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    Dyan reacted to delld in She was only 95!   
    Last year I have Liz a couple of charm packs for her 95th birthday. Last week she came over and said it took her a year to figure out what to do. So for her 96th birthday I quilted her quilt today using Quilt Path on Frannie Ann, my Millie. The panto design is Fresco by Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz!
    20160713_181932 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    Thanks for looking.
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    Dyan reacted to RoseCity Quilter in Four! Judy Niemeyer Leaf Series   
    This is one of my own. Pattern is called Four and is by Judy Niemeyer. Fabrics are Tula Pink's Eden.
    Four! Leaf Series by -RoseCity Quilter-
    Four! Leaf Series by -RoseCity Quilter-
    Four! Leaf Series by -RoseCity Quilter-
    Four! Leaf Series by -RoseCity Quilter-
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    Dyan reacted to Sheagatzi in Modern dresden style quilt   
    Not one to post pics much, but I'm posting two I recently completed...
    I've been working on some customs lately -  here is a smaller one that was a lot of fun to work on!   It is actually made of christmas fabrics.   I ditched around each of the wheels and then densely quilted the white space to make the dresden wheels pop.   It was a fun one to work on!    

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    Dyan reacted to sdaurio in First Vintage Quilt Quilted   
    I quilted my first vintage quilt and I have to say I'm quite smitten.  This quilt was found in a shop in Galena IL for $20.   I quilted this and it will be donated to the Sage Cancer Center here in IL.  I really need to find one of these for me.  A friend of mine donated this quilt top for quilts that we were making for a charity quilt drive.    
    I learned a few things on this quilt.  I need to let go of the marking and ruler training wheels.   I found that if I just used registration marks and my ruler, I actually did better than marking and using a ruler.  That a lesson that will take a while, I was more than 1/2 way through when I learned that and it's going to be a hard one to let go.  And finally I used a sateen backing on this one for the first time, but it sure won't be the last.  It's so so soft I can hardly believe it.  
    I was never a big fan of 30s reproduction fabrics, but I bet there are more than 60 different fabrics in this quilt and I really want to learn more about the fabrics.   I really need to find one of these for me!!! I want one, why can't I find these great things at the shops????  I think I've got a picture of almost all the fabrics, how do I go about finding out about these fabrics?  Are they reproductions?  Are they really from the 30's?  I need to know but have no idea how to find out.   
    More detailed pictures posted at http://suedaurio.blogspot.com/2015/05/dresden-plates-on-mothers-day.html

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    Dyan reacted to Sheagatzi in How perfect does it have to be...( a bit of a rant)   
    Thanks for all the suggestions.   I  quilted yesterday and today again,  I quietly tiptoed to Milllie,  stroked her neck...whispered sweet nothings and started on a new quilt.
    No really.   I quilted two quilts.   I used the same bobbin thread (so fine, self wound)   and this time Glide thread, rather than Magnifico.   The only difference I can tell between the Glide and Magnifico is the way they come off the cone -  one comes off clockwise, and one comes off counterclockwise.    I am wondering if that is the culprit?   
    Anyways,  the Glide combination was beautiful -  I didn't adjust the tension at all.   No problems whatsoever.   I'm stumped!
    I patted her just now, and told her 'good girl'.  LOL 
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    Dyan reacted to Lemon Tree Tami in Quilt guild presentation on longarm quilting   
    Tonight one of the guilds that I belong to had me do a short presentation on longarm quilting. I was a little nervous but had so much fun talking about our favorite mode of quilting. To make things easier I brought quilt samples as well as a little handout that talked about the history of longarms, types of quilting (panto, custom, heirloom etc) along with pictures of my Freddie and tips on how to prepare a quilt for your longarm quilter. At the break I had two people come up to me and place their orders to get their quilt done. Yay! And the handout has my contact info for anyone who later decides to get something quilted. I'm feeling quite optimistic now. 
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    Dyan reacted to pumpkinpatchquilter in Kaleidescope Quilted With Pebbles and Lines   
    Super happy with how this one turned out!  I was channeling Judi Madsen with her wonderful geometric lines and fills.  Of course not to the degree as most of her pieces, but I am really thrilled with the look!
    22316_971315146215072_1412969465615237459_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr
    11097998_971315476215039_8232632037635003107_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr
    11150653_971315352881718_5009834204732707675_n by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr
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    Dyan reacted to Janette in Hello again, photos too..   
    Its been a while since I have been here and youve probably all forgotten me, I have been busy quilting full time now, but thought you might like to see a couple of photos, i have also been playing around with bindings too lately.
    This is a pattern using the quickcurve ruler

