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Peggy Stuart's Blog Posts Tagged 'quilting' (169)

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

High Fiber—Crossing Threads

Dolly's bed is finished:

I used a Sterilite Underbed Box 28 Qt., Model #1846 DH found at Walmart for $4.38. To keep the mattress from sinking into the depression when Dolly lies down, I cut a piece of an old political sign the same size as the mattress, which is 16 X 23”, 1” foam (left over from…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 25, 2016 at 8:30am — 17 Comments

High Fiber—Peace to All

Peace on Earth. I ask for this from Santa every year. It doesn’t hurt to try.

This photo was taken from moon orbit by crew of Apollo 8, Christmas Eve, 1968. I was a young mother at the time, and I remember it well.…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 21, 2015 at 8:30am — 13 Comments

High Fiber—Sweat Shop

Poor dolly is nekkid. All her clothes have gone to her as-yet-unnamed counterpart in Wisconsin. She looked good in the outfits before she got stripped down, though.

The Aran pullover I had so much trouble with came out nicely in the end. It’s the”Fisherman Knit Sweater” from …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 14, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 Comments

High Fiber—All Dolled Up

Most of my fiber time this week was spent making clothes for an 18" Madame Alexander doll, whom I've named Dolly. (Creative, right?) I finished the cardigan. Here it is on the model:

I couldn't get Dolly to hold onto the…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 7, 2015 at 8:30am — 10 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—Doing Dishes and Other Chores

My life is in pieces:

The Kaleidoscope Quilt is coming along. Here are four blocks on the design wall:

All of the centers are…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on November 16, 2015 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Preparing for Winter

We have cranked up the furnace, and I'm working on hand quilting my "Peggy's Sistine Chapel."

It should make us feel warmer just looking it. It's the "Delectable Pathways" pattern by Mary…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on October 26, 2015 at 8:30am — 3 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—Accelerating Towards Halloween

Vintage Stitchers met at Barbara's this week. Her home was already decorated for Halloween.

Diane was working on a scarf. The pattern is called "Lacy Leaves." She just had a copy with her, and there was no source, but she said it was from a booklet with four or five…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on September 28, 2015 at 8:30am — 7 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—Summer Reruns

I'm on vacation, so I have some special blog posts scheduled.

Today you will get to read more about our vacation in Oregon in July, 2011, which included the quilt show at Sisters on July 9th. You can see all my photos from this event …

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Added by Peggy Stuart on July 6, 2015 at 8:30am — 6 Comments

High Fiber—Finishing, Starting and the Progress In-between

The Johan Socks are finished and on my feet!





As mentioned in my March 23rd blog post, I made the bottom of the heels double-stranded. The yarn is…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on April 6, 2015 at 8:30am — 22 Comments

High Fiber—Nonfat Jelly Rolls?

Well, some of them included fats (fat quarters)...cut into 2.5" strips. But you could make all these with Jelly Rolls, the non-fattening kind.





Members of Vintage Stitchers have been making quilts from Pam and Nicky Lintott's…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on March 30, 2015 at 8:30am — 25 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—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—Annie Get Your Knitting Needles

It has NOT been a quiet week here. First, there were the Sundance shifts, but I had some knitting time during some of them, so here's my progress:





I'm on the first sleeve, but this photo was taken before the Super Bowl game, so it's a little further along…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on February 2, 2015 at 8:30am — 9 Comments

High Fiber—Dancing in the Sun

I'm making use of the new LED light for my Featherweight, which is back out of its case and on the job.





The piecing of the first quilt top of the new year, "Seeing Stars," is almost done. Here's the photo…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on January 26, 2015 at 8:30am — 15 Comments

High Fiber—Finishing Up the Year

Rocky's Sheep Sweater is finished.

I used the same pattern as the one I made for him previously, only with a different stranded pattern, using this time the sheep motif from "The March of the…

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

High Fiber—Giving Thanks for...Local! Yarn! Shop!

Wasatch & Wool just opened up near me, about five minutes by car.

It's the first yarn shop in Park City in many years that wasn't in a corner of another store. We have had a Michael's for several years, but if you wanted…

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Added by Peggy Stuart on December 1, 2014 at 8:30am — 11 Comments

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