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    dianne31331 reacted to delld in Finished 116 by 122 inches!!!!!   
    I started quilting Patsy's Alaska Bear Paw quilt 10 days ago and finished it yesterday. I used Christy Dillon's Diamond Magic for the borders and sashing. Then I used Patiricia Ritter's Petite Zanzibar triangle block.  Myrna's Ficken's pinched squares to make the arc's and Dawn's off the edge rulers to do the SID! I think it took about 81 hours and 23 bobbins. She picked i t up this morning and loved it!!!!  love my quilt path!!! and Rulers!!!!  has wool batting and used grey Magnifico and Fantastico 5002 threads with Filtec bobbins.
    Thanks for looking.
    20170323_140740 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20170323_140753 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20170323_140938 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20170323_140958 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
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    dianne31331 reacted to Robin in 2nd Custom Quilt with IQ   
    Just finished my 2nd custom quilt with IQ.  It is Deck the Halls by Claudia's Creations.  The redwork is done with the Deck the Halls machine embroidery CD, The quilting is all done by IQ.  I had this posted in Computer Aided Quilting but Gator thought I should post it here too so more people would see it.  I added IQ in July 2016 and am loving it so far!  I learned so much on this quilt but don't get much time to quilt on my own stuff, and do mostly panto's for customers, so I hope I can retain some of what I learned by the time I get to custom quilt again! 
    Thanks for looking!
    Robin in MT

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    dianne31331 reacted to LibbyG in Bedford Springs   
    Bedford Springs, a pattern by Wendy Sheppard, using Mary Koval's Simply Red fabric line, was pieced by a customer of mine.  She added the inner red border and the corner stones in the outer border.  The original pattern does not have an inner border.  So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.  Hobbs 80/20. She wanted feathers and stippling around the inside of the red border.
    Bedford Springs (2) by Libby G, on Flickr
    Bedford Springs (3) by Libby G, on Flickr
    Bedford Springs by Libby G, on Flickr
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    dianne31331 reacted to qltnbe in Plus quilt   
    I just wanted to share this Plus Quilt that I just took off my Millie.  I used the Diamonds are Forever panto and I think it turned out really well.  Customer didn't want straight line quilting as she didn't want it to look to contemporary, but didn't want to pay for crosshatching to make it look old.  I think this was a nice compromise.  

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    dianne31331 reacted to Mary Beth in Entering a Show   
    I cannot take credit for these quilts. I bought the quilt tops, I did not piece them. I wish I had. Now Sheri Butler thinks I can sew. Anyway, I mailed these quilt tops to Sheri Butler after I sold my machine. I distinctly told her not to do anything special. I was thinking since I didn't make them, there was no real attachment. There is now!!! So anyway, we are entering these too quilts into UQSM (formerly HMQS).
    This one is a vintage quilt. I purchased the top from craigslist. They lady that purchased it had passed away and her husband was selling some of her things.

    This one is a baby quilt. I purchased the top from a quilt shop that went out of business in Liberty, MO.

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    dianne31331 reacted to IBQLTN2 in My Tribute to Betty   
    4 years ago today I lost my best friend and quilting buddy, Betty O'Leary.  I just finished quilting this beautiful applique quilt top of hers as a tribute to her.

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    dianne31331 reacted to T Row Studio in Baseball quilt   
    Hi Marcia I am sure you have finished this project I have not been on the forum for quilt a while Yes I did mark the lines before I put it on the frame then quilted the entire back ground Then added the chenille to the lines I drew on the quilt I think the lines were about 4" in length. I would love to see your project
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    dianne31331 reacted to T Row Studio in Baseball quilt   
    Just finished making a baseball quilt for my daughter. She is hosting a ball reunion this fall so I made a baseball quilt to raffle off to off set some costs. This was a fun project that I did mostly on the long arm sashed a plain fabric and marked the stitching line with a frixion pen then put on my Maxine my Millie and applied the chenille strips now for the secret to fluffing it up.......Take your shop vac and vacuumed the strip roughing I up with the end of nozzle and it looks amazing. Going to show my daughter tonight
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    dianne31331 reacted to delld in QUilt for Hospice   
    I haven't been sharing for a while. Here is a quilt Sharon W pieced and I quilted for our local hospice. I shared with Sharon a photo off of Facebook of a quilt made like this one and she made her own pattern. The two of us are a team and make 3 or more quilts each week
    20190404_115445 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20190404_115451 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
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    dianne31331 reacted to Corey in Fractured Quilt, named Walkabout using Australian Aboriginal fabrics   
    My most recent pieced quilt and quilted on my Millenium.  I used IQ and panto Earth wind & fire(I think?) by Darlene Epp.  
    Pattern is by Kathy Doughty.

