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Linda,

I love looking at your quilting, but you've got to use flickr. It's really easy to use and my "older" trifocal floater eyes can see the quilting better. Besides, if we save your pictures, then you're deleting them.

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Thanks for the great comments! My customer was so pleased--she said it was just what she wanted.

I'm a very lazy quilter. I'm always looking for the easy/quick way. And I hate stippling--I never get a rhythm going and I tense up and start to hurt after a while. No amount of practice has ever made a difference for me. That's why I McTavish or do any number of other fills before I ever do a stipple.

Now here I was making the decision to micro-stitch a big chunk of this quilt. What was I thinking? :blink:

Here's my lazy-quilter shortcut for micro-stitching--

I had triangles marked between the spikes. I stitched the marks first and then I started at one angle and stitched overlapping circles about a quarter inch around--all along the marked line. When I got to the next angle I reversed and stitched those same circles back. These circles overlapped the first row about half way. I continued changing direction and overlapping the circles until the area was filled. I made sure to hit the stitched outside line so the area was filled. When the circles were done I eyeballed the area for "bubbles"--those obvious areas that had raised between the stitches. I then stitched over one more time randomly and popped those "bubbles". I was amazed at how quickly this went! And no stipple--just easy circles that didn't make me hurt! ^_^


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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Linda, thank you for posting pictures of your beautiful quilting. I am sure many of us have the same appreciation for your work, and it inspires us and feeds our thirst for new ideas!


Boni

Statler

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"Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content." Helen Keller

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Oh my friend this is truly Gorgeous!!! You never cease to amaze me. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.


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Bekah

Shepherd's Garden Quilting

APQS Sales Representative

APQS Millenium

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