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Thread: Jealous - quilting vs piecing

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    Junior Member JudyMN's Avatar
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    Before I joined this board, I was perfectly satisfied to call what I made a quilt. My mother and grandmother both made beautiful quilts which were tied. When I started quilting I tied at first then moved to stippling. Now I see real quilting and I am so jealous! I plan to try my hand at feathers next. The quilting done on some of the photos is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration. Any pointers for a regular sewing machine?

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    I know isn't what the ladies do on here amazing. I've been branching out alot since I joined this board here.

    BTW: I love the bergello quilt in your avatar. My next project will be one. But I love yours.

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    Super Member JenniePenny's Avatar
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    There is inspiration here. I admire and appreciate everyone's talent.

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    Super Member frauhahn's Avatar
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    Yes-there are a lot of amazing and talented people on this board!

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    Super Member TonnieLoree's Avatar
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    I really admire your Bargello avatar. That is beautiful!

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    I see nothing wrong with tying a quilt. I have tied many of them.

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    Power Poster CarrieAnne's Avatar
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    I think quilting is wonderful however you do it! I see wonderful machine quilting that makes me drool, hand quilting which is SO pretty, and yep, I even love the tied look!

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    For me quilting is a technique of it's own. You can combine it with piecing or appliqué in many different ways, it can highlight the design of your quilt top and enhance it - but quilting can be used alone as well in wholecloth quilting. Piecing and appliqué uses color to create contrast, quilting produces structure and variegates with light and shadow - the color of thread complements both.
    You can be very creative with your quilting - it is much more than just fix the layers of a quilt together.

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    Super Member ckcowl's Avatar
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    start small and practice- if you don't try to handle something too big at first you will have better control, and as you get rhythm you will get better and better- and work yourself up to larger and larger projects- before you know it you will be (man-handling) large quilts through your little machine :)

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    Super Member plainpat's Avatar
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    I can't do hand sewing/quilting....no matter the inspiration, but can admire all the wonderful talent shown on this board.I like all quilts,no matter how they're made.The amount of work is amazing!

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