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PostSubject: Tradition Quilts   Thu Sep 11, 2008 6:55 am

Title: Tradition Quilts
Post by: LadyTeXas on November 24, 2007, 07:56:28 AM
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I appreciate all types of quilting but am drawn to do the more tradition style of quilts. Lady T


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: gimpy cat on November 24, 2007, 03:21:50 PM
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i give lots of things a try but I love the antique quilts so much, love patterns that remind me of them


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Title: Re: Antique Quilts
Post by: Mtfarmer on November 25, 2007, 11:52:15 AM
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Just for conversation sake. What do you consider an antique quilt? In some circles things have to be 100 yrs old to be antique. In others, 50 years. Being over the big 5 0 .. I am possibly an - t -q .. Oh dear. I only have one antique quilt at this time, I bought it last year from a lady desperate for gas money. I felt guilty only paying $50 for it - but it was late in the season, and she was only asking $30. I felt that would be unkind to take such advantage of someone stranded in Quartzsite AZ - heading to Phoenix..gave her at least enough to make it to family. It is a grandmother's flower garden, hex's about 1" finished - with that 30's green between flowers. Oh, I guess the silk crazy quilt blocks my greatgrandmother made from silk Mom's uncle brought back from the orient (he was a comander in US navy) .. would be antique. They are apprx 20" square - on old feedsack material. She was trained as a seamstress so the embroidery is beautiful. Cindy


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: gimpy cat on November 25, 2007, 01:42:19 PM
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well for me antique is technically anything over 100yrs in age. I love the soft patinas and colours, the aged look of so many of the old quilts, some are in brand spanking new condition too, I have to admit that Im a sucker for old stuff. Just always fascinated me a kid wondering how many places an object had been, what it had 'seen and heard' how much the world had changed since it was created. I never outgrew the fascination! I have a collection of antiqe majolica china, I often think 'if only these plates could talk"! Quilts are the same to me, I love the smell of old books too but thats another topic LOL


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: buickjim on November 25, 2007, 04:20:02 PM
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Does anyone like log cabin quilts? I haven't gotten the Judy Martin's (?) new book yet, but I'm hoping to pick it up soon. I really have a fondness for them. I discovered an antique store in the area which has an impressive collection of very old LC quilts. The owner is going to let me recreate one of them. It's a plain quilt made out of wool instead of cotton.

My other interest is in feathered stars. I was definitely hooked after taking a class from Marsha McCloskey. I've made a couple of double feathered stars. Last year, I talked some ladies from the quilt guild into making a triple feathered star. It came out beautiful (and flat!!!). The smallest feathers were only 3/8".

I think I scared some of the quilters when I showed up with rulers that measured in 32nds of an inch to check their seam allowances. :santa_smiley: They took it well and were amazed at the results.


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: gimpy cat on November 25, 2007, 04:28:58 PM
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I love log cabins and here I am yet to make one, most likely because I cant ever decide on what colours to do it in! I love feathered stars too but have been too afraid to try and make one, wish I lived near you Jim, Id be camping on your doorstep begging for a lesson or two.

If anyone wants new headings such as log cabins or feathered stars we can do them. Oh and Jim, Old Lou does some feathered stars and Im sure Lady Texas does too, cant recall who else of the top of my head.


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: finisher on November 25, 2007, 04:39:13 PM
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I love log cabins! I've made several..and have several more in my head. I have fabrics set aside to do one in Amish type fabrics. I want to do it with "jumpers"..the term I call the ones with dark,med,dark on one side of the block and light,med,light on the other. The mediums seem to jump around.Some of the really old ones were done that way. I love re-creating old looking quilts.


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: Merry Bee on November 25, 2007, 05:00:09 PM
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My first quilt was a log cabin quilt and I still have it. It has log cabin blocks with one corner missing......that sounds crazy........and they are placed around to frame a sampler block placed on point. I will try to figure out how to put a picture of it on here. It is still my favorites. The logs are put into the blocks with mitered corners instead of the traditional way.


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: betweens on November 25, 2007, 11:39:05 PM
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Believe it or not I am also very traditional and love the traditional quilts.. the One block wonder is about as far as I get for none traditional.. I love log cabins and I absolutely love applique.. once I get my to do's done I have so many quilts in mind that my head is spinning.. and I now have the stash and the mags and books to keep me going.

Someone asked me the other day what I was going to do with my old mags.. I said keep them they are my treasure.. they are my traditional and I love them!!

Can't wait to see these traditionals that you are all talking about I am truly looking forward to the traditional show of hand quilted and traditional pieced appliqued quilts.

Deb


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: Pawstoquilt on November 26, 2007, 08:26:41 PM
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It is my understanding (from the auctioneer) 25 to 50 years is vintage. So you see Mtfarmer--you are only vintage--you have a ways to go before you are antique.

I love traditional quilts--most of mine are. I have a log cabin finished except for choosing a border.
One of my kids has already spoken for it....gone before it's even finished!!! I keep an on going box of
1 1/2" strips for log cabins.

I am still going to learn to do applique!!! Yes I am, I am, I am!!!!! I hope!!


