by toogie 13d ago

Good morning Cuties (morning in my neck of the woods anyway)- I found more of my line of fabric online, at a different place than where I bought the first 2 layer cakes, so was able then to finish my quilt to the size I wanted.

After quilting it measures 87 x 96.
I wanted to show you my wisteria, too that my husband had butchered, I mean 'trim' back, how it is trying to bloom. I think it has more blooms on the other side, but just look at the greenery. Also, I like the staging of people's quilts in the yard, but with a quilt this size, and only two people and one of those working the camera, well you know it's hard to pose a shot.
This quilt, even though it is a well coordinated line of fabric, reminded me of vintage quilts. I'm not sure if if is the patchwork or the fabric or both, but I am very pleased with how it came out. Love the mason jars!
Anyway, I loved working with this fabric. It was Cottage Joy, by Shannon Christensen, for Windham fabrics. The pattern is called Double Slice, by Jenny Doan, from Missouri Star Quilt Company.
My sister is so much better but still in a long term care unit. My dh's brother Douglas not so good, but just thought I'd update you.
I hope all of you are well. Have a great day my friends-As always-Toogie


by cfidl 4d ago

This is lovely. Thanks for sharing it.

by lbrow 4d ago

Love it toogie!

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toogie by toogie 4d ago

Thank you, this may be Miss Averys Christmas present, maybe...

by sewpam 11d ago

Absolutely lovely!! The choice of fabric and the design does make it look vintage. It is giving me ideas to use scraps.

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toogie by toogie 10d ago

Scraps would make a pretty quilt however, I used a line of fabric, as stated above. I do think the block pattern gives it the scrappy look though. Thanks for looking and pull out those scraps! As babash has said, the scraps look better in a quilt than in a bin😉😂

by dragonflyer 12d ago

Beautiful job, the yellow!

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

I liked the yellow too, something different. Thanks!

by jenne 12d ago

Love your quilt.

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

Thank you

by sebsews 12d ago

I love this quilt! I am thinking this pattern may be the one for my quilt. I have so many fat quarters and only 3 are of the same pattern. Do you think this pattern would be good for a beginner quilter? Great job on this beautiful quilt.

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

This is the perfect quilt for a beginner and it goes fast, too. You start with 10 inch squares so fat quarters may not be the ideal cut to work with but it can be done. Now I’m just thinking but I’d have to refigure on paper later, not just my head 😂 if you serious about this pattern I’ll figure out your cuts to save waste and get as many cuts as you can from your FQ. The 10 in is sewn together and then recut but you can start with the subcut sizes.Let me know And I will draw it out for you.

by mrskiki 12d ago

Beautiful quilt. It does look vintage. And your wisteria is lovely as well. We live in the woods and chose not to have large open areas so most of our lot does not get enough sun for those type of blooming plants. I do have one Esperanza that I love that does fairly well. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

I’m not sure if I know the plant you’re speaking a picture?

Thanks about the quilt

by pennifold 12d ago

Ooh! Toogie, this is just so colourful. I love yellow as it always reminds me of sunny days.
With reference to your Wisteria, Trevor absolutely butchered my vine/tree and even though he really pruned it so heavily it has been out for the past couple of weeks and it smells delicious! Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

I was afraid he had went too far but I think these Wisteria must be hard to kill.

Yes the yellow is cheery. I told my sister in law Jenny to tell Douglas he helped me quilt it, or his music did.😉😂She said we both did well😉😂 I have 2 CDs of him singing and I put them on while I quilted. I felt like I was at the sewing factory again bc they played music while we sewed.

by mariagiannina 12d ago

Love it!!

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toogie by toogie 12d ago


by crafter2243 Moderator 12d ago

Absolutely wonderful. So cheerful and sense of old style quilts. Love it.

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

It such a simple pattern but a classic patchwork look. Thanks A

by babash 12d ago

Wow that is some quilt. You are so talented and very quick as well.
Makes me think whoever gets this will have a very happy bedroom.

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

I’m hoping one of my two daughters takes it.
Thank you but I think you gave me far too much credit. This is the easiest pattern I’ve done and because of the way it’s done, it does go fast.

by asterixsew Moderator 13d ago

Totally beautiful Toogie and the photoshoot is brilliant.

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toogie by toogie 12d ago

I love outside backgrounds and that's the only thing I could think of, to place it in the swing or one of the rocking chairs. Thanks for looking!!!

by clintonmiss22 13d ago

Love it! Yes, the fabric reminds me of old quilts - some like my grandmother made. Love your work!

Have you been able to find any tricot interfacing for a t-shirt quilt?

toogie by toogie 12d ago

I really haven't looked for any online and don't get out, except to grocery shop every 6 weeks. A friend of mine from our quilt group said the shelves at Joanns are bare....
Thank you so much. I saw some Double Slice with a border in one of the fabrics, but I wanted to keep it the vintage look. I don't remember my grandmother using borders. I imagine one reason is because they used what they had, scraps.

clintonmiss22 by clintonmiss22 12d ago

I was at Joanns today, and your friend is correct. Shelves are quite empty. Fat quarters were almost non-exsistent. I did find what I needed. I looked for tricot in their interfacing section and didn't see any - I think it has to be ordered online.
I don't remember my grandmother using borders either. Just that little bit of "hem" overlap around the edge - and she mostly used muslin for the backs.

by graceandham 13d ago

Toogie, it is marvelous. I hope this one is a keeper or at least going to a home where you can visit it from time to time. Probably my favorite of all your quilts you have shown us, and that's a lot! So glad to get a report on your family members and I do continue for them in my praying. Hoping the weather holds in your area. You don't need anything else to worry about.

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

Hubby is out mowing now. We are getting some breezes but not rain yet. Some people are still cleaning up from the last storm....I’m glad you like my quilt. I did want it myself but I don’t need it and my ultimate goal is to make all the children and grandkids a quilt. So.o.o I don’t need to keep any. I really want this one to go to one of my girls bc this was really nice, expensive fabrics.

by 02kar Moderator 13d ago

Ohhhh, so pretty! I love it on the swing, makes me want to cuddle up and enjoy the peace and quiet. I'm so glad you gave an update on your sister. I know it has been a long and scary time. Our prayers for her and Douglas continue.

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

Douglas looks so bad... thank you for remembering them.
That’s a good description of what to do with a quilt, although it’s not too peaceful today with him mowing😉.

by pennyhal2 13d ago

What a great quilt! I have fabric to make a double cut layer cake so I've been checking photos out. Yours goes into my cake folder for inspiration!

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

You sound like me when I see something I like, I save it. I have a usb stick I save all Quilt stuff on, patterns or just pictures. Glad mine rates good enough to keep!-😂 thanks

by dailylaundry 13d ago

You are right - the quilt does have a vintage look , to it - it is a work of art!! I just love the colors and perfect color for the back! Just lovely! So happy your sister is recovering so well! Prayer's for your brother-in-law!! And, I saw some sweet flowers on your "well trimmed" wisteria - so pretty!! Hugs, Laura

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toogie by toogie 13d ago

I am hoping to get more flowers, but with the storm coming in, I’m sure any flowers will be blown to high heaven.
I thought the yellow color isn’t used enough in quilts and I really like it here. The fabric has such a nice feel too. Glad you like it, thanks.