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Subject: Quilters! Where are you??
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 6:21 PM ET
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Who quilts? What are you working on? What tips and hints do you have? Lets chat about quilting



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Date Posted: 10/3/2008 6:01 PM ET
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I quilt! I'm currently working on my fifth one. It's a batik quilt for my daughter's dorm room. I appreciate traditional quilts, but I like to do stuff that's a little funkier. I do like scrap quilts, though.

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 1:07 AM ET
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Got any pictures Lisa? I posted my scrap quilt on "question for quilters". I'm currently working on 3 log cabin quilts for christmas presents.

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 1:10 PM ET
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I'm working on my first quilt now.  Have no clue what I'm doing for the most part.  It's for the hubby and as long as he's happy with it that's all that matters right?

www.flickr.com/photos/11449121@N08/2911810933/

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 3:05 PM ET
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Nice quilt Jessica! It looks WAY better than my first attempt.

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 4:24 PM ET
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Here are three of them. I've finished Maggie's, but I haven't got around to taking a picture of it since then.

Maggie's Quilt

Ezra's Quilt

Kraft Quilt

I saw your scrap quilt. Great job!!

Date Posted: 10/6/2008 4:26 PM ET
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Great job, Jessica! I strongly recommend starting with a quilt made from squares. Much better to grasp the basics with. I started with a hexagon. BIG mistake! I managed to make it work, but it was certainly a learning process.

Date Posted: 10/7/2008 6:44 PM ET
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I like "Maggie's quilt" the best of the three. I can't believe you started with a hexagon *shiver* that took some guts chick.

Date Posted: 10/10/2008 3:53 PM ET
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Amanda, that was pure ignorance on my part, I assure you! I'll never make that mistake again.

I'm doing one for my MIL's 65th birthday. I picked up some fabric today. Nothing like putting it off until the last minute.

I decided I didn't have enough time to piece a quilt, so I just got an Asian print for a large center panel and found some coordinating stuff for the border and binding. She has some understated Asian influences in her decor, and she watches Memoirs of a Geisha about once a week. The fabric I liked for the center panel was the tail end of a bolt, so there was only about a yard and a half. It's a lap quilt, so I don't need much.

I'll just quilt around the designs in the center panel for the detail, since there's no piecing. I should be able to knock it out this weekend. Why do I always put these things off? Oh yeah, because I'm still working on my daughter's graduation quilt for her dorm room (she graduated in May). LOL!

I'll post pics when I'm done.

You guys do the same. I love seeing what others are working on.



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Date Posted: 10/12/2008 12:19 AM ET
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I think i've fallen in love with the log cabin design. Its so simple to do and so versitile :) I have two quilts almost done. I'll post pictures soon.

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Yay one quilt down and one to go. This one is for my boyfriend. It is the traditional Log Cabin design with pictures placed in the centers.

www.geocities.com/falcon_within/DSC00069.JPG

close up of one of the squares: www.geocities.com/falcon_within/DSC00073.JPG



Last Edited on: 10/12/08 1:01 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 10/14/2008 8:47 PM ET
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I love it, Amanda! I've yet to do a log cabin, but it's on the list. I love how they look,and how you can turn the orientation and make completely different designs.

I need a new quilt for my bed, but it's a king-size. There's no way I'm going to wrestle with quilting it on a traditional machine. Twin is bad enough. I think I'm going to do a quilt-as-you-go design. I'm thinking a log cabin would lend itself to a QAYG. How are you quilting yours? Stitch in the ditch? It's not my favorite method, but sometimes it's just the ticket.

Date Posted: 10/15/2008 12:51 PM ET
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yeah stitch in the ditch. I have a really old machine.... it  can be hard to do a whole lot with it.