Front Porch Quilting

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    Front Porch Quilting reacted to Primitive1 in semi custom   
    Eileenfast, funny I just finished quilting one of those but I did end up doing custom on it...here are some pics....



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    Front Porch Quilting reacted to Marie0722 in Grandmother's Flower Garden   
    Usually I am my own worst critic but I finished a quilt for a customer last week that I am really happy with. It is a king size Grandmother's Flower Garden, all hand pieced. Every flower is made up of seven different fabrics, and every fabric was only used once in the quilt. There are a few repeats in the green background but not in the flowers. She worked on it on and off for five years, and she must have collected every basic fabric out there for the last 20 years. It was so much fun quilting the flowers and looking at all the different fabrics, recognizing many of them. She asked me to "make the flowers look like flowers", and I think I did


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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Applique quilt   
    Wow Heidi! Well worth the wait! Stunning
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from Mary Beth in NQR - Asking for Prayers   
    So sorry to hear this Mary Beth.  You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.  No one could ever understand this, only trust!  Hugs coming your way
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Twins and news   
    Congrats on your retirement....I am green right now!!!  Those babies...can we say adorable+++such a fabulous picture!!!!  So love that age  Enjoy retirement and your precious grands
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from LibbyG in The Storytellers   
    WOW JUST WOW LIBBY!
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from debraquilts in Intelliquilter vs Quilt Path   
    love my IQ.  cant say anything bad, so many great features.  Easy to learn.  Only problems that I had was beginner OPERATER error ha ha
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from aktbone in Intelliquilter vs Quilt Path   
    love my IQ.  cant say anything bad, so many great features.  Easy to learn.  Only problems that I had was beginner OPERATER error ha ha
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from delld in Look What I FOUND!!!   
    how cute!  santa always knows!
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    Front Porch Quilting reacted to Sheri Butler in A NEW VENTURE IS UNDER WAY FOR ME.....   
    I was contacted by a company to design quilting templates for long-arm, mid-arm and short-arm machines.
     
    It is in the pre-planning stages, but, if all goes...I will let all you template users here, have first shot at some new designs!!!
     
    I am shooting for Very Reasonably Priced templates, with top grade plastic,.. and they've agreed to the lowest shipping rates with no extra fees!
     
    Fingers crossed!
     
    Being Centrally located in the U.S. will help everyone with shipping costs too!!!
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from RoseCity Quilter in Colleen's Japanese Fan Quilt   
    Another pretty one Ardelle.  Wonder if JN knows how many patterns you must sell for her??? lol
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from RoseCity Quilter in Cactus Rose Quilt   
    Love to see what you come up with on these jn's!  wonderful
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from RoseCity Quilter in My Mom's Bali Wedding Star Quilt   
    totally awesome!!!!
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from ffq-lar in Latest quilts   
    love it Linda, as I do all of your work!
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from LibbyG in Best of Show - Autumn Glory   
    yeah Libby! beautiful
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    Front Porch Quilting 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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    Front Porch Quilting reacted to Sheagatzi in Traditional quilt with a modern flair   
    This one was a biggie  83 x 104 and I was pretty intimidated at first.  
    Thankfully she came to me because she wanted more a modern style than traditional, so I took a deep breath and started.  
    There are more photos on my blog...just wanted to share.
     I'm pretty proud of how much I have learned and progressed!  
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from Barbara Conquest in MQS in Cedar Rapids   
    I'm going Friday and Saturday!  Yeah, I will be ready for some quilty fun as we are moving our shop this week and I can say that is definitely NO fun!  Hope to see some of you there!     Sheri Butler!
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from Laura Farnham in Tye Dye Wholecloth,....   
    Yummy Laura!  Miss you!
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from Bonnie H in Christmas craft fair   
    wine and fabric! who could want anything more  
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from Gail O in Christmas craft fair   
    wine and fabric! who could want anything more  
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from LibbyG in Log Cabin   
    wonderful!  love it!!!!
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    Front Porch Quilting got a reaction from Marti10245 in Rating an iron   
    have an olisio (yellow) and love it!
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    Front Porch Quilting reacted to meg in Texas Hold'em question   
    Hi Darlene...
    I'm wondering if you could clarify one thing for me?
    To remove all tension from the backing, Are you pinning the backing to the belly bar & releasing the brake or are you only pinning the backing to the take up roller and using the magnetic bars for tension?
    Thanks Darlene!
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    Front Porch Quilting reacted to ffq-lar in Not another Glacier Star...yes, another one   
    I think this is Glacier Star number seven that I've quilted since a local JN class last year. All were "the same but different" so I never got bored. This customer used fabrics from a jelly roll pack for all but the larger pieces/background. The instructor told her it wouldn't work, but she was happy to prove the instructor wrong.
    The fabric requirements for JN quilts are notorious for being very (shall we say) "generous" and I've heard that complaint from every customer--that they had enough fabric left over to almost make another quilt.
    Thanks for looking!