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Gypsy Wife Quilt | 627handworks
October 24th, 2016

Gypsy Wife Quilt

by Julie Hirt

I had to look back to see exactly when I started this quilt. It was over two years ago!   I am beyond thrilled to finally be finished.

This past June my family visited Treasure Island, Florida.  This quilt came along for the ride.


I *love* it!  Making the quilt top wasn’t a smooth process for me, but I’m happy I stuck with it.  Fabrics are from my scraps and I only had to cut into my stash for some of the large strips.


The longarm quilting pattern is my Rolling Hills Echo pattern.  I’d be happy to quilt something of yours using it 😉


Quilt pattern is Gypsy Wife by Jen Kingwell.


This trip is when I found my love for thread wax. What a difference it makes!  No knots, smoother stitches – so worth it.

Here are some non-quilt pics of the trip.


We took a deep sea fishing charter.  To spare the horrific details I’ll just say I’m the only one of the four of us with sea legs.


We rented a fantastic house and the dogs loved spending time on the upper deck.  They could see all the action!  (Yes, I try to take my dogs on most vacations.)




Elizabeth & Huey


Paul caught quite a few jack fish (I think that’s what they are) surf fishing. We had a terrific time and I’ll be sure to share pics of my selvage quilt soon.


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8 Comments to “Gypsy Wife Quilt”

  1. Beautiful quilt Julie…and a lovely family!

  2. I’m curious, how does one use thread wax when using a long arm? Beautiful quilt, and it looks like a great vacation too.

  3. I know how you feel. I had such a senpnse of pride when my Gypsy Wife was finished. I’d love to do it again someday. I still have lots of fabric strips. Yours is very lovey. I really like the quilting pattern you chose.

  4. Your quilt is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish.

  5. Love the quilt pattern. I totally agree with you about thread wax, it makes hand stitching so much easier!

  6. CONGRATS !!! Very nice quilt !! :)

  7. Awesome finish and beautiful photos! I would love this quilt, too.

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