sewidahoquilts

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  1. Well you might not see it as lined up, but the quilting on the front outlines the designs on the back, makes them appear "framed" are those designs panels, embroidery, applique? Anyway they're obviously where they belong and beautifully framed by the quilting you stitched from the front. That's what I meant by lined up . . . probably the wrong term but if the quilting ran through those designs, they wouldn't be properly aligned. Did you applique the back designs on by hand after the quilting??? Just curious because I think it's stunning! Two quilts for the price of one.
  2. Hey all, look at "sewhappy" 's other pictures. The back is as spectacular as the front. Ever tried to get designs on the back aligned with elements on the front? Not as easy as you might originally think. She's really done a fantastic job on this one . . . My hat is off to "sew happy"
  3. Oh my Gosh!!! How did you get it to line up so perfectly. I have a customer that would LOVE to have it quilted front and back! I have tried all kinds of things to get it aligned, but I end up with a discrepancy and it isn't always nice. Share your method, Please?
  4. Bringing this back to the top. I hope I fixed the picture problem. If nothing . . . I'm persistent.
  5. Hi, again, I can't figure out WHAT I did to make this post so ODD! I've re-posted and edited until I'm out of ideas. I so appreciate your input and ideas. So far they're along the same vein of what I've envisioned. Nice to have my ideas confirmed. I'm still not sure how to handle the very small pieces which make-up the "feathers". I will try SID the larger units and if that isn't enough definition . . . I'll go for the individual elements. I thought a trapunto style motif would really look great in those large empty turquoise areas, but I haven't done trapunto and feel concern that this isn't the place to learn. I do have an embroidery machine that I could stitch the outline on, therefore getting ever closer the the perfection ideal. I've already quoted her a price. As usual, it isn't going to be enough, but any money and work is better than none. Our rural Central Idaho area has over 12% unemployment and there are simply no jobs to be found. So I will take what I can get. She paid a small fortune, to my mind, for the top. But of course, she doesn't want to pay that much to have it quilted. Apparently I'm not the only quilter that sells their work for far less than it's worth or the time it takes to quit the item. It's a hard call. If I charge her what I should for the time I spend, she will probably be so hypercritical that perfect would fall short and I'm not perfect. I try hard and don't mind spending the time to make it right, but perfection is not possible so I try not to get tied up in too many knots about that issue. I don't have to start it today so I will keep looking for suggestions. I'm hoping Doodlebug chimes in, if not I may try to contact her personally. She seems to quilt a number of these intense design quilts. Anybody . . . please add your 2 cents worth. Any suggestion may trigger something in my mind about what I can do with this Feathered Frenzy!
  6. I did repost but it doesn't appear any larger until the image is clicked, then the album shows up with larger pictures.
  7. RE-POSTING HELP REQUEST: Hope the pictures are bigger! Hey all, sorry to ask for suggestions when I've been absent for so long. Economy so bad here I haven't had any customers for months. Now I do and look at the complex top she brought me. I'm excited for the challenge and Lord knows I need the work. I want to give her a super quilting job. My customer didn't make this quilt, she purchased it from the fella that owns and operates the local Quilt Shop. He asked her to enter it in next year's Quilt Show. So, in order to maintain/establish my reputation, I need to make it really special (and quilt show quality). I'm having some difficulty deciding how to handle these design elements. My customer doesn't want stitch in a ditch around each element, she wants something to accent and unify the sunbursts. I'd kinda like to use the same if not similar quilted design for each unique area, ie; center medallion, surrounding sunbursts, border elements, etc. but I can't figure out how to bridge the color gradations in order to group them without denying their individual dazzle. If the areas were larger, I can envision how to stitch them but these are quite small, not really enough area to stitch down and back. Her decor theme is Western. Leather furniture, Indian Blankets, Baskets and such. Her home is very large and beautiful, rustic. This quilt will hang on an Entry/Accent wall above eye level, about level with a landing balcony. I am pretty blown away by the intricate nature of this design. Also I feel it needs some unique design motif in the solid Turquoise areas, something reflecting if not echoing the sunburst motifs. I look forward to your creative genius. HELP!!! If I wasn't so tickled to have this opportunity I'd be on the edge of panic. https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/bin/slideshow.swf" width="400" height="267" flashvars="host=picasaweb.google.com&hl=en_US&feat=flashalbum&RGB=0x000000&feed=https%3A%2F%2Fpicasaweb.google.com%2Fdata%2Ffeed%2Fapi%2Fuser%2F109251040698660565505%2Falbumid%2F5629350565152979361%3Falt%3Drss%26kind%3Dphoto%26authkey%3DGv1sRgCKP8mbyc05qK6QE%26hl%3Den_US" pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer">
  8. Ewww, I'll try but I reduced them so they would fit . . . too small. Did you try clicking on the Photo, it takes you to my album.
