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    According to L.Marsha Michler who wrote the Magic of Crazy Quilting and Crazy Quilts by Machine, it started in the Victorian age in England, rich fabric pieces from dressmakers shop; colors and texture came to play with embroidery stitches from highly skilled needle ladies of the time. It came to America about 1860, and reflected fabrics and skill of the needle worker...reached its peak in the 1880s and declined in the 1890s. I remember scraps of wool and silk from DGMM quilts when I was quite young. Also hand painted plates and dishware, e.i., bowls, bread plates came along in the 1880s and 1890s, with DGMM doing that too, before having a family to take care of...I have a plate or two and a bowl or two that she did.

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    Very interesting. It had a short life in the US, do they know why? Must be great to have a few things which belonged to your DGMM.
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    Wow Jan, that turned out fabulous!!!! It must be a relief to have it done - so what is your next project????? I have so much catching up to do, I don't know where to start. Almost finished with my Easy Street - sewing the rows together as we speak, then just the borders. So anxious to start getting my PC quilts put together!
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    I;m calling it a day. Latest update: Isa needed a blood transfusion but they both need that quite often. She's sleeping right now and so is Bram. Bram was a bit restless, they adjusted the ventilator and after that he was quiet again. Mick is very unhappy and cries a lot.

    Jeanie, just finish your easy street and start putting your PC's together! You can do it!
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    OH my GOODNESS Jan congratulations!!! I am TRULY shamed!!!

    Carrie
    what a beautiful quilt! how exciting to finish it! I LOVE the red, I would love to see it finished in red! QNinaSue pretty much covered everything about tying a quilt let us know if you have any more questions.

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    Welcome Baaaaaaaaack MiraB!!

    Anael ... the snuggle is cute, with the teddy in it ... if it can't go to the hospital, maybe DGS1 would like to pretend caring for his DS/DB until they can use it. The Teddy is sure to win him! Here's sending good thoughts, wishes and prayers for Isa to get over this hurdle ... and for Bram to continue on. Maybe he was restless, thinking of his DSis?

    DDamsel ... Me? bring out your wicked side? Oh no, it is you that is leading moi down the wrong trails!! I was looking at the pattern today and starting to think of fabrics. I think the pincushion will be my first attempt. The dressform just looks too BIG for me! Stay tuned ... this weekend I hope to quilt the baby quilt and the Sulky (we've got to find a better name for it!) might be something to do for breaks in the quilting.

    All ... I got the baby quilt sandwiched today and my plan is to quilt it this weekend. Name possibilities ... 1. Baby Irish, 2. the Pink 3. Bear-ly Pink. What do you all think?

    CarrieM ... is that all hand embroidery over the crazy quilt blocks? WOW! What an honour to have been asked to work on it, as it looks very old to me. Tieing the quilt is not hard. Chances are that you would tie on the corners of the blocks, unless they are very large. How old do you think the quilt would be? I think you'd ruin the look of the embroidery if you tried to quilt SITD over the embroidery. What about a backing in an old fashioned all over rose pattern?

    JanRN .... stunning! Like the touch of your initials ... and of course, your trademark peace sign! And to think you HATED PPing and no way you were going to do it; that black was your ONLY colour; and you did not do yellow!! Look at the masterpiece you created with those! And ... I just saw your Rosie, and another outstanding quilt ... again breaking the JanRN "rules"!

    QNSue ... will you deliver PC when you pick up FWS? I'm trying to be patient as I wait to see it "all together", before LAQ.

    JeanieG ... likewise, patiently waiting for Easy Street's debut. And then onwards to your PC finale!
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    Jan---your quilt is really pretty! I like the little blocks in the borders and your initials too. Great balance of colors.

    I made some good progress on my PC blocks today (for my "blue" quilt...the one w/blue sashings). I have the center all squared up, plus all but 7 of the blocks sashed....here are a couple pictures: http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...ml#post5828610

    I talked to the coach at practice tonight and he said go with the red for the backing, cotton batting and tie it. I am going to try to find a red embroidery thread to match too. Thanks for all the comments. He is pretty excited to have it done. I have some mending to do before actually layering. I am thinking I will start it in March or April. This month is for my PC quilts.

