Quilts For Kids - Finished!

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I just finished my two Quilts for Kids and you can see them here (I
hope): http://www.flickr.com/photos/10111779@N02/?saved=1

I put these in Flickr instead of Webshots, so you won't have to put up
with the ads!

The one with the puppy fabric was the kit QFK sent me. The Trip Around
The World was made from my stash. I think I'm going to have to replenish
my marbles collection - I used most of it up in this one.
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Louise in Iowa
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Those are really nice. Like Polly, you just wayyyy extended the length
of your arms!
You can hug a child from miles away.

Sherry

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Thanks, Sherry. I generally do projects for local organizations rather
than national, but a friend from church told me about this one. She has
a niece who has had multiple health problems and spent a significant
amount of time in hospitals. The youngster had been given a quilt from
Quilts for Kids, and it meant a lot to the family. It's nice to "pay
back" those good feelings.
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Louise in Iowa
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Oh those are darling.  I just shipped out my first one yesterday to
them.  You did a terrific job with both!  One thing I noticed was that
your QFK's fabric had a lot of black in it.  Mine did too, black
fabric with race cars on it.  When I washed it, thank heavens I threw
in a color catcher as the black ran terribly.  Did you notice that
with your fabric also?  Donna

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How precious.  Way to go, Louise.  I enjoyed seeing your choice for
quilting.  Mine will never see that level.  Wow!   Polly

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Oh those are darling.  I just shipped out my first one yesterday to
them.  You did a terrific job with both!  One thing I noticed was that
your QFK's fabric had a lot of black in it.  Mine did too, black
fabric with race cars on it.  When I washed it, thank heavens I threw
in a color catcher as the black ran terribly.  Did you notice that
with your fabric also?  Donna


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Thanks, Polly! As for the quilting, I have the advantage of being able
to use rulers when I quilt, and that helps a lot.
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Louise in Iowa
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Mine was black with bright color cats.  Haven't washed yet, working on
the binding.
Anna Belle



On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 20:02:21 -0800 (PST), dealer83

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The fabric sounds cool - will you share pics?--
Louise in Iowa
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 Hi Louise,

Fabric was nice, some timeless treasures and Kaufman.  Have almost
finished the quilting and will do a traditional binding.  Then wash
with a catcher of course.  My kit was the same design shown earlier.
My picture sharing abilities are limited at the moment.  The transfer
system between PC and camera seems to be hostile.  They are not
talking to each other.  Will get a fix soon I hope.

In the mean time, here is some of my work from the past:

http://my.att.net/p/s/community.dll?ep=16&groupid=330283&ck =

Go to Albums and explore.  Need to update the site.  I think I have
not posted any new work for a year or so.

Anna Belle



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I hope you get your transfer system working, because I'd love to see
more of your quilts! I can't believe I hadn't seen your site before. You
do wonderful work!
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Louise in Iowa
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Thanks Louise.  Haven't posted the site before.  Have been sewing
since the treadle days, so lots of experience and lots of good
teachers & friends who give me good advice.

Here is another quilt you might (will) enjoy.  It is the Opportunity
quilt for our show on March 12 & 13 in Melbourne, Fl.  Susan & I hope
to have a meet-up if anyone else is interested, let me know.  It is a
good show.

http://seasidepiecemakers.com /

Check under quilt shows.

Anna Belle in Palm Bay



On Sat, 27 Feb 2010 08:40:57 -0600, Louise in Iowa

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Gorgeous quilt - whoever takes that home with them is one lucky person!
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Louise in Iowa
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The black in mine didn't run, nor did the red (which I've had more
problems with in the past!). My biggest problem was that I did the
binding as they asked - brought the back around to the front and
zig-zagged it down. I didn't use cotton thread, and when I tossed it in
the wash, the fabric shrunk, but the thread didn't! What was originally
a nice, flat quit, ended up with somewhat wavy borders!
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Louise in Iowa
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Aren't they lovely!  Bright and cheerful - just what's needed.

You know I would never have thought that alternating a four patch with a
plain square would make such an effective pattern.  Our quilt group is
just discussing fairly simple patterns for our next group quilt and I
will put this forward.
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Best Regards
pat on the hill

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I thought it was a really good choice of pattern for this project - easy
for a beginner who wants to get involved. I wouldn't have thought of
doing it myself, but I think it's a good pattern for the next time I
need a quick turnaround quilt.
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Louise in Iowa
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I ordered a kit from Quilts for Kids to see what they were using in
the way of pattern and fabrics and was very impressed with both. This
is a great way for someone on a tight budget to enjoy quilting and
contribute to the community. The organization's suggestion of sending
back two quilts for every kit they send is great marketing. They even
suggest that you return the pattern and plastic bag for recycling! I
plan to make their kit quilt this evening. Of course it will take
another evening (or two) to quilt the top. Would rather just piece
tops then send them to a long arm quilter but that gets a little
expensive for donations. My favorite long arm quilter has two sons in
college. I tell the sons to study hard since I am paying their
tuition.

Susan
        
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I just ordered my first kit and am curious: do they send fabric pre-cut or
can I pre-wash to lessen the problem of fabric colors that run?

Trixie

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They send the fabric pre-cut, which is nice from the piecer's
standpoint. The colors running wasn't a problem in the kit I received,
and hopefully you'll have good luck with that part of it. Just throw a
color catcher in the wash with it, and that'll probably eliminate the
problem.
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Louise in Iowa
nieland1390@mchsi dot com
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Fabric was cut into strips already so I didn't pre-wash. My kit was
pastels so am not worried about colors that run. The instructions say
to wash the finished quilt before mailing it. I am normally a
pre-washer.  Did not get back to the sewing machine as planned last
night so kit must wait until next week.

Susan
 

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Very nice. I like those colors.
Joanna

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