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    anniemueller reacted to Beachside Quilter in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    Oh WOW, Annie! It's fabulous! I love it all!
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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 reacted to WW Quilter in Kaleidoscope Quilt finished   
    Wow, Annie! This is gorgeous!! I love, love, love the border feathers with the different threads! Awesome job!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from cmkeindl1 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 JenniferBernard 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 Gail O 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 K. Szymaszek 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 dbams 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 reacted to Busy Quilting in changed thread color and tension got too tight   
    Also if it is a shorter spool of Invisifil make sure it is not catching on the top of the thread spool.  I sit the smaller spools on another cone of thread so that the top of the spool is above the thread post.
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    anniemueller reacted to Zora in changed thread color and tension got too tight   
    Make sure the thread isn't tangled around the cone.  Sometimes these very thin threads sort of fall from the cone and end up tangled around themselves.  It causes just what you describe.
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    anniemueller reacted to ffq-lar in changed thread color and tension got too tight   
    Did you unthread all the way to the cone? Sometimes the thread gets inadvertently wrapped twice around a pigtail or the tension spindle center. I've even had top thread fling out and seat itself behind the needle screw and cause tension and breakage issues. Even with a color change, the tension should only need to be slightly tweaked to get to a sweet spot. When you pulled on the thread through the needle was it really hard to pull? Go backwards from there to find where the catching spot is. Pull through each pigtail separately and through the tension assembly. Hoping you've found the problem and are happily quilting again.
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    anniemueller reacted to Primitive1 in changed thread color and tension got too tight   
    Hmmm, must be a bad spool?
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Sheagatzi in Quilting borders - suggestion on resource   
    Linda's book is awesome, my favorite go-to.
     
    I also find a lot of inspiration in Sue Heinz books.  Linda R recommended them one day, so I bought her series of 3 books.  
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    anniemueller got a reaction from ffq-lar in Quilting borders - suggestion on resource   
    Linda's book is awesome, my favorite go-to.
     
    I also find a lot of inspiration in Sue Heinz books.  Linda R recommended them one day, so I bought her series of 3 books.  
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    anniemueller reacted to quiltedsunflower in how to quilt around applique   
    I have Deloa's Appliguide and I love it.  I don't have Bliss and it really makes a difference for me.
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    anniemueller reacted to LindaSteller in how to quilt around applique   
    Annie - I really love outlining appliqué.  There's just a rhythm to it that I find satisfying.  The best way to get the poof is to do some cut-away trapunto, but that makes the outlining a bit more difficult -- dealing with the height difference between the appliqué and the background.  If you're going to do a lot of background fill, you can relax a bit when you're doing your outlining, knowing that you can hide any bobbles when you fill in later.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from JeannieB in how to quilt around applique   
    Thanks everyone for your input.  It is so good to have this forum where we all learn from each other's experience.
     
    I started stitching around the applique last night.  And I'm loving it!   It is so much fun to SID around applique, and that's so weird because I really don't like to do it in straight lines in the seams.   I told my friends I have no interest in makiing any more needle turn applique, but I might have to change that tune and make more, just so I can quilt them!
     
    I can see that this will be a slow process, so it may take a while before you see pics.  I'll keep you posted.
     
    Thanks!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from delld in how to quilt around applique   
    Thanks everyone for your input.  It is so good to have this forum where we all learn from each other's experience.
     
    I started stitching around the applique last night.  And I'm loving it!   It is so much fun to SID around applique, and that's so weird because I really don't like to do it in straight lines in the seams.   I told my friends I have no interest in makiing any more needle turn applique, but I might have to change that tune and make more, just so I can quilt them!
     
    I can see that this will be a slow process, so it may take a while before you see pics.  I'll keep you posted.
     
    Thanks!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Primitive1 in how to quilt around applique   
    Thanks everyone for your input.  It is so good to have this forum where we all learn from each other's experience.
     
    I started stitching around the applique last night.  And I'm loving it!   It is so much fun to SID around applique, and that's so weird because I really don't like to do it in straight lines in the seams.   I told my friends I have no interest in makiing any more needle turn applique, but I might have to change that tune and make more, just so I can quilt them!
     
    I can see that this will be a slow process, so it may take a while before you see pics.  I'll keep you posted.
     
    Thanks!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from ffq-lar in how to quilt around applique   
    Thanks everyone for your input.  It is so good to have this forum where we all learn from each other's experience.
     
    I started stitching around the applique last night.  And I'm loving it!   It is so much fun to SID around applique, and that's so weird because I really don't like to do it in straight lines in the seams.   I told my friends I have no interest in makiing any more needle turn applique, but I might have to change that tune and make more, just so I can quilt them!
     
    I can see that this will be a slow process, so it may take a while before you see pics.  I'll keep you posted.
     
    Thanks!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from dbams in how to quilt around applique   
    Thanks everyone for your input.  It is so good to have this forum where we all learn from each other's experience.
     
    I started stitching around the applique last night.  And I'm loving it!   It is so much fun to SID around applique, and that's so weird because I really don't like to do it in straight lines in the seams.   I told my friends I have no interest in makiing any more needle turn applique, but I might have to change that tune and make more, just so I can quilt them!
     
    I can see that this will be a slow process, so it may take a while before you see pics.  I'll keep you posted.
     
    Thanks!
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    anniemueller reacted to lisae in how to quilt around applique   
    Deloa's Appli-guide is a wonderful tool for outlining appliqué! Although since I got Bliss, I don't need it as much as before. I have that quilt pattern and just love it, Annie! Beautiful appliqué on your part. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!
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    anniemueller reacted to Quilting Heidi in how to quilt around applique   
    I prefer to SID first and then fill.  I didn't find a lot of difference when doing the background fill first.  On the intricate BAQ's I've done I found that the applique needed to be nailed down first.  The last BAQ  I did I did SID, then and echo 1/8" away and filled with small pebbles.  This looked great and really made the applique pop but it took a long time to do.  
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    anniemueller reacted to Primitive1 in how to quilt around applique   
    Annie,
     
    I do ALOT of applique quilts and I found that stabilizing them by SID the blocks and then out lining the applique keeps things lined up and hanging straight., I am guessing you can do any of the above but that is what works best for me....I also enjoy going back and freehanding after I am finished using the ruler...saves the fun part til last....
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    anniemueller reacted to delld in how to quilt around applique   
    Annie, I used Michael's (Circle Lord)push button and the the 48 inch cross hatching boards of several quilts and it's is wonderful. Here is Michael's site showing you how to use them Page down to see all the different quilts.
     
    http://pbtwocrosshatchtemps.blogspot.com/2011/01/circlelord-pushbutton-stystem.html
     
    Here is the quilt I did for a gal Named Michael in our guilt.  there are more photes on flickr!  Good luck!!!
     
    011 by delld1964, on Flickr
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