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    anniemueller got a reaction from lindasewsit in Little Monsters in Pink   
    Here's my latest project.  It's a Little Monsters quilt in pink for a nephew.  His mother assured me that pink is really his favorite color, so I picked the most manly shade of pink I could find for the background.  The monsters and the circles in the main body are all fusible web applique with lots of trapunto.  Minkee on the back with a thick poly batting.  Quilting is fairly light, mostly outlining the applique shapes to pop the trapunto.  
     
    It's my hope that he plays hard with it, and it gets washed until it falls apart, which I'm sure it will do eventually.  If it makes him smile I'll be happy.  :-)))
     



     
    Thanks for looking.
    Happy 4th!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from micajah in Little Monsters in Pink   
    Here's my latest project.  It's a Little Monsters quilt in pink for a nephew.  His mother assured me that pink is really his favorite color, so I picked the most manly shade of pink I could find for the background.  The monsters and the circles in the main body are all fusible web applique with lots of trapunto.  Minkee on the back with a thick poly batting.  Quilting is fairly light, mostly outlining the applique shapes to pop the trapunto.  
     
    It's my hope that he plays hard with it, and it gets washed until it falls apart, which I'm sure it will do eventually.  If it makes him smile I'll be happy.  :-)))
     



     
    Thanks for looking.
    Happy 4th!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from HeidiP in Sports Quilt for Donation   
    I took a number of quilts made by my friends when I bought Millie in 2009, to "practice".  Here's one that got lost in the piles.  Someone else put the top together.  The blocks are hand appliqued.  I did a quick outline of the sports balls, and put Sue Patten's Dancing Flames freehand meander around them.  The back is flannel, the batting is a thin 80/20 Hobbs cotton/poly blend.  Superior Sew Fine thread.
     


     
    Thanks for looking.
    Happy 4th!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Little Monsters in Pink   
    Here's my latest project.  It's a Little Monsters quilt in pink for a nephew.  His mother assured me that pink is really his favorite color, so I picked the most manly shade of pink I could find for the background.  The monsters and the circles in the main body are all fusible web applique with lots of trapunto.  Minkee on the back with a thick poly batting.  Quilting is fairly light, mostly outlining the applique shapes to pop the trapunto.  
     
    It's my hope that he plays hard with it, and it gets washed until it falls apart, which I'm sure it will do eventually.  If it makes him smile I'll be happy.  :-)))
     



     
    Thanks for looking.
    Happy 4th!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from dramaqueenB in Little Monsters in Pink   
    Here's my latest project.  It's a Little Monsters quilt in pink for a nephew.  His mother assured me that pink is really his favorite color, so I picked the most manly shade of pink I could find for the background.  The monsters and the circles in the main body are all fusible web applique with lots of trapunto.  Minkee on the back with a thick poly batting.  Quilting is fairly light, mostly outlining the applique shapes to pop the trapunto.  
     
    It's my hope that he plays hard with it, and it gets washed until it falls apart, which I'm sure it will do eventually.  If it makes him smile I'll be happy.  :-)))
     



     
    Thanks for looking.
    Happy 4th!
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Bonnie in Ok in Easier Machine Movement   
    Wax is not recommended on Bliss.  
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    anniemueller got a reaction from dbustle in Easier Machine Movement   
    Wax the rails.  If it didn't come with micro-drive handles, you need to add those.  You'll get better control with your hands closer to the needle, using the micro-drive handles.  If it has Glide, turn that on.  It's a little black knob on the front panel of the machine head.  Just turn it to the right to turn it on.  It works with the stitch regulator on, but the needle will not stop when the machine stops, so you have to get used to that.
     
    When you can, upgrade to Bliss.  Bliss makes moving Millie soooooo much easier.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from gkazee in Easier Machine Movement   
    Wax the rails.  If it didn't come with micro-drive handles, you need to add those.  You'll get better control with your hands closer to the needle, using the micro-drive handles.  If it has Glide, turn that on.  It's a little black knob on the front panel of the machine head.  Just turn it to the right to turn it on.  It works with the stitch regulator on, but the needle will not stop when the machine stops, so you have to get used to that.
     
