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charity quilts
« on: Jun 24, 2016, 08:23:51 AM »
I've started sandwiching the 10th charity quilt.  It is a sampler and I have no idea how to quilt it but hopefully something will come to me.  Right now I'm ironing the back and then I'll have to cut the binding from the backing.  I hate it when they leave it all together. 

I'm going to use this thread for all of the charity quilts except the spanish bond that is still in process.  I counted and I've got 8 in process.  Way to many.

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #1 on: Jun 24, 2016, 01:58:50 PM »
10th charity quilt has to go back.  It needs a split back to be able to fit and i've never done that.  i understand the theory but I'm not going to try it on my own.  I checked with my mentor Scott and she agrees so I put a note on it so I won't forget.  At least I got it ironed.

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #2 on: Jun 24, 2016, 02:39:39 PM »
Good of you to make it easier for the next person to work on a project.
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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #3 on: Jun 25, 2016, 10:37:15 AM »
Thanks.

I ironed down the binding on quilt 9 the Oh Susannah john deere tractor quilt.  This will mean less fighting with it when I put it on.

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #4 on: Jun 25, 2016, 04:17:43 PM »
I've started the binding process.  I wanted to hold it for applique or queen bee's but I just couldn't.  it bothered me just sitting there almost finished.  Who Knew!

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #5 on: Jun 26, 2016, 02:13:31 PM »
showed Debbie the charity quilt and where I made a booboo on the grandmothers flower garden.  A young lady asked me to make her a quilt and I explained point blank why that wouldn't be possible and why most people would deny her uniess they were family. 

People have no clue unless they quilt exactly what all go into it.

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #6 on: Jun 26, 2016, 09:27:22 PM »
...People have no clue unless they quilt exactly what all go into it.
especially family!
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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #7 on: Jun 27, 2016, 04:14:39 AM »
I've heard that is true as well. 

My mom was a great one for wanting things made for her from anyone that was at all crafty.  Probably why she knew so few crafty people.  She would pay for the materials but never once offered to pay for the skill that went into it. 

Well I'm still binding the little quilt.

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #8 on: Jun 28, 2016, 07:09:03 AM »
I'm on the last 3rd of the binding of the john deere quilt.  I plan to work on it today.

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« Reply #9 on: Jun 28, 2016, 04:19:23 PM »
I've broken the thread twice.  I hope it's because I don't know my own strength and not because there is something wrong with the thread.  It is a new spool and I'd hate for it to be bad.  I've only got an 1/8 to go but I'm stopping at this point.

I also noticed that I missed the top when i machine stitched the binding on.  I have no idea how to fix that unless I do an applique over it.  Possible in the shape of a sheep since there are sheep on the fabric as well as tractors.

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #10 on: Jun 29, 2016, 07:55:12 AM »
well I finished the back of the binding although I may have to take part of it out to get to the mistake.

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #11 on: Jun 30, 2016, 06:48:23 AM »
Ok, I've got a note on that one so that I can fix it with Scott's help.  So now it is on to the new number 10.

This is all diamonds on some are inside squares and some are inside rectangles.  I'm not sure about the quilting other than stitch in the ditch.  That may be all that i do.  But for this morning I'll put the binding together fold and iron it.  That will be one thing done.

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« Reply #12 on: Jun 30, 2016, 06:46:10 PM »
Actually took it with me today and Carol was able to tell me how to fix it.  I managed to take out the seam during the AA meeting and repin it.  So now some sewing and it is completely done and ready to wash and turn in.  Yeah.

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #13 on: Jun 30, 2016, 07:42:25 PM »
Good going!
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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #14 on: Jul 01, 2016, 05:58:38 AM »
Quilt nine is finished.  Now I've pulled out Spanish Bond for another pass.

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #15 on: Jul 04, 2016, 07:46:24 AM »
I've sandwiched charity quilt 11 it is a diamond within a square block all different sizes that are in strips.  It is really pretty and where she had a motif fabric she fussy cut it so that the motif is in the center square.  This quilt took some real time to cut and piece.  I hope I can do it justice.

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« Reply #16 on: Jul 04, 2016, 05:22:13 PM »
Finished the documentation on charity quilt 9 and started the documentation on charity quilt 11.  All's good in the hood.

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« Reply #17 on: Jul 04, 2016, 07:22:34 PM »
Great, Tammy.
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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #18 on: Jul 05, 2016, 07:34:47 AM »
Pinned quilt 11 which is a diamond in the square pattern.  It is really pretty.  I wish it were mine.  So I'll have to keep that in mind for the future.

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« Reply #19 on: Jul 05, 2016, 03:24:23 PM »
that's always a good thing!
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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #20 on: Jul 09, 2016, 05:41:12 PM »
I've turned the quilt to the back to iron it one more time and check that there aren't any future puckers lurking.  I hope I catch them all before I begin the quilting.

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« Reply #21 on: Jul 13, 2016, 08:54:29 PM »
i hope you do too. i hate puckers!
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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #22 on: Jul 22, 2016, 05:00:38 PM »
The John Deere quilt is on the way to the Lynchburg police department to use with juvenile rescues. 

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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #23 on: Aug 06, 2016, 08:45:11 PM »
nice!
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Re: charity quilts
« Reply #24 on: Aug 07, 2016, 07:15:20 AM »
the other 2 charity quilts have their own threads.  I hope to start another charity quilt after september.