apylinski

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    apylinski reacted to Zora in Texas Hold Em   
    It's a brake system that allows you to remove the quilt top roller. Otherwise if you just removed the quilt top roller, there would be no way to engage the brake to keep the front backing roller from turning.
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    apylinski got a reaction from GrandmaLKB in Texas Hold Em   
    What is a Texas Hold Em? Thought it was a poker game??
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    apylinski got a reaction from Beachside Quilter in Vickie's Winning Quilts   
    Vickie - I was at this show on Friday. Your quilts were wonderful and the quilting really made them. Congrats on the ribbons and the awards. The show was wonderful! Thanks for sharing the photos Debbie.
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    apylinski reacted to ffq-lar in Drawing my own pantographs   
    Your thought to draw a section and copy them is a good idea. The only thing you need to remember is to have your entry/exit points in the same spot--one on the left and the other on the right edge.
     
    I took a class years ago on drawing pantos and the instructor had great ideas. She used tessellated tiles for her pantos. Those are basic geometric shapes that fit together and cover 100% of the space--like tiles on a floor.
    The basic one was was a shape where the top and bottom were bell curves with the right and left sides about four inches wide (a fat circle pinched at both ends). If you can draw that shape you'll see that when you tape the pieces in a line you have a natural wave above and below. If you're interested, I can go into more detail.
     
    To answer your questions about corners and half designs? Not needed since pantos are used for overall designs usually, and not borders. If you draw your own design, copy very faintly the nearest edge of the design at the far side so you can use your laser to help line up the next row. A good suggestion since you aren't familiar with pantos is to find some panto tutorials on-line so you can understand panto placement and how to advance for the next row.
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    apylinski got a reaction from aleksich in Americana Quilt   
    Beautifully done. Love your quilting on it!
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    apylinski reacted to cjtinkle in I need help quilting this block... weird pinwheel   
    I finally finished this quilt... a bit late for Christmas but there's always next year!





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    apylinski reacted to Brenni in Commercials ????   
    I could stand to see fewer Joe Boxer ads with the bells wringing as they dance.  Mary. 
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    apylinski got a reaction from Colette in First Custom Quilt   
    These are pictures of a finished table topper made by my sister. She's a fairly new quilter. She and my younger sister have recently just begun to sew. Unfortunately they think it should be quilted in an hour or so once they give them to me. All in all I'm very proud of both of them. I've never done anything custom. I don't think it turned out too bad. I Still need lots of practice and need to figure out better continuous quilting lines so I don't have so many starts and stops! Thanks for looking. Sorry...not sure why pics are upside down. I'm on my iPad??


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    apylinski got a reaction from chrisquilter in First Custom Quilt   
    These are pictures of a finished table topper made by my sister. She's a fairly new quilter. She and my younger sister have recently just begun to sew. Unfortunately they think it should be quilted in an hour or so once they give them to me. All in all I'm very proud of both of them. I've never done anything custom. I don't think it turned out too bad. I Still need lots of practice and need to figure out better continuous quilting lines so I don't have so many starts and stops! Thanks for looking. Sorry...not sure why pics are upside down. I'm on my iPad??


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    apylinski got a reaction from jandcembroidery in First Custom Quilt   
    These are pictures of a finished table topper made by my sister. She's a fairly new quilter. She and my younger sister have recently just begun to sew. Unfortunately they think it should be quilted in an hour or so once they give them to me. All in all I'm very proud of both of them. I've never done anything custom. I don't think it turned out too bad. I Still need lots of practice and need to figure out better continuous quilting lines so I don't have so many starts and stops! Thanks for looking. Sorry...not sure why pics are upside down. I'm on my iPad??


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    apylinski got a reaction from JeannieB in First Custom Quilt   
    These are pictures of a finished table topper made by my sister. She's a fairly new quilter. She and my younger sister have recently just begun to sew. Unfortunately they think it should be quilted in an hour or so once they give them to me. All in all I'm very proud of both of them. I've never done anything custom. I don't think it turned out too bad. I Still need lots of practice and need to figure out better continuous quilting lines so I don't have so many starts and stops! Thanks for looking. Sorry...not sure why pics are upside down. I'm on my iPad??


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    apylinski got a reaction from Brenni in Minkie Blanket Finally Done   
    This is a minkie blanket I made and quilted for our new grandson. The pics of the back really don't show the beautiful yellow color but you can see the Going Bananas panto pretty good. Beautiful day in PA today so took pics outside. Rudy was born six weeks early so at 4 lbs. 4 oz. he will get lost in this blanket. But the weather is cold in Chicago so it will keep him warm soon!
    I'm behind on getting it out to him. He wasn't expected until Halloween so thought I had lots of time. Enjoy the pics. Not sure why the iPad turns them all around???




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    apylinski got a reaction from JenniferBernard in Minkie Blanket Finally Done   
    This is a minkie blanket I made and quilted for our new grandson. The pics of the back really don't show the beautiful yellow color but you can see the Going Bananas panto pretty good. Beautiful day in PA today so took pics outside. Rudy was born six weeks early so at 4 lbs. 4 oz. he will get lost in this blanket. But the weather is cold in Chicago so it will keep him warm soon!
    I'm behind on getting it out to him. He wasn't expected until Halloween so thought I had lots of time. Enjoy the pics. Not sure why the iPad turns them all around???




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    apylinski got a reaction from Oma in Minkie Blanket Finally Done   
    This is a minkie blanket I made and quilted for our new grandson. The pics of the back really don't show the beautiful yellow color but you can see the Going Bananas panto pretty good. Beautiful day in PA today so took pics outside. Rudy was born six weeks early so at 4 lbs. 4 oz. he will get lost in this blanket. But the weather is cold in Chicago so it will keep him warm soon!
    I'm behind on getting it out to him. He wasn't expected until Halloween so thought I had lots of time. Enjoy the pics. Not sure why the iPad turns them all around???




