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Thread: Lewis & Clark Quilt Top

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    Here are pics of the Lewis & Clark Top that Loretta asked to see. I only have one more border and the top will be finished. This last border will be the purple feather fabric that you see framing the blocks. I love that fabric.

    Thanks for asking, Loretta.
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    Closeups of some blocks.
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    That's pretty cool!

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    Very nice job, you made a beautiful quilt. I especially love the buffalo.

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    I really like it.. I would love to see it when it is finished..

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    Good job .............a cosy history lesson :D

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    ooh I like that! The appliques work so well on that background. Awesome job! :thumbup:

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    You have just inspired me to finish mine. I made all those blocks and framed them a couple years ago. I did a little embroidery on mine too.

    BUT, I did this when I was a beginner, and I'm still not sure how to put them together the way you did. I'm kind of stuck.

    They're all different size blocks.

    Here's a couple of my blocks, one of them has an embroidered bear on it.

    I just don't really know how to proceed from here.

    How did you put yours together?

    I'm also not using the bear tracks background. I really just LOVED the map material, so all of my background is going to be in the map. I thought it was just so much more "Lewis and Clark-ish" that way.


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    That is a really cool quilt and Cordelia, I love yours too! I really like the background on both, can't decide which I like better. Thanks for sharing your pics!

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    Very cool quilt and blocks!! Nice work ladies!!

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    Hi Cordelia:

    I love your embroideried bear. It looks really nice on your quilt. I was a beginner when I did this quilt, too. My sister helped me every step of the way, or I would never have known what to do. :D If I remember correctly, once you attach the sashing, the blocks work out to be about 16". Each block has different sizes of sashing. That's how they come out to be the same size. Hope that makes sense. I don't know where my directions are off-hand, but I still have them and will be glad to help you out any way I can. Just let me know.

    Debbie

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    Oooh, I love them both!

    Puzwhiz, is that machine or hand applique?

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    WOw I just love it.

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    Hey, that's pretty cool. Great job.....I like that feather fabric too

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    Celeste:

    That is machine applique. I used Steam A Seam II to trace and fuse the appliques to the fabric. Then I sewed them on with a blanket stitch using extra fine thread and a size 60 (I think) needle. Those were some teeny stitches.

    Debbie

    Thanks everyone for your kind comments!

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    I think my favorite block in the whole thing is the tree.

    They're all unique blocks.

    As I look at the pics of mine, I see how I struggled. I was a beginner and I couldn't cut straight or sew straight. Each block in the quilt was a new experience for me.

    I like how yours turned out much better, Puzzwhiz. I still have all the applique to do -- oh, did you notice the applique piece in the middle of the quilt is on the back of our new nickles too.

    I have so many applique patterns to use. The one that's intimidiating is the applique pattern of Lewis and Clark scoping out the terrain and pointing off in the distance. The one of Saquagewia (can't begin to spell that dear lady's name) is not the easiest to make out.

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    Cordelia:

    When I first saw that applique of Lewis and Clark, I thought the same thing. I couldn't imagine how in the world you could applique such skinny little pieces. But it really wasn't that bad using the extra fine thread and correct needle. On the skinny pieces, you can't realy sew only the edges, just sew right down the middle.

    I went searching through my purse for that nickle, but couldn't find one. Are you talking about the shaking hands applique? I found nickles with a ship and a buffalo though.

    This quilt was a great learning experience with applique, paper piecing, half-square triangles, etc. I don't know if I will be quilting it too soon. I am still intimidated by that. LOL

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    Very striking! You put a lot of work into that quilt.

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    Good jobs - both of you! I like both the bear tracks & the map backgrounds.
    To make all of your blocks the same size, you can use "coping" strips. For example if you have a 6" & a 7" block, you would add 3" strips to one & 2" strips to the other, to make them both into 9" blocks.
    Hope that makes sense to you!

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    oh, I like it

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    Hi Puzwhiz. I'm in San Antonio also. On the southside. Where in SA are you? My name is Estella.

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    Hi, Estella:

    Wow, several girls on this board are from San Antonio. I live on the Northeast side. Nice to meet you.

    Debbie

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    Hi Debbie,

    I'm a sewer, new to this board. I'm actually in the process of making the Lewis and Clark quilt and am thrilled that I found someone who made it :D I was curious if pictures were posted here? They're not showing up for me. I'm on the 3rd block right now and loving it so far.

    Thanks, Kristen


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    Nevermind folks, now they're showing up! Not sure what happened there. Yippee, I can see them. How awesome.

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    I love the animal tracks--that's really neat.

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