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#1 ffq-lar


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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:31 PM

This is a detail shot of a JN pattern called Desert Sky. I used BL gold thread top and bobbin throughout.

The paper-pieced stars were quilted with a design in the spikes and no quilting in the opposite spikes. That made the circles the focus.

 I figured with the odd-shaped background--the L-shape, squares and rectangles for the border, I needed a meander-y overall and decided on ferns. Not very desert-y but a graceful choice.

She was very happy with it.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

Very very effective! Another awesome quilt by Miss Linda. You need to be proud!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

Love the ferny feathers for the background, it created such nice texture and the circles do pop!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

Another Beauty Linda...Love the ferny feathered background!!!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

I gotta make me one of these.  It's beautiful.

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#6 Anne from Guam

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Wow gorgeous! I would never have thought of the ferns but they work!
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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:08 PM

I really like Desert Sky and you outdid yourself once again.  I can see why your customer was well pleased!!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:51 PM

Such beautiful work!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:59 PM

Beautiful! :)

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

I love these Judy Niemeyer  quilts.  Every time I see one, I want to make it.  And, I have a Glacier Star of my own waiting to be quilted.  This is a very pretty quilt, and I love the look of the ferns in the squares.  Very pretty, as always.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 05:53 PM

You're right the circles do stand out and they look nice that way.  Always a new idea from Linda.

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

Beautiful!  Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:37 PM

The circles definitely pop on this one and it's quilted beautifully, Linda! Thanks for the ideas...just keep them coming.
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#14 Beachside Quilter

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 08:43 PM

Fabulous, Linda!  You always come up with the neatest ideas!!

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Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:02 PM


Your work making the cirle pop really give the quilt another dimension. As always, beautiful work.


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#16 K. Szymaszek

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:46 AM

Just beautiful

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 07:36 AM

Very nice, indeed, Linda! Thank you for sharing your beauties!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 11:01 AM

As usual, lovely quilt, great quilting.  You are always an inspiration.

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:15 PM

Beautiful quilt and quilting! Thanks for sharing the photos and tips...I continue to learn so much here on this forum.
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Posted 28 February 2013 - 09:21 PM

I love Desert Sky! Great job of quilting it! :)
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