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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

WIP Wednesday

Hey folks!!  It is feeling more and more like winter here.  No snow yet...lol; the sun shines and it fools you into thinking it is lovely out; which it is. But much cooler than it was a week ago!!  Oh well; it is that time of the year, right? Only going to get worse...so I'll stop whining about it.  And you know; it means more sewing time anyway....yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WIPs have rolled so very quickly:  This week I have a finish as well as works in progress to show you....The fan I hand quilted for a lady is finished:

I added a bit of a border to my RTQA top:  still debating whether or not to add another. I would prefer it bigger,,,but?????

I am ready for the 'Holiday Lane Pillow' blog hop too.... a tiny peek for you.

Well; that is it for me this week....I have a commissioned quilt I have to get started right away...
I'll update on that as I go along.  I will be linking up to Freshly Pieced  and The Needle and Thread         please join us and see all the wonderful WIPs for this week.

Have a wonderful day!!!




32 comments:

  1. Your fan quilt is beautiful, I love the colors and the quilting.

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    1. Thank you Cheryl.....your parcel is on it's way!!

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  2. I love the fan quilt...so pretty! And we do have snow..and a lot of freezing rain! Not nice!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Flo....I don't want any of that weather!! It is cold here a bit of ice on our pond.

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  3. I am one that is partial to border and I love samplers... and perhaps it is time for me to tackle the fan block - always have admired them, but never got around to making one!

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    1. Thanks Susan; so do you think I should add another border or two? I have a mossy green and a pale gold solid out...but just can't decide....

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  4. Your work is always so precise! Have you ever made a t-shirt quilt? I have to make one by Christmas and am looking for some advice!

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    1. Hi Jeanette...thanks for your wonderful comment. Yes, I have made a few Tshirt quilts....anything I can help with...I will.

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  5. I love the RTQA quilt. I think you would be fine adding another border to it. I would go with a lighter color so that one border stands out.

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    1. Thanks Mary...was thinking a plain soft gold tone.

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  6. You have been busy:) I love both of your quilts...I really love the RTQA.

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  7. I haven't seen fan quilt yet. It looks pretty cool!

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    1. Oh really?? this is an old traditional pattern...I can always email you a copy of one if you like. Just let me know.

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  8. Your fan quilt is gorgeous - and I can't believe you hand quilted that! That's something I've only attempted once and I quickly realized I was in over my head :)

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    1. Awwwwwwwwwe don't give up on it. It isn't difficult; just time consuming. But you will love it. And you can do it for sure.

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  9. Your fan quilt is gorgeous and the RTQA will be very pretty as well especially once you do your magic on it :-)

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    1. LOL...thanks Sheila. I was going to add another border; just holding off. Not sure which fabric to use yet.

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  10. Since lots are weighing in on this, I would add another border. A pieced one would be beautiful, too. Lovely top! You are so prolific! And it sure is cold out! Forced myself out the door for a walk this afternoon and my cheeks are still burning an hour later. Winter...ugh....

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    1. Hi Jennifer....I probably will add another border; thinking just a plain soft gold.

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  11. love your RTQA top, it's gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

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  12. I would add another border. I think quilters focus a lot on what a quilt looks like all stretched out, but on a bed, where it's used, the border hangs off the edge and you'd always rather have an extra few inches to warm up with!

    I think I would add a darker border so it sort of fades off, but that sampler is so pretty you won't go wrong!

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    1. Thank you for your input...it is nice to hear from folks on these things. Sometimes I know exactly what I want; other times, don't have a clue..lol

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  13. Your sampler quilt is so pretty, Marjorie!
    I think a mossy green border would be lovely, but the gold would really coordinate with some of the blocks - hard decision for sure!!!

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    1. LOL....we are thinking exactly alike Michelle...lol. Thanks for stopping by; you know I love to joke with you.

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  14. I could see a border that was the same as the sashing. Then it would look like a continuation of the quilt.

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    1. Hi Holly; I know that would be good..just trying to stay away from more white. But you are right.

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  15. Very nice finish and all handquilted! Your sampler quilt is great, love it but I'm not good at making decisions for borders, but lots of advice already.

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    1. Thanks Peg....I 'm not good with the decisions either...lol. Thanks for visiting.

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