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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

2197 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
2197 Posts

Posted - Apr 30 2022 :  2:42:41 PM  Show Profile
I am not making her dress, just doing the alterations on it. It was 6 inches to long and designed for a much bustier young lady than she is so had to alter the top as well. There are lots of layers of tulle and a lot of fabric to shorten. But it is a labor of love.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - Apr 30 2022 :  3:45:13 PM  Show Profile
Working on a shower gift for a very special young lady. Her kitchen colors are blue and white. So I am embroidering her a set (6) of dishtowels with Bluework fancy teacups and then I'll make her a matching embroidered teacup to go with. Should be an OK shower gift, doncha think?

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7054 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7054 Posts

Posted - Apr 30 2022 :  5:13:15 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Sounds like a wonderful shower gift, Jean.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"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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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3852 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3852 Posts

Posted - Apr 30 2022 :  8:09:59 PM  Show Profile
I so love the embroidered teacup I received. Thank you.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

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

1936 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1936 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  05:38:53 AM  Show Profile
Julie you must have lots of experience to make alterations to a fancy gown. It is so hard to find seamstresses nowadays. Hope she has a good prom.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  4:21:40 PM  Show Profile
finished up the runner for our coffee bar. My sister fancy quilted it.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1974 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1974 Posts

Posted - May 01 2022 :  6:24:08 PM  Show Profile
You found the perfect fabric for it.

Judith

7932 FGOTM 6/21
I'm old and I do wear purple
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5691 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5691 Posts

Posted - May 02 2022 :  12:54:28 PM  Show Profile
Julie, that is so neat! I hope she has a wonderful prom.

Jean, that sounds like a wonderful shower gift! She will love it.

Michelle, that is a super cute runner and matches perfectly for your coffee bar.

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - May 05 2022 :  10:42:08 PM  Show Profile
Michele, that is 'sew' Kool!

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

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

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - May 17 2022 :  09:44:56 AM  Show Profile
This weekend I felt I needed to put my knitting aside and work on some quilting UFOs. Prior to covid, I hosted historical clubs ... The history of Women via the needle and thread. This was a quilt I started a while back and never got around to finishing it until Monday. So pleased I picked it back up.



The quilt measures 27 1/2" X 34 1/2" ... It still needs to be quilted, but hey ... it's a fini!

PS. the colour did not come out well ... it's a pink and brown quilt

Cheers!

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

Edited by - ceridwen on May 20 2022 07:51:07 AM
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7054 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7054 Posts

Posted - May 17 2022 :  10:15:04 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Love that quilt, Carole. Great job!

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"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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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - May 17 2022 :  11:40:56 AM  Show Profile
Oh Carole, your quilt is lovely. I love pink and brown together -- cozy but sassy. And your border treatment with the Flying Geese corners is outstanding. Tell us more about your Historical Clubs. Sounds most interesting. . . . in person or virtual? If in person - attendance from Idaho would be quite challenging LOL. If virtual, I would be most interested.
Farmgirl hugs,
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - May 17 2022 :  11:57:08 AM  Show Profile
Carole, I agree with Jean... Luv the Flying Geese boarder.
I'll bet you are tickled pink and brown that you finished it up!


>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

3712 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3712 Posts

Posted - May 17 2022 :  5:22:27 PM  Show Profile
Love the quilt, great job!! There is so much work that goes into quilts. I love using them too.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - May 18 2022 :  07:41:00 AM  Show Profile
OMG, thank you so much for your lovely comments on my quilt. It warms my heart. I love reproduction fabrics, I love the story and history behind it. At a time of disconnect (high tech/quanrantine/covid), sewing/knitting/hand work feeds my soul by connecting me with my ancestor, the women before me who have contributed so much to this world ... to who I am.

Jean, thank you for your interest in the clubs. I used to own a quilt shoppe, Fibre Junction, and specialized in repro fabrics. After closing my shoppe, I was asked to do presentations/host clubs (in person) but now with Covid, that has stopped. After each presentation there was a quilt project associated with the historical subject. It was great to see their quilts at the next meet, their choice of colour, their story ... I love stories ... I'm all about the story! The story makes the quilt.

I'm also a big proponent of Make-Do. The Make-Do is such a great story. BTW, I have a "Make-do" in the quilt I didn't have enough of the same fabric so I improvised! As a matter of fact, the star fabric was the first patriotic reproduction fabric line I bought for the shoppe. Finished size of the block 6 inches.



As you can probably tell, I love to write/talk about the subject of quilts, their stories etc ...

