Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The First Quilt I made and the first quilt I received

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These are the two quilt which started my quilting journey.

One received on the right and my first quilt on left. All washed and ready for cooler weather...
and in Florida.....it will be a bit, thank goodness ! 
I have pool plans again today ! (Just saying)

The First Quilt I made


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and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns

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I make/design all quilt block patterns on this site

Monday, October 28, 2013

Fried Apples Recipe - A Tradition Here !

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I'm needing some comfort food, 
this is one of my favorites

Grandma’s Fried Apples

Cut and core 4-5 of the firmest apples you can find. 
These are red delicious.
In the pan add 2 big Tablespoons of butter or margarine, 
let it melt a bit add apples

 1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tablespoon Cinnamon
1 Teaspoon ground nutmeg.

I measure nothing in this recipe, just add !

fried apple recipe

Cook at medium heat until apples are tender. Stir

how to make fried apples
Serve as they are as a side, over cake or ice cream.
I use it as a side, I am HOME

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and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns



I make/design all quilt block patterns on this site

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

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Had a VERY sweet email:  
"I'm all confused? Quilt Ladies books,  Little Quilt Ladies? Help ME "
Here I go ! 
"The Quilt Ladies Book Collection" is the stories of Mary Alice, Emily, Helen, Teresa and Jenny. Each book has a story and the quilt pattern they (the Ladies) are making in that book.  The story continues book to book, but each title tells what the books about.

"Little Quilt Ladies" are patterns, no stories. Just Quilt or Applique Patterns.

NOW, I think this may help! 

Print books 
"The Quilt Ladies Book Collection" HERE
Links to KINDLE and NOOK too !

The Quilt Ladies Store HERE


I am the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection

and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns

Friday, October 25, 2013

Quilt Block Weekly - Quilt Block 5

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I'm breaking quilt blocks down. Some look hard, but give them a chance, you can do it.  
All different sizes and here I go !

Mother's Fancy Star Quilt Pattern

this is what I call this block, it has LOTS of names
14" x 14"
tutorial for star quilt block




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

Cut 12 White – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 20 Green – 1 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 16 White – 1 ½” x 1 ½”

Cut 4 Green – 1 ½” x 8 ½”

Cut 8 White – 1 ½” x 8 ½”
You Asked and here is Block 5 Mother's Fancy Star just for YOU
Complete Cutting in Piecing instructions to you in PDF form, in MOMENTS to you ! 
JUST .99 Cents
Buy Now
Only here at THIS PRICE ! 


 Breaking the Piecing down




Cut 4 White – 4 ½” x 2 ½”

Cut 8 Green – 2 ½” x 2 ½”

Sew as shown – 4 times


Cut 1 White – 4 ½” x 4 ½”
Cut 4 White – 2 ½” x 2 ½”
Sew rows together as shown


Center Star

Cut 2 Green – 1 ½” x 8 ½”
Cut 4 White – 1 ½” x 8 ½”

Sew as shown and add to the star sides


Block Center

 9- patch corners
Cut 20 Green – 1 ½” x 1 ½”
Cut 16 White – 1 ½” x 1 ½”
(I changed my color to red, see block)

Sew together as shown – 4 times


Cut 2 Green – 1 ½” x 8 ½”
Cut 4 White – 1 ½” x 8 ½”



Sew as shown add 9-patch on the outside – 2 rows

Sew rows into quilt block



Finished Block


Change the colors around and have fun with this block

Example 1

Example 2



 how to do a star quilt
I am the Author of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection
and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns



I make/design all quilt block patterns on this site

Friday, October 18, 2013

Free Star Quilt Block Pattern from The Quilt Ladies

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The Quilt Ladies Quilt Pattern Block of the Month from my quilt pattern book 

"The Ladies"

I'm not to have favorites, 

BUT this is one of mine !

Finished size 12" x 12"

star quilt pattern free


star quilt pattern tutorial
Cut 4 Gray – 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut 4 White - 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 2 Green – 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut 2 Blue - 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 1 White – 4 ½” x 4 ½”
Cut 2 Pink – 4 ½” x 1 ½”
Sew to the sides of center

Cut 2 Blue –  6½” x 1 ½”
Sew to the top and bottom of center



star pattern free

All of these pattern can be found in 
with MANY MORE - HERE The Ladies


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Quilt Ladies Jenny Book Three Quilt

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This is the Quilt from Book Three "Jenny" of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection  bethanndoing.com

ALL 12 of The Quilt Ladies Books are NOW in ONE Book - HERE

quilt from book 3 of the quilt ladies book collection

The white is so hard to photograph but I'm learning.
Still not perfect, but better....

baby quilt pattern and story

Finished quilt is 48" x 48" great lap or baby quilt size

stitch back of white quilt

Machine pieced and I hand quilted.

and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns

Friday, October 4, 2013

Painted Chest

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This is a chest that my Dad's Mother used, my mom's had it for years and give it to me.

painted cedar chest
 It was completely black and I've added the white
I sanded the top a bit and used white oil paint, I like the finish of oil paint. 
cedar chest painted in master bedroom

Painted the top, handles and the legs.
Learned that painting in Florida with all the humidity drying time is quite a bit longer making this a no hurry project. 

master bedroom reading spot

My corner of the world 


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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Free Star Quilt Pattern Block for YOU from The Quilt Ladies

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The Quilt Ladies Block of the Month 
from my quilt book, "The Ladies"
Finished Size is Twelve inches by Twelve inches
This is a quilt pattern that you can have fun with color, try a solid background and make the points white !
It's all up to you, have so FUN !

star quilt pattern free

free quilt pattern

Cut 4 Gray – 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut 4 White - 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Make Triangles

Cut 4 Yellow – 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Cut 4 White - 3 7/8” x 3 7/8”
Make Triangles
Sew as shown


free quilt block pattern

All 2013 block of the month pattern and 
MANY MORE (68) are in my book, 


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