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  1. Rhonda's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolyhouse
    I love it! Where did you find the inspiration? Is it a traditional Moroccan design?
    Sorry didn't see your comment til now.

    I play on my EQ software (electric quilt) until I get a design I like. then I thought this one looked sort of Morraccan so I named it that.

    I did look up Moroccan designs and it does resemble some of them.

    I have the pattern almost ready to price it and put it on my website.

    Thanks Rhonda
  2. MarionsQuilts's Avatar
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    Love this!!!!

    1. colors you like - pretty much all of them. I have yet to meet a colour I don't like! The brighter the better

    2. colors you just can't stand! LOL - I don't like muted colours - I like vibrancy!

    3. fabrics you prefer such as Calico/batiks/Civil War/ etc - as long as it's 100% cotton I'll find a use for it! I adore batiks!


    4. techniques such as Applique/Paper Pieced/EPP/ Pieced


    I'm still learning applique (i really need to learn to slow down LOL) I absolutely LOVE paper piecing and I just tried it for the first time in January - cannot believe how long I waited to try it!

    5. what kind of batting do you use?


    100% cotton

    6. any techniques you'd like to receive on a quilt/project


    I would love to do a whole cloth quilt but it scares me to death

    7. embellishments you like or suggest



    8. Tips you'd like to pass on(keep it brief)

    When doing PP - make sure you change your stitch length to 2 and make sure you "fix" at the beginning and the end - otherwise when you tear your paper off, you're ripping out stitches (hard lesson learned!)

    9. Favorite type of things to make as in
    purses/tablerunners/lg quilts/ lap quilts /etc

    I love to make complicated patterns, but in the size of lap quilts

    10. Favorite snacks/ foods? for goodies

    ANYTHING - seriously, if it has chocolate or sugar in it, I'll eat it

    11. Anything you'd like to add

    I have an african grey parrot, Echo, a gorgeous long-coat GSD (my avatar) Kyleigh, and a beautiful PITA cat, Raylan (he's siamese / himalayan mix) - super friendly, cuddly, but the pickiest eater ever, and he keeps trying to beat up the dog (so not a good idea!)

    I love to garden, have a huge pond in my back yard with fish, and love to read.


  3. Wolyhouse's Avatar
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    I love it! Where did you find the inspiration? Is it a traditional Morroccan design?
  4. Missnell's Avatar
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    Very Pretty!!
    Updated 08-19-2016 at 07:58 PM by Missnell
  5. SewingSew's Avatar
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    I love intense, passionate colors, like blood red. I also like bright, vibrant colors--such as school-bus yellow contrasting with fuchsia pink or bright blues, or red-orange and purple. Black used in the right way is stunning. Cranberry red and hunter green and off-white are beautiful. I love deep, rich colors, like blue-green, purple, different shades of violet, hunter green, olive green, against butter cream yellow, etc. Plaids appeal to me. I love, love, love polka-dots. Monochromatic grays and blacks and whites with a focal point that is dark or bright red is beautiful and classy. Off-white or antique-white used in quilts when it is contrasted with a darker shade or warmer tone is pleasing. White shades against pale colors just look washed out to me in most cases. There are exceptions though. Robin's egg blue used with olive green, mustard yellow, burnt orange, dark brown and off-white--appeal to me.
    I love Baltimore quilts, quilts that show optical illusion through their design, whimsical appliqué, and trapunto. Samplers that incorporate a variety of design squares of different sizes appeal to me. I absolutely love Thimbleberry quilts. I love the art of quilting and think that there is beauty in most every piece, with a few exceptions. Occasionally I see something that I think is fugly. (Yeah, that's right. I meant to say fugly.) But most of the time I find beauty in everything I see.
    I took a hand-quilting class about 20 years ago, but got side-tracked with college and put it aside. I seemed to have a knack for it though. Right now I am signed up for two online classes. They are both block-of-the-month. I will be working on them simultaneously once I complete my wall hanging for this swap. One of the classes is taught by an Amish man, and in which I will learn paper-piecing. The other is a class taught by Lynette Jensen making a Thimbleberries quilt. I should learn many skills through both classes. I love learning new things.
    I really don't care what type of fabrics are used but I prefer that they are cotton.
    I love appliqué, but I am also open to all other techniques. I love piecing that incorporates appliqué.
    My favorite candy is Werther's Original Caramels, Lindt milk chocolate Truffles, Gummy Bears and also Peanut Brittle.
    I am a beginner quilter, but I have been involved in some art or craft project since I was about 6 years old. I learned to crochet and sew at that age from my grandmother. I like to sketch, paint, make jewelry, arrange flowers, make baskets, crochet, sew, knit, cross-stitch, cook, garden, write, read, and just generally create things. I want to try my hand at doll making at some point down the road, and I'm interested in glass-blowing, stained glass, and pottery making.
    I love animals and have had both cats and dogs in the past. My home is presently pet-free and smoke-free. I have a very sensitive sense of smell and can't handle the smell of something that retains a smoky odor. It has nothing to do with not liking a person with that habit, but it is all about being offended by the smell when it is embedded in something. If I can wash the item, then I'm okay. If you are still reading at this point, thank you for taking the time.
  6. skaduzy's Avatar
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    I like all colors except don't particularly care for brown although I seem to use it more than I realized. I prefer 100 % cotton and usually don't pre wash. I don't work much with batiks but like them. I don't care for modern type fabric like Kasse Fassett or whatever his name is, geometric shapes...no! I like flowers, novelties, small prints, more traditional.

