Thursday, July 19, 2018

Long Time Gone Again

I have made one block for the "Long Time Gone" quilt by Jen Kingwell.......have since found out that several friends are making it also!  Since I love HST's, and already have a basketful of hundreds of them (did I mention previously that these are also a Leader/Ender project?)


I already know a couple changes I will make in addition to using Reproduction Fabrics (I have seen quite a few Antique Quilts made in this random manner......will see if I can find photos of them).....will make old-fashioned center-chimney log cabin logs instead of the off-center ones (under the Bowtie blocks) and smaller Bowtie blocks.   Need to also check to see if I have any Orphan blocks that I could use.

While I was sewing the LTG block, I decided to experiment with assembly plan of the original project idea I planned......a fullsize quilt of the 2" HST's.  Decided to make 4-patches that will enable me to assemble with all seams opposing to reduce bulk.  Should have taken a photo of the back of my units to show how I spun the center and pressed the seams.......will do that for next time!
Due to my flying fingers, I accidentally deleted my post about the Scrap box Giveaway, my Leaders/Enders projects and my darling great-grandchildren!  Tried to find a way to retrieve it but could not.  I never heard from the selected winner and now the comments, which were still on the blogger webpage for a while, have gone the way of my lost post! Therefore, I will Start Over with the ScrapBox......to your advantage as I keep adding to it!



According to my notes, I began this quilt in 2013......it was supposed to be 9-patches surrounded by sashing but I prefer alternate blocks.  Did not get very far with plain fabric alternate blocks from the fabric line I was using (History Repeated by Julie Hendrickson) before I decided I wanted it to have a more flamboyant personality....therefore, added random pieced or appliqued blocks here and there!  I have decided that I just like making blocks! 

This is row 10 ready to be attached.  Plan to do 13 rows which will give me a quilt about 78" x 78".


Love when Customers bring Show & Tell!   A LOVELY broderie perse medallion center from Australian vistor, Heather!  I really should have taken closeups as her applique is all teeny, tiny buttonhole stitch! 


Another customer, Ellen L, brought her quilt top back in May.....this quilt top is Just Beautiful and she, like me, must like to make quilts with many different blocks!  Wish I could remember her inspiration pattern!  Anyone recognize the blocks?  Or, she may have made it up as she went!


During free time (if I can keep my nose out of a book and stay off Facebook), I have been making more "scraps"in the squares and strips that I most often use.....could not believe how quickly my boxes are emptying!  I like lots of variety and I am quite sure I have not yet cut 6-1/2" strips of all my older fabrics so I'd best get to it soon!


Til next time.....................................

33 comments:

  1. What a coincidence. Randy and I were "chatting" the other day about both having a Long Time Gone pattern, and whether we could do it together as a challenge.
    I am interested to see the tweaks you make to yours.
    Your "aging" project is very fun. Love the random blocks and the variety of fabrics within the color families.
    Lovely show and tell from your customers!

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  2. beautiful projects all! can't wait to visit soooooon! and i'll take those scraps for sure!

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  3. That long time gone quilt looks like it would be so fun to piece. A whole quilt of hst's would be marvellous!

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  4. I'm loving the idea of your HST quilt. I wonder, can you go a step further and make four-patches out of you four-patches to ease construction, and still have your seams nest? I'm always looking for an easier way! Can't wait to see the result!

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  5. I am very interested in seeing the back of your LTG block. I lack the ability to know which way to press my seams, so I always go to the dark side. Most time I have to press them again on the other side as they don't nest well. Love your 9 Patch quilt and those brought in from visitors. Gorgeous! I would be very happy to receive your scraps. ;^)

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  6. I think Ellen's inspiration for her beautiful quilt comes from the book "Dear Hannah" by Brenda Papadakis (Creator of the famous "Dear Jane")… Reminds me that I've got that beautiful book, and still have to start that quilt :D

    In stitches,
    Nadine

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  7. Love all your scrappy projects! I've been tempted to do LTG--it looks so fun. You've inspired me to get out my orphan blocks and see what I can come up with!

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  8. I love all your quilts that you show us. You are very talented.

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  9. Love your scrappy projects! Would love a chance to win the scrap box. See you next week!

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  10. Would love to see how you press. I would love to win a box of scraps. I don't see how you have to give away when you love such scrappy quilts.

