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  1. Well ladies....I JUST finished my bargello quilt! Wow what a job! I started it on my brother machine by free motion then in the middle I was a able to purchase a mid arm quilting machine and rack which made the job much easier! Someday I will own an APQS machine! I had a few wrinkles in the backer but nothing ridiculous. I did a few projects in between including getting my hand stitched grandmother's flower quilt ready for hand quilting. I had to break up the feather boredom on this one....
  2. Thank you WW. I got a few quotes to do it from APQS owners but they are out of my budget. I am saving my money to buy my own long arm so.....
  3. http://i49.tinypic.com/2vtnx4m.jpg[/img] http://i46.tinypic.com/oa8ap5.jpg[/img] http://i46.tinypic.com/2d0w7s.jpg[/img] Sorry I always have trouble posting my pics - keep in mind I am doing this queen sized bedspread on a tiny little brother machine. Someday I will own a long arm from APQS- someday!
  4. I had to build up some confidence before I could begin quilting this quilt. Nervous!!!! First feather is in! Still scared that I will mess up all my hard work but I am going to plow ahead and keep rolling. The blue is of course the chalk I used to lay out the feather on the front. Critique from all of you pros out there is more than welcome! see post below for pictures
  5. Well after a couple of weeks off doing some hand quilting, I am now getting ready to start making this quilt. I will PDF all the instructions and templates for the quilt as I go. When they are done I will email everyone the pattern instructions and the background information on the quilt. My friend has approached our local DVIS and Family Safety Center and they will welcome the quilt as an auction item....I am so happy for this little joyous bit of news as she is continuing to go through the media circus surrounding this tragedy. The young girl who killed her son is now awaiting sentenci
  6. I think I would do a freehand swirl around the border.......
  7. Thank you Cblevins! We appreciate the support.
  8. Thank you ladies for your input. As I finalize the design, I will post pictures.
  9. That particular circle is from the logo from NoMore.org..... they are the national organization to stop domestic violence and sexual assault
  10. The organization NoMore.org has a symbol which is the center of the design...to have 0 domestic violence. The real problem is that male domestic violence is hardly ever talked about....I could find not a single shelter in Oklahoma geared towards male domestic violence....so with that being said: We see the quilt as being a stepping stone to bring awareness to the issue - not just here but everywhere...we want it to be useful to the purchaser so not artsy but functional. The raw edge circles signify a couple of things to me...first being a goal of No More domestic violence....secondly to
  11. Ladies and Gents, One of my friends lost her son two years ago to Domestic Violence. His wife murdered him and was just recently convicted of the crime. My friend has made the commitment to bring awareness to the "genderless" domestic violence issue to honor her son Joshua Hilberling. I want to help by designing a quilt and producing it (with her help - she's my quilting student) so it can be auctioned off by our local intervention agency to help raise awareness to Male victims of this social crime. If I put together a pattern sheet....how many of you quilters out there would be intere
  12. absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful from design to colors to quilting....I am envious!
  13. I just finished piecing and adding the border. whew - that was a lot of sewing! 13 bobbins worth! http://tinypic.com/r/6hkbw5/6 for some reason though, I am scared to quilt this one! I really want the feather design I chose earlier, but I don't think I can do it on my little machine and do it well. Can anyone give me a quote to quilt it? 8' x 9' are the dimensions.
  14. I think I may be suffering from Bargello madness! They take along time to fabricate, so I whipped out a lap quilt to break up the boredom but here's where I am at now!
  15. I had a complete hysterectomy in 2007 for endometrial cancer. I also went through 21 radiation treatments. Positivity is the key to survival my dear. Keep a smile on your face and let everyone know around you you are not suffering with cancer, you are surviving it. I found great solace in my crafts during that time as I am sure you will too! PS: if you end up having to go through radiation, eat cinnamon everyday! It helps with the nausea and nastiness and before your surgery, start taking zinc and vitamin c....the zinc heals your body faster and the vitamin c will help guard against compl
  16. I love the idea! I am "borrowing" it too....even though I have no longarm yet, I still have many quilting stencils and handdrawn quilting patterns.
  17. Marci, I often draw inspiration from Pinterest. Unfortunately, I get hung up in there and waste precious quilting time. lol. The first section is done! Now back to sewing strips. uggggh.
  18. I love the idea of the feathers and found a swooping feather with a swirling line that I really like. I think I will run it on the diagonal just like the colors are running to accentuate the flowing lines. What do you think? http://pinterest.com/pin/494833077777373934/
  19. It looks more complicated than it really is! Trust me....I have only made about 20 quilts in my lifetime and this is one of the easier ones so far.
  20. Canadian Tire will definitely have the fuse that you are looking for.
  21. what prices are you looking for on either of these machines?
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