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Thread: Pacific Rim Quilt Co. Applique Quilts

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    I am in love with the Herd of Turtles Applique Quilt sold by PRQC. Has anyone ever done one of these? If so, how difficult did you find the pattern?

    http://www.prqc.com/fabric_packs.htm#Herd-Turtles

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    I love those batiks!! Wish the patterns were a little larger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    I love those batiks!! Wish the patterns were a little larger.
    If you place your cursor on the pattern & push CTRL and + (plus key) at the same time, will enlarge the picture/print as many times as you push it. To reduce your screen to normal, push CTRL and the minus key. Hope this helps.

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    I love the PRQC patterns. I've done several, including 2FAQ ones, and am in the midst of making the carousel horse now. I plan to make it larger by placing pieced borders around the center carousel horse. I think they're pretty easy and I do it on the subway each morning and evening, to and from work.

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    I took a Hawaiian quilting class and one of the participants did that pattern, but she took the pattern to a copy place and enlarged the entire pattern. It turned out really cool. Love their patterns and enjoy needle turn applique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by momski
    I am in love with the Herd of Turtles Applique Quilt sold by PRQC. Has anyone ever done one of these? If so, how difficult did you find the pattern?

    http://www.prqc.com/fabric_packs.htm#Herd-Turtles
    Nanch Chong has a DVD out on Hawaian [?] quilting. If you can't find a class on her needle turn applique I'd recommend it. If you can do handwork, you will love doing her patterns.

    She gave an excellent program for one of my quilting groups and then did a class with her pattern also. She is great!

    ali

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    Nancy often teaches through QuiltUniversity.com

    That's where I took her class though I'd already done one of her pieces, from her Baltimore-style quilt. I did the center--over 300 pieces I think! and I did most of it on the subways to and from work--

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    Is the applique portion the turtles or the water? I am trying to decide if I should buy just the pattern or pattern and fabric. I have a yard of a beautiful watery fabric that would work well and don't need to add it to my stash ;)

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    I did the herd of turtles. I had never done needle turn before, but loved it. I layered both of my fabrics together after I marked the top. Then I machine stitched in a VERY contrasting color about 1/2 inch inside the lines. That left me plenty to turn with out worrying about hitting the basting. All I had to take was needle and thread. I just snipped about 3 inches at a time. It was a great take along project as I never had to look at a pattern!

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    I've made quite a few of Nancy Chong's 2FAQ's. It's an easy way to start needle turn applique if you're a novice (like me). The latest ones I plan to enlarge with piecing around the edges, so they aren't quilted yet. I've heard Nancy Chong speak at quilt shows, and she is one energetic lady. A friend took a class from her and said that she learned a lot.

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    Herd of Turtles

    Quote Originally Posted by momski View Post
    I am in love with the Herd of Turtles Applique Quilt sold by PRQC. Has anyone ever done one of these? If so, how difficult did you find the pattern?

    http://www.prqc.com/fabric_packs.htm#Herd-Turtles
    I just finished this project using needle turn method. I used a dark batik for the top fabric which made it very difficult to mark. Fortunately I had a Fons & Porter mechanical white marking pencil with a very fine lead. If my fabric was lighter I would have used a Frixion pen.
    I loved doing this so much! I couldn't stop even through a migraine headache which lasted 3 days. I'm sorry the applique part is finished. I'm thinking about doing the seahorse next

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    I have been wanting to try this kind of applique. I enjoy hand quilting and things but I have been disappointed with regular applique. I LOVE the Peacock one. Oh my . . . . such a slippery slope!
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    I took Nancy's class online from Academy of Quilting (Quilter University) and was definitely worth it, have also talked to her at quilt shows and watched her demonstration of applique. Her DVDs about applique and Hawaiian quilts are both very good. I was able to find them at the library viewed them before and during the online class. I have the Hummingbird applique that I bought as a kit at the Quilter's Anonymous show in Monroe and will probably but the turtles one of these days. Love Nancy and her sister Janice and all their patterns.

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    if you ever get a chance to attend one of her in-person workshops, do so. she goes through everything one step at a time and makes sure you understand and can do it before she goes on. I have had the pleasure of attending a workshop, and felt there will never be enough time to spend with her. you do come out knowing what to do, but feel that the time was not long enough.....

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