Neher-in-law5

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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to RosemaryJ08 in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    Madelyn,
    Beautiful Quilt.. your Granddaughter will cherish it forever
    Great job
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from RosemaryJ08 in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    This is the quilt I made for my first granddaughter's graduation from the book Bella Bella quilts.  It is my version of NON-paper pieced paper piecing.  My mind just doesn't work backwards, so I break the pattern down into units and then connect them into the wedge segments.  I had my husband cut out plexi template rulers to trim the units.  I started this after Easter and it went together pretty quickly.  SID the borders and the outside of the Xs.  Feathers in the upper purple/teal sections and loops in the bottom ones.  The star is from a shirt from each grandpa, the dark from the other grandpa who has been gone a couple years now, the light from one swiped from my husband.  The label is inserted into the western snap pocket from the dark shirt with a ribbon and kite from hubby's shirt.
     

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from RosemaryJ08 in Where did my post go?   
    A few days ago I posted a picture of the quilt I made for my granddaughter's graduation.  I can not find it in the Pictures section that I know I put it in.  The only way I can get it to come up is with the little bell symbol that tells us if someone has given us "appreciation".  Can anyone tell me how to find our own posts in this arrangement of the forum? 
     
    Now watch, I probably won't be able to find this one either!!! 

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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Kwiltr in Does anybody free motion/ruler work/pantos without SR?   
    When I started to FMQ, it was on a sit down machine without SR.  As I got better at it, my stitches just seemed to come out a fairly consistent length, but it took time and practice and I got in sync with the foot peddle and adjusting the machine speed with it to come to a stop or turn or when using a ruler to ease up and didn't get so many tiny little stitches...again practice.  But since getting the Lenni, where SR mode does all the thinking for me on stitch length and Manual mode is either stop or go and doesn't allow for ramping up or down, I'm really nervous in Non SR mode/manual, so I stick with the SR.  However, the few times I've tried it, I realized how much quieter and smoother the machine runs, so I'd really like to work on quilting without the SR all of the time.  Coming from a sit down with a foot peddle, I have to think it would be nice to still have a foot peddle on on the Lenni for that extra speed control.  Weird, I know .   But I feel like I need time to "think" sometimes, and the Manual mode is a bit unforgiving and scary .
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Cagey in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    Madelyn
    Your piecing and quilting look wonderful.  I like all the motion in the center.  Great job.
    Cagey
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Cagey in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    This is the quilt I made for my first granddaughter's graduation from the book Bella Bella quilts.  It is my version of NON-paper pieced paper piecing.  My mind just doesn't work backwards, so I break the pattern down into units and then connect them into the wedge segments.  I had my husband cut out plexi template rulers to trim the units.  I started this after Easter and it went together pretty quickly.  SID the borders and the outside of the Xs.  Feathers in the upper purple/teal sections and loops in the bottom ones.  The star is from a shirt from each grandpa, the dark from the other grandpa who has been gone a couple years now, the light from one swiped from my husband.  The label is inserted into the western snap pocket from the dark shirt with a ribbon and kite from hubby's shirt.
     

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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to quiltmonkey in Best Feather Book?   
    There are a gazillion ways to make feathers. One easy way to get started and build confidence is to use this great book called "Hooked on Feathers" by Sally Terry. 
    You can't screw up! 
    https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://t2.gstatic.com/images%3Fq%3Dtbn:ANd9GcSV7RKS7-msSQ8TlJyP7W71DlzBjwg6rjZaOaF3v-rj3mPkoTyZ&imgrefurl=https://books.google.com/books/about/Hooked_on_Feathers.html%3Fid%3DSPZYNwAACAAJ%26source%3Dkp_cover&h=637&w=825&tbnid=8iYroxt0wSwC3M:&tbnh=160&tbnw=207&usg=__5uGxuwzL_h_c_4kqi9vQm8cIceY=&vet=10ahUKEwjd2N6xoKfUAhVGxWMKHVzACdoQ_B0IbDAO..i&docid=GogZQrAUVLTmaM&itg=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjd2N6xoKfUAhVGxWMKHVzACdoQ_B0IbDAO
     
