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    anniemueller got a reaction from gardenslug in How do you feel about Sunbonnet Sue?   
    I just discovered The Sun Sets on Sunbonnet Sue.  I apologize to those who just love SS, but I think this is very funny:
     

     
    Apparently this was made by a group in Kansas in the late 1970's.
     
     
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Sharond in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    Ta Da!  Finally got the sleeve sewn on and hung.  Isn't it pretty?  I love this one, it's hanging in my studio.
     
    It's from the Ricky Tim's Kool Kaleidoscope book.  My guild had a challenge this spring to make kaleidoscope quilts from this book.  It was due in April, I missed that deadline because I love it too much to quilt fast.  Much of the quilting inspiration is from Feather Adventures! by Patsy Thompson.  I really love her hyperquilted feathers, so I went to town with them.
     
    The batting is wool.  Most of the quitling is done with Glide threads on top, Bottom Line or Invisifil in the bobbin.  The outer border was quilted with 3 different colors of thread.  First the outer feathers went on with one color.  Then I changed colors and stitched the next inner designs.  Repeat with the third color and inner most designs.  This made some very heavy back tracking on the spines, which I was ok with for this quilt.
     
    Because this isn't a real big quilt, I chose to SID some of the shapes first, just to stabilize it.  Then I quilted from the inside out.  Of course, the center deisgns went quickly, so I thought I'd be done sooner.  As I got further out, and the quilting got more dense, it took a lot longer.  
     
    I did steam it when done to lay flat.  All it needed was a light steam and hand pressing, I did not need to pin it while drying.  
     








     
    Thanks for looking!  It's so nice to finally post a finished project
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    To all you Patsy Thompson fans out there.....I just discovered that she has a class on Craftsy.  I downloaded and watched the first lesson today.  Fantastic!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    Hi Anne-
     
    The glides I used were rust, teal, light olive, bronze, and mulberry.  I used glide for the feathers and any of the quilting that I wanted to show.  I switched to invisifil for the quilting that was for texture, mostly straight lines and pebbling for fillers.  With pebbling, I do a lot of backtracking and don't want that thread to build up and show, so that's why I choose invisifil.  It's 100 weight, very fine, blends in nicely.
     
    When I first started quilting, I did a lot of practice stitching on scraps from the quilts that I made, so I could really see what the threads look like.  I still do that when in doubt.  For instance, on this quilt, I "auditioned" a lot of color combinations for the outer border before I decided on the trio of rust, bronze and light olive.  By audition, I mean that I stitched a feather motif on a scrap of the cream outer border fabric.  I recently threw that scrap out, it had at least 20 different combinations.  I knew from quilting the small border on the cream fabric, that the colors were going to show and really change the look of the outer border.  
     
    I let the fabrics guide me as far as using the colors.  I only used mulberry in the small cream border next to the floral fabric that has mulberry in it.  I love that color and would love to have used it more, but it would have jumped out if it was too far away from that one fabric.  
     
    I didn't want to stitch around the skinny feathers in the Jinny Beyer fabric, that's got the black background with green and red plumes printed on it.  It's the butts and wedgies of the design (really, those are Ricky Tims terms, not mine.  I'd call them setting triangles, but they aren't really triangles, are they). I wanted to emphasize the flourishing design that the plumes made in the fabric, and ended up using black invisifil to stitch around those stinkin plumes.  The good thing about doing that was it taught me how make skinny feathers.  And I incorporated them into the outer border.
     
    No metallic threads were used here.  I do see now that I didn't have my tension tight enough when I started, so there are some loose stitches in the center.  That may be what you are seeing. 
     

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    anniemueller got a reaction from LibbyG in Log Cabin   
    Love it all.  The feathers are fabulous.  Especially the hearts in pink with feathers all around.  And the straight lines do add a terrific element.
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    anniemueller reacted to LibbyG in Log Cabin   
    A new customer wanted this done for a wedding gift for a relative.  I put the heart design in the corner border and the center.  I thought it would look adorable in all the pink blocks, but she said her grand daughter was marrying a surgeon and she thought it would be too much.  Hey, he could end up being a cardiologist!   Hobbs 80/20 and So Fine and BL.  
     
    I have to thank Heidi and Charlotte for the quilting design.  Normally I would have just feathered all the colors.  But when Charlotte took Heidi's idea and quilted the lines, I loved it.  What a wonderful forum we have!  
     
    Log Cabin by LibbyG7, on Flickr
     
    Log Cabin (2) by LibbyG7, on Flickr
     
    Log Cabin (6) by LibbyG7, on Flickr
     
    Log Cabin (3) by LibbyG7, on Flickr
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    anniemueller got a reaction from cegates in no question is too silly   
    There was a post recently where someone new to quilting asked how to pull the bobbin thread up at the end of stitching.  Several people responded with their favorite techniques.  I've searched for it today and I can't find it.  
     