    I have tried paper piecing and it drives me nuts. Never again! I sure wouldn't mind getting something paper pieced from someone else but no one will get one from me. I like machine appliqué and seem to practice it on my wall hangings a lot. I like to use patriotic colors and themes. Also love to use flowers. I sometimes like to add some machine embroidery to my wall hangings.

    I use Warm and Natural batting most of the time.

    I stick with the more traditional or maybe updated traditional is a better description. Ultra modern is not for me.

    I like to make lap size quilts, purses, tote bags, mug rugs, Christmas tree skirts, wall hangings, other miscellaneous small items, and Ohio State themed items.

    I like my Dunkin Donuts coffee every morning but just drink one cup. Love milk chocolate and chocolate covered cherries. Like pistachios and tea. (Not together). Werthers hard caramel candy is a favorite. Walkers shortbread! Wow...love it! I'm a sugar girl. Some artificial sweeteners bother me.

    I have a cat. She comes in my sewing room but never lays on my fabric or is up by the machine. Any fur would be from floating in the air. She likes my husband best so is always bugging him, not me. In fact, she minds him like a dog.

    I look forward, so much, to getting these works of art every four months. They hang on the wall right above my sewing machine where I can look up and see them every day.
    Updated 04-07-2016 at 06:36 PM by skaduzy
  7. ube quilting's Avatar
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    1. 2. favorite colors: The only colors I am not fond of are the three primaries, true red, yellow and blue. They are not really common in most of the natural world but they are nice in very small doses.

    White doesn't stand a chance in my house.

    I love vintage, shabby chic and depression glass colors. Poppy, deep purple and lime/ acid green. Clear ocean greens and blues and then there is the robin egg.

    3. Fabrics I prefer: Large, roses draw my attention most. I love looking at beautiful rose covered fabric. Every one of my quilts will have vintage 30s, calicos, polka dots, plaids, shirtings, flowers, batiks and stripes and they may all be in one quilt!

    4. Techniques: PPing, small bits, HSTs, curved piecing, creating small original designs and building a quilt story as it comes together. I never know where a quilt will lead me.

    5. Batting: Warm and Natural has always worked for me and I use all the leftovers in my WHings. I want to try the new bamboo.

    6/7. I love the surprise of all the talent from every one. I do try to challenge myself with new ideas and techniques in these small WHings, it is a great way to experiment. At some point I want to try creating quilts around found objects.

    8. Slow down and enjoy the doing. Don't be afraid to experiment, what do you have to lose by trying?

    9. There is always a new little pattern for some cute thing out there and I am always looking for little things to try. I make totes, wallets and zippered bags to fill in time that I am not doing what I should be doing like finishing all my UFOs.

    10. If it's vegan I'm there when it comes to food.

    11. It is amazing to me that people will spend precious time creating a quilt for perfect strangers, like me. You are all wonderful. We are not just putting pieces of fabric together, we are putting lives together. Thank you all.
    peace
  8. CarolinePaj's Avatar
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    1. colors you like
    Love all colours but I am partial to the Jewel tones.

    2. colors you just can't stand!
    I thought I didn't like that mustardy colour, but used sparingly in a quilt it can really make other colours pop... so I like that one too!

    3. fabrics you prefer such as Calico/batiks/Civil War/ etc
    I am collecting some civil war fabrics at the moment as I have promised myself I will make a Dear Jane... I have also just seen a range called primitive gatherings that I cannot get... so if you have any ideas where I can get hold of some.. let me know.

    4. techniques such as Applique/Paper Pieced/EPP/ Pieced
    I have dallied in all the above at some time or another have enjoyed them all.

    5. what kind of batting do you use?
    Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 or Quiltrs Dream 100% cotton

    6. any techniques you'd like to receive on a quilt/project
    Should I be mean and say something difficult? No, just do anything you are comfortable with!

    7. embellishments you like or suggest
    I am not aderse to a bit of bling, embroidery or any type of embellishment... at the same time I love traditional... I am obviously easily pleased - LOL.

    8. Tips you'd like to pass on(keep it brief)
    Always have fun - when it stope being fun - stop doing it!

    9. Favorite type of things to make as in
    purses/tablerunners/lg quilts/ lap quilts /etc
    I love making quilts from small to large, but I have just started doing some table runners and I am enjoying those and of course I love our wall hanging swap.

    10. Favorite snacks/ foods? for goodies
    Milk Chocolate and I am partial to Werthers Sugar Free Mints (which I cannot get here in the UK)

    11. Anything you'd like to add
    I am a coffeholic, love cake too! I have a fondness for all those little gadgety things that they make for quilters... I wish I could shop in the USA for quilting goodies as although we are getting a little better over here, we have nothing compared to you lucky US gals. I am really into the folksy primitive fabrics at the moment and of course collecting some fabrics for my Dear Jane. Finally but most importantly...... You are all fabulous and I love the friends I have made on this board.

