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    anniemueller got a reaction from CrazyAboutQuilting in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I've been struggling this morning with a feather border.  The scale is BIG, especially for me.  I love making smaller feathers freehand, but in a large scale they are HARD!  I finally realized.....there is no shame in drawing those big feathers on the quilt.  Whew!  Here are my before and after pics:
     
    This one is the "before".  Not bad, but I wasn't happy with the wonky shapes in the inner circle.  As I continued, they were getting downright ugly in that same spot.  
     
    Finally, I drew it out carefully to scale on paper.  And realized I'd need to draw them on the quilt to make them pretty in my eyes.  It took longer, but when they are drawn on they are much easier to stitch. 
     
    Now I need to figure out why my stitch regulator is making such tiny stitches no matter where I set the length.  I know I have some info on that somewhere.
     
    I just felt like sharing my "aha" moment today.
     
    Thanks for looking.  This quilt will be done soon, I'll post more pics.  It's the pyramid quilt that some of you helped me with ideas for over a year ago.
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    anniemueller reacted to ffq-lar in To Sign Up or Not Sign Up   
    Dave,since you don't need a George, better not bother.... Yeah, don't sign up. No reason to do that. Just ignore the big header up there. Deep and cleansing breath..You... don't...  need... that...  machine... Watch this spinning bobbin...
    You're getting sleepy.....sleeeepy...  Count backwards from five... When you reach one you'll be completely relaxed... The give-away George means nothing to you... You have no interest in it...
    When you awaken, you'll be perfectly contented with your machine.... You'll feel no compulsion to try to win another one... The beckoning banner will mean nothing to you... Three two one awake!
     
     
    Well, gotta go. I need to sign up.   
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    anniemueller got a reaction from JenniferBernard in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I've been struggling this morning with a feather border.  The scale is BIG, especially for me.  I love making smaller feathers freehand, but in a large scale they are HARD!  I finally realized.....there is no shame in drawing those big feathers on the quilt.  Whew!  Here are my before and after pics:
     
    This one is the "before".  Not bad, but I wasn't happy with the wonky shapes in the inner circle.  As I continued, they were getting downright ugly in that same spot.  
     
    Finally, I drew it out carefully to scale on paper.  And realized I'd need to draw them on the quilt to make them pretty in my eyes.  It took longer, but when they are drawn on they are much easier to stitch. 
     
    Now I need to figure out why my stitch regulator is making such tiny stitches no matter where I set the length.  I know I have some info on that somewhere.
     
    I just felt like sharing my "aha" moment today.
     
    Thanks for looking.  This quilt will be done soon, I'll post more pics.  It's the pyramid quilt that some of you helped me with ideas for over a year ago.
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    anniemueller reacted to Cagey in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    Annie:
     
    I think your feathers look wonderful.  I took a class on my DSM, all the other participants were using longarms, with APQS Claudia Pfeil, and your feathers look a lot like hers.  I would suggest your checkout her  (P)Fun(PF)feiling(P)Feathers......video and book.  You can also visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10201040516269584
     
    At the moment, I cannot find her direct link to order books and videos.  I took the fun feiling feathers class, and got the book/dvd combo, and have greatly enjoyed them.  
     
    Keep up the outstanding work.
     
    Cagey
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    anniemueller reacted to Pat C in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    Very pretty Annie!  You're not alone, I chalk out my feathers also.  I'm actually doing something very similar to your feather design right now.  It's harder for me to do big feathers too, but I think just the motion of chalking them also gets me into the rhythm.
     
    Thanks for sharing.  I'm anxious to see the finished quilt!
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    anniemueller reacted to Busy Quilting in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I found if I draw the last couple of feathers in the centre of a feather wreath I can make it look a lot better.  Stitch around and the spacing is then perfect to finish.
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    anniemueller reacted to T Row Studio in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    These are ge Anne thanks for the tip I have a quilt in the line p that has a wide border i was going to feather guess what I am going to draw them on also
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    anniemueller reacted to ffq-lar in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I do this all the time. Better to erase a line that doesn't please you than to tear out stitches. Your feathers are wonderful! 
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    anniemueller got a reaction from JeannieB in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I've been struggling this morning with a feather border.  The scale is BIG, especially for me.  I love making smaller feathers freehand, but in a large scale they are HARD!  I finally realized.....there is no shame in drawing those big feathers on the quilt.  Whew!  Here are my before and after pics:
     
    This one is the "before".  Not bad, but I wasn't happy with the wonky shapes in the inner circle.  As I continued, they were getting downright ugly in that same spot.  
     
