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    And it left a trail!! :mrgreen:

    This is my new "Going Green" quilt that will be a queen size before it is over with I think. :roll: I will know more after I have put some more of these blocks together.

    This will be one that I will sell when my GD and I do the bazaar in a few months. This quilt was made from some king size flat sheets I picked up at the thrift store for like $2.50 for the pair. I need to go grab some thread tomorrow because I am going to run out of the color I am using to piece it up with but I should have no more than $8 to $10 in this quilt after I finish it.

    But here is one of the blocks and it was sewn on my 1948 Universal 15 that is in my studios treadle.

    Billy

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    I love this quilt pattern. I got a block like this in fall colors in a swap and keep thinking I will do a scrappy one since I won't be able to get more or even enough of that same fabric. Can't wait to see pictures. Can't wait to get to mine one day. It's on the list.

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    I love the block also, it is going to be hard to let this one go but I will. The block measures 12.5 x 12.5 and I squared each time I added to make a bigger size. This is not the simplest block to do but the finished product will be fabulous!!

    Billy

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    I love that block! That quilt is on my to do list!! I hope I have the time to finish all the ones on my list!!

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    Love the hot pink!

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    Wow, love the hot pink. Can't wait to see finished pics.

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    Billy, that is going to be gorgeous. Has your GD ever talked you out of a quilt? This might be the one she wants really bad Grandpa! Bet you couldn't say NO, could you?

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    Very nice!!!

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    Very Nice! Can't wait to see more progress on this one. :)

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    This was one of the first patterns I made and it lives on the back of the recliner, gets used all through the cooler months. I wish I had not run the pattern all of the way out to the edges, the design just twirls off the quilt. If I were to make another I would do the outer trails all in the same color to contain the design.

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    Love it.

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    This is one of my favorite quilt blocks!! Great job on it-it will be fabulous when done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheila Elaine
    Billy, that is going to be gorgeous. Has your GD ever talked you out of a quilt? This might be the one she wants really bad Grandpa! Bet you couldn't say NO, could you?
    Well Actually she is my God Daughter, I am not really that old yet LOL!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Where did you find the pattern ? I have made 1 but can't find my pattern.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seamstress
    Where did you find the pattern ? I have made 1 but can't find my pattern.
    Here is the link to where I found it:

    http://www.sewquilty.com/History/page3.html

    Billy

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    Hi Billy,
    Does a green quilt just mean that you are recycling old sheets? I am just curious.....I was wondering when you were first talking about going green if it meant a special cotton or something??
    beautiful quilt...I know it will sell.

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    Yes I am recycling lightly used sheets, blankets and cotton dress shirts. The blankets are being used as the batting and they are of course sewn on a treadle so no carbon foot print there.

    Of course everything has been been washed before I start on it but then it will be washed again to get the tons of starch I use off of it. :lol:

    Billy

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    Looks great Billy! Snail Trail is also on my list of "one of these days"! :lol: I can't tell you how many times/different ways I've drafted the pattern. :wink:
    I'll be looking forward to seeing the finished top. :thumbup:

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    Can't wait to see it finished. I bought some flannel sheets at a yard sale that I'm using for wallhanger and tablerunner batting.
    Works great. :thumbup:

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    I love this block, too. And the secondary patterns you can create are wonderful.
    I've been playing around with the idea of one lately, but I really should cross some projects off the list (containing 13 projects) before I add more...

    Can't wait to see progress and finished quilt!
    Great job!! :)

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    Looks great, Billy. Will you show us a picture when you're finished with it?

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    There are snail's trail blocks in my avatar. I decided to paper piece them, because it's a hard block to get right. Congratulations to you for mastering it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lostn51
    I love the block also, it is going to be hard to let this one go but I will. The block measures 12.5 x 12.5 and I squared each time I added to make a bigger size. This is not the simplest block to do but the finished product will be fabulous!!

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dunster
    There are snail's trail blocks in my avatar. I decided to paper piece them, because it's a hard block to get right. Congratulations to you for mastering it.
    I dont know about mastering it, that was the first the first block I made and I already spent 4 hours ironing and cutting all of the material for the whole quilt.

    I know I am a perfectionist but I think there was more luck involved than anything.

    Billy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Looks great, Billy. Will you show us a picture when you're finished with it?
    Yes I will I am really stoked with doing this quilt, but I am having to work around these cars I am working on so it will be an off and on kinda thing.

    Billy

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    You just blow me away!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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