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Blue & Yellow Floral with Q. Instructions Added

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Just finished this one -- these big custom quilts you really get attached to, as they take so much work! Since you have asked in the past, I'm going to share what challenges or learning things that happened with this quilt.

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Joan

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Back - I absolutely love the wide backs; they eliminate so many puckering problems. Although the quilt top is very busy with fabrics, I decided to put a lot of time into custom. The customer is a friend and this is only her second quilt (for her guest bedroom). She is more into rug-hooking and this is only her second quilt in 6 years, so since she can afford it and would appreciate it, I decided to go custom. That is a long way of saying, thank goodness for the wide, plain back, because the custom quilting does show here and she could use it as a wholecloth.

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Joan

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Large Floral Block -- I have done one of these quilt patterns before, and did a 'Designs with Lines' type of floral, which the customer raved about, so I decided to do it on this quilt too. Now that I have my Quiltazoid, I was also able to add concentric circles, which I thought gave more interest.

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Joan

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Medium Floral -- I thought the continuous curve (CC) gave the flower petals a lot of personality here. I matched the thread color to the blue, since this quilt does not need more business! I chose King Tut thread, as it is thicker and coarser and showed up the best. I use it a lot, but still struggled with the tension, as it needs to be REALLY tight.

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Joan

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Border -- I originally was going to do a scollwork leaf design on the setting triangles, until I noticed that the leaves in the fabric were plainer. So I modeled the twig with leaves design after the fabric, and again used a blue thread to match the fabric.

I love the yellowish floral on the inner border, and was going to do an involved buttercup with loops quilting design. However, after practicing a long time and still not getting it, I decided to go easy on myself and did swirling vines, instead, which actually looks better because the long, large quilting lines stand out against the busy fabric.

I did bead board on the border, after reading about it so much on the Forum. I did two borders with my Quiltzoid and it turns out so nice. But on the far left border, I have very little room to set up the QZ (any suggestions here?) so I eyeballed it. On the last border, I got impatient and eyeballed it too. :cool:

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Joan

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Beautiful and thank for taking the time to tell us how you did it all! Your quilting is beautiful and really adds to the quilt and to boot a whole cloth on the back. What more could anyone ask for. You have a lucky friend!!!!


Dell 2016 Millie Frannie Ann Jr. with Bliss & she is Quiltaziod and Circle Lord Equipped with lots of Quilting Toys and now has Quilt Path!

 

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Joan that looks terrific. I'm sure she will love the custom work too. I have never maxed out my sides when using the quiltazoid so I'm not sure how to help. I have gotten close when I have a king on (I have 14ft frame) but never gotten it so close that I can't use it.

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SIMPLY STUNNING I say ..... Blue/yellow to me are such happy colors, it represents blue skies and sunshine.... !!!

Your quilting is just STUNNING Joan.....I really enjoyed your "eye candy" this morning ....Thank You...

GREAT JOB!!!


Linda B.

Central Oregon

APQS Millennium

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Love your swirls and the leaf and branch in the corner triangles, I just love king tut also, it has a nice texture...


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Blissed Millie

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Joan,

Thanks for the tutorial. It's really helpful. I've found with the quiltazoid, that I need to put the short end of the quilt on the frame so I can use the quiltazoid. I've had to move the quilt every two inches when I've forgotten, just to get my crosshatching done. It was a pain, but lesson learned. However, if it's a King eyeballing it works well. That's why I wished I had enough room for the 14 foot frame.

The back really shows your quilting. It's just stunning.

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Awesome quilting and I truly loved the pictures with explanations. No wonder your clients are happy!


Barb Iliff

Freedom SR

Winding Ways Quilting

"When your life falls to pieces make a quilt!!"

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I love the way this quilt looks. I would have looked at the top and suggested a nice pantgraph, never thinking about custom on it.

As far as running out of room...yes, I have that problem. My frame in only 11 feet long and quite a few times I've had to turn my quilt to move the top to the bottom so I could get to the side I couldn't work with. I just accept it, and do it, but if I had the room, I would probably gone for the 14' frame and not had to spend the extra time doing this.


Sandra Darlington

Darlington Quilts

2005 APQS Liberty, Circle Lord Enhanced

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