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    Dyan reacted to DawnCavanaugh in Troubleshoot my vertical stitch?   
    That is commonly referred to as a "walking stitch". It happens when the needle deflects slightly left and right as you push the machine away. If you've already turned your needle eye closer to 6:30, then check the height of the hopping foot. Turn the fly wheel by hand until the needle is at the lowest position. Then slide a single business card underneath from all sides. You should feel slight friction on all sides. If the foot is not level, or is too high, those walking stitches become more pronounced because the fabric sandwich isn't held tightly between the foot and the needle plate at the instant the stitch forms.

    Here's how to adjust the foot if necessary:
    Hopping foot adjust.pdf
    If the foot isn't level, then remove the needle. insert a flat blade screwdriver inside the foot from the top (where the needle used to be. Put the tip of the screwdriver under the low side of the foot, and then gently press down on the handle of the screwdriver while the other end rests on the other top edge of the foot. This will force the screwdriver tip up, thereby bending the foot back in place. Use gentle pressure, and then re-check the foot. Repeat if needed.
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    Dyan reacted to qltnbe in Charity quilt   
    This quilt started out to be a crayon challenge quilt.  I picked a blue and a green crayon.  Bought the fabric and then didn't do the challenge.  So, decided to use up the  fabric for a charity quilt for the guild.  I just took it off the long arm and I tried something different in each stripe.   I was trying to figure out how to get you to my flickr account, but can't so I am going to post a few pictures here of some of the things I did in each stripe. 

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    Dyan reacted to Oma in Oriental Shadow Box quilt finished   
    Yay!  Another one!  I finished this top back in 2012 and now it's quilted.  I used the Ribbons CL board again (isn't it just the most perfect board?) with gold Glide thread on the top and black on the back.  The fabrics are oriental themed fabrics with a lot of metallic running through them.  Very rich looking in person.  My husband even commented on how pretty he thinks this one is.  Especially the cranes on the back.  I've got another one ready for the frame tomorrow if I can keep up my momentum and my allergy medicine holds up. 

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    Dyan reacted to JustSewSimple in cost of quilting   
    Well, stashes are nice but they will eventually go away. Quilting is an EXPENSIVE hobby/job! Unfortunately, we are the only ones who see it that way. Customers and "Joe off the street" think we can make an entire quilt for 40-50$ and we can do it overnight.
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    Dyan reacted to CindyT in Eureka Quilt took a loooooooooong time to quilt   
    I thought I was never going to get done with this customer quilt, but I finished it yesterday.  It is 100" x 118" and has five So Fine thread colors, Hobbs 80/20 batting, 4 different types  of feathers, cross hatching, lots of SID, etc.  I had a hard time trying to figure out what to quilt.   I used an idea HeidiM had posted a few years back with making the trees around the center, and the rest I drew out myself.  The bendable ruler sure came in handy for the spines of the feathers in different areas (thank Linda Rech for that idea a few years back, too).  This forum has been so helpful that I don't know what I would have done without it and the invaluable information that others so graciously share.  Big thanks again to forum members and APQS for this forum!  Thanks for looking!

