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Thread: The FWS Pony Club Quilt=Along wk 40 Sheep Fold & Star of Hope Photo Page

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    I did however get this finished this week, it is sideways on the clothes line. I made it for my DS and gave it to him last night.
    It was a kit I purchased from Keepsake Quilting
    I will post a thread in the Pictures section but wanted to show my friends first, hope you like it
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    Mirab, I love your block and can't wait to see your finished quilt--it will be so pretty.
    That quilt is awesome!! Did you do the quilting too? Yinz amaze me--where do you find time to make such beautiful quilts? Great job Mirab!
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    JanRN I did the quilting on this one, it is just a swirly design but to keep it sort of straight across the quilt, I sectioned the quilt top into rows with safety pins and did my own sort of edge to edge quilting, hope that makes sense.
    Karen

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    Mirabelle...what a beautiful quilt. I echo Jan...how do you get so much done? Most days I sew 5-6 hours and don't have too many finished quilts to show for it. Maybe that's my problem. I love the piecing but not the quilting so not to much gets actually finished. You are much more balanced and disciplined no doubt.

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    MiraB ... OMG that quilt is ever so lovely! Everytime we think you have shown us a beauty, the next one is even better! Great quilting ... what sort of a machine are you using?

    And look at the FC and even stitching for that striped fabric! Your PC is going to be amazing when put together.
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    Mirabelle--your block is pretty...your quilt is going to be so elegant with those roses!! The other quilt you made is great...very masculine. What is the name of the pattern?

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    "Sigh" from Iowa Mirabelle and there's very little blue in it. Thanks for sharing your beautiful batik quilt.
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    Mirabelle-It's got such a soft, masculine look ta it. Beautiful!
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    Oh Mirabelle, that quilt for your son is wonderful! I'm sure he is so proud of it!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Quote Originally Posted by carriem View Post
    Mirabelle--your block is pretty...your quilt is going to be so elegant with those roses!! The other quilt you made is great...very masculine. What is the name of the pattern?
    Carriem it is called Smokey River and was a kit from Keepsake Quilting. I don't normally buy kits, but this one just sort of grabbed me.
    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by gardnergal970 View Post
    Mirabelle...what a beautiful quilt. I echo Jan...how do you get so much done? Most days I sew 5-6 hours and don't have too many finished quilts to show for it. Maybe that's my problem. I love the piecing but not the quilting so not to much gets actually finished. You are much more balanced and disciplined no doubt.
    Ggal I am a typical Virgo, everything has to be organised, I spent years working in Administration and Finance and my daily planner saved my sanity


    I always have a notebook on my desk and plan out what has to be accomplished, write it all down and cross it off when its done.
    This week goes something like this
    Piece PC blocks
    Quilt Hearts charity quilt
    Embroider teddy bear blocks
    Sew binding on medallion quilt
    Start making bags for Patchwork Club's Show n Tell
    Piece Dinosaur quilt top
    I am continually crossing off and adding stuff, when DH is at work I will sew for maybe 8 hours a day, when he is home it is a lot less. I have 8 charity quilts completed so far this year and hope to get 12 finished by the end of the year
    Karen

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    Here is my last block for this week, crossed off my list and as soon as I post this will be sewing binding on while DH and I watch a movie.
    Hope you like it
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    That is beautiful Mirabelle, as usual. I am soooo anxious to see your quilt all together. I know it is going to be spectacular!
    "You have enough quilts made when your soul is filled, your creativity satisfied and your fingers just won't work anymore."

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    Thank you JeanieG, the inspiration came from your Farmers Wife Sampler as I so enjoyed seeing your blocks every week. The idea of using just one fabric range appealed to me. As the end gets closer I am getting to see more of how the fabrics work together and I am loving it..
    Karen

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    Love that block, Mirab. The red really adds a spark and your piecing is great, too.
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    Mirabelle--I too agree another pretty block.

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    It's just lovely!
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    MiraB ... another one chiming in on the lovely-ness of this block, and your many others! That line of fabrics is absolutely beautiful and we all know it's going to be stunning in the completed works!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    MiraB ... OMG that quilt is ever so lovely! Everytime we think you have shown us a beauty, the next one is even better! Great quilting ... what sort of a machine are you using?

