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Vol. V, No. V, May, 2005
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GREETINGS!!!!.....


Baby Nickels
36" x 45"

 
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Baby Nickels

This was inspired by needing a good pattern, quick and easy, baby size, using nickel squares (5").  It's easily made in a day.  Really good when that baby arrives unexpectedly early!  It takes 80 nickels and is "easy-breezy".  It's a simple 9 patch pattern.  So far I've made FIVE.  And I have two more to go.  Pattern available on the pattern page, of course. Here is a picture of a bright Baby Nickels.  Actually there are 2 of these identical.  They are for two little toddler brothers.  I used the brightest nickels I could find for these.  Mostly Laurel Burch fabrics and clown fish (Nemo) on the back of both.

Bright Nickel Nine

There are also 2 identical quilts like this one below.  One is for #2 grandson, and the other for his brother, #4 grandson.  I did this one in an organized fashion using "fussy"-cut nickels from a novelty fabric that has a doggy jazz band on it (see close-up), with coordinating fabrics cut into nickels--guitars, music notes, sheet music, etc., with guitar fabric on the backs.  These are for birthday presents.  I try to make them new quilts every OTHER year for their birthdays.  The next two (for the other 2 grandsons) will be fussy-cuts also, only dragons and flame fabrics (#1 GS picked out the fabrics).

Dogs & Guitars

Close-Up

What's New?:

Well, maybe old news, BUT still ongoing and deadlines are approaching!

 Just Quilt It! Inc. Presents---

QUILTING BY THE RIVER 2005

(Workshops to include the 9-Patch Wonders II, Recipe #14, Christmas Cactus)

For reservations, sign up online or in person at Just Quilt It!, 8142 S. Harvard Ave, Tulsa, OK 74136, (918) 477-7747. Balance due no later than May 15, 2005. Hurry! Space is limited!

The retreat will coincide with the Jenks, America, Great American Quilt Show!  

There are 3 challenges also that coincide with this weekend:
the Oklahoma Aquarium Challenge 
The Good Life Challenge
the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Challenge
the awards and prizes here.

Tell all your friends and neighbors!

Forum News:

There is so much going on at the Quilt Shoppe Forum, I don't know where to start.  We have a Birthday Swap, a Spring Fling Forum Quilt Thing, --ohh, yes--and an Outhouse Block Swap!  The 4" Square Dance Scramble was won by Nina Thoren, and the 8" Carola's Square Dance Scramble was won by Leona in Canada.  Drawing for the Twinklers Scramble will take place Sunday nite. We'll be posting the Mystery Member winner for April next week.   Plus, "Irish Karen" posts her favorite links every month to all those quilting freebie sites on the net.  Go here to join in on the fun:

http://forums.delphiforums.com/quiltshoppe

(If you're new to Delphi, you may be asked to fill out membership info to get you started.)  See you there!

Favorite things

Don't you have certain things that make you feel blessed?  Simple things that make your day, every day?  To other people they might not seem important or worthy to note.  But to you, you feel like smiling, or at least comforted by them.  I've been more mindful and grateful for these things lately.  Now that I write them down here, they probably seem silly to you, but not to me.

Daily online jigsaw puzzle, that's in my email every morning.
Occasionally eating breakfast for supper.
Receiving a sincere hug from a grandchild.
Hearing (or playing) piano boogie.
Chores done, and a whole day to myself to piece.
Buying fast food on Wednesday nights.
Hearing a mockingbird's songs.
Kenny's (4yo grandson) infectious giggle
Receiving encouraging and humorous emails from a fan.
Oklahoma sunsets.

Site-Seeing:

http://www.cjenkinscompany.com/fabricbytheyard.html  Pretreated fabric for inkjet printers, sold by the yard!

http://www.woolythinking.com/  A bizarre brain-teaser game called the Dark Room.  HARD.

http://www.woolythinking.com/index2.html#  After you solve the dark room, then try this one (actually it's more fun than the dark room.)  Be sure to read all the hints first.

http://buzzwhack.com/  When you need to get "up to snuff" on internet terminology, check here for a dictionary-type reference.  (And it's fairly good amusement).

http://www.shakeskin.com/Shakeskin/Gallery/Shaken/  Bizarre-O!  Photos of shaken faces.  These guys really need to get a real life.

http://wowquilts.com/index.htm  Po'boys long-arm quilting machine system.  Looks great to me!

http://www.dojo.net/copone/hupa/ohjelmat/bubblewrap.swf   For bubble-wrap lovers.  And--to whomever it was that sent me this---thank you!

http://www.americanquilter.com/shows_contests/paducah/2005/more_winners_2005.php  AQS 2005 Winners.

Tag Line of the Month:

 Just remember - if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.


