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jnicodemus
« on: February 04, 2014 07:39:50 PM »

The red material is from the blue jean quilt in the background which my Grandma made for me about 18years ago.  It was pretty beat up and thread bare so I finally took it apart, replaced some squares and added new batting and backing, but I just couldn't throw the backing away.  Here it is in the swoon block.  I also machine quilted, and I love how it turned out so much that I may stop hand quilting.



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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014 03:45:37 AM »

I am learning to love machine quilting, too. I used to feel like it was cheating, as my family always hand quilted everything. But after I worked in a sewing store, and did machine embroidery in another factory, I changed my mind.

Your project looks wonderful. It looks as if you got your tensions correct for the backside. Kept everything even...no bunching or knots.

I have an old quilt that I have been working on patching, too. It is in the style of your center star design. And I have slowly been adding stars to cover the boo boo parts. Just randomly placeing as I get matching fabrics. It is Americana red, white, blue...colonial style. So the red is more a brassy red.

I am so totally stealing a copy of your photo, so I can pattern a bigger star for the worst areas.  Grin Mine I think is called the Texas Star, but yours might be the Texas Rose? It's OK. I can pattern with a ruler from the picture.

Thanks for the share  Grin

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Wanting 6" x 6" fabric scraps for an iSpy quilt similar to this
http://www.grammasbabystuff.com/I_Spy_-_Hill_3_Finished_Smaller.jpg
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With a needle, always !


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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014 01:50:59 PM »

Simple but effective.
I love the story behind it, to have reused something your grandma did !
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