    I just want to say....I've been quilting with Millie for 5 years now.  After reading those responses, I tried a different way to do this and I'm loving it!  I had been pulling Millie a few inches away to get slack, then going back to the last stitch and positioning the needle very close to it to go down/up to catch that bobbin thread.  Sometimes I pierced the bobbin thread with the needle and created a problem, that occasionally meant I had to rip and restitch.
     
    Don't know why it never occurred to me to do what was recommended in that post.....simply move Millie out a few inches and drop the needle down/up there. Then the last stitch is always where I left it and it's so much easier to do.
     
    So thank you to the newbie who posted the question.  I'm sorry I can't find it to give you proper credit.  And for all of you who have questions that you think are too silly to ask.....they are not silly at all.  Please ask them, we all benefit from it.
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    anniemueller reacted to Lemon Tree Tami in no question is too silly   
    Annie, I'm guessing that I was the newbie who posted that question. The answers and tips are working great too. Love this forum!
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    anniemueller reacted to JenniferBernard in no question is too silly   
    I agree with you! I am glad you found this forum useful!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Bonnie in Ok in no question is too silly   
    There was a post recently where someone new to quilting asked how to pull the bobbin thread up at the end of stitching.  Several people responded with their favorite techniques.  I've searched for it today and I can't find it.  
     
    I just want to say....I've been quilting with Millie for 5 years now.  After reading those responses, I tried a different way to do this and I'm loving it!  I had been pulling Millie a few inches away to get slack, then going back to the last stitch and positioning the needle very close to it to go down/up to catch that bobbin thread.  Sometimes I pierced the bobbin thread with the needle and created a problem, that occasionally meant I had to rip and restitch.
     
    Don't know why it never occurred to me to do what was recommended in that post.....simply move Millie out a few inches and drop the needle down/up there. Then the last stitch is always where I left it and it's so much easier to do.
     
    So thank you to the newbie who posted the question.  I'm sorry I can't find it to give you proper credit.  And for all of you who have questions that you think are too silly to ask.....they are not silly at all.  Please ask them, we all benefit from it.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from GMALKB in no question is too silly   
    There was a post recently where someone new to quilting asked how to pull the bobbin thread up at the end of stitching.  Several people responded with their favorite techniques.  I've searched for it today and I can't find it.  
     
    I just want to say....I've been quilting with Millie for 5 years now.  After reading those responses, I tried a different way to do this and I'm loving it!  I had been pulling Millie a few inches away to get slack, then going back to the last stitch and positioning the needle very close to it to go down/up to catch that bobbin thread.  Sometimes I pierced the bobbin thread with the needle and created a problem, that occasionally meant I had to rip and restitch.
     
    Don't know why it never occurred to me to do what was recommended in that post.....simply move Millie out a few inches and drop the needle down/up there. Then the last stitch is always where I left it and it's so much easier to do.
     
    So thank you to the newbie who posted the question.  I'm sorry I can't find it to give you proper credit.  And for all of you who have questions that you think are too silly to ask.....they are not silly at all.  Please ask them, we all benefit from it.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in no question is too silly   
    There was a post recently where someone new to quilting asked how to pull the bobbin thread up at the end of stitching.  Several people responded with their favorite techniques.  I've searched for it today and I can't find it.  
     
    I just want to say....I've been quilting with Millie for 5 years now.  After reading those responses, I tried a different way to do this and I'm loving it!  I had been pulling Millie a few inches away to get slack, then going back to the last stitch and positioning the needle very close to it to go down/up to catch that bobbin thread.  Sometimes I pierced the bobbin thread with the needle and created a problem, that occasionally meant I had to rip and restitch.
     
    Don't know why it never occurred to me to do what was recommended in that post.....simply move Millie out a few inches and drop the needle down/up there. Then the last stitch is always where I left it and it's so much easier to do.
     
    So thank you to the newbie who posted the question.  I'm sorry I can't find it to give you proper credit.  And for all of you who have questions that you think are too silly to ask.....they are not silly at all.  Please ask them, we all benefit from it.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Gail O in no question is too silly   
    There was a post recently where someone new to quilting asked how to pull the bobbin thread up at the end of stitching.  Several people responded with their favorite techniques.  I've searched for it today and I can't find it.  
     
    I just want to say....I've been quilting with Millie for 5 years now.  After reading those responses, I tried a different way to do this and I'm loving it!  I had been pulling Millie a few inches away to get slack, then going back to the last stitch and positioning the needle very close to it to go down/up to catch that bobbin thread.  Sometimes I pierced the bobbin thread with the needle and created a problem, that occasionally meant I had to rip and restitch.
     