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    apylinski got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Finished!! Detailed Custom on Depression Era Repro's   
    Love it Valerie. My type of quilt and you did beautiful quilting on it!
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    apylinski reacted to pumpkinpatchquilter in 1930's Aunt Grace Sampler Custom Quilting and a Ribbon!   
    Oh my!  It has been a while since I've been on!  The good thing is I've been quilting.  I've decided that July must be the "hump-day" for months of the year because now that it's over it seems like I have quilts lining up left and right!!!  I'm so excited though, this is my first holiday season as a long arm quilter so I'm looking forward to being BUSY!!!  
     
    Here is a quilt I'm working on for my new quilting friend Deanna.  Believe it or not this is her first quilt, and she is going to gift it to her Mother.  She has been ill so it's very special to her - we both have been teary eyed over it as I've been quilting and sharing pictures with her!  I have a busy few days ahead so I wanted to share with my quilting pals before I forget.  I am SO proud of this so far!!!
     
    DSCN3491 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr  
    DSCN3486 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr  
    DSCN3487 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr  
    DSCN3489 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr  
    OH - and I also wanted to share that Linda, the customer I quilted the round robin for a few months ago, won a ribbon for "Best Wall Hanging" at her local fair!!!  I'm kind of excited!  I don't know how much my quilting played a role but how exciting to be a part of a ribbon winning quilt!!  
     
    ribbonwinner2 by Valerie/Pumpkin Patch Quilter, on Flickr  
     
     
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    apylinski reacted to anniemueller in One Block Wonder   
    Here's what I've been working on.  The quilt top was made by staff at my local quilt shop, that staff included me .  I just got it quilted in preparation for the Jackson Hole Quilt Festival that's coming in early October.  I'll be teaching two classes, on one block wonders and cubes.
     
    The quilting is free motion.  The batting is a blend, I think it's Hobbs 80/20.  I used a variety of threads, including sew fine, invisifil, glide and bottom line.
     
    I would have loved to put feathers in the big blue spaces, but this quilt did not speak feathers to me.  It spoke flowers with wavy leaves.  The Pajama Quilter teaches them, and I've seen them in many other places.  They are easy to do, easy to fit into weird spaces.  The background in some of the blue is a variation of banana stacks (?), spaced out a bit to mimic the fern leaves in the fabric.
     
    The hex blocks are continuous curve.  SID around the cubes.
     
    Thanks for looking!
     
    I don't have a good picture of the whole quilt yet.  Here it is folded over my cutting table:
     
     
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    apylinski reacted to Anniquilter in Update on my studio   
    This weekend my girlfriend visited from NJ bringing me 4 sets of book shelves from IKEA, her circular saw and portable router.  Together we constructed the 4 bookshelves then made a moveable work table using 3 unused kitchen cabinets, plywood, heavy duty castors and a sheet of birch ply for the top.  When I have varnished the table top I will post a pic.  Meanwhile here is a view of the studio with fabric still to be organized.  Not sure why only the Kaffe Fassett stash got sorted so far?
     
     
     
    Oooops.  Had to go back and delete pics from earlier post.

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    apylinski reacted to dmwest in Millie due Tuesday   
    My Millie is going to be delivered Tuesday also. Party time!!!! Congratulations. I am so excited.
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    apylinski got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Custom Queen Finished!!   
    Beautiful quilting Valerie.
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    apylinski reacted to GrandmaLKB in Graduation T-Shirt Quilt.............   
    I made this t-shirt quilt for the VERY TALL young man in the picture with us.   Today was his graduation party and they had the quilt on full display.   This kid is 6'11" tall, so it is a very large quilt.    This IS NOT the one whose Mother is "Nasty Niece".............         
     
     
     

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    apylinski reacted to JaniceC in Is anybody up for a swap?   
    One more try ...

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    apylinski reacted to dmwest in Is anybody up for a swap?   
    I would like to join, but am so new to this forum that not sure what is done or what you mean by 'bright" colors. I ordered my Millie yesterday and am so excited I can't stand it. Having a swap quilt to hang in my sewing room by you all, would be wonderful. Let me know if I can still get in on it.
    Thanks,
    Diane
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    apylinski got a reaction from Janet K in Newbie advice   
    Wow I only have a month and a half on my new Millie. I PPP as much as I can. I'm not anywhere near ready for anyone else's quilts let alone putting one of my own on. I've been using muslin and batting. I like instant gratification and am impatient to get good enough and brave enough to put one of my own on. It's really scarey. This forum, blogs and websites are wonderful sources for ideas. But I feel I'm still lacking the basics about it. What do you mean load fabric with a definite pattern, how does one decide what to quilt where, what type of threads, what colors? I have many many questions and I really think a beginners forum would be such a great idea. Don't get me wrong I will still read and look at all the beautiful quilting most of you do but I feel much better knowing there are others out there struggling like I am. Maybe with other newbies I would feel more comfortable asking those basic questions I need answered or help with. I am totally in awe of all of you in this forum and can only hope I someday will be half as good.
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    apylinski got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Wholecloth Heirloom Quilting - In Progress   
    Valerie this is going to be beautiful when you're done. I'm new to long arming (Oct) and am not near as advanced as you are. I am curious as to how you created the design? On the computer, by hand. Did you draw it out? And what are you doing for batting, etc. I think I'm almost afraid of doing anything like this. You're doing wonderful! Keep up the great work.