pumpkinpatchquilter

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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from quilterkp in Bordercreek Mystery Quilt - Pebbled, feathered, and cross hatched :)   
    Just finished my client Jane's quilt - she wanted feathers and curved cross hatch on her quilt!    I think I may have another of these coming my way next year so I'm already trying to think up something different!
     
    This quilt is 100" x 100" and I used Bottom Line thread in both the top and bobbin...one layer of Wool (Hobbs Tuscany) was provided by the client. 
     
    20151013_103825 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_104706 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_104004 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_103913 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_104706 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Mary Beth in Bordercreek Mystery Quilt - Pebbled, feathered, and cross hatched :)   
    Beautiful!! Perfect quilting for this quilt. 
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to RoseCity Quilter in Bordercreek Mystery Quilt - Pebbled, feathered, and cross hatched :)   
    Your work is always stunning!
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Cagey in Bordercreek Mystery Quilt - Pebbled, feathered, and cross hatched :)   
    Another quilt to try an emulate.  Outstanding.  Thank you for sharing.
     
    Cagey
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to T Row Studio in Bordercreek Mystery Quilt - Pebbled, feathered, and cross hatched :)   
    Sherri will love this now I have some ideas to fnish my mystery quilt. You do such lovely work Valerie.
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Enchanted Quilting in Bordercreek Mystery Quilt - Pebbled, feathered, and cross hatched :)   
    Beautiful quilting choices!!  Somuch yummy texture!
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from dramaqueenB in Bordercreek Mystery Quilt - Pebbled, feathered, and cross hatched :)   
    Just finished my client Jane's quilt - she wanted feathers and curved cross hatch on her quilt!    I think I may have another of these coming my way next year so I'm already trying to think up something different!
     
    This quilt is 100" x 100" and I used Bottom Line thread in both the top and bobbin...one layer of Wool (Hobbs Tuscany) was provided by the client. 
     
    20151013_103825 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_104706 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_104004 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_103913 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_104706 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from Leida Glez in Bordercreek Mystery Quilt - Pebbled, feathered, and cross hatched :)   
    Just finished my client Jane's quilt - she wanted feathers and curved cross hatch on her quilt!    I think I may have another of these coming my way next year so I'm already trying to think up something different!
     
    This quilt is 100" x 100" and I used Bottom Line thread in both the top and bobbin...one layer of Wool (Hobbs Tuscany) was provided by the client. 
     
    20151013_103825 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_104706 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_104004 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_103913 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    20151013_104706 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to RunningThreads in Bordercreek Mystery Quilt - Pebbled, feathered, and cross hatched :)   
    Excellent Valerie. I just sent this page to Sherri @ Border Creek Station, she is a good friend and customer of Brenda's and loves feathers.
    Nigel
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from T Row Studio in Fall table Runner quilted   
    Gorgeous!!  I love how you showed the before and after too!
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from Battynurse in Bury threads   
    I knot and bury as I go along...and yes you want to tug gently on that top string and bring the back thread to the front.    What I generally do is plan my quilting so that I have the least amount of stops and starts as I can...then I'll quilt the whole pass, go back and bury, and then advance the quilt.
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to LeeAnn in Over the River and a new baby quilt   
    I told Mary Beth I would post a couple quilts so here are 2 that I have done. 


