Friday, November 9, 2012

This, That and The Other...

Happy Friday!

Thank you all who voted for my red and white Irish Chain.  As of right now as I write this post, I do not know the results. I'll update this blog post when I find out.

Who knew I would get so many comments and suggestions on a needle threader? Not me!

The Stitchin Post is having their Pajama Sale tomorrow- the earlier you get there, the better the discount. Wear your PJ's for an extra 5%.

I plan on looking for the Sewline threader. I'm a visual learner so I love THIS video about it.
 My second choice will be Bohin. Here is another VIDEO demonstrated by Becky Goldsmith, (Piece o Cake )
 And if neither of those are available I'll pick up the Clover.  Thank you all for your input! Quilters are never shy about recommending a product, are they?

Hey, I've found a new blogger that makes outrageously stunning quilts! Go say hi to Hilda at
Every Stitch and welcome her to blogland! Make sure to go back and read (or at least look at the photos!) of all 5 posts!
And just so you know, she commented on my blog and I clicked on the link to check out her profile. If you read and do not leave comments, that's ok, but it sure makes it more fun when we can interact.

I've been working on my challenge project that I showed you here. I was having a hard time figuring out the math since my blocks are not square. I don't even know how to Electric Quilt it, but YAY! I figured it out today, so now that I know what I'm doing I should be able to move forward much quicker on this. How are you doing on yours Barb, Sue and Jill?

I'll leave you with some more great photos from the Aurora Quilt Show I went to last month.






Have a terrific weekend!





27 comments:

  1. I found the Sewline needle threader available through Clotilde catalog (which is now owned by Annie). I did not order one as of yet.
    http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?code=140132

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  2. good luck with the threader search.
    when exactly is our challenge due, lol? I'm in a time warp. guess I'll have to work on it this weekend
    good luck with the R&W - hope you win!!

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  3. Thanks for the link to Hilda's blog. She does amazing work.

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  4. Love the way they display the quilts at the show, beautiful antique pieces.

    Debbie

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  5. Wished our geometry teachers had told us quilting would be a practical application.

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  6. I love the Aurora quilts!! One of the places I sure want to visit!!

    Have a blessed day!

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  7. Love the Aurora photos. What can be better than vintage quilts in a vintage setting?
    (Love Kyle's comment.)

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  8. Love those golden oldie quilts!

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  9. I'm in love with Australia quilter's.
    I love their use of color and pattern.
    I cann't quite put my finger on what the difference is.

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    1. My goodness I hardly know you Liz!!
      Some people say it's the light - there is even a distinct difference between Queensland quilts (hot bright climate) and those from the more southern states (more temperate) but many visitors from the Northern Hemisphere comment that our sunshine is SO bright. Perhaps thats why we chose bolder colours. But then again, we Aussies have always been a bit rebellious/adventurous - maybe a throwback to our convict origins!! K

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  10. Thanks for sharing Hilda's blog - what gorgeous quilts - and I think she may be amazed at the number of new followers she will have! Also, those Aurora quilts are wonderful - thanks for sharing your photos. That show will be on my list to visit one of these years (very soon I hope).

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  11. I'll pop over to Hilda's site today. Thanks for sharing the great pics of this show. Do you have Jane Kirkpatricks book on Aurora Quilts?

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  12. I forgot to ask what the challenge is?

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  13. Love the little quilt show!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  14. Wish I could join you at the Pajama sale at Stitchin' Post, should be a lot of fun and a lot or crazy p.j.s. Hope you find some bargains, enjoyed the pictures.

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  15. Love the feathered star quilt...red and black spot sashing, yum - and who would think there were so many ways to put your little triangle blocks around the star so wrong? Totally charming.
    Enjoy the PJ sale!

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  16. Maybe I'll see you in the morning. Thanks for the tip on a new blog.

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  17. Wow Lori! - I did not know what had hit me when I opened my email this morning - so MANY kind comments from blog viewers !! And now I see why ..thanks for such a generous recommendation in this post. I do hope I won't disappoint :)
    Good luck with the Irish chain - I did pop over and vote for you as it is a great quilt. I'm very fond of red in quilts - and have to restrain myself from putting red in all my quilts! So, of course I love your photo of the red block from the Aurora Quilt show - gorgeous. And it was a knotted/tied quilt - so sweet!

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  18. I can't remember the brand of threader - but it looks like a pink tube of lipstick...I really like it.
    That feathered star is fabulous.

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  19. Love, love that feathered star block in all it's wonky, stripey scrappiness :0) Can't wait to see what you girls cook up for your challenge! Shopping in your pj's - sounds like fun!

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  20. Great quilts - the feathered star, the log cabin at the end with the large center squares. I love your red and white Irish Chain - really enjoy your blog!

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  21. I like your feathered star - it looks like an antique one. Love, love the log cabin quilt in the cradle. Thanks for directing me to Hilda - I like her quilts very much.

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    1. The fathered star is an antique and was on display at the Auroroa Colony Quilt show. It is fun and whimsical!

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  22. so you run in the rain and shop in your pj's~!?
    what an adventurous gal you are~!

    the feathered star piece really does look genuinely antique. wonderful~!!~

    i'm off to check out Hilda's blog now . . .

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  23. It looks like the Aurora Show was a special one. That feathered star is so quirky and colorful and wonderful. Thanks for the close-up photo.
    Heading to Hilda's blog now. I'm sure it'll be an entertaining trip.

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  24. Thanks for sharing th e pics from the Aurora Show. I love a show that intermingles antiques and staging of fun stuff throughout. So much more interesting than just hanging them flat against a backdrop! Makes you wanna go ahhhh!

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  25. How I would love to have seen the Aurora Show! I absolutely loved reading about the settlement of the colony.....especially the Emma Geisy story! Noticed the wine vinegar container in one of your photos from Aurora Mills.

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