Friday, May 27, 2011

Cutting off Points - Quilt Tips from The Quilt Ladies

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When sewing a quilt block row together there is nothing worse than opening it up and seeing that you chopped off the points of your triangles, make sure to pin your rows and sew on the side that you can see the most points, if you need to fudge your 1/4” seam allowance, now is the time to do it, and when I say fudge I mean by 1/32 or 1/16, just a bit !

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Quilt Ladies 52 Weeks - Week 31

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns
Week 31
"Path and Stiles" is the name of this weeks pattern. It's a traditional pattern, I used a very busy background fabric and the pattern is a bit lost. Looking at is now, I would have used one of the soft backgrounds.
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Finished Quilt Block Size 9” x 9”

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

Cut 5 Green        2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 4 White        2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 8 White        2 ½” x 3 ½”
Cut 4 Blue            2 ½” x 3 ½”


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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Quilt Ladies Holiday's for 5-22 to 5-28

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Penny Day
Victoria Day
Celebrated in Canada

First Morse Code Message Sent
Sent from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1844.

National Tap Dance Day


Golden Gate Bridge Opens
In 1937.
Masking Tape Patented
In 1930.
From Book 7 of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
Printed Book - HERE  
eBook - HERE
Complete Printed all 12 Books of The Quilt Ladies - HERE


“Yes, the ladies are heading to the house. They need a little work before the dance.”
“Yeah come, we plan on taking our time,” Harry said. “We are taking the long way back.”
When the girls arrived at the house, they found each bed covered with packages. Each wrapped in white shiny paper and large bows of every color.
“Miss Emily! What have you done!” the girls where squealing with delight.
“Do you really think I would let you get out of here without having some fun? Open, Open.”
They opened, they gasped and giggled as the contents of each was revealed.
New everything, dresses, under things, matching socks, combs and brushes, bottles of perfume, small beaded purses, compacts, lipstick, soaps, bubble baths, face creams, shampoo, hair ribbons and even matching evening shoes for the dance. It was like Christmas. Wrapping paper and tissue paper everywhere.
As everything was just about opened, Emily looked at Molly, she had tears running down her face. Holding her new dress.
“This is so beautiful,” she held the dress to her face.
“Don’t cry,” Kimberly said.
“I have never had anything like this.”
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
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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Quilt Show Saturday From the Box

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Welcome to Quilt Show Saturday



I was looking for a very old quilt that was in the things from Husband's grandmother.



And I didn't find what I was looking for, I'm sure I will, but did find this.



I did this long ago, I had won the little quilt fabric squares at a quilt guild meeting.



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, May 20, 2011

Seam Allowance Quilting Tips from The Quilt Ladies

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Use a ¼” seam allowance, this will make your blocks uniform from block to block.

You will need to get to know your machine. Place a ruler under the presser foot, move the needle to the ruler and check your seam allowance. If your presser foot does not have a ¼” mark, place a small piece of masking tape on the plate of your machine to use as your ¼” seam guide.



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Quilt Ladies 52 Weeks - Week 30

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns
Week 30

This weeks block is called "Baton Rouge Square" In piecing it I used 2 different background colors giving the block a different dimension.


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Finished Quilt Block Size 10” x 10”

Cut 4 Purple       2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Cut 4 White        2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 8 White        2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 4 Gray           2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 5 Red             2 ½” x 2 ½”


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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quilt Stash - Quilting Tips from The Quilt Ladies

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All the fabrics that are purchased and not used, is your stash. I’ve been using my stash more this past year. I purchased these fabrics because I liked them and I still love them today.  I keep all large scrap pieces from quilts I’ve made in the past, say 10” x 10” and larger. I keep nothing smaller, I don’t have the storage space needed


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Monday, May 16, 2011

Church Pew

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 When I photograph things I always seem to place them on the table and behind our table is this !


This is a purchase from about 7 years ago, from an area antique shop. It was just over a hundred dollars and was delivered free. It matches our table, PERFECT.




I had wanted one of these for years and couldn't find one that matched or was as long as I wanted.
The table has 3 leaves that can be added. I like everyone to sit at the same table and with the pew I don't have to worry about having enough chairs.

So, that's my Church Pew !
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

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Quilt Ladies Holiday's of the Week 5-15 to 5-21

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L.F. Baum's Birthday
Author of The Wizard of Oz - born in 1856.
National Chocolate Chip Day


First US Nickel Minted
In 1866, called the 'Shield Nickel'.


Visit Your Relatives Day

Circus Day
The Ringling Brother's Circus opened in 1884.

First Photo Sent From Space
In 1990 the Hubble space telescope sends 1st photograph's from space.

American Red Cross Founded
Founded by Clara Barton in 1881.
Armed Forces Day


From Book One of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection   Printed Book - HERE  eBook - HERE    Complete Printed Set of The Quilt Ladies Book - HERE
In less than two weeks, all their worldly goods were packed. Their girls had worked hard and were so happy. Mary Alice tried to see things through their eyes. Hannah was 10 years old, the caregiver, and her sister, eight year old Kimberly, a firecracker and so very loveable.
The sight of seeing their entire lives packed up and loaded overwhelmed Mary Alice. It was the first time in her life she understood the concept of, a heavy heart. As they started down the street, she felt a pain in her chest, the type of pain you have when you know your heart is breaking inside. She placed a hand on her chest and rubbed. Closing her eyes and talking herself out of screaming, she kept repeating over and over her silent prayer, “One foot in front of the other.”

