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Vintage-repro meander

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Have I ever shared how much I hate a puzzle meander? No, I love the look of it. I use it a lot on appropriate quilts, like behind traditional sample blocks and with 30's repro quilts.

But, even though I am happy with the outcome, I dread the execution. I find I need to be careful of keeping the size consistent and remind myself constantly to slow down or I get dead-ended. I get tense, my shoulders and back hurt--whine whine whine! It's my burden to bear!:P

So I will share Linda's "Vintage-repro Meander".

I can "speed-demon" this one, it is forgiving, looks great on kid's quilts as well as vintage ones, and my eye and back are happy with the outcome.

The photo has been color-altered to show the stitching--it is on an unbleached muslin backer, thus the spots and dots.

Thanks for always listening to my rambles!

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Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

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Good one Linda, to me it looks harder than the puzzle meander. I'll have to give it a try! Thanks for always sharing and teaching here on the forum! You are one of many of our precious jewels!


Shar Schmutz

www.CottonCandyQuilting.com

Blissed Millennium Owner

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What a fun meander, Linda. It reminds me of cocks comb. Like you,

I also have trouble "not crossing" the lines. I really have to focus.

I believe that stipple, in all its sizes, is a wonderful background filler.

It just lays in the back, anchoring and doesn't try to steal the show.

I will have to try your 3-bump meander, though. Thanks for the tip, Linda.


Linda Card

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I can do the standard meander or puzzle stipple in a variety of scales but find it boring. I like the look of this one and will give it a try. Thanks so much for sharing, Linda. I gain so much from this forum! Nancy in Tucson

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I've always called this one 3's and E's....say that while you're quilting...3-2-1-E-2-1-3-2-1-E-2-1...on the 1 you change direction. Good photo! and we love your rambling!:D


Boni

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Thanks Linda, I'm going to use that on my 30's quilt. Yes it is my quilt. I decided it's going on my machine this week. No customer quilt will go on till this gets done. Once I get the table covers for my vendor booth at our quilt show done it's going on. Took a couple vacation days to get caught up.


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Linda that is the only meander I feel comfortable doing.

Boni I also call it 3's and e's but I count in the opposite direction.

I so seldom use the millie that when I do I try to stick with something comfortable for me. This one works.


Cheri Blevins

2009 Millie ~ Quiltazoid equipped

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