Friday, February 1, 2019

Welcome to 2019

The time sure flies the older you get the faster it goes. I don't know if I mentioned it or not but I am an Authorized Retailer of Accuquilt Cutters and Dies. I have a facebook group (AccuCutUps) for my customers so we can exchange ideas, ask questions post our projects and so on. We meet monthly to sew and visit sometimes we do a potluck and other times we just bring a lunch. At the request of the group we do a block of the month so they can check out dies they may be interested in adding to their inventory. The block for February will be the Pineapple Die which I have been having lots of fun with. I made a table runner that needs quilting and a couple of other block playing with some color packets I had on hand. We have also done the Kite Block, Lemoyne Star, Ohiostar, Blazing Star, Apple Core and if I remember correctly we also did the Snail's Trail. We will be meeting again on 20 February if you are going to be in the Rupert, Idaho area and would like to join us you can contact me for directions at 208-430-7144 or email is ohiostar46@gmail.com .
By the way in the previous post I mentioned the contest Warm Company was having. I did not win but I thank all my family, friends and customers who did go and vote for me it was fun to see the many different quilt shops and quilting businesses nominated.



Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Warm Company is Having a contest

Hello All,

The Warm Company this link will take you to their contest. It is a vote for your Favorite Small Business the winner will receive a roll of batting. Who can't use some batting.





I've also been showing a block a month in the AccuCutUps group I have for my customers on Facebook. So far we have done the Ohio Star, Lemoyne Star, Hunter's Star, Flowering Snowball, Apple Core, Spider Web and the Kite die. I don't remember off the top of my head if there were anymore but we will be doing the Pineapple die in January. If the weather is bad I 'm thinking of doing in as a blog tutorial so you could just follow the steps here and sew at home.




So what has everyone been making this fall with all their fabrics. This year was Accuquilt's 10th anniversary so they released several new dies which has kept me busy making samples so I'd know what the patterns looked like and how to put them together. Here a few I tried out. The Pineapple Die, Leaping Frog, Bear Paw and Spider Web.


Also made the Spool Die, the Lemoyne Star, Blazing Star, Flowering Snowball and the Wonky Heart. I did a couple of Christmas Trees from the Christmas Medley die and practiced using the embroidery you can get for them. I'm going to be trying more of that in the coming year. I'm learning the Embrilliance software and using it on my new Brother PE 770. Hope to be posting more of that in the coming months. 

You can find other pictures of things I have been doing at Instagram.com/ohiostar46 if you'd like to see what I have been up to. I'd love to see what you have been doing if you'd like to share.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Happy Halloween

Hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. Fall is definitely here in Idaho we've had some rain and the days are getting back to 50's and 60's hope they last for awhile I'm not ready for cold weather yet.

Have been working in the quilt room making a couple of Trick or Treat bags to send to my Great Granddaughters. One is in Michigan and the other is in Pennsylvania. I'll have to get the pictures transferred from my phone to an album so I can find them when I want to post them. They can be seen on my Instagram account which is https://www.instagram.com/ohiostar46/ if you would like to see some of my pictures.

Are you working on Christmas already or some other projects. Would love to see what you have been doing.

Anita

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Thoughts Going Thru My Mind

I have been thinking a lot lately about America and our Military. There have been members of our family serving in the military since the Civil War and probably before that though I haven't any knowledge of that at this time. In my time (72 years) my 7 brothers have served in the Marines and one in the Air Force all but three have passed away. My husband served 22 years in the Navy during Vietnam and after. He also has 7 brothers most of whom served in the Navy, Army and one in the Air Force. We were very lucky that those in our families who served during the Vietnam War all came home alive. Within the last year I discovered a song written by Sailor Jerry called The Veteran's Hallelujah 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msYPbjFC50w which you can listen to if you click on this link. 

This song really grabs me and makes me think about the times I would hear things on the news and sit worrying, waiting to hear was it happening somewhere near where I knew one of my family members were wondering if they were okay or was someone in uniform going to knock on my door with news I didn't want to hear. The times I stood on the pier watching the ship pull out, then filling the days until I could once again stand on the pier watching that same ship pull back in and waiting to see my husband among all the uniforms. 

We the wives, husbands, kids, parents and other family members are the support staff that make it possible for the men and women of our military to do what they do knowing we are here keeping things running and ready for them to come home to as soon as they can. It is a job that I have been proud to do and it is the way I have served my country. So to all those currently serving and those who have served THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE it is appreciated and to all of us who are support staff I also Thank you for YOUR SUPPORT.

Anita





Monday, August 6, 2018

I Have Such Good Intentions

I always have such good intentions when I do a post to do them more often and then I get busy and forget to do them. 
I entered a quilt in our County Fair last week and won a Blue Ribbon, a Best in Division-Quilts, a Judge's Choice and a Gift Certificate to the local quilt shop. All this happened on my Birthday so it really made my day.

Other news if you are in Eastern Idaho on October 12th and 13th the Portneuf Valley Quilt Guild is having their Quilt Show. The show is called The Quilter's Harvest. I'm planning to enter a quilt or two and am giving some thought to having a booth to Show Accuquilt products. IF you attend and I do have a booth please stop and say hello.


 This is my quilt. It measures 52" x 66".

Monday, May 7, 2018

Spring Has Finally Arrived in Southern Idaho

Once again I have been among the missing. Have been busy trying to get some quilt tops put together so now I have to get them quilted. I have also started a group on Facebook for my Accuquilt customers for a place to meet and share what they have been doing or ask questions if they need help with something. I will also be starting a block of the month for the AccuCutUps group. It will help people see how the die is used and whether or not they might want to add the die to their collection. Our first die will be the Ohio Star die.


Other things going on here Frankie has grown like gang busters and now weighs 13 pounds and provides much entertainment. He has taken quite a liking to Echo. When I got up out of my chair this is what was sitting in front of me. Echo puts up with him rubbing all over him and sleeping with him in his bed. He goes around loving on everyone who will let him. Still just falls over where ever he feels like it and goes to sleep. Carl has started calling him Middle of the Road Frankie because he is always in the middle of where ever you want to walk.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Progress has been Made this week

One thing and another has kept me from getting things done this winter. Now that the weather is trying to get better here in Southern Idaho I have been able to play in the quilt room this past week. I managed to get two tops finished and ready to be quilted. Now if I can just keep that up. These aren't my best pictures the day was cloudy so the light was not good. Also the flash on the camera created a washed out spot on the Ohio Star quilt. Anyway you get the idea. Both of these were cut with the Accquilt Studio and GO dies. Once you get the cutting directions figured out and your fabrics cut correctly the Blazing Star is very easy to piece and sew together. Will post better pictures when they are quilted. I am now off to the quilt room to try out another pattern. We'll see how it goes so stay tuned. What are you working on?