    When you can, upgrade to Bliss.  Bliss makes moving Millie soooooo much easier.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from delld in Emma Jo's MIL Quilt   
    Wow.  Your quilting is gorgeous!
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    anniemueller reacted to delld in Emma Jo's MIL Quilt   
    Emma Jo asked me to quit this quilt that her MIL pieced the Dresden Plates by hand in the 1930's. We chose to use the designs that Christy Dillion of My Creative Stitches made Spring Sunrise Set and the Promise DWR Melon with Quit Path. I used Myrna Ficken's pinched square to do the blades of the plates. l also the Wavey Ruler from Off the Edge Quilting to echo the plates. I shared this over on facebook and thought those that are not on FB would like to see what I worked on all last week. Emma Jo and her hubby Frank were so very happy with the quilting!!!!  Thanks for looking.
     
    I like the back as much as the front!!!!!
     
    20160627_150713 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
    20160627_150743 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
    20160627_152553 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
    20160627_121404 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
    20160627_155646 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
    20160628_162833 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Annabelle's quilt finally done   
    How fun is that?!  Love it!
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    anniemueller reacted to GMALKB in Help, please. Millie is not cooperating!   
    Maybe post Amy's information on here for all to see? Sounds like a common problem that many could use help with.
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    anniemueller reacted to Leida Glez in This is my last custom quilting.   
    Will I have to quilting with fever ????  I love how it looks.




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    anniemueller got a reaction from meg in 100 wt thread   
    I use invisafil a lot.  I use it in the top and bobbin.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from LibbyG in Spring Basket -It's a Winner-And it's BEST OF SHOW   
    Beautiful quilt and quilting!  What a lucky young lady who gets to keep this one.
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    anniemueller reacted to ffq-lar in Can you float a quilt back? or How do you deal with non-straight edges   
    Wow. I'm with Lynn on this one.  
     
    Here's a thought, though. You can place the quilt top anywhere on the backer that works. If someone gives me a backer that is way larger than the top, I load the top as far to one side as I can an still have enough at that edge for my clamps. That may mean that the excess backer on one side is 3" and the opposite 12". This option saves fabric and might leave her enough fabric for binding something. 
     
    As for your diagram--I agree that you might want to load it the recommended way with the seam parallel to the rollers. Snug the top to one side as close to the backer edge as you're comfortable. That way she'll have as much usable fabric as possible left when you finish. Charge her $10 for this awkward load because if you load it with the backer seam horizontal, you'll need to take some care to make sure the excess backer is out of the way (if it hangs down it can be run over by your wheels and leave nasty marks) or it can unroll wonky and you will have issues controlling the side tension. If you load the backer with the seam vertical, you'll want to mark straight across both widths of fabric to have a line to pin to the rollers. You'll still be dealing with that extra flap of fabric and need to keep it from getting in the way.
     
    As for adding a strip of muslin to even up the backer--let her do this. Industry standard is $10 per seam for piecing backers. I can't imagine she wants to pay an extra $20 to save some precious inches of fabric. Sheeeesh! 
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    anniemueller reacted to Oma in More humor this morning   
    I don't sneak fabric in anymore.  My husband brings it home from the Post Office by the arm full.  He has never asked me if I thought I had enough.  And that's one of the reasons he has been around for a very long time. ♥
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    anniemueller got a reaction from ffq-lar in Latest quilts   
    Wow, how lucky are we to get to browse through Linda R's Flickr account?  I saw lots of eye candy in there.
     
    Love the quilting design on your DWR.  It's both fresh and appropriate to the time the quilt top originated.  
     
    I saw a green quilt with a lovely organic leafy border that I may use on my next quilt coming up.  You are so talented Linda!  Thanks for sharing.
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    anniemueller reacted to ffq-lar in Latest quilts   
    I've been so busy for a couple of months. My guild show is in October, I'm the co-chairperson and quilting like crazy to get everyone's quilts finished for the show.
    I just finished one for me! I found a vintage DWR at an antique mall for $15. I only glanced at it to see what shape it was in, snatched it up, and ran home.
     
    The arcs are machine pieced but the pinched squares and melons are hand-pieced. I repaired some open seams and found a couple of small stains. I think it's vintage but probably not feed sacks. The color way is very deliberate. Each arc has the same progression of color with pink/coral at each end. And each set of facing arcs has the same fabrics in mirror image. The piecer wanted it all neat and orderly.
     
