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This blog is about my love for quilts and my kids.

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This blog is about my love for quilts and my kids.

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LOVE the podcast!!!!

By Betsy in Atlanta - Oct 17 2009
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Michele - I love your podcast!!! I just listening to all my quilty 'friends' chat as I make my long commute to work! One little 'constructive criticism' - YOU MUST LABEL ALL YOUR QUILTS!!!! Even if you just write your name and the date on the back in a corner with a Pigma pen - someday - someone - somewhere will want to know where that quilt came from! I know you think you'll remember when you did it - but you won't! Anyway, that's not really a criticism - just my 2 cents worth. At any rate - please keep recording; it's so interesting to hear other folks chat about quilting and their part of the country. I had the opportunity to visit CA this summer - they have fabulous shops - it sounds like you do to! Thanks for the podcast!! And keep on recording!

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By Tami Knox - Sep 27 2009
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Love the podcast. Interesting subjects and Michele does her homework. Great voice too.

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LOVE the podcast!!!!

By Betsy in Atlanta - Oct 17 2009
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Michele - I love your podcast!!! I just listening to all my quilty 'friends' chat as I make my long commute to work! One little 'constructive criticism' - YOU MUST LABEL ALL YOUR QUILTS!!!! Even if you just write your name and the date on the back in a corner with a Pigma pen - someday - someone - somewhere will want to know where that quilt came from! I know you think you'll remember when you did it - but you won't! Anyway, that's not really a criticism - just my 2 cents worth. At any rate - please keep recording; it's so interesting to hear other folks chat about quilting and their part of the country. I had the opportunity to visit CA this summer - they have fabulous shops - it sounds like you do to! Thanks for the podcast!! And keep on recording!

Yes!

By Tami Knox - Sep 27 2009
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Love the podcast. Interesting subjects and Michele does her homework. Great voice too.
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Quilts 'n Kids

Latest release on Jun 14, 2010

All 8 episodes from oldest to newest

Episode 10 – Ready Set Serge

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Welcome back. 

Podcast: Episode 10 – Ready Set Serge


Backpack I made and donated to my friend’s school for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Placemats donated for school's silent auction.

Pillows for "goody bags" from the sleepover.

More pictures to come once I discover which camera I took them all with!  

Jun 14 2010

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Podcast: Interview with Linda Ruff

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Repost of Episode 9 for iTunes purposes (UGH!!)

Episode 9 – Interview with Linda Ruff

Lesson learned.  Do not upload two podcasts at the same time because iTunes will only pick up one of them.

Jun 02 2010

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Episode 7 (repost) – You Were Always on My Mind

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If you listen to the podcasts off of iTunes, then you have not been able to download Episode 7.  This is just a repost of the same Episode found on my blog, but for iTunes purposes.  Let’s see if this works….

Podcast: Episode 7 – You Were Always on My Mind

May 11 2010

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Episode 8 – More chatting

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Show notes for Episode 8 – Just some more chatting

Podcast: Episode 8 – More Chatting

Thanks to Lisa at A Stitch of Faith for letting me know that it is okay not to edit my podcasts.

I got creative this weekend and pulled out the Hexagon die for the AccuQuilt GO!  Each die comes with a pattern inside and I decided to make the table topper for that die.  I had never worked with Y seams before Saturday.  At first, I decided Y seams were a B****.  But after a while, I quit fighting the fabric and let it speak to me and figured out how to do it.  I can’t take all of the credit though.  Something in the back of my mind kept thinking Kaye Woods or Eleanor Burns.  As I recall, I watched one of them tell me how to sew a Y seam.  It had something to do with folding the fabric in, so I just did it.  I think it all laid pretty flat.  Take a look and let me know what you think.  I know the fabric choices are questionable, but they were available in my stash and reminded me of spring.

Hexagon Tabletobber and matching coaster

Here are the hotpads I made.  I found these at http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=550

Hotpads made from scrap material with the GO! 2 1/2" die.

See the jewelry/treasure box my mother in law made me for Christmas.

