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Thread: Memories of The Grand Canyon....Quilted by Charisma's Corner

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    MaryAnn sent this quilt to us for LAQ.

    YOu may remember the waves and bubbles being her other one?

    Anyway...MaryAnn bought these vintage bark cloth drapes after going on a trip to the Grand Canyon with her sister. I think this is such a great way to create a souvenir don't you?

    Anyway Sally was kind of going to do a navaho theme and then changed it up a bit and went with the designs that were actually in the fabric. The geometric lines, and the cactus type leaves...Mixing it all up and making them play nice together. I love the final finish. Beautiful!

    Sally quilted this on her 26 INNOVA and we used Hobbs poly down batting.

    Thanks for looking.
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    Awesome. Love the quilting.

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    Beautiful job Sally. What is bark cloth?

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    Such a beautiful quilt. Great quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee
    Beautiful job Sally. What is bark cloth?
    It's that thicker material drapers were made out of?? like a thicker weave??

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    Very pretty!

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    This piece of bark cloth was made in the 1940's and is a vintage piece of fabric. Barkcloth is a soft, thick, slightly textured fabric, like the bark of a tree. It was origionaly made with the bark of ficus trees but I'm pretty sure this is made from densly woven cotton.

    I had to wash the curtain 4 times to get all the nicotine out of the fabric. It was the color of dark coffee the first three times I washed it! It was yuck but I knew I couldn't use the fabric like that.

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    Wow!!!

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    Beautiful

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    Supurb quilting on a gorgeous quilt!

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