Anniquilter

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    Anniquilter reacted to Quilting Heidi in VT Quilt show   
    Jennifer yes I lurked a little but I had friends that kept pointing out that it was my quilt so I couldn't lurk anonymously LOL.  One of my friends commented about all my groupies...LOL great fun.  I love sharing my quilting with others and hearing positive lovely comments from your peers is an amazing high!    
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    Anniquilter reacted to Quilting Heidi in VT Quilt show   
    I love meeting forum friends at quilt shows.  I met up with Colette today and had a great time.  It was great seeing Dawn too!  
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    Anniquilter got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in VT Quilt show   
    Congratulations again Heidi, you did a stunning job! Wear your contestant ribbon with pride tomorrow!
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    Anniquilter reacted to Quilting Heidi in VT Quilt show   
    Just found out my Curved Bliss got an Exceptional Merit Ribbon and I won Best Quilting on a Longarm!  So excited.  Woke up this morning to seeing my quilt posted on VT Quilt Show FB page with 5 judges judging it!  LOL  
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    Anniquilter reacted to HeidiP in I'm not a quilter... but I'm related to an amazing one!   
    I started my grandkids out with what they wanted to make at the time. A doll quilt (age 8), placemats-quilting only, (age 5), a throw (age 7), a wall hanging (age 9) and a twin bed quilt (ages 12 and 14). The 5 year old is 6 now and reminding me often that she can piece on my Bernina now. Her brother started piecing at that age but I feel safer with her quilting her placemats on Millie. The funny thing about my grandkids is that they feel the need to finish a quilt before starting a new project. I didn't teach them that!
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    Anniquilter reacted to Bonnie H in Old dog still learning   
    I actually got that it was for marking.  :)
    I did put my shirt on inside out this morning though and walked around that way for two hours before noticing. 
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    Anniquilter reacted to LeeAnn in Old dog still learning   
    Linda, that is how I do piano keys!  I mark the outer edge and do like you said!  Wow!  I'm starting to think like Linda, who I admire!  a plus for me!
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    Anniquilter reacted to ffq-lar in Old dog still learning   
    Bonnie my friend! I wasn't offended at all! Please don't beat yourself up over this! I have trouble editing myself, figuring too much info is better than not enough, resulting in TMI and sometimes a glazed-over look from my companions! 
     
    This gist of this technique was to use only one set of small marks at the outside edge of a border for stitching even and straight piano keys. Put the edge of the hopping foot against one mark, engage the appropriate channel lock, slide the foot across the border (machine not running) and mark another tiny mark at the seam. This cancels the need to mark keys all across a border and the removal of those marks when you finish. Stitch your first line with the CL (channel lock) on---across to the seam. Take off the CL, SID in the seam to the next mark, CL on and stitch back to the edge of the border. CL off, stitch on the batting to the next mark, and repeat. Hope this is easier to visualize! I love you guys!
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    Anniquilter reacted to ffq-lar in Old dog still learning   
    I deleted the post. Seems it was more confusing than helpful. Suffice to say, I found a method to mark piano keys by using the channel locks and tried to share the technique. I'm amazed when after so many years of experience I can figure out something new (to me)!
     
    Sorry for the confusion.
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    Anniquilter reacted to Zora in Kansas City Regional quilt Festival   
    Just back from this quilt show. Very well done. Lots of vendors. Great energy around the show. Looking forward to future shows. They will only get better from here as the dedicated group that put this show together continues to add new features, classes, etc., in the coming years.
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    Anniquilter reacted to pumpkinpatchquilter in NQR - Baby Olivia is Here!   
    Just sharing with friends I have made here on the forum - our baby Olivia is here!  She went to NICU for her first few days after she was born as she needed a little help breathing and had a little hole in her heart - though we are blessed as it looks as though she will not need surgery - we go back in sixth months to be sure.  Just wanted to share!
     
    I was a little nervous how I'd manage quilting with a new baby and a sort of rough recovery from c-section, but I'm feeling pretty confident after the last few days.  I've been trying to get back in the groove of things, and though we're in a new routine, I think we're going to do well!    Hoping to turn on my long arm today for the first time in over a month - I'm excited!
     
