First quilt block swap 2016

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by katsdar, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. coldupnorth

    coldupnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the quilt top that I finished for my nephew for his wedding tomorrow. I needed something that was fairly fast to sew up and still interesting. I made a simple disappearing nine patch in aqua, black with aqua design and beige on beige. The border is just various width strips of the three fabrics.

    Now, I have to bring it in to get quilted. My nephew and fiance will get a picture of the quilt with a promise that they will get in when it is completed.

    Next week, I can start on these blocks!
     
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  2. katsdar

    katsdar Overrun With Chickens

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    Very nice they will just love it!!
     
  3. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    This is our little doggie, Willow. These pics are a couple years old. Her coloring has changed a bit. She is more silver than in these pics. She is almost 4 1/2 yo. I know her ears look big. Everyone comments on them. They only look bigger because I let her fur grow long on them. If I let the groomer shave them, she looks like she has bat ears!! [​IMG]
     
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  4. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Coldupnorth, that is a beautiful quilt! They will love it!
     
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    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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  6. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope I just hand shredded some left over wool batting and stuffed it in but retroactive leaving it as a square and layering it might have worked better. At times I also use wool I wash and card myself. I think you can use anything and even upcycle a clean old wool garment or sweater and either cut it up or use it as it is. I am getting more creative with finding wool to stuff pincushions or use in needle cases. Buying it is expensive. I also learned to use white and natural cotton batting in needle cases versus the expensive felted wool. It works as well and it is easier to put the needles /pins in and out. I also have a needle case some one made with squares cut from an older wool garment. You can home felt it a bit by washing it on hot.
     
  7. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a stunning quilt! The colors are very pleasing. They are fortunate to have such a nice aunt.
     
  8. Anna6

    Anna6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now how cute is she? I love her name too and her ears are adorable. Very nice pictures too. Thanks for sharing pictures of your cute fur baby.
     
  9. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    I've always been interested in wool felting. I know thrift shops sometimes have wool items. It is getting harder to find. I don't think many garments are made from wool anymore. I would think the wool would keep the needles conditioned. The little red tomato shaped pincushions used to have sand in them. Not sure if they still do. I sounds like the natural cotton batting is more cost effective if you are going to make lots of them. Either way, they are very nice!
     
  10. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Coldupnorth, what was the order of your nine patch? I'm going to make my nephew a quilt and I really think he would love this pattern. He likes the color purple, so may doing purple, black, and beige. Not sure of the other 2 colors yet, but if you can share your pattern with me, I would greatly appreciate it. I really love it!!
     

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