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Thread: 2nd quilt off of the longarm - maple leaf quilt

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    Talk about not a minute to spare. I made this leaf quilt for my DMIL for Christmas and just finished it up yesterday. We will see her tomorrow to gift it. Her birthday is in October so I thought fall leaves would be a good present for her and she has her house decorated in all fall colors. This is quilt #2 off my longarm. I picked maple leaves in 3 different sizes from my yard to create the maple leaf quilted design in the center of the quilt. I traced the leaves then marked the quilt with the tracing using transdoodle transfer paper and fons and porter water soluble graphite pencil in areas where I couldn't see the transdoodle transfer. The pieced smaller leaf border I did a stencil with a blue pounce pad. I SITD on the outer sawtooth border. Still need to practice that, I had a hard time staying in the ditch and I found using the ruler awkward. All markings washed out wonderfully by just doing a plain cold water wash with no soap. Then into the dryer to shrink the batting and get that wonderful puckered texture. I really like longarming and think I have a knack for it. I can't wait to finish piecing my next quilt to get on "Sportster" (the name I gave my Innova).

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    WOW!!! That is absolutly beautiful.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting

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    What a beautiful quilt. I love the backing too. Great job on the quilting. You are sure talented. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    I think you have a knack, too. The leaves are great

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    oh i love the back as much as the front and beautiful quilting too.

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    very pretty

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    You did a great job on the quilt and the quilting ! very nice leave quilting -- it does appear you have knack for it !

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    oooo Snuggly! love it

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    You are so right, you do have the knack! Good job!

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    Definately, you have the knack! Your quilt is stunning :thumbup:

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    great quilt, great job, so much time in piecing a quilt, and the pattern you chose was beautiful.
    Lovely!

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    very pretty!

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    Great job on both the quilt and quilting. I have used mother nature's gifts numerous times for patterns. I have created my own maple leaf pantograph by tracing several different maple leaves in varying positions all connected with an easy swirl and loops. It is quicker for me than doing individual leaves and all the cutting of threads when you start and stop.

    You definitely have a knack for it.

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    Absolutely gorgeous! Great job of quilting and love the quilt design.

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    I just love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by candlequilter
    I have created my own maple leaf pantograph by tracing several different maple leaves in varying positions all connected with an easy swirl and loops. It is quicker for me than doing individual leaves and all the cutting of threads when you start and stop.
    Oh yes I agree that connecting them would have been quicker and that was my original plan. But when I drew it out on paper I just liked the look better with each leaf separated. But I do really like the idea of linking them with swirls and loops to give them the "movement" of falling leaves. Additionally I ended up with some odd spacing between some of the leaves where I could have used swirls and loops for filler. I am learning something with every quilt.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting
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    It is a beautiful quilt and your stitching looks great. I have not tried stitching in the ditch yet. I guess I need a ruler...

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    Quote Originally Posted by franie
    It is a beautiful quilt and your stitching looks great. I have not tried stitching in the ditch yet. I guess I need a ruler...
    With or without the ruler, I was out of the ditch a lot more then in it! :lol: :lol: As I found the ruler so distracting and awkward I ditched it entirely and you can't tell which ditches had ruler and which didn't. Did that just sound like Dr. Suess?

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting is lovely

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    Great job, she will be so thrilled to receive this beauty.

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    Wow~ Beautiful! The backing is as beautiful as the front and your quilting is fantastic!!

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    Very nice quilt and nice quilting.

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    I can see someone is enjoying her longarm. Well done. Love the shapes. Did she like her stunning quilt?

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