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    Elnora's Flower Garden: Finally Finished!

    I FINALLY finished my niece's wedding present. And I'm happy to report she and her husband love it. At 88x106, it's either a large queen or a small king. And I found out last weekend that they...
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    Quilt Label: THANK YOU!!!

    Thank you to everyone who responded to my request for an embroidered quilt label. Sandy Navas beat you all to the punch and has graciously put up with my demands, requests, suggestions, short...
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    Anyone Make Embroidered Labels?

    Do you make, or do you know someone who makes, custom embroidered quilt labels? I would really like to order one for the quilt I'm making for my niece. Please contact me at dragonfoote@gmail.com. ...
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    Re: Another birthday today - MELI!!!

    Thanks, everyone! I really appreciate all the birthday wishes. You're the best!
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    Re: Another birthday today - MELI!!!

    Oh, Sandy. That's hilarious!!!

    (for those of you wondering what's so funny, my last name is Foote)
  6. Thread: Antique Quilt

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    Antique Quilt

    Went to visit mom today, took my camera and got a couple of shots of an antique quilt in her guest room. This Double Wedding Ring quilt was hand-stitched, hand-quilted by my paternal great Aunt. ...
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    Elnora's Flower Garden -- Quilt in Pieces

    It always fascinates me that, as quilters, we take big pieces of perfectly good fabric, cut it up into little pieces, then sew them all back together. The (very small, barely existent) logical part...
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    Re: Elnora's Flower Garden: One step forward...

    Thanks for all the feedback, everyone! Sylvia, thanks for the suggestion of the applique. It might be easier for someone who is adept at that technique. I haven't mastered it yet, so it freaks me...
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    Re: Elnora's Flower Garden: One step forward...

    And the results are in! Thanks for all your feedback. Most of you selected #2, which is my favorite as well. Yes, it does look a little like a bear paw, so maybe I will add some sort of stem detail
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    Elnora's Flower Garden: One step forward...

    After several hours of chain piecing, the first 8 blocks were done. I snowballed one corner each with a little yellow, then sewed 4 blocks together to form a "flower"

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    DH loved it, as...
  11. Thread: Two of a Kind

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    Re: Two of a Kind

    Thanks, all! The mom was so cute when I gave them to her. Completely clueless. "Who are these for?" "They're for you." (deer in the headlight look) "NO WAY!!!!" It was adorable.
  12. Thread: Two of a Kind

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    Two of a Kind

    One of my co-workers, after nearly a decade of fertility treatments, got pregnant with twins. Having dealt with fertility issues myself, I was beyond happy for her. I found the cutest fabrics and...
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    Elnora's Flower Garden -- It Begins

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    My husband's grandmother, Elnora Carter Foote, was a very gifted quilter. DH says he has fond memories of her and "all the old gals" sitting around a quilting frame, hand quilting. This...
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    Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    DH helped me figure out my template problem, so I made a test run, kind of like the first pancake. Needs a little tweeking, but I'm quite pleased with the precision of the points. THis one was made...
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    Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    Thanks, all! I finally had my husband look at what I was doing. Took him all of about 2 seconds to figure out what I'd done wrong and fixed it for me. Tonight I'll finish making the templates,...
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    Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    I'm not sure I understand what you're saying
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    Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll try one more time to make templates. If that doesn't work, I'll move on to paper piecing. (ugh)

    FYI, I want to make this quilt for my niece, g-granddaughter...
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    Re: HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    Here are pics. One of the block, one of the traced block, two of different template pieces.

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    HELP! Tips and Tricks for Making Quilt Templates

    Hi, gang. I'm really hoping someone can help me out.

    I have a vintage quilt made by my husband's grandmother. All hand stitched and hand quilted. I want to recreate it and I understand the...
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    Re: Orange peel quilt finished

    Es ist sehr shoen!
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    Re: I know this has never happened to anyone else!

    No, not to me. I've never done anything to exhibit brain dead behavior! Never, not once.

    I must insist you do not ask any of the following for verification:my husband, best friend, stepsons,...
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    Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MELI

    Oh my goodness! Thank you, everyone! Each one of your messages was absolutely an answer to prayer. Thank you and know I'm sending love your way!
  23. Little Known Legacy of the Berlin Airlift -- LONG

    Following WWII, the city of Berlin was divided into 4 sectors: French, British, American, and Russian. The Russian Sector became East Berlin, and on 1 April 1948, the Russians blockaded the entire...
  24. Diamond Periwinkle Quilt Update: Giving it to my Aunt

    Sorry this picture isn't very clear. My cousin's son took half a dozen pics and they were all blurry. But it was amazing to give this quilt to her in person. Initially I thought I'd have to mail...
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    Re: Diamond Periwinkle Quilt

    Wow! Thanks, everyone!
    The quilting on it is VERY simple. Diagonally along the seams of the Periwinkles and then around each Periwinkle. The original plan was to do some loose quilting of the...
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