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« on: September 07, 2007 10:05:04 AM »

Here are some images of my quilts.  As I finish projects, I will edit these to include images of the newer items.
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Thanksgiving 2009.
At Thanksgiving 2008, I got everyone that gathered together to sign a quilt square.  There were 26 total and this is the quilt that was made from those.  One pic shows the detail. It was a very nice project to do and I enjoyed it greatly. (Since we are Texas-based, all the fabrics had a Texas theme.  Smiley  )

(Note for edit:  The original image site I had used is all weird now and the images would not show.  I had to re-post these here and I couldn't find copies of the original posted images of this quilt.  You can see how it looks in the background of this photo.  It was enjoyed by many and is now a treasured item in my home.)
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September 19, 2009
This is a birthday gift for a friend's little boy.  I hope he wears it out.  It is all scraps except the 6 inch blocks around the border.  The back is denim with no batting.  I quilted it around the strips in a squarish spiral. I really enjoyed it and look forward to more very scrappy projects.


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9-7-07
I am pretty unskilled but still very proud of how well these turned out.  


The first one is a casket quilt pattern.  I made it for a very dear cousin who is a mortician.  I hope it keeps her warm on many west Texas nights.
Mostly hand sewn and machine quilted.
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2007 10:09:05 AM »

This next one is for another cousin.  I designed it to show off the guitar fabrics.  If I made this again, I would replace the white squares with a darker fabric.  I had no idea those white blocks would SCREAMMMMMMMMMMMM out.
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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007 10:11:37 AM »

This next one is for an aunt who inherited a house full of African artifacts and art.  Walking into her home makes you just HAVE TO wander around looking and touching.
Machine sewn and quilted.
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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2007 10:16:35 AM »

This next project was a birthday gift for my sister.  It hangs in her office at MD Anderson.
Paper pieced on machine, hand quilted.



Here's the back (for an easy and quick decor change when the season dictates it):
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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2007 10:19:02 AM »

Here are the blocks I submitted to the Craftster Steve Irwin quilt project.  I really enjoyed that and hope to participate in such a project here again.



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I am adding another project.  I think it is easier when the good pix are all in the first page.
This is a scrap project.  I put more detailed pix in the rag quilt tute on the discussion board-link is below the image.  I am using my scraps Bonnie-style as leaders/enders and then combining them to recreate yardage.  I wanted some solid fabric but for some stupid reason, I own almost none.  This patriotic butterfly seemed like a good idea but in the pictures it looks tooooooooo busy.  I think it is good at arm's (lap's) distance though.  It is a gift for my sister.  



September 2009:  Here's the completed jeans rag quilt at a picnic. It is the only one I have made that I would ever put on the ground!!!!



http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=318697.0
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2007 10:32:06 AM »

I really love the first one, the blue one.  Great job!
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2007 10:40:59 AM »

these are beautiful!
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2007 10:41:25 AM »

I would say that you are very skilled!  I love that first blue one!
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2007 10:54:27 AM »

I love the idea of putting Christmas on the back of the wall hanging.  Brilliant!
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2007 11:37:36 AM »

such nice quilts! i especially like the guitars. did you draft the pattern for that block yourself? it's wonderful!
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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2007 12:53:40 PM »

Those first two are AMAZING!  You have skillz, girlfriend!
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2007 04:36:39 PM »

unskilled??? I have to disagree very much and replace that statement with VERY SKILLED! Those are awesome! I really love the first (blue) one very much - fantastic mix of blues going on in that one!  I also love the idea of doing a Christmas theme on the back. That is a brilliant idea!
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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2007 07:58:27 PM »

Those are great! Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2007 10:54:26 PM »

All very detailed work!  Impressive.  The first one is my favorite by far though.  I am very partial to blue and adore patchwork.  This is first time I have seen the casket shape and I find it very unique and cool.  A nice alternative to the tried and true square.

How long did it take you to make the first quilt?  What are dimensions?  Is it a throw or a twin or queen sized bed covering?  Sorry for all the questions.  Just really interested - but a bit intimidated to try this myself.
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2007 10:29:46 AM »

Wow, that is absolutely amazing! Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2007 03:59:11 AM »

all of them are best described in one word: AWWWWWWWESOME!!!
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2007 12:27:49 AM »

casket quilt very skilled awwwwwwwwesome
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2007 10:17:35 PM »

WOW thats amazing.  I especially love the first two.  They are all gorgeous.  Well done!  *pats on the back*
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2007 10:01:07 AM »

Thank you all so much for the kind words and encouragement. 

The casket quilt was such a huge project but a due-date really lit a fire under my tail.  It is a full sized quilt--big enough for a queen.  I drafted it myself after seeing a pattern online for purchase.  Actually, all of them I just sort of worked out myself. 

The casket quilt is mostly hand sewn.  I just shoved the pieces into a Ziplock (WITH my name and phone number) and carried it around with me for several months.  As intimidating as it can seem, it is really great.  If you dislike working the project, it can be a curtain, table cloth, hand bag, baby quilt, lap quilt, or whatever size you have gotten to.  If you really really love the project, you can just keep going and going and going.  It required very little planning overall compared to other quilting projects and would have required less if I had a pre-made pattern or acrylic template.  I did the quilting on it with glow-in-the-dark thread.  I thought that would be lots of fun.  NO WAY!!!  It was an awful sewing experience and very, very frustrating.  I don't think I will ever do that again. 

One of the things I like to do with my quilts is to leave an opening in the backing to birth the quilt through.  I think I get a cleaner finish on the edge that way.  I prefer that to a traditional binding and, of course, with the weird shape of the casket quilt, it was a must!

I love the blues.  I mostly wear blue scrubs with some other colors thrown in here and there.  When I wear something out, I always save the good parts.  I always make sure to include some of the scrub fabric in every project.  My oldest sister gave me some silly cow fabric (blue with small cows) that I also work into each and every project as a sort of tribute to her.  I love it and it makes me smile every time I look at it.

Thanks again for all the positive input. It makes me feel like I might just be a real quilter and not someone just getting my toes wet.

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« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2007 09:13:11 PM »

I especially love the casket quilt!  Hand sewn! Wow!
It's beautiful!
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« Reply #20 on: September 16, 2007 03:56:53 PM »

I think you can safely call yourself a quilter.  That casket quilt is just gorgeous.  It looks like a beautiful underwater scene.
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« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2009 10:47:24 PM »

I just added one of my latest creations.  Smiley
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