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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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Quilt Ladies Holiday's of the Week - 4-24 to 4-30

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 I'm celebrating my 650th post with a sale
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National Telephone Day
Hug a Friend Day
National Pretzel Day
Administrative Professional's Day
The fourth Wednesday of April.
Take Our Daughters to Work Day
The fourth Thursday of April.
Arbor Day
Usually the last Friday of April. Celebration dates may vary from state to state.
Zipper Day
Modern zipper invented by Gideon Sindback in 1917.
National Honesty Day
George Washington inaugurated as first US president in 1789.



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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

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Quilt Ladies Holiday's of the Week 4-17 to 4-23

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A blog friend needs our help to get her "Dream" job, Click -  HERE  and vote is for Heidi from "Little People Wealth"  you log on to facebook and then vote ! ! ! 

Daffy Duck's Birthday
He debuted in a Warner Brothers cartoon in 1937.
First Laundromat Opens
In Fort Worth Texas - 1934.
Great San Francisco Earthquake
In 1906.
Passover Begins at Sundown
Paul Revere Day
Paul Revere rides to alert patriots that "The British are coming..." - in 1775.
Kindergarten Day
The first kindergarten was founded by Friedrich Froebel in Germany in 1837.
Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day
Home Run Day
Hank Aaron hits his first home run in 1954.
International Sing Out Day
William Shakespeare's Birthday
Born in 1564.

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You will receive 14 Traditional Patterns – I then took these 14 patterns and turn them into THREE NEW Classic Quilt Patterns.  There are 56 quilt block patterns, with all cutting and piecing instructions, all blocks have a finished size of 8” x 8”

Sample pattern
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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

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