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Merry Mary

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Welcome Mary.........I so admire all you gals who are quilters, I have always loved them, but never tried to make one. I look forward to also seeing what a civil war quilt would look like.

Laurie

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It's not hard to start making a quilt if you've sewn before, You can pick out as little as two different color fabrics and just make a checker board pattern.


This is the book I am using to make my quilt. You can look this book up on google or Amazon. There are many different Civil War patterns to choose from. I hope you give quilting a try sometime. It's a lot of fun and sky's the limit to what you create.
 

Merry Mary

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Nice to have you with us!
Hand quilting is such a labor of love! I think I’d be dead long before I finished something hand quilted. Very much a machine quilter here.
I had some of that polyester fabric that was nasty too. I bought because it was the perfect color. It’s in the pile for the thrift shop now.
Would love to see pictures of your quilt.
Here is the FW quilt I finished. 1610494476809.png1610494554103.png
 

missjane

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Wow! That's is gorgeous!
 
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sweetpumkinpye

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Mary, that is gorgeous work, I wish I could quilt like that.
 

Myron's Mom

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Mary, that is beautiful. You have certainly have a talent for quilting! Thank you for sharing your treasure.

Laurie, many of the quilts look way more complicated then they really are. There are tons of you tube videos that are good introductions. Jordan fabrics and Missouri star quilts have some good ones. You can practice by cutting up old clothes to start with. Start small ( place mats, table runners). Most of the fabric shops here are starting back with classes thankfully. Warning: it’s very addicting lol!
 

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Myron's Mom ~ Do you ever order from MSQC? I placed an order a couple days ago. Their email confirmaton had a little video in it with Jenny and another gal doing a little dance to celebrate the order. Very cute! Something to brighten my day.
 
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luludou

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Mary that is a beautiful quilt.
Finished my small painting yesterday. I am starting my deep cleaning of closed-off spaces (armoires, closets, drawers) so not much time for crafting theses days.
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Myron's Mom

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Dahlia, I’m trying to be good! But yes I have. Haven’t ordered since December and I never noticed the video. Maybe I need to order something . I most recently ordered quilt patterns from Jordan’s.

Lucie, beautiful painting. Love those colors. Right away it made me think of the catitude fabric I have for a quilt.

I’ve ordered some supplies for a trial run at a ornament for CIJ. I want to make sure I’m solid with something to make before I sign up otherwise I’ll worry about it. My supplies were supposed to come yesterday, they’ve sat in Cleveland for 2 days. I hope maybe today.

Worked on paper piecing the cat tails for the quilt yesterday. I like the look just very slow going.
 

homemade4me

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It's not hard to start making a quilt if you've sewn before, You can pick out as little as two different color fabrics and just make a checker board pattern.


This is the book I am using to make my quilt. You can look this book up on google or Amazon. There are many different Civil War patterns to choose from. I hope you give quilting a try sometime. It's a lot of fun and sky's the limit to what you create.
Thanks Mary for the encouragement, I do sew .....and I love fabric......I think I will look into making a quilt a little further!!!!

Laurie
 

DahliaDoll

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Lucie ~ You have such an artistic flair! Your painting is beautiful!

I’ve actually been to both MSQC and Jordan’s. MSQC is about a 2-3 hour drive from DD’s (who lives in Nebraska). Jordan Fabrics is in Oregon; and we made it a “destination” on one of our travel trailer excursions. Didn’t see any of the “famous” people while there.

My “Rudy January” plan is working out quite nicely. Yesterday I made some progress on the Christmas cards (slow going there); made myself a “gift” of a zip pouch for my knitting accessories; cut fabrics for a Christmas Lil’ Twister table topper (or wall hanging – TBD); and finished the third ear/neck warmer (Christmas gifts for friends).
 
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Myron's Mom

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I’ve never been to either one. I guess I can’t complain since we live so close to Amish country. Maybe I’ll get there some day.

My craft supplies are spending another day in Cleveland. They are moving all the mail they put in storage at Pittsburgh from December to Cleveland this week ( they put our mail in storage???) So I’m sure my package is lost in the mess.

Found a nice fall themed quilt book today at dollar tree. Can’t wait to take a good look at it. I have fall fabric in my stash.........
 

sweetpumkinpye

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Lucie, that painting is gorgeous. Will you hang it somewhere in particular?

Continuing with baby cardigan, 1/2 way through 2nd sleeve.