    10156154_992445217435398_3669092887959211330_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    11407027_995346993811887_8600579986495077281_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    11148725_10153328819596280_8383794187401466208_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    Looking forward to catching up with everyone!  
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    Anniquilter reacted to Primitive1 in Here it is....all finished!   
    This one is finally finished and on it's way back to it's owner....it took me about a month to quilt it but I had to stop a lot, and unplug the machine because of weather here in TX...but it is finally finished...
     
    This is one I asked for input on the border as you can see all of the little tiny 1 inch squares...I ended up SID with monopoly every two rows that matched the triangles and did cc's in the triangles...it was enough to stabilize the border which was so busy I was pretty sure nothing would show up if I did more...but I did heavy quilting in the negative spaces and hope she will like it!
     
    Thanks for the input on what to do with this busy border!



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    Anniquilter got a reaction from ffq-lar in No more "day job" for Linda!   
    Congratulations Linda!  Here's to the next chapter of your life - ENJOY!
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    Anniquilter reacted to mamu in NQR-Fibromyalgia and Rx Cymbalta   
    I use doTerra Essential oils...and yes I was a huge skeptic about these 'snake oils' until I tried them and they started working for me, my husband, my pets and even my horses!
     I only use doTerra because they do THREE tests on every batch of oil for purity and if one batch does not pass the testing then it is rejected. If I am going to pay for 100% pure then I want to make sure that is exactly what I am getting.  Most of the 'health food store' oils claim purity, but I found out that all they have to have is 3% of the plant oil in it and then they fill with whatever and their plants can have pesticides and other contaminants. Since essential oils are not regulated by FDA, they can claim purity when they are not 100% pure. DoTerra is the only oil on the market that does testing to make sure their oils are pure.
    We take them topically, internally and aromatically. I am constantly surprised at how well they work.
      
    http://www.mydoterra.com/laurarosenwald/
     
     

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    Anniquilter got a reaction from craftyfox in My new studio   
    It's official, I'm moving house!  I'm only moving about 35 miles but.....drumroll...it's a new house and I will have most of the semi-finished basement to turn into a quilt studio.  It will have some natural light, is a walk out and will give me lots of space to play in. 
     
    I won't be able to completely finish it yet but am thinking about flooring.  Since we will need to put in a sub-floor over the concrete I'm wondering about a suggestion someone recently made to use dricore tiles.  Has anyone ever used them?  Would you do it again?  I'm looking to be economical but not do anything that would have to be ripped out when we are ready/able to finish the basement. The person who recommended them said they had used them in their basement and just varnished them.
     
    As you can probably understand, this is the room I am most concerned to get organized!  I had to pack up my studio over 3 weeks ago and I'm having withdrawal symptoms.......The last week of February, when the house should be finished, can't come soon enough for me!
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    Anniquilter got a reaction from Anne from Guam in Left handed quilters   
    Alyn
     
    Are you talking about stitching pantographs from the back or designs on the front?  I always understood there could be a stitch quality issue if stitching a pantograph from left to right but , given that pantograph designs have you stitching in every direction, I would imagine that, as long as you don't stitch too fast, working left to right would be OK.
     
    As for working from the front,  I think Dawn Cavanagh, when talking about how to learn to do feathers, suggests practicing circles clockwise and anti clockwise.  Whichever way you can make the better circle is the best direction for you to work on feathers.  So, if you need to reverse a pattern to get the best stitch flow, go for it!
     
    Don't forget - No Quilt Police!!  Just do what works best for you.....
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    Anniquilter got a reaction from lisae in Everything Old is new Again   
    Lyn,  this exhibit sounds wonderful! 
     
    I have been following Esther Aliu on her blog 'Esther's Blog' and she visited this exhibition too.  She is also working at recreating a quilt from the 1700's which she found in a book from, I think, the 1960's.  That quilt's whereabouts are now not known.  She is recreating it as a block of the month as a way of preserving its history. 
     
