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    AnnMarie...they are appliqued...machine appliqued...that is why I couldnt just let them sit. Will post them when I have them together. :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Virginia H. Cunningham
    Lin, what is "Mctavishing." Sounds Scottish but that's as far as I get. Virginia
    It's a machine quilting method developed by Karen McTavish. Much like stippling/meandering in that it covers in an all-over pattern, but it's a completely differnt design. It's very pretty, but time consuming and I'm finding it a bit difficult to do well. But I'm hoping with practice I'll get much better at it. I first saw Karen on Simply Quilts, but thankfully she now has a book and dvd out which makes it a lot easier to understand.

    I'm trying to get some pics of samples I've done and get them downloaded on my computer. As soon as I've done that, I'll post them in the Picture forum. Hopefully that will be soon. Keep checking that forum and you'll be able to see what it looks like. (well, a close facsimile anyway, LOL)

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    Actually Virginia, I'm having trouble getting my pics the right size to post here and will have to work on them more tomorrow. But here's a great site to show you the REAL McTavishing. Mine was just a poor facsimile anyway! :oops: :lol:

    http://www.designerquilts.com/mctavish.html

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    Well, it's not exactly sewing per se, but after I get some house and paperwork done, off to my quilt room I go to organize all my fabric, books, magazines and all. Hopefully I'll have enough time and energy to put up the cutest yo-yo cafe curtains and valance too to top it all off.

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    Such pretty wip going on with each of you. I confess to having to much going on, too, catching up on BOMs, hand quilting my niece' quilt, trying to get all the neck coolers finished, trying to choose the right colors to a new kitty quilt for my granddaughter (all four want their own, all queen size, of course) and I want to get into my Christmas stuff soon or it won't be ready in time. Keep telling dh and ds they HAVE to take care of hourse, yard, meals, and laundry as I have to much to do. :wink: They haven't jumped in yet, though, maybe a fit pitching is due them????

    Sharon

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    I keep jumping around, these are the ones I have been working on and haven't put away, a pink and black pinwheel, my 3" squares quilt, a pile of pot holders, a dress, and jeans I have to hem and ajust for granson for school. There are squares i n boxes and some tops in closet, they can wait.

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    Great and bright quilt in the making. Love the bright colors and the fabric of the cat is great.

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    WOW!!! McTavishing is gorgeous. I've never heard of it or seen it til now, but I sure do like it!! Oh so many things to learn and not enough hours--not nearly enough. Thanks for showing me another facet of quilting. I love this forum--I've learned so much and also how much there is to learn. Virginia

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    It is pretty isn't it? I can only wish to ever be as good as her. I don't think there's any end to the kinds of creativity quilting brings out in people. There could never be enough time to learn/try it all.

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    lin,

    McTavishing is gorgeous! It kind of looks like the Hawaiian Echo quilting.

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    Celeste, I agree it's similar in that it's very close quilting. The lines are about 1/4" apart, like Hawiian, but do go off in different directions so's not to look exactly like echoing. I love the effect. She also does what she calls "micro-mctavishing" that's so tiny and close together it's almost ridiculous! Won't be trying that any time soon! LOL

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    Cutting and piecing another baby quilt while working on panels for the Hawaiian. The first panel is getting turned into a pillow.

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    making a quilt, "Flip-flops in Paradise", by Pat Sloan, for my future DIL, a patriotic throw for my sister, the retired Navy nurse, paper-piecing Christmas stockings for whoever. Not too much going on.

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    hi, nellie here i,m working on serveral quilts for my grandchildren two are sun bonnet sue and sam,a butterfly applique,applique little girls quilt pattern,and another called cool kats for my teeage grandson with music cats,i still need to finish another quilt for my 7 year old grand son with car,and truck that you use in the city.after that i need to make , dog pattern quilt for g dauther for her sister another butterfly and for my other teenage grand son he wants a star moon and sun quilt ,so i,m perrty much tie down right now,so wish me luck nellie

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    I am working on the BOMs trying to catch up. Just finishing up a rag quilt that I started 2 yrs. ago. I have a tree skirt that I started last year - just need to quilt that and it will be done, but don't know how I want to quilt it yet. Also have a table runner that is pieced together and needs finishing. I work on one project for awhile til I get tired of it and then switch to another one. :roll:

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    I am working on a red hat quilt for a friends 50th birthday party the end of this month. I have a lap sized one done but have yet to quilt and bind it. I am not sure how to quilt it as I ahve not had much experience and can not see well to do stitch in the ditch. It is done in a log cabin pattern with reds and purples material surrounding the red hat material sqare in the middle. Wish I could show it to you but my digital camera does not work right now. Any suggestions would be a help Ionly have a week to get it finished the party is next weekend. blessings. Deb

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    I worked on a quilt as you go lap quilt today to show someone the technique. Its just a small sized one but all I have left to do is bind it because the quilting is done as I sew it together. Anyone heard of this method?

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    Yes, I do alot of quilt as you go. I watched the technique several years ago. And through trial and error, have come up with my way of doing it. I have done several that way. But I still also love doing hand quilting. I just finished 2 Fall quilts, Full size. 1 Christmas quilt, full size, I have 2 antique Maple Leaf quilt tops that where given to me, Those I will do by hand, full size. I also have 2 crazy quilts going, 1 full size, and 1 twin size, I do alot of ornate hand work on my crazy quilts, 1 of the crazy quilts is a gift, the other is a request. And then I just drew up my own design of 2 other quilts that I'll be pulling fabric for. 1 will be a novelty fall quilt and the other will be a novelty snowman quilt. Which I'm very excited about starting. But today I'm going to participate in the class here on the board. So I stay totally in to my quilting. I've been called obessive, compulsive, but alway in a nice way. And thats fine, I've been addicited for quiet awhile and I desire no cure.

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    Hi all, I am working on a rag quilt for husband, and working on hand print quilts with my granddaughters for their moms for Christmas.

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    Here is a lap quilt I am working on.....it is much brighter in person.
    My friends Mother gave me 13 unfinised laps, they measured 36" and I am adding borders to them all to give to the sick and the elderly. The fabrics that the 36" laps came from small play productions from a dinner house in DesMoines Iowa named the Ingersoll Dinner Theater. So I feel privileged to do these....they are turning out pretty well. tlcquiltnut
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    Zuchini brownies? Never heard of them but they sound good! Can you share the recipe? I make the zuchini bread with crasins. Very colorful for holiday gifts!

    judyjo

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    Just on my 8th quilt in 13 months... only have the last border to sew on... the first one went to a granddaughter for her 21st, the second was mine, the next two were community quilts, and I have four tops here, one is a cot quilt I wanted to try, the next three are for grandchildren... just waiting to be quilted... have had other things on lately, had no chance to try the quilting... think I might chicken out though... I think the grandchildren deserve a decent quilt, not quilted by somebody (me) who doesn't know what she is doing !!!

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    Some ladies at a class I went to made a bunch of blocks of antique looking tea cups and saucers and gave the quilt as a present to the past president of their red hats group. It was really beautiful. They are all great quilters. I thought it was a great idea but it took some time.

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    That sure sounds like a great idea. I have a big box of dried cherries it would work good too I think. Craisins are good.

    Connie

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    Just finished two memory quilts ( Full Size) am working on another for my neighbors 1958 class reunion rail fence pattern with white strip in center for signing and aphoto of the school in center almost done all but
    finishing quilting border,also making b'day blks trying to get ahead on them some how, sounds like evryone is busy, i've got the material for another queen size by christmas wish me luck. Shelly good to see you on here i've missed you. Esther

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