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  1. Wow. Beautiful. You should be very proud of your work! Linda R, even after you pointed out the houses in block 6, it took me a while to see them! Then I started looking for other shapes, too! I think each house is riding on the back of a turtle! Wonderful quilt and quilting!
  2. Hi Joann, You are not alone. I am going through the same thing, even down to the queen size not being done, let alone finished loading! No words of advice (or I would tell myself, too!), but thought I'd let you know I'm there with ya.
  3. Thanks for the kind words. Wish the stitching showed up better in the pictures... Joan- Two threads on top (metallic and so fine) , one on bottom (a gutterman that I had that matched!).
  4. I finally finished her (except for binding). I used a dk blue So Fine with a variegated pastel metallic together on the dark pieces, and a yellow with the same metallic on the light pieces. Silver and gold combined for the radiating lines. It's all a little bit hard to see, now that I look at the pics... Thanks for looking! [/img]
  5. Thank you, everyone, for the great ideas. You've given me lots to think about. It makes me want to make more of them so I could quilt each one differently!! The pattern is called Big Sister Angel. I found it at Clotilde. Here is the link: http://www.clotilde.com/detail.html?prod_id=11630
  6. Hi, I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! I am making this angel wall hanging for my sister. It is all fusible applique. Now I'm not sure how to quilt it. I know what I'm doing for the background (lines radiating out from the center), but I'm not sure what to do with the applique pieces. My first plan was to do a "Herky Jerky" stained glass treatment (saw it on Fons and Porter), but that is usually done on black background with black thread. Since this is blue, should I use matching thread? Or should I go with black? Or?? I have hit a road block, and can't figure it out. Any input
  7. Heidi, This is how I load my backers as well! I have never had a pucker or tuck on the back of a quilt. **looking for wood to knock on, now that I've said that!!**
  8. Wow! Enjoy yourself, Claudia! Wish I could be there with you!
  9. Gorgeous!!! *drool* I would use the back as well. It's just beautiful.
  10. Michael, I sent you a U2U. Thanks, Cathy
  11. Some people are "cotton purists" and will only use cotton thread, no matter what. Which is okay, if that's what you like. Others won't use cotton because of the lint factor. But if you use a good quality cotton, the lint is much less of a problem. Coates and Clark thread is very weak and linty, I find, and I don't like to use it even in my DSM. My favorite threads are So Fine, King Tut, and Rainbows (which I find can be a little bit finicky in the tension department, but has beautiful colors and sheen!!). I also like the Signature cotton, and I have a lot of the Maxi-Lock and Swirls cones,