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Thread: Your Future Quilt

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    Super Member mary quite contrary's Avatar
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    We just took a trip through west Texas. I loved seeing the cotton fields and thought this could be part of a future quilt. I know nothing about growing or harvesting cotton but I had to take some pictures.
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    Super Member earlylace's Avatar
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    They need to keep growing that cotton so we have lots of good quality cottons to sew with and keep the prices down!
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    I am a transplanted Yankee living in the Mississippi Delta where cotton is one of the main crops grown. I was living across the road from a cotton field and watching them harvest was just amazing. They compress it into huge bales that could fit into the bed of a semi just about and cart it off to the gin to be processed. Bits of cotton fly all over the roads like snow at harvest time. When I first moved here I thought there must be a lot of drinkers in the area because of all the Gin factories I saw! Cotton Gins! :lol:

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    Lovely pictures!

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    I was driving through the country here in Alabama a few weeks ago behind a truck with wisps of cotton flying. I thougth the same thing, A future quilt is in the making.

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    When I was young in high school we used to get a day or two off during the cotton picking season to go out and pick cotton for the cotton farmers. Little did I think then about that cotton making a quilt! All I knew then was what a back-breaking job picking cotton is and how hot it sometimes was down in Oklahoma!

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    They should give those plants some Miracle Grow. It is going to take alot of those cotton balls to make enough fabric for a quilt.

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    my Grannie's family grew cotton. She used to tell stories and her and her brothers picking it and then the boys hauling it off to sell in the wagon.

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    As you can see from "mary quite contrary's" third picture, there are thorns on the husks and can be very painful and hazardous to your hands. Hope and assume that automated picking is done now. Great pictures!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mary quite contrary
    We just took a trip through west Texas. I loved seeing the cotton fields and thought this could be part of a future quilt. I know nothing about growing or harvesting cotton but I had to take some pictures.

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    And to think that someday, some of that cotton my be gracing one of my quilts!!! Terrific photos and gave me some reflection time on the true beginnings of where our fabric starts.

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