My MIL is such an awesome bi-crafter. This is quilt blocks done in needlepoint.

I received the Martelli Rotary Cutter for Christmas.  I really like it.  It took a couple of tries to get used to, but I like it!

I like my new Sewline TRIO marking pen as well.

Sometimes we forget to treat ourselves to a little pampering.  If you live in the Denver, CO area and are looking for some TLC, call Jenn at Body & Sole.  Ask her for the Michele Treatment.  You will love it!!!

Check out this awesome Ginger Garlic Beef recipe.  Note:  The recipe calls for beef broth, but does not tell the user when to add it.  Once I mixed it with the soy sauce mixture and once I mixed it in with the vegetables.  It worked great both ways.  If you try it, let me know what you think.

Here are some pictures of the Kindle Covers I have done:

Picture of the first Kindle Cover I made

Open view

Easily folds back for reading

Getting fancy with the closure

Mar 28 2010

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Episode 7 – You Were Always on My Mind

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I’m back. I am so sorry to have been such a terrible friend for so long. How rude of me to have not checked in with everyone earlier. But don’t doubt my fondness for you for a minute, because you were always on my mind. Life just happened to get in the way and really slowed down my quilting, blogging, podcasting, etc.

Podcast: Episode 7 – You Were Always on My Mind

Also I am sorry for the terrible show notes this time, but I cannot remember what I talked about the other day. I think the summary of the podcast is that I am now a stay at home mom (SAHM). It’s been fun and I love spending more time with my babies and I actually have time to focus on hubby. Sadly, there has been even less time for my other love, quilting. I am trying to be creative with things to do with Jadyn during the day and with Dylan after school. SAHMs please feel free to send me any thoughts you have for entertaining kids.

I did create my own pattern for the GO! and instructed a class on that one.

I made 6 totes for the kids teachers for Christmas and did not take a single picture of any of them. However, giving them away has resulted in interest and people want to place orders. Yea!!!

My brother in law gave us Kindle’s for Christmas. The books I have read since Christmas are:

The Crossroads Cafe, Suite Scarlett, Murder Takes the Cake, The Velveteen Rabbit, Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes – all were found for free in Kindle Store

The Shack, Finger Lickin’ Fifteen, Kindle Shortcuts, Hidden Features – books purchased in Kindle Store

I have downloaded quite a few more free books that I cannot wait to read. I enjoyed all of the above mentioned.

Jan 11 2010

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Episode 6 – Learn How To Treat Your Own Fabric For Ink Jet Printing

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In this posting I’ll describe how do treat your fabric for Ink Jet printing.

Podcast: Episode 6 – Learn How To Treat Your Own Fabric For Ink Jet Printing

Here are some pics:

Bubble Jet Set 2000 and Rinse http://www.dharmatrading.com/bjset.html

Under the Sea Challenge Close-Up


Center Mermaid – Can you see her bling?

Various mermaids

This guy's just a little too creepy for me.

Various mermaids

I'm not sure about this one. What do you think?

Not sure about this one either.

I wouldn't want to follow his chest hair to the end!

See the highlighted tips.

Sep 21 2009

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Episode 5 – Meet Sandy and Her Antique Quilts

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I hope you enjoy the interview with Sandy.  She has great tips about antique quilts – where to find them, how to care for and store them.  If you need more information about antique quilts, let me know and I can put you in touch with her.

Podcast: Episode 5 – Meet Sandy and Her Antique Quilts

Things I have been working on:

Card for Coach

Not sure what Dylan drew exactly and I may have gone overboard with the decorative stitching.

I decided not to put pictures of the Under the Sea challenge yet.  I will put them up next time and let you know how terrible I did in the challenge. =)

Here are some pictures of my quilting “studio” if you are interested.  Everything was sort of picked up…

Studio pictures

A few more pictures

Here's the quilt I bought from Sandy.

Here's the quilt my grandma made me when I was 5.

A few pictures of Sandy’s quilts.  The pictures just do not do her collection justice.  She was so kind to allow me to take pictures.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Green and white quilt Sandy mentioned, which hangs above her bed. She must have the sweetest dreams.

