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    Quilt Sharing - Ginny Day 1

    I thought I'd start off with pictures of a couple of "oldies but goodies.

    Karen's Tied Irish Chain.jpg
    This is a Double Irish Chain that I made for my sister back in the 90's. I actually made two of them. They were for her couch and loveseat. I tied them instead of quilting and much to my surprise and joy, they are still being used today. They are actually back here at my house now. They had a lot of use "back in the day" and went through many washings and yet they are still together. They were made with polyester batting. They do have a few spots where the stitching is becoming undone but they are still being enjoyed by the grands when they are here, by our cat Myrtle (since one is on a bench where she lays) and even by me occasionally. With the backing being that dark green, it is the perfect quilt to put down on the grass for a little one to sit on.

    Blue Irish Chain.jpg
    Then this is another Irish Chain I made for hubby and I after we got married in 2003. This one is not however, hand tied. I just did stitch in the ditch for this one. We still use it but it actually hasn't held up quite as well as the two I made in the 90's. It is still very usable but the colors are fading a bit. That nice blue is looking a bit weary. But we still love it on our bed in the winter. This one has cotton batting.

    And now for one a bit more current.

    Lattice quilt on the bed.jpgBacking of Lattice Quilt.jpg

    This is the lattice quilt I made to use in the summer on our bed. I finished this a couple years ago. I didn't use any batting. I backed it with seersucker and it is the perfect weight for those cooler nights. It took me quite a long time to finish it because other projects kept getting in the way of its completion.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Ginny B

    http://www.ginnyscraftbasket.wordpress.com

    #2
    Thanks for hosting this show for us this week. Irish Chain is one of my favorite patterns & yours look so pretty & inviting. I'm in the "long" process of making a summer quilt for our bed that I don't plan to use batting on. Yours turned out beautiful!! I love the thought of seersucker for backing but I already have my backing bought for mine. So glad to know that all your quilts are loved & used by those intended. Thanks & I look forward to tomorrow's show.

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      #3
      Thanks for sharing your quilts. The lattice is one of my favorite designs. It's such a good feeling to know your quilts are being used and loved.

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        #4
        Hi Ginny, lovely quilts! The lattice pattern has been on my to do list for quite a while....one of these days I will hopefully get one started. Looking forward to seeing more of your work
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          #5
          Looking at these, and what has come before, it is somewhat intimidating to think I could ever do something half as nice. Yet, given the kindness and support from all here, I move ahead. Ginny, very impressive!

          Rob
          There's nothing more directly linked to who we are than the fabric that we make.
          --Ken Burns

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          • geegeequilts
            geegeequilts commented
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            Rob, you can do it. Gina

          • Ginny B
            Ginny B commented
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            Rob we were all beginners at some point. You will make wonderful quilts I am sure.

          #6
          Love your quilts! I'm such a traditionalist at heart. Funny I've been working on a seer sucker quilt myself. I'll use batting but had it from making my daughter clothes. Love your finishes!!

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            #7
            I made a very small lattice quilt, more as a sampler, to see how I liked the pattern. I was too frustrated with getting everything to match up, so I chose not to make a larger one. Thanks for sharing your quilt pictures.

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              #8
              Love your Irish chains! They are a lot of work to get things matched up-- and you did it perfectly! And your lattice quilt is beautiful! Now I want to make a lattice quilt.
              ~ Carol from PA

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                #9
                Wonderful quilts. I'm working on a summer quilt right now. Never would have thought of using seersucker for the backing. I live the lattice quilt.
                Carlie

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                  #10
                  Love your quilts, Ginny. You know I love the blue/white! Gina

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                    #11
                    I love your quilts. Irish Chain andLattice are two of my favorite designs. Beautiful.
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                    Scottie Mom Barb

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                      #12
                      Beautiful quilts! It means so much when our work is appreciated.
                      Katrina
                      “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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                        #13
                        Your quilts are beautiful and so nice to see them used in your home. Thanks for the show today!

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                          #14
                          I think I"m in love with your lattice one. gorgeous fabrics in there too. makes for lovely summer nights and Spring ones too.

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                            #15
                            These are beautiful.

                            Enjoy life and do what makes you happy. Everything else will follow.

                            Every day I try to do one thing that challenges my comfort zone.

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