  9. Hey all, sorry to ask for suggestions when I've been absent for so long. Economy so bad here I haven't had any customers for months. Now I do and look at the complex top she brought me. I'm excited for the challenge and Lord knows I need the work. I want to give her a super quilting job. My customer didn't make this quilt, she purchased it from the fella that owns and operates the local Quilt Shop. He asked her to enter it in next year's Quilt Show. So, in order to maintain/establish my reputation, I need to make it really special (and quilt show quality). I'm having some difficulty deciding how to handle these design elements. My customer doesn't want stitch in a ditch around each element, she wants something to accent and unify the sunbursts. I'd kinda like to use the same if not similar quilted design for each unique area, ie; center medallion, surrounding sunbursts, border elements, etc. but I can't figure out how to bridge the color gradations in order to group them without denying their individual dazzle. If the areas were larger, I can envision how to stitch them but these are quite small, not really enough area to stitch down and back. Her decor theme is Western. Leather furniture, Indian Blankets, Baskets and such. Her home is very large and beautiful, rustic. This quilt will hang on an Entry/Accent wall above eye level, about level with a landing balcony. I am pretty blown away by the intricate nature of this design. Also I feel it needs some unique design motif in the solid Turquoise areas, something reflecting if not echoing the sunburst motifs. I look forward to your creative genius. HELP!!! If I wasn't so tickled to have this opportunity I'd be on the edge of panic. (Changed it to a Slide Show . . . seems to work) <table style="width:194px;"><tr><td align="center" style="height:194px;background:url(https://picasaweb.google.com/s/c/transparent_album_background.gif) no-repeat left"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/109251040698660565505/KenGloriaSPaperPieced?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJqChpfxj-D7kAE&feat=embedwebsite"><img'>https://picasaweb.google.com/109251040698660565505/KenGloriaSPaperPieced?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJqChpfxj-D7kAE&feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LvqDs5bzhtw/Ticx27o1IPE/AAAAAAAABI8/SW1BxSmOZk4/s160-c/KenGloriaSPaperPieced.jpg" width="160" height="160" style="margin:1px 0 0 4px;"></a></td></tr><tr><td style="text-align:center;font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:11px"><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/109251040698660565505/KenGloriaSPaperPieced?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJqChpfxj-D7kAE&feat=embedwebsite" style="color:#4D4D4D;font-weight:bold;text-decoration:none;">Ken & Gloria's Paper Pieced</a></td></tr></table>
  10. Hi Barb, sent you an e-mail, I don't see your phone # anywhere . . . but would call if I had it . . . what day are you scheduling appointments??? How much do you charge for a service call? I sent you my location, contact info and detail of my problem in the e-mail. Hope to hear from you soon. BTW, Idaho is definitely in the West, no Mid near us, only Oregon is more West. Probably thinking of Iowa, lots of people make that correlation, never have been able to understand the how or why, but it's very normal for the geographically challenged. In the condensed version, we're all about Mountains and Rivers in the North(cool, green and shady) and Farmland and Lava floes in the South (hot, dry and/or irrigated cropland). Like two completely different sides of a coin.
  11. No, not pebble quilting but thanks for the suggestion. I looked through all of the Circle Lord Challenges way back, but if it's there I missed it. That's where I would have expected to have seen it. The Border of the link Suzanne sent is closer to what I had seen except it was over the entire quilt and not just in the border. Maybe I can use the border pattern flow to help me decide the were and how of what I hope to do on the quilt. Thanks again. Dixie
  12. Hi All! Thanks so much for all of your kind replies. Alas, none of them are the one I'm looking for, I don't know now where I may have seen it, I was so sure I'd saved it, probably did, just where did I save it . . . Gads, too much to remember. I apologize for not replying to all of your kind responses sooner, there's been a long anticipated upheaval in my personal life and I have been working as a Census Enumerator as well as being the caretaker for my elderly Mom and all of my animal friends. We discovered Mom, who lives only a block from me, had a series of small strokes back in December. I knew something was amiss, we had tests, but only just now received a decisive verdict. She's 83 and has been in fantastic health, here-to-fore. She still does really well, comparatively speaking, she just isn't confident driving and does have blanks in her memory. Anyway, I'm running in a MAXED OUT mode and of course, I have 3 quilts to quilt!!! Where were they when I needed work!!!! I will just plod along one day at a time and hope everything and everyone gets the attention they need and deserve. I do need the income since I'm on my own these days . . . hope I can figure out how to survive!
  13. HELP! I know I saw a quilt design I really want to incorporate into my new project . . . I think it was on this Forum, I rarely visit any other. It was quilted with freeform circles. They're kind of grouped and overlapped, numerous different sizes. The pictured quilt is in Blues. It kind of looked like or at least reminded me of clusters of bubbles. I have just received a quilt with freeform circles on simple squares for a background. I'd love to see this picture again. I am going to "wing" it if I can't find it but maybe someone remembers this one. I think it was around the first to the middle of March that I saw it. I thought I'd saved the picture, in favorites but can't find it. Thanks so much for any help you can give, finding this pictured quilt.
  14. Hi Lisa, I am pretty interested in your Circle Lord. I will need to figure out how much it will cost to ship. How many of the pieces do you have. I have missed several and don't want to miss this one! Dixie Lee Nixon 208-257-3419