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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5757 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5757 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2020 :  1:59:41 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Judith -

WOW! I Love your small split rail fence, Judith. Not sure I'd use pieces quite so small, but maybe 1-1/2".

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1233 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1233 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2020 :  2:43:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's as small as I go. When my one inch basket starts overflowing I feel compelled to use them up. Hmmm -- does overflowing baskets and bins constitute UFOs? or is that cheating....

Judith

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

160 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
160 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2020 :  3:56:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I have named my just completed Round Robin "How Prophetic" and here is why . . .
Many moons ago, 1998 to be exact, while living in the Nevada high desert, a small group of stitching girlfriends decided to make a Round Robin quilt. Pretty Patty Perfect had given each of us a fun fat quarter of pink/red paatchy looking fabric that she brought back from a trip to England, and we were to use that in our starter block no bigger than 15"square. Then our creation would start it's journey to each of the other four gals for "further treatment". Fast forward 20+ years -- I no longer live in the desert but in a lovely little red house located in a green hilly meadow and surrounded by the majestic trees of the Clearwater National Forest. . . . see now where Robin's name came from? Pretty Patty passed away and some of us moved and life just got in the way . . . you know how it tends to do that. So when Pandemic Pandemonia hit us a few months ago, I decided to work on my considerable stash of UFO's. This one cried for my attention needing quilting and binding . . . so now, at last, you know the rest of the story. Hopefully Pretty Patty Perfect is looking down from the great quilt retreat in the sky and is proud of how her little gift from the British Isles turned out.
jean

Edited by - JeanP on Jul 23 2020 4:39:58 PM
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jmpiercy
True Blue Farmgirl

144 Posts

Joan
Lansing North Carolina
USA
144 Posts

Posted - Jul 23 2020 :  6:51:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean, That is a terrific but sad story. Sorry for the loss of your friend. I love the quilt! Round Robins are definitely fun. Thanks for sharing your story about your quilt.

Joan P.
Farmgirl Sister #8056

"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt, Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth." - William W. Purkey

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Phillippians 4:13
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4164 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4164 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2020 :  12:07:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Jean! That is beautiful! I love how it turned out.

Marie, that is a great idea. And a nice way to display so many talented Farmgirls work.

Krista
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7531 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7531 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2020 :  2:06:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, I think that is an awesome quilt. You are inspiring to use my small squares.

Maria that is a wonderful to keep those from the farmsisters.

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5757 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5757 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2020 :  2:25:07 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Small squares are great to sew together as leaders and enders - Before and after strings of pieces so you don't waste thread. LOL!

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1233 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1233 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2020 :  2:35:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean -- Pretty How Prophetic and what a wonderful memory of the women you made it with.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

160 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
160 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2020 :  2:43:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Joan and Judith and Krista. Reminiscing through a lot of fond memories of days gone by while working on that binding . . . . lovely way to spend dog day afternoons . . .
jean

Edited by - JeanP on Jul 24 2020 2:46:01 PM
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5757 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5757 Posts

Posted - Jul 24 2020 :  4:38:42 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Very nice quilt, Jean.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14210 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14210 Posts

Posted - Jul 27 2020 :  9:55:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Jean, I love how wonderful your quit turned out.. and what a sweet story..
>^..^<

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3060 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3060 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2020 :  03:33:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WOW is all I can say about these projects. WOW

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

653 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2020 :  2:10:14 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Jean, what a wonderful story and beautiful quilt. You know for sure Patty is looking down and smiling.

Got another project done.... hand carved cat. Grandma's hankies are in the dryer and am looking for the background fabric to start my next quilt. I am going to do the hankie butterfly quilt. I figure by the time I get all the hankies ironed and figure out how to fold them correctly I'll be able to get the background material I want LOL. Also working on some knitted dish cloths.



There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3366 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3366 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2020 :  2:17:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I love the hand carved cat.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

653 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2020 :  2:20:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Marie. Have a deer I'm working on now

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8650 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8650 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2020 :  4:09:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OH I wish I could sew like all you girls, but a straight stitch is all I got. Such pretty things you all make. I cut out a lot of things for my scrapbooking today.
Nancy Jo

NANCY JO
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7531 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7531 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2020 :  4:34:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful carving!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1233 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1233 Posts

Posted - Jul 28 2020 :  5:48:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Theresa -- What a beautiful little cat. Such great carving. You got talent, gal.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

653 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2020 :  05:28:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, a straight stitch is all you need to do most things. Please post a photo of your scrapbooking. I tried it a couple of times but just couldn't get the hang of it.

Denise and Judith, thank you so much for the kind words. I do find carving relaxing. I am still just a beginner when it comes to carving but it is fun.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5757 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5757 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2020 :  10:10:40 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Beautiful cast, Theresa. What kind of wood is that. It has a nice grain.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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Nancy Gartenman
True Blue Farmgirl

8650 Posts

Nancy
West Seneca New York
USA
8650 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2020 :  10:58:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Theresa,
This is just one page of many of my scrap booking. I just get a theme for that page and get out the glue stick. I get pictures from magazines and old greeting cards, etc.
will try and do some sewing.


NANCY JO
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4164 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4164 Posts

Posted - Jul 29 2020 :  12:14:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Theresa, that carving is amazing! That is such a fun talent to have. How long does it take you to make one? I still havenít done much crafting outside of my cross stitch badge. Been working a little on diamond painting but thatís it.

Krista
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

653 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2020 :  07:15:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda, It is basswood, that is why I decided to stain it like a tortious shell.

Nancy, I love your page. I just can't seem to get the art of it. Yours is just beautiful.

Krista, It depends on what I am carving. A shawl pin can take me a couple of weeks to carve and a couple of weeks to put the finish on. Something larger, like the cat, can take me a month or more to carve then again a couple of weeks for the finish. The wood also makes a difference. The medicine bear I carved out of walnut (very hard wood). Although it is a simple shape it took me about 3 weeks to carve. 1 week to set in the inlay and then a couple of weeks for the finish.

Medicine Bear out of Walnut


Horse spoon out of butternut


Butterfly pin and Lizard pin out of mahogany







There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

653 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
653 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2020 :  07:21:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well, I got the hankies washed and dried. In I went to press each one. Oh my goodness, what fond memories. 1st. My dad's handkerchiefs were the first thing I was giving to learn to iron. Couldn't have been more than 5 or 6. Then of course, these are my Grandmother's hankies. They are so sweet. I have about 50 of them so I was lucky enough to pick and choose which I am going to put in the quilt. I just know this quilt is going to be great to make. So many memories.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1233 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1233 Posts

Posted - Jul 30 2020 :  11:01:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Handkerchiefs were my first ironing chore too. Then I graduated to pillowcases and aprons, then full skirts. Then Mom got an Ironrite and she had so much fun with that so I didn't have to iron for a while. Then I got to do pillowcases with the Ironrite, and so on. I was slightly afraid of it but I sure wish I had it now.

Judith

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