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Thread: What I Did This Year

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    These are the quilts I made this year. There are nine bed quilts and one baby quilt. I made another baby quilt, but it managed to leave home without being photographed. These are all gifts for kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. All that's left to do for eight of them is to wash, dry, wrap, and put under the tree. Granddaughter's graduation quilt will be given to her the next time she is here. And the two baby quilts have already been given.

    My goal is to make a quilt for each of our kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Total of 39. I only have 12 more to go. I plan to do eight next year, hopefully. I know there are three graduation quilts to be made. And there are still three kids left who have not gotten a quilt yet. And I know there will be another baby quilt as another grandson and wife are pregnant.

    I never can get the photos small enough to post here, so here's the link to my Webshots:

    http://community.webshots.com/user/Kitty1820

    Thank you for looking.

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    Love the chicken-rooster quilting!! You've been very busy!! Great quilts.

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    WOW!!! You are a very talented quilter. I am amazed at the amount of quilts you have done. And they are all so gorgeous. :D

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    Hi There,

    You have done a fantastic job on all of those quilts. Keep up the good work & soon you will be done!! :D

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    Nice show! You do great work! Make more!

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    Have dial up service so didn't get to see many of your quilts, but, what I saw were beautiful! Looks like you do a lot of original & intricate work. Your family will treasure each of their gifts. Have been doing the same for my kids, gr kids and gr gr kids but there are not as many as you are doing and my quilts are very easy simple ones. Someday, I hope to be able to do something as beautiful as you can do. Great quilts. :D

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    Every one of your quilts was a stunning work of art. Your family members will be overjoyed to receive them on Christmas morning. Fabulous job--you are a very talented quilter!!!! (I loved them all but my favorite was Patched into the Thirties.)

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    Nice quilts, you have been busy!! Thanks for sharing!

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    Thank you all for your kind words. Some of those quilts I did not particular care for during the piecing process, but when finished, not too bad. Others I liked from the start.

    I am especially pleased with the graduation quilt. That one took from March to now to complete. I even had to buy new software to get the photos the size I wanted. Then had trouble with the fabric for the printer. And my main machine had to go in for repairs. Then there was the ever present "operator error" with everything. But it all turned out fairly nice.

    Thanks again for your comments.

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    Magnificent quilts! I was able to only see a few topics so far and the one that drew my attention was the snowy owl! Whew!

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    Very good work!!!

    Kyia

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    Those are all very, very nice. I can't tell you which one i like the most since you did a perfect job on all of them. Lucky kids.

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    You should just see my jaw at my feet.... All that in only one year????? You are an amazing quilter. They are all so beautiful. I especially love the diamond in squares nine patch one.

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    Wow! I can't pick just 1 for a fav...they are all gorgeous! Can I join your family???

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    Love your prize quilt and would like to know the pattern

    for it and Patched Into the Thirties .

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    All are beautiful, and it looks like you thought carefully about just what to do for each recipient! You've been a busy lady--all that quilting doesn't leave much time to get into trouble, does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JANW
    Love your prize quilt and would like to know the pattern

    for it and Patched Into the Thirties .
    The Patched Into the Thirties started off as a copy of one I saw in a LQS about five years ago. Then I forgot the pattern, so I just made up something I thought would look nice. It worked well enough. The square has two rows of triangles around it. The sashing for the nine patches was cut at one inch. I felt the nine patches needed framing before shashing with the green fabric. If you wanted to make one, you can use your own measurements.

    The prize quilt is fromLinda's Quilt Shop, Inc. in Denton, Texas. It is named Bluebonnet Fields. It was not large enough for my bed so I enlarged it. The pattern did not have any of the embroidery or the fence. I thought it looked plain and decided to jazz it up. I don't know if the pattern is still available.

    Thank you for you kind words.

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    Celeste, the owl quilt goes to hubby's oldest son

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    All are beautiful, and it looks like you thought carefully about just what to do for each recipient! You've been a busy lady--all that quilting doesn't leave much time to get into trouble, does it?
    I try to make a quilt centered around things they are interested in or with fabric I know they like. It does get hard sometimes coming up with a quilt uniquely theirs.

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    good lord girl, you've been busy. and i thought my 5 was alot :oops: they are all gorgeous..... you are VERY good..... thanks for sharing :D

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    i don't have any gk but if they could get your quilts i would beat my k's til they produced some!

    how do you get anything else done?

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    Thank you for your compliments.

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    WOW ! I love that last baby quilt. Is that an LE print?

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    The fabric was Wee Play by America Jane for Moda.

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    Thanks. Reminds me of an old calendar. Love it ! :lol:

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