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Thread: Affairs of the Heart Cyber-Sew 2011

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    Senior Member Fabric Galore's Avatar
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    Hi Candi,
    I just returned from a 2 week vacation so I haven't got much work done on my quilt. I am using corner blocks and I am still working on the first corner. I hope that this month will be quiet and I will be able to get the top finished. I spent today unpacking and trying to straighten up the house a little bit. I hope to work on it tomorrow.
    Thanks for asking; it's good to hear from you. Have you quilted yours yet?
    LOSIE
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    Sadly Losie-I haven't started quilting and still contemplating what to do! I FMQ much better on my swing machine than the LA, but this is a monster quilt that I am hesitant to quilt on my home machine-so it sits until I either gain enough experience to long arm it or enough courage to FMQ at home lol. Can't wait to see yours.
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    Candi,
    I finally got a couple of hours this afternoon to work on my quilt and I am enthused about getting it finished. I can understand your quandary about quilting. I did a couple of quilts on the LA in Orlando and I felt like I was driving a Mac truck. It was so hard to steer. I would love to hand quilt mine since everything else is hand work but I would never get it finished. I guess I will machine quilt it on my Janome 11000. I bought a 5 ft. folding table to put on the side of my sewing table and if I can clean off my cutting table I should have plenty of room to work. I have quilted larger quilts on my machine and I didn't have the folding table. My arms got so tired from holding up all of that weight. I hope this will go smoother if I ever get it finished. Good talking to you.
    LOSIE
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    I finally finished the first corner on my border. I noticed that I had not embroidered the green leaves on 2 of my borders so I have more work to do before it will be completed. I call this my Gala AOTH quilt because the border was inspired by a roll of Gala paper towels.
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    LOSIE
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    Wow Losie, your border is fantastic, it will be a stunning quilt when it's done.

    I still have 7 blocks to go and then my border. I am also scared about quilting it, but I really want it to be all my work so I will just have to bite the bullet and do it.
    Are you going to use a black batting? Mine is batiks on black too and I'm not sure about using a white batting as I would hate for it to beard.
    Has anyone had any problems with bearding?
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    Losie, it is looking fabulous! Love it.

    Woody, hopefully one of the ladies who used black background will answer you about bearding, but i have used black backing before on quilts and never had a problem. My batting of choice if dream cotton or dream orient.
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    Woody, I couldn't find black batting locally but I ordered it online. It is Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 and it can be quilted up to 3 1/2" apart. I think I am going to preshrink my batting because I don't want my quilt to pucker when it is finished. Good luck with your final 7 blocks. I'd love to see some pictures of your completed blocks.
    LOSIE
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    Here are my first 25 blocks, this is my first try at needleturn and I am getting much better at it LOL
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    Woody, this is one amazing quilt !! Beautiful work and I'm sure you have put in a million hours on it..

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    Gorgeous, Woody.
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