by toogie 15 Jul 2020

Hi Cuties! You are probably bored looking at quilt tops from me, but here goes another one. I call it Long May She Wave.

A lady gave me two panels she said she had forever and knew she would never finish them and thought I would. Well this is the first.
The red stripes that are still on the top and bottom of the panel were on the sides too. I should say they were included but very curvy, wonky. I wish I had taken a photo. All I could do was cut them off because to even the panel up, you would have some places with stripes and some places without.
I had some fabric similar to the stars that were only on the top and bottom, so I added that to the side panel, even though they were not exactly alike. I needed width because after trimming sides the panel really was very narrow and long.
I had seen something like this on the internet, so I added 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 rectangles for the background, to hopefully look like the continued waving of the flag in the panel.
While I am not too happy with the result, it's not that bad. The measurements came out 64 wide x 83 long. I started this Monday, but before you say anything, I sewed l late both days and finished up this afternoon. My hubby helps hold me rulers while I cut the pieces, too. Anyway here she is.
Hope you are all well-we are ok-My best to you all-Toogie

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by dlonnahawkins 17 Jul 2020

Stunning, Toogie….Another wonderful one.

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toogie by toogie 18 Jul 2020

Thank you and good to see you here. Hope things are good on the homefront.

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by toogie 16 Jul 2020

My husband gave me this Serenity prayer, on a plaster of paris plaque before we married. Who knew how meaningful this would be not only that time, but especially over 50 years later. Mops I hope this prayer comforts you.

(anybody old enough to remember plaster of paris?) -lol

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mops by mops 17 Jul 2020

I have it (in Dutch) as a wall-hanging in my study/sewing room.

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by mops Moderator 16 Jul 2020

Such beautiful work again, Toogie. I am always amazed at how much you do each week and with such amazing results.
I get lazier and lazier as the social distancing continues. Even send less cards and make less phone calls. Now that we can swim again - with a lot of regulations - I feel a lot better, it gives me renewed energy to do my 40 laps. I have mainly been practising forgotten things on my knitting machine. But my stash still takes up more cupboards and boxes than I dare to confess. But when I needed some part for the machine I also bought some new yarn as it looked so nice :)

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toogie by toogie 16 Jul 2020

Thank goodness we have our stashes to keep us going. I am again impressed by you. Not only can you digitize designs, are a superb knitter, you can still swim 40 laps!!! Amazing woman! I just THINK about getting on the treadmill but I rather sew-lol-good for you! I never was one to just stay on the phone. I love a sister in law I have. I love to talk with her. However, I don't like staying on the phone for an hour! Hubby used to say (to me anyway) if you need to talk that much then you need to come over-lol-of course now we can't say that. Don't let yourself get too down. I like to know what's going on in the world but constantly listening to all the reporting, can be overwhelming. Let's face it, we can't control what happens, except to do our own part. This would be the Serenity Prayer.

mops by mops 17 Jul 2020

Thanks Toogie. I'm not much of a phone person either, but I tried to keep in touch with the elderly in our church during lock-down, see if they needed help or just a friendly voice.
I no longer listen when my DH watches the news, reading one daily newspaper will do for me.
Serenity prayer says it all.

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by sewtired 16 Jul 2020

Amazing! The starred panels that you put in look like they belong. I'd never had known otherwise is you hadn't told us. Excellent work around!

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toogie by toogie 16 Jul 2020

Thank you.

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by pennyhal2 16 Jul 2020

I'm a big fan of American quilts and I especially like the center panel. My eyes got a little crazy trying to figure out how you stitched the horizontal pieces until I enlarged it and saw that it was vertical strips! What do you plan to do with this quilt?

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toogie by toogie 16 Jul 2020

The quilt will go to a veteran. Yes, kinda hurts your eyes, causing dizziness maybe, if you move too fast-lol

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by lilylady 16 Jul 2020

This quilt top is Very showy-Beautiful!

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toogie by toogie 16 Jul 2020

Thank you.

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by mrskiki 16 Jul 2020

Beautiful! Some lucky veteran (I assume) is going to love that quilt. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 16 Jul 2020

Yes, it's for a veteran, thanks.

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by pennifold 16 Jul 2020

Wow! There is no end to your talent and boy are you ever busy sewing. I've been doing some sewing repairs, which I hate. I've also been sewing FSL for my ladies luncheon for Christmas and have only 2 dresses to make for Christmas this year for Ophelie and Delphi as Aqualina and Jasana don't want one. Growing up too fast I think. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 16 Jul 2020

Your girls sound like my Lanie when I smocked her, what I thought was, the prettiest pink, bishop, easter dress. Instead of saying she liked it, she told me she had enough dresses.-lol-I am thankful I have these fabrics in my sewing room so I can keep sewing. I am sure I could sew for years, without buying anything, but I sure don't want to be quarantined that long!

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by vkggal 15 Jul 2020

Your talent and patience are amazing! You must sew everyday, all day! It is great to have hobbies during times like these being locked down for so long. Glad that you all are ok!

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toogie by toogie edited 16 Jul 2020

I do try to sew most days, or at least I did, before Covid. I really take my sewing by spells now. It is good to have my hobbies especially during these times and I am thankful for my stash. I would surely go slap, dab crazy otherwise. Hope you are all well. Thanks for looking

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by dailylaundry 15 Jul 2020

There is no getting tired of looking at your quilts!!!! This is beautiful. You have such an eye for design! Well done!

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toogie by toogie 15 Jul 2020

I saw something similar but I didn't remember exactly how it looked. I wanted some bricks or rectangles larger than the 2.5 x 3.5 I made my daughter's King quilt (over 2,000) so I opted for the length of my 6.5 sq ruler-easy cutting-lol-I'm glad you like looking,thanks!

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by sebsews 15 Jul 2020

Your quilt top is beautiful! My neighbor is showing me how to do the log cabin design. You are an expert! Hugs, Suzanna

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toogie by toogie 15 Jul 2020

I'm no expert, by any means. There is a lot I haven't tried and a log cabin I shy away from, because of all the cuts. Please show us your quilt when you get it done. There are so many ways to set the blocks, too. I will be looking forward to seeing it

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by asterixsew Moderator 15 Jul 2020

Toogie I am never going to not enjoy looking at the beautiful quilt tops that you produce, This is another beauty and someone is going to enjoy owning it.

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 15 Jul 2020

I agree. Keep them coming

toogie by toogie 15 Jul 2020

When I finish I like to share the process with you. Sometimes I start and don't know myself how I will finish up. I think sometimes it blows my hubby's mind how I start without a pattern, just an idea of one I saw or my own. Thank you both for your interest.

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