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    mamaahma reacted to The YEG Quilter in Memorial quilt   
    I started this quilt in June 2014 at a retreat in LaVeta Colorado with Ricky Tims. The idea for this quilt was in my head for a while and when this opportunity came up to attend his week long retreat, I knew the time was right for The Last Goodbye. The centre of the log cabin blocks in the middle of the large diamond are fabric from a tie. That was the only thing I had that was my fathers. He passed away in 1975, when I was 8. With Ricky's guidance, along with encouragement from my studio mates that were at the retreat at the same time from Sparrow's Studioz in Edmonton, The Last Goodbye was designed. I quilted it on my APQS Millennium, and I'm so very pleased with the results.
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    mamaahma reacted to Cagey in Bobbins   
    That might be one way to ensure your bottom tension does not change, but myself I do not follow that rule of only using one bobbin.  I bought 80 aluminum bobbins when I got my George, and simply set the bobbin tension with every bobbin change along with cleaning the bobbin tension spring.  Feel free to use as many bobbins as you see fit.  I try guess how much thread I need to load on a bobbin so I do not have to store it with the thread color number to use later.  After a free trials and errors, you will get fairly good as guessing how much thread to load.  Lastly, there are a lot of old wives tails out there, so do what works for you and don't sweat the little things.  Just have fun.
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    mamaahma got a reaction from Primitive1 in So proud of my friend.....   
    So beautiful!
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    mamaahma got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in NQR newest granddaughter   
    She has more hair than I do!  What a sweetheart - congratulations to you and your family, Heidi!
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    mamaahma reacted to delld in Finished   
    I have to show off the binding on this quilt. Stitched it on today and the back by hand. Yes my hands hurt, but I love this quilt!!!!  Wish I could keep it.  The fabric is printed stripes and made it easy to do.
    20160124_175930 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
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    mamaahma got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Progress on Star quilt   
    I've only had one herniated disk, and it was a buzzard - I can't imagine three at the same time!  I hope they heal soon and leave you pain-free.  Your quilting is beautiful and I've so enjoyed seeing pictures of it on this forum.
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    mamaahma got a reaction from Anne from Guam in Pineapple Surprise   
    Wonderful quilt - love the fabrics.  Would probably quilt something with straight lines - not too complicated so as not to take away from the quilt itself.
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    mamaahma reacted to Merryjo2003 in Bali Wedding Star   
    Hi all! Been a while since I posted any pics. This was a customer quilt who kindly allowed me to post. She did a beautiful job piecing this top. Made it for her husband and is hanging it on a wall. It was 104 inches square! Must be a huge wall!
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    mamaahma reacted to pumpkinpatchquilter in Ellen's Woodland Quilt   
    This one was a bit of a head twister to quilt.  I get a lot of quilts with copious amounts of negative space so I really had to think what would look nice on all those homespuns!  These are the style of quilts that first drew me to quilting too, so it was really fun in the end to work this one up.  Gives me ideas for a few tops in own pile... 
    20151122_110314 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
    20151122_110332 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
    20151122_110415 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
    20151122_110641 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
    20151122_110616 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
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    mamaahma reacted to T Row Studio in one of the last customer quilts off the frame   
    Hello everybody this is one of the last quilts off the frame the quilt was made from off cuts from a Mexican shirt manufacturer.
    All of the plaid pieces were cut outs around the sleeves and interesting areas like that,
    so the pieces were irregular at the best.
    The customer did a great job piecing this quilt.
    She added scraps of her own to pair up with the plaids.
    This was a fun  quilt to stitch nothing fancy but she did love it
    sorry for the quality it was a picture she sent me the colors were very nice not muddyed up at all
    here is the corner with one blockstraight lines and a little loop design. this quilt was going to her son so no feathers LO
    Here it is on Millie I love how the design created a star in the middle of the block...Subtle but it is there..
    Thanks for looking. 
    This is the only picture I can get loaded

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    mamaahma got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Ellen's Woodland Quilt   
    Perfect quilting choices!  Sometimes simple is the best, and I'm just loving this quilt!  Quilting on the appliqué is wonderful, and, as usual, LOVE the feathers!
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    mamaahma reacted to T Row Studio in doily wallhanging   
    Here is the last thing I took off my machine...and its mine. I pieced some 4" squares for the background, used muslin on the back and stitched the doily's around the edge then stitched in the middle to to control the poof. then I did a Mctavishing of sorts around the doily's. I mjust love this I have been wanting to do this for a long time.