    Hugs

    Caroline
    Updated 04-07-2016 at 02:59 PM by CarolinePaj
  9. Annaquilts's Avatar
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    1. colors you like
    I like most colors but in particular blues, purples, some oranges and greens tend to appeal. Jewel tones also stand out to me. Patriotic colors are also on top of my list.

    2. colors you just can't stand! LOL
    I am not fond of pink, peach, burgundy and mauve. I do not mind some but really do not seem to like too much of it in a quilt. I do not care for neon colors, too much black or white. Now those are personal preferences and I have no problems making any quilts for others with pink in it or other colors.

    3. fabrics you prefer such as Calico/batiks/Civil War/ etc
    I like all kinds of fabrics, Hawaiian,Calico, Civil War, 1930. It seems like I go through phases and right now I am drawn by Civil War fabrics especially in the red/white and blue range. I noticed, even though I like batiks, I do not seem to use it as much and I am not as attracted to all batik quilts as I am to quilts that batiks are mixed with regular fabrics. I am also drawn to primitives.

    4. techniques such as Applique/Paper Pieced/EPP/ Pieced
    I want to learn Rhonda's techniques for quilting and can't wait to try some small blocks once I have the templates.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/member-...ml#post7516078
    I would like to improve my paper piecing and applique techniques.

    5. what kind of batting do you use?
    I tend to use cotton batting but I like the look of Hobbs poly and 80/20 also.

    6. any techniques you'd like to receive on a quilt/project
    Yes, any technique. It is all good with me.

    7. embellishments you like or suggest
    I like embellishments but am not good with using any myself. I think buttons are very cute, especially old ones. I am not as big on glitter but at times it has its place.

    8. Tips you'd like to pass on(keep it brief)
    I like using Aurifil thread, a sharp needle and starch before cutting.

    9. Favorite type of things to make as in
    purses/tablerunners/lg quilts/ lap quilts /etc
    I like making doll quilts.

    10. Favorite snacks/ foods? for goodies
    I like gummy type of candy and really dark chocolate. Now English toffees and caramels are yummy too. I am not big on hard candy or cookies/cakes.

    11. Anything you'd like to add
    I like turtles, do gardening, especially vegetables, we are in agriculture, I like snorkeling, oceans, chickens, ducks, health oriented but not great on too much excercising, and have a small 8 lb hypo allergenic doggie. I am a large family mama and you can normally find me at home. I like primitives, calicoes, Civil War but especially scrappies.
    I really like the wall hanging swap and am glad to be swapping with you. I appreciate hand made items and the time and effort you have put into making your wall hanging. I use them in my home and studio and enjoy seeing them as they remind me of everyone on the board. ThANK YOU.

    Allergies- cats (love them but doesn't work for me) and cigaret smoke (if the fabric smells like it.) If I can wash it then let me know.
    Updated 04-07-2016 at 06:58 AM by Annaquilts
  10. JNCT14's Avatar
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    Fabric colors and types: Any. I am a total junkie. For quilting, though, I do like 100% cotton. I usually don't prewash because the sizing helps to stabilize the fabric, but I have no preference.

    Batting: usually the 80/20 although I will use 100% cotton on some projects.

    Techniques: I will NEVER do paper piecing. I swear, I have dyslexia. I love hand applique. One of these days, I want to learn to make a whole cloth quilt on my home machine but the patterns are daunting. I also want to learn how to create an all-over pattern (I have done some designing but it always looks hokey!) again, on my home machine. I need HELP.......

    Allergies: Cats (sorry, feline friends - you are adorable, but my nose hates you!)

    Snacks - chocolate and anything unusual, including chocolate covered ants. (lol)

    I like to make everything except minis. Those little squares scare the heck out of me.

    Tips: good spray starch makes a great stabilizer and allows good finger pressed creases. They now make starch that does not flake.
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    It's also called the pillowcase method. You lay the front face down onto the back and batting. then sew around the edge leaving a hole to turn it right side out. turn it then straighten it out. that is birthing.
  12. momof2nurses's Avatar
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    What is the birthing method?
  13. Gaillery's Avatar
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    I'm a new quilter. Is that fancy cutting? It's beautiful. How did you learn to do that? And do you applique?
  14. LizzieE's Avatar
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    Love the colors! I'm a sucker for stars/pinwheels
  15. franklindixie's Avatar
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    God bless you all. Love know no age, has no boundaries. Love is Love
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    I do. Same problems for me. Any time I eat wheat, I can't breath. I have to stay away from it. Last time I went out to eat something not expected had wheat in it. I was unable to breath easily for days.
  17. Lore's Avatar
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    Wonderful! I'll bet you are one proud grandma!
  18. Kathy Osterby's Avatar
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    I love your covers. Can you tell me where you found the pattern or did you make it up yoursself?
  19. T-Anne's Avatar
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    Oh my, I knock on wood, so far this has not happened to me. I call our van "the tank" for that very reason.
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    Love the pot holders Rhonda do you have instruction for a couple of them?
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