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Thread: Hearts and Gizzards

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    I'm on a list that this quilt link came through. I thought it was so pretty as I'm partial to hearts., even though I still think it's a odd name for a quilt block. I'd give ya'll the link, but they McCalls Quilting took it down as they're redoing their website. You can go over here and watch Eleanor Burns make it.. http://www.quilterstv.com/?bcpid=131...tid=1438428749
    I made up a template and after a couple of tries got the heart to meet in the middle.


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    So cute, but where are the gizzards.

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    what a pretty little piece and you did sooo good on getting it all matched up :D
    I agree it isn't a very pretty name for something that gorgeous! Great job :thumbup:

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    I just watched that video today. Yours is beautiful! I have to put that one on my list. How did you figure out the heart template?

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    Pretty, i love the way the quilt stitching "echoed" outwards for the hearts.

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    Very nice.

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    Beautiful work!! :D :D

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    Georgous

    Would love to know how you managed to line up all the hearts in the centre.

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    Very nice! I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    So cute, but where are the gizzards.
    I'm thinking the same thing. Maybe we should just rename the block...Hearts. Gizzards sounds gross!

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    I almost didn't look , was afraid of what I would find :shock: Sure glad I took the plunge ! Very Pretty :lol:
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    Oh very pretty! I love the names of some of the old time blocks.

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    Beautiful little quilt! In France, we eat gizzards fried on a salad, only they call them 'gésiers' which sounds much nicer! So - 'Coeurs et gésiers'? sound prettier!

    K x

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    I just love that block and wow, you did a great job with your quilting..very nice!

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    Very Pretty but I don't get the gizzard part.

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    Have done some googling - it's also known as Dutch Windmills http://www.justitdist.com/quiltinaday.htm or the Dutch Rose http://www.troymessenger.com/news/20...er-museum-ala/ scroll down!

    It appears here in alist made by a girl who had to make 100quilts before she was allowed to marry! :roll:

    But I can't find any specific info on why it's called gizzards - I can only assume that the negative shape left by the heart looked to someone like a gizzard! :D

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    Very nice!
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    I saw Eleanor do it on her show... Also Kaye Woods... It looked easy enough. I sure like yours. Great Job!

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    well, I don't eat gizzards...I have....but hubby's family loves them...fried or in chicken and rice...will stick a fork in a hand that reaches on their plate......go ahead, won't be mine, lol!
    So, K, you eat those gizzards in your salad? just wondering. I don't think they are gross, just chewy and no flavor, but why would anyone want to name their quilt that? eccentric I guess. I probably would have thought twice before clicking too, but knowing me?...I probably would have just to see, what goes by that name? :roll: :D

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    Tuesy you sure did an excellent job on it!! I love the quilting too.

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    That's really cute...love it.....:-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    well, I don't eat gizzards...I have....but hubby's family loves them...fried or in chicken and rice...will stick a fork in a hand that reaches on their plate......go ahead, won't be mine, lol!
    So, K, you eat those gizzards in your salad? just wondering. I don't think they are gross, just chewy and no flavor, but why would anyone want to name their quilt that? eccentric I guess. I probably would have thought twice before clicking too, but knowing me?...I probably would have just to see, what goes by that name? :roll: :D
    I was a bit reluctant to try them at first but they're really nice! They have quite a lot of flavour, in fact they're quite rich and you can't eat many. They toss them warm in a mixed lettuce salad with a vinaigrette dressing. In autumn, they put sweet chestnuts in there as well - yummy!

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    well, I don't eat gizzards...I have....but hubby's family loves them...fried or in chicken and rice...will stick a fork in a hand that reaches on their plate......go ahead, won't be mine, lol!
    So, K, you eat those gizzards in your salad? just wondering. I don't think they are gross, just chewy and no flavor, but why would anyone want to name their quilt that? eccentric I guess. I probably would have thought twice before clicking too, but knowing me?...I probably would have just to see, what goes by that name? :roll: :D
    I was a bit reluctant to try them at first but they're really nice! They have quite a lot of flavour, in fact they're quite rich and you can't eat many. They toss them warm in a mixed lettuce salad with a vinaigrette dressing. In autumn, they put sweet chestnuts in there as well - yummy!

    K x
    well, actually, the only ones i have eaten were fried, and maybe I cooked them a tad too long? I missed being on at the same time today, but my surge protector bit the dust. This one belongs in 'cave'. Company is sending me a new one, as I still had over a year of warranty left! Yippee!!
    you sure you live way across the ocean? awww, just think of the fun we could have if we lived in same place. I could learn to like gizzards and you could help me with my crazy patch stuff, and I could show you my cave etc. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    you sure you live way across the ocean? awww, just think of the fun we could have if we lived in same place. I could learn to like gizzards and you could help me with my crazy patch stuff, and I could show you my cave etc. :D
    Sometimes I wish I had one of those beamy up things like on Star Trek - then I could just say 'beam me up, quiltncrazy' and come over for the afternoon! :D

    K x

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    you sure you live way across the ocean? awww, just think of the fun we could have if we lived in same place. I could learn to like gizzards and you could help me with my crazy patch stuff, and I could show you my cave etc. :D
    Sometimes I wish I had one of those beamy up things like on Star Trek - then I could just say 'beam me up, quiltncrazy' and come over for the afternoon! :D

    K x
    you wouldn't even need to bring your machine. I have two set up, and my serger. You'll love the cave. I have a design board and a cutting, i'll call it a station, cause i had to take a piece of plywood, covered it with contact paper, and put it across, well, I made my own area for cutting and ironing. works great. Then we have two shelving units with curtains, to look at stash, then a BIG area that goes down one part of one wall, turns corner and goes another four foot. There are four shelves with these, and curtain must be about nine feet long to cover all that...that's curtain #3...you guessed it...more stash...then...nope, we're not done,...closet has all these hangers with space savers, so you can see fabs coordinated by would-be projects. There's quilt batting in there, pillow/toy stuffings, stabilizers, some coats and prom dresses I picked up at thrift shops etc. to recycle for granddaughters and pillows, whatever. nope, not done. the cutting area has a few bins under it, big bin on wheels under one of the sewing tables, is about 3.5 feet long and full of fleece, and flannel, oh yeah, there's a cabinet, when you first walk in, has projects lined up in boxes, "priority" projects...(grandbabies)...last but not least...other sewing table has some bins under it, old sewing machines and a small two drawer, part of an old dresser that I painted and filled with stuff, like clamps, ppr clips, markers, pens, all kinds of tape,...oh yeah, have a roller around, 3-drawer thingy filled with all kinds of doo-dads like that and more, too. Gee, listing it like this, I must be spoilt rotten. Do I stink? :wink:
    Someday I'll get pics and get computer geek brother to help me post. I used to be a little embarrassed by all my toys, but you guys would just love them. forgot 4 x 8 pegboard on wall, oh and three more sets of shelves with shoe boxes with fat quarters, scraps, more books. Oh, I have left out tons of shelves...not bragging,....sharing. It's a quilters dream world in there. Lot of it, was given to me...blush, lot of it was bought too... :oops: :D

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