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from quilterkp in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    This is the quilt I made for my first granddaughter's graduation from the book Bella Bella quilts.  It is my version of NON-paper pieced paper piecing.  My mind just doesn't work backwards, so I break the pattern down into units and then connect them into the wedge segments.  I had my husband cut out plexi template rulers to trim the units.  I started this after Easter and it went together pretty quickly.  SID the borders and the outside of the Xs.  Feathers in the upper purple/teal sections and loops in the bottom ones.  The star is from a shirt from each grandpa, the dark from the other grandpa who has been gone a couple years now, the light from one swiped from my husband.  The label is inserted into the western snap pocket from the dark shirt with a ribbon and kite from hubby's shirt.
     

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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to SWall in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    So pretty and so meaningful! I'm sure she will treasure it forever. You did an awesome job!!
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to dbams in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    Wow!  That looks wonderful!  Your granddaughter is very lucky.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Quilta93 in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    Beautiful quilt!  Wonderful idea to use the shirts. 
    Deb.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to MaryQuiltsTx in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    Gorgeous quilt. Would not have guessed you used shirts. What a wonderful way to add sentiment to a quilt.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to MaryQuiltsTx in Where did my post go?   
    Glad you found your post. Sneaky little devils aren't they. 
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to Mary Beth in Help   
    Everything is up and running. Oh my gosh I love that machine. I put a new needle in, then prayed  I started her up and away she goes. stitches are perfect, needle stayed put. I was having problems with my hands yesterday so I am sure I didn't not get the needle in good and the screw tightened. Thank you all for your help.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to MaryQuiltsTx in Where did my post go?   
    First of all your quilt is beautiful!  I am sure your DGD will love it.
    The easiest way to find posts is to hover your mouse over your name.....a small box will pop up and you will see a small magnifying glass that says Content. Click it and it takes you to a list of your posts. Your original post about this quilt is there. 
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from MaryQuiltsTx in Where did my post go?   
    A few days ago I posted a picture of the quilt I made for my granddaughter's graduation.  I can not find it in the Pictures section that I know I put it in.  The only way I can get it to come up is with the little bell symbol that tells us if someone has given us "appreciation".  Can anyone tell me how to find our own posts in this arrangement of the forum? 
     
    Now watch, I probably won't be able to find this one either!!! 

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Oma in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    This is the quilt I made for my first granddaughter's graduation from the book Bella Bella quilts.  It is my version of NON-paper pieced paper piecing.  My mind just doesn't work backwards, so I break the pattern down into units and then connect them into the wedge segments.  I had my husband cut out plexi template rulers to trim the units.  I started this after Easter and it went together pretty quickly.  SID the borders and the outside of the Xs.  Feathers in the upper purple/teal sections and loops in the bottom ones.  The star is from a shirt from each grandpa, the dark from the other grandpa who has been gone a couple years now, the light from one swiped from my husband.  The label is inserted into the western snap pocket from the dark shirt with a ribbon and kite from hubby's shirt.
     

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Gail O in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    This is the quilt I made for my first granddaughter's graduation from the book Bella Bella quilts.  It is my version of NON-paper pieced paper piecing.  My mind just doesn't work backwards, so I break the pattern down into units and then connect them into the wedge segments.  I had my husband cut out plexi template rulers to trim the units.  I started this after Easter and it went together pretty quickly.  SID the borders and the outside of the Xs.  Feathers in the upper purple/teal sections and loops in the bottom ones.  The star is from a shirt from each grandpa, the dark from the other grandpa who has been gone a couple years now, the light from one swiped from my husband.  The label is inserted into the western snap pocket from the dark shirt with a ribbon and kite from hubby's shirt.
     

