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I don't have a pattern for this one but was inspired by someone else who made a Twins themed quilt for their spouse last year. He told me about partial seams and the general way to put this together. So, I have improvised a sampler of blocks to showcase baseball themed fabrics and filled in around with background fabric. I am quilting this improv style, too! It's becoming a sampler of quilting designs I enjoy.

This quilt is a thank you gift for my husband for helping me with my Rockteer that didn't want to rocket last winter. Once he got the foot pedal adjustments made, it's been a joy to piece with. Pieced this whole quilt with the Rocketeer and am quilting it on the Sweet 16 mid arm.

Better get it back under the needle and keep quilting! Thanks for looking.

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Love this, Mavis! Have fun "arming" it. Do show more photos, please.
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Great idea Mavis. Now I know what to do with the box I have up on the shelf that I have been carrying around for umpteen years with Homer Hankies and t-shirts etc....  I think there is some NorthStars stuff in there too. Hmmmm. Have to have the wife look at it. 
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Great quilt Mavis. Sports themed quilts always seem to be a hit. I call quilts with partial seams or Y seams, "puzzle quilts" because you have to puzzle piece them together. I've done three quilts like this and they were actually kinda fun.

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Oh - my brother would love a quilt like this.  Where do you source your baseball Twins fabric?  Your quilting is amazing and really makes the quilt.

My brother gave my an original 1965 Twins World Series banner - it is faded and torn and I plan to try to duplicate with matching colors - it will require appliqué  and other techniques I'll still need some practice - but another project on the list!
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Still "winging it" on this quilt. I have marked a few designs with the Croyola super tip washable markers. Decided to commerate this time with a message on the virus.

I have no one source for fabrics. Most of the baseball fabrics came from a quilt shop - Sewing Seeds, in New Ulm MN. I am fortunate to have many quilt shops within an hour drive, as well as a Joann's, Hobby Lobby, and Wal-Mart. My current stash should last through a long quarantine period, if needed.

Minnesota officially begins a state wide shelter at home for two weeks beginning at midnight. Stay home, wash hands, and stay well everyone!

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My brother gave my an original 1965 Twins World Series banner -


That was the year the Dodgers beat the Twins......   [confused]       No wonder he gave it to you  [biggrin]
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I tried a little raw edge appliqué, a little ruler work, and free style fmq on this one. These photos show my washable marker guidelines before washing the quilt. I'll bind the quilt, give it a washing, drying, and snip stray threads. Then I'll snap a few more photos and give it to my hubby. I think he'll like it.

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What a very beautiful, creative, and special quilt!  Your reference to COVID-19 will make this a very historic quilt for your family.  I especially like the borders and the unique motifs you incorporated.  Really - it's a very special work of art by a talented artist!
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Mavis your work is fabulous! I'm in awe of your talent.

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Thanks, gals. It was a stretch for me, at times, but I want to keep pushing myself to try something new in every project, if I can. Thanks for looking!
Here's a close up of the happy people after pandemic has ended. This was a neat little detailed learned from Helen Godden, a phenomenal fmq instructor.

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Disregard the blue hue that was somehow picked up be the camera - it is not on the fabric.
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I finished binding and washing this one. Now I need to make a quilt label.
A couple of areas are still a bit damp, so I'll probably just leave it spread out like this over night.

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Mavis,  My husband would love that quilt as he is a baseball fan above all other sports .... even football! I even have a few of those fabrics from a previous sport quilt. By the way, I love the way you laid it out.
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Thanks, gals. It was a stretch for me, at times, but I want to keep pushing myself to try something new in every project, if I can. Thanks for looking!
Here's a close up of the happy people after pandemic has ended. This was a neat little detailed learned from Helen Godden, a phenomenal fmq instructor.


Congratulations Mavis.  From the top to the bottom--a truly awesome quilt.  Love love your craftsmanship.  I cheated (saved) your photo of the quilting techniques and designs.  Over the top beautiful!  You inspire me. 

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Thanks, KLO and thanks, Linda!  Great to hear from both of you!  I should start a new topic on a couple of people who inspired me on my quilting journey.  One was my former chiropractor.  For many years I got great help with back, hip and neck from a lady chiropractor who just so happened to be quilter.  She was quite artistic, free spirited, and creative.  It was really because of her that I got into making my first quilt.  Another was a former music teacher who is also a self-taught quilter and one of the most talented people I know.  He fmq on his domestic machine for many years, and just recently switched to a sit-down mid arm machine.  He was my inspiration for doing the MN Twins quilt.  If you could see some of those two at work, you would realize I'm really just a beginner amateur!

Saving photos of other's work is one of my favorite things to do!  

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Mavis -

Please do start a topic on your inspirations.  It's always interesting to know about how one came to where they are now..
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Mavis -

Please do start a topic on your inspirations.  It's always interesting to know about how one came to where they are now..

I spent over an hour hunting for photos I took somewhere around 8-12 yrs. ago and came up empty.  QB doesn't have our posts/saved photos any more!  I won't give up and will get it and share it one of these days.

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