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: sewnsew on November 27, 2007, 08:24:06 PM
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I love the traditional quilts too. I wish I was artsy...but alas it isn't to be. I guess it's not so bad because you have to hang artsy on a wall, I snuggle with mine. :santa_smiley:


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: Merry Bee on November 27, 2007, 09:10:28 PM
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I have seen some artsy ones that I would warm the bleacher with, rather than sacrifice a traditional pieced quilt. But some art quilts just take my breath away. Some are beautiful, and some are a stark, realistic, interpretation of what is happening, an expression of truth. Harsh truth can be disturbing and difficult to look at, and I do not want to see it on my wall. At a quilt show, though, yes. It is very thought provoking. I love abstract designs in bold contrasting colors. But my home is quilty, old fashioned, and homey, so abstract won't fit in too well. I just follow an old design or create a landscape. Those are easier for me, and I understand how to make them.


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: quiltermarynel on November 27, 2007, 09:54:29 PM
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I have nothing against making wall beautiful with quilts. I have 3 quilts of mine on windows. However, I am basically interested in quilts i can snuggle under. All the lovely antque quilts in my family were worn out before they got to me. I am not thrilled by MAKING log cabin quilts, but embellished crazy quilts, lone star, carpenters' star and feathered star are definite WADs.

My avatar was a sample block I made as a suggestion for a guild quilt that everyone said was too hard. Phooey! That became a wall hanging for our senior center sale.

My quilts are not quite traditional, although I start out being grounded firmly in quilting tradition. Fortunately, there is a lot of room for everyone in this tradition.


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: redworker2002 on November 27, 2007, 10:06:44 PM
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I'm crazy for traditional quilts...I feel like I've got to create one of everything so I can try them out and see what I like best!!! I'm stuck on pinwheels right now....I have about 10 started in different levels of completion. So many combinations to try.
wheeeeeeeeeeeeee


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: stitchinjj on December 21, 2007, 12:50:10 PM
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I love the traditional quilts. Log Cabins, feathered stars and scrappy Shoo flys are some of my favorites. Of course I want to use our modern fabrics to make them. I do have a wedding ring I need to quilt that is done in 30's repro and I love it. For decoration, I like the art type wallhangings that have a southwest style. I am loving the petroglyph patterns since I love hiking around the real thing. When I get to the quilt show in Houston I am always blown away by the art quilts.


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Title: Re: Tradition Quilts
Post by: finisher on December 21, 2007, 01:59:22 PM
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I like the old patterns done in todays fabrics and I like them done using repros. I have collections of the 30's and the Civil War eras..Oh heck! I want to make them all! :santa_cheesy:
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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:37 am

I love both traditional and antique quilts. Would like to start collecting antique ones actually. I have ben looking when we go to flea markets and antique stores and such. Not so sure I like all the modern quilts they make these days. Looks more like a painting instead of a quilt to me!
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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:53 am

I have a real soft spot in my heart for the older quilts too Marian. I enjoy just looking at the fabrics..but really enjoy the quilting too!
I have gotten quite a few antique tops on ebay at a very reasonable price. Some I quilted..and some I never will, because they aren't squared up or have small defects in them. I can still fold them to hide any bad spots and display them on a quilt rack. They are very different from a lot of the modern patterns..some of which I like and some I don't.
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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:43 pm

AnnieOakLeaf, I have never looked on e-bay for tops. never thought about it really. Will have to check that out! I like the older style of quilting too!

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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:49 pm

Did Ann just enable you, Marian? :D anitas
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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Tue Dec 30, 2008 12:52 pm

Uh OH, you caught me Anita. I am heading over to e-bay now. Don't tell DH!

Marian in Ohio

P.S.- you are not one to talk about enabling ANITA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:03 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:54 pm

I'm always happy to "help" LOL Have fun hunting! Cheesy
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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:22 am

I like many styles of quilts, both older and newer. In my guild, we have been gifted with several really old tops which have been finished and sold. We also like to play with some of the newer techniques (and fabrics). The DH likes his quilts fairly traditional and definitely scrappy, but went a bit crazy over the Book of Kells quilt and several things by Neddlestern (sp?)
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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:01 am

I often drool on ebay, doubt Id have much luck coming across a quilt at a garage sale here in australia, just not a lot around. Bob often looks too, he really wants to buy me one, one day when we can afford it but I do love to gaze and admire

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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:07 am

I found one of our family quilts draped over my father's motorcycle in the garage...I shreiked. Dad asked if I wanted it...of course I did!!!!
It was a crazy quilt...made before the turn of the last century in Howell County Missouri USA by one of my great great aunts...Why in the world my mother doesn't have an appreciation for the old family things I do not know..
My father was glad to give it to me..
It is a done in old taffetas and velvets.
I have another one in bubble gum pink and green made in the tirties...just tossed out by my ex-husbands family...I snatched it up...even though I do not know the whole history of th quilt ...one of my children will enjoy it one of these days...They all love the old family stuff...(my son included, his wife loves family traditions from both sides)
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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:48 am

Jessica... glad you found it and are giving them a good home.... they will be priceless someday.... in memories alone... even being used as a cover for a motorcycle... :)

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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:15 pm

Wow Jessica!! FInders keepers huh!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:03 pm

so glad you got them to treasure and mind, well done. they sound beautiful, Im glad you have them

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PostSubject: Re: Tradition Quilts   Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:47 pm

Good for you for rescuing those quilts Jessica! Thumbup

My Mother grew up in the depression. Everything they had was used or make-do. I think she vowed to herself that some day she was going to only have new things..she didn't want anything to do with *old* stuff. As a result..she refused any *old* furniture..or linens, dishes, etc. We have NO family heirlooms! cry2 Your Mom may have the same feelings..for the same reasons?
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