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WHAT STARTED MY QUILTING OBSESSION?

WHAT STARTED MY QUILTING OBSESSION?

Beginnings… I was in that difficult 10 – 12 year old stage and was totally stopped in my tracks by an Amish Lone Star quilt that my Aunt Fran had hanging in her antique shop. This quilt is what started my quilting obsession. Wow!! The colors were so bright and the design was beautiful and I can still see the vivid turquoise colored background of that quilt in my mind. This was not a scrap quilt like the one on…

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USING PRE-PRINTED QUILT TOPS

USING PRE-PRINTED QUILT TOPS

Using pre-printed quilt tops as a pattern for quilting is wonderful. I used the Feathered Pineapple pre-printed top for the Amish Bar Quilt. Plus it saves hours of frustration marking a quilting design onto fabric. Steps to success: The first thing is to purchase the top  – I get mine from The Stencil Company  either on-line or at the quilt show at Paducah, KY. Do not pre-wash these tops. The next thing is to decide which top you already have,…

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BOOKS ABOUT AMISH QUILTS (or a world of stunning colors)

BOOKS ABOUT AMISH QUILTS (or a world of stunning colors)

I pick up good quality Books About Amish Quilts (or a world of stunning beauty) when I have the chance. Here are some from my personal collection. Even if there are no patterns – there are wonderful photos and ideas for the next quilt. I love the contrast of colors on traditional Amish quilts – especially those from Lancaster County, PA. The immense amount of hand quilting that goes into them is simply amazing. I think these quilts were the…

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AMISH 4 PATCH DOLL QUILT

AMISH 4 PATCH DOLL QUILT

AMISH 4 PATCH DOLL QUILT: A fun and easy project to make for the wall or a doll. I pieced this a few years ago on one of my trips to Maine. It was easy and a great way to see if I liked the pattern in these colors. This was a the perfect size quilt to “stitch in the ditch” on my sewing machine It only took about an hour to pin and quilt. Then it went into the…

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