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    Quilt for my aunts, update:

    See original post on page 110, { http://www.quiltingboard.com/vintage...34918-110.html } post # 1098.

    We sent the quilts out the first of this month. Aunt Sheri got her quilt on the 7th and aunt Dorothy didn't go to the PO to get hers till the 16th. But she did get it.

    We just heard from my aunt Sheri today about her quilt. She's 82 years old and doesn't respond as quick as she used to but she told us she was quite happy with her quilt and that it was "snugly warm". I'm tickled she liked it.

    Now hopefully aunt Dorothy will let us know how she liked her quilt. She's 88 and moves even slower. I do hope she likes it.

    Joe

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    Great idea and very colorful. Gives me ideas. - Ron

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    Joe, the quilts are lovely and I'm sure your aunts are really enjoying them. I love to hear how my quilts are being used..... makes it worth it to go to all that work.

    Muv, your little quilt is adorable.... I'm amazed are how beautiful your stipling is. I can never get mine to be so smooth.

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    Some very nice quilts in this thread! Don't know as I'll be bold enough to try FMQ, but I just abandoned the modern Pfaff in favor of the Singer 301A for piecing. What a relief -- don't need a leader strip, don't need to fuss with needle position to get a 1/4" seam, don't need to fuss with tension when I want to use up a "who knows what it is?" bobbin thread ... just turn it on and zoom zoom. They really DON'T make 'em like they used to, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolazy View Post
    Some very nice quilts in this thread! Don't know as I'll be bold enough to try FMQ, but I just abandoned the modern Pfaff in favor of the Singer 301A for piecing. What a relief -- don't need a leader strip, don't need to fuss with needle position to get a 1/4" seam, don't need to fuss with tension when I want to use up a "who knows what it is?" bobbin thread ... just turn it on and zoom zoom. They really DON'T make 'em like they used to, eh?
    I would try it if you're using a 301. It's one of the friendliest machines I've found so far for FMQ. It's only real downside is the small harp. That doesn't matter for me though. I can crash into the pillar no matter how much space a person gives me.

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    Another finished UFO. This was a Thangles Buck A Block in 2008. I made the top (pieced on my Singer 401A) as a shop sample, it hung in the shop for a year, then came home and lived in a box for awhile. Recently, a longarm quilting friend and I swapped a couple of projects. I pieced a top for her, and she quilted this. It's going to our son and DIL for a wedding gift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happyquiltmom View Post
    Another finished UFO. This was a Thangles Buck A Block in 2008. I made the top (pieced on my Singer 401A) as a shop sample, it hung in the shop for a year, then came home and lived in a box for awhile. Recently, a longarm quilting friend and I swapped a couple of projects. I pieced a top for her, and she quilted this. It's going to our son and DIL for a wedding gift.
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    Cindy, That's a very pretty quilt. I always enjoy the story behind the making of a quilt. Sweet deal with swapping the work to get the quilt done! That quilt is a lovely wedding gift.

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    Cindy, That is very pretty! I saved an image of it in my folder of quilts I really like. Good job, and your son and his wife will be so pleased to receive that.

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    Wow, Cindy yours is the first of the Buck a Block quilts I have seen done! I also started one of those in 2008, but the quilt store I was getting the Buck a Block blocks from quit half way through the season so I don't even have all the blocks to finish the quilt. Great job. I really like yours!

    Nancy

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    Cindy your quilt is great. I am sure your son and his new wife will enjoy it.

    Linda

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    great job thats so encouraging for me to see these beautiful quilts

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    Thank you all for the kinds words.

    Nancy, that's too bad about missing out on the rest of the BAB blocks. At least you only had to spend a dollar a month. Maybe you could use the blocks you have in a smaller project?
    Cindy

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyquiltmom View Post
    Thank you all for the kinds words.

    Nancy, that's too bad about missing out on the rest of the BAB blocks. At least you only had to spend a dollar a month. Maybe you could use the blocks you have in a smaller project?
    I was so discouraged when I could not get any more of the same pattern I had been doing once a month that a gave the 4 or 5 blocks I had done away. I don't even remember who I gave them to - probably Hospice! It bugs me when I have unfinished projects like that - the ones that can't even be finished as first intended. I probably should have just incorporated a new fabric color - designing my own quilt! Your quilt is beautiful!

    Nancy

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    Lovely machine

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    That's such a pretty quilt.... don't you just love to get those UFOs done? Nancy, I just hate to hear that you gave away your blocks and can't finish yours. I'm up at the cabin now and brought 5 UFOs to get finished...... and only have my FW up here at the moment. So, wish me luck to get them finished. At least I don't have any more remodeling to do and my broken arm is healed now. I'll keep you all posted.

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    This is an inspiring thread. I love to see the quilts made on the vintage ladies. I have just recently acquired a Feather Weight, a 66 all black, a 66-16 cabinet model to go along with my 301, 15-88 treadle, 66 red eye treadle, badged 15-91, and another red eye 66 boxed model. these are my vintage models, but I have some others from the 80's and newer ones too.
    My 301 is my piecer machine most of the time. And I have FMQ on her. I'll get pics of the quilts I still have to share that I made on my vintage machines.
    Thank you for this exciting thread.
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    Here's my latest finished quilt! Its a twin size log cabin made with lots of brightly colored scraps. It belongs it to a very sweet 5 year old girl.
    I used two Singer treadles for piecing the blocks, it was quilted on a Babylock long arm machine with Valdani thread in a variegated in bright colors. The Pfaff 1222E was used to sew the binding.
    Sharon
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    Very nice log cabin Sharon. Bright colors are the best.
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    The little girl is thrilled with her quilt. She kept telling her Mom that it has purple and orange!!!
    Sharon

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    Sharon, how bright and cheery. I have a cousin that wants to make a log cabin quilt but is having a hard time deciding how she wants to lay out the blocks. I'll have to send her a picture of your quilt. She would love it. GOOD JOB!!

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    nanna-up north,
    Log cabin blocks can be set in many different ways. My personal favorite is the zig zag/streak 'o' lightening set.
    I make lots of charity quilts in bright colors and don't ever get to see the recipients with their quilts. My friend sent me a picture of her daughter all snuggled up in her new quilt. She kept looking at all the different fabrics, she thought Miss Sharon was very nice to put all those different ones in the quilt.
    Sharon

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    I Love your log cabin! I've been saving scraps from cutting out I Spy and kids quilts and this would be perfect. Thank you for showing your quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend View Post
    nanna-up north,
    Log cabin blocks can be set in many different ways. My personal favorite is the zig zag/streak 'o' lightening set.
    I make lots of charity quilts in bright colors and don't ever get to see the recipients with their quilts. My friend sent me a picture of her daughter all snuggled up in her new quilt. She kept looking at all the different fabrics, she thought Miss Sharon was very nice to put all those different ones in the quilt.
    Sharon
    I love your quilt! It made me smile to hear about the picture - that is so nice that you get to see it being loved.

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    Sharon, I love all the colors in your quilt. I like to use bright colors too. The little girl will really treasure her new quilt.
    Quilting with a friend keeps me in stitches.

    Trish

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    Great use of color!
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