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Vol. III, No. VIII, August, 2003
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Batik Lone Star
Lone Star Basics

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Misc 4 Sale
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Lone Star Basics-Plus Appliqué--July, 2003.  This is a sample quilt for the store where I work part-time, Just Quilt It!, in Tulsa.  We'll be having classes on this quilt this fall.  We used all batik fabrics, bright and cheerful.  The corners and side sections were done with a quilting stencil as a template for the pieces, and in hand appliqué.  It took about 2 days for the star portion, but about 5 weeks for the appliqué.  Fusible appliqué would have been much quicker, but call me old-fashioned, I guess.

"Skinny" Close Up

  Machine quilting was done by C & C Quilting, Tulsa (Shirley Covey & Mary Covey).  They free motioned feathery motifs in the star similar to the way they did my peacocks quilt before.  Very nice work.  We will be "kitting" this up soon, and the kits will be available at .  Lone Star basics pattern itself is available on the pattern page.

Site seeing, anyone?  Looking for something for hubby?  Check this out.  I personally like the pink Cadillac hide-a-bed!  Here's a new digital clock for your daily use. :-)  This link was sent described as a new Pollack digital clock that has been years in the making.  But I (being as sensitive to such references as I am) wouldn't refer to it as that!  Anyway, enjoy.  Singing horses...I might have listed this one before, but it's so fun, it doesn't matter....  A simple stress test--try it!


What's New?

We have a new secure shopping cart!  YAY!!!!

We are now employing the King-Cart Shopping Cart Service for your ease and security in ordering.  You can use your VISA or MASTERCARD, or if you wish to use any other (like Discover, AmEx, or Check) you can still buy thru Paypal too on the same cart service.  We used strictly a Paypal system before, which served us well, except not everyone wants to use Paypal.  Sooooo, now you have no excuse not to order, right???  

Short & Scrappy Quilt Pattern now Available!

I know, it took me long enough, didn't it?  Now you can purchase all of the 8 scrappy quilt "recipes" in the same pattern available now on the Pattern page.

The next quilt in the series, Picture Frame, is this month's scrappy project on the Free Block of the Month page.

Here's the finished Picture Frame, pieced by Christine Moser, Tulsa, and machine quilted by Hillside Stitches, Pryor, Oklahoma.

Short n' Scrappy Picture Frame


That's all for this month.  I know, kinda' short--but sweet!  Check out all the new pictures on the photo gallery in your spare time.  Some new pictures of finished scrappy quilts there.  The peacock quilt has an updated picture on Gallery 9.  

Two more scrappy quilts in the works as we speak!

Here's the guy who holds my heart in his paw-----he has a kiss for ya'!

He's a licker!
My Busterdoggy

May you always have a quilt in the hoop, I try to.   


