|Last Updated: 06/30/03||
Well, they do, don't they? I know what you're thinking.....winter is over. What is she doing making a penguin quilt? The answer is...I don't know! Just had a creative splurge one day. Now that winter is over, I can think fondly about ice and snow and all things cold. I am not a winter person, in winter, that is!
Anyway, here's a little closer view:
Got this quilt back from the machine quilter the other day. Had them do some meandering and stippling all over it. But I'm hand quilting the penguins themselves. Nothing wrong with mixed techniques, I think anyway. I'm also thinking about adding a couple of Christmas trees, and some toys--like a sled, or maybe a beach ball, or an igloo, or a fish here and there or something. I know! I'll have one of them carrying a fishing pole, too!
In case you are wondering why I'm rambling on here, it's because I have absolutely nothing newsworthy to say this month. Haven't been anywhere, or seen anything fantastic, no new techniques, just same old boring day in and day out. Didn't even go to the local annual Memorial Day Mennonite Quilt Auction this month. Forgot all about it. Shame on me. At the time they were having their sale and picnic, I was searching the yard for roly-polies with 4 year old and 2 year old grandkids. Some would say maybe I have my priorities in order. It was a lot of fun bug hunting! Guess I could have taken some pictures of the dead bird we found and shared them with you----naw....
Site seeing, anyone? These are great this month!
http://126.96.36.199:88/BeginnerSewing/quiltmaker.htm Free design program called QuiltMaker. Great for beginners!
http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/crafting/article/0,1789,HGTV_3352_1912642,00.html Make use of old rickety baby beds!
http://www.quiltags.com/customer/home.php Cute signs for the quilter in your life.
http://www.local6.com/orlpn/news/stories/news-223233020030528-090507.html We know about the evil squirrels (See last month's (May) Site Seeing), but who knew their cousins, the raccoons, are also carjackers!
http://pages.zoom.co.uk/wombat20/rs/abduct.htm How to avoid an alien abduction. (Another Weird Chronicles suggested site)
http://www.sheilawilliams.com/faqs/Viewlet/EQ4HowTos.html Good EQ4/5 Tutorials FYI..
Well, the 4th in the Short N' Scrappy quilt series is on the free block of the month page. Ozark Mountains is the name of it. Hope you like it. We hope to have this series available for purchase very soon.
Also on the free page is none other than the feature item here--Penguins Play. This is the free block of the month that starts this month. Enjoy!
(TRUMPET FANFARE HERE)
Lone Star Basics
New pattern--just arrived. This is a must have reference, instructions, for 5 and 6-row Lone Star quilts. Fabric requirements in a handy cover chart, and illustrated instructions for strip-piecing these traditional star quilts. Sizes range from 48 Sq. In. to 102 Sq. In. Also includes charts for cutting the correct number of strips and cutting correct corners and sides. Check it out on the pattern page.
May you always have a quilt in the hoop, I try to.
May 31, 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, 2002 - New 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, equiltessence.com, 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.
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