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Everything posted by victoriasews

  1. Can't wait to give it a try. I'd run to the store but the car is in the shop and I have to stay home. Maybe for Olivia's birthday Saturday!
  2. That has been a frustration with me, too. Just today, I discovered that if I put the extended base on, the RS's don't bump. I wish I'd have thought of that a year ago. It would have saved a lot of headaches.
  3. Oh, yeah, that's a stunner! I'm like Shana looking at those black points, only I can't see what you did there. SID, add a filler, just can't see. Do you have a closeup? I always admire anyone who can get a handle on paper piecing. I once wasted 6 pieces of paper pattern just trying to make a 3 piece picket fence point.
  4. I'll be there Tuesday night and Wednesday till about 6:00... two classes and a quick look at the show.
  5. A picture is worth a thousand words, so here is the picture. I used to never say no, that is until I met this quilt and quilter. Obviously, this could not be quilted out, though try I did. It was horrible and the quilter kept insisting she was a fabulous quilter and that she used to be a seamstress. Really? Some seams were FOUR inches, some 1/8 inch. It was a full 12 inches longer on one side that the middle! She wanted to bring me another quilt and I told her those kinds of quilts do much better when tied and to use very puffy batting. I learned to say no because there is no way anyon
  6. I'm jumping on the Deloa band wagon! Out of all the classes I have taken over the last 6 years, Deloa's have been the most beneficial. I use her designs every day, from background fills to great sashings. I love her Little One ruler as well as the Boomerangs. I would not be nearly so far down the quilting road without her inspirations.
  7. It took me awhile to find the block you gave reference to. With all your quilting, it looks like a 2 block quilt, not just one. What a great "creating spaces"!
  8. You surely put the sparkle in a pretty plain Jane quilt!
  9. Spent quite awhile this morning hosing down all my hostas, peach trees, peonies, and shrubs to keep the frost from killing them. My fingers are frozen but hopefully I have saved most of the plants. I made a pretty picture in my nightgown, boots, and hoodie standing with a hose in the semi-dark. I'm sure my neighbors have something to chuckle about this day.
  10. Since it's Grandma, I don't think I'd do e2e. I'd choose a nice block pattern. There are a gazillion stencils out there and I'd get a pretty one and use it over and over.
  11. I think I do about half and half. I've never really kept track.
  12. As for square in a square, they are usually in a larger block so I just use a block design and not do something different in the s-i-a-s space, but I did find this one. I am anxious to see others' ideas.
  13. Not every block screams feathers, so I use leaves.
  14. I have a few favorite triangle designs. I do so many of these, I can do them in my sleep. In part of the triangles you can see feathers on both sides of the spine. For smaller triangles, I only use one side.
  15. This is another goose design but takes a little longer to quilt out.
  16. Our NICU quilts are 30 inches square with flannel backings.
  17. I've just started using Glide and it gives a beautiful shine. I've had perfect tension with it and didn't have to adjust the tension at all after normally using Superior SoFine.
  18. I just ordered from them last week and called them about the shipping. It is indeed $75 only if you want the free shipping. I think the minimum order is $35.
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