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  1. 4 points
    Corey

    My Very Own Trunk Shows & Workshops

    I am delighted & honored after 11 years of quilting, show & tell & teaching I am asked to present a trunk show of my own quilts & a workshop together (& with pay for workshops) The contract is signed and the permission to teach from quilt designer granted for Tehachapi Mountain Quilters, (my quilt guild) workshop next month. I am waiting for the contract of Pine Mountain Club, they have yet to decide a pattern to teach in July. Both Guilds are mountain communities here in Kern County CA and sister guilds of Cotton Patch, my quilt guild.
  2. 4 points
    Trish

    Is my room going to work?

    Mine is wall to wall so I do the stop, drop, and roll method right now. My girls laugh and asked what will I do when I get too old to do that? I said I will stop, drop, take a lil nap...then roll.
  3. 3 points
    Merryjo2003

    Thread painting n Millie

    Hi all, I finally eked out enough time to get this project done! It's for my sister's birthday. I'm safe posting here as she's not a quilter and doesn't frequent the forum. Formally, it was for Christmas 2 years ago, then last Christmas, well, now for her birthday. I just never have time for my own stuff! I broke 4 needles in the process as the stitching is really dense and I was going way too fast. I finally slowed down and the problem ceased. I never go through needles like that, so I know it was the density and speed that caused my problem. This started out like a pencil sketch and looks nothing like it originally looked. I sooooo love to do this! It was also a warm up as I have to do a large moose for a customer.
  4. 2 points
    Primitive1

    So proud of my friend.....

    This quilt was in my possession to work on last spring when my friend's husband suddenly passed away with a heart aneurism (sp?) way too young....I did not charge her to quit it as something I could do for her...I think this was one of the best quilts I have ever quilted, it was very large and I did hand guided custom on this one....she entered it into the local quilt show in Ketchikan, AK and won viewers choice...I am so happy for her and wanted to show off her quilt one more time......as a tribute to Ken. It is called "Ken's Quilt"
  5. 2 points
    Deborahkr81

    My First Quilt

    Hello everyone! I'm new to quilting and wanted to share my very first project with you. I spend one week with Judy Niemeyer learning how to quilt. Here's my story http://on.fb.me/1R8OV9J Let me know what you think and what a good project would be for my second quilt! Here's more about Quiltster, the program i used to color my quilt http://bit.ly/1mIlFfh the program is still in beta but for those interested, you can sign up for a chance to be chosen as a beta tester and to be notified of launch this spring. It's pretty cool! I'd love to hear your experiences with template paper piecing. Like I said, I've done it only this one time and there were so many rules and techniques I tried to memorize. Let me know if you have any tips to share! Thanks and I'm excitied to be a fellow quilter now!!
  6. 1 point
    LibbyG

    Bargello

    This was a new customer who was given my name by a local quilt store. She wanted me to quilt this they way she handquilts them with just circles. Finally I told her I couldn't do it her way because it would be too much moving of the quilt back and forth which could cause ripping with the needle down. She said she just doesn't like feathers, but the lady said to do what she wanted so I could go ahead. I decided to just stipple the background because you couldn't really see the design with the "starry night" fabric, and I felt I could draw up that extra 3 inches along the way. She added a 13 inch blue strip across the top. The spikes were 21 inches long and I decided to just do two lines, one up and back to the 12th and the 6th block. She ended up putting a normal binding on and the customer loved it. Spiky Bargello by LibbyG7, on Flickr Spiky Bargello by LibbyG7, on Flickr Spiky Bargello by LibbyG7, on Flickr
  7. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Feathers

    My first attempt! Loaded 5 yards of muslin, then didn't know what to do. Stitched out a feather. It can only get better from here!
  8. 1 point
    judyday

    Do you recognize this pattern

    My friends great-great grandmother made this quilt it is surely 150 years old and is in beautiful shape. I told her I had some friends that could tell me what pattern. Does anyone know?
  9. 1 point
    Norma H

    Sold

    The number is a mobile no. assigned out of Baton Rouge LA - but of course the person can be anywhere
  10. 1 point
    Katydids