    It is true that 'everything old id new again'!
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    Anniquilter got a reaction from mark in Thanks Amy and APQS   
    A quick shout out to Amy Stuart and all at APQS for making me look good!
     
    I coached a friend and Lenni owner through re-timing her machine yesterday (my first time re-timing!).   We used Amy's Youtube video stopping it as we carried out each step.
     
    Everything was so well explained and so clearly shown.  Thank you so much!
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    Anniquilter got a reaction from Primitive1 in Thanks Amy and APQS   
    A quick shout out to Amy Stuart and all at APQS for making me look good!
     
    I coached a friend and Lenni owner through re-timing her machine yesterday (my first time re-timing!).   We used Amy's Youtube video stopping it as we carried out each step.
     
    Everything was so well explained and so clearly shown.  Thank you so much!
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    Anniquilter got a reaction from CrazyAboutQuilting in Thanks Amy and APQS   
    A quick shout out to Amy Stuart and all at APQS for making me look good!
     
    I coached a friend and Lenni owner through re-timing her machine yesterday (my first time re-timing!).   We used Amy's Youtube video stopping it as we carried out each step.
     
    Everything was so well explained and so clearly shown.  Thank you so much!
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    Anniquilter got a reaction from Gail O in Update on my studio   
    This weekend my girlfriend visited from NJ bringing me 4 sets of book shelves from IKEA, her circular saw and portable router.  Together we constructed the 4 bookshelves then made a moveable work table using 3 unused kitchen cabinets, plywood, heavy duty castors and a sheet of birch ply for the top.  When I have varnished the table top I will post a pic.  Meanwhile here is a view of the studio with fabric still to be organized.  Not sure why only the Kaffe Fassett stash got sorted so far?
     
     
     
    Oooops.  Had to go back and delete pics from earlier post.

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    Anniquilter got a reaction from apylinski in Update on my studio   
    This weekend my girlfriend visited from NJ bringing me 4 sets of book shelves from IKEA, her circular saw and portable router.  Together we constructed the 4 bookshelves then made a moveable work table using 3 unused kitchen cabinets, plywood, heavy duty castors and a sheet of birch ply for the top.  When I have varnished the table top I will post a pic.  Meanwhile here is a view of the studio with fabric still to be organized.  Not sure why only the Kaffe Fassett stash got sorted so far?
     
     
     
    Oooops.  Had to go back and delete pics from earlier post.

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    Anniquilter got a reaction from meg in Update on my studio   
    This weekend my girlfriend visited from NJ bringing me 4 sets of book shelves from IKEA, her circular saw and portable router.  Together we constructed the 4 bookshelves then made a moveable work table using 3 unused kitchen cabinets, plywood, heavy duty castors and a sheet of birch ply for the top.  When I have varnished the table top I will post a pic.  Meanwhile here is a view of the studio with fabric still to be organized.  Not sure why only the Kaffe Fassett stash got sorted so far?
     
     
     
    Oooops.  Had to go back and delete pics from earlier post.

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    Anniquilter got a reaction from Fat Fingers in Update on my studio   
    This weekend my girlfriend visited from NJ bringing me 4 sets of book shelves from IKEA, her circular saw and portable router.  Together we constructed the 4 bookshelves then made a moveable work table using 3 unused kitchen cabinets, plywood, heavy duty castors and a sheet of birch ply for the top.  When I have varnished the table top I will post a pic.  Meanwhile here is a view of the studio with fabric still to be organized.  Not sure why only the Kaffe Fassett stash got sorted so far?
     
     
     
    Oooops.  Had to go back and delete pics from earlier post.

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    Anniquilter got a reaction from meg in cutting table question   
    I made myself a work surface/ironing board using a hollow core door wrapped in batting and a fiberglass ironing board cloth.  When I need this I place it on top of 2 folding plastic saw horses from Lowes/Home Depot.  When I'm using it to cut/trim quilts I just put 2 large cutting mats on it.  When not needed this set up is easy to pack away.