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Gonna Try an "Only One" Quilt Project   General Discussion

Started 10/17/21 by judyinohio; 7544 views.

From: bornblesse2



    Just a comment about those 1/8 and 7/8 measurements!

whenever I see them, I look to see of they are for making HST and QST.  And if so, I round up, cut the larger size , make my blocks and trim them to size!   Just my comment!

I will try to find it when I get back from out of town, but it may be a while before I find which box it's in.  

In the meantime, it looks like Amazon has one for around $21.  And it's the Second Edition.  I heard that there was an error in the First Edition, but I don't know anything specific about that. 

Well, I looked on my bookshelf and it was not there, which means that it is in a box of books that I have not yet unpacked.  I will try to figure out which one, but it will likely be a while.

Another idea - have you tried Interlibrary Loan?  I was trying to find the ISBN number, but never did.  But in looking, I found another one for sale for $28. 

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From: judyinohio


Jonna, sadly both of those links you found for me show the same booklet that I already own. 

The title of the booklet says "Gypsy Wife" but the artwork shows the design of "Wayfarer's Wife" the redesigned pattern. For some reason the Australian designer is selling the booklet under two different titles ...


From: judyinohio


Thank you, Ellen! 

That is a very valuable comment and I certainly will remember that gem!

In reply toRe: msg 54

From: judyinohio


My brain has been whirring over the idea that the author changed the name of her book and the design as well. Then there's the fact that I cannot seem to locate the original title and design ...

Just annoys the dickens out of me.

When I was a youngster growing up and my dad's company transferred him with every little promotion my parents explained the whole idea of us packing up the household goods and moving as a good thing. They tried to make me feel cheerful about leaving my school and my friends behind as we loaded things in the car and the moving truck as a new adventure; they sometimes joked about us being Kresge gypsies as we moved on to a new apartment in the next city.

Would you believe that I held my goldfish Knuckles O'Toole in a half-empty tall goldfish bowl in my lap from Cincinnati  then to Lexington and then to Buffalo and one more time to Rochester telling him that we were going on a big adventure each time?  (That goldfish was named for my mother's favorite honky-tonk piano player and the fish eventually died of old age.) 

So to my mind being a gypsy was someone who lived an adventurous life, moving hither and yon, goldfish and all. When did the concept of gypsy being culturally insensitive rear its ugly head?  Guess it is a 21st century thing.

Anyhow, I think I am going to make my version of the Gypsy Wife quilt into something I will call The Kresge Kid Life.

I can create quilt blocks for Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and New York .... and perhaps some farm ideas (Barn Door)  and city ideas and occupations .... heaven knows what other crazy ideas will pop into this goofy mind of mine.

After reading some of the Amazon reviews of Jen's book I am wondering what I let myself in for.

It is a good thing I am not a novice quilter. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)


ooh...sounds like a grand adventure to me! can't wait to see what pops into your noggin...


From: judyinohio


Thank you for the nod of encouragement, Suze.

I figure that this is my chance to go free-wheeling and make an autobiographical kind of quilt that will make sense to me and my DD.

Guess I could make a huge label for the back but maybe not ...

I have Barbara Brackman's book (Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns) and there's Marcia's Quilter's Cache for sources of blocks; my noggin is already percolating as I finish off a quilt I found while excavating my closet yesterday. This is the quilt I started for my first great-grandchild which might be umpteen years in the future. I am stitching on that in fits and starts so I do not damage my shoulders.

I'm sure my son will turn pale if I mention the idea of him becoming a grandfather someday.