    Sold

    I am not sure who this person is, but they have posted this same message on my for sale ad and others. Return their call and messages, but no response from this person. Strange as they always post after midnite.... just kind of suspicious is all I am saying...
  11. 1 point
    Cagey

    Feathers

    Try mirroring the spine from the top to bottom and then fill the space in with circles. If you do not like that look, just try mirroring it a needle with from the original spine. You could watch Claudia Pfeil feather video, she suggest always starting at the top and working down to the base, and starting with a pearl working your feathers to the top. Then you either break thread or mirror the spine, and then feather the other side. She suggests always working on one side and then the other. In the end, it comes down to what works best for you. Have fun. Cagey
  12. 1 point
    Quilta93

    Feathers

    Looking good! I can do feathers pretty good going up the spine but not coming back down the other side. I do better if start back at the beginning and go up the other side. Deb.
  13. 1 point
    Kwilt-n-Deb

    My First Quilt

    Wow Deborah your quilt is absolutely beautiful, love your color choices!
  14. 1 point
    quiltedsunflower

    Is my room going to work?

    I can only get around one end of my machine and it works fine. It's also a little motivation to lose a few pounds when the space gets tighter. Ask me how I know?!?!?!?!
  15. 1 point
    mlsa3

    So proud of my friend.....

    Congratulations on the award. The quilt is beautiful and your quilting really adds to the beauty. David
  16. 1 point
    Marti10245

    Bargello

    WOW you did a beautiful job quilting that quilt and the quilt is beautiful also.
  17. 1 point
    Merryjo2003

    So proud of my friend.....

    Gorgeous quilt and quilting! Always nice to hear they won when you did the quilting. Win Win!
  18. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    Missing in Action

    ;)I want to say I hope you do
  19. 1 point
    Quilta93

    So proud of my friend.....

    Beautiful! Deb.
  20. 1 point
    Liam

    So proud of my friend.....

    Beautiful quilt and quilting. Hats off to you for being such a good friend. BTW congrats on the "viewer's choice award" to you and your friend!
  21. 1 point
    RunningThreads

    So proud of my friend.....

    Very nice work Vicki.
  22. 1 point
    Cagey

    So proud of my friend.....

    You gave her a lovely gift with your outstanding quilting that will allow "Ken" to live on for years to come. Great job. Cagey
  23. 1 point
    GMALKB

    So proud of my friend.....

    Just beautiful !
  24. 1 point
    Mercedes

    So proud of my friend.....

    What a georgeous quilt!
  25. 1 point
    Mary Beth

    So proud of my friend.....

    I have met my "like" quota again today. Beautiful quilt. Beautiful quilting.
  26. 1 point
    mamaahma

    So proud of my friend.....

    So beautiful!
  27. 1 point
    Gator

    Canadian dollar and purchasing things!

    If you lived close to Port Huron, MI. I would say "come on over" and we can go shopping.
  28. 1 point
    I was just going to do a background fill. It is a little curl filler. I was thinking last night about changing and doing all the stars and outer ring with CCs then mctavishing or teardrops ,cross hatching in background. And channel in the outer border. This is one I did she liked . Wanted hers quilted like it. Fine then had those house shapes.
  29. 1 point
    The house shapes can be marked into triangles using the adjacent seams. The smaller house can have 5 triangles and the larger house 6 triangles. Make sure you're careful to mark them all the same (meaning, if you mark a square and then into triangles, make sure when you halve it into triangles the lines match in each similar space---don't ask why I'm mentioning this... ) Mark the triangles and CC them. Use a more decorative CC if the budget allows. Feathers in the star points will be lovely.
  30. 1 point
    You could do more pretty feathers or you could do some line work, straight lines, angled lines like sun rays, cross hatching. Just depends how you want it to look. If there is a motif you could add and build around that is an option too. My final suggestion would be to break the area up into segments and do like hanging squares (stitch the squares on point and then fill around them to make them pop) then stitch straight lines in the other segments to create a frame around the squares or whatever shapes you choose. Clear as mud?
  31. 1 point
    Gator

    Bargello

    The quilting is super beautiful. I think the your pattern looks a lot better than circles would.
  32. 1 point
    tootsquilts

    Bargello

    Libby, what an amazing quilt and you did an amazing job quilting this one.