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I live in the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband Bill, 3 sons, 2 dogs,, 2 horses-now 1, bottle calves and Chicks. I love to Quilt. I enjoy Horses,Gardening, Flowers, Archery, Camping, Fishing, Bottle Calves and all things with animals. I started sewing when I was 8 for 4-H, and have sewed off and on since. I discovered how fun quilting was over 7 years ago. I still sew on a Kenmore that was a graduation gift in 1981. I have a New Kenmore 385.19, and a Viking 400, a Singer Treadle, a Featherweight. and a Viking Ruby. In February 2010 I purchased an APQS Longarm , and Love everyone of them. I taught my 1st paper-piecing class, it was such a blast!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Favorite Things Friday

Favorite Things Friday..............
This week I was unable to spend much time with my sewing/quilting machine in turn it reminded me ow much I do enjoy it! So this week my time spent quilting is my favorite thing.
Farmers Wife 3" Blocks (book by Lauri Aaron Hird)
the first thing that pops in my mind is Paper Piecing. I know I know.... to some it is the most dreaded of all.But...(and there always follows one of those) Paper-piecing is my favorite,piecing so precise(well most of the time Hee hee) Anyways I have included in my pictures a couple of past paper piecing and some that are waiting for me to return to
(Nevada Star)
Wisconsin Barn Quilts Blocks 6" by Jen From Cre8tive Quilting
McCommas Beauty(still unquilted) Pattern by Karen Stone

My Nevada Star Book by Carol Doak (waiting for me to come back and complete)
Piecing of My "Not So Oriental Beauty" from AQS magazine March 2009
Yep!! It is one of my favorite things..Paper piecing but I will almost guarantee next week their will be another. The most wonderful thing, the ability to change as we grow...........
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  1. I think this will have to be my FTF soon too. Great quilts

  2. So much quilted yumminess! I'm one of those who does not enjoy paper-piecing, but I am in awe of how it looks. I'm so glad some quilters enjoy doing it, so I can enjoy the results!

  3. Wow, that McCommas quilt is a knockout! I have not grasped paper piecing, but that may change. I just downloaded a new pattern for a small project I admired, and lo and behold it is paper pieced. Gah! Doesn't look too fiddly though, so maybe it's doable for a paper piecing putz like me.

  4. Wow Judy , there's some complicated piecing amongst that lot and theyre all so beautifully done.

    Ive never paper pieced but Im joining a quilt a long next year that uses it. Thought that might be the way to try it for the first time.

    Thanks for linking up to FTF and showing off your creative talent this week.

  5. you are working on some beautiful projects

  6. So many beautiful blocks, I love the McCommas quilt too, it's absolutely stunning. I haven't tried paper piecing either, but I think I would like to one day.

  7. I am not a quilter so I will now have to go and google paper piecing.....it gives some lovely effects I see :-)

  8. Paper piecing gives me the shivers! LOL Your work is absolutely lovely. I aspire to quilt like you one day. Happy FTF! :o)

  9. Your Farmer's Wife block is beautiful as is the McCommas Beauty. As for paper piecing, I tolerate it, but it is too fiddly for me to do all the time. The results you can achieve are spectacular, though. And, let's face it, any time spent with fabric and your machine is a good time. Thanks so much for sharing.

    xo -El