This Beauty hangs high on Sandy's wall. Her husband must risk life and limb to change it out at Christmas, but only after the life insurance premiums are current.

The yellow and white quilt is the $4 find Sandy mentioned. What a find indeed.

Sandy's oldest quilt. See how it is wearing and falling apart. Handle with care!

More lovely quilts greet us as we climb the stairs.

More quilts stored on the stair landing

Sandy had this one quilted in red. I wish I had got a picture with the full effect. It's quite amazing. I guess I will have to go back and get more pictures.

In fact, when I go back, I am staying in this guest room. Sandy, my bags are packed.

Now I lay me down to sleep....

Awesome quilts in Sandy's dining room

See how she stores her quilts

This is the quilt top Sandy mentioned that was hand quilted by the group in Colorado

More fabulous quilts found along our tour of Sandy's home

I'm lovin' the red and white. What about you?

More fun quilts.

Very old doll quilt -hand quilted by Sandy

Sep 07 2009

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Episode 4 – Flynn Is In!

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So I finally tried the John Flynn quilt frame and rate it 5 stars!  Listen to the show and find out what I did wrong, what I did right and how to create your own leaders.

Podcast: Episode 4 – Flynn Is In!

Yea!  I finally have music.  I know it’s a bit long and needs to be edited down, but I thought it was fun for now.  I will shorten it later.  The music is “Luv My Mama” from the CD Blues Tunes at:

www.oppuz.com

Things I have been working on:

I apologize for the picture quality.  Our professional camera died and it is at the camera doctor being repaired.  Apparently, it is going to take months before we learn whether it is going to live or die.  In the meantime, please be patient with pictures from my iPhone and my little CoolPix.

Winnie the Pooh Diaper Cake - Let me know what you think.

Want to make your own?  Visit this site and learn how.  It’s as easy as pie.  http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Diaper-Cake

Memory Quilt from baby shower - Final pictures to come soon!!!!

The triplets quilts are finished!!!  Well, the binding is on but I haven’t stuck a label on them yet.  The babies go in for their four month check up next week – so I still have 8 months to get the label on and get them mailed.  Don’t judge me. HA HA

For Maddyn - This was the first quilt I ever cut out with the AccuQuilt GO system. See the points - darn near perfect. I had it cut out in under 10 minutes!!!

For Mackenna

For Logan

BOOKS IN MY LIBRARY – CHECK ‘EM OUT

Easy Machine Quilting by Jane Townswick

Quilting Inside the Lines by Pam Clarke

The Quiltmaker's Gift

MAGAZINE REVIEW

Hanging Around - I will ditch the clothes the first chance I get and replace with quips!

Pictures of the goodies (aka stash, aka raw materials) I have acquired during my recent road trips to Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas and throughout Colorado will come at a later date.

KID QUOTE OF THE DAY:

Jadyn does her quilting! Just like Mommy (except Mommy wears pants - most of the time =;)

RECIPE:

No recipe for this show, but check out the podcast on iTunes Cooking With the Moms:  Janice & Liz or visit their website at www.mealmakeovermoms.com

TOPIC:

Watch the video for the Flynn Multi-Frame System at www.flynnquilt.com

Pictures of my leaders being placed on the frame system.  Hopefully, the pictures will help aid with the descriptions.  But please disregard the wrinkles.  I was just laying this out for demonstration purposes after pulling it out of a bag.  Also, I am not sure if you can tell, but this is the Scooby Doo quilt – which still is not finished.  It was just too easy to unzip the leaders and put a new quilt on the frame!  BTW, I tried Velcro for the leaders and it is soooo much better than the zippers.  Also, less expensive!  Try it – you’ll love it!

Quilt back top being attached to the first leader

Quilt back bottom being attached to second leader.

Quilt back top and bottom attached to the leaders. After the quilt back top and bottom are attached to the leaders, the back should be wrong side up (WSU)

Next comes the batting and the top...............

Roll it all up and quilt that baby.

Aug 21 2009

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