Devon, Kenny, Austin, & Blake 2005

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

Cya,                                                       

Claudia
April 30, 2005

 

    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--It's 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, 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.
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
August, 2003 - Lone Star Appliquéd quilt, Site-Seeing Links:  Classic Couches, Digital Clock, Singing Horses, Stress Test;  What's New:  Shopping Cart, ShortnScrappy Pattern, Picture Frame New BoM project, Buster Licking
September, 2003 - Precut Kits, Other Kits, What's New Toy Box Baby quilt coming up, Site-Seeing:  Fly Swatter, What Kind of Storm Are You?, Interactive Kitty
October, 2003 - Eden Mennonite Church Fall Country Festival, The Spellchecker Paragraph, Site-Seeing Links:  Wrap them in Love, EtchASketch, Marie Webster Story, Interactive Shapes Board Site, Car Handbags, More Fractals, Urban Legends Detector Site; What's New Toy Box Baby Quilt Pattern free, Patches/Scrappy Photos.
November, 2003 - Short & Scrappy Photos, Site-Seeing Links:  Test Results of Fusible Web, Terrell Designs, Clean Your Sewing Machine; What's New Baby Steps
December, 2003 - The Buttonhole, Sew Natural, Henfeathers, Site-Seeing Links:  Marsha McCloskey, Porky Sings Christmas, Daily Devotional Site, Which Biological Molecule Are You?, Nice Christmas Card
January, 2003 - Bandana Quilt, Site-Seeing Links:  Dancing Paul, ZeFrank.com, Chicken Purse
February, 2004 - Absolute Beginners' Series, Fine-Toothed Comb, Site-Seeing Links:  Color Trends, Quilters' Husband, Hand Quilting Frame, Hypnotizing Balls
March, 2004 - Absolute Beginners' Series completed, Site-Seeing Links:  Kameleon Quilts, Note Pad Graphics, The Original Laughing CAT; Christine's Cat Scan..ner
April, 2004 - Mary Covey Feature, Site-Seeing Links:  Fling the Cow, Owl Cam is Back, Tomato Pincushion, Paint a Wall quilt
May, 2004 -Muskogee 2004 Quilt Show, Site-Seeing Links:  Batting in a Can, Many uses of Freezer Paper, Senses Test, Chiseled in Cloth. com, Boy Scout songs, Pass the 3rd Grade, The Wedding Dress Guy;  What's New:  Mystery Free
June, 2004 - Pups N Pails, Site-Seeing Links:  Serial Quilter, John Flynn's Backing Formula, Are You As Old As You Feel?, Computer 101 Lessons, Office Supplies Attack, Snoopy Happy Dance;  What's New?  Mystery of the Half Moons
July, 2004 - Quilt Frame Corner Stands, Site-Seeing Links:  Marvin the Martian, Organizing Tips, Scouts Crafts for Summer, Baby Shade Tent, Liberty Fireworks
August, 2004 - Nine-Patch Wonders II, Site-Seeing Links:  Bargello Design Program, Freezer Paper Project, HP Fabric Printing, Cow Tipper Game, Penguin Game, Paper Snowflakes, Timed Typing Test, Penguin Slapping
September, 2004 - Inola Independent article, Big MOVING day arrived, Site-Seeing Links:  More kids' craft projects, Every Cat Picture that Ever Was, Quilting Stencil Super Site, National Quilting News Site.
October, 2004 - Workroom curtains; Missing Scrappy Cat;  Mystery Solved;  Site-Seeing:  Curtains 101, Craftgard products, Curtain Instructions, Photo stamps, quilt index ORG.
November, 2004 - Site-Seeing:  Handkerchief Magic, EQ challenge album, Amish Country Lanes quilts for sale, Quilt Bus Halloween quilt story, The Boring Site
December, 2004 - Christmas Cactus quilt top; New Starlight Sampler in the works; Site-Seeing:  Mt. St. Helens watch-cam, Bizarre Star Dance site, Painted Barns, Hummingbird nest; Whitehouse Pan-cams; Carola Forsberg's Webshots Album
January, 2005 - Home Sweet Mobile Home; Starlight Sampler 2005; QI Mall Crawl; Site-Seeing:  Lost Frog, the Real Story about the Frog, Super Stencil Site, quilt fiction, hieroglyphics, colorful eye candy
February, 2005 - Carola's Square Dance; New Mystery--Granny's Road Trip; Forum news; Site-Seeing:  Cat Screen-saver, Interactive quilt design creator, Dianne Johnston products, Home projects site, Little Village Eye Candy, Road to California Show Winners, Club Q's Star Challenge Entries, More Painted Barns
March, 2005 - Dutch Blues; Quilting By the River, 2005; Forum news; Anilee's Mystery Travelers; Site-Seeing:  Paducah game, Wild Salmon on Parade, Patches the Horse, Granny's Road Trip Online, Kona Coffee Contest, EQ's January Challenge Results
April, 2005 - Baby Hearts, Quilting By the River 2005, Forum news,  Site-Seeing:  New Quilting Channel, Penguin Cam, Dover Weekly Sampler 

 

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