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  11. I really love all your scrappy projects! I am a scrap quilter too. Which is why so many are UFOs.

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  12. You create such fun, interesting, and beautiful quilts, Cyndi. And your range of fabrics is amazing. Delightful. Thank you for offering the box of scraps.

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  13. Love all your scrappy projects Cyndi 😀 so glad to know I’m not the only one with lots of projects on the go.

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  14. Your projects are amazing. My mother always said, "Idle hands do the devil's work." I don't think Satan stands a chance with you! Hahaha! Would love to delve into your scrap box! Thanks for the chance to win it.

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  15. I would like to see how you press your HST blocks too. A quilt with nothing but HST's is on my bucket list; any tips that you want to share will be appreciated. Thanks for the chance at your scrap giveaway.

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  16. Your blog is always so inspirational. I love your choice of fabrics in all of your projects. Definitely have your shop on my bucket list. Thank you for all your inspiration.

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  17. Please show us how you pressed your HST blocks! I found a large bag of squares at the thrift store, and plan to make a HST quilt as a leader/ender. Would love to see what you do. Your quilt top is wonderful -- so much for the eye to follow!! I always love the inspiration from your blog!

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  18. I love seeing your LTG done in reproduction fabrics! I will have to think about doing it that way. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  19. Wonderful photos Cyndi. Just went to the Sister's Outdoor Show last Saturday and stood for quite a while studying a beautiful LTG quilt. Dedided to make it, may have to replace those pineapple blocks though! Looking forward to seeing yours in repro's. Some of your scraps in my scrap quilts would be wonderful.

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  20. I just finished the Civil War Tribute BOM that I bought from you in 2009. It must be the year for old projects!

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  21. Your blog and all your pieces are always lovely and brighten my day. Thank you for taking the time to share.

    Rondi
    rondiquilts@yahoo.com

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  22. Always love scrap quilts....love your half-square triangles. And that scrap box looks pretty nice too. It could come live at my house and fit in nicely!

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  23. Thank you for all the inspiration! I am a repro fabric lover. I'm thinking of trying a Jen Kingwell pattern with reproduction Also. Happy sewing.












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  24. What sizes are your scraps and strings? I’m just getting started cutting a bunch of FQ’s I have. So far just 1”, 1-1/2” and 2” strips. Would love to know your system. Thanks!
    Tina in Oregon.

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  25. I too am making an hst quilt with leftovers from many quilts as well as donations from friends. Mine vary in size so I am just going to make things up as I go and enjoy the whole process of playing with scraps. Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful scraps.

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  26. I did my Long Time Gone in repros, too! It just seemed like the thing to do, and I love it. Can’t wait to see yours. I’m on facebook as Auntie Carole or instagram as quilting_carole. There are tons of Long Time Gone photos on Instagram. I’m sure your quilt will be amazing, with your excellent taste in colors and fabrics!

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  27. I haven't made the "Long Time Gone" quilt. Making it in repro fabrics would be my choice, too. Love making scrappy quilts! Thanks the chance to win some of your scraps!

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  28. Wow, anyone is just fantastic.I love scraps quilts, and enjoy makeing them.They are a fabulous rainbows!!

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  29. Love the Half Square Triangle quilt! I've been fascinated by them ever since I saw one at an antique show that was made with 1"HST. Thanks for the chance to win one of your scrap boxes, I can't stand to throw away even the 1/2" wide pieces and am sewing them into a doll quilt.

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  30. Daughter and I make a lot of charity quilts and would love a box of scraps to work with. Always enjoy seeing what you are working on!!

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  31. I would love to win a box of scraps! The last quilt I finished had 200+ fabrics (flying geese and nine patches). It's my favorite!
    mjkonkel@tds.net

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  32. I am also a Farmers wife, I managed our dairy for a couple of years. Have just start Long time gone with Tana Lawn fabrics. I want the happy look that jen Kingwell created. I am looking for a John Hewson vase panel. Do you still have one in your shop, i see you had them in 2011. jan Wass who do have them do not want to send it to me in South Africa?

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  33. Hello, I went by to say hello, since I've been disconnected from everything for a long time. As always I love your work. That I still think that they are not chapucillas, but great works. A kiss.
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