cegates

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    cegates got a reaction from T Row Studio in dream big Panel with an add on   
    If I'm ever asked to quilt one of these I'm  coming right back to your post for inspiration.  It's just beautiful.
     
    Carol
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    cegates reacted to T Row Studio in Sizzling Summer quilt   
    front view of the quilt Lighting was not great but the close-ups are better.
    Pattern is by Sew Colorful and the pattern is Sizzling Summer.
    I use 80/20 cotton/wool for the batting and backing is a plush Costco Blanket in bright hot Pink. an allover freehand quilting motifs to add texture and interest I just love my new quilt.
    Thanks for looking and have a great Monday

    Part of the back it is a Costco Fleece Blanket with 80/20 cotton Wool batting supper warm quilt
    Picture on my millie framehere are pictures before quilting

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    cegates reacted to Pennyquilts in Dinner Plate Dahlia #2 Martha Penner color way   
    This is the second of three Dinner Plate Dahlia’s that I have quilted.   This one I tried to keep the quilting contemporary. There is no feathering on this quilt.  Unlike the Summer in Cabo quilt with many thread changes.  This quilt I only used the one color of thread.  It was a blue/grey and perfect for this quilt.   Again, there is about 56 hours into the quilting.  




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    cegates got a reaction from Marie0722 in Sea Breeze   
    Gorgeous!  You make a great team!
    Carol
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    cegates reacted to dlnewell in Here's what I've been working on this summer...   
    It's been a while since I posted.  Here are some customer quilts I had the privilege to work on.  The Hawaiian quilt is one that I made for a guild program I came up with "Faux Hawaiian Quilts".
    Unfortunately I put a couple in twice and can't figure out how to delete from the post.  If you go to my flickr account you can see a few more pics of customer quilts.  I had removed most of my photos several months ago when I'd read that flickr had been taken over by someone else and we wouldn't "Own" our photos anymore.  Well, I just uploaded to flickr a few of what I've quilted recently.  Hope you enjoy the eye candy.  Thankfully I'm a better quilter than photographer.
     
    this is a memory quilt I made for a friend from some of her mother's clothing
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foreverdesigning/30522708758/in/dateposted-public/
     
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    cegates reacted to Kwiltr in Quilts for my Sisters   
    A couple close ups...


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    cegates reacted to Kwiltr in Quilts for my Sisters   
    I finished  two quilts at the end of May so I could take them to 2 of my sisters in central Canada while visiting this summer on our cross country trip to visit Newfoundland for the first time. What a great trip we had!  
    The pattern is Angela Walter’s “Coral”, available free on her website. Both quilts are the same, except the first one I used a slightly contrasting thread (to the background) because I thought it blended a bit better with the print segments and the second quilt I used a matching thread.  In the end, I thought the second one came out better as I had figured out the quilting execution by the time I got there!  I’ve only attached the front and back pictures of one quilt here. 


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    cegates reacted to SWall in Weekend with my daugh   
    My daughter and I had a great time this weekend finishing up a quilt she started 7 years ago. This was one of her first quilt tops she made. She is planning on giving it to a friend who will be starting dialysis in the next couple of weeks. 
    I completed all the feathers earlier in the week and she did the rest of the quilting. She has only done a couple of quilts before on my Freddie. She did an awesome job! 
    If you notice one corner... I forgot to do a feather... noticed this as we were taking pictures of the quilt. I said I would reload it and add it but she insisted we consider it a ‘design feature’. She will add her quilt label to this area so it worked out just fine
     





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    cegates reacted to delld in Art Quilt by Mike   
    This was created by Mike. This is the third art quilt she has asked me to quilt. The last one won viewer's choice at our quilt show. She picked up this morning and was pleased. Now she gets to add the rest her magic to it. Yep, she said I could share!
    20180802_133216 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20180802_133223 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
     
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    cegates reacted to LibbyG in Memory Lane   
    Memory Lane is a pattern by Deborah Borsos and Leslee Price.  It was pieced for a grandaughter.  She had 60 yoyos so she wanted a light custom.  I did "funky hearts" because perfect ones were too difficult.  So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.  Hobbs 80/20.
    Memory Lane by Libby G, on Flickr
    Memory Lane by Libby G, on Flickr
    Memory Lane by Libby G, on Flickr
    Memory Lane by Libby G, on Flickr
    Memory Lane by Libby G, on Flickr
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    cegates reacted to InesR in Outstretched   
    I had seen this book awhile ago and just thought oh... but then I happened to catch Natalia Bonner on a Sewing with Nancy show and they had this quilt on the show. I loved it. Year and 1/2 later ) maybe 2) I finally completed it. I quilted same as she had done. Always been afraid of woodgrain, but no longer. Put a bluish batik on the back. Pretty stinking happy. PS going to bind in same yellow.

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    cegates got a reaction from LibbyG in Dresden Plate   
    That is stunning!!!
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    cegates reacted to LibbyG in Two wallhangings   
    These were made by my reproduction customer.  She just chose two blocks she liked for the wall hangings and put them together.  She wanted her "Indigo in Baskets" customed. This was the first time I used a light thread in a feather wreath on a dark background.  It took me forever because I wanted the backtracks to be spot on.  (Most were!)  Then when I decided to put feathers in the baskets, I used matching thread as it went way faster!.
    Her "Flocks and Baskets" was so busy we just used a pantograph to give it movement.  So Fine and Bottom Line.  She provided warm and natural batting.
    Indigo in Baskets by Libby G, on Flickr
    Indigo in Baskets (2) by Libby G, on Flickr
    Indigo in Baskets (3) by Libby G, on Flickr
    Flocks and Baskets (2) by Libby G, on Flickr
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    cegates reacted to LeannM in "Flight Path" is finally done!   
    Millie and I finally finished this queen size quilt for OUR bed!  Completely free motion without the use of computers is how I work.....I've dubbed it "Flight Path" because of all those flying geese!!!!  Sew happy!

