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Thread: Gingham Quilt

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    Cool Gingham Quilt

    Someone was asking the other day about whether or not anyone ever used gingham in quilts or not. I was jumping up and down raising my hand. But, knew my top was stuffed away in a trunk and I'd have to move mountains of stuff to get to it for a picture. Well, guess what? I already had a picture. found it yesterday while cleaning out old newpaper photos from my writing days. This is called chicken scratch for those who have never seen it. Hope you enjoy my quilt. I plan on digging it out and getting it quilted so I can enjoy it. I had forgotten how pretty it was.
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    Gingham pillow

    I cannot take credit for this. My dear Aunt made this for me many years ago-my favorite color too. I proudly keep it on my guestroom bed! I remember a lady working on these while she was on break when I had my first job
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    It is very pretty. I hope you finish it!! A treasure!

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    Wonderful quilt that you'll enjoy finishing and showing.
    Pretty pillow too from rootyr.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rootyr View Post
    I cannot take credit for this. My dear Aunt made this for me many years ago-my favorite color too. I proudly keep it on my guestroom bed! I remember a lady working on these while she was on break when I had my first job
    Oh, my. that is gorgeous!! I'd like to have that pattern. I think I'll see if I can copy it from your picture. Thanks for sharing.
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    both very pretty

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    i love your quilt! seems like that chicken scratch would be labor intensive
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    Yes, that is so pretty and unique, be sure to finish it!! And that lavendar pillow is gorgeous! I know a lady who makes this style of quilts for all her many grands when they get married and they are beautiful! Hand work should always be cherished, don't ya think?
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    Beautiful!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    i love your quilt! seems like that chicken scratch would be labor intensive
    Its not as hard as it looks. But, it is just like all other hand work, it just takes time. It is a good thing to do when you need a little break. (usually when my fingers get sore)
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    Both the quilt and the pillow are beautiful!

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    Am I seeing your quilt blocks correctly: each block is a solid piece of gingham which has been embroidered on to produce the pattern?

    You have changed my thoughts on gingham-from the dark side back to the light side...when seeing or hearing that word I usually relate it to the awful pleated skirts we had to make, in gingham, in 7th grade Home Ec (mine was orange). You have successfully pushed that picture of gingham to the back of my brain. Your quilt is really quite wonderful!
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    I love chicken scratch quilts. I made one years ago in high school with the letters of the alphabet. Yellow gingham with white thread. Your work is lovely! Thanks for sharing!

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    Love them both! What a keepsake the pillow is for sure.
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    That is awesome!
    I was a cross stitcher before I became a quilter and everybody said if you can cross stitch you can quilt! Somehow I never became a hand quilter...it was too slow! I did a few things.....and one was a little bit of chicken scratch! It is so beautiful in reallife. Should be easy to find some good patterns on google! We have an awesome cross stitch store and HL and Hancocks have great books for patterns!
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    Beautiful.

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    Love the pillow ! I did chicken scratch years ago, but gave everything I made away. I would love to see the quilt when you get it done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnegreen View Post
    Am I seeing your quilt blocks correctly: each block is a solid piece of gingham which has been embroidered on to produce the pattern?

    You have changed my thoughts on gingham-from the dark side back to the light side...when seeing or hearing that word I usually relate it to the awful pleated skirts we had to make, in gingham, in 7th grade Home Ec (mine was orange). You have successfully pushed that picture of gingham to the back of my brain. Your quilt is really quite wonderful!
    And my flashback is the pattern (her own, of course) my mom used for our gingham and dimity pinafores. Wow, am I dating myself!! I still love gingham, but haven't used it in many years.
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    Hey, I made one of those too. Let's see it was before I was married in about 1977. I still have it somewhere. Love your pillow too. Thanks for the memories. Peggy
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    That brings back memories...my mother made one for my niece many years ago. Hers was red and white and she cross stitched it with strawberries. So pretty. Thanks for the memories.
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    Your quilt is gorgeous. Love that chicken scratch, did it years ago and unfortunately don't have any now. Your quilt will look great finished.

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    #1, as always, it's fabulous. I think I'm your #1 fan.

    And that pillow is beautiful, rootyr. Make me think of my childhood. My momma used to make things like that. I sure do miss her.
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    Golly, I haven't seen chicken scratch for ooh maybe 30 years. I used to love doing it. Sure made a lot of aprons back then. Hope there will be a new interest. Thanks, you did a beautiful job and I love gingham.

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    i would visit my aunt each summer she made me a yellow and white gingham skirt with brown embrodiery -chicken scratch yours is beautiful
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    Both of them are very.
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