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  1. Love your story and your Farmers Wife quilt is beautiful!! The kitty is pretty nice too.
  2. I say, if you want it and can afford it, go for it! This is something that would give you pleasure and you deserve it, whether you are going to quilt for others or not. As far as whether or not to sell the IQ with it and get a new one, I think I would just transfer the IQ you have if you have the version you want and the newer motors. Just about any of our husband's toys these days can cost up to 80,000 whether its a boat or a camper or a pickup and they deserve to enjoy too. What have we all worked for!
  3. I'm itching to teach my 6 yr old grandson to sew... Really neat story Shana!
  4. Love your quilt Tammy! You must be a natural at deciding on what to quilt where. It's always a problem for me....
  5. You will love IQ girls. I added IQ July 2016 and wonder why I didn't do it sooner!
  6. I really like this forum. I have learned so much from all of you and continue to learn! I have been frustrated with yahoo forums due to them getting hacked so much, so am a little leery of those. I got started on FB before an all school reunion and it is great to get in touch with old friends, but it can be overwhelming to keep up with. I really do enjoy the specific FB forums I have joined. Am kind of re-obsessed with Singer Featherweights, (I'm currently experiencing a second Featherweight frenzy), and I check in with an IQ FB forum quite often. It's almost too much, all of the information out there now. Mary Beth, I'll be checking out your page!
  7. So your sayin' there's still a chance.....
  8. Connie, Thanks for posting this. You always have great information for us. So glad you and Millie are okay!
  9. So very sad. I am praying for her husband and sons and grandchildren. Just breaks my heart. Yes, I too learned so very much from her, especially sewing clothes which I used to do before I became a quilter. I just have a huge knot in my stomach...
  10. Shana, I'm with Linda on this. Remember all of the super happy customers you quilt for and let that bad apple go!!
  11. That is absolutely beautiful!! Wish I could quilt like that!
  12. I had a very good customer ask if I would donate quilting on a quilt of valor quilt she was doing for her guild. She also had one for her brother who is a veteran which she expected to pay me for, but I donated that one too. She was tickled and so was I. I like to contribute once in a while.
  13. Just did a "limp" quilt myself. Customer did not want batting so I did as requested. The back looked great but the front needed batting to fill the quilting design. Will refuse this request next time.
  14. Thanks so much. Waves in the ocean is just what I was going for... Robin in MT
  15. Very pretty. It would have been a shame to have never finished it.
  16. I dream of being able to quilt like that! Beautiful.
  17. Very nice. Don't you love it when a quilting plan comes together!
  18. This is so precious. I love to give "quilt hugs" when people need them and this one is priceless. Beautiful quilting and such a neat way to pull the orphan blocks together. Especially love your ghost tulips. It will be such a special quilt for her.
  19. Thanks again everybody. Just a note, the quilt was actually 114 1/4 x 100 before quilting and after quilting it is 112 x 98 1/2. I figured it would shrink up a bit with the quilting. The "Ripples" panto was a medium to large density pattern. 100% cotton batting (preshrunk). Now that I have made it king sized the hard way, I know how I could have done it a lot easier, so Betsy if you need to make a king size and don't want to do it by adding borders, give me a holler.
  20. Thanks so much. The quilt is 114 x 100. I wanted it big enough to drape on the sides and also to allow a little for shrinkage when it gets washed. I did preshrink my Hobbs cotton batting but did not preshrink the batiks so we'll see how that goes someday... And Cagey, something that goes with my green walls was just what I was going for. The wall color is called pale opal and I love it, but it Is not the easiest color to find coordinates for, even with all the fabric out there in the world. Isn't it amazing how many colors of a color there are?? I love the movement on this quilt pattern, too. I live by a huge lake and I was thinking of water with a little sand and grass when choosing my colors. My husband's response when he saw it on the bed the first time was "it's crooked." See what I deal with in my life everyday? Gotta love'em. Robin in MT
  21. Just off my quilt frame this week, "Surf Song" bargello. From the book Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright. Needed a king size quilt for my bed and instead of adding borders to make a king sized "Surf Song" I kept building the bargello to the edges. I quilted it with IQ and the panto Ripples by Lorien Quilting. I will make coordinating batik pillowcases and of course still need to bind the beast!! Robin in MT
  22. What an absolutely gorgeous quilt, both the piecing and the quilting. I love the idea of a special quilt for the bed of a resident who has passed away. God bless you!
  23. I think a flower the size of the pink one in the lower left hand corner of your first picture would be a nice size. Just my humble opinion.... Robin in MT
  24. Great job on your first quilt! I especially love the borders. Robin in MT
  25. "I just stitched a grid and filled it with continuous curves" easy for you to say and do! Not for me...maybe I'll see if IQ can do it for me????? I know I am a cheater! Robin in MT
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