by toogie 03 Jun 2022

Hi Cuties! Remember this Lonestar I pieced and sandwiched it a few months ago? Well then I fell and broke my arm so I’m just now getting back to quilting. Don’t judge me too harshly because I must admit my control of fabrics were not the greatest to start out. I thought by the time I got further along it would look better, but by then I was hurting and had to call it a day. Anyway, it’s done. I thought if I showed the back you might could see the stitching but I don’t know. I ‘tried to stitch somewhere near the ditch if not in the ditch😩on the Stars. The background I did my meander or free motion large stipple. Not sure if you will be able to see. It was a lot of starting and stopping quilting in the ditch.

I recently was made aware of a beautiful Lonestar on a show Longmire I think it was called. This is my first try at the Lonestar but I believe I’d like to do another in the colors on the show.
Well have a good day or night, wherever you may be- 🥰❤️Toogie

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by pennyhal2 04 Jun 2022

Oh gosh! What a fabulous quilt! Your skills are well honed, and I admire your determation to not let anything get in your way of doing what you love.

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toogie by toogie 04 Jun 2022

I just felt it’s been too long and I needed to finish some things. I am trying to quilt Declan’s birthday quilt but our Nora has been here. She’s going back home tonight.

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by pennifold 04 Jun 2022

Hi Toogie, first of all it's gorgeous! I made a Lone Star quilt (my first ever Queen size quilt - what was I thinking!!!) about 35 years ago and unfortunately I used a polyester fabric in there (I didn't know at the time that it would stretch beyond what I wanted it to do!!!!!!!!!!!) and it never sat flat. I kept it for years and only got rid of it about 10 years ago.

I admire all the work you do for the Vets and this one is no exception. I watched the whole series of Longmire on Netflix and loved everything with the quilts. Love Chris

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toogie by toogie 04 Jun 2022

Several quilters have been interested in the show , for one reason because of the quilts they use. The Lonestar was in a hospital scene. I don’t know the characters but was a girl in hospital and the quilt was on her bed. Had an unusual border too.

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by graceandham 03 Jun 2022

Toogie, another great quilt, but as someone else asked, have you kept a quilt or two for yourself. Actually I think you need one for bed size and two lap quilts for the rocking chair when those days get here. WHAT? Are they here?

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toogie by toogie 04 Jun 2022

The way I keep falling and breaking body parts they probably are my Rockin’ Years😉
I have quilts from my Momo, momma and mother-in-law so I don’t need to keep any for ourselves except our 50th anniversary quilt.

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by rachap 03 Jun 2022

Another beautiful quilt! So happy for you that you are able to get back doing them. One of my quilting friends says if you can't see what is wrong from 2 miles on a galloping horse it is OK!! We always see our little blips more quickly than anyone else. Someone is going to LOVE this quilt.

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graceandham by graceandham 03 Jun 2022

My grandmother from Canada would always say you won't see it on a trotting horse.

toogie by toogie 04 Jun 2022

I’ve heard this saying online and could understand. Thanks you two.

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by sewtired 03 Jun 2022

It's beautiful, I can see no flaws. You are just amazing at what you can accomplish even when you're not well. So take care of yourself so you can totally heal and continue to knock the socks off of us.

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toogie by toogie 04 Jun 2022

Thank you for the pep talk! Lol

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by sewpam 03 Jun 2022

This is beautiful!! Is it for yourself? I hope the arm will continue to improve quickly, so you are able to do all the activities you love.

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toogie by toogie 04 Jun 2022

I just got out of the bathtub, by the hardest and told hubby well I won’t try that again anytime soon. I have been taking my showers in a shower chair but I have always been one that likes to be in the water for my bath. Hubby always took showers. I guess I’ll continue with showers for a while longer.
The quilt is not for me. It will be gifted sooner or later.

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by crafter2243 Moderator 03 Jun 2022

Toogie it is such a beautiful quilt. I am glad you were able to finish it. Hopefully it did not slow down the healing of your arm.

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toogie by toogie 04 Jun 2022

My arm is probably healed so must just be tight muscles that I need to work out. I’m glad this one is finished because my pins were in it and I couldn’t move on to something else. Thanks

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by 02kar Moderator 03 Jun 2022

Hurray on you being back quilting again. It is gorgeous! Take a rest and let your arm muscles gain back some strength.

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sewtired by sewtired 03 Jun 2022

And give yourself a break, you are too hard on yourself. It's beautiful.

toogie by toogie 04 Jun 2022

Thank you both, my muscles have become tight as guitar strings and weak as noodles. I need a good workout.

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by sebsews 03 Jun 2022

I am glad you are back at it! It looks great to me. Wishing you continued good health. Suzanna

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toogie by toogie 04 Jun 2022

Thank you Suzanna, I appreciate your thoughts.

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by asterixsew Moderator 03 Jun 2022

Toogie it’s great to see your up to making your super quilts. I’m sure that the photo doesn’t do this one justice, it’s beautiful

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toogie by toogie 04 Jun 2022

Thank you I’m playing catch up trying to finish my ufos.

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