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  1. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:24 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    I have to run a quick errand - I'll be right back and post a picture of fabrics for isolette quilts!

    See why I'm excited? Between yours mine and ours - I can make dozens of preemie quilts!
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  2. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:22 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    First I cut strips for the binding. I like 2 1/2 wide and WOF. For lap size quilts, 5 usually is enough, but you'll need to measure enought to go all the way around
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    Next I cut off the selvage edges
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    I like diagonal seams, so I place the corners together, squared off. I have marked with a pen to show you where to stitch - one corner to the other. I don't usuall mark it or even pin it - but you
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  3. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    Hi everyone! I was at our prayer quilt group this morning, so I'm just catching up. I took pictures of how I do binding as I made Cooper's Car quilt because I have seen several comments about how binding stumps some people. I learned a couple of tricks when I joined our quilt group at church that made it easier. I never liked corners or the finishing.
    Here goes - I'll be posting a whole string of pictures, so I won't comment until they are all posted . . . patience -
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  4. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    I finished! Here's Cooper's Car quilt -

    The finished size is 46 x 60
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    The cars are appliques on with a cute binding stitch
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  5. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:20 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    I'm FINALLY completing his "COOPER CAR" quilt that I started at the Granbury retreat. I'm sandwiching it now, and hope to start quilting it (by my regular machine) later today He's going to get it when he goes into his "toddler" bed from the crib, so I have plenty of time. It will be nice to finish one of my UFO's so I can start on another!
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    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:19 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    I don't remember if I posted this before - our little "McGuyver" all set to go to "baby school". (that's what we call his daycare)
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  7. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:18 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    I finished the embroidered puppies on a quilt top I got from Debbie. I hope to have it quilted and finished for my DGD 2nd birthday next month.

    The plain off white snow balls were just crying for something - anything to add more interest. After taking an embroidery class with our guild, I was motivated to start a project.
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    I googled color book images of puppies, and traced them on with a fine tip mechanical pencil, then embroidered,
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    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:18 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by debbieumphress View Post
    Gramma mo...the quilt your group gifted me was at both of my surgeries and on my bed. Now it is on my recliner and I use it always. Thank you so much for all you and the group does. I am glad I was able to send some fabric home with you to give to the group.
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    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:17 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    Our quilts go to people who are seriously ill, or having surgery, preemie babies, etc. They are machine quilted, and then we tie about 40-44 ties on them and each one is tied into a knot as a prayer is said for that individual We receive quilt requests from friends, family, church members, and the recipient can live anywhere. It's nice that we can use our talent for such a wonderful ministry - and have fun, too!

    One week we all made a Summer Porch pattern
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  10. Gramma Mo's Adventures

    by , 11-01-2011 at 02:16 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by gramma mo View Post
    I got my little isolette quilt done for the quilt guild. We donate about 10 quilts each month to 4 different local hospitals for preemies. The "Loving Hands" committee chairman has little kits for us to pick up at the meetings, and then return the following month. Last year about 20 - 25 people committed to making one a month. (I wasn't one of them - I'm new this year)

    I realize this is a very easy pattern - very simple - but it sure is fun to make these little 32 x 32 quilts!I
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