    After looking at it it was obvious that it had been sandwiched and hand-quilting started. One edge had echo-quilting along the arcs and centers, and inside each arc piece. One center had a circle and a double-line cross hand quilted in. I assume the seller had found this and realized that no one would buy it when it was partially quilted so they took the layers apart to sell only the top. Lucky me!
     
    Link to photos  https://www.flickr.com/photos/larech/19595075004/in/dateposted-public/
     
    Look for the shadow of the 80 year-old quilting. Water, steam, pressing---nothing removed the shadow of that long-ago quilter and her stitches. I love it. Arrow right at Flickr for detail shots. More quilts beyond that.
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    anniemueller reacted to Oma in Just a little humor   
    Found it funny.
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    anniemueller reacted to delld in So Far Lone star   
    Working from the center out.
     
    20150724_204211 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
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    anniemueller reacted to delld in Just a llittle more eye candy.   
    We had two ladies in our guild lost their spouses about a month ago. So a few of us got together to make each a quilt. The pattern is Fat Quarter Anonymous by Touchtone, We made the Cream back ground quilt first but it had the grey solid fabric and was not pretty. So we went back to the quilt shop and bought the the cream fabric. I Frogged the quilt and kept the grey and used my stash to make the second quilt. The panto on the cream is Star Spangled Support by Jessica Shick and the other is Dew Drops in the Garden by Patricia Ritter.  Used Glide thread and Fil-Tec bobbins.
     
    Thanks for looking.
     
    20150718_101515 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20150718_101527 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20150718_182639 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20150718_182648 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
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    anniemueller reacted to pumpkinpatchquilter in Sew Spooky Number Three - Finished!   
    I am so thrilled I just shipped back this Sew Spooky Quilt to my client - it is the third I have worked on - but probably the one I have had the most fun with!
     
    Next I'm working on a modern Dear Jane for a quilting pal and author...I cannot wait to share!
     
    11745902_1018180371528549_2809008673189477644_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    11745799_1018180628195190_2003377507643921416_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    11705345_1018180138195239_9138544337569700206_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    11209560_1018180458195207_4749325135880520849_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
     
    1908120_1016383421708244_7673983274942293842_n by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
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    anniemueller reacted to JenniferBernard in Modern Mess better photo   
    I took a hands on class from Sue Patten at MQS Cedar Rapids in May. She had us section off different parts of the quilt and try modern quilting designs in the spaces. We also just plopped down the circles and quilted over them. I finished the top in class. We were quilting on Handi Quilters. It is hard to quilt on a machine you are not used to! I filled in some of the bare places with my new Bernina for practice. I wacked off the edges in gentle curves. Then I tried a new binding. I cut 2 inch bias strips and sew it in a single layer to the back of the quilt varying the size of the seam. Then I folded the binding to the front and made the width narrow and wide. It was fun!
    The judges would have to give a lot of NA's for corners are square, miters are 45 degrees and secure, and binding is consistent width! Breaking the rules is fun!
    Now the photo works. I chose one from my photo roll on my iPad.
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    anniemueller reacted to amommasheart6 in Homemade Enchilada Sauce   
    We are a "Taco Tuesday" kind of family, but as much as I like me some tacos, sometimes I'd just like to mix it up a little bit and do a different kind of Mexican dish.... hence our "Mexican Monday" dish of chicken and black bean enchiladas (with corn on the cob to boot!). I'm sharing this because I came across the best homemade red enchilada sauce on Pinterest the other day that has saved me quite a bit of money (those big cans of enchilada sauce can get pricey!!). There are seven of us in the family, so I need quite a bit of sauce, plus one of the pans needs to be dairy free (but also gets to be spicier!!), so I ended up doubling the recipe (actually just made two individual batches). The following recipe is for a single batch (probably about 2 cups of sauce). If you like enchiladas like we do, I hope that you find this recipe fits well into your cooking repertoire. Enjoy
     
    In a large saucepan, heat 1/4 oil (I use a canola blend) then add 2 T flour, 2T chili powder, 1/2 tsp salf, 1/2-1 tsp onion powder, and 1/2-1 tsp garlic powder (I mix this all together in a prep bowl first) and whisk into the oil stirring constantly for about three minutes. Then add 1 1/2 C chicken broth and an 8 oz can tomato sauce. Whisk until smooth and allow to cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes or until slightly thickened. Use immediately or store in the fridge until ready to use (makes an excellent topping for scrambled egg burritos!). Enjoy!
     
    Blessings!
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