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Another Jennifer
« on: March 18, 2013 10:07:58 AM »



What was once a pile of thrifted linen clothes...



Is now a baby quilt!





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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013 10:44:26 AM »

That is truly beautiful!  I love the colors and patterns in it.  I was totally wondering 'what is that heap of old clothes' in the preview, I'm so glad I clicked! 
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013 10:46:31 AM »

Thanks.  I would change that picture to the quilt picture if only I knew how.  Off to fiddle around and fix it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013 10:52:37 AM »

Looks great! I love your color palette!
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013 12:02:24 PM »

Oh, wauw, you did an amazing job!
I love how you reused that pile of linen clothes.

Isn't that what quilting was originally all about? (Poor) people reusing every scrap of old worn clothes and textile to turn it into a warm and soft blanket. I so prefer that over this trend of buying rediculously expensive designer cottons (basically cheap fabrics with a huge profit margin). Just my personal opinion though.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2013 12:43:06 PM »

I agree with everyone else, what a fabulous thing to make from old linens! The color palette is great. You said they were all linen? Wow. How big is it?

Bea, I agree, I've heard stories about the pioneers and how they would save up pieces of cloth that they found on their trek that were dropped/snagged/whatever from others passing in from of them and then making quilts that way. Times sure have changed, haven't they? And why is "quilting" fabric so much more expensive than other stuff? It's always so much thinner! I don't get it!
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2013 01:11:52 PM »

I totally agree with both of you.  I actually never much cared for quilts until I saw a book of Gee's Bend quilts.  They are amazing!  Now every quilt I make is inspired by their work.  Mine are never half as good, of course.  But the search for fabrics and the fun of putting them together in new ways keeps me quilting!  Most of the things I make include recycled components. 


Thanks.  The quilt measures about 32 X 33.
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