Archive for July, 2009

Quilts on Flickr

July 18, 2009

String Pieced Tulip

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

Quilt photos I have had on Flickr. When you don’t have a pro account you can have 3 sets of photos. I have Family, CQR and Quilts.

Under the Quilt set I started to list the hyperlinks to photos that have fallen off my current photostream due to the 200 limit.

I have recently started to go back and put a TAG QuTh on all of my photos. I can then do a search for QuTh and almost all of the photos are mine.

I just realized recently that under the SET listing I can put a comment and post a picture under the comment section. I have started adding pics of dropped off photos to this section as well.

Under CQR – Crazy Quilting Revisited. I have put in comments with photos of my Sunflower quilt and inspirations.

Here is the list of Quilt photos that have been on Flickr. I go back to the SET every so often and put in ( 30 ) the number of views of the photo.

I then add the photo to the Group 100 Views and so forth when it has enough views. It’s a little game I play.

I do not have a pro account so most of my photos have fallen off due to the 200 photo limit. My most viewed quilt photos.
over 300 views
Snowball Quilt (394)
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2nd most viewed picture Bargello (316)
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Over 200 views
The Tuesday Quilt Group I belong to.(231)
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Vintage Hawaiian Quilt from dresses (283)
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Sunflower (226)
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over 100 views
Tied Utility Quilt 16APR09 (140)
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Elysia’s Baptismal Red Heart quilt (137)
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Sunbonnet Sam (128)
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Approaching 100 views:
Grandma Martha’s Quilt (101)
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Spider Web Mini Quilt (61)
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Search scrappy bargello to see some of the best quilts ever!
Dresden Plate published on Schmap (41)
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Dresdan Full bed shot (77)
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I enjoy the piecework of quilting and the process. I like to go to thrift stores and look for quilts, aprons, fabric, buttons, thread and vintage embroidered items.
Fishing Sunbonnet Sam (114)
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I also enjoy going to antique stores and searching for quilts and vintage fabrics.
Tulip Bulb (30)
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Vintage Butterfly quilts (57)
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Vintage Tied Crazy Quilt (46)
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Quilts I’ve made…
Patriotic Row by Row (20)
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Triple Irish Chain Erica’s Grad Quilt (98)
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Search Ericas Graduation Quilt to view more photos.
My sister has given me a few farm quilts.(58)
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Satin Whole Cloth Quilt received as gift (37)
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Some of my first quilts posted to Flickr
Ragged Red White Blue Star (55)
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Scrappy heart in pink (19)
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in blue… (32)
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in red…. (137)
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Polyester Utility quilt w owl (42)
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Next to drop off
Isabel’s Pink Heart Quilt
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String  Tulip (76)
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Doll heart quilt (22)
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Autumn Sampler (16)
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I find it interesting when a photo all of a sudden has a large number of hits on it.

The Snow ball quilt top is the most popular at this time. It has quite a few Favorites on it. It is going to reach the 400 view mark pretty soon!

One of the only quilts I have actually finished , Patriotic Row by Row, only has 20 views. I wonder…..

I wanted a snapshot of where the photos are at a given time and that is why I posted this. I can go back a year from now and look at the history of the views.

Today Grandma Martha’s quilt reached the 100 view mark and I added to the group. Next in line is Erica’s Triple Irish Chain. It’s not the best photo in the world but ……. they don’t have to be professional……that is the beauty of Flickr. Everyday folks with everyday stories and photos. How beautiful is that!


Star Spangled Banner Fabric Tribute Mary Baxter Quilt

July 10, 2009


Originally uploaded by DCHill-FC VA

I did a search in Flickr for star spangled banner fabric and came up with the great small quilt made by Diane Hill.

Here is what she wrote about the quilt.

“I made this little quilt (2x”x22″) in 1992/93 as a tribute to Mary Baxter ‘s Flag Quilt, c. 1898-1910, that is in the collection of the American Folk Art Museum in NY City. (I was a docent at the museum back then, when I lived in Montclair NJ). I was inspired to make my tribute to her by the fabrics that came out to celebrate the 500-year anniversary of Columbus’ 1492 voyage to America. The fabric in the upper and lower outer borders is the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. The quilting designs are stars and ribbons, like flags waving. Mary Baxter lived in Kearny NJ and made her quilt in support of the Spanish American War in 1898.Her quilt is an example that women throughout American history used their needles and sewing to make political statements – even long before women got the right to vote in 1920! Here is a link to for a photo of Mary baxter’s actual quilt: – Diane Hill, now of Falls Church VA”

Mary Baxter’s Quilt


I did not realize the star spangled banner fabric that is in the flag quilt in my last post was to celebrate the 500 year anniversary of Columbus’ 1492 voyage to America…..hhhmmmmmm that means 1992 that fabric came out. Which means I probably started that quilt around that time. So….I just finished a wall quilt I started 17 years ago…..could it really be I started it that long ago. I don’t think so.

Flag Quilt to celebrate the 4th of July

July 4, 2009

Flag Quilt to celebrate the 4th of July

Originally uploaded by Q_uilted T_hrifted

I decided to tie this after I started the Tied Quilt group here on flickr. I like how it turned out.  I really like all the quilt photos I see where quilts are hanging from trees. I was able to take two small stick pins to hang this one.

It is raining right now which gives me a chance to blog. My Mr is watching golf on T.V. and the youngest watching cartoon on another  T.V. The oldest is out on a boat with his friends. This gives me a chance to do some sewing. We’ve been doing a lot of running the past couple weekends so staying in is kind of nice. I haven’t blogged in a whole month! Where does the time go???

I like how the Tied Quilt group is growing. 18 members and 139 photos. Feel free to add any photos of tied quilts or closeups of tied quilts or tied quilts in the making!

Tangled up in Blue

I pledge allegiance...

I started this quilt quite a number of years ago. I have seen this Pledge of Allegiance fabric in other quilts on flickr.

I had this quilt in a large round quilting hoop hanging on my livingroom wall for about 5 years…needless to say it faded where the hoop was.

A few days before I took the hoop off I came across a photo on flickr the had been hanging over a railing on the second floor. The owner was moving the quilt and realized it had faded. Then I take mine off the hoop and see it has faded as well.

Patriotic Flag Wall Hanging

I used two colors of embroidery thread. Red for the stripes and blue where the stars are.

July 4 2009 Flag QuiltI took this with me to the park yesterday to finish sewing just 4 inches on the binding. Of course it got damp and by the time I got home some of the red bled on the second from the top row of stripes. I tried washing it out with dish soap but to no avail. If anyone has any suggestions on how to un-bleed a few blocks.

All I have left now is the label. I have a circle of the faded blue fabric safety pinned to the back. I thought I would make the label out of that fabric. It is interesting to see how it has faded over the years. The patch for the label is not faded!  Now I am thinking I will add the red piece that is bleeding to the label as well. It is just one patch of red that has bled and it is in about 4 parts of the quilt. I am not upset about it. Bigger fish to fry as I say. I want to try and incorporate it into the quilt with some stitches or rays of sunshine or something (again any suggestions would be appreciated).

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This photo is of a quilt I saw on flickr today this is so similar to mine it is uncanny.

mini American flag