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    dianne31331 reacted to caddyhomes in Quilt shifts to the right during pantograph use   
    As I stitch a large quilt using a pantograph, I notice that consistently the layers, even though I know I have them squared on the rollers, shift to the right when standing at the back of the machine.   I consistently am starting the right side of each pantograph row further into the right and ending on the left side before I've reached what was the original marked start.   The quilt is pulling to the right each time I advance it even though I mounted it squarely.    What am I doing incorrectly? 
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    dianne31331 reacted to dbams in My biggest quilt yet!   
    Here's my latest finish.  California king, for us.  So glad I get to keep it!  Stopped at Renee's House of Quilting, in Williamsburg, MI, yesterday, to show Renee, since she helped me to choose the fabrics, and she took this picture.  A special thanks to Kathy Schwartz (Tamarack Shack) for the border quilting idea and tutorial.  It was perfect!  So Fine! top and bottom thread, Quilter's Dream wool batting.

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    dianne31331 reacted to PennyQuilts2 in For His Service   
    It is finally finished and will be judged next week at the “Road to California” quilt shop 
    I am so proud of this quilt.  I paper pieced it using Harboured Lighthouse pattern by Quiltworx 
    It was made to thank my husband for his years of service in the United States Coast Guard 
    I machine quilted it using my new Millennium and was hand guided. I do not have a computer on my long arm.  

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    dianne31331 reacted to Cagey in Take A Vet To School Day Quilt   
    As my daughter's school celebrated the 10th Anniversary of The History Channels, "Take A Vet To School Day" program.  It is a program the media specialist brought to our school 10 years ago.  Normally, we celebrate a day or so before Veterans Day, but with the school calendar, we brought about 100 veterans to the school to honor them for serving our country on 3 November.  In honor of her service to our veterans, I made a quilt with messages of good will from the veterans celebrating with us last year.  They signed on inkjet print fabric.  I then heat set it a few weeks later.  Below are some pictures of the quilt.

    She loved the quilt, and could not believe that I started working on this last year.  The back was just a beige star covered fabric, and none of the quilting showed unless you are close up.  I am rather happy with the way it turned out.
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    dianne31331 reacted to tootsquilts in Quilts for Grandson and one for 8 year old neighbor for Christmas   
    Just a little peek of my Grandson's quilt and Neighbor's daughters quilt.  I found my grandsons quilt pattern in the Fons and Porter Love of Quilting August 2013 Magazine, but changed the fabric up quite a bit to suit my grandson.  The other quilt is a quilt pattern called Walk About designed by Ann Lauer and sold by Grizzly Gulch Gallery.  Easy to make.  I made the girls quilt out of Strawberry Shortcake fabric and Nemo fabric.  I have no place to hang a quilt for good pictures, so please forgive me for the poor quality.

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    dianne31331 reacted to Kwiltr in Christmas Lonestar   
    I just put this one in the mail to my in-laws yesterday. It’s a Moda Bake Shop quilt pattern using a Jelly Roll, which gave me a little trouble and I ended up doing some creative piecing to get it finished. I used Superior Monopoly to ditch it, beside the ditch, as the seams are all pressed open, then completed the rest with a Glide 40wt. Lenni worked really well with the Monopoly, thank the quilting gods! ;-).  It’s about 60” square after washing. And I need to give credit to Tracey Russell from Whirls n Swirls Quilting who came out with the background full video the day I put it on the frame!  