    Eurekafull by chrometopquilts, on Flickr

    Eurekacorner by chrometopquilts, on Flickr

    Eurekacenter by chrometopquilts, on Flickr

    Eurekatop by chrometopquilts, on Flickr
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    Dyan reacted to caryas in Rhapsody Quilt Finished   
    Hi all,
    I just finished this quilt for a customer and wanted to share some pictures with people what know what went into this one!

    I used two layers of batting, cotton and wool and all Glide silk thread.
    I think it turned out just beautiful!
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    Dyan reacted to CrazyAboutQuilting in Cardinal Quilt   
    My MIL has always had a special love for cardinals.  When I was on the Minnesota Shop Hop in August, I saw a gorgeous cardinal quilt hanging on the wall in one shop.  I kept going back to admire it and finally decided that I needed to buy the kit and make it for my MIL for Xmas.....and then I noticed that there was only 1 kit left so I grabbed it.  Anyway, it wasn't quite large enough for her double bed so I found some coordinating fabric and added an extra border.  I am so happy with how it turned out and my MIL loves it.  She had no idea that I was making this for her so that made it even more special.  She called me again today to thank me for it.  She said I don't need to give her any presents for years and years because this is the best present she has ever gotten and she loves it.     And that's why we quilters do what we do, isn't it?  Anyway, I hope you enjoy the pictures.
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    Dyan reacted to Sharonarooni in Chevron baby quilt for Christmas DONE! Whew!   
    Hi, Everyone, 
     I have been long absent for a while. Work has been a real bear this season and I have hardly had time to breathe let alone quilt. But!!!! I have lurked as time allowed and seen some beautiful work. You all never cease to inspire.  :0)
      Here is a baby quilt I am finishing for a Christmas/welcome to the world present. The pattern is from Kay Bell's blog. It is the second one I have made and I love it for a baby quilt. Perfect size and room to quilt. :0) I finally tried some areas in non-regulated stitch mode. Whhhopppeee!!! Who knew it would be so FUN!!! Why did I wait so long?   
    url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillyewe/11503383516/][/url] IMG_1617 by sillyewe, on Flickr   url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/sillyewe/11503348104/][/url] IMG_1616 by sillyewe, on Flickr  
      Have a beautiful rest of your Sunday!  :0) Sharon
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    Dyan reacted to yankiequilter in It was a very good week   
    My guild's quilt show was this past Thursday through Saturday.  The guild is located in a town with a population of less than 13,000, but there are three quilt shops and many very talented and creative quilters in the area.  There were approximately 300 quilts and quilted items entered in the show and we had an NQA judge for the show.
    I worked in the Judging room Monday through Wednesday and am awed by the process and wish I could have been in the judge's head when she was contemplating over some of the quilts and awards.  One of the quilted entries was a 3D village with buildings and trees and roads and signs, absolutely amazing.
    I am thrilled to have received two honorable mention and one second place ribbon on quilts that I entered and there were three quilts that I quilted for other individuals that also had ribbons.  The most amazing and humbling thing is that one of my quilts was chosen as the judge's choice.  I did not fully understand the significance of receiving this ribbon until I observed the entire judging process and I am honored to be the recipient.
    The pictures show the quilts hanging at the show in one of the country fairgrounds buildings, and the lighting is terrible.
    Buckeye Beauty was made to satisfy those in my quilty group who love '30s reproduction fabrics. 
    Blocks in the Victory Quilt were made by each of the other 11 members in my quilty group.  We passed our boxes from person to person each month, and at the end of the year we got our box back with the completed blocks.  I added a couple of extra blocks and assembled the quilt.  Blocks are from Eleanor Burns' Victory Quilts book.
    Oh My Stars is Judy Martin's pattern, Kyoto Gardens.  I was the project lead and quilted this quilt and the members of my quilty group participated in making the quilt, and it will be my guild's 2014 raffle quilt.
    Confetti is an original design that I started to teach myself paper piecing.  Long story..... it sat for quite a while, and I finished the quilting last year.
    Thanks for looking, I hope that I haven't bored you with all the details. 

