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Everything posted by Jeannine

  1. I love it. What is the pattern please? Great job!
  2. Andrea T Funk has a great book for making tshirt quilts with no sashing. I bought the book, but have not tried one yet. I personally like the look better than with sashing.
  3. Breathe taking.............took my breathe away! I'm sure it will be a winner.
  4. I love how your quilting just makes the applique pop! Great Job
  5. I do as Betty does, using 1" strips of the quilting backing fabric, so that after it is sewed on, the frame around the actual label seems to disappear. I usually put a small oval picture of the quilt on the label.
  6. Is there any such tool for a DM on a grace frame, or anything similar? Thanks
  7. Adorable, I love Halloween. I'm anxious to try texture magic on one of my projects. Thanks for sharing.
  8. Thank you all for your kind words. It is great to have others support your efforts. For those that asked, yes it has a name it is called "Journey Through the Universe". When I first designed it, it was just lines on the paper and the more I played around with the design, it took on a life of it's own. So much for being in charge!
  9. I don't know how to post more than one photo at a time so please be patient. Thanks
  10. Here are some pictures of the wall hanging I just finished to donate to our local PBS station auction. I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out. I not only pieced and quilted it, but also designed it. Thanks for looking.
  11. It is a Michelle D'Amour fabric and I will try calling, but on the internet sites they have none of this particular pattern, only the coordinating fabrics in the Alfresco line. Thanks for your suggestions.
  12. does anyone out there any of this fabric or know where I can get some. I have exhausted every ggogle search and have come up empty. I can make due with 1 1/2 yards but would like 2 yards. Thanks in advance for your help.
  13. Great quilt, did your customer design it herself, or was it a pattern? Love what you have done with it so far. I like the idea of adding many stars within the circle.
  14. Thank you all for your your input. I think I will try all your suggestions on a few scraps and see which I prefer. You can never have enough thread anyway. Kristina, I too saw the design in a magazine and also did the hot air balloon. I changed up the colors, so it would look like the ground to the sky. I plan on giving it as a thank you gift to my girlfriend who lives in Vermont on 360 acres and has a bunch of us over for a quilt weekend every January. I have attached a picture. Not quilted yet. making one with your school colors and logo sounds like a wonderful idea. Good luck, it was a fun quilt to make.
  15. Has anyone ever used Wonderfil Invisafil. If you have, do you like it. I've attached a picture ( I hope) of the wall hanging I am thinking of using it on. I really don't want the thread to take over the quilt. I'm just going to do some simple curvy line across from side to side. There are so many colors, I don't know if I should keep changling colors or use something that will blend will all the colors, although I don't know what that color would be. I don't want to use mono poly because ai don't like the sheen it has. Can anyone help
  16. I agree, a lap size quilt would be great. Wasy to carry and stoe in the car and big enough to wrap up at football games. I made my grandson a quilt for Christmas last year. He's in the band so I used school colors and music notes and a trumpet for quilting. The best part (grandson says) is that I used fleece for the backing and it's really, really warm.
  17. Absolutely beautiful. What kind of embroidery machine do you have. What software did you use. It is breathtaking!
  18. Thank you all for your comments. It fills me with convidence to know I'm heading in the right direction.. As many of you know, I have onlybeen doing for a short time and with a grace frame and jamone machine that I have tweaked to work best for me. someday I'll have the real thing, but for know it's me and gracie! As for the McT, it came about by accident. I was going for the echo look, but where the flowers leaves and stems came together it was impossible was McT began. I guess sometimes it's better to not think to hard. When I attempted in practicing to McT, I just couldn't get a flow going. Bonnie, as for the fair, it is Oct. 17, 18 and 19th. I live in Gardner, MA which is where the church is. Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on 200 Nichols Street. It is in our church hall. Lots of things to buy and take chances on. Plenty of good food. The serve a turkey dinner with all the fixing on Sunday. There's hot dogs, clam chowder and plenty of "French" food. Poutines, rappe and pork pie. Homemade pies, and much more. You are welcome to come, and if you do, I've love to meet up with you. Thanks again to everyone for their wonderful comments
  19. Patty Jo I believe the size is 60 X 60. The pattern is from Lynda Milligan & Nancy Smith's book "Super Simple Triangles". I think it took as long to pick the fabrics as it did to quilt. The quilt shops around here are 45 minutes to an hour away.
  20. Just finished this quilt for our church fair which last 3 days. Hopefully they will raffle it off to make the most money. If I had to charge for this quilt, I don't think anyone would pay the price. It was very labor intense, but was so much fun doing. All free hand but the outside border. First time I do so much detailed quilting. I really wish I was keeping it for myself, but then that's what I say with all the quilts. Thanks for looking, hope you enjoy!
  21. We play at game at a lot of our get togethers that is a lot of fun and young people reallly love it. We play it using dollar bills, but you could use fat quarters or something fabric related. You need a set of big fuzzy dice that you will change as follows: You will need to take all the spots of one dice and mark one side with a C, another with an L and another side with an R. The other dice will have a single spot on one side, two spots on another and three spots on another side. Form a circle of your quest. At this point each person would need to have 3 dollar bills or fat quarters or whatever. Each person takes their turn rolling both dice together. The number of spots determines how many dollars or fat quarters they will have to give up and the letters on the other die tell them where to put it. L for person to their left, R for the person to their right and C for the center pot. One by one people will to knocked out of the game. Eventually only one person is left standing (or sitting) and is the winner of the Center Pot. Just remember that a person does not leave the game until it is their turn to roll the dice and they have no money or fabric.
  22. You have all been so helpful. I will check out all of your suggestions. This would be for home embroidery. I\'m not ready for commercial yet! I want to be able to build my own designs using decorative stitches and also be able to draw my own creations and then digitize them to use on quilt blocks. Unfortunately I live in an area where you have to travel quite a distance to get to the nearest quilt shop that carries embroidery machines, so I will do my research online and then find someplace where I can go see the machines in person and try them out. Thanks again to all.
  23. I was wondering if any of you have a digitizer and if not if you know where I can find some information so I can make an intelligent decision in buying one. I am thinking about an embroidery machine and want to know if there is any software out there that is better than another. If you can point me in the right direction, it would be helpful. The problem with going to a particular dealer is that they all think their product is superior and I don\'t think you right a true picture. Thanks in advance