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Thread: Connecting Threads Spring 2012 Batiks

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    Connecting Threads Spring 2012 Batiks

    I received the latest Connecting Threads magazine this past week. Oh my. I just couldn't resist the FQ collection of the Spring Batiks. I have some leaf/flower patterns that I have been itching to try from my HI leaf/flower needleturn applique' book, but just couldn't find the right fabric. Well, these batiks are it!
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    They are gorgeous - so far, I have resisted temptation...but I'm sure to cave in any time now. LOL Did you already receive them? How do they compare to the pics in the catalog?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    I received the latest Connecting Threads magazine this past week. Oh my. I just couldn't resist the FQ collection of the Spring Batiks. I have some leaf/flower patterns that I have been itching to try from my HI leaf/flower needleturn applique' book, but just couldn't find the right fabric. Well, these batiks are it!
    I "had" to order some other stuff for CT & I couldn't resist a charm pack of these batiks. Have you gotten their batiks before? I have and YUM! Please post when you finish your project with these beauties!
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    I am fighting temptation But they are gorgeous
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    Are they called Spring Batiks?, just went to their site and I didnt see anything called spring batiks
    SUEB

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    I ordered the fat quarter sampler of all the new groups as soon as I got the catalog. They are more beautiful in person.
    Got fabric?

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    I was drooling over those as well. I have ordered many CT kits and have been really pleased with the quality of the fabric. And, I always order my thread from them. It's good quality cotton thread and a great bargain.
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    I dogeared all the pages with beautiful things I drooled over. REALLY want fq groups of several of their lines. Then threw the catalog away. When I have piles on top of my piles DON'T NEED MORE FABRIC! But... I know how to go online, too. (step away from the computer. hands in the air.)
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    I was wondering about the thread. I have always used the Robison Anton Rayon. Suebee - it is called Summer 2012 Bakit Sampler #5178 They are the FQ at $41.76 And you can also order the fabric by yard for $6.96.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon b View Post
    I am fighting temptation But they are gorgeous
    It was the first time I did the sampler myself. I usually hit the Quilters candy - I love the Mirage collections. They blend in so well with all of the other fabric in my stash.
    Deb Watkins - I woke up today on the right side of dirt. It is a good day.

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    All this talk of new batiks is so tempting... but I just went to weigh some fabric & can't find my scale on the fabric table. Probably not a good sign so I shall resist, for the moment.
    Shannon

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    I got my catalog and decided I just had to have a fat quarter pack of each of the Quilters Candy. But I talked myself out of it. May have to change my mind again. They put out a gorgeous catalog and everything is so tempting.

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    quiltsRfun - I am guilty of this as well....drool and add to cart, then shut down before the final process. This time, however, I just had to go for it. I have all the patterns enlarged, the background fabrics selected....where IS that postman?
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    Deb, there's always something in my cart at Connecting Threads. Don't always buy it but it's fun to add it to the cart.

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    The postman came and didn't even have to ring the doorbell once. I was so delighted.....anyway, I cut out the bird of paradise pattern for my block.....but was so chicken about using the new fabric that I did a tester with my stash fabric. I know I am teasing you without a picture....but let me get the 'real' one done....then I will post. These shadow applique blocks are going to be so stunning. And when I get to do the Hawaiian applique (I know traditional HI blocks are solid colors) I am sure all of you will drool as well. Promise it won't be too much longer......now I am tempted to look at the other FQ sampler packs.....I am so bad.....
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    Deb, you've got my attention! I'll be waiting.

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    Oaky, I have tried 5 times to upload the pic of this great block. No luck. Followed all the directions.....
    Last edited by Deb watkins; 05-30-2012 at 04:46 PM.
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    Name:  IMG_1830 (640x480).jpg
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Size:  232.0 KBSuccess......only about 8 more tries. This is the Bird of Paradise block from the book Shadow Applique' by Hetty van Boven. Three layers - fabric, applique' (heat and bond light), then organza on top. Took two hours to do the 1.5 basting grid, THEN inside and outside stitching. Believe me, the basting is an absolute must. Once the organza starts to shift, there is NO fix to it. (and don't ask me how I did this posting, I only it has something to do with resizing the pic.....and if I could only do it again...hahaha)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    Oaky, I have tried 5 times to upload the pic of this great block. No luck. Followed all the directions.....
    Your photo may be too big. I had a similar problem awhile back. Now, don't ask me how to resize it. My computer guru did it for me.
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    I figured out how to do it, but not sure if I can do it again.....give me fabric, needle and thread, and I can do anything. computer....not so much.
    Deb Watkins - I woke up today on the right side of dirt. It is a good day.

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    I am quite new to machine quilting and not sure about which thread I should be using - the first quilt I used Star 100% cotton - don't remember the weight - but I know it was balling up and breaking alot when I was free motion quilting - might have been the 301 I was soing with - I have since switched to a Singer 15-91 - the start thread was fine for the piecework -but for the free motion, I will be using Sulky this time. Any thought certainly would be appreciated. I love doing free motion - this time I am getting gutsy and doing it with several different colors
    All info would certainly be appreciated
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    Deb, this will be gorgeous. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    I was wondering about the thread. I have always used the Robison Anton Rayon. Suebee - it is called Summer 2012 Bakit Sampler #5178 They are the FQ at $41.76 And you can also order the fabric by yard for $6.96.
    I like their thread except I'm not crazy about the spools it comes on. Oh well...

    I got an email from CT today, advertising their new solid & mirage samplers & all I can say is... YUM! Check'em out...

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/cfp...MirageSamplers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb watkins View Post
    It was the first time I did the sampler myself. I usually hit the Quilters candy - I love the Mirage collections. They blend in so well with all of the other fabric in my stash.
    It's taking all of my will-power not to order this Mirage sampler... YUM!

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/kit...rs__D5382.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by suebee View Post
    Are they called Spring Batiks?, just went to their site and I didnt see anything called spring batiks
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/kit...rs__D5181.html

    I got the charms in my last order & they are stunning! I'm thinking about getting a couple of jelly rolls to make a 1600!
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