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Old 09-29-2014, 02:56 PM
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I am collecting homespuns to make a raw edge orange peel quilt. I saw that technique at the first quilt show I attended 3 or 4 years ago, but they did not use homespuns.
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:03 PM
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I made this one with homespun / check fabrics (used a cotton print for the background
It is a pineapple quilt pattern from quiltville.com
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:08 PM
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Chester the bunny: LOVE that quilt! I was planning that quilt in a different fabric, but now must do it in homespuns! Just beautiful, it's so warm and inviting. Did you wash the HS first, and have you washed the quilt since making it? I'm concerned about how they hold up, given their loose weave. Also - did you have any trouble combining the HS w/ the cotton background fabric?
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Old 09-29-2014, 03:39 PM
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Peaceandjoy --Thank you for the compliment.
I always prewash everything and the homespuns sometimes bleed a bit more so another reason to prewash. I find that washing and drying the fabric tightens up the weave a bit. I gave the quilt to my sister who lives in another province so I have only seen the quilt once since I gave it to her years ago. It has held up well. There are no problems combining the HS with the cotton background, if anything, it stabilizes the block because of the tighter weave. Hope that helps.
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Old 09-29-2014, 07:12 PM
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I, too, was going to suggest you look at Wild's Pineapple quilt. Homespuns also look great in Log Cabin quilts.
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Old 09-30-2014, 05:54 AM
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I have a jacket made from homespuns and I love it! Do you have enough to make a jacket or a vest?
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:40 AM
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I loved everyone's quilts and ideas. I've fallen in love with Chester the Bunny's quilt and will be 'trying' to make one as beautiful.
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:57 AM
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Here are a couple that might interest you. The first is for a French Braid type pattern and the second does up really nice in a plaid setting provided you have a good balance of light, medium, dark.


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Old 09-30-2014, 09:25 AM
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How about a house quilt? Each house could be made from a different homespun. froggyintexas
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:53 AM
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I too was the recipient of some gifted homes puns, and I ended up making a Turning Twenty quilt - the recipient loved it...

But I agree...Chester the Benny's quilt is wonderful.
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