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Kay Anderson

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  1. Kay, I am excited to tell you that the black and white quilt you did for me won 2nd place in the large traditional quilt category at the Olathe Quilt Guild show in March. There were several comments about your quilting so know your skills are greatly appreciated. Teddie <a href=" title="IMG_1739 by Kamama710, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6109/6851839328_299b4f21fb_c.jpg" width="646" height="800" alt="IMG_1739"></a>[
  2. I found that Judy Allen's book The art of Feather Quilting was a great help. Another method I used was to photo copy one of Judy's designs and put it in a page protector, then trace it with a dry erase marker. Over and over. it does take time.
  3. Amazing design and your quilting looks great to me! Job well done, now don't you feel proud of yourself? You should! WOW
  4. Bringing this to the top with a new twist. The flooring I put down did tend to creep a little on the carpet, and I was having trouble with rolling away from the machine when I leaned way forward. My old chair had locking casters and I didn't get them on the new chair. Hummm, so to solve both problems I added 12' of shelving standard along the middle of the flooring. The wheels of two legs on my chair fit over the shelving standard and ride along the channel. Works like a charm. I have to admitt I stole the idea from the Gammill chair and matt. Did not want to pay that much money and just thought about the problelms untill a cheap solution came to mind. Oh well, that tends to be how I operate! Problem solved!
  5. Stunning!! You are both to be commended! It will be a day to remember.
  6. Yep, you guessed it. I just thought that her piecing was so good, it deserved to stand on it's on. I did the two outer borders in piano keys, didn't think much would stand out on that fabric. The batting was wool and I just loved the defination I got with it. I wonder if anyone would like to purchase that quilting design. It is my original and I sure do like it.
  7. Debbie, thanks for offering me your help. I thought I knew how to do this! Just on a whim I thought I would try it with my old one from webshots. It worked like a charm. I definately think the problem is on flicker.
  8. Please tell me the secret! I've been trying for ages and just can't get there.
  9. Looking good! I know you will be so glad when all is done and you can play!
  10. I draw my designs in AutoCad (I was an engineering Tech. for many years, now retired). Then I make a stencil from the drawing. In this case only a portion of the design was required as it is a polar repeat. Marked the design with a very light blue chalk and stiched it out (with the help of some arc's and rulers, no computer). I do love to do custom design work and have a portfolio of original design stencils I've made in the past 6 years.
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  13. This is a quilt I did for a customer a few weeks ago. The quilting design is my original design. She has put it in a show, but we don't know if it won anything yet. <a href=" title="IMG_1739 by Kamama710, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6109/6851839328_299b4f21fb_s.jpg" width="75" height="75" alt="IMG_1739"></a>
  14. I've had the same problem. Been trying to redo mine for months!
  15. I too have a hand guided system. It isn't very likely I'll ever get it computerized. What I do is an art, even the mistakes add to the overall feel of the work I do. I'm happy with that. So, you have me for company. Quilting is my fun, my escape from the rest of the world. And my customers know what to expect from me.
  16. I've used Janome machines for over 45 years. They are hard to beat!
  17. For anyone wanting to know about my drafting chair. I just got this chair a coulpe of days ago. It has a metal base and a great footrest. The site I purchased it from is below. I searched the internet for over a month to find it! http://www.cymax.com/Office-Star-Chrome-Finish-Economical-Chair-with-Teardrop-Footrest-DC420V-3.htm
  18. Not that I have noticed yet. I used the Pergo brand, it has a foam type backing on it. So far it is great! Be carefull with the brands you buy, they have to be the same as the interlocking channel is different for each brand. It looks like piano keys!
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  20. Good morning my friends! I'm still fine tuning my new studio after our big move from Kansas back to Texas. Love the new place, but. Yeah, the "but" topic. My new studio area has carpet and my chair wouldn't roll on it. So, I needed to come up with a new idea for the floor, without removing the carpet. While roaming around in Lowes I came across some mismatched boxes of laminated flooring for $5.00 a box and had a brain flash, it locks together, and 3 boxes of the 8" x 4' flooring would cover the area in front of my machine. It works great and can be removed if needed. For $15 bucks, I'm a happy camper! Now we will see how long it lasts.
  21. It is so normal for any woman to feel bad about indulging herself with something that brings her pure joy! And isn't that typical of our gender. We spend our entire lives, giving and nurturning life all around us. So here's a thought, if you pour all you are out to others, doesn't it stand to reason that the well runs dry at some point in life? Nurture your creative spirit, God gave you this talent and desire to create to bring you closer to him. Do it! Find joy in your life, you will never be sorry!
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