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June 18, 2021
FLOURISH: New QAL from Nestlings By Robin

 Well-Loved Ladies was a Huge success
and we still have many that are 
working on it because it really
isn't a quick project:)

As promised many moons ago, 
a smaller more attainable project
would be next so that those 
intimidated or not up to the 
task of WLL would be able to
join the quilt along fun and 
sharpen their skills for when
they are ready to tackle WLL. 

Twice a month starting July 1st,
I will present a tutorial via a
post here & FB that prepares us 
for the next step in the quilt along.

You will need ...

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March 10, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Sashing from Nestlings By Robin

YAY!
You are so close to the finish;)
This week we are on to the
sashing for the blocks.
Making the decision to blend
the sashing so the stars jump out
or to give your blocks a small
bit of framework will be
the hardest part of this step.
I promise!
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My blocks rested on my 
guest bed for a good solid
week just as you see them here.
I just couldn't wrap my 
brain around how it would
look when done and I 
didn't want to waste time
making all those little 
star points just to hate ...

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February 20, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Ruffled Tulips from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to block 12 
and our last block 
before we get to assembly.
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The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
Normally I show you the block
and you can see a bit of it
in the upper corner, but I wanted
you to see the fun border
that was added too.

As we come closer to adding 
a border, I wanted you to see
that I had other options from
my collection and it was
sooo hard to choose!

The quilting on this one
is all over the place from
clamshell, to flowers ...

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February 8, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Mexican Rose from Nestlings By Robin

                                       Welcome to block 11.

It is exciting how close to done
we are getting, right?!
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The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is gorgeous cross hatching, even
through the applique'.
So soft!
We can see what a popular
style of quilting this is for
that time period because I 
haven't had to write in a 
new design for a few blocks now:)

This is the only one I have
of this design and I do LOVE it!
Again from my dear friend in Illinois
who finds the best deals!

I ...

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January 22, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Prince's OR Princess Feather? from Nestlings By Robin

                                      Welcome to block 10.

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The photo above is a detail of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is gorgeous cross hatching, even
through the applique'.
So soft!

This is one of a few
variations on 
Prince's Feathers I 
have in my collection.

I have a dear friend in Illinois
that likes to go searching for 
treasure (one of our favorite
past times when we are together) 
and she finds the best deals!
On occasion I will get a
pic and a question mark
text from her.
This was one of those texts.

It is beyond lovely ...

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January 10, 2021
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: APPLES from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to block 9.
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The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is to-die-for triple rods, even
through the applique'.
So soft!

I call it Apple Basket but it 
could also be a tomato plant.
Fun Fact about tomatoes...
They were thought to be poisonous.

This was purchased on my way
home from Paducah in 2017 in a 
cute little shop somewhere in TN.
It is beyond lovely even with holes:)

Let's talk Apple or Tomato variations.

I haven't seen one like this one 
in my studies but the layout ...

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December 23, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Coxcomb from Nestlings By Robin

Welcome to Block 8.
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Lectures & Workshops - NESTLINGS by Robin

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is cross hatch even
through the applique'.
So soft!

I went to search coxcomb for 
the plant information link and
look at this definition I found:
NOUN 
archaic: a vain and conceited man; a dandy.
synonyms: fop · beau · man about town · 
bright young thing · glamour boy · rake .

I laughed and laughed!!
Not sure why but I did:)

So, this was purchased this from 
a collector while in Paducah for my 
appraisal training when I fell ...

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December 7, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Laurel Leaves from Nestlings By Robin

  Welcome to Block 7.

The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1850 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is cross hatch with 
a FAB red applique' scallop border.
The leaves are done in 
various green prints.

I purchased this from a collector
in Maryland who only collects from
that region so we have a lovely
Mid-Atlantic quilt in 
the style of the day.

Let's talk Laurel Leaf variations.
There really aren't that many
variations as it is very straight 
forward in design.
When one varies it does
so in the shape of the 
red leaves at ...

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November 16, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Cherry Tree from Nestlings By Robin

 Welcome to Block 6.

We are now half way 
done with blocks:)
There will be a bit of a 
holiday break and I will 
be back with the next
block December 6th.
Gives you plenty of time
to catch up to us:)
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Above is my ca 1860 
Cherry Tree quilt.
I loved it the minute I laid
eyes on it just for how
unique it was and 
the QUILTING!!
Quilted in 1/4" cross hatch 
with feathered wreaths
at the intersections.
OOH LA LA!

It came to me early in 
my appraisal study so I 
went to the professional who ...

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November 1, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Turkey Tracks from Nestlings By Robin

 Welcome to Block 5.

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The photo above is a portion of
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is triple rods in the 
background with echo quilting
within the applique' pieces.
This lady LOVED to hand quilt:)
I really love her winding border too.

Most often it was done only in red 
and green so finding a yellow
and green is fun & different.
Sometimes it was appliqued
and sometimes it was pieced.
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LOVE the border on this one!
Both of mine are applique'...Yay!!

