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    This little saying just struck me as very appropriate for my daughter and me. I will eventualy have to make at least 4 more "adage quilts." I have found many great words of wisdom to use in future little quilts by googling "quilt sayings." I have quite a list already for future quilts.
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    Wonderful!

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    Very nice yvonne! I'm going to have to do a search now just to see what I can find! Cute idea!

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    Yvonne, you make some of the cutest quilts!!! That is very creative... Your Daughter is gonna love it!!! (& cry!!)

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    Great way to use those sayings. I once saw a quilt using things Mom would say. Each block had one of those things, like keep elbows off table, or always wear clean underwear, you know what I mean. Anyway it was cute and stuff anyone could relate to.

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    My Walmart has a panel with the 23 psalm......for 3 dollars just needs quilting...... yours is great I also like
    waste not want not.......scrappy of course

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    My son and daughter in law are leaving for England today for 3 yrs. When I saw this I was amazed. How timely. Wish I had seen it sooner, I could have made one for them..... might anyway... Thank you. It is beautiful. Love the colors... Quilter 1234

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    I am up for adoption if you'd like to make one for me. Real pretyy! I like it :-)

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    mmmm, beautiful, after you adopt Vicki, will you adopt me? pwetty peas?

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    Good Morning One and All,
    Thank you for the kind words. They are most appreciated. We've had the girls and grandchildren home for two weeks and I spent most of this last week just recuperating from it all. :lol: Now to get my sewing room back into shape. What a chore! Why did I think this was a good time to clean out the cupboards as well? What was I thinking?????:mrgreen:
    Quilter1234 I think your son and daughter-in-law would appreciate a little wall hanging. Go for it. For being a little saying it sure says a lot!
    Have a wonderful week-end everyone.

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    Hi, Tried to download pattern but couldn't Boo Hoo

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    Momidol,
    There's not a pattern. I usually just type the adage into a word processing program, pick a pretty font and then print it out and trace it onto my fabric to embroider.

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    Yvonne - I just love your little quilt with the saying in the center. Hope you don't mind my asking. How did you do the writing? Do you do it by hand or on an embroidery machine? Your daughter is just going to love it to pieces. :)

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    The sayings I use are hand embroidered. I usually use perle cotton thread. I gave it to my daughter last summer and she did appreciate it very much. We're very close and it's hard having her on the other side of the country or, at times, on the other side of the world.

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    Do you hand embroider the words? Very Nice, Warm and fuzzy.

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    Rebecca,
    The saying is hand embroidered. The rest is pieced. It's actually very small. I think it finished at about 12"X15" or something close to that.

    As I posted earlier, I type the saying into a word program on the computer and then spend hours deciding of a font. Once the font is fixed there's the whole size issue. I want it big enough to embroider easily but not huge. Finally I print it out onto paper. The next step is to trace it onto fabric using a blue erasable pen. Then it's onto the embroidery and finally piecing.

    It's a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening. When I was a little girl my mom and sisters and sometimes aunts used to spend summer afternoons sitting under the weeping willow doing handcrafts. I usually had a 'stitch-a-story' to work on. This is just a continuation of those lazy summer days! Who's sentimental?

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    Yvonne, Thanks for sharing that sentimental story from your childhood. My grandmother used to make rugs from fabric on a loom. I remember her letting me roll the fabric strips into balls and then letting me push the shuttle back and forth on the loom. I think that is when my love for fabric began ! Isn't it nice that we have memories we can look back on from time to time. :roll:

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