    QE--you posted while I was typing...yes all the embroidery is done by hand. I have no idea how old it is. I am taking it to work tomorrow to see if anyone there has any thoughts.
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    Rest easy little ones--lots of good folk to care for you!
    Fantastic Jan. We are all so proud of you. First one done and it's a beauty! I love those corner blocks! Oh and nag away at us who are eating your dust. I know I will need cheering all the way to the finish line for sure.
    Carrie my cousin uses 3 strands of embroidery floss and making an X through the layers; threads the needle through the batting layer about a hand width away; comes up and makes another X. Continues across the quilt until it is done. There is no telltale tie as in tying a quilt. It might be just the stitch for this beautiful crazy quilt.
    Here's a link:
    http://aprongirls.blogspot.com/2009/...uilts-for.html

    This one doesn't make an "X"
    http://www.creationsbykara.com/2010/...ied-quilt.html

    I just googled tying quilts with an "X" .
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    Problems, problems, and problems. Trying to get PC put together, doing the slashing; discovering I don't have enough fabric for the yellow slashing. 35 blocks to do. Good news is I think I can get more yellow fusion on Monday at the QS...that has the FWQ. No, I cannot afford their prices on the PC quilt...see what they did on the FWQ first. The RK fusion fabric frays so terribly...need 'stop fray' from JoAnn's or light backing fused on the fabric...don't really want to do either thing. Really enjoying seeing the PC quilts finished...the challenge is on!!

    Will post pictures of the FWQ Monday evening, I hope.

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    CarrieM ... Great start on your February project! The sky blue is a grand choice.
    Re tying ... the way I was taught by the LQS when I tied a quilt was much the same as OKSGlad mentioned ... X-on each tying spot. Then continue on to another spot ... depending on your spacings, you may want to skip the spot. The idea is that you stitch the whole quilt, then cut the threads between and do the actualy tying. We used all 6 strands of the embroidery thread. Gives a nice lustre, and hard to break when tying tight.

    QNSue ... Oh dear! I'll be hoping that you can get the same fabric. Maybe phone them and ask ... and if not, then start the websearch? If your fabric is very loose and frays too easily ... use a Best Press or spray starch. That'll help give it a little more substance, plus I've discovered there's very little fraying when I put a quilt together. I like clean backs before it gets quilted ... so it makes for a lot less of that clean up! Good idea, don't take the PC til you see what you think about the FWS finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    CarrieM ... Great start on your February project! The sky blue is a grand choice.
    Re tying ... the way I was taught by the LQS when I tied a quilt was much the same as OKSGlad mentioned ... X-on each tying spot. Then continue on to another spot ... depending on your spacings, you may want to skip the spot. The idea is that you stitch the whole quilt, then cut the threads between and do the actualy tying. We used all 6 strands of the embroidery thread. Gives a nice lustre, and hard to break when tying tight.

    QNSue ... Oh dear! I'll be hoping that you can get the same fabric. Maybe phone them and ask ... and if not, then start the websearch? If your fabric is very loose and frays too easily ... use a Best Press or spray starch. That'll help give it a little more substance, plus I've discovered there's very little fraying when I put a quilt together. I like clean backs before it gets quilted ... so it makes for a lot less of that clean up! Good idea, don't take the PC til you see what you think about the FWS finish.
    For clarification: The method I have linked to one does not cut the threads. They stay inside the quilt. Gnight. Off tomorrow on a road trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    For clarification: The method I have linked to one does not cut the threads. They stay inside the quilt. Gnight. Off tomorrow on a road trip.
    Sorry ... I was just meaning the X part!
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    Isn't it great how we can all share what we know & how we do things?
    QE - how did ya do the bastin' o' the baby quilt & how did it go?

    Thanks QNS & OK for all the info about tyein' quilts.

    I'm pretty tired tanight.
    I've spent most o' taday pressin' fabric for my DNiece's baby. I'm makin' WOF square blankets. I fold the edges twice & do a decorative stitch. Sounds easy. First I gotta git 'em square, then the edges wont stay folded while I sew. So I use........glue. I've been makin' these blankets for baby's in the family for years, (over 20 years anyway.) Well taday I had an ah-aw moment. Those corners are thick & hard ta sew through. 6 layers. It just occurred ta me that I can cut 2 sm squares out o' the corners & make it 4 layers. Yikes! Where has my brain been all this time. Well I'm almost finished so I had better git back at it. I'll sew 'em tamarrow at the "sit & sew" hosted at the Quiltin' Patch.
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    Just catching up on the news.
    I am too tired to answer anyone at the moment. Drive home was horrid, should take me about an hour but took an hour and 40 minutes, slow drivers drive me crazy...

