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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3874 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Apr 19 2017 :  12:00:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks ladies!

Wow Carole! That seems like a ton! You have done a lot of work already. I agree. I would love to see pictures too!

Krista
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

736 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
736 Posts

Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  08:10:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Rachel and Krista. I love reproduction quilts from the Civil War and from the depression era. I'm always on the lookout for vintage fabrics.

I'm actually keeping track of the number of fabrics I will be using in this quilt.



Once I am done with making all of the flying geese I will count the fabrics. They will be part of the quilt's story.

I will be doing a blog entry on how I organize such a project. It can become daunting!

Catch you later! Cheers!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http://www.carolesquiltingetc.com
http://www.fibrejunction.com

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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5083 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5083 Posts

Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  08:15:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carole I love the colors and hearing your quilting story.

Later today I will be cutting out two mini aprons to go on garden stakes to fly over two Boston Ferns for the Jubilee. When they are done my Jubilee projects will be completed.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015.
Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3874 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  10:18:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carole- Just from your picture it looks like you have quite a few different fabrics. I'm interested to see how many you end up using.

Sara- How exciting! I bet your mini aprons will look so cute flying outside among your Ferns!

Krista
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dena91
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Dena
Pennsylvania
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  6:13:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Carole, amazing project; can't wait to watch it evolve!

Dena
Farmgirl 5620
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rachelbee
True Blue Farmgirl

207 Posts

Rachel
Carmel IN
USA
207 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2017 :  11:16:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Working on my garden to-do list for the weekend and practicing my brush pen script :)



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Rachel, #6992
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sargesproudwife
True Blue Farmgirl

174 Posts

Christine Marie
NY
USA
174 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2017 :  11:35:20 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rachel!! That is gorgeous!! Please continue to post your work!!


Christine, Sister #7295
www.theginghambow.etsy.com
www.theginghambow.wordpress.com
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3874 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2017 :  12:32:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow Rachel! When I fist looked at your picture I thought it was a stamp or something until I read your comment! That is fabulous script! You are so dang talented!
Do you actually use something called a brush pen?

Krista
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

736 Posts

Carole
Northeast New York
USA
736 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2017 :  12:49:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Rachel! Beautiful pen script!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http://www.carolesquiltingetc.com
http://www.fibrejunction.com
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sargesproudwife
True Blue Farmgirl

174 Posts

Christine Marie
NY
USA
174 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2017 :  2:08:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Krista, I thought the same thing. I thought it was a stamp and thought I should try and find it at Michael's or Hobby Lobby!
Rachel, you should do that professionally!


Christine, Sister #7295
www.theginghambow.etsy.com
www.theginghambow.wordpress.com
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13623 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13623 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2017 :  5:49:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Carole,,, luv your retro fabrics... can hardly wait to see the finished product...

Rachel,,, o to have such lovely hand-writing........




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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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

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firecatinc
True Blue Farmgirl

1239 Posts

Lenora
Fulks Run VA
USA
1239 Posts

Posted - Apr 21 2017 :  8:22:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rachel, beautiful penmanship.

Nora
Farmgirl Sister #7131
Farmgirl of the Month, January 2017
http://firecatinc.wordpress.com
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buzzn bee
True Blue Farmgirl

1061 Posts

Deborah
Muncie Indiana
USA
1061 Posts

Posted - Apr 26 2017 :  04:28:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rachel, Gorgeous! Gorgeous! I could look at your print all day long. Keep it up, you do an awesome job!

Deborah H

Farm Sister 1185
Buzzn Bee
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rachelbee
True Blue Farmgirl

207 Posts

Rachel
Carmel IN
USA
207 Posts

Posted - Apr 26 2017 :  1:49:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks ladies!
And Krista yes it is a brush pen, a lot of brands make them but I'm partial to Tombow brand.


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Rachel, #6992
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3874 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2017 :  12:34:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How fascinating. I will have to check one out. I would love to write like that.

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3874 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2017 :  1:30:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is the start to a blanket I am making for one of my boys. It's my current project but I don't plan on giving it to him until Christmas.



