny laughed.






A wedding is always time for that special quilt this one is it. A Wedding Quilt, 12 pieced and appliqued, done as The "Ladies" say, " Quilt by committee." 








Quilt pattern block from The Wedding, Book Eight of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

Sew Happy,
Beth





Soft Color Cover - Color Quilts 5.5" X 8.5" Books average 30-45 pages, complete color quilt patterns/instructions for the quilt or quilts featured in the book. Story is Fiction but the quilts are very real.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Quilt Delivered and on Their Bed

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I'm showing the next couple of weeks Christmas gifts that I did for my son's and daughter-n-laws. I've shown bits and pieces before, they are now finished and delivered.

Quilt Delivered and on Their Bed, quilt back
The back of Son #1. I love the red. I called from the store and asked color for the backing. I was leaning to blue or green. I loved hearing red.


Quilt Delivered and on Their Bed
The quilt front, after long arm quilting, by an area shop.

Quilt Delivered and on Their Bed
Binding done, ready for wrapping and shipping.

Quilt Delivered and on Their Bed

A new home ! ! Perfect.
The pattern is from "101 Falulous Rotary-Cut Quilts" by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin

Sew Happy,
Beth
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Book Seven of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Love at Any Age

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Book Seven of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Love at Any AgeLove at Any Age
Book Seven of
The Quilt Ladies Collection  All The Quilt Ladies Books in ONE book - HERE they are NOW ! 


Young love and one of The "Ladies" is in love. Continuing on at the farm, the girls come to visit too.

Matthew was at the counter, he turned carrying a tray of food, one glance and he said, “It’s about time.”
“Yeah, we have been wanting for this since you moved here
Quilt from Book Seven of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Love at Any AgeJonathan. What took you so long?”
Harry patted Jonathan on the back, “Just remember, she was our girl first, and that does give us seniority.”

"Sarah was the first one to see them all. As she moved up the stairs, “I hope you all look as good as me tonight, or those men down in the kitchen are going to dance only with me. They are all looking rather handsome too.”A gasp, “Oh, my.”
She saw the girls, first Kimberly walked to her. Sarah kissed her very lightly on the cheek. Kimberly moved to the side so she could see Hannah.

Another gasp, Hannah nodded and moved to the side, and there stood Molly and Emily “
Oh, my,” and a long silence.
Quilt from Book Seven of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Love at Any Age“You do look better than the men downstairs. You all look like queens. Wait, wait let me get down stairs and watch as you all come down. Just a minute, just a minute,” Sarah said as she moved down the stairs."

Two quilt patterns are features a gift as made by the girls, Churn-Dash Baby Quilt and a different look in Log Cabin PinWheel



Sew Happy, Beth


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Quilt from Book Seven of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Love at Any Age




Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Book Six of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Summer at The Farm

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Summer at the Farm
Book Six of the Collection  ALL The Quilt Ladies Book NOW in ONE BOOK ! HERE   bethanndoing.com

The farm is where the children spend the summer and this summer The "Ladies" do too.
“You haven’t answered my question Emily.”
“Yes, I bought…bought them hats and horses,” she said turning to take Anna from Molly. “Hat’s and horses? Or hats with horses on them?” Teresa was now following Emily up the porch stairs.
“Horses and new cowboy hats,” there she had said it. Molly was standing on the bottom stair smiling ear to ear, watching her mother.

This was going to be good.Emily handed Anna to Sarah. Sarah too was listening to every word. She always thought that in another life these two women had been sisters.
Quilt from Book Six of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Summer at The Farm

“Horses, four legged animals that need food and a place to live?” Teresa stated.
“Saddles and shoes?” “Doctor bills?” “Horses, You bought them horses?” “My boys have horses?”

Teresa said, “Did you see that boy? Someone better get me a big stick.”
All laughed, “A big stick, you are going to need the whole tree trunk. Or maybe a bucket of water.’ “And Teresa, Molly has the bug too,” Helen said very seriously.
“The bug? She has the bug, the bite and the itch is getting hard not to scratch,” Emily laughed.
“Did you see him watching her?” Jenny added.
Quilt from Book Six of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Summer at The Farm

“I was having a hard time swallowing. My blood presser was rising,” they all talked at once.

In summer you need a little color, and color is what this quilt is all about, Star Lap Quilt

Sew Happy,
Beth


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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Book Five of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, The Kitchen

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Book Five of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, The KitchenThe Kitchen
Book Five of the Collection  NOW All The Quilt Ladies Books are in ONE BOOK - HERE


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The story continues as the business finds a new home and a blow of hate brings all together.

"Teresa woke and could hear voices. For a moment she thought she should get up and go down stairs, but that thought passed as she tried to roll over in bed. She was going nowhere. Her mind walked through the past few hours and tried to wish what had happened away. But the pain in her face and the burning of her arm were real. She heard footsteps and was very pleased to see Molly. Molly had her arms wrapped around herself and looked so young."

Teresa had found the right recipes. William was not surprised
the cakes sold so fast, they almost sold themselves. He just had to get the store owner to taste them. One taste and they were hooked.Working side by side had been the right decision. Teresa hoped to repay the loan in just over a year. William was even right about the name “The Kitchen”. It was what everyone called it and it seemed to fit.

A First 4-Patch is the quilt awaiting you.
Soft Color Cover - Color Quilts 5.5" X 8.5" Books average 30-45 pages, complete color quilt patterns/instructions for the quilt or quilts featured in the book. Story is Fiction but the quilts are very real.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Book Four of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection -Read all about It

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ChangesBook Four of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Changes by Beth Ann Strub
Book Four of
The Quilt Ladies Collection


As Teresa's life changes, so does her families. A business is born and with it so much more. Continue along with The "Ladies"
"William was the first to see Molly. He rose and Molly kissed him on the cheek. He stood there and could not say anything. Who was this beautiful young lady?

Emily whispered to him, “It’s time to sit down William.” Molly stepped over her brothers as they both sat looking up at her, their mouths open. Teresa didn't looked up, she was moving over to make space for the new arrivals. In one motion, Molly kissed her mother on her cheek and took Anna into her arms. As she was turning to set down Teresa looked up."
“I will not be putting you out of a job will I?” Jonathan asked Mary Alice. “No, no, our help is a gift to Teresa. Helen helps in the morning, and I help in the afternoons. You will be making a lot of people very happy,” Mary Alice answered. “I am ready to be fired,” Mary Alice said with a smile.
Book Four of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, Changes by Beth Ann StrubUsing a family heirloom candy dish a quilt is designed, in this quilt named, Grandma's Candy Dish



Sew Happy,
Beth







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