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I just finished this 30's print quilt top for a friend. I used the Circle Lord Swirls template board for the center section of the quilt. I probably won't attempt to do that again as stopping the stitching exactly at the border fabric seam line took a lot of extra time. Perhaps another design board would have worked out better for stops & starts.

I feathered the borders using a new to me feathering method. Spineless feathers. Learned from Elaine Huffman's book, "Crisscross Dancing Feathers". I like this method! for feathers :)new to me

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One of these days I'm gonna do just what you did -- do a template in the middle and something different on the borders. I've thought to do it on several occasions, then talked myself out of it.

It really does look great.


Georgene Huggett
APQS Sales, Service, Education
Poquoson, Virginia
http://www.GeorgeneQuilts.com
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Beautiful! :)


"Of all the things a woman's hands have made---The quilt so lightly thrown across her bed---The quilt that keeps her loved ones warm---Is woven of her love and dreams and thread." excerpt from The Romance of the Patchwork Quilt by Carrie A. Hall
 

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OH I agree Beautiful.....and one of the patterns I someday will finish...its in the UFO's


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Have had a quilt on my maachine for 4 days. Didn't think I wanted to take the time to swirlz the middle and crosshatch the borders. So have been piecing instead. But after seeing your lovely quilt, I am going to make the effort to use two different boards on the same quilt. It really looks lovely with a different border and just love your feathers.

thanks for sharing.

Marilyn

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When a quilt looks so good when it's finished I say it's time well spent but at the moment I quilt for myself so the extra time doesn't really cost me anything.... although saying that I am usually anxious to get my quilts finished in a timely manner too....Great quilt!


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It really looks great. I never did a different border with the Swirls, but I did a feather border using the CL Baptist Fan in the center of the quilt. It was a bit of extra effort, buit I really liked the way it turned out.


Sandra Darlington

Darlington Quilts

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Angie, the quilt is so pretty, the Swirls look great on it and your feathers are wonderful!

I'm working on a quilt now, using the Circle Lord Zig Zag/Waves in the body of the quilt and will be doing something different on the border. Here's an idea to reduce the number of starts/stops. When you get to the end, raise the stylus and SID until it pops into the next groove and stitch back to the beginning. I can only think right to left when I'm at the back of the machine, but some templates would easily lend themselves to being stitched in both directions. Just a thought.


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Rita, yes, that's me.

This picture is more recent, last month, in fact. Therefore I'm older....fuller face (more weight), and I no longer wear contact lens or makeup.

So it's more like I am now than the other one. Which was what I was when I was a "career woman" and worked for a living.

Although I sort of work now, I have no one to impress except my customers, and it's the quilting that impresses them, not makeup and business attire.

So now I wear what's comfortable and do what I enjoy doing....quilting tops, bringing them to life, hopefully.


Georgene Huggett
APQS Sales, Service, Education
Poquoson, Virginia
http://www.GeorgeneQuilts.com
APQS Millennium with Quilt Path

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Beautiful quilt!! Well worth the work and effort - thanks for sharing with us! :D

Georgene - love the new photo... someday I will have to try and do that.


Judi Olson

Garden City Quilting

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