Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Fall Rag Quilt

Hello Everyone!  I can’t believe that it has been over a week since my last post.  With an upcoming fall show just a few weeks away, I swear I’ve been out in my garage from sun up to sun down the last week or so.  I have been working on all kinds of projects for the upcoming fall show one of which is this fall rag quilt.

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While I was making this quilt, I thought of my Mom.  The pattern I used was my Mom’s.  When my Dad got sick and she quit her job to stay at home with him, she purchased this quilt pattern at JoAnne’s in hopes that she would have the time to make one for all of us (her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren).  Unfortunately, she never did because she got sick shortly after my Dad past.

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In addition to a whole lot of painting and some sewing, I’ve also been working on making fall wreaths and floral arrangements.   Using a pair of rain boots, I made this fall arrangement below. 

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I tell you what, planning and preparing for this fall show is a lot of work!  But hopefully in the end it will be worth it. 

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As always, thanks for stopping by and hope you all have a wonderful week! 

Gail

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38 comments:

  1. Dear Gail, is there no end to your talents? The fall quilt is beautiful. I am a dedicated collector of quilts. Thanks so much for your sweet comment about my health/surgery. Olive

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  2. It's so busy getting ready for a show. I've been there done that!
    Your things are beautiful and I see success coming your way.

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  3. Gail your quilt is so beautiful!! I love the colors.Your moms pattern is gorgeous.I hope you sell all your stuff, and make lots of money.Then you could go out and buy more stuff!! That's what i do.

    Kathy

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  4. The color of that quilt is amazing.....

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  5. Rag quilts are so much fun to make. Yours looks great!

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  6. I love the colors of the quilt! The arrangement in the boots is nice too. I love fall colors.

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  7. The colors you used in the quilt are gorgeous! It's really beautiful! If you don't mind, what size are the squares?

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  8. Gail, the quilt is beautiful and I love your floral arrangements. I've never made a quilt,I would love too but really not sure where I would start. My sister has several her mother -in-law made and they are beautiful. You will do well @ your show.

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  9. I love that quilt, Gail! The fabrics are lovely and this is perfect for the cooler weather. I have a rag quilt on my list of things to get to, but who knows when that might be! I'm trying to get a few thing set for my holiday market, too. I'm sure you will do fine and I hope you'll let us know how the show goes.

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  10. I love the quilt, too!!!!! So prim and fall. The flower arrangements are beautiful!!!! I hope you have a great show!

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  11. That is so pretty Gail. I thought it was a while since I have seen you. Time sure whips buy. Love the boots with the sunflowers too.

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  12. I would love to have that quilt...would work perfectly in my little country home (or cabin) And what a great idea with the fall decor in the boots.

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  13. Autumn colors are my favorite and you've created some lovelies! Your quilt would look so cozy draped over a chair or the end of a bed. I'm sure it won't last long!

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  14. Been there! Done That!! We used to do a spring, fall and winter show.
    But that ended abruptly when we couldn't compete with the made in china woodworking. Your quilt is awesome. Love the colours that you chose. I have a rag quilt that I made many years ago and it's used in our great room.
    So cozy on a cool night. Here's to a great show!!

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  15. That quilt is fabulous Gail! I wish I had the patience to learn how to make those.

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  16. Gorgeous quilt! I love the frayed edges - it adds a little "oomph" to it! And naturally, I adore the autumn colors. I'm so impressed; I can barely sew a straight line. :)

    Stopping by from DIY by Design's Sizzle into Summer party. :)

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  17. That is one beautiful quilt! It just screams fall to me...I love it!

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  18. My husband and I are sitting here drooling over this quilt! We both think it just looks so comfy and it's in my favorite colors! Is there a number on the pattern or anything? Is it just several layers of fabric (squares), sewn together and frayed? Good luck on your fall show!

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  19. I think the quilt is a great tribute to your mom. I love the beautiful Fall colors and patterns.

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  20. You have made a beautiful quilt...I feel like I need to create something....but I have just lost my oomph during this heat....hopefully, it will pass soon!!

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  21. How lovely! I love quilts like these. I hope you draw my name at Christmas time!! : )
    Rhonda

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  22. Rag quilts are really fun to make. Brings back memories of when I worked at the quilt shop. Love the colors and fabrics that you used. Also love the floral arrangement in the rain boots...so pretty.
    I've done shows for 27 years now and you are so right that it is a lot of work to get ready for them. I'm getting ready for a big one that is in about 6 weeks...200,000 to 300,000 people come through it over that weekend.
    Hope you have a great show.
    Cindy

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  23. Morning Gail! I'll bet that quilt is one of the first things to sell. Just beautiful. I'm so sorry your Mom didn't have the chance to make one. Love the whimsy of the boot/floral display. Makes ya smile! I just adore your blog and all your ideas.

    Wishing you great success at the show!
    Sincerely, Jeannette

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  24. I love the quilt quilt Gail, such beautiful work you do, I'm sure it will be bought right away:) Great idea with the rain boots too!
    Have a wonderful show!

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  25. Beatiful quilt, Gail. Makes me yearn for fall. So sorry your mother did not reach her goal, but your sentiment towards her is so touching. Have a wonderful day.

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  26. Gail...This Quilt Is Gorgeous...The Rain Boots Just Bring Out Its Features...Awesome Job As Always...Happy Day...Love Me XOXOX

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  27. Gail, I just adore that quilt..wonderful for curling up under and I love the colors. Good luck with everything, I am sure your very hard work will pay off!

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  28. Bet the quilt is one of the first things to go. Maybe you should take up your mom's cause and make one for all the people she didn't get a chance too.

    ~Bliss~

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  29. Gail,
    What a beautiful quilt! LOVE those colors!
    xx
    Anne

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  30. Gail, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your rag quilt. I'm hoping your will do a tutorial about making one!!! I'm sure your fall show will be a huge success with all of your festive creations! I would love to have those books by my front door!!!
    Thanks for bringing your talent and creative ideas to TUTORIAL TIPS AND TIDBITS!!!
    Could I ask a favor? Could you please put a link to TTT in the body of your post! Thanks so much!

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  31. Gail, you are probably thinking... WHAT THE HECK! ...I know!!! For some reason I was visiting and saw your gorgeous fall post and thought you had participated in TTT. Well, I hope you do...it would be such a welcomed addition. I just want to clear my last comment up! Sometimes I worry about myself! lol!

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  32. Your rag quilt is perfect for Fall. It's beautiful!
    Mary Alice

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  33. Gail, the quilt is so gorgeous!!! You are so talented!

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  34. I'm sure the Fall Show will be worth it, because your quilt and boot flower arrangement is adorable! Who would not be attracted to that. I hope you sell everything!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  35. Gail I am in awe! Your quilt is just gorgeous. It looks so cozy and the colors are lovely.

    You really should pin this. :)

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  36. Your fall rag quilt is beautiful. I wish I had more patience for fabric projects.

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  37. You quilt says "Fall" in every way! I always love quilts--never get enough. The rain boots are adorable. . .

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