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    Dyan reacted to delld in DWR FInished   
    Just finished the DWR quilt Linda R helped me with the quilting design. I love how it turned out.  It is 90 by 100 inches!
    001 by delld1964, on Flickr   There are more pictures on Flickr   Thanks for looking!
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    Dyan reacted to Anne from Guam in Red dot quilt   
    I know you guys are getting tired of all these modern quilts that I post but here's one more.
    My customer described what she wanted and this is it!
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    Dyan reacted to pumpkinpatchquilter in Feather Swirl :)   
    Wheew!  It's been a busy couple of weeks!  The good news is I'm booked almost all the way through October with more quilts in the works to be added to the schedule.  I'm learning to schedule in time for ME! 
    I finished up this late last night - the owner asked for something similar to Judy from Green Fairy Quilts feather swirl design.  It's not identical, but this is my version...and she seems very happy so that's what matters to me!  LOL    Tonight I load up a gorgeous custom that I'm super excited to get started on...very simple colors and design but the quilting is going to be intricate and fun!  
    DSCN3939 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr   DSCN3942 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr   DSCN3945 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr  
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    Dyan reacted to Tamarack in Bargello   
    My client Gail sent me this quilt top to finish for her.  When I got her box in the mail and saw she sent me a bargello quilt I was so excited. I love bargello quilts and they are so fun to quilt.  This is a small lap quilt and the pattern is called 'Links'.  I quilted swirls in the purple fabrics, feathers in the green/yellow fabrics to give the two areas different texture and just quilted a line along the black fabric squares to divide the areas.   Gail was thrilled with the quilting which makes me very happy!

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    Dyan reacted to rlhdesigns in Fantastic Thursdays???   
    I'm working on a cross stitch quilt for a customer that I will finish this weekend.   It is larger then a queen and taking me forever,  I think my eyes are startiong to cross.   Will post more photos when finished.............      
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    Dyan reacted to lisae in Fair Winner!   
    My Chocolate Bunnies quilt won Best of Show at the Elko County Fair! It also won best hand appliqué! I'm so excited! I've won ribbons at the fair before, but never the coveted purple ribbon!

    Chocolate Bunnies Best of Show by Lisa Eichelberger, on Flickr
    Chubby Chicks won a blue ribbon, too!

    Chubby Chicks 1st Place Ribbon by Lisa Eichelberger, on Flickr
    And this little Christmas stocking quilt won a red (2nd place) ribbon! Great fair weekend!

    Christmas Stockings 2nd Place Ribbon by Lisa Eichelberger, on Flickr
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    Dyan reacted to rlhdesigns in A Little Fun Custom Leap Frog   
    This was a fun little custom quilt which I had free range to quilt anythig I wanted......   So I did a little bit of everything in the sampler blocks.   Again I used wool batting,  So Fine top and bottom. 
    I have a very hoppy customer IoWay,  she loves it.
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    Dyan reacted to Lemon Tree Tami in Quilted my first quilt on a rental   
    As part of my machine research I was able to rent time on a Gammill Vision 22" longarm on Thursday. I didn't have to take a class before renting time as the dealer has quite a few LAers working who all help you out as you need it. I learned how to load the backing and then floated the top. The only work from the front of the machine was to baste the quilt and then I opted to use a very large abstract pantograph to quilt it.
    I really liked it and loved the dealer who is only 45 minutes away and offers lots of training to all her customers. But I'm still not ready to make such a huge decision without doing more research. Next on my list is to make the 3 hour drive to take a class on a Millennium. At least now I have more of an idea of what to look for. The one thing I do know is that I'm excited about this and can't wait to do some more quilting now. Also I know that I want a larger machine than the 22" and I may really want a computerized system. (I was impressed by all the things you can do with designing on the computer system.)
    I just had to share my excitement.  :-)