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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

A Tattered Pioneer Quilt



I've started a new flannel & denim quilt.


It was inspired by this wonderful
quilt made by Kyle of
Timeless Reflections
if you have never visited her charming blog
you are in for a treat.
You can find her here:

This lady is an amazing quilter:)


I'm going to make mine with the 
"Quilt As You Go" method, 
like an old fashioned pot holder quilt.
It will be a queen size bedspread
for our 5th wheel camper.



I'm just getting started but I am adding
a little bit of denim along with
a canvas bag from a gag gift of 
"Fartless Chili" that Steve's sister 
glad him many years ago :)


Before I say good-bye . . .
look at my finger.
I cut it on the rotary cutter,
wrapped a piece of quilt batting around it
so that it wouldn't bleed on the quilt
that I was making . . .
stuck a straight pin in it to hold it
and kept right on sewing :)

That's determination, LOL.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


64 comments:

  1. Oh, I love that quilt!
    And, oh! I bet that hurt when you cut your finger! I guess we should invest in one of those protective gloves?

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    1. I've thought about those gloves, but they are expensive and I guess I would rather buy fabric, LOL.

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  2. Oh that flannel quilt looks so very warm and cuddly Connie! You will enjoy creating one like that!
    Ouch! I know what it's like to cut your finger with the rotary cutter - I've done it myself!
    Thanks for your lovely visit and comment and
    "Happy Valentines Day" to you too dear,
    xx Suzy

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    1. Every now and then the rotary cutter will slip from where I'm cutting, but this was the first time my finger was in the way. I'll have to be more careful from now on. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I appreciate it and love visiting with my lovely blogging sisters.

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  3. Can't wait to see how you put our own special spin on this quilt. It's a fun one to make!

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    1. I've decided to take it to town to one of those big washers the first time. We are on a septic tank and all those threads could cause a problem. I'm excited about seeing it on the 5th wheel bed. First I have to get a bed, LOL. We just bought a "new to us" 5th wheel but it needs a mattress. I'm doing a little bit of redecorating inside and giving it a cabin feel with plaids, wallpaper trim and a few accessories.

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  4. Oh, Connie, you sound like me! So what is a little cut from a very sharp rotary cutter...there are quilts to be made! LoL Be careful dear lady! Beautiful quilt!

    Grace & Peace,
    Pam

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    1. I love that . . . yes dear sister . . . march on . . . there are quilts to be made. Spring is coming and my time for quilting and sewing will be cut down to a minimum. Gardening becomes my enjoyment in the spring and summer:)

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  5. Oh, Connie, I hope it heals quickly. That is my fear when I am working with the rotary cutter so I try to remember to put the guard up every time I lay it down. I am apt to forget once in a while but this is a great reminder to me to do it. That will be such a nice quilt for your fifth wheel! We spent some cold nights in ours and that should be very warm. I hope that finger will not slow down your creative crafting! Take care! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy, we enjoy camping in the spring and early fall, so sometimes the nights are chilly especially in the mountains. Having a few warm quilts on board will be a blessing :)

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  6. You do create the most charming things - quilts, etc. I love plaids, and you use them so creatively in your work. Take care of the finger!

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    1. Finger is doing fine . . . nothing a little first aide cream didn't take care of :) Thank you for your sweet words, I am enjoying working with this plaid flannel fabrics.

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  7. Beautful quilt! Made with blood, sweat and tears...Litterally. Haha.
    Hope you finger heals quickly.
    Lisa

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    1. LOL Thank you, my finger is doing fine and I'm still sewing right along. When a woman sets her mind to doing something she'll get it done :)

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  8. Yikes for the finger cut! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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  9. Love this quilt , its giving me the lodge vibe.Very nice my favorite so far

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    1. I'm doing a little bit of decorating out in the 5th wheel . . . and lodge or cabin is the look I'm going for :) Photos will follow when I'm finished :) I'm delighted that you like this quilt. Kyle's quilt is my inspiration . . . isn't it wonderful how blogging sister share ideas:)

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  10. I'm sorry you cut your finger but it's sort of funny that you wrapped it in quilt batting and kept right on working on your newest creation.

