Thursday, 16 June 2011

so pretty..............

Gorgeous Lecien fabrics.......Floral Collection - Pastel...........such soft and delicate florals.............my girl friend came to visit recently said she couldn't sew this.................I cut and she sewed it together.......
.......her first quilt.............now to decide if she wants it bigger.........opps yes it is going bigger............so she'll be back for another sewing day..............she is very happy with what she has achieved............it's very special to help someone make a quilt..........especially their first one
I knew she could do it...........now she knows too.........

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 do you get to share your skills.......when you are sharing your skills with someone who hasn't quilted or not very much you realise what you actually know more then you thought.........I love it when my friends share skills with me............it may be that they do different areas of quilting/sewing or that they do things a different way...........
Do you have precious quilting moments...........something you shared or something someone else shared with you???????
Catch you later..............
Chookyblue

28 comments:

  1. Gorgeous quilt! Your pal is doing a great job... this could be the first of many for her. It's really precious when you get to share your skills or someone shares theirs with you. Ain't friendship great!

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  2. Yummy colours, makes me want to go out and buy some. It's really great to share skills as quite often you find out a better or easier way to do something, quilters are such generous people.

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  3. lovely quilt and it is great when people share knowledge and help other people to grow,that's lovely of you Chooky to help her.

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  4. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. ~Dalai Lama

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  5. Not quilting chooky, but recently helped some kids (and one grown-up kid) through their very first toy. It was ablast to see them think that now they could do more on their own!

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  6. I have learned so much from other quilters.... and it is great when I get a chance to share too... the quilt is lovely... I think she will be hooked by now???
    Hugz

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  7. I'm Lovin the colours your friend chose....just beautiful!!
    Cheers....Jane.

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  8. I've helped a few people now. It's a great feeling - both to assist and to have assistance from others. One if the many lovely things about quilting is the community!

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  9. I love to share my skills i do it at work and at home
    my best friend of many years is greatly talented in many areas....
    particuarly in embroidery and drawing , i have coached her in quilting and she has taught me how to fine tune my embroidery.....

    every friend near and far has something to offer and share and i love that

    even you Chooky have taught me many things

    the gift of friends is the magic of the universe

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  10. What lovely sewing...it looks like there was lots of crafty fun at your place!

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  11. Great job on the quilt, its is great to share a passion with someone new. Lets hope your friend makes many more quilts. I love that it has got bigger than expected, a true quilter in the making.
    Happy days.
    Bev.xoxo

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  12. The quilt is lovely Chooky, I agree with what Trish is saying....and I think to be able to help someone out is just the 'best' feeling...looks like you both had an amazing weekend...xx

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  13. Chooky the quilt is lovely, and the memories of you and your friend working together on that quilt will be saved in every stitch :o). It really is terrific to be able to share some knowledge with others. That's one of the reasons I love going to my quilting group - I can always find someone to help me out if I'm looking for ways to do certain things - and hopefully I can help them sometimes when they need it too. Quilting friends are great :o)!!!!
    Hugs,
    Joy :o)

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  14. Such lovely fabrics!
    I'll never forget when I took my sewing machine to our local primary school and made a covered fabric notebook for an arts and craft day...the look on the kids faces when they finished off their notebook was just so rewarding!
    Lisa

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  15. Gorgeous quilt!...and your friend will always remember that you helped her with this first quilt..I'm sure it will hold a special place in her heart.

    I was teaching at Spotlight, and two girls that came to me were going through a tough time, one had just lost her Husband, another had just moved here and had no friends...8 years later and with that class of ladies we have a little group formed and meet every week..we have gone through so much together in that time..
    Julia ♥

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  16. Beautiful Chooky, the story and the material. Your friend will remember this always and probably go on to teach someone else..

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  17. I love your friend's fabrics - so pretty. She's going to have a very precious quilt full of memories.

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  18. Beautiful and pretty quilt, Chooky....there are so many varied talents out there and to have the opportunity to share them, and even receive advice and knowledge, is special, and is something I think crafters do well......

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  19. What a lovely soft quilt it is always nice to share not matter what it is.

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  20. Oh, you both did a great work - lovely and sweet quilt!
    I know that I can quilt but still afraid to try :)))
    It were precious moments when my granny tought me to cross stitch and crochet...

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  21. I have had a lot of fun of helping non quilters make quilt tops at our charity group. It was thrilling the first time they started to choose their own colour combinations and now they are off and racing, doing most of it on their own. It is so nice to be part of someones quilting journey, thats why I love being in a group, where you can share and also ask for help. Happy quilting Sue SA.

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  22. how nice a day that must have been for you both and very productive too :)

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  23. So pretty...what's not to like about Lecien fabrics...always fun to play with other quilters/sewers/crafters and share...

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  24. What a pretty quilt your friend is making. I have sent a couple of friends home with charm packs to have a play with, one especially is keen to have a go, so we're going to get together soon. Always fun to share skills with others and learn from them too.

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  25. That's going to be a lovely quilt. I love to share with newbies. Just recently I got such a bang out of being ablt to explain fabric grain and bias to two new quilters. Something so basic that I never think about but it made such a difference to them. :-)

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  26. My friend tought me to quilt!

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  27. Yes very pretty....so nice you could help your friend to quilt...I'm sure she's got 'the bug' now. Well done....love the quilt from the martinique fabrics too.

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