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  1. 2 points
    Kwiltr

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    It must be picture day today! I just finished binding this quilt I finished quilting right before Christmas. Yesterday was finally dry enough with a little break through light in the clouds so ran outside for pictures. This quilt is a takeoff of the SKOW Moroccan Vibe, enlarged to fit our bed to 96”x 117. This was the quilt I asked so many questions here about double batting and hopping foot height etc. It was certainly a learning experience in so many ways. Quilted on Lenni.
  2. 2 points
    Kwiltr

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    Thanks Libby! Coming from you that's high praise indeed . I don't keep track of my hours, I'm not that disciplined, but I had it on the frame for over two months. I'm really slow at it and I don't get to quilt everyday, but tried to keep a it, as I knew if I didn't, I'd never get it off! I think it takes me longer to decide what I'm going to do, as doing it when it comes to all aspects of my quilting .
  3. 1 point
    quiltmonkey

    This is what it's all about.......

    A few months ago, my neighbor's 13 year old daughter asked me to help her make a quilt. How could I say no? Twist my arm? LOL! Anyway, this Christmas break, we got together, she picked a quilt pattern (The Road to Oklahoma) and then we went shopping for fabrics. Ultimately, I wanted her to be the decision maker for her fabrics, batting, backing, etc... I didn't want to say "NO" so I gave her some gentle guidance with fabric choices, and she chose a variety of pastel pinks, blues, grays and a tone on tone white for the background and we added a pretty light pink inner border fabric and outer border that had all of the colors of her quilt. We used the extra strips of pastel gray and pinks for the binding. She chose ultra high loft polyester batting and the backing was lusciously soft pink and white minkee. I told her to buy extra minkee backing to make sure we had plenty of backing and I told her if we had leftover minkee we could use it to make something else... And if you're curious what we did with the leftover minkee... I had enough to make two pillow cases (I surprised her with those!!) Can you imagine how soft that might be to lay your pretty little head? We also made a label and sewed it on the back "Made by Jacee, January 2018, North Pole Alaska" when it came to the quilting part, I showed her all sorts of adorable quilting designs she could pick from... but surprisingly, she wanted a meander. OK, girl... you got it! She is absolutely thrilled with this (she now realized how much work goes into making a quilt!). I told her the more you wash it the softer it will get and it will last many many years. So here she is cuddled inside her quilt. She's a beautiful girl. It felt good to share my love of quilting and inspire her to possibly do this again in the future. She's really into soccer (like serious stuff -- she could be an olympian...she's that good at soccer she plays in soccer tournaments all over the west coast!) I can imagine her bringing this quilt with her to the soccer tourneys, sleep-overs with school friends, etc... it will be loved and used for sure! A bonus to the story, her mom and dad are completely over the moon about this. In fact, Mom came over and helped us pin and lay out the quilt while Jacee sewed. When Mom and Jacee were out of state at a soccer tournament, her Daddy came over one day to sew the outer border on the quilt. So, it was a family project that all of them can take pride in. YAAY! Anyway, thought I'd share this sweet story. Happy quilting everyone!
  4. 1 point
    Neher-in-law5

    Help! thread shredding

    Thanks for all the encouragement and support. I was able to hand the quilt off to one sister to deliver to Japan in a week when we took the previous quilt down to FL to celebrate another sister (early birthday, 6 months early!) with the quilt we made for her. I will need to post the pictures when I get on the other devices.
  5. 1 point
    Kwiltr

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    Thank you everyone for such positive feedback! One thing I've really noticed with working on the longarm over my Sweet 16 sitdown, is the fact that the big picture while in progress is hidden from us, so when you finally finish a quilt, it's just like Christmas morning when you get to unwrap the quilt and see the big picture and overall effect of the quilting you've added. I admit that I am quite happy with the big picture I've made here, as I really changed direction a few times while piecing, when I didn't like certain aspects, then with the quilting I only knew how I was going to quilt one thing for sure and it was the border. The rest was ad lib'd and I was sure it would look like a dogs breakfast when I was done. I am so glad I got a pleasant surprise in the outcome. Thank you again for all the help received from this forum of awesome quilters!
  6. 1 point
    quilterkp

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    You are a quilting master!
  7. 1 point
    SWall

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    Beautiful quilt and I LOVE your quilting choices on it! Stunning!!
  8. 1 point
    Sue E.

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    Gorgeous!
  9. 1 point
    tootsquilts

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    Kathy, the quilt and quilting is absolutely beautiful.
  10. 1 point
    tootsquilts

    String of Pearls

    Libby, your quilting made this quilt. I love it. Don't know if I could do the nemeshing, but you sure did a beautiful job.
  11. 1 point
    LibbyG

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    Kathy, I just love seeing your work. Your creativity amazes me! I love the pattern and the quilting. How long did it take you to quilt this?
  12. 1 point
    dlnewell

    String of Pearls

    Fabulous Libby!
  13. 1 point
    dbams

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    Fabulous! You certainly put the information you learned to excellent use. Congratulations!
  14. 1 point
    cegates

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    Wow!! That's incredible!
  15. 1 point
    Gail O

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    Gorgeous!
  16. 1 point
    harcathy

    Moroccan Vibe-ish

    Beautiful quilting! And quilt!
  17. 1 point
    Tellabella

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    Love the combo of straight lines and feathers...looks great!
  18. 1 point
    judyday

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    Beautiful. Love all the feathers.
  19. 1 point
    quilterkp

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    Gorgeous quilting!
  20. 1 point
    Gail O

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    Great design choices, and executed beautifully.
  21. 1 point
    Pepsi Girl

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    Wonderful Feathers! Nicely Done!!
  22. 1 point
    Quilta93

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    Your quilting is beautiful! Deb.
  23. 1 point
    iquiltit

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    Turned out really beautiful!!!!
  24. 1 point
    Cagey

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    I like how you used the feathers to fill the space. It truly turned out wonderful. I am sure they loved it. Cagey
  25. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    Beautiful!!
  26. 1 point
    Sue E.

    Finished customer quilt finally.

    Looks great.Your feathers look wonderful!