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Thread: 12 Days of Christmas applique quilt

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    Senior Member JoyVoltenburg's Avatar
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    The background on this particular quilt is a bit of a story in itself. First, here are the details of how I quilted this. I layered Legacy wool on top of Legacy 80/20. I put a holly swirl in the outer borders and the green sashing. In the light green border, I did switchback feathers. I did all the SID and outlined the applique with clear Madeira Monolon. I echoed the phrase in the top border with the same thread I used on the feathers (So Fine in Moda green). The holly treatment was done in ivy tone on tone King Tut. I then echoed all the applique on the right side of each block in cream Bottom Line and did pebbles in 3 different color threads (two So Fine and one Signature) in the left side of the block backgrounds. I chose echoing around the applique and pebbles in the left portion of the background to bring a unifying theme to all the applique. I shadow outlined the outer sashing around the blocks and did swirls on the red inner sashing around the applique . I used the same cream Bottom Line in the bobbin throughout (I wasn’t going to do this, but the tension was going so well and it was easier than changing bobbins all the time).

    Now, the rest of the story. The lady this quilt belongs to was referred to me by the owner of a LQS I frequent. This lady had already had another longarmer quilt this for her. She took out all the stitches because she wasn’t happy with the end result. I was a bit apprehensive about doing this, but I can see why she might not have been happy with the first quilting treatment. The first quilter had used a thick linty looking medium tan colored thread in the light green border and outlined all the top applique phrase with that thread. It really contrasted poorly with the applique. She also stippled the background of the applique blocks with a white thinner thread which also stood out – but the bigger problem I saw was that she stippled the applique itself. The swan had small stippling holes all over it (white thread on a blue swan) and I hope those holes will close up for her when she soaks or washes this quilt.

    When she brought the quilt, I asked her what she envisioned for her quilt – and she pointed to several things I had as samples and some designs on my quilts. She expressed a liking for pebbles and echoing. I tried to get as much information on what she disliked about the quilting treatment and what she liked for her quilt. I hope she likes what I have done. I think it looks nice and is what I would have done to this quilt had it been mine.
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    beautiful quilt and quilting! She made an amazing quilt and you did a fantastic job quilting it! She should Love what you did with it.

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    Beautiful quilting, love your feathers!

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    Well, it sure is beautiful now - she should love it.

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    If she doesn't absolutely LOVE what you did with the quilting on this beautiful applique quilt there is absolutely no pleasing her no matter what. You did a beautiful, well thought out job. Exquisite work IMHO.

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    What a beautiful job quilting. Let us know how the customer liked it.

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    Picking my jaw off the floor....gorgeous by both of you

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    Wow! Your work is amazing and beautiful! I'm certain the owner of the quilt will be beyond thrilled. :D :D

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    This quilt is stunning and your work is so nice.
    Came back to mention and thank you for all
    the details in your post.

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    Beautiful job both of you! Clearly you both had the right vision for this quilt! She has to know the painstaking task of removing those stitches was well worth it. It certainly appears she found a new longarmer :)

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    beautiful

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    absolutely stunning,

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    absolutely stunning,

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    I would just love it if it was mine. The quilting is delightful

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    Beautiful.

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    Gorgeous!

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    I hope she is happy...its a beautiful quilt and you did a great job quilting it!

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    I hope she is happy...its a beautiful quilt and you did a great job quilting it!

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    This is the first Christmas-themed quilt I've seen that I'd be interested in making. It's really wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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    Stunning!!

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    Beautiful Work!

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    I have this same panel and was wondering how I was going to use it. Your quilting is so beautiful. This panel may have to sit for a few more years before I even attempt to quilt it. I feel like a kindergartner compared to you. You atleast have your PHD in quilting. You did a wonderful job. :thumbup:

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    Your work is amazing and beautiful; love the appliques.

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    Very pretty and beautiful workmanship!!!

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    Wow! You did a beautiful job quilting this- I don't think she could not LOVE it!!

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