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Thread: My Newest Project

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    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
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    Well, here is what I drew up while hubby was in the hospital. The red hearts will be appliqued (when I learn how to do that) The white spaces will be feathered hearts done in trapunto (you all know I love to do that). I am planning to do the flying geese in a variety of the fabrics that I will also be using for the piecing so it will look scrappy. I'm planning to use the beige for a scalloped outside border that will drop over the side of the bed about 14" and it will be appliqued with "folk art" type of running rabbit, birds, and flowering vines.

    Ya'll have any thoughts..suggestions...this is terrible??? It won't hurt my feelings (I'll just ignore your advice if I don't like it :roll: )

    Focus fabric for the blocks, crackle fabric to be the app. hearts.
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    Backing fabric on top, border and block background beige fabric along with focus fabric
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    Some more of the piecing fabrics

    Piecing fabric for the pinwheels and stars
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    I love the rich colors. It looks like you are well on your way. Which type of applique do you prefer? I tried many methods and settled on perhaps the most time consuming but it's one where I feel like I don't have to redo it to get it to look right.

    Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
    Julie

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    Looks great - loooove those fabrics. My only concern would be uneven wear (in later years) since the heart pattern would always be facing topside up. Is the scalloped edging going on all 4 sides?

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    Love your design, the fabrics, WOW! Can't wait to see it when it is done :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltwoman
    Which type of applique do you prefer? I tried many methods and settled on perhaps the most time consuming but it's one where I feel like I don't have to redo it to get it to look right.
    I've only tried ironing it over freezer paper, then blanket stitching by hand. I really would like for these to be blind stitched, so will try that..with the freezer paper I guess for a nice edge. Which do you do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moonpi
    My only concern would be uneven wear (in later years) since the heart pattern would always be facing topside up. Is the scalloped edging going on all 4 sides?
    I hadn't thought of the uneven wear..well, hopefully, it will outlast me :D

    I was thinking about the 4 sided scallops vs. 3 sides..I'm going to have to see how the quilt works out, it may be that it will be way too long if I use all 4 sides, I may have to only do 3. Will the quilt police nab me or is that acceptable? What do you think?

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    Great pattern and fabrics, love the colors. Can't wait to see it.

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    That is a beautiful design. I like blanket stitch, machine or applique, probably as my blind stitch comes out and looks around a LOT.

    Your scallop could be a little narrower on each side or just leave it off the top. I can't wait to see this. :D

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    Love your colors, beautiful design. Just thinking about doing all those tiny flying geese gives me a headache!

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    Can't wait to see it. Post some pics throughout the project. I enjoy seeing them progress.

    Kyia

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    I am so impressed with your design! Does it take you as long to design and draw it as it does to make it?

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    WOW! I'm so impressed with your imagination, your ability to plan all of that out in such detail. I also really love your color choices. You go girl!!!! Please keep us updated with photo's as you go along and have fun!

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    sandpat-This is an awesome and fun quilt! You go girl!!;))Do check out the video on how they applique (my favorite yet!) at: www.allpeoplequilt.com It's a fun way to applique for me and very easy too. Keep us postd w/pics of progress. Skeat

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    Oh sandpat, I'm gonna want to take it home and keep it! It's a beautiful design and I simply love the colors!

    Please do pull a Barnbum and keep us posted on your progress with photos, it's really fun for us!

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    There are a few easy methods to do your hearts. First use fusible webbing and then topstitch in place after you iron them down. The 2nd one is to sew the heart wrong side up to a USED dryer sheet. Make a slit in the back of the dryer sheet and turn right side out. I have tried both methods. I really like your ideas and can't wait to see it come to life! :thumbup: Good luck!

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