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Yes, once again I have two customer quilts to show.

First is Marian’s Pine Tree. Isn’t this a perfect fall quilt? Quilted it with Pine Trees pantograph. I’d like to snuggle under this one since today is a rainy and cold day.

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Or we could board a jet plane and go to Hawaii. Barbara’s Hawaiian quilt is quilted with Ebb and Flow which gives it such a wavy, water effect.

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Next time I have some recent simple projects of my own to share with you.
Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

First up is Nancy’s Quilt. The fabrics are soft and lovely and this one definitely has an old time feel with modern design. Pantograph is Variety which is a large flowing design. It is best used on this type of quilt top where there are pieced blocks with little pieces.

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Next is Betty’s Star Quilt. Blue and yellow are such cheerful colors and she did a great job on a difficult star to piece. Pantograph is Feather Fancy.

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Thanks quilters for letting me quilt your quilt top.
Linda

I need to postpone posts of more pictures from our quilt show to post pictures of my customer’s quilts. They’re beginning to pile up!

First is Marian’s pumpkin patch. Perfect for this time of year. This has a freehand allover design of pumpkins and leaves.

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Barbara’s Christmas Quilt. For some reason, the red looks orange, but that cardinal and border is actually red.

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Nancy’s sweet quilt

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The edge that is standing up is the binding. I machine sewed it on and Nancy will do the hand sewing.

Marian also has two of our Guild’s mystery quilts.

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Vicki’s Old Timey Quilt

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Dodie’s Star. Love her colors. I need to make one of these.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

I found a picture of the Best In Show that a customer of mine made and I quilted. See previous post regarding details.

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More quilts from the show.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Okay. I’m exaggerating. I didn’t plan on two posts about our mini vacation but I was traumatized!

When we arrived at the cabin, I was driving. So the first time driving on the road to the cabin, I didn’t have a clue what was ahead. It’s over a mile long and you feel like you’re on this road for a long time since you’re going 2 miles an hour. The road is steep so the car is angled up and you can’t see the turn because you’re looking at the sky. I would stop, stretch to look over the hood to see where the road was and then proceed. The rest of the time Craig drove. Being 6’4″ he could see more than I could.

I took pictures going down. Believe me. Doesn’t do it justice. The worst time was coming back from the ASU football game, in the dark.

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Keep in mind, that road is in some places barely the width of the car.

Here’s a the art quilts and miniature quilts from the show.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

Mountain Weekend

Taking a break from quilting. My hubby and I are spending an extended weekend in the Boone, NC area primarily to see our grandson play in the Appalachian State marching band. Unfortunately while we’re here, the weather has been cold and very windy. I had plans of long walks on a trail but that’s not going to happen. Instead we went to West Jefferson yesterday to see the art galleries and cute shops. The Ashe Arts Council had an interesting display of various media interpreting poems. The cheese factory wasn’t making cheese. I was hoping to see that. But I bought a good sharp cheddar and asiago. Got to support the local economy!!!

The Everything Has A Story shop is comprised of all handmade goods. That was interesting. Need a little paper purse for your post it notes?

Found this jam. It’s delicious.

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They also had Toe Jam and Frog Jam.

The cabin we’re staying in is at the top of a mountain, accessed only by a horrible, winding, narrow, steep road that leaves my heart in my throat. I drove it when we arrived as I was the one driving through the heavy fog. I haven’t driven it since. We do have a nice view.

Breaking Dawn.

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See the dark patch in the center of the previous picture? That’s a Christmas tree farm.

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Here’s Alex during warmup.

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He’s somewhere on the field.

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Can’t believe he’s a junior. Rapidly becoming a man, and I realized when he hugged me, a very tall man.

More quilt show next post.

Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

There were many of my customers’ quilts in the show. I tried to get a picture of each one but sometimes I couldn’t find a time when there wasn’t anyone standing in front of them. Ten of them won ribbons. Enjoy this mini quilt show.

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Ann’s quilt won second place in its category (first was the appliqué which also won Best In Show) and Viewers Choice. It’s such a delightful quilt and Ann’s appliqué is amazing. Quilting the holly border around Santa was a new idea for me to try. I keep trying to experiment with new ideas but it takes baby steps. Especially when working on a customer’s quilt. If I did it again, I think I could use a thread color that showed more. See post for detail pictures.

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Thanks for stopping by.
Linda

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