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    1. I just wasn't ready to stop for the day or even long enough to go inside and bandage it, LOL.

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  11. I really like the effect of this quilt! Thanks for sharing! Great work saving the quilt from bleeding and what a cute bandage - crafter and nurse!

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    1. It's a different look but it looks old fashioned, warm and loved . . . I like it too :)

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  12. That is a perfect quilt for a camper. I have the first quilt I ever made on the queen size bed in our 29 foot travel trailer. I practically live there in the summer. So sorry about your finger but you came up with a great bandage! Hope it helps quickly.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Hi Betsy, I know that you spend a lot of time in your trailer, I have been thinking of you as I am decorating our "new to us" 5th wheel. We are looking forward to many wonderful trips. Steve will be retiring this year, so it is time for the fun we never had time for before.

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  13. Oh dear, those rotary cutters can be lethal. =) I smiled when you carried on regardless. This new flannel and denim quilt is going to be gorgeous. Love the blocks you have stitched thus far.

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    1. It is a unique quilt, that's what drew me to it when I saw Kyle's. It will look loved even before it is used the first time . . . that look is so cozy and warm to me.

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  14. Love that quilt. It looks like would be easy enough to make too. Not only do you get an A+ for determination but you get one for being clever enough to bandage yourself up the way you did so you could keep on going :)

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    1. I'm a "getter done" kind of gal, LOL

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  15. I am thrilled about your quilt- AMAZING!
    A Quilter knows no pain!
    ♥♥♥
    oxo Susi

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    1. Hi Susi, I love that . . . there's no stopping us, until it is completed :)

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  16. Ouch. We can't let that slow us down can we. :) I don't like stopping once I get working on something either. Looks like a fun quilt you're working on.
    xx Beca

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    1. Hi Beca, I think it will turn out to be one of your favorite quilts. It looks like one that is pulled from an old trunk in the attic, already loved before it is even used. I like that!

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  17. You are one dedicated quilter. 😊

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  18. Oh gosh Connie, you ARE determined!!! I hope you heal quickly!!! Your quilt is going to be so charming and sweet, I can't wait to see the finished product!!! The quilt that inspired you is very lovely. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby! Sending lots of love!!! xxx

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    1. This would be the perfect quilt for your cold Canadian winters . . . you should think about making one :)

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  19. OUchy!!! Be careful, girl. The quilting looks lovely. Flannel and denim - is there a better combination?

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    1. You are so right, flannel and denim are a match made in heaven :)

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  20. Flannel and denim...now that sounds cozy! I am so sorry you cut your finger. Sounds awful. Getting a bad cut (or burn) is always one of my biggest fears. You definitely are a determined woman...hope you are feeling better!

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    1. My finger is fine, it healed up very fast. It is so easy to slip and cut or burn our hands. I love using my iron skillets in the oven for baking and roasting and then I have to remember not to touch the handle before it has cooled completely. I don't know you many time I have forgot and had to put my hand in ice water to cool the burn. At least once a year.

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  21. Oh cool that looks like an interesting quilt and I bet it will be nice and warm too :) Perfect for cool camping nights.
    You have to watch out for those rotary cutters that's for sure, I have come close myself. Very creative way to take care of it, without even having to leave the sewing room :)

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    1. That's what I apparently thought, it's a good 200 feet from the art barn to the house, so wrap it up and keep sewing, LOL.

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  22. I can see how you were inspired to make a quilt like the one made by Kyle. It is wonderful. I did look at her blog, and enjoyed it. I'm sure you will have another quilt done in no time and it will be wonderful too. You are determined! Hope that cut heals quick. I would love to see a picture of all your quilts stacked together. That would be amazing!

