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Everything posted by sdaurio

  1. lucky niece!!! that is beautiful, and the quilting pushing it over the top!
  2. My quilting has been hit or miss lately. Rather than try to make a quilt, I found this vintage table cloth and went to town. I miss spending time with my Millie! I do have to say that I love having quilts on the table. Now I need to find a Christmas poinsettia table cloth! I had no plan for this one other than, I needed to quilt some feathers, I knew it need checkerboard cross hatching and I just needed to do some crazy quilting!!! Just makes me want to do more! I put it on the frame and just got started. Used a little thread in the process. One layer of hobbs 80/20 batting, glide th
  3. I'm always so inspired by what you do. I really love the feathers in the star points. Never in a million years would have thought of that, and it all looks so amazing.
  4. Oh my I can certainly see why that is winner, congrats! I love the traditional feathers with the modern geometric quilting, really exciting to look at the two together.
  5. wow congrats! That is some amazingly creative quilting. Stunning
  6. it is gorgeous! Love how you filled the square with the feathers, perfect.
  7. Congrats!! That is some wonderful quilting you did there, and a gorgeous quilt!
  8. I entered my first local quilt show and got my first blue ribbon so very exciting. Some asked me if I was a professional quilter,and really I want to be in the near future, but what are the qualifications for professional quilter....I'll have to think about that. But while I"m thinking here's the huge mammoth of a quilt that was entered. Me and April (my Millie) quilted her. This is a kings size (117 x 117) quilt, hobbs 80/20 on the bottom, hobbs wool on top. That's one warm cozy quilt on a chilly night. Some ruler work, some free hand feathers and a whole lot of fun. Still can believe I
  9. wow, how on earth do you come up with such incredible designs that are so different on each quilt. This is stunning. Each time I see one of your JN quilts, I think oh she can't top that. Then you get another and I keep saying that. I'm with Libby, I think this is one of my favorites so far. At least until I see the next
  10. you took a treasure and turned it into an heirloom, wonderful. But I was peeking at what you had hanging in that first picture....do we get to see more of that one?
  11. OH my you have outdone yourself this time. Totally amazing. I love the zig zig over the green spikes, so creative. There's no one that can quilt a JN quilt better than you. Stunning!!
  12. Have you created just the right quilt for the right person? Isn't that the most wonderful feeling? Thanks to those here for the wonderful inspriation and to those awesome bliss rails! My goodness I love them. Full story on the quilt, how Kathy inspired me can be found here - http://suedaurio.blogspot.com/2015/09/final-sail-on-black-sea.html
  13. Thanks! They were 17 inch-ish blocks. I put a registration mark at inch 9 and 8 on the seam allowances around the block. I used a ruler from Quilted Pineapple, #20 that was the perfect size for the quilt. It's not really a full circle. Since the blocks were all not quite that even, I thought it would be more noticeable if I did full circles. So I did pretty close to full circles but not quite! Then I just did the quarter inch in. I did this for each diamond shape, so rather than doing circles per block. I did 4 arcs on 4 blocks at a time, that way it was continuous and just traveled
  14. wow that is some amazing quilting. What a beautiful quilt. Love the quilt designs and definition in the quilting.
  15. Thanks Libby! The blocks are actually 17 in square finished on what looks like bleached muslin. And yes there are 17 pieces in each plate.
  16. That is amazing. Congrats on the ribbon and made from those shirts. Oh boy that warms my heart!
  17. wow! what a creative and beautiful quilting design. My that is gorgeous!!
  18. I quilted my first vintage quilt and I have to say I'm quite smitten. This quilt was found in a shop in Galena IL for $20. I quilted this and it will be donated to the Sage Cancer Center here in IL. I really need to find one of these for me. A friend of mine donated this quilt top for quilts that we were making for a charity quilt drive. I learned a few things on this quilt. I need to let go of the marking and ruler training wheels. I found that if I just used registration marks and my ruler, I actually did better than marking and using a ruler. That a lesson that will take a
  19. Just finished the largest quilt I've ever had on my frame. 117 x 117 - man that was a big one!! I used 2 layers of batting, hobbs 80/20 and wool. Glide thread on top and magna glide in the bobbin. Lots of ruler work and free hand feathers. In real life the colors are not as separated. I tried to do something completely different with the quilting in the lighter half of the blocks from the darker half. Hoping to create more visual difference between the areas. I think it worked. I'm not particularly happy with the white squares where 4 meet. All the straight lines meeting in the cente
  20. stunning!! definitely going to take a look at what rulers you used. I LOVE what you did in the grey areas.
  21. wow, what a unique quilt. I love the quilting and the the different color thread on the back makes your quilting shine even more. Beautiful
  22. that is so beautiful! Those background fillers are amazing, the feathers so wonderful. But then the hearts, oh my - never in a million years would have thought of that. Gorgeous
  23. Wow!!!! That is amazing, those flowers are unbelievable, I don't think I've ever seen anything like that. And the trellis in the center, the scrolling of the feathers, so creative and unique. Good luck at MQX, I look forward to seeing this one in the winner circle!!
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