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    Scans Dull

    It'd be brighter if I learned to use a camera. Meh! Scans will do for now, so this thread will be about blocks and scans of the outer border when and if the quilt top gets finished. At first, I will just show scans of quilts I've already made. I'm really excited about all kinds of quilts, spent a lifetime creating applique quilts and am now just into piecing charity quilts for our local Charity Bees group. I can't quilt any more due to painful muscles with fibromyalgia, but I can still sit and mow on the tractor when necessary, and sit and sew in front of my sewing machine. Yea, God gives us options when optimal health fails us! And I'm happy with what I have, lots of scraps, and the joy of piecing tops for the bees knees.

    The first six scans are from a quilt completed in September, as I was enjoying my ridiculously large stash of greens.
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    Smile Propellers with green sashes quilt, September 2012

    Some more from the green-sashed quilt. I had some of this green woodgrain from a few years back when I first started collecting greens. I really, really loved this one so bought a whole yard! It was used to do the first block (above). Other fabrics followed using more greens collected through the years of quilting.
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    lol, i too have a ridiculously large stash of greens. Nice blocks and fabrics. Congratulations on finding a way to keep on doing what you love.
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    Thank you, Debra! Green is good!
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    the good news is that emerald green is THE color for this year. the bad news is that most of my greens are more muted

    nice blocks, btw
    Nancy in western NY

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    Green-sashed Propellers Quilt

    Scan one shows 4 of the propellers joined.
    Scans two through 5 show the 4 corners of the quilt, which shows you how laid back I am about perfect corners. Muahaha!
    Scans six and seven show one of the side borders and the top border.

    I recollect having had a lot of fun doing the quilt.

    As you can see, there is no large picture. I made 100 quilts for Charity bees already in 2012, and I can't seem to get my act together using a camera. Fortunately, my little printer scans, cost under $30, and meh! I love to see the itsy bitsy prints anyway, which often are undisclosed on any camera I could buy for the same amount. Also, too much wielding around of large items can trigger pain or even whole-body cramps in my little case of fibromyalgia.

    The continuance of sewing quilts has brought a lot of happiness into my realm. I'm grateful for the small favors God hands me. They make up for the pain, really, my joy of quilting is a medicine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    the good news is that emerald green is THE color for this year. the bad news is that most of my greens are more muted

    nice blocks, btw
    Thank you, QuiltnNan in MN. I love emerald green too! My green collection goes back to the 80s, so I have a lot of greens. I've also noticed a couple of the larger yard good stores have a limited number of bright emerald, so about 4 times a year, I pick up the 2 or 3 really good emeralds they have, right after I first shop at the local quilt store and get all she has too.

    It must really be getting cold up in Minnesota. Great quilting weather!
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    I actually do start out with a plan sometimes...

    The first scan is a plan I had sketched out in a restaurant in a little book and decided it would be smarter to make a nicer quilt than the one I first sketched out, which wasn't too cool since it lacked any semblance of cohesion, complexity, or simplicity--it had only one element I liked about it that was not visible from looking at the minor bad drawing, and that was my love for trees. So hopefully the new sketch is better, and I'm going to make another one sometime, because I kept finding greens as I worked--a bin here and a bin there, etc., and was determined to use my entire collection, which of course, didn't happen. lol. The reason for that being that I kept shopping for quarters, half yards, and whatever I had left over from grocery money at the end of the week for at least 6 weeks while I worked on this little jigsaw puzzle, so actually 8 rows were added, and I have no idea what they would look like all finished because it just grew too long to pay attention to after a while, and I was in a rush to the bees closet that last day with all my green quilts--about 10 in all, except I did need to do one warm color quilt in there and a blue one just to be able to stick with one color for the couple of months I worked on green quilts.
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    Pine Tree Quilt

    Early on the plan needed to be amended and filled in with light and dark squares to give meaning to the work as I wanted it to look. Also, the common plain and light greens on the last frame above were for grassy areas near the tree trunk, and is not part of the tree greenery. On the tree, I did my best to make each single piece the only piece in the quilt. Only the grass was the exception to the one-piece, one-fabric panacea for a charm quilt. Since the grass and skies are each bi-color from 2 prints each, it may disqualify this oversized postage stamp work from being accepted into the charm square realm. Even so, I ventured way out from the 200 greens I started with on the plan and added quite a few more greens that were first planned.

    I apologize for my willy-nilly way of delivering a plan that did not match the end result, but the next time I use the plan, it will be exactly as I drew it which I liked better that the too-tall quilt which would more than cover a very tall NBA basketball player.

    Hopefully, the updated picture of the pine tree will show separations. Just a few more of the divisions showing their colorations. Seems I had to add a horizontal and a vertical row or two as time went on

    If people want a perfect quilt, they would have to look at someone else's.

    That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
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    Gotta love those greens. I sure do. BrendaK
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