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    This is a lap quilt I made a few years ago before I started selling. I had more time then. This is 100% hand stitched. I didn't know how to use a sewing machine to quilt then. I used an invisible tie and tied at all the corners. It has held up over the years thru a lot of abuse!
    My grandkids use it and it shows the wear and tear now but it cushioned the twins in the bins I used for bassinets when they were born and now they cover up with it sometimes when they stay. Some of the kids ask for it and some don't.
    It is an original design by me and I call it a Trip around Nine because it is the center of a Trip Around the World with Nine patches in between.
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    Great work!! I have never seen this pattern before, interesting.

    Kyia

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    I love this quilt. It's absolutely beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyiav10
    Great work!! I have never seen this pattern before, interesting.

    Kyia
    That's because as far as I know it is my own. I have seen one on
    Simply quilts that was similar but she used two rows of the "Irish Chain" part between the trips and the nines.

    I have used smaller variations of it in lots of my billfolds. But that was when I was doing it all by hand and the blocks were 1/8" finished

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    Great job....nice looking quilt :D

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    I like it! I've never seen this pattern.

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    this is a very pretty pattern, Rhonda. If this is a current pic, I would say, it has held up very well. You sure did a good job on it. :D

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    Very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    this is a very pretty pattern, Rhonda. If this is a current pic, I would say, it has held up very well. You sure did a good job on it. :D
    It's actually a pic I took of it about 4 years ago. Here is a pic I just took. It has a couple of places where it is ripped and a couple of stains. I know I should take time to deal with them but i haven't.
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    Nice one, I like it and its wearing really well. Still looks bright and fresh.

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    It has worn very well Rhonda,

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    How pretty!! Isn't it great to be able to look back at our "beginner" quilts and realize how far we've come and how much we've learned??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    How pretty!! Isn't it great to be able to look back at our "beginner" quilts and realize how far we've come and how much we've learned??
    This is by no means my beginner quilt! I made this about 10 years ago. I don't have any of what I started with 30 years ago. I used a roll of burlap and appliqued on letters and numbers and backed it with muslin. I don't have any idea where it went years ago. I also remember making a postage stamp quilt for my middle child when he was 4. I loved it. It was my first real quilt. We ended up in a ditch in a really bad snow storm and I had that quilt plus other blankets in the car. When we were rescued I had the quilt around Nathan and when I handed him to my BIL the wind whipped that quilt out of my hands. It was either let go of the quilt or drop my son. I let go. The wind whipped it away never to be seen again.--at least by me.
    I made a lot of purses back then and you wouldn't have wanted any of what I made then. They were really not good at all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    How pretty!! Isn't it great to be able to look back at our "beginner" quilts and realize how far we've come and how much we've learned??
    This is by no means my beginner quilt! I made this about 10 years ago. I don't have any of what I started with 30 years ago. I used a roll of burlap and appliqued on letters and numbers and backed it with muslin. I don't have any idea where it went years ago. I also remember making a postage stamp quilt for my middle child when he was 4. I loved it. It was my first real quilt. We ended up in a ditch in a really bad snow storm and I had that quilt plus other blankets in the car. When we were rescued I had the quilt around Nathan and when I handed him to my BIL the wind whipped that quilt out of my hands. It was either let go of the quilt or drop my son. I let go. The wind whipped it away never to be seen again.--at least by me.
    I made a lot of purses back then and you wouldn't have wanted any of what I made then. They were really not good at all.
    Oh, Rhonda, I didn't mean to imply that your quilt was "beginner" quality at all. I'm so sorry!!! (I was just thinking out loud about what MY quilts looked like 10 years ago...... :oops: :oops:) I'll just shut up now and go hide in my little corner :cry:

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    Very nice Rhonda. Sorry about your lost quilt! Baby was more important than the quilt, for sure. Glad you still have this quilt. Things happen and stuff is replacable! :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    How pretty!! Isn't it great to be able to look back at our "beginner" quilts and realize how far we've come and how much we've learned??
    This is by no means my beginner quilt! I made this about 10 years ago. I don't have any of what I started with 30 years ago. I used a roll of burlap and appliqued on letters and numbers and backed it with muslin. I don't have any idea where it went years ago. I also remember making a postage stamp quilt for my middle child when he was 4. I loved it. It was my first real quilt. We ended up in a ditch in a really bad snow storm and I had that quilt plus other blankets in the car. When we were rescued I had the quilt around Nathan and when I handed him to my BIL the wind whipped that quilt out of my hands. It was either let go of the quilt or drop my son. I let go. The wind whipped it away never to be seen again.--at least by me.
    I made a lot of purses back then and you wouldn't have wanted any of what I made then. They were really not good at all.
    Oh, Rhonda, I didn't mean to imply that your quilt was "beginner" quality at all. I'm so sorry!!! (I was just thinking out loud about what MY quilts looked like 10 years ago...... :oops: :oops:) I'll just shut up now and go hide in my little corner :cry:
    No offense taken I just didn't want someone to think I did this well when I first started. I didn't think anything of what you said. Sometimes people look at the stuff I make and get intimidated and I want people to know I started very very rough!!! like most new quilters. The things I made back then were not anything I would sell now!! But I got a crash course in what I do now because i work on it every single day and I make hundreds of hot pads and hundreds of bookmarks etc over the last 11 years. I had the owner of the store who gave me hints on how to make my stuff more saleable and my mom would give me quality comments. Make sure seams are solid and won't come undone etc.
    I have not made but 3 full size quilts and that was more than 10 years ago. I pay attention to all the advice on quilts that I hear on here. Because actual quilts is not my thing so much. I have a lot to learn there!!

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    Love your quilt but especially love the story behind it. Isn't that what quilting's all about? Anyone can go to Walmart or JCPenney and buy a blanket--you made a Quilt.

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    Very pretty and I love that pattern :D :D :D

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    Thank you everyone! I have always been partial to this design. I love the Irish Chain quilts too and they did influence this design obviously.

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    I love it! :D

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    That is a beautiful quilt.

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    Thanks Little Hud and Bev!

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    hey Rhonda - I love your miniatures but it's great to see a 'biggy' by you too! I love that pattern - might have to steal one day! :D

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    That is pretty.

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    I love your trip around nine pattern, did you write it down? I'd love a copy, I can also imagine it in other colors, would be fun. Nice job Rhonda! You are soooo talented!

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