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Cut fabrics May 15.  Finished hemming May 30.  Similar fabrics to Earth Tone quilt #1 built a couple years ago. 

2 Earth Stone Quilt.jpg  Above is Earth Tone quilt #1 I built a couple years ago.  The difference between the two quilts: I changed up frame on the 9-patch blocks, and added gray sash on the #2 version. Used some of the same fabrics, and similar fabrics.  Notice how changing the frame changes it visually from 5 configuration, to a "plus sign" configuration.  Little things to consider when trying this quilt.

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My 1992 Kenmore isn't working right now . . . and my BL serger died.  Waiting for a smarter brain than mine to work on them. 

I switched to my Singer 301 (1952) slant needle, with a newer technology 1/4" edge foot.  Makes such accurate sewing/piecing.  Gee, the 301 sews fast like fire.   1300+ stitches per minute?
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1/4" edger foot, for Singer 301.  I bought it from Sew Classic.  Are they comletely out of business now???

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I always sew the first two rows, to see if I am going to like it. 

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On the long arm quilting frame.  

13 ET2.jpg Detail photo of edge to edge free style quilting sequence, Floral Feathers.

21 ET2.jpg  I keep the 1/4" edge foot on--to attach binding to this queen size quilt.  
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My favorite pose for quilts - all squished up.  

DH Jon says this is a good guy quilt.  (Whatever that means).

Thanks for looking at my work.




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I agree with Jon as it is a good guy quilt. It's all the Earth tone fabrics that make it mostly male oriented although I love it and would sure put it on my personal bed also. I seemed to be drawn more towards the less "stand out" colors in general. Not that I don't like popping colors. I just seem to like calmer ones. This turned out great by the way!
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Beautiful earth tones quilt, Linda!  I so admire everything you do, from perfect piecing, layout, freestyle fmq quilting and great photography!  Jon's right, great "guy" quilt!  Think that might mean he would like it to be his!
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Ooh! Ooh! I may just have to borrow another idea from you Linda, I really like this one. The more I look at my second triangle quilt, the more it looks like an abysmal failure and I don't think I'm going to finish it. I think the civil war fabrics I used for the failure quilt would look good in this pattern.

Yes, Sew Classic is just a memory now. Jenny retired.

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Very productive and creative work!
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I like this one.  I think I favor the plus signs with the grey sashing over the other, but they are both nice.  Yes a "guy's quilt"describes it well.  One where the husband says ok on re-doing the bedroom, but don't make it too girly.

I bought things all the time from Sew Classic.  Now I feel a little lost on where to go to find things.

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I bought things all the time from Sew Classic.  Now I feel a little lost on where to go to find things.


For Singer stuff I buy from   http://www.quilters-connection.com/

If you don't see what you need, email him, he's got lots of machines and parts not on the site.

I've not found another great place for Japanese machine stuff, but I'm working on it.

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Ooh! Ooh! I may just have to borrow another idea from you Linda, I really like this one. The more I look at my second triangle quilt, the more it looks like an abysmal failure and I don't think I'm going to finish it. I think the civil war fabrics I used for the failure quilt would look good in this pattern.

Yes, Sew Classic is just a memory now. Jenny retired.

Cari


Cari--your quilts are always beautiful. 

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I've been missing a lot of posts over here in the Quilters Corner!

Beautiful work, Mrs. D! 

Glad your 301 did the trick! I found mine too fast for my tastes- I guess I just never really bonded with it - so I recently sold it. It was in a cabinet and I needed the space anyway. (Was tempted to sell the cabinet and keep the head.) Trying to pare down a little and focus on what I really like to sew with. The 301 sure sews a pretty stitch for sure! 

And I agree - this one makes a really nice guy quilt! It's not always easy to make a good guy quilt in my experience. I'm making one for my hubby right now - reproduction fabrics did the trick. I was going to suggest some batiks but he really was not taken with them. Not a batiks guy I guess. Fine by me - I love reproduction fabrics. 😉

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I've been missing a lot of posts over here in the Quilters Corner!

Beautiful work, Mrs. D! 

Glad your 301 did the trick! I found mine too fast for my tastes- I guess I just never really bonded with it - so I recently sold it. It was in a cabinet and I needed the space anyway. (Was tempted to sell the cabinet and keep the head.) Trying to pare down a little and focus on what I really like to sew with. The 301 sure sews a pretty stitch for sure! 

And I agree - this one makes a really nice guy quilt! It's not always easy to make a good guy quilt in my experience. I'm making one for my hubby right now - reproduction fabrics did the trick. I was going to suggest some batiks but he really was not taken with them. Not a batiks guy I guess. Fine by me - I love reproduction fabrics. 😉


Hi Kim.  Please post photos of your quilt (reproduction fabrics) you are making for your husband.  Would love to see what you are working on.

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I appreciate your interest, Mrs. D.  I guess I could start a thread and post progress pics. [smile] I only got as far as doing all the cutting before my surgery. It's way past time to get it out again, but I have been wrapping up unfinished projects first - the shams for my friend, and last week, the hemming of some cotton sheer curtains I bought on sale but which needed hemming from 95" to 84" before I could use them. So it's about time to get out the fabric pieces and start making blocks! Thanks for the encouragement! What is your next quilt project?
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