Thursday, March 26, 2015

Lone Star Quilts

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I have two Lone Star quilts to share with you today and they were made by  Florence who will be giving them to her granddaughters for their graduation this June.    The first one is made in pinks and greys and the inner grey border has a very pretty feather print.  Lots of flowing feathers and CC’s in the diamond shapes to give it wonderful texture.

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The second one is made in bolder colour palette of blue, green and purple fabrics and quilted very similar to the first one.

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20 comments:

  1. Both are stunning and your photo setting is so perfect (although I'm so ready to see green rather than white fluffy(?) cold stuff!!!!!).........

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  2. It's really gorgeous. I do really like your feathers...nice and plump. Some I've seen are a little too skinny for me.

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  3. These quilts are just gorgeous! The lonestar is one of my favorite designs - and your quilting, as always is just perfect. These are two lucky girls.

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  4. The Lone Stars have turned out wonderfully. I believe I have a bit of insight into the personalities of these two young ladies based on the colour palettes! Now the long wait until graduation. Great job, Florence and Kathy.

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  5. Beautiful quilts and quilting--what a gift from Grandmother to Granddaughter

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  6. Wonderful Lone Star's! The quilting sets them off perfectly. Love 'em!

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  7. Photographing these beautiful quilts on the pristine white snow of northern Manitoba makes for a very effective backdrop. Great way to show off the stunning colours and beautiful quilting.

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  8. Please tell Florence I'd like to start calling her Nana! How beautiful. Exquisite feathers!

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  9. Wonderful !!! How do you make the CC in one path please ? My next quilt will be a Lone star and I wanted to quilt it like this. Thanks

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  10. Meravigliose le trapunte, stupendo il lavoro di trapunto!

    Ciao

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  11. Lucky granddaughters!! These are both gorgeous! The quilting is wonderful!!

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  12. Both are just so beautiful !!! I couldn't choose between them! What a treasure as they start their lives.

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  13. Love the first one! Then I saw the second one. If I'd been standing I think I might have swooned, love those colours! The quilting is so perfect for both, love how your feathers look so... well, feathery! and effortless!

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  14. Both are just gorgeous and I'm sure the girls are thrilled.

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  15. Beautiful artist and workmanship! Very inspiring! Thank you for sharing. :)

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  16. These are beautiful. I need advice. I have two large Texas stars much like yours..just the tops never quilted....made probably over 70 years ago by my great grandmother. My question is....she hand stitched those, and I machine sew everything. They seem to be still intact...but should I go over the stitching with the machine before I put them together as a quilt? I'm going to be putting in the fabric surrounding the stars next, and then start putting on borders and such before quilting. Thank you!

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  17. I would suggest you don't stitch over her hand stitching, those seams should be good! It will also add a lot of bulk to the seams if you do that.
    What a treasure for you to be working on.

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    1. Well, about 5 years back, my mom came to me, knowing that I had taught myself quilting. My mom, grandma, great grandma, had all sewed and crocheted, but only my great grandma quilted. I had learned how to sew clothes from these wonderful ladies. So....my mom said hey Michelle, I have some quilt pieces that have been sitting in a box for over 60 years. (She had made nine patch blocks with her grandma when she was nine years old). After she had seen a quilt I had made, she asked me to finish those out and do whatever with them. To her they were just scraps. I made them into a quilt and gave it to her for her birthday. Sadly, my mom passed away last year. But when she was dying, she gave me back the quilt I had made, along with bags of "stuff." That turned out to be the two Texas stars, as well as tons of things my grandma had crocheted. My mom had even taken one of the stars and tried to finish it....surrounded it by a fabric that didn't really match. She even admitted when she gave it to me she had no idea how to finish it, and I would want to remove that ugly fabric (I will). I even found the original template in my great grandma's sewing box (she also gave me all of her, her moms, and grandma's sewing boxes and materials.) I'm proud to say I'm a fourth generation "needle artist," and I'm now in my new sewing room surrounded by all of these things I treasure and ready to get to work.

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