    And look at the FC and even stitching for that striped fabric! Your PC is going to be amazing when put together.
    QuiltE I sew on a Pfaff Expression 3.0 and my embroidery machine is a Pfaff Creative Vision 4.0. I love Pfaff machines, I did a detour and purchased a Janome 6600 but wasn't happy with it from the moment I bought it home. Sold it to a friend and went back to the Pfaff.
    Karen

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    Quote Originally Posted by mirabelle View Post
    QuiltE I sew on a Pfaff Expression 3.0 and my embroidery machine is a Pfaff Creative Vision 4.0. I love Pfaff machines, I did a detour and purchased a Janome 6600 but wasn't happy with it from the moment I bought it home. Sold it to a friend and went back to the Pfaff.

    Thanks MiraB ... I have the 6600 and have been quite pleased! It's the "best" machine I've ever had, so that could be part of it. The only thing I don;t like about it ... I know I want a bigger throat so I can really get at doing the FMQing without the limitations that creates. With that comes the interested in a BSR (or whatever each brand call theirs), though I hear a lot of people say they are just trouble! I don't know anything about Pfaff or what features yours would have.

    I think a lot of the time the love/hate for a machine can come from the service and support we get from our dealers. I am fortunate to have a really good dealer locally. They just represent Janome and Bernina, so it'd be hard for me to consider others ... though, that doesn't mean I will not. I would just have to have the confidence that a different dealer would be every bit as good. And another consideration, other dealers are going to be at a further distance, so not as convenient for drop by Q+As!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Thanks MiraB ... I have the 6600 and have been quite pleased! It's the "best" machine I've ever had, so that could be part of it. The only thing I don;t like about it ... I know I want a bigger throat so I can really get at doing the FMQing without the limitations that creates. With that comes the interested in a BSR (or whatever each brand call theirs), though I hear a lot of people say they are just trouble! I don't know anything about Pfaff or what features yours would have.

    I think a lot of the time the love/hate for a machine can come from the service and support we get from our dealers. I am fortunate to have a really good dealer locally. They just represent Janome and Bernina, so it'd be hard for me to consider others ... though, that doesn't mean I will not. I would just have to have the confidence that a different dealer would be every bit as good. And another consideration, other dealers are going to be at a further distance, so not as convenient for drop by Q+As!
    I think you might be best getting a HQ16 or the Tiara, QuiltE. That way you can do your piecing on the Janome, and your quilting on the other. I know you can keep both machines busy, when you get off your "fair" duty. I don't have expensive machines, but I use one for piecing and my Baby Lock with the larger throat for quilting. Works for me! (However, I would love to have Jan's HQ16!!!!!)
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    I have been thinking about getting a Janome 6600 for a 2nd machine. I have a Jem 760 and it is great but a little small sometimes. Plus DD (almost 11) has used my machine enough that she can tell a difference when using her $100 machine and she wants something better. Now that there is a new bigger machine out for Janome I am going to check with my local dealer and maybe get a traded in 6600 to save a little money.

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    MiraB .... I forgot to ask ... what was it you didn't like about the 6600 when you had it?

    JeanieG
    ... I did some phoning around the other a day about the Sweet 16 and the Tiara. The lady I called about the Tiara knew nothing about it and called the company and they wondered how she even knew about it as it has not been released in Canada. The rep finally admitted that they have a meeting coming up in the next couple of weeks to intro the Tiara. They can pre-order at that time, though it will not be open for sale til Feb! ... As for the Sweet 16s, I did find several that sell them, but none with one. They only bring in one at a time because they are so costly. Oh right, buy it sight unseen! And get ready for this ... they don't order til they have an order for three machines! And that was the same story at all three shops .... all a considerable distance from me. I'm still interested, but!!!!

    The dealer I use, used to sell one (forget which or both?).1

    CarrieM ... the 6600 has been a great machine and I really do love it! While the throat seems huge compared to what you are working with, it really is limiting if you are wanting to get into quilting bigger pieces. I know lots of people say they quilt queen/king quilts on it ... but they must be fighting with it to make it happen. Even when doing 40x40 square, I feel I am not doing it comfortably and totally hesitate to consider big projects for now. I know you'll really like the 6600 for what it can do. I can also tell you will be quilting for a long time to come, and if you're wanting to do more machine quilting than you have been, you might want to consider what else is available.
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    Yeah, I finished my blocks for this week. They were easy ones! I looked at next week, and they are going to be much harder!
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    Oh Jeanie! Those are just perfect! (Sigh.)
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