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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 17 Jun 2019 10:03 #145769

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Luanne, your basket is wonderful! I like the quilting motif of the travel trailers too!
Eileen, your block is beautiful. Sometimes, although challenging, projects like yours will be so memorable!!
Lotti, I loved the history tour.
Barb, your tuttti fruttii quilt is terrific. Your granddaughter will love it!
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 17 Jun 2019 08:10 #145768

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Thank you for the kind words, this block took a lot longer than it should have. But I'm going to persevere.
Helen, it's hand applique, and so is most of the quilt. You don't have to have Facebook to access it. Esther's patterns are available on her site: estheraliu.blogspot.com
Have a great day everyone!

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 17 Jun 2019 07:16 #145767

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Eileen, Love your block 1 of hold onto your heart. Is this appliqué or machine stitch project, or both. I looked up the quilt and it looks like it is probably
appliqué or EPP. I have always wanted to try something like this. It seems like you have to have facebook for a lot of the pattern help these days.
Unfortunately, we don't feel comfortable doing facebook. HelenW
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 09 Jun 2019 23:10 #145747

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Eileen - I love your Block one - Hold On To Your Heart! Looking forward to your next block!

Lotti - Wonderful to see the historical quilts! I agree with Geneva's comment "good to see our work is valued after we're gone".

Luanne - Fun to see your machines stitch counter and latest projects too. I particularly like your baskets.

I've been working on a graduation quilt for my Granddaughter Josephine. Its called "Tutti Frutti". Designed by Darlene Zimmerman. So far so good but certainly a challenge making accurate 1/4" seams!

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 09 Jun 2019 16:08 #145746

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Eileen,
Your hard work and patience shows. Great job.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 09 Jun 2019 13:15 #145745

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I'm a day late with my monthly posting, but I have something to show. I'm participating in Esther Aliu's BOM, Hold On To Your Heart. It began in January, but I've just finished stitching down Block 1. Since I love this quilt, I want to do it right, so I've done some fixes, probably from over handling. I'm finally done and can move onto Block 2.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 09 Jun 2019 10:50 #145744

Lotti, Thanks for the pictures and history of the quilts. It's a good feeling to know that our "work" is valued even after we are gone.

And, weeding is icky! :)

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 07 Jun 2019 15:25 #145742

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Eileen,
After I got the first columns sewn together, I sewed the first two rows across and having all those 'half baked' pieces tagging along pushed me to the following. I carefully put it up on my design wall. Snipped between the 'junctions'. I left them hanging in order then proceeded so that the bottom layer was solid and the new strip was on top. When I do this the next time, I will do this again before sewing any of the created rows to each other. I also will be able to press odd rows to the right and even rows to the left to keep those seams nesting. Hope that helps. I would suggest to any one new to the method to do some 9 patch blocks first so you get the hang of it on a small scale before undertaking anything bigger than a crib size.
My machine keeps counting for me. I have a project stitch count, and a lifetime stitch count. On July 25 of this year I’ll have my Fusion for a total of 4 years.
I did a quilt today that had camper fabric, so I used a camper quilting design. Here's what the monitor read out was,,,

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Quilt and design I used

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 07 Jun 2019 15:11 #145741

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Lotti,
Those are amazing quilts. And as for weeding, well, there’s a reason I’m not gardening here in South Carolina. They can grow a foot a week if the rain, humidity, and temps are to their liking. LOL
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 07 Jun 2019 14:10 #145740

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Lotti, my mother's family is from Dutchess County! I live across the river from there.
Those quilts are amazing! Their families must have appreciated them.
Have a safe trip home when you go.

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 07 Jun 2019 13:20 #145739

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Wow, Luann, you‘ve been busy! Especially love that first basket!

Ive been in Canada, visiting my parents for just over a week. Spending time at home, doing a little cooking and baking, my mom‘s also managed to get me to help with the . With all the rain they‘ve had the weeds are quite easy to uproot, but a few hours in the morning are quite enough :silly:

Yesterday afternoon I went to our local museum, I try to pop in whenever I’m here in the summer. Their special exhibition this year is quilts. These are between one and two hundred years old, a few of them were made by young brides in the states who brought them with them when they married Canadians (being just a few miles from the border everyone has relations on both sides).

