Hello from WV

Old 03-03-2020, 11:53 AM
  #1  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 11
Default Hello from WV

I do embroidered and pieced quilts. Love the vintage cross stitch and have a lot of them with directions I will share.
kathia is offline  
Old 03-03-2020, 01:13 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Blueridgebeverly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Great Lakes area
Posts: 923
Default

Hello, Kathia! Welcome to the Board. I look forward seeing your quilts and cross stitch projects. It’s always fun to see what others are doing.
Blueridgebeverly is offline  
Old 03-03-2020, 02:09 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
granky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Clarksville, In
Posts: 1,110
Default

Welcome from Southern Indiana! I love embroidered quilts, although to date, I haven't done one! Can't wait to see pics of your quilts!
granky is offline  
Old 03-03-2020, 02:24 PM
  #4  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 37,510
Default

Welcome from Ontario, Canada.
Tartan is offline  
Old 03-03-2020, 02:32 PM
  #5  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 11
Default

Originally Posted by Blueridgebeverly View Post
Hello, Kathia! Welcome to the Board. I look forward seeing your quilts and cross stitch projects. Itís always fun to see what others are doing.
Thank you. I'm hoping to find others with an interest in embroidered quilts. As for pictures I guess this means I'll have to learn how to post them !! I still use a "flip phone" so I'll have to find a 10 year old to show me.
kathia is offline  
Old 03-03-2020, 06:54 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Heaven on earth/to N.E. Ohio
Posts: 5,317
Default

Hi Kathia and welcome to the board from NE Ohio.
Thumbelina is offline  
Old 03-04-2020, 04:43 AM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 10,098
Default

Welcome from Michigan!
Lori B. is offline  
Old 03-04-2020, 06:26 AM
  #8  
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Posts: 11
Default

I've been researching the "quilt kits" of the '60's thru now. The embroidered quilts do require more care than the pieced ones. The threads break or wear off and there goes your pattern. When I give one I want to also give information about the unique gift they now have. I made one that took 200+ hours of embroidery. Then the quilting. Yep, anyone who gets one of my vintage quilt tops better cherish it! So, if anyone is at an estate sale, etc., and you find a stamped quilt top just know you have something special.
kathia is offline  
Old 03-04-2020, 07:24 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Near Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,971
Default

Welcome from the left coast of Seattle!

I don't do handwork myself, no patience and bad vision combine to thwart me. One of the ladies I used to know did a lot of redwork and I learned quite a bit from her.

I have a 1970s set of cross-stitched blocks that I picked up at the thrift store for next to nothing waiting to be turned into a quilt. They are a blocky large design of what I would call a tulip star, blocks finish maybe 16". Mostly variegated earth tones. I have some fabric from the 70s I'll be using as sashing along with some modern red.

I'm rather concerned about the quality of the stamped fabric and was going to to most of the quilting down before I attach the blocks to the batting, basically a quilt as you go method to help reinforce and stabilize the rather flimsy fabric -- do you have any suggestions for me?
Iceblossom is online now  
Old 03-05-2020, 05:19 AM
  #10  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 122
Default

Welcome Kathia from another Mountaineer! I'm in Clarksburg.
This is a great place with lots of quilty inspiration and friendly advice.


QuiltBaer is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.