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    Here is what the cross stitched block says:
    The cornucopiae, the horns of plenty, an emblelm of abundance of fruits and flowers.
    The chevron, a V-like figure or picture, rank of standing, for those who fought under William the conqueror in 1066.
    The Lillies in the chevron indicate the name of the family, Lilly, for which this Coat of Arms was made.
    Names:
    Half bushel John, One Arm Bill, Preacher Will, Sock Head Andy, Groundhog Sam, Miller Bob, Clowney Lewis. Just to name a few. The Clowney Lewis was the father of the person I made the quilt for so I put his name here too.
    The next picture is what I had to go by to make the center. It is off the cover of a Lilly receipe book.
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    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Joe, how cool to finish two quilts as a joint effort between you and your wife! You two work great as a team - those quilts turned out very nice. The back looks like a flannel? If it is flannel, those two quilts will be nice and comfy! I also love the progress photos! Very well done!

    Obviously, your Aunts love kitties! Your Polyanna cat is really cute too!

    Oh, and your 319 looks like it is in pristine shape! I love my 319w in treadle. I use that machine almost every day!

    Nancy
    Nancy,

    My wife and I met on the job some 30 odd years go. Worked together there as a team off and on too. I believe the backing is flannel. We got a big roll of the stuff at Hancock Fabrics when they went out of business here.

    All my life both my aunts have had cats, seems like a family trait. So to make a happy quilt I picked that genre. My wife has been collecting cat prints for years, so we took some and made the squares. I really don't think we scratched the surface of what she has stashed.

    The 319 is very much pristine. It came to us with all the needle plates, a couple feet, the owners manual, motor manual, and the case is in excellent condition as well. All we've done is buy some bobbins and needles, do a bit of cleaning and oiling and use it.
    Elaine will not let me put it in a treadle.

    Joe

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    Trish, I enjoyed the story that goes with your pretty quilt. I love the names of the characters, and that reunion must engulfed an entire town or park, nicely done.

    Sharon, More cute, colorful, baby quilts that I'm assuming are headed to the Project Linus, sweet.

    Joe and Elaine, Congrats on your first quilts using your vintage machines. I like the paw print fabric that you used between the blocks on these cheerful quilts. Your aunts will enjoy cuddling under them while they fall asleep at night.

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    Monica/vintagemotif,
    Thank you !
    The string quilt is for the Linus Connection(no affiliation w/project linus), the red,white and blue is for Thank You Quilters and our quilts go to the Wounded Warrior project at Fort Hood Army base in Texas.
    The Linus Connection's quilts/yarn blankets all stay in central Texas and go to "In-Need" children.

    Joe & Elaine,
    Your quilts are beautiful, all the bright colors are great.

    You might find machine quilting a bit easier if you accordion pleat your quilt rather than rolling it, that will make it more maneuverable.

    Sharon
    Last edited by purplefiend; 02-24-2013 at 02:31 PM.

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    Sharon,

    Can you elaborate about the "accordion pleat" or perhaps post a pic of it? We think we know what you mean, but aren't sure.

    Joe

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    Joe and Elaine, Your quilts are adorable..... perfect for cat lovers.

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    Wow, beautiful work!!!!!!

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    Sharon, Joe and Elaine your quilts are beautiful and I know whom ever receives one of your quilts will cherish it.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Love this thread and all the quilts on it. My Avatar is the first project I made on my Featherweight and am now working on a paperpieced off side pineapple quilt. Purplefiend, love your sewing machine cover.

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    I think it is wonderful that the two of you enjoy quilting together. There never seems to be enough "together" time and suddenly one of the partners is gone. Enjoy every minute of it and have fun with your quilts and machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    Sharon,

    Can you elaborate about the "accordion pleat" or perhaps post a pic of it? We think we know what you mean, but aren't sure.

    Joe
    Hi Joe,
    I've got some pictures showing what I mean by accordion pleating your quilt. Please let me know if the pictures helped.
    Sharon
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    Sharon,

    Thanks for the pics. They helped confirm that what we thought you said is what you meant.

    Joe

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    I love your quilts and your machines, I have two 301s that get lots of use. I am now working on a paper pieced project with my 1891 Jones and Co. hand crank. I'm sure your aunts are going to love their quilts. DJ

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    djc,

    I gotta research "paper pieced quilts". I have no idea what that means.



    Sharon,
    That sure is a tiny looking Pfaff, is that a 3/4 size machine or an optional delusion?

    Joe

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    gramquilter2,
    I like your sewing machine cover too. I have 4 featherweights.

    Crossstitcher ,
    Thank you. Lately all of my quilts go to the 2 charities that I sew quilts for; The Linus Connection and Thank You Quilters.
    Sharon

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    I made this starting yesterday quilting the material and cutting out. Sewed it together today. It is a nasty wintery mix day here today. I use a Singer Merritt for the quilting and 301 for putting it together.

    PS: Is it ok to post other items on here besides quilts when they are made with a vintage machine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossstitcher View Post
    I made this starting yesterday quilting the material and cutting out. Sewed it together today. It is a nasty wintery mix day here today. I use a Singer Merritt for the quilting and 301 for putting it together.

    PS: Is it ok to post other items on here besides quilts when they are made with a vintage machine?
    Trish, of course it is. The quilt police don't use this site!! Very nicely quilted and put together. Love the fabric you used.
    Chris
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    Trish your bag is adorable! All things made with vintage machines are prized here!

    Gramquilter2, I love your sewing machine cover!

    Joe, actually that is a Pfaff 1222e - which is a full sized machine! I think it looks funny because of the angle of the photo.

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    Nancy,

    Thanks. The angle and size of the quilt really makes it look small.

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by J Miller View Post
    djc,

    I gotta research "paper pieced quilts". I have no idea what that means.



    Sharon,
    That sure is a tiny looking Pfaff, is that a 3/4 size machine or an optional delusion?

    Joe
    Joe,
    Optical illusion most definitely.
    Its a 1222E, full size machine, has 8" of throat space. My first electric Pfaff. My favorite machine for binding quilts; has the IDT (aka:built in walking foot).
    It is hard to take a picture where my cabinet is, as the space is kinda tight and not much room to stand back to get a good shot.
    Sharon
    Last edited by purplefiend; 02-27-2013 at 04:48 PM.

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    Joe and Elaine - What great fun being able to do quilts together. I wish I had a co-pilot.

    I thought you might like this picture. I swear by the quilt as you go method, because it means you can limit the bulk passing through the machine to the right of the needle. Also with a lamp the bulb is further up and out of harm's way.

    Trish - Love the Lilly quilt - what a lot of cross stitch!

    Purplefiend- gorgeous baby quilts. I especially love the second one, so colourful!
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    Muv, and everyone thanks for the complements on the Lilly quilt. Muv, I need to learn the quilt as you go method.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    MUV,
    Thank you! I'm impressed that you are quilting with a hand crank machine. Wow!! Beautiful quilt indeed!
    Sharon

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    purplefiend,

    Using a HC machine is easier than you think. I didn't think I could do it, but I found it to be easy.

    Joe

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    I can flat fell on my HC - it isn't as hard as you think
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.

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