Thursday, April 29, 2010

May Is Almost Here........... Look For Your Package In The Mail!

Hi Dozen Quilter’s,

I am so excited that my month has finally come around. I know now what those of you have felt like, when it was your turn! My block will “Not” need a sewing machine to make it. To get started you will need a qt. mason jar or pitcher. Fill it with cold water. I will have your teabag in your package, to make your tea. Fill a large glass with ice and pour tea into glass. Now you will need your kit, a needle/white thread, scissors, and a comfy chair. Open kit and enjoy your time “stitchin”. All the instructions will be in your kit.

Today I will be sending out your packages. If you do not receive one.......... please let me know. I have had things lost in the mail before!!!!!! Enjoy sweet Dozen Quilter’s! You are the best!!!!

Blessings, Linda

Finally, a Star for Kim

I'll get this in the mail today. Sorry for waiting till the last minute.
I've been a bit under the weather this month and had a heart cath yesterday. While we were in the "big" city having tests done, my hubby stopped in at Joann's and picked out this fabric for this star. I think he did pretty good.
I hope you enjoy it and can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Shoo Fly Blocks for Jenny- FINALLY

Sorry it took me so long Jenny but here are your Shoo Fly Blocks. I was able to get five 6 inch blocks for you with the fabric you sent. I have never worked with solids before but I thought these came out really cute and can't wait to see how your quilt looks! I will mail these in the morning along with a little something extra to make up for my lateness. Now on to Kim's Star.

Have a great weekend everyone- It has been raining like crazy here, which is nice because I can get caught up sewing instead of yard work.


I am a Star now

Finally looks like it should have in the first place.
A little frayed around the edges now from all the extra work.
But actually makes a star shape now.
Hope you like it!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Kim's Star

We're on Spring Break this week, so I'm catching up. Kim, here are two versions of the No Name Star, I can't make up my mind which one I like better, so I'm sending  both. Maybe you can make a pillow with one, if you can't use it in the quilt. I really like this block and will most likely make a quilt with it .

They are on the way to you.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Finally Jenny You have Your Blocks

They will go out in the mail tomorrow, along with a little something extra. I'm sorry, life happened, and I don't really have a better excuse. I like this block,  I think I'll make another, but a larger version. Again, thanks for being so patient.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Decision at Last

I've been playing around with my dozen blocks trying to decide how to set them.  This is what I finally settled on.  It is going to be colorful to say the least.  

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Jenny, here are your flying geese for your quilt!

Hi Jenny, I have a few more to finish up and they will go out tomorrow! I have always enjoyed the flying geese pattern. You are going to have so much fun putting your quilt together. Can't wait to see what it looks like!

Also ladies I have a free download called Spring Thyme Stitchery Block (red work) that I put up on my blog this last Monday, April 12. There will be 3 more that will go up in the coming months. Then I will put up a quilt pattern in the month of November so you can have a wall hanging by winter. Please come by and download a copy if you would like!

Prairie Flower Farm is one year old. Can't believe it!!!!!

Blessings, Linda

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I'm finally caught up!

Here are Jenny's flying geese and Kim's star!

Jenny, I had so much fun making flying geese with the tutorial you listed! There are 16 finished in the package coming to you and there are 4 more 1/2 finished... I ran out of fabric but I sent them to you in case you have enough to finish them!
Kim, I finished your star as well and it will go in the mail tomorrow as long as you like the colors. I love this star pattern, we used it a couple of years ago for stars in red, white and blue for some quilts we made for soldiers coming home. I want to make another throw using it I think!

Are you interested in a little challenge?

Our small community has a big celebration every 5 years when everyone comes back and they have an all school reunion the last weekend of May. This year, our little quilt group is hosting a quilt show and a Quilters Challenge! The theme this year is "Pages from the Ages." The group selected 5 fabrics that represent different periods in history and has put together a small kit with 6" squares. The challenge is to create a quilted item no larger than 18"x18" using a minimum of 1" of 4 of the 5 fabrics!

Anyone up to the challenge? The projects must arrive here by May 22 and will be displayed at the quilt show. There will be "People's Choice" prizes for the top 3 challenge projects.

Email me at or leave a comment and I'll get in touch with you and send you a kit:)


Monday, April 12, 2010

Kim's Star

This block was easier than I thought it would be and I think its got a great look Kim, can't wait to see your finished project!  Hope I got the colors right for you.

Finally got Jenny's Shofly square done

sorry this took so long.
we have had some major health issues since moving to this apt.
now to tackle this month's square...
just can't decide on fabric.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

2 Blocks by 2 Sisters

Hi Kim. Here are your blocks. Christy and I made them together today. Hope you like them. We really had trouble keeping to just two colors. Makes a really subtle star.

Friday, April 2, 2010

question for Kim

Kim, I can't beleive I dont have any fabrics that are aqua/turquoise and brown!!  Well maybe this one...but I wanted to show you what I pulled from my stash to work with.  I know that getting the colors right is important, please let me know if these work, and if they do, which you prefer...I don't mind a quick trip to the fabric store, really...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

A Nameless Star for Kim

Hi Guys! I'm so excited for my month! <3

The block I chose is one that Christy found for me way back in month #1! It is "No Name Star" and can be found here....

For fabrics I'm wanting turquoise/aqua and brown prints. I really love geometrical patterns, but buroque and damask patterns are good too! Also please try to stick to only the turquoise/aqua/browns (i.e. no cream or other colored backgrounds on the prints, no other shades of blue, and I really like medium "chocolate" browns, please! :) ). I don't mind if you use a solid/print of just one of the colors if you can't find fabric that has both the turquoise/aqua and brown together.

Getting the right colors is the main thing I  care about! Just have fun &  be creative. The pictures are examples of colors/prints I like!

I think I'm going to end up with a great quilt thanks to all of you!

Big thanks to Melissa for helping me figure out placing the pictures! You are awesome!