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Old 01-21-2014, 07:38 AM   #1
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Quilts for your Aframe

Things didn't go well with having the 7 pin harness and brake controller hooked up yesterday...they had the wrong part or something so have to go back today.

Been reading everybody's posts and have enjoyed every one of them. Then got to thinking our new aframe will need a new quilt. My wife and I are quilters (mainly me).

I have arthritis in my feet really bad and can't stand or walk for very long so I had to give up my woodworking and some other things. I'm not one (most of the time) for just sitting with nothing to do so I learned to quilt a few years back. So far I think I've done 12 quilts.

I was wondering if any of you are quilters and if you have quilted a quilt for your aframe. Pictures would be great.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:44 AM   #2
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Yes.... I quilt.... often.... Made a quilt for our tent trailer that moved up when we purchased the Aframe.

Denim Quilt | Carla's Quilting Corner

and my gallery of personal quilts

Personal Quilts | Carla's Quilting Corner

The denim one is nothing special, just wanted to get something hardy out there. Working on another denim quilt (oh, two) that will be more interesting. Off to retreat this weekend to make some significant progress on one. The other top is done per pattern,

Denim Quilt | Carla's Quilting Corner

but I want it bigger so I will be growing it. But I can't grow it until after I teach the class that is based on the pattern....So, early March I'll be able to finish that one. I like the denim for the trailer 'cuz its really warm and really hardy. At guild I asked for used jeans to be able to complete one quilt and received enough that I had to come up with more ideas!

Have you tried sewing on a treadle sewing machine? Would it be just the right amount of gentle workout for arthritic feet? Using a treadle is sooo soothing. I don't make all my quilts on a treadle, but I love to use it when I need to slow the pace a bit.

http://www.murphyslogic.com/quilting...log-cabin.html

And I've been known to bring my handcrank sewing machine camping with me in the Aframe when camping without electricity.

http://www.murphyslogic.com/quilting/blog/camping.html

Made this one entirely on a handcrank for my daughter, most of it completed while camping.

http://www.murphyslogic.com/quilting...e-4-patch.html


Sorry you didn't get to bring your new baby home with you....when life gives you scraps...make a quilt...for your new baby!
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:14 AM   #3
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Good Morning Carla

Thanks for responding. Your quilts are beautiful. My mother has the frame for a pedal machine but I've never seen a hand operated machine before. Now that would be interesting to watch much less sew on.

I do have a singer 15 clone but need to work on how to thread it correctly. At home I have a Bernina. I probably won't be taking my quilting along with us camping but I will be taking our mountain dulcimers. My wife and I both enjoy sitting around in the evening playing.

Here's a link to a few of the quilts I've made. I mostly make prayer quilts and baby quilts for new mothers but I did make the one queen size memory quilt for my wife. Also one bag I made my wife.

Quilts Photos by mlsa3 | Photobucket
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:16 AM   #4
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Good Morning Carla

Thanks for responding. Your quilts are beautiful. My mother has the frame for a pedal machine but I've never seen a hand operated machine before. Now that would be interesting to watch much less sew on.

I do have a singer 15 clone but need to work on how to thread it correctly. At home I have a Bernina. I probably won't be taking my quilting along with us camping but I will be taking our mountain dulcimers. My wife and I both enjoy sitting around in the evening playing.

Here's a link to a few of the quilts I've made. I mostly make prayer quilts and baby quilts for new mothers but I did make the one queen size memory quilt for my wife.

Quilts Photos by mlsa3 | Photobucket
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:27 AM   #5
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I am not a quilter (I am a potter) but I did buy a quilt for my A-Frame to cover the pullout sofa bed. Have a family friend who is a talented quilter - Its neat to watch how all those colorful pieces come together for stunning results!
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Old 01-22-2014, 09:01 AM   #6
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My mom (Bless her heart) would make some of the most wonderful quilts I have ever seen. I had her last quilt (she was unable to complete it due to declining health issues) stored in a safe place and someday will have it completed. I looked for it the other day but can't find it. Memory going

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Old 01-22-2014, 10:53 AM   #7
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Next time I am at trailer I will take a pic of quilt my step mothers mom made, it is 49 state name and flowers, it just seemed appropiate for our travels!
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Ok jealous!!!!!
Do any of you sell your quilts?
And I love, love, love the quilt on the pull out bed!
I crochet when we are camping..
Thanks everyone for sharing...
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Yes, I too quilt! I have made a quilt for my last camper (and R-Pod) but my new A-Frame. I will be working on it very soon though! As soon as the weather warms up some!

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Here is my 48 state qult my stepmom mom made her it is pink of all things but the work that went into it is beautiful!Click image for larger version

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