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CarylAnne's Door Co trip and Civil War quilt

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Here is a link to my webshots. I have uploaded photos that I took while in Door Co. I worked a lot on the Civil War quilt that I asked for advice on about hand quilting. I decided to hand quilt. Since getting home, I have attached the back and started the quilting process. Luckily I have until December to complete it.

Another album on my Webshots is photos of recipes I have tried from The Amish Cook's cookbooks. it was fun to try them and photograph them.

http://community.webshots.com/user/baire702

blessings,

CarylAnne

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Re: CarylAnne's Door Co trip and Civil War quilt

Hi Janice, the cottage is perfect for any type of sewing and quilting! esp with a hand crank machine. I do hope you will take up quilting again. who doesn't need another quilt? there is such a thing as a quilt out of one solid piece of fabric as opposed to lots of pieces. one just quilts any kind of design on it to secure the layers, top, batting (if you use it-I don't) and backing.

For me sewing and quilting with my people powered machines, "productive therepy."

for those interested, more about people-powered sewing machines:  www.treadleon.net

 

blessings,

CarylAnne

Re: CarylAnne's Door Co trip and Civil War quilt

Thanks, CarylAnne, for the encouragement.  Like I said, you may inspire me yet!  And it's not like I've ever met a fabric store I didn't like..  Smile  (And it's not like I don't have stacks of material already amassed!)   Many years ago, I got to use a treadle machine because my best friend's mother used one, and she let me try it out.  The thing I liked most about it was the "rhythm" that developed when using the treadle.  Somehow, it felt even more homemade because my own "people power," as you said, went into it.  Besides, they're such pretty machines even just to look at!  I haven't had a chance to check out the link you provided yet, but I will soon.  ~ Janice

Re: CarylAnne's Door Co trip and Civil War quilt

CarylAnne, your quilt is so beautiful, as is your wonderful sewing machine!  The interior of the old cottage looks like the perfect place to make a beautiful Civil War quilt.  You may just inspire me to take up quilting again ... it's been many years.  Thanks for sharing the photos, and please let us see it when you get it quilted. 

~ Janice

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Re: CarylAnne's Door Co trip and Civil War quilt

Hi, my friend who came up to the cottage for part of my visit wanted to buy a Door Co pie for his parents. I suggested that we buy Door Co cherries pie filling and make a pie. He was surprised when I said I would make the crust. Wink I just love Lovina's crust receipt, so I insisted on makimg it.

This was my first attempt at a lattice top. Not bad.  Not nearly as nice as my mother used to make.

Blessings,

CarylAnne

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Re: CarylAnne's Door Co trip and Civil War quilt

Loved your photos. Your pie looks yummy, what was in it??? Gotta make me one like that!! And your quilts are fabulous. I dont quilt but would love to try it out. I cross stitch alright and knit, but have never tried quilting, do you need a sewing machine to quilt???

Re: CarylAnne's Door Co trip and Civil War quilt

Very neat photos!! I love to see others' attempts at recipes that I also use. Your others are also interesting,,,thanks for sharing them on here. As before,best of luck with your quilt!!!