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dena91
True Blue Farmgirl

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Dena
Pennsylvania
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2017 :  6:23:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi ladies,
I worked on one of six place mats today. I purchased a beautiful fabric several years ago called 'Red Bird in the Bower' by Moda. Since then i have made a lap quilt, runner for our tv table and a runner for our dining room table. With the scraps i thought i would make place mats to match. I've never made anything this small before and was surprised how much easier it is to see my mistakes! Thankfully, the place mats are very 'patchworky' and no one but me will probably ever know. Note to self: be very careful with next small project!

So happy to be inside and quilting again. This is one of my favorite winter activities :-)

Dena
Farmgirl 5620
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

837 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
837 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2017 :  10:38:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Dena,
I never quilted before but can sew a little. I signed up on the music squares swap. Will have to dust off my machine and give it a try. I think we are our own worst critics because we don't have to see the mistakes we know they are there. The fabric name you gave sounds lovely. I am sure your work would look flawless to me.

TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

837 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
837 Posts

Posted - Jan 10 2017 :  10:56:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Ladies

I think I am a getting this tatting thang. Since the clothespin holder I made a trim for a tote bag. It is the accrue color at the top. Then I decided to get a little fancy and make a bookmark. I tried to starch it for stiffness but it is still more flexy than I wish. Will have to look up other methods. I am working on another bookmark in purple size 10 thread. One thing I have learned is don't go too fast and don't pull too tight. You will make mistakes, be patient and work the mess out or be willing to start again. Once you tied the knot you are committed. Tatting is kind of like marriage. Be patient, don't work too fast or pull too hard and be prepared that mistaken may happen but do your best to fix the mistakes. Once you tied the knot you are committed. :)


TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!

Edited by - Tumbleweed on Jan 11 2017 06:55:48 AM
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2017 :  07:25:47 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Beautiful tatting! I've done it but only to try it out. I have a couple tatting shuttles (somewhere) that my grandmother used.

Ladies, consider joining the Finish Those UFOs in 2017 thread. I see some good projects here which are totally eligible. Join this thread for praise and support in the effort to become a UFO Finisher.

Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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dena91
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Dena
Pennsylvania
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2017 :  07:28:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Nancy, you are absolutely right; most people will just think its lovely (and thank you for the complement:-) ). Here's the first one i did and its definitely the scrappiest of the 6. I started keeping a small notebook of quilting lessons and will hopefully have fun improving my skills as I develop more as a quilter.
Your project looks super cool! That is something i have not ventured into yet; perhaps when the kiddos get a little older - can only handle one craft at a time right now :-)
Hugs,

Dena
Farmgirl 5620
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Needle
True Blue Farmgirl

287 Posts

Judy
Kissimmee Florida
USA
287 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2017 :  08:08:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, your tatting is woundrefull! Bet your tote bag looks super cute! Dena, quilting is one thing I've not tried yet, but have it on my "would like to learn " list! I have been playing with my Embrodery machine and made an apron for a friend of mine. She's a waitress and wanted a small one.

Farm Girl Sister #6566

The road of life is made smoother when traveled with someone you love.
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AutumnCountyGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

102 Posts

Kiersten
Suffolk Virginia
USA
102 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2017 :  10:47:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've finished my barn chores and running errands so I think I'm going to spend the rest of the day knitting. My mom plans on joining me in that activity!

Kiersten
https://autumncountrygirl93.wordpress.com/
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3475 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3475 Posts

Posted - Jan 11 2017 :  2:05:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nancy, your tatting looks so good. I like how you compare it to marriage!

Dena, your quilt reminds me of August-September time with the cozy colors. Looks very nice.

Judy, I love the apron! I agree. Dishes are stupid! They should wash themselves!

Krista
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dena91
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Dena
Pennsylvania
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2017 :  7:46:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm so excited! Today I went out and purchased flannel fabric for making baby quilts. Not sure what i will do with them - maybe sell, donate or use them to raise money for a charity we hope to start. I just love a simple soft quilting project using colors i would never use for myself (I tend to favor cranberries, sages and golds, not pinks, blues, greens and yellows :-)).

They are in the washer right now! Can't wait to start working on them.

Dena
Farmgirl 5620
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Tumbleweed
True Blue Farmgirl

837 Posts

Nancy
Quitman Texas
USA
837 Posts

Posted - Jan 12 2017 :  10:03:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Marie. I would like to master shuttle tatting but needle tatting is easier for me.

