QuilterMomma

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    Cheney, WA
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    Love quilting, gardening, and scrapbooking. They all keep me busy.
    When life gives you scraps, make quilts.

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  1. I heard the term "channel" from Lisa Calle when she was here in Spokane. so I thought that is what I was to use. The 1/4" double lines is the key here. Thank you for the assist. Will post photos when done. I am excited to work on this quilt. After 9 years in the process, will be great to get it finished. I may have to get some circle templates. I do know Lisa calle is coming out with some new ones, but Linda taylor has some as well. Will be getting me some. The small circles are a whole new ball game. Question then as well, do you think curved diamonds might be better than wreaths. I do not want to overkill with wreaths and doing a scalloped border with feathers in it with the double 1/4" lines (channel) on the outer borders to keep the curves flowing. the fabric even leans itself with the colors of the leaves to the circle flow.
  2. I have never done channel quilting. I want to do it on a my wreath quilt for the fair. it is an applique and inbetween the connecting blocks is an open area that I thought to put in some wreaths, so how does one get the effect of two rings together and consistent? I have a circle ruler, but that is only one size. I do have the Circle Lord, will that work? Then when you do molar feathers around the circle, do they absolutley have to connect to the ring or do you let them float?
  3. It looks really nice. Great job, especially since you say it is your first. Wow!
  4. Nice and light, that is great. It allows the applique to do the talking in the quilt.
  5. There are times when those quilts are so out of shape. I watched this a while back, Kimmi Brunner did a show on Quilt IT and I bought this measuring tape and use it when I know I need that extra hep with a quilt. http://www.longarmquiltingshow.com/episode-notes/206-kimmy-brunner/ Before starting to quilt, it’s important to make sure all the straight lines of the quilt are in fact straight. The first and most obvious line is the seam line that connects the border to the quilt. A zero center measuring tape helps with this. Sashing lines should also be straight and Kimmy shows how to make corrections. She stitches in the ditch using YLI Iris thread and the HQ Mini Scallop Ruler as a guide, making sure she’s never in a hurry when stitching with a ruler. You can ease a lot but tug just a little when stitching. Even the shortest thread tail can be buried into the batting with the Spiral Eye needle. Longarm Centering Tape by Colonial Needle Company – colonialneedle.com Handy Helper Quilters Measuring Tape by Golden Threads – goldenthreads.com HQ Mini Scallop Ruler by Handi Quilter™ – handiquilter.com Spiral Eye Side Threading Needles – spiraleyeneedles.com Check it out.
  6. That is so perfect! Thank you. You kept the center so simple as to let the fabric do its thing instead. Thanks for the photos. So now to do some curved stitching in the paw prints so it brings out the curves with the straight lines. Thanks so much for the help. I will post a photo when done. Doing it right now as soon as I get off here to have some fun.
  7. I need some help please. the Star has 12" borders, any ideas how best to do these on this Fractured Star? They are just huge! I thought to use gray thread so will balance out the colors. On the southwest design, any ideas to do in the red square areas and the center. I am outlining the tiki poles so that will do the borders fine.
  8. The part I love the most about your feathers is that you were not afraid to cross over the lines of blocks and the applique blocks. beautiful overall affect you got.
  9. I just love those details in each block. Awesome work keeping it simple with those added touches kept the integrity of the quilt design. nice job girl.
  10. I agree with the southwestern design looks, the Navajo is a nice pattern. If you don't have on hand, then I would go with the fire all over idea. Be care on those seams, I have done many Bargellos and an all over does work best, but those seams can be little buggers especially the small strips. If you do the flames, maybe "Southwest Fires" would be a good name. I do like the suggestion, also, of using the brown toned thread to show off the flames. If not doing a flame idea, then I would use a red/orange/gold varigated Superior Threads King Tut Autumn Days 906 Chariot of Fire 929 Rainbows: Gypsy 814 These are some real pretty threads that are a varigated which would blend and pop at same time. You could order in the thread in time to get done for sure. Heartbeat Quilting here in Spokane has them in stock or of course you can order from Superior Threads. Either way they mail priority you would have in a couple of days in time to get done.