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 Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Fri Nov 14, 2014 9:27 pm

Now I understand the potholder idea. great.
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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:03 am


I haven't abandoned the potholder quilt, just been busy.  Here is my first try at Hands All Around.

Well, time to get out the graph paper, fine pencil and that bowl that gives the best curve.

Don't like those colors anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:08 am



And here is the second and final.  These projects kick me out of my comfort zone and force me to try new techniques.  Today it was spray sizing to stabilize the pink fabric.  Never done that before, now part of my arsenal.

I'm thinking Star of the West next.  There are enough blocks to start quilting four set together in a 20 inch block but my trip to Baltimore is coming up so it will have to wait until the new year.

Of course I could take Carrie Hall's book with me.  One of the smartest things I ever did was buy my daughter a machine and rolling cutter, mat, rulers, etc.  My SIL hates what I do to the dining room while I'm there. Shocked
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Jill



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:06 pm

Red, I love that block! The colors are so pretty, and I understand well your comment about your comfort zone. That's the way I am with applique and paper piecing; I'd probably like both but I'm so fortable with patchwork. Perhaps DD can tell SIL to get over his dislike of you dismantling the dining room...what are MIL's for anyway?????
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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:36 am

Beautiful blocks Redmadder!  On your first one,  I have those 2 fabrics you used in the middle!  Love those small prints.......you do a beautiful job putting blocks together.  Everything matches up so perfect. Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:14 pm

wow, they are looking great, hope you are feeling better and have a good trip and visit, how long are you away?

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Wed Dec 17, 2014 10:25 pm

Good blocks. I just saw a Wagon Wheel block on F&P. That's another good one. Does everyone already know that Log Cabin was designed in support of Lincoln's candidacy?
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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Thu Dec 18, 2014 3:43 am

I need 80 blocks to make a queen size 80 X 100 inches.  They will be 4 blocks set together, quilted, and bound.  Then the bindings are whip stitched together. 

The first quilt seemed stiff but when I washed it, it softened right up.  Now it seems foolish to have traded away all those miniature blocks, they would have made a wonderful legacy quilt done this way.

On Saturday I'm off to Baltimore for two weeks.  There are many dresses cut out and ready to be sewn once I get there, including a mouse character dress who wears red polka dots trimmed in black.  I've just got to get this done before Christmas.  If I wait till DGD is older, there won't be enough of the fabric to make it. Mouse character, copyright stuff you know. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:50 am

Enjoy your quilt, redmadder.. nice blocks so far..

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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Fri Dec 19, 2014 12:16 am

I suspect many autograph blocks and quilts were made, both before departure and before trains split up.

Good blocks!!
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Jill



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Fri Dec 19, 2014 5:06 pm

quiltermarynel wrote:
Good blocks.  I just saw a Wagon Wheel block on F&P.  That's another good one.  Does everyone already know that Log Cabin was designed in support of Lincoln's candidacy?

No, I didn't know that QM. LC is one of my favorite quilts, and I have made a few of them. I like to have strips cut and ready to go when I'm in one of those moods to sew, but something mindless.
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redmadder



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PostSubject: Re: Oregon Trail Potholder Quilt   Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:20 am

I hadn't thought of an album block.  I could cheat and take one out of that stack that's not put together yet, no signatures, seems not quite right.

Thanks, Marynel.

There are two blocks I have used in the history class quilt.  One is Lincoln's platform, the other is Little Giant for Douglas.  Their debates crystallized public opinion on the slavery issue.  Debates and public speaking were well attended back then and Stephen Douglas could go on for hours.  I may have his name wrong, its been awhile.
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