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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 26 Apr 2012 13:12 #79748

Is anyone out there doing the DJ now?
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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 14 Jan 2011 12:22 #53342

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Lynn,
I think the official name of the quilt is the Bird of Paradise. It's in the American Folk Art Museum's collection. The first time I heard of it, I was cruising applique blogs. What an undertaking!!

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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 14 Jan 2011 10:45 #53337

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Well, since I'd never heard about the Civil War Bride Quilt until Margo mentioned and posted it, I'm once again being educated by TQS. That is such a beautiful and intricate quilt.....and then discovered while bumping around on the web looking for it and resources, there are many, many, MANY more quilts of the same nature and the nature of DJ. It seems to be the direction of some facets of quilting.

Once again, TQS, our resource for all things (quilting) :D :D :D :D
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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 14 Jan 2011 09:03 #53330

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I haven't decided about a groom yet, but my bride is actually wearing a white dress instead of the colors in the pattern! If I used Capt'n John as a model it might start some unfounded rumors! LOL!!

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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 14 Jan 2011 08:33 #53326

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Margo wrote:
I absolutely love the DJ quilts I've seen, but I'm working on the Civil War Bride quilt which will keep me busy for a while!
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Margo,
Are you going to include a groom? Some people over on the CWB blog have them. Maybe he could look like Cap'n John! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 13 Jan 2011 06:02 #53265

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QuilterLynn wrote:
Is that pic YOUR Civil War Bride Quilt, Margo? I love it! I do love applique. That is one beautiful quilt. Your colors? Designer's colors?

No, Lynn! I wish mine were done, but I've only gotten 5 blocks finished. The fabrics were chosen by the quilt shop for the kits. And you know me, I've made some small design changes on every block, but I'm mostly using their fabrics.


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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 12 Jan 2011 23:19 #53259

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Is that pic YOUR Civil War Bride Quilt, Margo? I love it! I do love applique. That is one beautiful quilt. Your colors? Designer's colors?

I am PP some of the triangles as they just lend themselves to that method. I don't care for PP by hand - tried and had a mess! so those will mostly be machine constructed. Most of my blocks are hand pieced. I think I counted 31 triangles done and 87 blocks done!

And NO! I am not counting the pieces in the blocks and totaling! Too much detail and takes away from quilting. IMHO. :shock:
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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 12 Jan 2011 19:55 #53253

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I was looking for a long-term hand applique project, and really liked this. I don't have any civil war reproductions in my stash so I'm getting the patterns and fabric kits from Common Threads. I've got to say that I am very pleased with the fabrics they are sending. I love scrappy quilts and some of these blocks have as many as 16 different pieces of fabric, but I see on the web site that they have closed this BOM for new sign-ups.

http://commonthreadsquilting.com/index.php/component/content/article/107


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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 12 Jan 2011 19:43 #53251

Margo,are you doing it as a bom or did you just purchase the pattern?

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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 12 Jan 2011 19:42 #53250

Oh my goodness, Margo. That quilt is beautiful!

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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 12 Jan 2011 19:35 #53246

Oh my goodness, Margo. That quilt is beautiful!

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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 12 Jan 2011 18:30 #53243

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I absolutely love the DJ quilts I've seen, but I'm working on the Civil War Bride quilt which will keep me busy for a while!
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Ok Margo! 12 Jan 2011 18:24 #53242

Ok Margo, are you not doing the DJ quilt. Come join us!

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Re: Shall we do this for 2011? 12 Jan 2011 18:22 #53241

Hi Margarita,
I love hand work but I started to do the blocks in paper piecing lately since I just learned how to pp. I am thinking this is a quilt to hand quilt though and maybe I should do more piecing by hand. I will see how it goes. Please stay in contact. Maybe we can learn from each other!

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