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What I'm Quilting Now

Discussion in 'Sewing, Quilting, Yarn Crafts' started by CalicoKatie, May 11, 2018.

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  1. Jan 25, 2020 #151

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    Yeah, I like that baby quilt.

    Not to crazy about that last quilt. It's nice but don't trip my trigger.
    She likes it, and that's all that matters.

    Jim
     
  2. Jan 25, 2020 #152

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    Those are both adorable! The elephants are just darling.
     
  3. Jan 25, 2020 #153

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    I have 51 of 136 blocks that I might now call Peter, Paul, and Kansas :confused:
     
  4. Jan 26, 2020 #154

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    Those are wonderful! I like them both but admit that I'm partial to the elephants. That is going to be a precious baby quilt.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2020 #155

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    Now 63 of 136 blocks and many traced for cutting which takes the most time.
     
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    I agree,, I love the elephants.. so adorable.. what beautiful, excellent work your wife is doing..
     
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    She got it all finished today..
    This is for great grandbabies we don't have yet.

    IMG_20200202_103408228-1536x2048.jpg IMG_20200202_103342458-1492x1770.jpg
    Jim
     
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    She's got a Cowboys quilt started for our pastor ,

    He's a cowboy fan.

    Jim
     
  12. Feb 5, 2020 #162

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    Another baby quilt started pinning the the batting and backing to whole cloth top, on the dining room table. She pins a section ,rolls it, and pins another section, until it's fully pinned.

    Looks like flowers.
    IMG_20200205_111801058.jpg IMG_20200205_111816739.jpg IMG_20200205_111741164.jpg

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    Her work is beautiful. And that is a lot of safety pins!
     
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    That purple plastic container is over 3" deep, about 10" x 6".
    Is full of safety pins.

    Jim
     
  15. Feb 6, 2020 #165

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    Is that top pre-printed? Or did she iron on the design? Or hand draw it?
     
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    I enjoyed seeing how she gets started.. will be fun to see her start embroidering from the start.. way cool!! thanks !
     
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    It's pre-printed

    She will embroidery the print.

    Then quilt it all by hand

    She has at least 5-6 quilts started at all times to alleviate monoty.

    Jim
     
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    Jim I bet Michael Savage would pay big bucks for that one he is a elephant advacate and gives lots of his 'tightwad' to save them. He likes Trump but did for awhile hate his African Safari animal killing sons. But he forgave DonJr he was on his radio show lately.
     
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    All I can say is all you ladies are very talented and do great work.
     
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    Sorry ladies ,
    I misinformed yall. I assumed that she would embroidery all the print on that baby quilt above.
    No.
    All the print is quilted , and then washed to remove blue print so you end up with an all white quilt.
    That's a lot of quilting .
    Like that other whole cloth, all white, queen size I posted before.

    It will be pretty I'm sure.

    Jim
     
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    Caught her in the act of quilting that quilt.
    Which ain't hard , because if she's sitting she's quilting.

    IMG_20200210_103207043_HDR-2048x1536.jpg IMG_20200210_103240198-2048x1536.jpg
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    Look how much she has done already!!!!! And no wonder she pins so much - no hoop or nuttin!
     
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    Have 88 of 136 blocks done and parts for 16-20 more blocks just not ironed and squared yet. Once it's put together, I need to get my needle busy quilting.
     
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    @phideaux Jim if you don't mind me being a pest - or rather if the missus doesn't mind, when she is quilting around in a circle- ish like one of the flower petals, does she turn her work? Or is she able to quilt back towards her stitching hand. If she does quilt back towards her hand, does she have any tips or tricks (besides standing on ones head and being a contortionist) in order to make the stitch?
    Thanks in advance.
     
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    She said, it's easy just to turn the work as she goes.

    We don't feel pestered , thats what we do here..share

    I think that's why she pins it so much, makes it stay and easy to manipulate.

    Jim
     
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    Thank you. I have to turn my work to stitch away from my hand. I was just curious if I was doing it the hard way. I might have to try her million pin method just because I've not tried it that way :)
     
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    @LadyLocust ,
    I just walked over and captured her hand quilting that last baby quilt I showed

    You can get an idea of her method.
    She has had to change her methods over the years due to her RA continuing to cripple her hands.
    She runs 2-3-5 stitches then pulls the thread thru, she has to bring the needle up and hold it with her mouth to reposition the needle in her hand. That's due to RA.
    It's hard to see ,due to the bright light she has.


    Jim
     
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    My hero! Thank you. I'm not totally off the boat. I do it similar but am slower. I say I need more time to practice :)
    (PS. I like Dolly Parton too.)
     
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    Oops,
    Forgot we had tv on.
    A special about all country singers was on.:D:cool:

    She has had 50 years practice.

    She had to stop cutting out pieces to quilt, her hand just can't do all that cutting.


    Jim
     
  30. Feb 18, 2020 at 1:20 PM #180

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    Looks good Mrs. Phideaux,
    I do it similar, but my stitches have tendency to look backwards to people.
    I'm left handed. Can do a lot right handed, just not eat,write, and hand stitch quilts,crochet.
     
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