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iambuzzysma



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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:22 am

I really like the colors in that one marynel - and the layout is cool too! Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:05 am

Really like your tube quilt, QM!
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texasmusicmom



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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:38 am

I really love the foster child's quilt....beautiful! The tube quilt has really neat colors...like it too! Ok..help me out....what is a tube quilt? scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:49 am

On CTTQ, the Tube quilt method was presented. You take strips of 3 fabrics, and sew them together, ABC, then sew C to A, so you have a flat tube. In this case, the purple strips were 4.5" and the green and yellow were 2.5". After pressing so that the wider one is on one side and the narrower 2 on the other side, you cut right angle triangles \/\/\/\. The 90 degree points should be right at the seam allowance. You now have 2 stacks of squares. Half have one color on the outside, half have the other. The interesting patterns come from how you sew them together. You need to have a light hand, because everything is on the bias, but if your cuts and seam allowances are right, you get a sharp effect relatively easily.

Of course, on my messed up quilt, the one I posted before this, my seam allowances and cuts were off, so I had to improvise from there. I have now made 3 successful tube quilts and I love the pattern. Note that colors B and C (the narrower ones) have to become the same size as the wider one when you seam them together. You could use cuts of 5.5", 3", and 3", but if you go wider than that the wastage goes up a lot.
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:23 am

Now that I sorta have the use of my right pinky, I decided it was time to finish a UFO that has been glaring at me. (I have found it very hard with my finger splinted.) Here it is. I don't know if you can tell, but the theme fabric has dragonflies, turtles and fish. The back is a blue flannel plaid. Since I don't recall buying that one and it was 36" wide, I think it came from someone else's stash.

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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:39 am

Looks great QM! BTW....thanks for the explanation!! I forgot to mention it....I copy/pasted that into my files of wannadossomeday!
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:42 am

Very pretty, QM!
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:55 am

I love the friendship star... great colors and great quilt....you do so many quilts I am wondering how you have so many UFO's or are these other peoples UFOs and they give them to you???

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iambuzzysma



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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:54 am

QM - is that a full size quilt? I really like it.
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:26 pm

Thank you all for your comments.

This is a large baby/lap quilt. I named it Friendly Seas last night, then realized it should be Friendly Pond.

No, I haven't finished up anyone else's quilts lately, although I did several after a friend died in 03.

Amoung the reasons I like oversized block quilts for babies is that they are very fast and show off theme prints wonderfully. It's easy to cut out a top and sew it in a couple of hours. The only disadvantage to making HST units from such large squares (10.5") is that I really have to mark them and use a couple of pins, neither of which I do for a 4" square. If I sew on a Sunday, it is my intention to do charity quilts. DH and I feel it is important for us to do this giving.

I "birth" these quilts, rather than binding them, or the time would go up quite a bit. After I pin and sew the outer edges, turn it right side out and hand sew the opening, DH and I play tug of war with the quilt from various angles so that the final pinning and quilting go very smoothly.

BTW, I put it on the dining table last night before going to bed. DH just came in and commented that it looks good there.
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:55 pm

Now you have to make a table cloth, QM

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:24 am

I have another UFO that I have been using as a table cloth, as well as some actual ones and a table runner. It does not take much. The reason my father's grandparents were able to get this table across the plain in a covered wagon is that it is relatively small and light, and folds up to be smaller yet. I think I'll kust keep on using each charity quilt for a few days then go on to the next one. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:24 pm



I got 3 quilts finished in the last few days!! These 2 are to give away.
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:43 pm

Very pretty, marynel!
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:50 pm

Thank you. The lavender one feels like cotton sateen. I just love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:16 am

VERY nice Marynel! It must feel good to have your machine back..and having the chance to get some sewing done? Smitten Thumbup
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:35 pm

Yes, it does.
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Tue Mar 30, 2010 2:04 pm

Nice QM! Love the colors! Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:36 pm

:tumble:
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:39 pm

I saw an ad for Quilting for Kids sponsored by Downy so wrote in... they sent back all the fabric even cut out... all I did was sew it together and quilt it... no binding they asked that you just fold in the sides and sew. They also ask you to send a few addition quilts so I made to flannel one... one in pink and one in blue....









I showed the backs so you could see the quilting and edges...

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

Golo

Dreams are wishes the heart makes... I dream of lots of quilting
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Wed Jun 09, 2010 4:32 pm

Really nice Golo. I didn't realize they sent them already cut out. They are serious about making it easy for people to contribute aren't they. They all look good.

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iambuzzysma



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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Wed Jun 09, 2010 5:07 pm

Good for you, Golo - cute quilts - good cause! I wonder how many they've collected so far?
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:10 am

I got 2 flimsies finished today. One I started on Sunday. I won't shoot them until I have space to pin baste and quilt them. Working on the sorting means everything is messier than usual right now. These were mainly from scrap boxes. Once again, I heard from DH that they were "too good" for charity.
angry
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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:21 am

Never too good to brighten someone who's down's day. Especially kiddos! Great work! What was the address...I'd do that!
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Charity Quilts   Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:23 pm

I got another top done today and decided to shoot it anyway. I think I will get another 6 or 7 charity quilts out of the fabulous fabric from Mamu!

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