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Forum: Main
03-05-2021, 05:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By christinelf

Thank you. That is the front of the first one,...

Thank you. That is the front of the first one, beautiful on both sides!
Forum: Main
03-04-2021, 05:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,739
Posted By christinelf

I do QAYG, so I donít have large pieces to work...

I do QAYG, so I donít have large pieces to work on. I like that I can quilt each block the same or different, and having a beautiful back as well. I donít mind sewing the blocks together as that...
Forum: Main
02-11-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,189
Posted By christinelf

I always press seams open, makes sewing blocks...

I always press seams open, makes sewing blocks together easier, less bulk at the seams
Forum: Main
01-09-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,772
Posted By christinelf

Sounds terrific. Can you share any photos?

Sounds terrific. Can you share any photos?
Forum: Pictures
11-28-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,757
Posted By christinelf

Smile Quilting each block separately (QAYG) and then...

Quilting each block separately (QAYG) and then joining works well. And the reverse side can be much more interesting than a plain back.
Forum: Main
10-22-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By christinelf

I have an old Skipper light box to trace...

I have an old Skipper light box to trace patterns. I would use it to trace the features you need from the blocks, then draw them onto your new fabric block
Forum: Main
07-01-2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,453
Posted By christinelf

I say make those baby quilts, if the family...

I say make those baby quilts, if the family doesnít need them, someone will. My third child was born after my mother in law passed away. She was an avid knitter, and a friend offered us a baby...
Forum: Main
05-07-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,232
Posted By christinelf

There should be no difference, but that being...

There should be no difference, but that being said, each fabric is different. I do QAYG and so I make scrappy backs, planning out what back fabric I use for each square. Sometimes I like the back as...
Forum: Pictures
04-02-2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,323
Posted By christinelf

So pretty and colorful! Will put it on my to do...

So pretty and colorful! Will put it on my to do list. I love scrappy, controlled scrappy. Hope graduation happens.
Forum: Main
03-26-2020, 07:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,800
Posted By christinelf

Oh I love the dachshunds, they are the best. I...

Oh I love the dachshunds, they are the best. I would try a product I think it is called Restore, it removed several old stains on items I had little hope for.
Forum: Main
03-26-2020, 05:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,512
Posted By christinelf

I press all seams open, it reduces bulkiness in...

I press all seams open, it reduces bulkiness in all blocks.
03-26-2020, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 268,582
Posted By christinelf

Thumbs up I am in. I have six to get done. One is 30 years,...

I am in. I have six to get done. One is 30 years, my mother in law had started it in 1988, and she passed in 1989. I thought it was almost done, but when I looked at it 4 year.s ago, I was sadly...
03-26-2020, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1,273
Views: 251,752
Posted By christinelf

Smile Shop At Home

Count me in! I have a lot of fabric, but did need to buy black for a recent BOM with my guild, and some solids to make Matrushka doll aprons for my granddaughters. But this year it is definitely...
Forum: Main
03-05-2020, 07:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,891
Posted By christinelf

Smile Do what you need to do

If you like making blocks, great. There are people who like to make blocks, others who like to plan them, others enjoy the quilting. I like to make blocks, and then I do Quilt as You Go, which allows...
12-12-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,472
Posted By christinelf

I have made my husband a few, using colorful...

I have made my husband a few, using colorful cotton fabric. Many years ago I bought colorful plaid ones from the Lands’ End catalog. Reminds me of a humorous piece I read. Woman washes her husbands...
Forum: Pictures
11-20-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,303
Posted By christinelf

Advent Tree completed

I just finished this Advent Tree to count down to Christmas for my grandchildren. It is a pattern from Quiltmaker November/December Ď02. ( I have been looking through my momís old magazines). All...
Forum: Pictures
11-20-2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,641
Posted By christinelf

Wow, the same stars as in my “these diamonds took...

Wow, the same stars as in my “these diamonds took forever” quilt. Looks great!.
Forum: Main
11-20-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,956
Posted By christinelf

My quilting guild has offered one for several...

My quilting guild has offered one for several years, and I finally did one this past year. It was a surprise at the end and I liked the end result. One woman organized it, and gave us fabric...
10-10-2019, 04:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,017
Posted By christinelf

I have done English smocking, and pinafores are...

I have done English smocking, and pinafores are popular. I have seen patterns with an insert area to put the smocking. You could probably do an insert for the cross stitch. You could search on line...
Forum: Pictures
10-03-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,296
Posted By christinelf

That is beautiful, and scrappy without being too...

That is beautiful, and scrappy without being too much. I love stars!
Forum: Main
10-03-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 19,185
Posted By christinelf

Smile Enlarging the quilt

My mother-in-law had made us a log cabin quilt in the 1980ís that I finally decided was not big enough. I shopped for some similar fabrics, and then as Lisa did, I removed the binding. Then I made...
09-03-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,198
Posted By christinelf

I am a pre-washer; my mom always said why spend...

I am a pre-washer; my mom always said why spend the time on something and then find out it looks awful after washing. So I prewash. Thanks mom!
Forum: Main
09-03-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,354
Posted By christinelf

I use mitts to keep my hands safe. But have you...

I use mitts to keep my hands safe. But have you ever noticed that on every cooking show they use dish towels for taking things out of the oven? Do they not like mitts or pot holders? I can’t see dish...
Forum: Main
07-24-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,015
Posted By christinelf

I made a number of these back in the 1980s. I...

I made a number of these back in the 1980s. I made two as insets for sewing machine covers for my mom and mother in law, several into tea cozies and a couple as trivets. They use a lot more fabric...
Forum: Main
07-12-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,894
Posted By christinelf

Our guild is having a sew a long next week using...

Our guild is having a sew a long next week using a Debby Brown pattern; those participating have handed in 800 2 1/2 inch squares, which will then be mixed up and distributed to those in attendance....
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