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Thread: Black and White and Red all over

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    Super Member Marcia's Avatar
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    Thank you, everyone, for the really sweet comments. My son is very happy with the quilt-just glad he finally has it!!

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    It is beautiful but I agree she didn't do it justice. Ladies check out the quilter and is samples. I have a student that tried a friend once and threw out the quilt . She went back to her original quilter. Check them out first.

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    He will love it and not pay near as much attention to the quilting as you do :lol: He'll only see..black, white..warm and the love you made it with :lol:

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    Your quilt is dramatic. Sorry the quilting wasn't what you wanted. You know, I don't think your son will be concerned with the feathers. He'll see the color and pattern which is just terrific.

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    Your quilt is fabulous. The stitching dosen't look bad either. Your son will love it anyway. Is that your own pattern design or is it a commercial pattern. Just curious. Thanks for sharing. Watson's mom

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    Your quilt top is beautiful!

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    Spectacular !!! Even with the quilting. I do my own because I could never afford to have anyone else do it... but the quilt top is spectacular. Good job.

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    Marcia, Vert striking. My son would like one like that.
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    Great Job! I think the quilt is beautiful.

    PJ won't mind the 'feathers', he's going to appreciate the love you put into making it and the warmth it will provide him for years & years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by watson's mom
    Your quilt is fabulous. The stitching dosen't look bad either. Your son will love it anyway. Is that your own pattern design or is it a commercial pattern. Just curious. Thanks for sharing. Watson's mom
    Thank you for the compliment. The pattern is neither an original design nor a commercial pattern. My guild in VA did this quilt in different colors as a raffle quilt. It is REALLY EASY to do.

    I began by cutting 12 1/2" squares of muslin to foundation piece the blocks. Next I cut the red strips (I cut mine 3" to finish 2 1/2", but you can make yours any width you want to) and centered them diagonally across the muslin squares. The last step is the fun one! Cut strips at random widths and then sew them on either side of the red strip using the "sew and flip" method (where you sew a strip, open and press the seam, sew another strip, open and press, etc.) The strips will be longer than the muslin foundation and you turn the block over and trim off the excess to fit the muslin when you are finished with the block. Arrange your blocks to make the center strips form the pattern you like.

    The fun comes with the color. The quilt we made for the raffle used aqua center strips. The random width strips sewn on either side started with navy blues and then lightened as you went to the edge-ending in a pale blue. When the blocks were joined it formed a light blue diamond effect where 4 blocks come together.

    I collected black and whites for mine. When sewing the blocks I started with my darkest blacks first, then used my fabrics that were more of a half black/half white print next and finished the outside edge with fabrics that were predominately white with a small amount of black.

    You can make your muslin foundation any size you choose, your center fabric strip can be any width you choose. The blocks look best if you use 4 or more fabric strips on each side of the focus fabric strip.

    I do not have the pictures of this quilt on this computer, but I downloaded the first one I posted, cropped one block and am posting it for you to see. Unfortunately, it is very small, but you can get a better idea of what one block looks like this way.
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    I love it. I'm a bit awed it took so long. Longer than my machine was in for service. LOL! And she obviously forgot all about the "no frilly" since she had it for so long. Her business must be booming or she's awfully sllooooowwww. There are too many people out there who'd get it to you much faster. But shipping is costly and a pain. I hope you can find someone else local.

    And thanks for the directions!

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    Thank you for Sharing your instructions, sounds like fun!

    I saved your instructions ... now to start gathering fabrics :-D

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    Stunning! What a great quilt for a guy!

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    Gorgeous. Love the red

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    Gosh Marcia ... This is very nice! I hope your son enjoys it, even though he has seen it before. It is sure a treasure.

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    Thank you for generously sharing the instructions. It is now on my to-do list.

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    nice black and white

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    The quilt is beautiful! I love the colors. It is a shame you are not happy with the quilting, but I bet your son will love it anyways!

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    One pretty quilt, love the colors. Barb
    be happy

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    Very pretty colors! Sorry you are disappointed with your longarmer. Have you told her you thought she was getting 'sloppy'? Perhaps she is just trying to finish quick and someone should really let her know....
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    WOW! That is stunning!!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    The quilt top is beautiful and well thought out. I would have been disappointed as well. Considering you said that you have used her in the past and were satisfied, then not your fault she jerked things around. I hate to sound harsh, but someone who quilts commercially should take responsibility for their work. In the long run, your son loved the quilt and it will keep him warm and happy. You could have hand quilted it in the time she took and you would have been happy with the result. I found that the feathers really did not jibe with the quilt idea. Some of the work I have seen posted on here from long-arm quilters has been well thought out with the actual quilt-top design in mind. All that said, you should see MY work. Lord have mercy, I am horrible at it!
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
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    Thanks for the directions. I had made up a completely different story about how you made it. I just received one of my quilting magazines and it gave those same directions for making a quilt with ties. I'm going to make one with my husband's ties. Thanks for sharing yours!

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