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Thread: Summer Romance by leatheflea

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    Summer Romance by leatheflea

    This quilt was supposed to be in the Iron Quilter Challenge by Missouri Star Quilt Company, but...well....LIFE is always there to change things up a bit. The Birdie motif is a varitation of one that I found at Ivory Spring blog. http://ivoryspring.wordpress.com/200...uilting-motif/ and the pattern is basically my own. I took a couple of ideas from other quilts and made them my own. I have to say that I'm in love with this quilt. Its going in my Studio. I wanted a whole cloth trapanto look so I used 2 layers of batting and tons of micro stippling, and background fills. Karen Mctavish books (I own all but one) also inspired some of the quilting. Theres tons of first for me in this quilt. It was the first time I used double batting, first time hand applique, first time 3D flowers, first time micro stippling and maybe the last, first time curved cross hatching, first time picking out stray thread in the quilt layers after quilting. You can see more detail pictures on my blog. Now I've got a question, How do you get out yellow chalk? yep in the border the chalk that I used for marking has taken a liking to the quilt also. I soaked it in color safe bleach with my hand for aggitation and still it remains....uggg...makes me so sad.
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    Gorgeous quilt!
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    your quilting is impressive.
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    You definitely have a gift for quilting and piecing. What an amazing quilt - hope you get to keep this one (after that much work - its like giving birth). Love it.

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    I did the same thing. But I used red chalk on White fabric and the chalk would not come out. I washed the top and it still didn't come out. Sure ticked me off when I had done all this work and it won't erase. Hope some one else has some good ideas on how to remove it.

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    Wow..that is spectacular!! So lovely.
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    Absolutely stunning. I hope you get to enjoy for a lifetime and then pass it on.

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    You would have gotten my vote! Beautiful quilt!
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    Wow! Just stunning! all of your firsts certainly worked!

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    A gorgeously stunning quilt! You should look for another contest to enter this one in.
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