by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Hello Cuties! I trust all of you are well. I've got another quilt done. This one I went ahead and quilted myself. I talked with one of the QOV members today and told her I make it up in my head and start cutting and sewing. My husband helps me cut by holding my rulers from slipping. I told her sometimes he is at a loss not knowing what I'm doing, but I told her, sometimes I don't know myself-lol-until I do it. lol

Anyway, as you can see I used the floating star block like in the Gold Twin Star quilt. I also saw pictures of flags done with different strips of red and white. I had this blue star fabric, I used to frame up the panel that was wonky, so I used it in my flag too. I like the end result and hope you do too. The back is done with the same fabric as the background on the top. It's a tan with navy stars if you can see. The size came out 63 x 84, after quilting.
I told the lady I was speaking to, I had some of these fabrics left from other quilts and some yardage she had given me. As long as I have fabric I will keep making.
I told her I hate to say it, but I could be quarantined for years and stay busy with all my stash. I make personal quilts out of my own personal stash for a while and I make QOV out of my QOV stash. I am not bored anyway. Staying busy helps pass the time. I told my husband the weeks have been flying by, for me right now anyway.
Hope you all stay safe-Best wishes to all-Toogie


by shirley124 22 Jul 2020

Very nice Toogie. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Thank you Shirley- hope all is good your way

by lilylady 22 Jul 2020

Toogie, another beautiful quilt. Someone is going to love to be covered in this quilt. Love it Sandy

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Thanks Sandy

by mary51 22 Jul 2020

I is beautiful!

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Thank you Mary

by kustomkuddle 22 Jul 2020

It is lovely Toogie. You are such an inspiration!. Congratulations on staying busy! I know a lot of people who have fallen into the "don't feel like doing it" category and never seem to get to finishing all those UFO's during this pandemic. Hugs.

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

I know what you mean. It is so easy to get in that mind state of not doing anything and soon go into depression. We must fight this state by keep on doing even though that means doing something at home. We can’t just give up. We must work on our mental health by doing activities we like whether it’s walking around our place, any needle projects, calling to check on friends, without dwelling on our present living limitations anything productive to keep our minds and bodies healthy. Thanks for your kind comments.

by dailylaundry 22 Jul 2020

This is wonderful!! I think, Toogie, you must be making two quilts a week!! You are totally amazing - you are one of my heroes!! Hugs, Laura

toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Oh goodness Laura!
I did make 3 tops and quilt this one in 15 days. Remember though I am retired and my husband and I are staying home. My niece ask me how I can just go gro shopping every 6 weeks. I told her I buy enough when I go out and even though I cook everyday and sometimes we eat leftovers, it’s just the two of us. So I can sew the rest of the time. I ask hubby to play rummy so he is entertained but he rather watch reruns😩of Gunsmoke.😂

toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Ps. We have medications delivered so we just have to go out for the groceries and gas the same day for lawnmower.

by sewdeb 22 Jul 2020

Oh, Toogie, I think you have outdone yourself with this one! What a terrific quilt! Whoever receives this one is truly honored! Hugs*, Deb

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

I was outdone with this one alright. The panel and the Star fabric gave me the devil but I overcame & worked it out. Glad you like it and I may incorporate more flags in quilts. They make up pretty fast and are a good size. Thanks Deb

by crafter2243 Moderator 22 Jul 2020

You did great as usually. Amazing how you had the perfect fabric. I mean the star one. You could have not found a better one for the flags.

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

When I did those Thank You panels and the Gettysburg quilt, these fabrics were sent home with me including the stars. I don’t think I used any Star fabric for any of those quilts. Thanks Angie for looking and encouraging.

by pennifold 22 Jul 2020

Wow! Toogie, this is another beauty. I love the flags in the corners too. Great work, love Chris

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Thanks Chris, the flags are so easy I may be making more if I can come up with a design.

by dragonflyer 22 Jul 2020

Very nice... I am sure this will make some veteran very happy...

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

That is my purpose or intent, thanks Kim!

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by asterixsew Moderator edited 22 Jul 2020

Another very happy person who becomes the new owner. Your usual high standard of work - well done

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Thank you C but I almost gave up on this one. The panel and Star fabric suppose to be cotton but it sure was flimsy & stretches. It kind of reminded me of those Hawaiian shirt material.

by mrskiki 22 Jul 2020

Another beautiful project. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Thanks Nan, hope you are well and busy.

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Thank you Marian

by castor 22 Jul 2020

great Quilt turned out well hugs

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Thank you very much!

by bielie 22 Jul 2020

Well done, really beautiful. You are a star quilter.

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toogie by toogie 22 Jul 2020

Thank you, I quilted this on my regular sewing machine. I hadn’t used it in a while and so my quilting was a little off at times.