    Finally, I drew it out carefully to scale on paper.  And realized I'd need to draw them on the quilt to make them pretty in my eyes.  It took longer, but when they are drawn on they are much easier to stitch. 
     
    Now I need to figure out why my stitch regulator is making such tiny stitches no matter where I set the length.  I know I have some info on that somewhere.
     
    I just felt like sharing my "aha" moment today.
     
    Thanks for looking.  This quilt will be done soon, I'll post more pics.  It's the pyramid quilt that some of you helped me with ideas for over a year ago.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from delld in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I've been struggling this morning with a feather border.  The scale is BIG, especially for me.  I love making smaller feathers freehand, but in a large scale they are HARD!  I finally realized.....there is no shame in drawing those big feathers on the quilt.  Whew!  Here are my before and after pics:
     
    This one is the "before".  Not bad, but I wasn't happy with the wonky shapes in the inner circle.  As I continued, they were getting downright ugly in that same spot.  
     
    Finally, I drew it out carefully to scale on paper.  And realized I'd need to draw them on the quilt to make them pretty in my eyes.  It took longer, but when they are drawn on they are much easier to stitch. 
     
    Now I need to figure out why my stitch regulator is making such tiny stitches no matter where I set the length.  I know I have some info on that somewhere.
     
    I just felt like sharing my "aha" moment today.
     
    Thanks for looking.  This quilt will be done soon, I'll post more pics.  It's the pyramid quilt that some of you helped me with ideas for over a year ago.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I've been struggling this morning with a feather border.  The scale is BIG, especially for me.  I love making smaller feathers freehand, but in a large scale they are HARD!  I finally realized.....there is no shame in drawing those big feathers on the quilt.  Whew!  Here are my before and after pics:
     
    This one is the "before".  Not bad, but I wasn't happy with the wonky shapes in the inner circle.  As I continued, they were getting downright ugly in that same spot.  
     
    Finally, I drew it out carefully to scale on paper.  And realized I'd need to draw them on the quilt to make them pretty in my eyes.  It took longer, but when they are drawn on they are much easier to stitch. 
     
    Now I need to figure out why my stitch regulator is making such tiny stitches no matter where I set the length.  I know I have some info on that somewhere.
     
    I just felt like sharing my "aha" moment today.
     
    Thanks for looking.  This quilt will be done soon, I'll post more pics.  It's the pyramid quilt that some of you helped me with ideas for over a year ago.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Oma in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I've been struggling this morning with a feather border.  The scale is BIG, especially for me.  I love making smaller feathers freehand, but in a large scale they are HARD!  I finally realized.....there is no shame in drawing those big feathers on the quilt.  Whew!  Here are my before and after pics:
     
    This one is the "before".  Not bad, but I wasn't happy with the wonky shapes in the inner circle.  As I continued, they were getting downright ugly in that same spot.  
     
    Finally, I drew it out carefully to scale on paper.  And realized I'd need to draw them on the quilt to make them pretty in my eyes.  It took longer, but when they are drawn on they are much easier to stitch. 
     
    Now I need to figure out why my stitch regulator is making such tiny stitches no matter where I set the length.  I know I have some info on that somewhere.
     
    I just felt like sharing my "aha" moment today.
     
    Thanks for looking.  This quilt will be done soon, I'll post more pics.  It's the pyramid quilt that some of you helped me with ideas for over a year ago.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I've been struggling this morning with a feather border.  The scale is BIG, especially for me.  I love making smaller feathers freehand, but in a large scale they are HARD!  I finally realized.....there is no shame in drawing those big feathers on the quilt.  Whew!  Here are my before and after pics:
     
    This one is the "before".  Not bad, but I wasn't happy with the wonky shapes in the inner circle.  As I continued, they were getting downright ugly in that same spot.  
     
    Finally, I drew it out carefully to scale on paper.  And realized I'd need to draw them on the quilt to make them pretty in my eyes.  It took longer, but when they are drawn on they are much easier to stitch. 
     
    Now I need to figure out why my stitch regulator is making such tiny stitches no matter where I set the length.  I know I have some info on that somewhere.
     
    I just felt like sharing my "aha" moment today.
     
    Thanks for looking.  This quilt will be done soon, I'll post more pics.  It's the pyramid quilt that some of you helped me with ideas for over a year ago.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from GMALKB in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I've been struggling this morning with a feather border.  The scale is BIG, especially for me.  I love making smaller feathers freehand, but in a large scale they are HARD!  I finally realized.....there is no shame in drawing those big feathers on the quilt.  Whew!  Here are my before and after pics:
     
    This one is the "before".  Not bad, but I wasn't happy with the wonky shapes in the inner circle.  As I continued, they were getting downright ugly in that same spot.  
     