July 30, 2003


    ARCHIVES:  (Please note that some of the links on past newsletters on the Site-Seeing Categories may have expired and are no longer available--in other words--Its Not My Fault!!)
August, 2001- Premiere Issue:  Explanation of Website Categories, Picture of Author
September, 200l - Eden Mennonite Sewing Society, Oklahoma MCC Relief Sale Link, New House Hunting Pattern, New Ozark Mountain Night Pattern, Call for Guest Gallery
October, 2001 - Plett's Plot, Sewing Society Follow Up, New Quilter's Alphabet Pattern, New My Stars & Bars Pattern, Free Block of the Month Project - House Hunting
November, 2001 - HenryCat, My Stars & Bars Free Block of the Month, New Easy Eights Pattern, Granny's Tip of the Month
December, 2001 - MCC Relief Sale, Enid, Oklahoma; Quilter's Corner, Auction Bay, Featured Quilt, Other Quilts, 10,000 Villages, Twilling, Finished Simply Amish Quilt, Free Block of the Month - Easy 8's, New Heart Trio Pattern - Appliqué 
January, 2002New Year's Resolution;  Website Reviews: Bead Creative, Quilting with a Passion, Webshots, Lancaster Gen. Store, others; Quilters Mall Crawl; Free Block of the Month - Calendar Blocks
February, 2002 - Grandma's Buttons Lap Quilt, weather box, Quilt University.Com, Fran Iverson Gonzalez, Hawaiian Ice Breaker, Paypal Added, Connecting Threads, New Pattern - Proud Mamas, Free Block of the Month - Heart Trio Table Runner
March, 2002 - Twilling Quilt Update, Quilt Car, Worm Song, Alex Anderson's Chat Room, Out with Henry, In with Frosty, Free Block of the Month - Simple Scrappy Pleasures.
April, 2002 - Finished Shadow Quilt Top, Yoyo Site,, Snoopy Dance, What Muppet are You?, Free Block of the Month - Proud Mamas, In the Works - Train Quilt & 9-Patch Wonders
May, 2002 - Nite-Nite Express Quilt & new pattern, Mr. Skunk, Frosty Update, End of the Internet Site, Sewing Genie Review, Ground Zero Quilt Site, Internet Bumper Stickers Site, What Simpson are You?, Crazy Horse Site, 9-Patch Wonders new pattern and free BOM, New Logo
June, 2002 - Eden Mennonite's Broken Star, Stack & Slash Tutorial, Gauge your Age, T-Shirt Quilts, What Storybook Character are You?, Holiday/Birthday List Link, Vacation Notice, Quilt Index. Com Mall Crawl
July, 2002 - Our mention in Quilters' Newsletter Magazine, Diana's 9-Patch Wonder Recipe #3, Diana's Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging, Fractal Quilts Link, What Vegetable R U?, Smiley Reference Link
August, 2002 - Homeland Pride Quilt, Winsome Wildflowers Quilt, Gag Gifts Link, What's Your Inner Flower?, Quilters' Survey, Fireworks Link, WWQP Pattern Search Link, Funny Valentine Link, Kansas Trouble Quilt Pattern
September, 2002 - Simple Scrappy Pleasures Finished Quilt, Sharon Caligan's Simple Scrappy Quilt, Friendship Basket Exchange Block, Nickel Cobblestones New Pattern, Kansas Troubles New free BOM Project, Mini Munchkin land Link, Useful Items Link, Quilt Costs Link, Useless Quiz Link, Jeanne Prue's Guest Gallery Link, The Mom's Dictionary Link
October, 2002 - Book One--the First Collection, Basket Luncheon Set, Friendship Basket Swap, Baby Cobblestone in Progress, Site-seeing, 3 Barns Kansas show
November, 2002 - Cobblestone Finished, Another Nite-Nite Baby Express Finished, Jungle Lone Star Finished, Site-Seeing Links:  Kaleidoscope toy, Funky Chicken, Quilt Lid Boxes, Telephone Game, Which Villain Are You?, Weird Eyeball, Pickup Truck Cover, Quilt Block Design Interactive, Movie Physics;  Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging new Free BOM Project;  Bird Hunting and Pieced Flowers In the Works.
December, 2002 - Thirteen Flowers Finished, 4th Nite-Nite Express Finished, Pat Katnik's Nite-Nite Express, Site-Seeing Links:  Quilts Stolen, Paint by Number, Sarah Mylchreest, Snowmen, Giggles, Mugshots, Canon Cards, Twelve Flowers New Free BOM Project, Snowball Poem
January, 2003 - Bird Hunting Pattern and Quilt done, Site-Seeing Links:  Google View Search & Bill Coleman's Photographs.  Addition of Guest Gallery, Beaded Egg,  Scrap Quilts in the Works
February, 2003 - Nancy Adams' quilt, Juliana Winegarten's quilt, Tulsa Volunteer Blocks, Site-Seeing Links:  71 Reasons to Buy Fabric, FBI Watching You, The Weedeater Quilt
March, 2003 - Just Quilt It! Feature Story; Site-Seeing Links:  12 Flowers Block Swap, Quilt Judges, & Where words come from; Plaid Mad in the Works, & Peacocks in the Works
April, 2003 - Pretty-Boy Peacocks Finished; Site Seeing Links:  Owl Cam, Eagle Cam, Old-Fashioned Living, People/Dogs, Armed Services Banner;  What's New Decisions/Decisions
May, 2003 - Muskogee Quilt Show, 2003; Site Seeing Links:  Leather Thimble, Evil Squirrels, The Weird Chronicles, Iraqi Information Minister, What's New Ducks in a Row, My Stars & Bars free block of the month.
June, 2003 - Penguin Quilt, Site Seeing Links:  QuiltMaker program, Baby crib quilt racks, Quilter signs, Carjacker raccoons, Avoid alien abductions, EQ4/5 Tutorials, What's New Lone Star Basics Pattern
July, 2003 - Darcy Ashton in T-Town, What's New Caddo River, Appliqué Wall Hanging Top, Site-Seeing Links:  Easy Circle Cathedral Window, Falcon's Bird Cam, Snowflakes, Lunch Boxes, Invisible Thread Review


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