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    cegates reacted to PamelaG in 93 Year old's Last quilt   
    A lady called me to do a quilt. The back story was shared. Her friend, a 93 y/o lady told her this was her very last quilt. She wanted to give it to her daughter to remember her by. Her friend offered to get it quilted and finish it so she could. It has lots of oddball fabrics, some squares are appliquéd on. Wonky piecing. But beautiful non the less. Simple giant meander pattern, on my Millie and Quiltpath, 100% cotton batting. 
    Pamela Golliet
    Sonoran Sky Quilting
    Tucson, AZ

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    cegates got a reaction from LibbyG in A Day at the Zoo   
    Perfect!  I beg to differ on your opinion of your creativity.
     
    Carol
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    cegates reacted to EHonour in Three New Quilts   
    Been doing some small, simple stuff that I thought I'd share.  This first one is a charity quilt kit that Beth got from an organization, to return for their distribution.  I like the bold colors in it.  It's been sitting around waaaaay too long, so I popped it onto Lucius to play a bit.  I did a nice "falling leaves" pantograph in the center and then a free-hand cable-like pattern in the borders.  Fun to just create a border!  Now to finally send it back...

    Two years ago, right after getting Lucius, I did a panel baby quilt like this for a friend.  Now another friend has just had twins, and I discovered that my resourceful wife had actually bought FOUR of these panels for her stash!  So we pulled out two more of them and did contrasting backing and border flanges for the twins.  I was also really sneaky and loaded both baby quilts onto Lucius at the same time!  The panto is one that I created for that first quilt, so I lengthened it and just ran it all the way across both quilts.  (Well, I had to adjust the laser between the quilts to keep the lions and elephants from being cut by the edges.)  More fun.

    Keep stitching, everyone!
     
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    cegates reacted to chickenscratch in Carolina Lily work in progress   
    Update- finished. Can’t post pictures. Go to www.facebook.com/sweettsquilting. This is a customer quilt I am working on.  It is twin sized. Carolina Lily is the pattern. Custom quilting all over. Black Omni, Pink Glide, and off white So Fine thread on top.  Bobbin is white magenetic bobbins.  Lots of marking and ruler/template work.  I hope to have it finished by Wednesday

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    cegates reacted to delld in Ornament Webs by Jessica Schick   
    today it is ugly and rainy with a Northeaster. SO I'm working on my SIL,'s Halloween quilt using the blocks in Jessica;s set. Love how it is working out. Thought you would enjoy! Using Superior's Rainbows thread and no problem with it today. It must be the Rain!!!
     
    20170930_160401 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20170930_154450 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
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    cegates reacted to Liam in NQR...New Addition   
    New addition to our Family!  She is a two and a half month old "Teddy Bear".  We named her "Bitzie" (a play off of Itsy Bitsy); she is no larger than a pop can.

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    cegates got a reaction from quilterkp in Design for center of quilt   
    Maybe a flat meander above the points of the "mountains" that will look like sky and straight lines under the flat side to ground it.  You could divide the areas above the mountains with a diagonal line through the large white square so that the direction of the flat meander fits each section of the mountains.  Does this make any sense?   I would have to sketch it out to see if this is a good idea.  I'm sorry you had the flu!
     
    Carol
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    cegates got a reaction from quilterkp in Tip of the Day   
    I have had quite the run of custom quilts lately, and it seems that it takes almost as long to decide on how to quilt it as it does to do the quilting.  I have started hanging up the quilt top that is next in line where I can see it while I'm working on the current one.  This gives me plenty of time to make a plan in my mind, and by the time I'm finished with the current top, I am ready to go for the next one.  Sometimes I can even work on drawing my quilt design ideas while IQ is stitching.  This simple idea has saved me a lot of time.  Would love to hear of other tips and tricks that help you!
     
    Carol
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    cegates got a reaction from delld in Wall hanging Quilt for church youth   
    What an amazing gift!!!  It's beautiful.
    Carol
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    cegates got a reaction from dbams in Tip of the Day   
    I have had quite the run of custom quilts lately, and it seems that it takes almost as long to decide on how to quilt it as it does to do the quilting.  I have started hanging up the quilt top that is next in line where I can see it while I'm working on the current one.  This gives me plenty of time to make a plan in my mind, and by the time I'm finished with the current top, I am ready to go for the next one.  Sometimes I can even work on drawing my quilt design ideas while IQ is stitching.  This simple idea has saved me a lot of time.  Would love to hear of other tips and tricks that help you!
     
    Carol
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    cegates got a reaction from tootsquilts in Tip of the Day   
    I have had quite the run of custom quilts lately, and it seems that it takes almost as long to decide on how to quilt it as it does to do the quilting.  I have started hanging up the quilt top that is next in line where I can see it while I'm working on the current one.  This gives me plenty of time to make a plan in my mind, and by the time I'm finished with the current top, I am ready to go for the next one.  Sometimes I can even work on drawing my quilt design ideas while IQ is stitching.  This simple idea has saved me a lot of time.  Would love to hear of other tips and tricks that help you!
     
    Carol