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Thread: A Beautiful Tropical Christmas Star BURST by Quilter 54

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    Quilter 54 sent me this quilt for long arming.

    AT first glance I just assumed it was a Christmas quilt..maybe for the complimentary colors of red/green.....but it is moda red...so not necessarily Christmas..maybe it was because she also sent me the snow-famiy quilt? But then I saw the red fern'y type leaves in the last border?? Florida Christmas? I have never been south or east of Vegas..I think? ( except when I went on a mission trip to Jamaica)
    But I put on Golden Girls re-runs..and started thinking...designs.


    I asked Quilter 54 if she wanted me to feather it like I did my other stars..she said I could do what I wanted....so I thought..I can't cookie cutter design this quilt...I just love that last border..it is exactly the flare for this quilt. But what was I going to do?
    This is exactly why I love my job...I have to push myself to find new ideas..and I get beautiful canvases ( quilts) to work with....The beauty of it is this is an original..I will probably never quilt another quilt like this again. It is so specific to the fabrics.

    So I pinnied it on....started with the background fabric...(still hadn't decided on last border yet) and I thought in the background I would try to make a spin off design based on the backing fabric..the kind of ruffled leaves and flowers....

    Then the star burst..I want to treat each burst with a different design..to add texture and also act as a burst...so each layer has a different design.

    I then outlined everything..buying time for myself...then it hit me..I loved that fabic..and if I just quilted all the "veins" of those leaves it would be plenty of quilting and add some dimension...PERFECT! I love it....it makes me even more happy that I didn't take away from her purposefully chosen fabric I just helped to enhance it..making it QUILTER 54's choice and not mine....
    So there is another glimpse into my process...I think The Golden Girls helped to guide me in that one..after all they are in FLORIDA...right?

    I quilted this on my INNOVA...no computer quilting all my by own free hand...thanks alot!

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    Beautiful....but then I didnt really expect anything less :)

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    A beautiful quilt and the quilting is wonderfful, gread job Ladies!

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    classy and fabulous!!!!

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    Thanks for walking us thru the process. Your work is wonderful as always. Love this quilt and I'm not a big fan of red.

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    Really beautiful. I think you nailed it on the border quilting -- great choice.

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    Another wonderful job by both of you

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    Beautiful.

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    Another beautiful quilt top and gorgeous quilting. Nice work both of you.

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    amazing as always.

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    Oh my goodness I can hardly wait till you get mine!!! Both the quilt and quilting are perfect. :-D each quilt you work on is so wonderful and the thought you put into what goes where is incredible. Truly amazingly lovely! :thumbup:

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    Stunning quilt and quilting

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    You are such talented ladies! Beautiful work!
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    What a stunning quilt. I think I had better get some more quilts off to you, Charismah, BEFORE you become FAMOUS!!

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    Beautiful!!!!

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    beautiful floral design! I've been looking for other possible options for quilts; yours is quite stunning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingnonie
    What a stunning quilt. I think I had better get some more quilts off to you, Charismah, BEFORE you become FAMOUS!!
    LOL..you are so funny Laurie!

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    Love the colors and design. Very festive.

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    You always do a wonderful Job.
    How long have you been doing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tamara
    You always do a wonderful Job.
    How long have you been doing this?
    Professionally on my own? since September or August?

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    Thank you again for sharing the process - stunning quilt & quilting.

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    Another beauty..quilt and quilting!! I always wondered what you would do with a lonestar quilt.

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    stunning

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    not that is a pretty quilt

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    beautiful job, just beautiful!!!
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