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
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Quilt Ladies and Bloggers Quilt Festival

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Amy's Creative Side | Bloggers' Quilt Festival


It's that time of the year again, stop over at Amy's Creative Side (click logo)  and see all the wonderful quilts. The Quilt Ladies are a sponsor this year, so make sure to sign up for that too.  I'm doing a bit larger Quilt Show Saturday this week !


The Quilt Ladies Book Collection is a story that follows five friends through The Quilt Ladies 12 books and ebooks.   Each book continues the story and has the pattern/instructions for the quilt the Ladies are making in that book.

I wrote the stories first, designed the quilts and made them all.


Book One "Mary Alice and Emily Brown"



When the books went off to the book designer a few years ago, the quilt design ready for print.


This is "Square Star"  done in a manageable size to take with me.



Being self-published and a solo-business has opened up a whole new way for a quilt book to be presented. You purchase the books and have the patterns all at the same time. No waiting for the pattern release, months or years later.


Book Seven - "Love at Any Age"

Read more about  The Quilt Ladies Book - HERE


Beth is the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection, See her books, eBooks and quilt pattern series, Little Quilt Ladies - HERE       Printed Book Sale - HERE
Quilt Show Saturday is a weekly event, if you'd like to be included, just email and I'll add a link, anything made with your hands can be included.  Beth's email
The Quilt Ladies HOME page - HERE

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Applique Plan for Paisley

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 I draw out a plan when I do an applique, this is the 3rd or 4th draft.



I use the cut pieces on the quilt and play with the design.




This blue is PURPLE and I just can't get it to photo right???

Already for the vines, here I go !
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
quilt patterns, patchwork, applique

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Different Kind of Site

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Dianalynn Varin has a wonderful idea for a new site and I want to share her with all of you. She is open, warm and did a wonderful interview.



My name is Dianalynn Varin and the name of my business is Crafted Elegance.  
What type of business do you have?
Crafted Elegance is place where disabled individuals sign on to sell their high quality, homemade, juried crafts.  Crafted Elegance takes care of the business end of selling their crafts.  This allows the crafter to focus solely on creating their crafts and their crafts stay in their possession until they are notified someone has bought their products.  Then they ship out the purchase directly to the customer. 
Currently we sell glycerin decorative soaps, quilts, pillows, women’s collars; baby’s learning books made from cloth and macramé plant hangers.
As more disabled crafters sign on to sell their products, we will have more of a variety to choose from.  - See some of the Products - HERE
How did the creation of Crafted Elegance Come to Be?
I created Crafted Elegance out of my own frustration of not finding an employer willing to hire me to work from home.  I was diagnosed with CIDP in 2006 and the nature of the illness prevents me from working outside the home.  However, I can work from home because I can better accommodate my needs and it allows me the flexibility to work around my illness and on-going treatments. 
I do have a business degree and background.  I also went through a program at my local college to learn medical coding and took the national CPC exam through AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) and became certified, however, I still have been unable to find an employer willing to allow me to work from home. 
Knowing that I am not the only person who faces the hardship of being disabled and in need of employment, I thought I would be able to help others as well and that is why I contract with other disabled individuals.  I have the business background and education and I can use my experience and education in a way that not only helps me, but others as well. 
How long have you been doing what you do and running it as a business?     
I have been making glycerin soap for almost a year now.  I first did a lot of research on different recipes and how to make glycerin soap and went through many batches before I ended up with something I felt was an outstanding product. 
What inspires you about your business?
My inspiration comes from providing an opportunity for disabled folks to make some extra income.  More importantly, by providing this opportunity, I feel it empowers each individual to take back their sense of self-worth.  Creating in and of itself has a very peaceful and healing element to it.  It helps to pass the day and enables one to focus on something other than pain and worry.  I know whenever I look at a piece of soap I have just finished, I feel very proud of the accomplishment I have achieved.  It becomes a tangible piece of my ability which I know others will benefit from.  Whether they choose to use it as a decorative item to add beauty and elegance to their home, or bathe with it to experience the heavenly scents and skin- softening properties. 
 Who plays a major role in keeping you motivated and inspired?
My motivation and inspiration comes, again, from each individual who are able to realize their outstanding abilities.  And as a result, gain back their sense of self-worth and fulfillment into their lives. 


What information would you like the share with us? Future projects? Any needs?
I am working on projects that will be announced soon and currently my only need is to recruit other artists to sell on the website, so we have more of a variety for our customers to choose from. 
 Crafted Elegance Site - HERE    Please ask any questions of Dianalynn HERE by email
Here is a link to You Tube  

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

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tell a Quilt Story - Quilting Tips from The Quilt Ladies

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Every quilt has a story, take a notebook or journal,  a few moments and record your quilts as you make them, photo’s are wonderful, a fabric scrap, why the quilt was made, and always how you felt about the process. I can't tell you the joy is gives me to look through mine.



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Monday, May 9, 2011

Quilt Ladies 52 Weeks - Week 29

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52 Weeks of Quilt Block Patterns
Week 29
This is one of the patterns that I call a calming pattern. When you use crazy fabric in a sampler quilt, (Like I like) your eye needs a rest and this block is perfect for that. The pattern is called "Becky's Nine-Patch".


Finished Quilt Block Size 12” x 12”

Cut 1 White        2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 1 Yellow       2 ½” x 2 ½”
Cut 1 White        2 ½” x 4 ½”


Cut 1 Dk. Red     4 ½” x 6 ½”

Cut 1 White        4 ½” x 4 ½”
Cut 1 Red             4 ½” x 6 ½”

Cut 1 Gray           2 ½” x 8 ½”

Cut 1 Green        4 ½” x 12 ½”


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