The original name of this
block was Wandering Foot.
The fun MYTH that goes ...

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October 27, 2020
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME:) from Nestlings By Robin

Another year passes and 
how do we mark them?

This year has had many 
challenges and one was all
my work cancellations.
As October approached, 2
contracts remained and both
groups decided to go forward.

So the day before my birthday
I taught one of my favorite
workshops ever, 
to the 
near Leesburg, FL
.
Beautiful setting and a 
FABULOUS group of ladies.
They really took my inspiration
and made it their own.

Below is Margaret Travis and 
her sister, Marie.
Margaret is known for her Fabulous 
Cheerleading in ...

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October 18, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Pomegranate from Nestlings By Robin


Welcome to Block 4.

The photo above is a portion of 
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is straight lines about
1/2" apart along with echo in 
the leaves and fruit.
Also fun to note that the cheddar
insert is pieced in NOT
reverse applique' as I had
originally assumed.

My first exposure to pomegranates
was from my grandma.
She loved breaking one open
and giving my brother and I 
a section in a small bowl.
We would watch tv with 
her and suck the pulp off
each little seed.
Very fun for a child!

My ...

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October 3, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Oak Leaf from Nestlings By Robin


 Welcome to Block 3.

The photo above is a portion of 
a circa 1900 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is a nice job of 
outlining the applique' and adding 
a larger leaf in some of the open areas.

Everywhere you see white leaves
and vines used to be green but 
the synthetic dyes of the day
sometimes faded away completely.
Again we see the familiar rosettes.

where I showcase the 
variations of designs and 
it is exciting to announce that 
this lecture will become available
in ZOOM format in 2021
for so many more ...

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September 20, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Whig Rose from Nestlings By Robin

                                 

Welcome to Block 2.
The photo above is a portion of 
a circa 1860 quilt in my collection.
The quilting is applique' outline,
leaves, rosettes, and a gorgeous 
plant of some kind in the border.
The blocks are huge so I had
to reduce for my oversized blocks:)
Yes that is a blue polka dot
in the stems!!!
This is why there is blue in this
block only and I was just 
as surprised as you may be.

where I showcase the 
variations of designs and 
it is exciting to announce that 
this lecture will ...

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September 13, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Currants from Nestlings By Robin

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Welcome to Block 1.
The photo above is from the 
center of a circa 1860 
quilt in my collection.
The quilting is a cross hatch done
in 1/4" grid which gives it a 
fabulous look and feel!

where I wanted to showcase the 
variations of designs because
I am fascinated by how designs
have evolved over time.

Most of the time this block
is seen with berries added but
I do like the simplicity of this layout.

This plant was being grown here in
the US during the mid 19th century time 
allowing quilters ...

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August 31, 2020
Be the FIRST:) from Nestlings By Robin

IT'S HERE!!
After hours, weeks, years of work
 I am beyond excited to bring my
Well-Loved Ladies Sampler
quilt pattern to you!
Lots of information in this post
so please read to the end.
I am just GIDDY!!!!
Imagineered from my collection 
of quilts shared in my 
Well-Loved Ladies Lecture,
it really does show how they might 
have looked in their original time.

Still gorgeous (to me:) in their present 
condition, I know my lecture audience 
is trying to imagine this just as I do
whenever they get a night out on the town.

Now to the QAL:
I ...

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Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Supplies from Nestlings By Robin

We are only 3 days away 
from this fun and inspiring quilt along!
So Exciting!!
Last time we talked FABRICS!
If you are new to the conversation,
go read the introduction HERE
We will wait...
Some of my favorite supplies!
Ok, now that you are back, 
let's talk supplies.
I do a lot of hand applique' so
some of these are unique to 
that type of work.
I also like to design a lot
of swirly twirly designs:)

First up, bias vines.
This quilt has a lot of vine work on it.
The blue coil under the pencils is ...

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August 18, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Fabric Selection from Nestlings By Robin

FABRICS!
Isn't this why we 
really do this quilting thing??
So, let's talk fabrics!
This pic shows the fabrics I chose to work with.

The pattern supply list will give overall yardage.
Example: Red- # yards


I chose to use a 10" layer
 cake of red prints.
The red value is consistent throughout
with different prints. There were 42
squares in this pack from
 Wilmington Prints
and I used most of them.

For my greens, I pulled 6 that were
anywhere from a FQ to a yard.

When you are doing the QAL with us, 
there is no reason ...

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August 17, 2020
Well-Loved Ladies QAL: Introduction from Nestlings By Robin


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I started collecting these 
Centenarian Sweethearts
pretty soon after I began 
studying to become a
certified quilt appraiser.

The applique' artist in me
was completely fascinated by 
this era of women creating
their own designs too.


I have assembled a collection of quilts 
that are not in the greatest shape but still 
so beautiful in their history and imperfections.

This quilt along has been
well over a year in the making.
Once the Well-Loved Ladies lecture
was finished and being presented
to guilds, requests for a pattern
started and I knew a sampler 
of the different quilts from 
the lecture ...

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