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Quilts

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Candace, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    I finally got around to taking some photos of the quilts I've made over the years. I've given away quite a few without taking photos. Stupid me. The cat one is still just the top. I still need to quilt it. My favorite is "Halloweeny" type quilts. It's dark in the house today as we're expecting a major storm so even the flash didn't help much. You can't see much of the actual quilting. And the quilts are actually very square but since I had to take them at an angle they look a little askew.

    I used to make a lot of clothes for my kids when they were young, so sewing has been a large hobby for me. I made my wedding dress, in fact. I have lots of other "handy" things that I used to have more time for. I've promised myself that I will let the artistic side of me out again and MAKE time. I want to do an orchid themed one next.

    Bugs in Jar
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    Cats
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    Dracula
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    Fans
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    Flowers
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    Happy Halloween
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    Alexis New Member

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    They're wonderful, Candace! You are very talented. I'd love to be able to sew, but I even have trouble with buttons... I like the halloweeny types, too.
     
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    Candace, do you hand quilt or quilt on a sewing machine? I've made about six quilts, but
    no hand quilting...just too tedious for me. I like your theme quilts. All I've done so far
    is variations on the Nine Patch. The old fashioned Flower Garden is my favorite and one
    I might get up the nerve to try someday.

    The tulips quilt is lovely.
     
  4. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Those are AMAZING!
    Beautiful things!
     
  5. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Thanks:>

    I'm into semi-instant gratification. I do the piecing and quilting with my machine.
     
  6. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    It's F'Awesome.
    Hi Candace!
    *waves*
     
  7. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    Look at you, Candace, quilting and everything! They are all great!
     
  8. harrywitmore

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    Now somebody has been busy. They are fantastic!:clap:
     
  9. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys. I'm working on another Halloweeny quilt today. We're supposed to get 2 inches of rain today. 5 of our fences panels blew down and the area is under heavy storm watch. There's not much else to do!
     
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    abaxter New Member

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    I believe Dale's better half quilts as well, Candace. Seems like I saw a Double Wedding
    Ring in one of his photos a couple of years ago. She does niiiiiiiice work.
     
  11. Brant

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    i just saw this, DAMN GIRL , you are handy mchandy for sure !!

    i luv them all, but the BUGS in Jars is the best.
     
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    Gooooood eyes, Brant! I could see that the pattern was jars, but didn't see the various
    butterflies, bugs, etc. That's really cute, Candace.
     
  13. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    It's still AMAZING to me.
    Can't hardly thread a needle, much less sew a QUILT!
    AWESOME!
     
  14. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Thanks guys. I'll post my newest Halloween one when it's finished.
     
  15. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Here's one I finished today in the nick of time. Boo! These kind of quilts make me smile. Happy Halloween.

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  16. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    LOL!
    It's the monster mash quilt!
     
  17. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Here's the newest creation. Yeah, I know it's a little out of season. I've got a witch that is at the quilting stage. I'll post her when I'm done.

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    Nice work! Thanks for sharing!
     
  19. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    O.K. another early or late Halloweeny. It really needs to be ironed, so it's not puckered...but I must admit it's been sitting crunched in a ball for 2 weeks:< Don't tell on me.

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  20. Candace

    Candace Kept Woman Supporting Member

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    Some more I've finished up this month and the reason I've been a tad scarce. Sorry mods, I thought uploading the pics would resize them:<
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