Yours in Fibre,

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

Edited by - ceridwen on May 18 2022 07:43:29 AM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

5691 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
5691 Posts

Posted - May 18 2022 :  1:23:57 PM  Show Profile
Carole, your quilt is beautiful! I bet it feels wonderful to have it finished. Brown and pink are pretty colors together. Kind of reminds me of Neapolitan ice cream.

Krista
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AussieChick
Sharpshooter

234 Posts

Cindy
Bend Oregon
USA
234 Posts

Posted - May 18 2022 :  9:10:09 PM  Show Profile
Carole, your quilt is stunning! I, too, love the way a quilt can share a story. My husband is obsessed with anything "railway" related and one of my friends made him a quilt with beautiful drawings of our local rail trail incorporated into the quilt. It was such a personalised, thoughtful gift. It's tucked away in a box at the moment because we're moving, so once I dig it out again, I'll have to post a photo.

Farmgirl #6058
Farmgirl Sister of the Year 2021

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything they have".
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ceridwen
True Blue Farmgirl

883 Posts

Carole
New York
USA
883 Posts

Posted - May 19 2022 :  07:06:41 AM  Show Profile
Thank you Krista and Cindy for your lovely comments.

Krista, LOL on the ice cream.

Cindy, What a lovely gift that quilt is and such a treasure. I see that you are in QLD, I have a dear friend in Victoria. Hoping to visit Australia one day. Cheers!

Carole
Farmgirl Sister 3610 - Nov 7/2011
http:www.carolesquiltingetc.com
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Dreamer42
True Blue Farmgirl

2454 Posts

April
Central Oregon
USA
2454 Posts

Posted - May 19 2022 :  11:50:28 AM  Show Profile
Carole, beautiful! I wish I had the patience to quilt like that! Such beauty and so much love and time is put into quilts, one of my favorite things ever! They are made with such love and patience and time... those three things are such gifts in themselves. AND, the end result, a beautiful quilt! Nothing is more comforting in my opinion. I have one my grandmother made and two my mother made. I cherish them so! I also have one I purchased at a garage sale a few years back, a smaller one, perfect for picnics, we use it often. So lovely to lay it out, picnic and roll over and read a book out in nature. Beautiful moments!

Dreamer42
Farmgirl Sister #7038
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

1254 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
1254 Posts

Posted - May 19 2022 :  4:42:29 PM  Show Profile
Have I mentioned that I am taking an online "BootCamp" course for my Viking. I am learning "sew" much about this amazing sewing/embroidery machine of mine that I never knew. Such as this morning, I learned about some specialty stitching techniques for sewing with ribbon. Will send more pix as I actually sew them out. But for today -- I have scads of packages of loose sequins. Well, look what happens when you combine them with a decorative stitch on ribbon.



Awesome, huh? I may be a dinosaur, but I still love learning new stuff.
jean

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at."
. . . .Stephen Hawking
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

7054 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
7054 Posts

Posted - May 19 2022 :  4:44:59 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message
Isn't it fun learning new ways to use a machine you already have?

Nice way to use sequins.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"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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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

712 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
712 Posts

Posted - May 19 2022 :  7:00:13 PM  Show Profile
Carole, your quilt is beautiful and I agree with the rest of the ladies. The flying geese in the corners is perfect!!

Jean, how fun to be learning new things about your machine. I received a new machine for my birthday last month and am scared to use it. Lol. Iíve only ever used the cheap $79-$120 machines. This one is a bit more fancy than anything Iíve ever had before!! :) I canít wait to see what else you learn!

April, are quilts not the most amazing things?? Such a beautiful gift of oneís self. I have gifted many quilts over the years. I find myself praying over the quilt as I am sewing. To me, itís like putting a piece of myself into the quilt.

Karen :)

Edited by - Jokamartell on May 19 2022 7:01:03 PM
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1936 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1936 Posts

Posted - May 20 2022 :  03:43:35 AM  Show Profile
I love that pattern and can see where the "make do" part is. My crafting has been on hold since my husband is away for job training. There's not enough time and energy at the end of the day.
That said, I've been waiting for the handles on these train cases to dry. Next I'll look for decals or other decorations.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

16218 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
16218 Posts

Posted - May 20 2022 :  1:13:54 PM  Show Profile
Vanessa,,, LUV your Train Cases!!!
I have several that I use as totes, and for storing things.
One of these days I will gather them all up and take a photo..

As for decals,, are you looking for vintage graphics or ???

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!
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Audra Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1936 Posts

Vanessa
Brooksville KY
USA
1936 Posts

Posted - May 20 2022 :  4:11:56 PM  Show Profile
Well, this is just a thought, but the pink one looks like something Barbie would use. I'm not sure about what to put on the red one.

Vanessa
Farmgirl Sister #6754
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