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  1. Liam, Welcome back from one who has also been MIA. I think this is my first post in sometime. Life just gets busy and there is no changing that. Happy New Year to all!
  2. Your quilting is beautiful. It really makes the quilt shine. Cheryl
  3. Congratulations to you and Jessica. You are both awesome quilters.
  4. The nice thing about ripping stitches that have eyelashes is that it goes really fast:) I don't mind ripping when I can just pull the thread and the stitching comes out.
  5. I haven't taken any cruise...not fond of being on a boat in the water for extended periods of time:o I watched to many National Geographic TV shows on the ocean with the French man when I was young. I know it is irrational, but that's the way I am:o
  6. Congratulations on your purchase! Welcome to the forum!
  7. Welcome to the forum. I, too, have a freedom, not blissed yet, but I love mine!
  8. I think I would take the quilt top down to the shop and test out some fabrics. Something will catch your eye and you will know it is the right piece or pieces. It may not need an inner border just a larger outer border. But trying out fabrics at the shop will help you decide what to do and with what fabric.
  9. I hope you are planning something else to quilt along with pebbling because that is a lot of work on a quilt that size. I have pebbled some backgrounds in blocks and was extremely thankful it wasn't for a whole quilt. The blocks just about drove me bonkers as well as stressing my arms and hands. It took too much time for just those smaller areas.
  10. I just remembered... There is a bakery down the road from me which specializes in gluten free products. It is The lady who started it is allergic to gluten and originally started selling frozen cookie dough from her home. I haven't had their cookies, but I have had their cupcakes which where very good. If your looking to satisfy that sweet tooth check out her site. Back to quilting.
  11. I don't have fibromyalsia, but I do have a bone spur on my spine which causes me pain everyday. One of these days, I'll do something about it, I am just not wild about surgery in such a delicate area. So I do have empathy for pain. I can't sit for long periods of time without pain in my legs or hips, some mornings I can barely bend over without pain until the bones loosen up and at night going to sleep is not comfortable no matter what position I am in. I find that doing core exercises helps and relieves most of the pain. I wish you the best of luck in finding relief of some sorts. I agree about trying a gluten free diet, if it has helped one person it may help you. Dining out many places do offer gluten free menus but you need to ask. I have a friend who is on a gluten free diet she asks all the time if a menu is available.
  12. Great price for a great machine. I have owned one previously would recommend it!
  13. I have done one BOM, but that was years ago, about 12 to 15 years ago. It was an appliqued angel quilt. I bought it in Omaha from a quilt, I'll get it out and photo it later when the light is good. I am not much of a BOM person, but loved the angels.
  14. Are the tops of equal size? or are the ones she has already made smaller? I know you said she does beautiful work, but are these her first ones that may not have the mastery of applique down? I guess I would want to see the tops in person before I would take the deal. I know that I am not that good at applique, nor do I have the patience to do it so it sounds like a sweet deal if the tops available are of the same size and workmanship quality. I also would want to chose the top and have it in hand before quilting her quilt. Lots to think about...good luck;)
  15. I think I would talk to the customer and tell her your concern, tell her about your past experience with the thinner backing then ask her if she would like to replace it with a thicker (or sturdier one). If she doesn't, her reminder of the issues, have her sign an waiver and then quilt it. It is a wall hanging so it isn't going to be used on a bed or as a lap quilt so it may be alright. Good luck!
  16. I do like the setting. It makes the quilt much more interesting!
  17. I will continue to keep you and Elmer in my thoughts and prayers.
  18. The problem is with QD and the stretchiness, is the customers often purchase the cheapest batting of good quality which I do believe is meant for hand quilting. The customer does not often realize that this batting is not meant for machine quilting on a long arm machine because it is very thin. The heavier QD battings work fine, but that isn't what my customers would bring. With the price of fabric going up, the thoughts of saving a penny here and there comes into play and batting is a place to do that. I am thankful that I quilt for myself now because I get to pick and choose which batting I want:D
  19. Cute sign, but I love your quilting studio! Maybe someday in my dreams:D I'll have a great place like yours!