Krista

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

13623 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
13623 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2017 :  2:25:39 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
lucky lil guy... wish you were my mommy,,, I'd be dropping hints all the time of what I would love to have knitted or crocheted...
Just sayin'... lol!

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Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

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

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marjean
True Blue Farmgirl

3807 Posts

Marsha
Deltona FL
USA
3807 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2017 :  2:26:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm doing the 1 year of stitches embroidery on vintage hankies and making a quilt for my bed. I need 22 hankies. I completed January to March and ran out of hankies. Ordered more of Ebay. Then will pick up with the April block. I love working on it each night sitting on the couch and talking to my DH. He loves seeing what I stitch each night.

I'm putting the month, a inspirational word and our trips to the Florida state parks. Then add flowers, hearts and fun stitches to fill in the rest of the space.

Farmgirl sister #308
Etsy shopping for luxury personalized gifts:

http://www.marketsofsunshine.com/p/member-classifieds.html
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dena91
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Dena
Pennsylvania
USA
181 Posts

Posted - Apr 27 2017 :  4:31:45 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Marsha, that sounds lovely! Can't wait to see some of them :-)

Rachel, is this writing similar to calligraphy?



Dena
Farmgirl 5620
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rachelbee
True Blue Farmgirl

207 Posts

Rachel
Carmel IN
USA
207 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2017 :  07:01:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dena, I would think so. The trick I have found is to not think of what you are doing as writing, but painting curves and lines to make shapes. There are a lot of tutorials and practice sheets online. It takes some practice and about 4 times as long to write something, but my real handwriting is nowhere near as neat!

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Rachel, #6992
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3874 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3874 Posts

Posted - Apr 28 2017 :  12:49:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ha ha thanks Grace! I'll keep that in mind!

Krista
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

3874 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
3874 Posts

Posted - May 03 2017 :  09:56:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Over the weekend I made a set of coffee mug coasters!



Krista

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AuntJamelle
True Blue Farmgirl

556 Posts

Jaime
South Bend Indiana
USA
556 Posts

Posted - May 04 2017 :  06:57:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So many beautiful projects from everyone!!!! I love seeing them!

Here are a few things I've finished recently:







I've cut out pieces for 3 more tissue box covers - this time in black felt and I'm embroidering a dandelion pattern in white floss - I love how it is turning out. I'm just looking at a picture of what I want and free handing the embroidery which made me nervous but so far so good!!!

I also cut out pieces for another felt ornament project and have that waiting - a white circle with green holly leaves (2 shades) with some embroidery and beadwork accents. Will be really cute!

And I started knitting another washcloth (I've finished 4 total so far) - figured I might as well since I have enough yarn left to do one more!

Hoping to pick up some lavender scented epsom salts at the store today to fill the felt sachet projects I've got 95% done. I've got two ready to be filled and really want to make a third for ME!

Can't believe it's May already!!!! It's right around June/July that I really start to get the crafting "bug" with a major focus on Christmas presents I'm making. I'm feeling pretty good this year with what I've done so far though!
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hudsonsinaf
True Blue Farmgirl

3129 Posts

Shannon
Rozet Wyoming
USA
3129 Posts

Posted - May 04 2017 :  06:59:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Everyone's projects are just darling!!!!

Krista - I loe your coasters!!! I really want to get my head wrapped around crochet!

Jaime - love your crafts but your heart ornament with the owl has stolen my heart!!!

~ Shannon, Sister # 5349
Farmgirl of the Month - January 2016
http://hudson-everydayblessings.blogspot.com/
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dena91
True Blue Farmgirl

181 Posts

Dena
Pennsylvania
USA
181 Posts

Posted - May 04 2017 :  07:25:58 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Everyone's projects look darling! I'm having trouble staying inside long enough to finish anything! It's suppose to rain tomorrow so maybe...

Jaime, the ornaments look great - I'm taken by the red dress!!!

Krista, love the coasters - they are my absolute favorite color, so bright and cheerful!

I admire everyone who is getting things done despite the warming weather. I'm hoping that once my spring planting is done i will get back to my sweet season swap projects and my poor mom's table runner!

Dena
Farmgirl 5620
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