    Don't know why it never occurred to me to do what was recommended in that post.....simply move Millie out a few inches and drop the needle down/up there. Then the last stitch is always where I left it and it's so much easier to do.
     
    So thank you to the newbie who posted the question.  I'm sorry I can't find it to give you proper credit.  And for all of you who have questions that you think are too silly to ask.....they are not silly at all.  Please ask them, we all benefit from it.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from ffq-lar in Cute and easy overall design   
    Yep, the ribbon makes it sing.  Way cool.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from delld in no question is too silly   
    There was a post recently where someone new to quilting asked how to pull the bobbin thread up at the end of stitching.  Several people responded with their favorite techniques.  I've searched for it today and I can't find it.  
     
    I just want to say....I've been quilting with Millie for 5 years now.  After reading those responses, I tried a different way to do this and I'm loving it!  I had been pulling Millie a few inches away to get slack, then going back to the last stitch and positioning the needle very close to it to go down/up to catch that bobbin thread.  Sometimes I pierced the bobbin thread with the needle and created a problem, that occasionally meant I had to rip and restitch.
     
    Don't know why it never occurred to me to do what was recommended in that post.....simply move Millie out a few inches and drop the needle down/up there. Then the last stitch is always where I left it and it's so much easier to do.
     
    So thank you to the newbie who posted the question.  I'm sorry I can't find it to give you proper credit.  And for all of you who have questions that you think are too silly to ask.....they are not silly at all.  Please ask them, we all benefit from it.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Lemon Tree Tami in no question is too silly   
    There was a post recently where someone new to quilting asked how to pull the bobbin thread up at the end of stitching.  Several people responded with their favorite techniques.  I've searched for it today and I can't find it.  
     
    I just want to say....I've been quilting with Millie for 5 years now.  After reading those responses, I tried a different way to do this and I'm loving it!  I had been pulling Millie a few inches away to get slack, then going back to the last stitch and positioning the needle very close to it to go down/up to catch that bobbin thread.  Sometimes I pierced the bobbin thread with the needle and created a problem, that occasionally meant I had to rip and restitch.
     
    Don't know why it never occurred to me to do what was recommended in that post.....simply move Millie out a few inches and drop the needle down/up there. Then the last stitch is always where I left it and it's so much easier to do.
     
    So thank you to the newbie who posted the question.  I'm sorry I can't find it to give you proper credit.  And for all of you who have questions that you think are too silly to ask.....they are not silly at all.  Please ask them, we all benefit from it.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Neher-in-law5 in no question is too silly   
    There was a post recently where someone new to quilting asked how to pull the bobbin thread up at the end of stitching.  Several people responded with their favorite techniques.  I've searched for it today and I can't find it.  
     
    I just want to say....I've been quilting with Millie for 5 years now.  After reading those responses, I tried a different way to do this and I'm loving it!  I had been pulling Millie a few inches away to get slack, then going back to the last stitch and positioning the needle very close to it to go down/up to catch that bobbin thread.  Sometimes I pierced the bobbin thread with the needle and created a problem, that occasionally meant I had to rip and restitch.
     
    Don't know why it never occurred to me to do what was recommended in that post.....simply move Millie out a few inches and drop the needle down/up there. Then the last stitch is always where I left it and it's so much easier to do.
     
    So thank you to the newbie who posted the question.  I'm sorry I can't find it to give you proper credit.  And for all of you who have questions that you think are too silly to ask.....they are not silly at all.  Please ask them, we all benefit from it.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from ffq-lar in "Sampler by committee" quilt   
    Those pebbles do something amazing for this quilt.  Love it!
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    anniemueller reacted to mestuart in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    awsome quilt,  love everything about it.
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    anniemueller reacted to mamu in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    I don't know how you managed to come up with all of those different design elements and threads to go with them!  I love all of the colored threads, texture and designs.... one of my fav's for sure 
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    anniemueller reacted to LibbyG in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    I'm going to have to get my Patsy Thompson DVD out and look at it again, because your work is gorgeous.
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    anniemueller reacted to Busy Quilting in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    I love it.
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    anniemueller reacted to Ruthy67 in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    Very nice use of Patsy Thompson's feathers.  I have her DVDs also.  Great job.  The whole quilt is beautifully quilted.
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    anniemueller reacted to maggienoella in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    wowsa!  That's one gorgeous quilt!
    Joan
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    anniemueller reacted to Queenanne in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    A truly lovely quilting job and I love your colours!
    I'm interested in learning more about choosing thread colours. Some of yours look metallic? Would you mind sharing which Glide colours you used and your thought process on your choices?
    Still learning, Anne
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