    Finally, I drew it out carefully to scale on paper.  And realized I'd need to draw them on the quilt to make them pretty in my eyes.  It took longer, but when they are drawn on they are much easier to stitch. 
     
    Now I need to figure out why my stitch regulator is making such tiny stitches no matter where I set the length.  I know I have some info on that somewhere.
     
    I just felt like sharing my "aha" moment today.
     
    Thanks for looking.  This quilt will be done soon, I'll post more pics.  It's the pyramid quilt that some of you helped me with ideas for over a year ago.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from chickenscratch in No Shame in Drawing Feathers!   
    I've been struggling this morning with a feather border.  The scale is BIG, especially for me.  I love making smaller feathers freehand, but in a large scale they are HARD!  I finally realized.....there is no shame in drawing those big feathers on the quilt.  Whew!  Here are my before and after pics:
     
    This one is the "before".  Not bad, but I wasn't happy with the wonky shapes in the inner circle.  As I continued, they were getting downright ugly in that same spot.  
     
    Finally, I drew it out carefully to scale on paper.  And realized I'd need to draw them on the quilt to make them pretty in my eyes.  It took longer, but when they are drawn on they are much easier to stitch. 
     
    Now I need to figure out why my stitch regulator is making such tiny stitches no matter where I set the length.  I know I have some info on that somewhere.
     
    I just felt like sharing my "aha" moment today.
     
    Thanks for looking.  This quilt will be done soon, I'll post more pics.  It's the pyramid quilt that some of you helped me with ideas for over a year ago.
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    anniemueller got a reaction from CPayne in Vintage Valentine is Done and Delivered   
    At long last, the Vintage Valentine is done.  I think it was 9 years in the making.  I made it for a dear friend in Texas.  She received it today and was crying happy tears :-))
     
    It's got wool batting.  I used Presencia cotton thread for the larger quilting.  Invisifil for the micro fillers.
     

     
    Some details:
     
     

     

     

     

     
    Thanks for looking!

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    anniemueller got a reaction from dramaqueenB in Vintage Valentine is Done and Delivered   
    At long last, the Vintage Valentine is done.  I think it was 9 years in the making.  I made it for a dear friend in Texas.  She received it today and was crying happy tears :-))
     
    It's got wool batting.  I used Presencia cotton thread for the larger quilting.  Invisifil for the micro fillers.
     

     
    Some details:
     
     

     

     

     

     
    Thanks for looking!

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    anniemueller got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Cheri Blevins - update   
    My prayers go out to Cheri.  Heidi, thank you for sharing.  I'll be in Paducah too.  Maybe we can have an APQS get together.
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    anniemueller reacted to Tamarack in Metro Medallion Quilt   
    Well the snow hasn't stopped falling all weekend and into the week so it has been a good few days to quilt this beauty that my client Yvonne brought me.  The pattern is called Metro Medallion by Sew Kind of Wonderful, I love their patterns. Yvonne asked for custom quilting so I spent the last 4 days working hard to get it done.  Took me awhile to come up with the quilting plan but with lots of inspiration from the SKW blog I soon had that figured out.    Lots of pictures on my blog and I even chat about all the rulers I used if your interested.
     




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    anniemueller reacted to LaurieTigner in Newest wholecloth   
    Just finished newest quilt on Gertie, (my Millie)...have had so much fun and have learned a lot....entered it into MQX Manchester in the spring.....

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    anniemueller reacted to Dianna Kihs in New Quilt   
    This is my first quilt of the year. The pattern is vintage ladies of the south that I got off and old quilt of a friend. Its hand embroidered and all the fabric for the dresses is from my Grandmothers box of fabric from the 60 and 70. All the ladies have a embroidered necklace with a pearl and they have a lace ruffle at the bottom of the dresses. Did 1" cross hatching in the background.


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    anniemueller reacted to Pepsi Girl in Vintage Valentine is Done and Delivered   
    There are no words for how beautiful your quilt is!
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    anniemueller reacted to maggienoella in Vintage Valentine is Done and Delivered   
    I would love to be a dear friend of yours!  I can't add anything to all the comments but I'll be looking at this one for a long time.  What exquisite work all around.
    Joan
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    anniemueller reacted to mlsa3 in Vintage Valentine is Done and Delivered   
    Can I just send my quilts to you and we'll tell everybody I quilted them.  That quilt is beyond gorgeous.
     
    David
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    anniemueller reacted to pumpkinpatchquilter in Vintage Valentine is Done and Delivered   
    I saw this on the APQS Facebook page - it is OUTSTANDING!