    Thanks for looking
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    mamaahma got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Barbara's Quilt - Feathers and Feathers...and Feathers :)   
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    mamaahma got a reaction from Enchanted Quilting in Primitive Quilt   
    Sheri - This sounds so intriguing, but I'm not really sure about the second part - do you have a picture or drawing?  I love ruler work, and this does sound like something I would like to try.
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    mamaahma reacted to T Row Studio in I saw my house quilt on the APQS Facebook page   
    I just happen to look on the APQS Facebook page this morning and was surprised to see my house quilt there.
       here is a link to the origonal post  http://bit.ly/1XyE63B
    It is exciting to see other admiring something you created. Just had to do an at a girl to myself. Thanks for listening Have a great day
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    mamaahma got a reaction from Quilting Heidi in Maddie sewing   
    She is so happy - what a spirit picker-upper!
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    mamaahma got a reaction from CyndiC in Need help...Trouble controlling machine.   
    I got my milli at the same time you did, and also put the M&M wheels on.  I am able to do feathers quite easily, and the more I do them, the better they get.  No one should be in tears over their machine - they are too much fun for that!  I agree with Barb - look over the download, and if it isn't what you need, call Amy.  She knows these machines inside and out and is SO helpful.  I guarantee between the forum, Barb and Amy you will be feathering in no time!
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    mamaahma reacted to CindyT in Daisy Quilt for my Cousin   
    About a year and a half ago my cousin asked me to make her a lap quilt of daisies made from my daisy fabric stash. She chose the pattern.  It was one she saw of one of my customer's quilts.  I am not a fan of DOING applique, and that's maybe why I put it off for so long.  I love looking at others' applique quilts, but it's not my thing to do.  SO, it is now finally in her possession and here's a picture of the finished product.  I didn't get any quilting detail pictures of it because I forgot before delivering it, but it is custom quilted.  I finally got my studio back in order after going through all my daisy fabrics!  LOL

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    mamaahma got a reaction from RoseCity Quilter in Joan's Misty Mountain Pond Quilt   
    The quilting on this is out of this world!!  You are so prolific - If it were me, I would only be able to do one in a lifetime!
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    mamaahma reacted to pumpkinpatchquilter in Rainbow Modern Dear Jane   
    I just finished this rainbow schemed Dear Jane for my friend...Jane!  She goes by Rusty to those that know her but I did have a little giggle over "Jane's Dear Jane". 
    20150807_120221 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
    20150807_120127 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
    20150807_120059 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
    20150807_115928 by Valerie Smith, on Flickr
    This took me about three weeks, a week over what I'd budgeted for it.  I used Glide thread for the entire quilt - quilting in the blocks is simple but I did really try to keep with the theme and "geometry" of the quilt. 
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    mamaahma reacted to brendasr8 in IQA Silent Auction Mini-Quilt   
    I was asked to donate a small quilt for the International Quilt Assoc. Silent Auction in Houston.  Here is the quilt that I created.  It is 21.5 in. square.  I quilted it on my George with 100 wt. silk on top and Bottom Line in the bobbin.  I was honored to have been asked to donate a quilt, but it's going to be hard to let this little gem go!
    If you go to the show this fall, please check out the silent auction quilts and maybe even place a bid!

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    mamaahma got a reaction from Battynurse in Yay! It's working!   
    That's wonderful news!
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    mamaahma got a reaction from pumpkinpatchquilter in Sew Spooky in Progress   
    Back in the game, and just as good - can't wait to see the rest!
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    mamaahma reacted to T Row Studio in The Shiny Red Tractor Quilt   
    Here is my latest baby quilt for my oldest daughter. They like red tractors so that is what they are going to get. An easy and fun quilt for them.
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    mamaahma got a reaction from T Row Studio in Wholecloth quilt for my Daughter edited with better pic with binding   
    Wonderful - what a lucky daughter!
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