Thursday, April 30, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
I hope that everyone had a really fun time celebrating the New Year with family and friends. I really miss all of my quilting buddies and look forward to catching up with all of the great things that you have been making. Or getting ready to make. Or thinking about making. You get the idea...
I have a new website..! I am going to be doing all of my quilt blogging at the new site now, so please come and visit with me. My new site is called Dakota Country Kitchen. You will find The Quilt Room There..!
Dakota Country Kitchen - The Quilt Room
This new multi-blog site will be about quilting, knitting, life, cooking and running. I am really excited about it, my dear husband put it all together for me and it has been really hard to keep it a secret. See you all over there!
Don't forget to update your link to The Quilt Room. Thanks!
Posted by Karen at 1/01/2009 09:02:00 PM
Monday, December 1, 2008
I hadn't really thought to make anything this year for presents. I thought that since we had just moved I wouldn't have time for that. Well, I had to make something! I have all of this lovely fabric and loads and loads of time. (Huh?)
I picked out all of this fabric last summer to make a bag for my husband's mom and had a lot of it so I also decided that the colors also apply to my mom's taste. I love this pattern. It is the Charm Tote pattern. I have made so many of them and they make great gifts. Make a bunch for all of the women in your lives.
Posted by Karen at 12/01/2008 08:28:00 PM
Monday, November 17, 2008
I wasn't sure if I wanted to use this as a table runner or a wall hanging until I finished the binding this morning. I immediately saw the perfect spot, a spot that was begging me to put a nice wall hanging in its place.
The sun was shining on it too, which gave a nice warm glow. When fall is over, I have the perfect snow man wall hanging to put there in its place.
I wouldn't say that I did it perfectly. The border pieces were a little bit stretched, but all in all, I would say that is was a success!
Posted by Karen at 11/17/2008 09:44:00 AM
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I have finally completed all of the bear paw blocks and am ready to do the final assembly.
If you are looking for an easy fall tablerunner or wall hanging, this is not it. I absolutely love the finished product, but, it was not fast or easy. I will post pictures later when I get it quilted!
I hope that you are all having a great weekend and that your fall weather is as beautiful as ours. The sun is shining and the grass is gently waving in the wind. It is still green! All of the trees are bare and soon they will be draped with a lovely winter coat of snow. Ahhh, I love it here in South Dakota.
Posted by Karen at 11/15/2008 05:08:00 PM
Friday, October 24, 2008
We lived in Ketchikan, Alaska for almost four years. I learned so much about quilting there. There are many talented quilters there and a wonderful guild that does so much for the community. While we were there, I took a class to make this wall hanging. It is called Falling Leaves. I love the fall colors and I take it out every year. This class taught me everything I will ever need to know about paper piecing.
After I took this class, a group of ladies got together once a month to make paper foundation blocks. I had a lot of fun going from house to house and seeing all the lovely things that were made with fabric, needle and thread.
Posted by Karen at 10/24/2008 08:26:00 AM
This is what I have done so far on the my current paper foundation project. Three bear claws and they took a long time.
There are five pieces in each block. This is the larger one.
For the border the 1 1/4 inch strips are sewn together and then cut 3 1/8 inches. I can't wait to get to that part!
Posted by Karen at 10/24/2008 08:08:00 AM