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9 years 2 months ago #34896 by kate
Gorgeous quilts by Rae was created by kate
I've been asked to post these lovely photos...

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9 years 2 months ago #458789 by Ruth
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Love those cows! :D

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9 years 2 months ago #458790 by spoook
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Well done Rae :D

There are no bad questions only those that are not asked.
"You are responsible, forever, for what you have tamed"

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9 years 2 months ago #458793 by max2
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Awesome work Rae! [^]

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9 years 2 months ago #458807 by Robinsons Folly?
Beauty!

Three Piggies, Four Chooky Babes, Randy the Roo, Hubby and Me. [:D]

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9 years 2 months ago #458815 by DiDi
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Oh to be so creative. Gorgeous Rae.

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9 years 2 months ago #458821 by RaeM1
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The cow and calf quilt was auctioned at the Galloway conference and AGM held near Hamilton last week. It made quite a lot of money for the Galloway Society. The horse one is a wall hanging I made for a girlfriend recently. (she has a mare of the same colour with simular spots.):-)

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9 years 2 months ago #458868 by Mich
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Rae, those are lovely beyond words. You did a GREAT job on them. I know a lot of your work is your own design or concept. One very talented lady! I particularly loved your choice of background fabric for the horse quilt. I couldn't see it absolutely clearly, but if it's what I think it is (wild grasses?), it was an excellent choice. Very well done my friend. No wonder people snapped up the raffle tickets. I want it myself! Even though I don't have cows... :D
Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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9 years 2 months ago #459468 by RaeM1
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I have just finished another quilt with a palomino mare and foal, and now the lady tells me she wanted the background in pale mauves, not the green and red outside like the cow and calf one, so I suggested she sell it and yes I will make her a new one, but have another cow and calf to finish first. What do you say in cases like this?? She gave me the impression that she wanted the green and red background. but not to worry will get her new one done soon. I am actually also doing a flowery one just for fun!! Its got big squares, of 8 1/2 ins and has a 2 1/2 inch square in the middle of all the squares, looks hard, but is really easy, with black 2 1/2 sashing, will be stunning once finished, then of course I have to decide what to do with it?? Our cats are hunters, and come in quite often wet and dirty, so cannot expect to keep a lovely quilt looking great with their help?

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9 years 2 months ago #459486 by Mich
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What a bummer about the quilt being the 'wrong' colour, Rae. I think you did exactly the right thing in suggesting she sell it (shouldn't be hard given how lovely it is and the popularity of horses) and kind of you to offer to make her another one. It's sad that she didn't give you any prior warning about her colour preferences - perhaps she changed her mind mid-way through and forgot to tell you? :confused:

I'm glad to hear that you're making a quilt just for fun. I find that when I concentrate on quilts for other people for a long period, it's great to just let your brain run free and do whatever takes my fancy - very liberating and it recharges the batteries. :D Can't wait to see the flower quilt when you get it finished.
Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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9 years 2 months ago #459490 by RaeM1
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Thanks will post a photo once I have finished, have two french girls woofing and staying with us, and currently they are doing all the cutting out of the material that has had the visofix put onto the back, we will construct the quilt today, with it all stuck in place, but have my machine away getting a service, so will not be able to start quilting until I get it back. If these girls are too bored, we will get the flower quilt top out and tape the backing to the carpet, and the batting, then the top, and using two very light chopping boards will be able to put the whole thing together without pinning the carpet to it, the only thing is once finished, you need to turn it over and check that the backing has not become wrinkled. It actually works very well doing that! Just need to get a fine day, so that I can wash the backing and dry it as I have just brought it. Mich I will photo copy the pattern and post to you soon.

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9 years 1 month ago #461359 by RaeM
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Well I have ended up starting the new order for a Cow and calf, Galloway one, which is being quilted on my machine at the moment, so should be ready to go to its new owner in about a month, and also an order for a Black cow and calf as well, so looks like they will rule my life for quite a little while, just waiting on some photos of the other colours of the breed of cattle, as that one will be auctioned next year, so cannot say what breed of cow it is at the moment. I have had to put my own quilt top to the side to try to get these ones done, plus I have done the centre for the new palomino mate and foal, now just got to get some more mauve that will suit the other purples and mauves to enable me to put it together. So life can be interesting, also with farmstays, often I have to pay everything away so that the rooms are free of junk and ready for guests. We hae fieldays coming up, and are fully booked with regulars from Agrisea, and it so good to catch up with the same blokes every year.

RaeM

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9 years 1 month ago #461368 by Mich
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You're one busy lady, Rae - I think it's way cool to be working on a herd of cows, myself :D . Did you think things would turn out this way when you started quilting? :p [;)] :D You've sure come a long way.

I had a wonderful surprise the other day when a dear friend and former quilter (but who may yet get back into it in the future) was having a clean-out and gave me a very large container of quilt fabric, bags of batting and metres of corduroy (that I can use to make new dog beds with). She and I have similar tastes in fabric so there was absolutely nothing I didn't love about all of it. I was in a state of sheer delight ironing it and squeezing it into my stash. Totting it all up at today's prices, there was a fortune in fabric [:0] :D :D :D . Guess who is a happy chappy?

Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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9 years 1 month ago #461396 by max2
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I visited Patches and Cream last week and bought some fat quarters, thinking I might make a scrappy quilt as my next one. Just returned from down the back (of our place) and cannot find the multitude of plastic boxes containing my aussie stash but will persist this week.

its really the season now for the quilting bug. I am enjoying seeing and hearing all of your works everyone. :)

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9 years 1 month ago #461415 by Mich
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Gee, hope you find the boxes, Swaggie - I'll bet you have some lovely fabrics that we haven't seen over here in your Aussie stash :D .

I finally got around to getting some grey Moda Marble that I needed as background fabric to finish a couple of motocross quilts for our neighbour's two young boys, so I can get off my chuff now and get them finished before they get too old for them! :D They're a themed centre panel with very bright sawtooth stars around the outside (the inside square of the stars is motocross fabric - tools, flags etc) and I've got some cool motorbike border fabric to finish them off with.

Also been going through my itsy-bitsy leftover scraps cutting into strips and 2" to 3" squares for use in compassion quilts. Some would think that keeping such small, seemingly insignificant squares is a waste of time, but with fabric the price it is these days, scraps cost as much as bigger pieces, so worth keeping, I reckon.

Oh, and I've also ordered a book (at DH's insistence because I've got it out of the library 3 times now...) - Collaborative Quilting by Gwen Marston and Freddy Moran. The book was out of print but has now been reprinted. The theme is bright, BRIGHT colours, using all sorts of block combinations to make mind-blowingly bright (did I emphasise BRIGHT?) quilts. I just love colour and this book 'allows' you to create a riot of interesting and fun quilts by mixing all manner of weird colour combinations. I'm usually a reasonably structured quilter and have difficulty making blocks that are off-centre, weirdly cut or have points that don't match so I figured I needed to cut loose and give it a go. Actually, though, I really got the book because it delights my eyes every time I look through it. [;)]

Swaggie, how's the quilt you were working on going? Do you have a planned pattern for your next scrap quilt?

Cheers, Mich.

Good exercise for the heart is to bend down and help someone up. Anon.

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