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Plumpurple in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    This is the quilt I made for my first granddaughter's graduation from the book Bella Bella quilts.  It is my version of NON-paper pieced paper piecing.  My mind just doesn't work backwards, so I break the pattern down into units and then connect them into the wedge segments.  I had my husband cut out plexi template rulers to trim the units.  I started this after Easter and it went together pretty quickly.  SID the borders and the outside of the Xs.  Feathers in the upper purple/teal sections and loops in the bottom ones.  The star is from a shirt from each grandpa, the dark from the other grandpa who has been gone a couple years now, the light from one swiped from my husband.  The label is inserted into the western snap pocket from the dark shirt with a ribbon and kite from hubby's shirt.
     

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from NHDeb in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    This is the quilt I made for my first granddaughter's graduation from the book Bella Bella quilts.  It is my version of NON-paper pieced paper piecing.  My mind just doesn't work backwards, so I break the pattern down into units and then connect them into the wedge segments.  I had my husband cut out plexi template rulers to trim the units.  I started this after Easter and it went together pretty quickly.  SID the borders and the outside of the Xs.  Feathers in the upper purple/teal sections and loops in the bottom ones.  The star is from a shirt from each grandpa, the dark from the other grandpa who has been gone a couple years now, the light from one swiped from my husband.  The label is inserted into the western snap pocket from the dark shirt with a ribbon and kite from hubby's shirt.
     

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from dbams in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    This is the quilt I made for my first granddaughter's graduation from the book Bella Bella quilts.  It is my version of NON-paper pieced paper piecing.  My mind just doesn't work backwards, so I break the pattern down into units and then connect them into the wedge segments.  I had my husband cut out plexi template rulers to trim the units.  I started this after Easter and it went together pretty quickly.  SID the borders and the outside of the Xs.  Feathers in the upper purple/teal sections and loops in the bottom ones.  The star is from a shirt from each grandpa, the dark from the other grandpa who has been gone a couple years now, the light from one swiped from my husband.  The label is inserted into the western snap pocket from the dark shirt with a ribbon and kite from hubby's shirt.
     

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from SWall in I was "forced" to play with Lucey   
    This is the quilt I made for my first granddaughter's graduation from the book Bella Bella quilts.  It is my version of NON-paper pieced paper piecing.  My mind just doesn't work backwards, so I break the pattern down into units and then connect them into the wedge segments.  I had my husband cut out plexi template rulers to trim the units.  I started this after Easter and it went together pretty quickly.  SID the borders and the outside of the Xs.  Feathers in the upper purple/teal sections and loops in the bottom ones.  The star is from a shirt from each grandpa, the dark from the other grandpa who has been gone a couple years now, the light from one swiped from my husband.  The label is inserted into the western snap pocket from the dark shirt with a ribbon and kite from hubby's shirt.
     

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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from Mary Beth in NQR - Asking for Prayers   
    Mary Beth, I am so sorry for your whole family.  I do know what you are and have gone through. 
    About 4 years ago my daughter and SIL had a surprise pregnancy and took a bit to be happy with it.  Then at 14 weeks went for an ultrasound so a friend's daughter could get more practice in the schooling.  That was a Tuesday that became filled with multiple appointments and repeated ultrasounds.  Hope was born on the following Sabbath day.  They were in MD and we were in MN so no time to be there for them.  Since I couldn't do anything for them then, I made a quilted box with a zippered top so they could keep Hope's things in it, her hospital bracelet, etc.  I embroidered a verse for the top and one for the inside of the box cover. 
    May they have peace as they learn to smile again.
     
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    Neher-in-law5 got a reaction from NHDeb in Sharing my excitement!   
    Good for you.  Just a bit more and Lucey will be too.
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    Neher-in-law5 reacted to NHDeb in Sharing my excitement!   
    Just needed to share my excitement that my Lenni is officially all paid off!  Feeling SO blessed this morning!