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Thread: TJ's vintage flowers....quilted by Charisma

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    Super Member charismah's Avatar
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    TJ sent me this quilt for long arm quilting :thumbup:


    She trusted me to quilt it however I wanted. I discussed with her actually quilting the blocks. Usually, I would veer away from quilting over anyone's applique and in this case hand sewn vintage blocks. But TJ had stabilized these and I knew if I could just quilt in the center of each flower it would make those petals "pop" out. I love it when an element of a quilt can pop out..it's like it just comes to life when that happens.

    I stippled in the background of the blocks and the final border. I was thinking about why I like stipple with vintage so much?

    ..... It is always my first instinct with vintage blocks. This is what I came up with....stipple to me feels comfy and cozy. Whenever a quilt is stippled I just think..love and warmth. Isn't that what we think of with vintage blocks. How our great grandmother lovingly stitched those by hand, on a cold winter day, by the fire?

    See what a daydreamer I am? LOL Everything is so sunshine and roses when it comes to quilting...I always tend to find a sentimental reason for everything.

    Back to quilt.....

    I quilted leaves in the sashings....I am beginning to think this is my most favorite design. It just fits in with so many patterns and fabrics. This case is no different...the leaves look great! SO I am truly honored to be a part of this quilting process! Thanks TJ!

    I used HObbs polydown batting.


    I quilted this freehand on my INNOVA. No pantograph or computer quilting.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Senior Member timepasser's Avatar
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    Wow that is really a pretty quilt

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    Beautiful quilt. Your quilting is always an inspiration for wanna be's like me.

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    Not only does the spiral in the center of the block make the petals pop, it also emphasizes the gather in the fabric the original piecer did on the small petal inside the star. At first glance I thought you had quilted little lines coming out from the center on those petals but they are actually gathers of fabric. I really like the look this gives.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting! Looks like you are almost done. One block to stipple.

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    Both quilt and quilting are beautiful.

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    I just love every bit of it. Your right , it just popped those flowers!!

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    incredible!

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    TJ's quilt is beautiful. Your quilting is awesome. I've been seeing every one you post and I'm impressed.
    Do you ever sleep? I think sleeping is over-rated myself, but I do need a little every once in a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer Spice
    I just love every bit of it. Your right , it just popped those flowers!!
    HUGE DITTO.......

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