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High Fiber—New Inspirations

Vintage Stitchers met at Barbara’s on Thursday. She showed us this great Dresden Plate quilt top:

She had a quilt pattern that had big, empty squares in it. She substituted the Dresden Plate blocks for the big squares. What an interesting setting! Carol also had a finished quilt…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 14, 2016 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

Reminder: SpinAlong Starts Tomorrow!

At noon Friday, February 5th (tomorrow), in your time zone our Spin Along starts.

Bring your fiber, your wheel, spindle or spinning device of your choice and join in. 

No other requirements than that you have a good time spinning for however much time you can devote to it. If you…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 4, 2016 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Mostly Beds

Vintage Stitchers is meeting again after the holidays.

I took my finished Kaleidoscope quilt top to lay out on Janet’s lovely big floor. Most of the fabrics for this quilt are from Connecting Threads Kaleidoscope line, but a few from my stash thrown in. The background fabric is Kona Snow.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 18, 2016 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

February 2016 Spin Along

Politicians spin.

Athletes spin.

Why spend time flapping your jaws or paying for a gym membership when you can have lots more fun spinning with us? 

Where? Right here, in the Knitting Community Spin Along.

When? Noon on Friday, February 5 - noon on Monday, February 8, 2016, in whatever time zone you're in.

Equipment: Spindle or wheel. (If you…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 7, 2016 at 12:26pm — No Comments

High Fiber—Feeling Grateful

For Joanie’s birthday present, I promised to sew together the paper-pieced pine tree blocks Julie, Janet and I helped her make.

They had been sitting in her craft room. Joanie has had a difficult year, health wise, and hadn’t been able to sew them together. She wants to embroider wild grasses over…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 4 Comments

High Fiber—Fall Weather and Cozy Crafts

The hexagons for the Busy Bee Throw are done and I'm sewing them together:

The Pine Burr quilt is finished. We…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 19, 2015 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

High Fiber—Dog Days of Summer

Vintage Stitchers met at Marilyn's. She met us at the door wearing this apron Barbara made for her:

She was working on a quilt for fall that will include this machine-appliquéd pumpkin block: …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 31, 2015 at 8:30am — 21 Comments

High Fiber—Cranking Away

This week I had my First Ladies Class at Davidene's. We made the Eleanor Roosevelt Block:



The book is Eleanor Burns' Tales of First Ladies. I love the fabrics Davidene picked for this project, and the designs in the book as well, but I'm not crazy about the piecing methods.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 15, 2015 at 8:30am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Spring Fever

The Multi-scrap Scarf is coming along. Here it is with 30" completed:



Vintage Stichers met at my house this week, so I could get my turn in while there was little chance of snow and soon after my spring cleaning.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 1, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Blocks and Cables

The Pine Burr quilt is coming along. Here's Block 11:





And Block 12:





I should point out here…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Spinning and Piecing

This week was taken up in part with quilting. Here is the third Pine Burr block:





And the fourth:



And the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 2, 2015 at 8:30am — 37 Comments

High Fiber—Peggy Visits the Frog Pond

On the bright side, the first appliqué block of the First Ladies Quilt, the "Martha Washington Wreath," is finished.







There will be two of these, and I have started the second one. I'm using the needleturn method. My local quilt shop, …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 23, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Spring Already?

I've made progress on the Brick Cardigan this week:







However, I have also been trying to get some quilting in before the Spin-in scheduled for the end of this…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 16, 2015 at 8:30am — 12 Comments

High Fiber—Fun with Friends

Common Threads met out in Midway on Thursday.





Ginny is making progress on the hand-quilting of her pillow shams, and Lynda modeled her latest chapeau (another project for a friend).…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 9, 2015 at 8:30am — 51 Comments

High Fiber—Stitches and Snow

It was a great week for quilting. Common Threads met at Janet's, and we had a variety of projects.

Ellen is working on the second block for her Home Sweet Home quilt. She isn't sure if she'll make all…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 19 Comments

High Fiber—Hare-brained Scheme

It might have been a hare-brained scheme to make four bunnies, but I finished the third boy bunny, this one for Johan.





Here's what he looks like without his little kimono. He's wearing garter-stitch booties and soaker, actually knitted as part of the legs and body.…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 10, 2014 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

High Fiber—Blocks, Boxes and Boxtrolls

There has been lots of progress since my last regular blog post. The latest quilt top finished:





The border gave me a little excitement. This is what I had planned:…



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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 6, 2014 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Cutting Up and Getting Out

The main activity for this week was my "Reflections of Butterflies in Lemonade" quilt top.







I started this quilt on Tuesday. It's the Disappearing Hourglass block from Missouri Star's Quilt Block magazine, the latest issue. There's also a video of how to make it on…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 1, 2014 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—Needles and Pins

Chugging away on the Delectable Pathways quilt:

This is the last of three panels, and I only have two more flowers left to appliqué. 

The Puyallup Socks are done and on my feet:…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on August 18, 2014 at 8:33am — 16 Comments

High Fiber—Spring at Last

Last week found me quilting again.

All the cutting is done and I've finished 11 of the 24 pieced blocks for BS2's baby quilt. It will have one appliqué block depicting a little horse, to represent the baby' shorthand year, "Year of the Horse." The blocks are from the quilt "Twin Stars" from …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on June 2, 2014 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

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