Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mini Quilt Show Saturday

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Welcome to Quilt Show Saturday

Pulled out a box and this is what I found ! Some of my mini's



This quilt is about 6" x 6" outside square.



This one measures 5" x 5"



Along ago Valentine quilt. 6" x 6"

My first paper piecing quilt.

Be Kind to all,
Beth

Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection - See her books, eBooks and quilt pattern series, Little Quilt Ladies - HERE

Friday, April 29, 2011

Purchase Good Fabric Quilt Tips from The Quilt Ladies

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Purchase the best quality 100% cotton you can afford. It is known as quilter’s cotton. I use the standard rule to wash all cotton as I purchase it. Wash, dry, iron with a dry iron, fold and either use or store.


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Thursday, April 28, 2011

My Quilt Ladies Office is ALWAYS Open

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I was asked a question, "How do you do it?"

I like this question,,
My calendar is my best friend, I write everything down, I've done this for years, I leave nothing to memory. I have notebooks full of lists, ideas, measurements, and recently I found one with an entire quilt shop plan from schedules, floor plans and advertising ideas. You know, I STILL hope that happens some day.
  

I make a daily list of what I'm going to do with The Quilt Ladies, writing schedule and sewing room time, each day.  I may not leave the house, but I have some very long days, both on the computer and in the sewing room.  When Husband is working, so am I. But, his 2 days off a week, I'm with him.


This is how my desk looks in my sewing room (I cleaned). I have everything on computer and have all back ups on memory sticks. I design from this computer, with fabric close.


When we travel I always have my laptop, it has many airline miles on it. This is one of my notebooks, I seem to like time with my computer. Just part of being a solo-business.


Here's my work horse computer, it has had a bit of trouble over the past year, but I love the room it's in and still do most of my writing from it. So, as I try to do it all, I make a daily to do list, set goals monthly, check them weekly and move them around if I have too. Read as much as I can about quilts and quilt trends.
Right, now I have a goal of appliqueing 2 pieces to my paisley quilt each day, but if I don't make it, I just try again tomorrow !

Be Kind to All,
Beth
 


Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection - See her books, eBooks and quilt pattern series, Little Quilt Ladies - HERE

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A litte with a lot of Return

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DL #2 picked up these frames for $2.00 and with lettering from the dollar store, paints she had, made wonderful windows. A little time, a little money and loads of creative ideas. Very nice.

Be Kind to All,
Beth

Monday, April 25, 2011

Quilt Ladies 52 Weeks, Week 27

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns
Week 27

I love basket patterns and this one's for me, it's my "May Basket Stamp"  May day is a fond memory I have of childhood, the making of  baskets, knocking on a friends door and trying to run away before they see you.   Here's my ALL grown-up basket.





Finished Block 16” x 16” 

Cutting for 2 Purple Squares
Cut 7 Purple – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 7 White - 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 1 Purple – 6 7/8” x 6 7/8” cut block in half from corner to corner
Cut 6 White – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
Cut 3 White – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” cut block in half from corner to corner









Cutting for 2 Pink Squares
Cut 4 Pink - 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 4 White - 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 6 White – 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
Cut 1 White – 4 7/8” x 4 7/8”  cut block in half from corner to corner
Cut 1 Pink – 6 7/8” x 6 7/8” cut block in half from corner to corner

Cut 8 Green – 1 1/2” x 1 1/2”
Cut 10 Pink – 1 1/2” x 1 1/2”
Cut 2 Green – 1 7/8” x 1 7/8” cut block in half from corner to corner







 basket quilt block












may basket quilt block


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Friday, April 22, 2011

Quilt Show Saturday - Easter hearts

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This is my 650th post and I'm celebrating with a sale
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Welcome to Quilt Show Saturday

Easter hearts, this is one of those quilts that just makes me happy.


The quilt is machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted.




I've been hold this is crazy quilting.



I use this as my trim your sew allowances example, look carefully and you can see them.




And my what hand quilting can do for a quilt !

Happy Easter, be safe, be kind and enjoy your
day in your own way

Beth


Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection - See her books, eBooks and quilt pattern series, Little Quilt Ladies - HERE

simple quilt patterns, patchwork, quilt show

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Quilt Ladies 52 Weeks - Week 26

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 52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns, Week 26

We've made it to the half way point,
and this is a fun pattern. I've added a picture of how this block would look as a quilt. 
I call this, "My Corner"


Finished Quilt Block Size 15” x 15”
Cutting for ONE Corner

Cut 8 Gray           2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 10 White      2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 4 Gray           2 ½” x 6 ½”
Cut 2 White        2 ½” x 6 ½”

Cut 5 Gray           3 7/8’ x 3 7/8”
Cut 5 White        3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Make Triangles





Put 4 blocks together

Add 3" border on the inside and 2" border on outside you will have a 40" x 40" size quilt.
Have FUN ! !

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Only Grandma Noticed

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It could be said that I love my children and Grand's just a bit too much. I pretty much think everything they do is wonderful.
When I arrived at Son #1's to have him drive me to the airport in February, the laundry was on the clothes line.  But, look and see what Grandma noticed.


Could this picture be anymore Sweet !   Baby sleeper and Big boy under's.

Just TOO cute ! !

Be Kind to All, Beth

Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection - See her books and quilt pattern series, Little Quilt Ladies - HERE

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Quilt Show Saturday Wall Quilt

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Welcome to Quilt Show Saturday


This is a simple wall hanging with cut 2 1/2" squares.



The pieces are machine pieced and hand quilted.



Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection - See her books, ebooks and quilt pattern series, Little Quilt Ladies - HERE

Friday, April 15, 2011

Quilt Ladies 52 Weeks of Quilt Pattern Blocks, Week 25

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns,
 Week 25

Friendship Star Quilt Pattern


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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns,  Week 25  Friendship Star Quilt Patter
Friendship Star Quilt Patter




Finished Block Size  6" x 6'

Cut 2 Lt Blue - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Cut 2 Blue - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"
Make Triangles

Cut 5 White - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"









free friendship star pattern how to



Be Kind to All, 
Beth

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Living with Quilts Around My House

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Recently, reading a blog forum about how pictures make your posts better, they talked about lighting, balance and behind scapes of each picture.

 On an average I shot 6-8 pictures of everything I take pictures of.  I figure if I go to all the work to get it out,  I'm going to over do it.
What if I didn't ???
Living with Quilts Around My House
We live with my quilts, we use them, wash them and love them.
So, a few nights ago I walked around the house.
Living with Quilts Around My House

Husband with his fishing trip quilt, no quilt is softer.

Living with Quilts Around My House

Corner of the couch.

Living with Quilts Around My House, Quilts on our bed.


How many quilts to you sleep UNDER at night?  
Us, three Beth quilts and one down !
Quilts Around My House



uilts Around My House

Computer quilt, for wrapping up in as I blog.


Living with Quilts Around My House

And my sewing room wall, as I see it daily.   You will also notice there are no Quilt Ladies Book Quilts out, they are put away and used for shows only !

Enjoy your quilts ! We do !

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Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection - See her books, eBooks and quilt pattern series, Little Quilt Ladies - HERE

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