CathieD

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  1. Lately I've noticed tiny, silver flecks of metal on my quilt top after quilting in an area. If I'm doing a panto I'll see 2 or 3 of them close together but not every row. I don't see anything that's loose and there's no grinding noises. Any ideas where they're coming from?
  2. My daughter found this and posted it on my Facebook page. Comments welcome!
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    Laying out a wholecloth on QP

    Thank you Karen. I'll head back downstairs again tonight and try some of your suggestions.
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    Laying out a wholecloth on QP

    This is what happens. I want the design to repeat up and down the border but, instead it stacks on itself. I apologize for posting yet another upside down pic. It looks fine until I attach and preview it and I don't know how to fix that either!
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    Laying out a wholecloth on QP

    How the heck did I post that pic upside down????!!!!!!!!
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    Laying out a wholecloth on QP

    I'm still playing with the layout but the picture I hope I'm attaching shows the top and bottom inner borders ok'ish. It's the borders on the left and right that I can't get to run the length of the border.
  7. I purchased the Sun Compass Collection from Kay Oft and am attempting to lay out a wholecloth quilt. The quilt will be rather large; 72x108. I have downloaded and printed every how-to concerning QP that I could get my hands on including all the help files that came on QP, Georgene's and Angela Clarks guides. I have hundreds of pages which, at this point, is not a great thing. I'm overwhelmed. I haven't gotten very far getting this quilt laid out. I'm in the Design & Create Quilt mode. I've entered the size of my quilt and I was hoping for a 2" grid but QP disagrees so I went with a 6" grid. I've managed to merge the blocks for my outer borders, kind of. I want them to wrap around and I've got some articles on how to do that. The questions I have are: Am I using the right mode for this project? The top and bottom outer borders are okay but when I place the design on the left and right outer border, rotate it and then try to get it to duplicate itself it will only stack itself inside the width of the border and not run the length of border. I will greatly appreciate any help given. Cathie
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    Karen McTavish Inspired

    That is one beauty of a quilt Heidi! You mentioned Karen McT\'s Whitework Quilting book....I was snooping around on Ebay and came across a copy which is for sale (and could be yours?) with an opening bid of a mere $750.00; that\'s not a typo either. No bids yet though. You can find the listing by typing her name into Ebay\'s search engine. By the way, what kind of fabric, thread and batting did you use? They all worked together beautifully. Cathie
  9. I guess I'll be the snitch here. I was browsing Ebay and noticed that someone is selling 10' hand drawn pantographs. One of them is Chantilly Lace by Norma Sharp and the others, though I didn't look them up, look very familiar also. If anyone out there knows Norma or how to get in touch with her please let her know that someone is selling her copyrighted pattern for a profit. Here's the item # for the Chantilly Lace pattern that she's selling: 130134797923 If you go to Ebay you can just copy and paste it into a search box; take a look at her other panto's for sale too. Some people just have way too much nerve. Cathie
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    NQR-Roses

    What a beautiful rose and how kind of your husband to plant them for the deer. I extended this kindness as well last year when I planted hosta's (loved them!) and other flowering plants for the local deer to pick and chose from. One of the deer even left me it's antler which I thought was an appropriate way for it to say thank you. Cathie
  11. Garrett, I LOVE your quilt and I LOVE the story behind it! I would have never guessed that a 7 year old pieced AND quilted it. What beautiful workmanship. You did yourself and your family proud, little man. If you can, please tell us what part of making the quilt did you like the most? What was the hardest for you? Cathie
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    Lime Squeeze-finale!

    Love, love, LOVE that quilt and your quilting enhances it perfectly. I think I'm going to have to make that quilt for my stepdaughter who is graduating HS this coming year. I promised her a quilt and when she showed me the colors that she wanted me to use (very BRIGHT, almost neon) I went pale for lack of ideas. Thanks for the inspiration! Cathie
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    memory quilt for my mother

    How very touching. I love your symbolism. Cathie
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    Copyrighted art question

    You might want to check out www.doverpublications.com which is a website that sells copyright free clip art, graphics and designs. The combination book/CD-ROM's are very reasonably priced and I use the designs as a jumping off point. Just a thought unless you'd rather wait for that phone call from the attorney...... Cathie
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    Really large Lone Star

    What a pretty quilt, Marie-Christine. Your quilting is lovely and, had you not mentioned it, I would never have guessed that it was a first for you. Cathie