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Vol. II, No. XI, November, 2002
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I Finally Finished it!!

Actually, Both of them-----

Awww....for a baby

This has been such a busy month here.  No specific reason for it.  Just one thing or another every day, all month long.  Can't believe I finally got all these deadlines met.  My first deadline was a Nite-Nite Baby quilt for my #4 grandson's 2nd birthday.  Here's a pic:

a little closer

Second deadline was a special request by my dear daughter-in-law.  She wanted a special quilt for her babysitter's birthday.  So I said, "Sure, I'll make her a quilt!"  What size?  King size!  What color???  Well, she loves leopard and cheetah prints!  "No problem."  (What was I thinking?)  So I thought of a quilt I saw in Jan Krentz' Lone Star book.  Studied it.  Decided I did NOT have that much time to spend on it.  So I made a Lone Star quilt, but used large sections instead of little diamonds.  Turned out pretty good, I think.  

Wild, huh?

Little the corner.......

Mr. Elephant on the corner

Hope she can sleep under it!!! :-)

Seriously, that's a pretty good way to get one done faster.  Instead of all the itty-bitty diamond shapes, use bigger, much bigger diamond shapes.  To get the pinwheel effect in the center, I just added the zebra strips to one side of the 8 diamonds--zebra on one edge and cheetah on the other.

Third deadline was the hand-quilted baby cobblestone quilt shown up above, done for a friend.  And the bigger cobblestone is MINE!!  

Now, on to the next deadline---December 1---another twin size choo-choo for #1 Grandson's birthday!  And then, well, we won't talk about Christmas presents yet!

Site seeing, anyone?  Kaleidoscope toy.  I love these kinds of sites that are interactive and you can get hypnotized and spend all day on it.  This is just too much.  Some people have web sites/pages for everything under the sun, huh?  I think this guy has been to one too many Octoberfests!  I am sooo impressed with these little babies, I had to share this site with you.  I hope Santa is listening here, 'cause I WANT ONE, or two, or three.....and I've been a good girl this year.  Ever play the game telephone?  I typed in "I live to quilt."  Then the result that it came up with was:  "Alive creature, for the puncture."!!  Which villain are you??  I'm Gaston, from Beauty and the Beast.  Go figure.  Too bizarre.  Put your cursor over the eyeball and then move it around.  Click on bottom-right thumbnail.  Pickup Truck Cover.  What do these people do when it rains?  This is sew cool!!!  Grandkids will love it, too!  Ever wonder why it's so noisy in space movies??  Isn't space a vacuum?


What's new??

Well, let's see......I think I've already put too many pictures on this month's newsletter.  It will take too long as it is to load it, so I'll just tell you.

The new free block of the month is not new!  Actually it is.  The bed size Simple Scrappy Pleasures quilt is already running on the page.  This month I have added the wall hanging version of that same quilt.  Only difference is the size of the blocks and there are no HST borders.  You can make the bed-size version, and then make the wall hanging out of the scraps!  It would be like a mommy and a baby.  Awwwww.  One on the bed and one on the wall in the same room.  Now THAT would be different!

In the Works:

I'm working on a new collection of designs, pieced flower blocks.  Hope to have them ready for next month.  This is a collection of 13, baker's dozen.  It's in the testing phase now.  Also in the testing phase is a quilt with bird blocks as a theme.  Here's preliminary preview:  Oh, dear, two more pictures on this page, oh well.  Hope you have the time:  


Hope to have these ready to go next month.  Also hope to have a new 2nd Collection booklet out, too.  If I don't have too many more deadlines, that is.....

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

October 31, 2002


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


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