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Zippered Pouch and Tote bag

Patterns 'Zip It and Screen Play' by Nancy Ota
Tote bag and zippered see through pouch

Added by Margo in Maine on February 13, 2014 at 3:08pm — 6 Comments

Blue Ribbons

I entered 3 quilts in a local fair and won 3 blue ribbons...that was exciting..Ohio Collection...Tacoma Challenge and America the Beautiful. (can find more info in my pics)…

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Added by Margo in Maine on September 7, 2013 at 6:30pm — 16 Comments

Jo Morton's :Little Women's Club 12

 
I finally finished Jo Morton's Little Women Club 12 - #2 quilt.
Hers was larger but decided I wanted to do them on the mini size.
She made hers 34" x 34"....mine was 22 1/2"  x 22 1/2"
THIS IS CALLED…
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Added by Margo in Maine on July 31, 2013 at 4:30am — 10 Comments

Bargello with a Twist

This is a chapter challenge...about 17 of us are doing this to be entered into Maine Quilt show July 26-28th in Augusta. From a book named "Bargello with a Twist by Maggie Ball. You make multiple blocks and then lay choosing from 21 different patterns. It has been fun to see the different gals as they have finished them. This is hand quilted…

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Added by Margo in Maine on April 20, 2013 at 12:40pm — 6 Comments

Ohio Collection

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Ohio Collection are designs taken from quilts made in Ohio during the nineteenth century. The patterns were inspired by Anita Shackelford from her collection along with her family and friends. I started in 2004-05 finishing the block from 4" and up to 20". hand pieced....hand appliqued....embroidered...etc. It sat for 7 years as I did not have the…

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Added by Margo in Maine on April 20, 2013 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

Jo Morton's Abbygayle scrap quilt

This is Jo Morton's Little Women Club. I am doing a BOM at Busy Thimble in Litchfield, Maine. I had none of her fabrics so have been building my stash. Approx 17". I decided to hand quilt. 

Added by Margo in Maine on April 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

This was made for my daughter-in-law for Christmas-Wall Hanging Hats made for grandsons in their school colors. 

This was made for my daughter-in-law for Christmas-Wall Hanging

Hats made for grandsons in their school colors. …

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Added by Margo in Maine on December 31, 2012 at 8:51pm — 3 Comments

Angel wall hanging 2012

This is the a little panel that I picked up at the Maine Quilt Show in July. I did a lot of stitching outlining in gold....black...and then added the sparkles and a star atop the tree to give it a little bling.
The story behind this is, I…
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Added by Margo in Maine on November 30, 2012 at 1:00pm — 9 Comments

hand quilting

What is your favorite thread and needle to hand quilt......wool batting?

 

Added by Margo in Maine on November 28, 2012 at 12:08am — 6 Comments

Christmas Runner

This was a kit....quilted on my short arm..18"x 43". Very easy to do and colors are snappy looking...pic does not do it justice. 

Added by Margo in Maine on November 10, 2012 at 4:31pm — 4 Comments

Block of the month

http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/photo/albums/country-junk-tion-2012

This is the 11th in a series of 12 done with CountryJunktion....It has been fun. This is my turkey which I did not like when I first saw him but enjoyed him as I chose the colors etc...needle turn…

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Added by Margo in Maine on November 10, 2012 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

BOM #10

This is October BOM with Country Junktion. 2 more to go. Check out the other 10 with link following.

It has been really fun and challenging.…

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Added by Margo in Maine on October 31, 2012 at 3:12pm — 3 Comments

Ohio Collection top together

Started 'Ohio Collection' in 03-04 and finished the blocks...sizes 4"-19" and in between..but there was no pattern to put together and it took all these years for me to feel confident to finish...lots of fillers - top done! ...will add a border and then get it quilted...It was a challenge but I do like the…

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Added by Margo in Maine on September 8, 2012 at 9:51am — 18 Comments

Ohio Collection in Progress

This is my Ohio Collection by Anita Shackelford that all the piecing was done in 2005 and has sit in a box until now. I did not have the expertise to put it together then. All different sizes and no pattern to lay it out..lots of gaps to be filled in..I am really enjoying it and hopefully will have it all done by Fall. Over 1/2 way there. Below is English paper piecing…

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Added by Margo in Maine on August 14, 2012 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Log Cabin Zoo

This is for my new great grand nephew, Nicholas Roland born May 31, 2012. Book: QUILTS for BABY by Ursula Reikes - 1993. A great book for simple quilts. This is named  'Log Cabin Zoo'...very colorful. 30" x 50". 

Made and quilted by me and will be delivered to my brother and wife. It is their first grand. …

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Added by Margo in Maine on June 26, 2012 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

America the Beautiful

This a challenge offered by McCall's Magazine 2011. Seven challenged one another to use fabric from our stash. Three are done...two ready to quilt theirs. They are all different. Fun to choose fabric without knowing what it would look like. Size 72" x 92".

Added by Margo in Maine on June 20, 2012 at 7:30pm — 13 Comments

Nature's Rhythems

Nature's Rhythms design by S.K Peters for Clothworks. I used my own fabrics. I really enjoy the movement of it. 54"x69" 

Added by Margo in Maine on April 20, 2012 at 5:30pm — 13 Comments

Confetti quilting



This was the newest technique I have learned. Our local quilt group had a workshop this past week. It is called 'Confetti quilting.' First you make the background with grass, mountains, sky or whatever you choose. Then cut out the tree using  lite heat 'n bond and iron it on. Batik fabric's are cut into tiny pieces and placed and cover the whole picture with tulle and machine quilt.

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Added by Margo in Maine on April 8, 2012 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

60 degree table runner and mat

Our quilting group had a workshop for a 60 degree table runner. This idea has been around for a while but if I do not have some walk me through certain things it goes right over my head. I finally conquered it and was told to just add a couple more to the octagon. They came out very well and I am pleased with them. These will probably be the only ones I make but at least I challenged myself.…

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Added by Margo in Maine on April 4, 2012 at 7:30pm — 14 Comments

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