I was also very interested in Mary Baker‘s quilt, this whole cloth wool quilt was made before her marriage about 1760, she and her husband Benjamin owned a farm in Duchess County, NY. But as they were loyalists (Benjamin was a private in the 1st Regiment of the King‘s Royal Regiment of
New York, captured in 1777, held prisoner for 5 months and then sold into servitude for another nine months). Mary and their children were forced out of their home with only the objects they could carry and made it to a Canadian refugee camp. The Family later settled in Frelighsburg, just a few miles from here. Amazingly this quilt was taken with them (I’m imagining the youngest child being bundled up in the quilt during their fight).
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This quilt by Dora Drusilla Edmonds was made about 1880. about 120 years ago it had a burning beam fall on it during a house fire, it survived but still smells of smoke today.
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This is an unfinished quilt top which the sisters Bernice & Georgia Boomhower worked on between 1943 and 1945, embroidering news headlines, embroidering important persons and the names of all the local men and women who served in the war. They said that they never finished the quilt as the men came home from the war ‚so we had something to do other than quilting‘, so, so good.
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Go Caroline!
During the Fenian Raid in 1866, Caroline Tittermore discovered a Fenian wearing one of her quilts over his shoulders after he had stolen it from her home. She marched straight up to him and pulled the quilt away from him. We don’t know if this is the exact quilt in question, but it was also made by caroline and at about the same time.
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And then there are the two silk beauties... yes, wool and cotton are much sturdier over time, but both of these still have a glorious shine

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The Missisquoi Museum is made up of three Parts. The main building which is in an old mill, showing the history of this part of Quebec, the lives, the work, the politics, and whatever else was important to the people of our little corner. Being so close to the US border, the various conflicts, wars and raids also had a large impact on the population here. Then there is Hodge‘s Store, which was a working store for 180 years and today shows the store as it would have been in the 1930‘s. And lastly, the Walbridge Barn. A 12-sided barn, showing ‚modern‘ technology and innovations that are quite unusual. If you are ever in this area during the summer months, well worth a visit.
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 07 Jun 2019 12:26 #145738

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Luann, I really like your baskets; a friend of mine did an area rug with that method. Very pretty! My longarm doesn't keep track of stitches, wish it did. When you reach 1M, does it reset or keep going?
I tried that method of piecing and got all tangled. What's your secret?
We haven't had any bear sightings locally, but they've been seen in the next county. Don't know what I'd do if I did see one!

Have a great day. I hope to have something to show tomorrow, which is my monthly day.

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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 07 Jun 2019 10:43 #145737

Luann, It's good to hear form you and see what you've been up to.

Love your baskets! So colorful. I'll be dyeing this summer. I think I will follow your lead and dye some clothesline. Thanks!

Love your quilt and pillowcases. 10 million stitches is a lot of quilting! It seems to me like you just got your long arm. Good for you!

Enjoy the rest of your June.... geneva
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Virtual Retreat - Ongoing (started January 2019) 07 Jun 2019 09:46 #145736

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I’m 2 days late, but,,, I’m finally here, lol

I used 3 hanks of previously dyes clothesline for this basket. I hated the colors but once I added the variegated threads, I found them to be more pleasing to me.

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I also made this one with fabric wrapped clothesline. The original dyed color should have been a golden yellow, but I got an obnoxious vomit looking color. I wrapped this cord before I stitched the other basket or I would have tried some variegated thread on the bottom area and decided after that.


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I have made a pillow covering for each of the grandson’s quilts and included them in the box I shipped off to them.


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Learned a new technique called ‘threading’ for keeping pieces/blocks in order as you sew a quilt together. I did NOT use it when I made the first blocks for this quilt and many of the units were upside down or backwards. Once I used the process, my blocks went together as they should have AND I actually sewed this entire top of blocks, sashings, and cornerstones together with it. Basically a chain piecing method, and when you have all the rows together, your columns are directly in line for the final stitching phase. I believe it’s a Bonnie Hunter method, she’s on the web, Quiltville, I believe.

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And because I was on vacation during May, I didn’t receive any quilts to longarm for our charity projects, but I’ve already gotten 3 done for June and I have 5 or 6 sitting on my table.

I’m getting sooooo close to the 10 million stitches mark,,,,
Why this excites me, I have no idea, but it does....

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My last photo came to me from a friend in northern Wisconsin. It is a yearling bear,,,

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All the best to everyone,
Luann
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