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    dianne31331 reacted to SWall in This one was a Squeaker!!   
    This baby quilt was done for a first time quilter. My customer made this for her very first grand-daughter who is due later this month. Unfortunately, she had not understood or forgotten that the LQS told her to leave extra fabric and batting on all edges of the quilt.  Actually I think she simply followed instructions on how to prepare her quilt if she was quilting it on her domestic machine... She really wasn't quite sure but anyways... 
    When she called me she told me that the quilt had been trimmed/basted and pinned and was ready for me! Yikes! Well, I said "bring it over and let's have a look and see what we can do". Thankfully she had left enough backing on the top and bottom so that I could add fabric to the backing to be able to load the quilt with my leader grips. There was barely enough extra on the sides and I was able to quilt it and keep it square without having to add extra fabric. I literally had about 1/2" of backing on each side... Had to watch QP VERY carefully as it quilted near the edges!
    It was quilted with Yipee Ki Yay panto by Patricia Ritter.   Superior So Fine on top and Magna-Glide bobbin on bottom. 
    Thanks for looking.

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    dianne31331 reacted to dbams in Ribbon for Rita's Quilt!   
    Here's a picture of the quilt, for anyone who would like to see it.

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    dianne31331 reacted to dbams in Ribbon for Rita's Quilt!   
    Hello Everyone,
    Yesterday, I received a package from Himself (a.k.a. RitaR's husband, Roland).  Imagine my surprise when I found a ribbon and evaluation form, along with a letter from Roland.  Here is what he had to say:
    Dear Betsy,
    Pray you and your family had a joyful and present Thanksgiving.  Mine was enjoyable, spent with my daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids.
    Our quilt guild was in need of more quilts for our quilt show, so decided to enter the one you gals made for Rita.  I was using it on the bed.
    It won a ribbon, so I'll send it on to you.  I'm enjoying looking at it and reading the writing on it.
    I thank you gals again for making the quilt.  She enjoyed when she first saw it, and was wanting to see it again later, but just never got up the strength to do it.
    Pray you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Rita's quilt won second place!  I had tears in my eyes when I saw the ribbon and read Roland's letter.  Wasn't that nice of him to send that for all of us to see?
    I know this was a group project, but I hope no one minds if I keep the ribbon.  I never expected to have a quilt with my work win anything, and this means a lot to me.

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    dianne31331 reacted to brendasr8 in IQA Silent Auction Mini-Quilt   
    Here's a photo of the back, Cagey.  I first did the SID around the circles and the decorative stitching around those circles.  Then I stitched all of the straight lines so I would have a way to travel from one area to another.  
    Thank you for all of the kind comments, everyone!

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    dianne31331 reacted to Kwiltr in 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. 

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    dianne31331 reacted to NHDeb in A Lion-size Dream   
    Posting here for those not part of the facebook group.
    Not a really great picture - but it's finally done and gifted to my son for his move-in at school next month.
    Applique center pattern "Majesty" by Gina Reddin Designs, borders are created with 'curved braid' by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. 
    Quilted on my Lenni with SoFine and Aurifil threads, Quilters Dream Wool Batting. All hand-guided - freehand faux McTavishing and some rulers. 
    I've been pantograph quilting for almost 5 years and only started FMQ this year.
    This project stretched me in a LOT of ways - especially as it was for my youngest child as he leaves (1,000+miles) for college!

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    dianne31331 reacted to mlsa3 in Congratulations   
    Congratulations Julie S. of Snohomish, Washington!
    Winner of APQS Millie Give A Way.
    Way to go Julie....so happy for you.  
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    dianne31331 got a reaction from NHDeb in R &S boards, Groovy boards for Sale, Circle Rulers and Hartley Base Extender   
    Interested in pantographs, what do you have, & price Please?
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    dianne31331 reacted to LibbyG in 12 Days of Christmas -applique   
    I just finished this quilt.  She didn't want any quilting in the applique and McT around it.  I used Dream select and Dream Wool, So Fine on top and BL in the bottom. 

    12 Days of Christmas by LibbyG7, on Flickr

    12 days drum by LibbyG7, on Flickr

    12 days geese by LibbyG7, on Flickr

    12 birds by LibbyG7, on Flickr

    12 Days back by LibbyG7, on Flickr