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gini replied on Thu, May 30 2013 1:38 PM | Locked

i don't know,  i think whatever you pick would look nice.   your quilt is beautiful and the quilting, regardless of which color thread you use, will only make it better.   i  like your choice.

it's nice to get a variety of opinions and the reasoning behind them.   but ultimately it's the quilter's choice.   i once took a quilt in to a long armer and wanted it quilted in red thread.   she was pretty opposed to it and really tried to talk me out of it.  when i went to pick it up she admitted that the red quilting really set off the quilt and was happy that i stood my ground. 

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Marie replied on Thu, May 30 2013 4:05 PM | Locked

Weezee, your quilts are beautiful!  The bear is so sweet!  Did you have a pattern for it or was it your own design?  DGS is adorable, I'd love to pinch those cute little cheeks.  

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weezee56 replied on Thu, May 30 2013 4:07 PM | Locked

thank you all for liking my quilts. IS the Irish chain is just a 9 patch then a soild block ( in the same color as the 4 pieces of the 9 patch.) I made this one 6 blocks across and 7 blocks down. I wanted it a little wider so I put a border with corner pieces. This is the only quilt I have made for myself (so far).

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Marie replied on Thu, May 30 2013 4:10 PM | Locked

Nancy, I received this pattern in my email yesterday, saved it in a folder and will try making it with some monkey fabric I have.  What a coincidence Weezee made one similar.

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weezee56 replied on Thu, May 30 2013 4:18 PM | Locked

Marie:
Did you have a pattern for it or was it your own design?

 

When I had my first DD my DM made me a Sleeping Bear quilt. I just made mine from the one she gave me. I do know this pattern is for sale, it has more to it than I put on. I think it had clovers and hearts and some lace around the bear like a pillow. I put the lace if I know a girl will get the quilt. My guilts are a little smaller 35"X44". I quilt mine a little different than DM. I also make the Bear smaller too.

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Beth replied on Thu, May 30 2013 4:19 PM | Locked

weezee56, I thought your quilts were beautiful....with a name like "O'Shea" you'd think I might have thought to do an Irish chain..hmmm I think that needs to be put on my bucket list :)  I've cleaned and done laundry and now I'm about ready to whip up some dinner and then put the finishing touches on my second table runner this week...made one for my dd2, and am finishing the one for dd1....then maybe I'll make one for my table! Thought i might post a few pics of the view from my sewing room and my latest project...kind of fun how everyone here shares the beauty they have in their area!

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Beth replied on Thu, May 30 2013 4:26 PM | Locked

The back room on the house was intended to be a "sunroom", it's small 10X12, but it became apparent that it was the perfect place to sew with all the natural light that comes in :)

 

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Marie replied on Thu, May 30 2013 4:35 PM | Locked

Beth, beautiful view, beautiful table runner!  

I put my featherweight in my sunroom and I'm loving all the light as well.  I also like the fact I'm going back and forth from my sewing room to iron, the sunroom to sew and the kitchen to cut.  I may even lose a few pounds doing that.  One can only hope.

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Beth replied on Thu, May 30 2013 4:40 PM | Locked

LOL Marie, I see we have much in common!!! I cut on the kitchen countertop, Iron in the greatroom and sew in the sunroom...can't say we sit still much....only wish that was all it would take to drop a few of these pounds!!!

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Beth replied on Thu, May 30 2013 4:48 PM | Locked

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Marie replied on Thu, May 30 2013 4:50 PM | Locked

Beth, it wasn't until I got my featherweight that I started traveling around.  With my Janome in the sewing room I never had to get up.  I went from cutting mat to the sewing machine to the ironing board with my office chair so I'm hoping with the current setup I'll get a few more steps in.  Losing weight that way is just a dream.  :  )

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Ginny replied on Thu, May 30 2013 5:31 PM | Locked

Love your yard, Beth.  It looks so inviting.    Ginny

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Ginny replied on Thu, May 30 2013 5:33 PM | Locked

Weezee, I just fell in love with that little sleeping bear quilt.  It is so darling.   I like your log cabin one for your son too , It really looks like a guy quilt.     Ginny

 

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Beth replied on Thu, May 30 2013 6:28 PM | Locked

Thanks Ginny, it is really fun when we have the big family get togethers in the summer, and when the pond freezes for ice skating in the winter...although the past few winters there has been little consistant weather for ice skating....as they say in Northwest Ohio/Michigan...if you don't like the weather wait 15 minutes and it'll change !!!

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weezee56 replied on Thu, May 30 2013 7:33 PM | Locked

Beth your yard looks like so much fun.

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