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quilt snob?

Started by Rebecca Keith/VA. Last reply by Sandy Larkey May 11, 2020. 31 Replies

Stories of how you started quilting

Started by Carla. Last reply by Sandy Larkey Feb 19, 2018. 46 Replies

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Comment by Gail Brown 13 hours ago

Diane, I love your Dresden Plates, so pretty, one of my favorite patterns.  I have a top ready to be quilted now, but two more ahead of it in line.  One quilt is on the frame and about 2/3 done and there is another waiting in line behind it for one of my daughters.  The Desdren Plate will be mine, all the ones I have made before were gifted to others.

Sandy, I hope things are going better for you.  I think of you every day and you are in my prayers.

Carla, I think we all have those boxes of blocks and scraps, all saved with the best intentions.  Sometimes it works out, sometimes not, but the planning is always fun.  I know what you mean about the back issues, I have the same problems, just do what you can.  I can't sit idle so when it gets bad I just stop the quilting and pick up the crocheting, not so much arm movement which is what aggrivates mine the most.  I think we all have those projects in line just waiting to be whole.  When they start getting to loud justshut the closet door and cross stitch.

Comment by Carla 14 hours ago

Hey Ladies, My you have all been busy chatting away here.  I only went back about four pages.  Janet the quilt your working looks great I can't wait to see how you will quilt it.  Katherine is that quilt all hand pieced?????? My another one that will be fun to hand quilt!  Can't wait to see what you do too!  Sandy so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother!  Never easy and thank the lord we have those memories to carry us forward.  PQ, cute baby quilt!  I have a box of string blocks that I want to make into some baby size quilts for future great grandchildren.  I really need to get on the band wagon again.  My back is still an issue although the stretches and inflammation med seem to make it bearable.  Diane love your dresden!  Oh so many pretty fabrics!  I think back at how prolific I used to be with my quilting and now a days I feel I have no energy.  I took the winter off from quilting and am just enjoying my cross stitch.  Hopefully next fall I can get another quilt top quilted. I have at least four in the closet just waiting! UGH!

Comment by Katherine V. yesterday

Sandy, it’s good to hear from you.  Settling estates is never easy.  I agree with Gail. It will get easier and one day you will smile at the coffee cup in the cupboard.  My mom was pretty organized, but settling the estate still took for ever.  

Jan, love the quilt you made for your great nephew.  Such cute fabric.  

Diane, I do love the Dresden plate.  I have that on my list for 2021.  I have had the fabric for quite a while.  Just need to pull the trigger, 

Comment by handstitcher/IL yesterday

That’s so sad! I hate that politics has divided this country, friends, and even families. I’m so glad we keep politics off the table here at the quilting frame!

Comment by Janet/MO yesterday

I was shocked when she gave it to me.  We were good friends for 17 years then sadly she dropped our friendship over politics.  We had never let our different political viewpoints interfere before so I don't know why she suddenly did that.  I must admit it made me cry.  

Comment by handstitcher/IL yesterday

Good for you, Janet — I’d rather have an antique quilt over a steak dinner any day, and I love steak! 

Comment by Janet/MO yesterday

Jan, I love the baby quilt.

Diane, I also love the Dresden Plate quilt.  I have an antique one that a friend gave me in 1999.  I helped her vend at a quilt show & she told me if we did good she would buy me a steak dinner.  We did so well she bought me an antique quilt instead! 

Comment by handstitcher/IL yesterday

Thinking of you, Sandy. Wrapping up an estate is tough — all the endless details. And you’re right, it’s a good reminder to all of us to make preparations for ourselves. DH and I are in the process of that now as our girls are both over 21. It was time to update our wills. I’m always amazed how many people I know have made no arrangements. It makes things so much harder for those left behind. 

Another sweet baby quilt, Jan! The perfect thing to snuggle with, play on, and just love. Your family is lucky to have you making quilts for all the little ones.

Love your latest finish, Diane! I so enjoy all those vintage prints and the Dresden Plate pattern lets them shine. And your quilting is exquisite as always.

Still quilting my butterfly quilt. Even though there’s only 9 blocks, they’re 24” square, so cross-hatching is going slowly. At least the colors remind me of spring. 

As the snow is beginning to melt near the edges of the house, I spotted 5 hyacinth bulbs peeking through yesterday. I needed the reminder that spring is coming!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on Thursday

Another stunning finish, Diane!  Makes my heart sing.  Nicely done!

Comment by diane on Thursday
 

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