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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to RoseCity Quilter in Wavy borders...   
    Pins, every 1/2 inch if it's bad.....then I choose piano keys every time....
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Sheila S. in L or M bobbin   
    I bought a new Lenni, not delivered yet, some quilters recommended the L bobbins. Also some friends have the sidewinder bobbing winder and said it does not do a good job. Do any of you have any comments on this? I am really new at all this and would appreciate any help.
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Quilting Heidi in NQR prayers for me   
    Hi All and THANK YOU for the prayers they worked!  I am so thankful I made the decision to go pick up her mother for the training.  Yes driving 4 1/2 - 5 hours was taxing but I can rest easier that her mother will have the needed education to manage the pump.  It was a lot of information that is for sure.  We are using saline until next Wed. and if all goes well then we'll go live with insulin.  The trainer was excellent.  We all felt overwhelmed at some points, kind of the way we felt when she was first diagnosed and we had to learn how to manage her sugar levels, gives shots and finger sticks, now all of which seems so much less overwhelming.  We'll get in the groove and feel like we've been doing it forever soon I'm sure.  Mom and dad were civil and I didn't have to bite my tongue off or slap anybody.   Mom of course told me what a great mom she is and everything that has happened was BIL's fault.  I told her point blank I think they just like to fight with one another.  She even told me she never got mad or angry with him it was all him.  I didn't lose it just said, "Now come on we all lose it at some point and get angry."  The bottom line for me is that I want her to take care of her child and know how to take care of her.  She did thank me for always teaching Madison about her diabetes and talking about her diet.  I was relieved there was no drama.  
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from Pat C in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    Thank you so much Pat!!  I do absolutely love what I do.  I can't get enough!    I do adore my family as well!!  I have been working on a book off and on but I keep getting side tracked with other things.  I think now that the baby is here I'm a little more focused...because I know she's the last one and I have a better idea of what the next five years will look like.  I have written and self published a couple of mini-books but would like to really compile everything into something easy to navigate and has everything all in one place.  I'm working on it!  I do have a particular publisher in mind as I do have a goal of teaching in the future so my fingers are crossed.  We will see how it goes.  I think videos are a wonderful way to get started organizing my quilting designs and ideas. Thank you so much for your encouragement, I truly appreciate it!
     
     
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from Kani in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    It feels like I haven't posted in forever!  I think I've just been busy with the kids football and cheer leading which incidentally ended this week...so I'm back to quilting in the evenings and afternoons!  I wanted to have made a little more headway on this by now but my schedule has just been too hectic.  Trying to finish it up by this weekend...I thought this was pretty and something different! 
     
    12074565_1058898667456719_3542094799610253460_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12144676_1058898697456716_6655313141460583652_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12096155_1058898684123384_7530239025526660421_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from T Row Studio in scrap happy houses   
    Wow!  Look at all those little houses!  So cute!  Looks wonderful! 
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Pat C in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    Valerie, you obviously love what you are doing because it shows in your beautiful quilting and your talk about your family.  I never hear stress in your posts, however, reading about all you get done exhausts me!  But that's MY problem!  LOL 
    Keep up the great work.  I have a feeling you'll expand on your quilting, whether it be lessons (as Cagey suggested) or a book???  Go for it!  I doubt there's anything you can't accomplish!
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    pumpkinpatchquilter got a reaction from jandcembroidery in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    It feels like I haven't posted in forever!  I think I've just been busy with the kids football and cheer leading which incidentally ended this week...so I'm back to quilting in the evenings and afternoons!  I wanted to have made a little more headway on this by now but my schedule has just been too hectic.  Trying to finish it up by this weekend...I thought this was pretty and something different! 
     
    12074565_1058898667456719_3542094799610253460_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12144676_1058898697456716_6655313141460583652_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    12096155_1058898684123384_7530239025526660421_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Beachside Quilter in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    Lovely work, Valerie!
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    pumpkinpatchquilter reacted to Quilting Heidi in Bordercreek Client Quilt in Progress   
    Valarie you will never regret being a stay at home mom.  I was too and you know what I'd go back to it in a heartbeat!  Both of my children are now in their 30's and they comment on what it meant, makes it all worth it.  I remember going to the grocery store with a calculator and just trying to make ends meet on hubby's military pay but in the long run I would do it all over again.  Honestly I watch my neighbors who have children and work full time and see how they run trying to get it all done.  They end up not spending much time with their kids, missing games and always buying more to "make up for not being with them."  I know I struggle trying to help out with my niece and balancing work/free time.  I work all week and on the weekends do all the other things that need done, plus have Madison.  On work days that I have to add 3 hours of commuting time to my schedule I'm exhausted for the next 2 or 3 days.  Mind you I'm much older now but still.  Enjoy it flies by even though some days don't seem to be flying!