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Thread: Still playing with silk! This one is going to AAQI

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    This is 8.75 in. square. The top is all silk from one of the interior decorator sample books I was given recently. All of the pieces in this were from the same book.

    The center was embroidered already, I just cut the largest piece I could from the sample book, then bordered it with pieces of other silks.

    The batting and backing and binding are cotton. I machine quilted with gold metallic thread.

    Hope you like it!

    P.S. This piece needs a name! If you have any ideas, I'd love to hear them.
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    That is beautiful. How big is it? Great way to use fabric that would normally be thrown away.

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    Love it! How about Silk Flowers?

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    Love this little quilt!

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    Pretty

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    You are really having fun with these!! Great job.

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    Very pretty. Silk is so hard to work with. You did a wonderful job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaY
    Love this little quilt!
    i agree!!
    dar :thumbup: :thumbup: :mrgreen:

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    Beautiful, great job.

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    Love the embroidery piece!
    what is AAQI?

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    Just beautiful. Are those zippers around the flowers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    Love the embroidery piece!
    what is AAQI?
    Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative-quilts are a maximum 9 x 12 inches

    website:
    www.alzquilts.org

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    The silk fabric makes such a lovely sheen. I like your little quilt.

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    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. I love looking at all the pictures. Love working with silk too. Awesome

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    No, I did not know about this one. I'll check it out. I am signed on for the One a Month Challenge on the AAQI site. My October quilt is the mini bookshelf that I posted recently.

    Thanks for the idea!


    Quote Originally Posted by Beequilter
    I go to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt site just to look at the beautiful things. Even though I'm not much of a small quilter they make me want to learn. And this is a great idea. It ended up beautiful!!Have you thought about joining the Liberated Challenge group? It's one of the groups I read about on With Heart and Hands blog http://with-heart-and-hands.com...the blog with all the free patterns we talk about here.

    Michele is always showing her AAQi quilts and asking people to join in her group as it gets the quilts on a second page to see them up close and hopefully sell them. I think all you have to do is email her and give her quilts numbers and she puts you on her page with them. The page is also on the AAQI site for them and she works for Ami as a volunteer somehow.

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    WOW! That is beautiful!

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    Good for you Leslie!

    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    No, I did not know about this one. I'll check it out. I am signed on for the One a Month Challenge on the AAQI site. My October quilt is the mini bookshelf that I posted recently.

    Thanks for the idea!


    Quote Originally Posted by Beequilter
    I go to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt site just to look at the beautiful things. Even though I'm not much of a small quilter they make me want to learn. And this is a great idea. It ended up beautiful!!Have you thought about joining the Liberated Challenge group? It's one of the groups I read about on With Heart and Hands blog http://with-heart-and-hands.com...the blog with all the free patterns we talk about here.

    Michele is always showing her AAQi quilts and asking people to join in her group as it gets the quilts on a second page to see them up close and hopefully sell them. I think all you have to do is email her and give her quilts numbers and she puts you on her page with them. The page is also on the AAQI site for them and she works for Ami as a volunteer somehow.

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    I also post my minis on my Facebook page, and today one of my friends wanted to know how to find the AAQI quilts to buy! I can make 'em, but somebody else has to buy 'em!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    I also post my minis on my Facebook page, and today one of my friends wanted to know how to find the AAQI quilts to buy! I can make 'em, but somebody else has to buy 'em!
    "Will you be my friend?" she asks meekly!

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    gorgeous

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    I also post my minis on my Facebook page, and today one of my friends wanted to know how to find the AAQI quilts to buy! I can make 'em, but somebody else has to buy 'em!
    "Will you be my friend?" she asks meekly!
    Yes!!

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    Passing Posies or Waning Blooms. The families of Alzheimer victims are some of the bravest people I know. I feel as if that mini tells a tale.

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    Great suggestions; finally someone giving L a title!!

    Quote Originally Posted by muddlingabout
    Passing Posies or Waning Blooms. The families of Alzheimer victims are some of the bravest people I know. I feel as if that mini tells a tale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Quote Originally Posted by LeslieFrost
    I also post my minis on my Facebook page, and today one of my friends wanted to know how to find the AAQI quilts to buy! I can make 'em, but somebody else has to buy 'em!
    "Will you be my friend?" she asks meekly!
    Yes!!
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddlingabout
    Passing Posies or Waning Blooms. The families of Alzheimer victims are some of the bravest people I know. I feel as if that mini tells a tale.
    I like Waning Blooms! Thanks!

    I agree, the families and friends take the brunt. I know a 50 year old doctor who was diagnosed with early Alzheimers. He had to stop practicing medicine right away. He still drives himself around, but sometimes gets lost. All spring, summer and fall, his buddies pick him up at least once a week for a round of golf. I honor those buddies for their thoughtfulness and loyalty!

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