Dena... Your project looks great. I am with Judy. I want to learn quilting to. Need to clear a space to work. I agree with your color choices.

Judy.... The apron look great. You have a lovely skill.

Kiersten.... That sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day.

Krista.... I thank your Auntie for making it so easy to learn. Love her books. I have four of them.

TW

The fun begins where the pavement ends!
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Needle
True Blue Farmgirl

287 Posts

Judy
Kissimmee Florida
USA
287 Posts

Posted - Jan 13 2017 :  03:42:06 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dena, great idea for making baby quilts! I have a pillow case pattern that's easy and fun if you want that as well. Received some fabric from my waitress friend here's what I did,
Does anyone know what you call the skull and crossbones girl? I'm looking for an Embrodery pattern of her.


Farm Girl Sister #6566

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5278 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5278 Posts

Posted - Jan 13 2017 :  09:51:43 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Today I sewed 160 6-1/2" squares into strips for a quilt. They came from the Scrappy Fabric Swap I hosted. I also finished another UFO - a gift for a farm girl.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"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

12684 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
12684 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2017 :  3:43:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda... you are one 'sewin crazy lady"... wish I had your quilting blood!

Hopefully I will have time next week to get back into my sewing room!
In the mean time.... I will craft vicariously through you gals!
>^••^<

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

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

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Bridge
True Blue Farmgirl

814 Posts

Bridgette
Southern Indiana
USA
814 Posts

Posted - Jan 14 2017 :  4:59:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judy-- you could try searching sugar skull female line art in google to find a close pattern.
I wonder if you could put the fabric on a copy machine and get a image that would work for a outline embroidery? Just a thought

Back to edit--
This might be just what your looking for https://clipartfest.com/download/56314fe80c1fb1523b82ed56ab2814d3105851d2.html


Bridge
Farmgirl Sister #7277
Put your lipstick on & be Happy!
http://stitchthrifty.blogspot.com/

Edited by - Bridge on Jan 14 2017 5:00:55 PM
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Needle
True Blue Farmgirl

287 Posts

Judy
Kissimmee Florida
USA
287 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2017 :  12:15:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bridgette, YES! that's exactly what I'm looking for. Now if I can figure out how to digitize it so I can download it into my embroidery machine! thanks!!

Farm Girl Sister #6566

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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3587 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3587 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2017 :  3:01:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow, Linda! I can't wait to see all those tiny square a sewn together.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5278 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5278 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2017 :  5:08:02 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
They aren't that tiny. They are 6" square when done. This isn't a postage stamp quilt.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"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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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5278 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5278 Posts

Posted - Jan 16 2017 :  5:11:50 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Today I made 2 MJF Dish Drainer quilts. Then I went to my small quilting group.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"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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Needle
True Blue Farmgirl

287 Posts

Judy
Kissimmee Florida
USA
287 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2017 :  08:57:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda, where do I find those? That sounds great!

Farm Girl Sister #6566

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5278 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5278 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2017 :  6:46:08 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Judy -

Here is the link to the pattern. http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/Recipes-Patterns-Instructions/dish-drainer-quilt.pdf
You can google dish drainer quilt instructions and it comes up with this MJF link.



Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"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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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5278 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5278 Posts

Posted - Jan 17 2017 :  6:46:45 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have made 5 so far - 2 more cut out and will be done soon.

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"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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Needle
True Blue Farmgirl

287 Posts

Judy
Kissimmee Florida
USA
287 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  03:25:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks! One more thing to add to my sewing list! :)

Farm Girl Sister #6566

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3067 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3067 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  06:28:28 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Marie, Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5278 Posts

Linda
Lone Oak TX
USA
5278 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  07:56:26 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Today I hope to put the binding on my Route 66 quilt so it can go in the motorhome with us this weekend and the next 2 weeks. Also 2 dish drainer quilts that have been cut out for a couple months. One for the motorhome and one for my kitchen. This will knock out 3 more UFOs for that completion list, too. LOL!

Farmgirl hugs,
Farmgirl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015
Linda O
Lone Oak, TX

"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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AutumnCountyGirl
True Blue Farmgirl

102 Posts

Kiersten
Suffolk Virginia
USA
102 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2017 :  08:05:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I finally get a day off of work after working 7pm-4am the last four days in a row. Aside from napping a bit, I plan on helping my mom clean and then working on knitting my scarf for the beginner knitting merit badge.

Kiersten
https://autumncountrygirl93.wordpress.com/
Farmgirl Sister #7232
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