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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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
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and Little Quilt Ladies Quilt Patterns



I make/design all quilt block patterns on this site

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Marie Selby Botanical Garden - Sarasota, FL

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You all know I love the hot weather here in Florida, I've not been cold yet, that was one of my goals with the move. The other was to enjoy time and yesterday we did
at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, their link is HERE

I'm in love with orchids, I have a couple and hope to take some classes and really learn about the care of them. I found the place for that ! Selby Gardens

This is just a few of what I saw,  
IF YOU use my photo's, PLEASE link back to me  and give me credit ! ! PLEASE ! !

Step into the conservatory 

selby gardens sarasota florida

quilt ladies at selby gardens sarasota florida
From their site:

Selby Gardens’ holdings of more than 28,000 liquid-preserved specimens, some 30,000 pressed and dried orchid specimens, and over 4000 live orchid accessions provide a wealth of materials for many types of studies, including classification, morphology, anatomy, and physiology. 

orchid




View from outside - along the path


More of these days to come ! 





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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


Thursday, October 17, 2013

NEW BOOK from The Quilt Ladies

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Quilt Block Weekly
Block Break Down
Blocks 1 thru 6 
CLICK HERE
NEW Pattern Book 
Available HERE

Is NOW here for you !

You asked for it and here are the first 6 blocks of the series. Start from the beginning 
Block name and size
Duck’s Foot in the Mud - 8” x 8”
Rolling Star - 10” x 10”
Monkey Wrench - 12” x 12”
Corn and Beans - 12”’ x 12”
Mother’s Fancy Star - 14” x 14”
Autumn Night - 12” x 12”
 ********************



All 6 patterns and complete instructions
A how to section on making,
Squares
Triangles
Quarter Square Triangle’s
Flying Geese
And how to add a Triangle Corner

30 pages of 8.5” x 11” paper

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

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.

Printed set of The Quilt Ladies Book Collection HERE

Links to Kindle and Nook there too 


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Monday, October 14, 2013

Key Lime Pie in Bradenton, Florida

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I love Key Lime Pie and when we eat out I've learned to order it with my meal, eat after meal or take home !

This is from Pier 22 in Bradenton, FL and it was as good as it looks. 

We had been walking the river front and happened to stop in, we were in shorts, t-shirts and very hot, they were so nice and I had my camera !  I'm liking this camera !

key lime pie picture

And yes, we had 2 folks





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