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    1. I have given half or more of my quilts away so it wouldn't be as big of a stack as you think, LOL. This quilt is very heavy and will be great for camping up in the mountains where it gets cold at night even in the summer :)

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  23. Such a neat idea for your quilt.. love it! Looks like the 'quilt as you go' is a fun way to go. Maybe you could do a tutorial on this one too... as looks like you are just sewing each square on top of the next with batting under it? Then how are you going to join them? Do you wash all of your squares first or just hope for the best for the first BIG WASH??!! I think it will be so so warm and cozy when done. We have a "new to us" old camper too... to fit our small truck and I want to make it a cabin/lodge theme inside. But I AM going to paint the paneled walls an off white so it will be brighter. I need to figure out cushions too for the bed, as they were really OLD foam pads that we dumped. The coverings looked OK (they zip so can come off) but I really don't want to use them as they are so old and who knows what's been on them? So new beds for us. Thick foam from a fabric store is SO expensive and hate to hassle with covering them, but I do want some sort of lodge/cabin fabric. Hubby says he's waiting for warmer weather to get inside and finish tearing out the old paneling and putting in some new. I can hardly wait. So neat your hubby is retiring... you guys will have a blast traveling in your new to you 5th wheel! Hugs to you... Marilyn

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    1. We are very blessed the owners of our 5th wheel took very good care of it. We did need a mattress for the bed. A regular size mattress won't work . . . it's 5 inches too long. I found RV mattress's on Amazon in case you are looking for one. Sounds like you are doing a true remodeling job vs. my redecorating. Have fun and take lots of pictures :)

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  24. What a great idea for a quilt. Kyle's is beautiful, as yours will be. I had to smile at your "fix" for the cut finger. Once I get sewing, I don't want to stop, either!

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    1. I know, I plan ahead to have time to go out to the barn and sew and I wasn't going to let that cut take away my sewing time, LOL

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  25. Connie, this quilt will be so comfy and homey...perfect for your camper ! Great idea to wrap batting around your finger like that and just keep on going. Those blades are so scary-sharp, that we get nervous even trying to handle them when we change the blades.
    Blessings to you, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

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    1. I know and then when you change them knowing how to throw them away so that no one else ever gets cut on them. They are the handiest of tools but like you said scary-sharp.

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  26. Connie, I love this quilt! It will be perfect for your camper. Gosh girl, cutting your finger with the rotary cutter is pretty scary! Can't wait to see your finished quilt.
    hugs,
    Jann

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    1. I am having fun working on the camper and tweaking it a bit more to our liking . . . hopefully by the end of next week we will have our new mattress and this quilt will be finished . . . then I can show it off with a new post :)

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  27. I like your new quilt! I'm sorry about the rotary cutter cut! I just bought a new one that I haven't tried yet. I'll be careful!

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    1. Just keep your mind on cutting and don't be day dreaming about the next step in your project. It is easy to slip with the cutter. I have done it many times where I messed up the fabric, but this was the first time I've cut myself.

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  28. haha! How resourceful! When the quilting gets rough, the quilters get tough. Hope it heals quickly.
    Perfect country style quilt. the colors are great.

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    1. Thank you. Oh, and my finger is already healed . . . I'll try and be more careful from now on :)

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  29. Your quilt is going to be sooo pretty and very warm. I love quilts. and OUCH on your poor little finger.

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    1. Thank you BJ . . . it did hurt, but it's back to normal now :) I'm putting that quilt in our camper. We enjoy Spring & Fall camping, so it will be nice and warm to curl up under. Around here even in the summer if you're up in the mountains it gets cold at night.

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  30. Cute bear! Nice quilt! :) Warrior's bandage.

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    1. I know . . . Kyle is a mater quilter . . . I aspire to someday be even close to her amazing talent.

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  31. Hi Connie - I always worry a bit about the rotary cutter...that and the mandolin slicer in the kitchen! Ouch!I love the "quilt as you go" method. Seems to go faster to me.

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    1. I really like the "quilt as you go" too. It is such a easier way to make a quilt when you are using a regular machine. There's is no need for a long arm :) I do not have a mandolin but I have often thought that they could be dangerous . . . something to use only when you're not day dreaming, LOL

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  32. Oh no, Heal up quickly. Great plaid quilt for the camper.

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    1. My finger is already healed and I'm going strong in the quilting department . . . you can't keep a head storm gal down, LOL.

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