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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hello!

By Grace Thorne

New contributor here...My name is Grace, and I live in coastal southern Maine currently. I lived in the Boston area until 2001 when I came to Maine for family reasons. I prefer city life so call myself "cityquilter" not affiliated with the New York shop of the same name.  I am currently unemployed, so I have lots of time to sew and quilt. I started quilting in 1979, drawn in by amish quilts.  I love the simplicity, the color and the densely quilted patterns.  I do this for fun and hardly ever make blue ribbon quilts.  Here is my current quilting project.  It's an amish center diamond made from fabric I bought on a trip to Lancaster a couple of years ago. I am down to the last very wide border and corner squares.  I'm using matching thread because that is traditional for amish quilts.  I have mostly used Mettler quilting thread, but have some King Tut and Aurifil in my stash also.  The batting is a cotton/wool blend I bought from Buffalo Batt several years ago.  It needles very nicely but has no bonding, so it also beards quite a bit.  I enjoy seeing all the quilting projects posted, and the Hawaiian really caught my eye because I am currently appliqueing a bed-size Hawaiian done with an orange flame batik on white.  Thanks for "visiting" and looking!


5 comments:

  1. welcome to the group! Amish quilts orginially inspired me as well.
    Karen

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  2. You are very welcome to join a group of lovely people:o) Love your quilting.

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  3. Another quilter who was originally inspired by Amish quilts, but I have yet to make one :) maybe that will be next year, once I have finished off a couple of projects, just love the colours on your quilt.

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  4. I have to agree with the others on the Amish quilts. I have made a mini but nothing larger. My bucket list seems to get longer and longer.

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  5. Welcome and I love your bright color choice!

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