    Anael I hope Bram and Isa are settling down, showed DD the photos today and she raided her stash for flannel. Will wash and tumble dry tomorrow and post on Monday

    goodnight everyone chat tomorrow
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    I just talked to my DS. The news on Bram is not good. He had a rough night and the ventilator is back on max. They lost the margin in treatment so when something happens now there's hardly anything they can do for him.
    Isa had a quiet night, she's responding to the antibiotics!

    I have to take my kitty to the vet this morning. She's vomitting since yesterday morning so the vet wants to see her.
    I will be back here tonight, this afternoon we're going to the hospital.
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    Anael, I'm so sorry that Bram is having problems and will keep the prayers for all of you coming. Will check in after work today for an update. Please get some rest.
    Imagine all the people living life in peace...(John Lennon 1940-1980)

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    Good Morning Y'all!!!!!!!!

    It's Febrrrrrrrrrruary ...... and you know what that means, DublB and OKSGlad!!!!

    MiraB ... a little heavy footed? We'd sooner you be home safe and sound and a little later!

    Anael ... {{{{{HUGS}}}}} as always, the little ones are in my ♥ to settle, stabilize and get stronger.

    DublB ... and if you think the corners are hard, the baby would have noticed it even more! So, it's just single layer flannelette? I spray basted it on my table, so all was good. Am wanting to try the wall basting method, and have a smaller piece that will be my first. So stay tuned!

    JanRN ... back to work, for some rest after your marathon of PC quilting and Rosie assembly! Weekend off? or start quilting Rosie?
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    Anael---sorry you are having to deal with the ups and downs each day. Praying for you and your family.

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    Yes, QuiltE, Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr city here, at two below zero, now up to zero. Yes, GardenGal, feet are warm...all electric house with gas heat in great room, we have been warm inside....to the tune of a $440.00 electric bill for the month...and we have not checked the propane gas tank level. Its the coldest night of the winter, and yours truly has set up an appointment to get my hair permed and cut today...the price I pay to look my best possible in the wintertime. At least, I do not think ice will form on the ends of my hair like it did for DGM back in her era...

    Off to get Janie's block into the mail this morning or Monday at the latest. May everyone have a good day and the twins will have a good day today...

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    I just got home. We have to be prepared to get a phonecall tonight. Bram is struggling very hard to stay with us but it's not looking so good. Isa is doing better today. They both have their little hats on now, Isa got very angry when they changed her hat Bram is wearing the one with the cars.
    My DDIL made pictures but I don't have them yet.

    My kitty is home too, she stayed at the vets today. If she's not ok on Monday I can bring her back in.
    Now I will take some rest, I've been on my feet all day.
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    I'm so very sorry for the news on Bram. I'm glad that Isa and kitty are doing better. I hope you are getting some sleep, I know how hard that is when worry is always upon you. Things just go round and round in your brain, and it is hard to put them away! Prayers are constant!
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    Anael I am so sorry that Bram is struggling, I pray that he will find the strength he needs.
    Karen

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    QuiltE I am no longer a lead foot. When we lived in the Northern Territory we had no speed limit, yes you read it right we had road signs that were white with a black line through the middle and that meant open speed. Having said that each year before paying our vehicle registration we had to have our cars checked for road worthiness.
    We lived 310 miles from a major city and I travelled that distance regularly, the quickest time was 3 hours and 40 minutes but then I thought I had a blood clot in my leg and had to go to the hospital for scans, but my regular time was about 4 hours. I should have been medivacced out of town but that is a whole other story
    They have now put a speed limit on the open highway and it is 80 mpm
    Since moving back to Queensland I am very aware that the speed limit is only 60 mph on the highways, but boy does it seem slow sometimes.
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    Latest update on Bram: he's doing a little bit better, needs less oxygen so that's a good sign. Isa is still doing ok!

    The snuggle I made is OK so now I can make more. They need at least 3 per baby. The smocks are ok too so when your flannels arrive I can make lots of those too.
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    Just had to check for an update Anael and that is good news, as always Bram and Isa are in my thoughts and prayers. I hope you and your DS and DDIL are able to rest,

    Will post on Monday so hopefull it won't take long to reach you..
    Karen

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