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Thread: What are you making for Holiday gift giving?

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    Now Judyjo, I would have never seen that one paw if you hadn't mentioned it. I do really love this quilt. I am amazed at the fact that there are so many blocks out there that "I didn't like" and yet when seen in someones quilt are just stunning. I guess it is all in the choice of fabrics and the layout used. I am so glad my opinons are so flexible.

    I do love the scrappy back. What a great way to use up fabric.

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    Hi Judy Jo:
    I just love your quilt...it's so colorful and bright. Great job. I also like the dark sashing which sets off the blocks so nicely. I have made the Bear Paw pattern for potholders but this gives me a quilt idea that I might try.

    Your quilt is gorgeous! THANK YOU for sharing...I'm such a visual person seeing a piece of work is so much more educational for me than just reading about it and, after all, we are here hoping to LEARN all we can from each other.
    Keep on Quilting and Sewing,
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    Hi Donna:
    What a great and creative idea...Will you share a picture of the quilt when it's completed? Thanks.
    Keep on Quilting and Sewing! Randy

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    Wow, Donna.....that sounds like quite a quilt. Please post a picture when it's done. I would love to see it!

    Judy

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    Randy, I would never have chosen black for the sashing but it is my grandson's favorite color. There is a touch of red thru the black and I was surprised at how well it set off the blocks. I find that you just can't picture the overall affect until it is complete!!\

    Judyjo

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    Great quilt, I never liked the Bear's Paw until now!!! I would have never noticed the "goof" if you hadn't said something. :)

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    Minda, completed it by putting just a dark blue binding (cut 3 inches because I left backing and batting longer than front). LOOKS GOOD. Family comes in this weekend, so when she unwraps it I will take a picture and send it. She wanted an 85X96 quilt...and no border around the edges. She wants to pull the quilt over the pillows during the day (so THAT is the longer length) - then fold the quilt down when they get in bed. I used all the extra Toile to go down 24 inches from the top in the Toile fabric - used the generic material for the rest of the backing.

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    I have to say, I just went through the entire thread, and we really have some great items here, they are all wonderful.

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    Rainbow,

    Can't wait to see it. Please be sure and post a picture.

    Minda

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    Attached is a pic of a redwork pillow I made to add to my Christmas decorations.

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    Oh my gosh, that is stunning! Did you use an embroidery machine or do it by hand? If machine, what kind, seems large for that? I just love it.

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    That is beautiful. I love redwork and need to do more. I love the sashing fabric, too.

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    Oh! man, your pillow is gorgeous! I love red work and I use to love to embroider but arthritis kinda prevents me from doing any kind of handwork but I sure do appreciate seeing what others do. Nice job.

    Randy

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    I've done a dragon and flames twin size quilt for my oldest grandson , rainbow quilt for his sister quilts for their younger twin brothers with motorcyles sprot one for their brother and ateddy bear quilt for their new sister. Boy am I glad I'm almost don. But my niece like the baby quilt now she wants one but I have tiMarch for that one. Need a little break. I have had alot of time to quilt since my operation. Hope everyone has a great Christmas

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    JudyJo,

    Thanks so much for sharing the pictures of your beautiful Cathedral Window ornaments. Think I might start making some of those for next year.
    I have been trying to satisfy my need for "instant gratification" by making mini quilt wall hangings for my grandson's first holidays. I did a Pumpkin Patch for Halloween, a Pilgrim Turkey for Thanksgiving and of course Santa for Christmas. I'm hoping that each holiday in the future, will find one of my creations hanging up for him to enjoy year after year. I plan to continue doing a mini for each month of his first year.
    During the holidays it's been too busy for me to work on large quilts so I do my mini's and lots of applique work. I'm saving the bigger quilts for after the holiday season is over.
    Ty

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    Ty, what a wonderful idea. Please post some pictures, as many of us are always looking for inspiration. The idea of making a mini quilt for each month for your grandson is just that sort of inspiration.

    I would also like to welcome you to the forum and thank you for posting. As you read, you will discover many great ideas and techniques posted by some very clever and sharing folks. You are a great addition to this group. Welcome to the family. :D

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    Hi Ty....your idea of the mini quilts sounds great! Please post some pictures. I have made 5 full size quilts. Although I enjoy doing them they take me a long while (because I'm constantly working on other projects as well). Also since we retired and moved to a much smaller house my sewing area is very small. I'm looking at doing smaller projects. I would love to see some of the things you have done.

    Judyjo

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    Hi Gals,
    I have just read through all the comments and pictures and am absolutely flabergasted at all the talent out there. You all are to be commended with your work. How wonderful, and I must say I am so, so glad that I am on this quiltingboard. Even if I don't "chime in" much, I do enjoy reading everyone's reply. Hopefully, after the holidays I will begin my quilting again. I certainly have picked up some marvelous ideas already for making two future quilts!
    Keep up the good work, and Boo, thanks for being such a good moderator for this group.

    Donna (Sibble)

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    Well, JudyJo, you've done it again. I've never really liked red work until I saw your pillow. The red sashing sets it off so well. Turned it into a work of art instead of just some embroidery. I made the Cathedral Window ornament, and now I have to make a redwork pillow. You've inspired me again!! :D

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    Thanks Norah! Glad I inspired you. I've seen quite a few red work or blue work quilts at the county fair the last couple of years. They are really beautiful! I'm working on a redwork wall hanging (actually it's a bright pink) of sea shells for my bathroom. It will be done the same with the sashing, etc. I enjoy doing embroidery. It's nice to be able to combine it with the quilting. How did your CW ornament come out?

    Judyjo

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    My ornament came out okay. The second one is going so much easier. I learned alot from the first one. Sorry I can't show you a pic. I want a camera, but it has to wait until my birthday. My bath is in sea shells, too. My oldest is a marine biologist and I try to get him to send me shells, but he is slower than I like. There are just too many different kinds. He is going to Thailand, India and to Greece on a Chinese junk type boat. www.rvheraclitus.org Maybe then I'll get some shells. In the meanwhile, I can embroider!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarbC
    I will most definitely post pix when they are done. Barb
    I have posted pix of the 3 quilts I made for Christmas gifts at my webshots sites. Go here...

    http://community.webshots.com/user/barbc914

    Choose Quilt Projects 2006 folder... they are the last 3 quilts (start around picture 50)... Alexander quilt, Luckey quilt and Lea quilt.

    Barb C.

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    Very, very nice Barb. I really like the labels too, the Bible Verses are great and I love the KJ version. How long have you been working on them? I am using black for the backs of three of my quilts so I really checked out your backs that were on the black tones. The ones I am making seem to be taking forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donna
    Very, very nice Barb. I really like the labels too, the Bible Verses are great and I love the KJ version. How long have you been working on them?
    I put labels with verses on all my quilts.

    These tops have been done a while... they went together quickly... and then that sat waiting for me to take them to the long arm quilter. They are all 3 the Yellow Brick Road pattern (with some adaptions from me.. I rarely follow patterns or instructions exactly). YBR is fun and very quick.

    Thanks for you kind words. Barb C

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    Hi Barb:
    I loved your quilts and your quilt labels with the bible verses. You do beautiful, creative work.

    I REALLY LOVED your photographs. I take hundreds of photos a month but I'm not artistically talented, naturally so when I see the work of someone who is I realize I don't "see" things as an artist sees them. How many times have I looked in water to see reflections but never snapped the picture because it didn't occur to me. Keep on doing your photo's they are spectacular. Don't forget to keep on sewing, either. Happy holidays! Randy

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