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Thread: Broken squares....batik style

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    SHannon sent me this Fabulous quilt!
    I looked at it for a few days wondering what to do with it...It is linnear in design but she had already used a circular designed fabric ..so it had nice motion...
    I thought swirlies.....nautica....then thought no...doesn't seem right...put it away for awhile..then brought it back out again....those dark gray areas were just screaming for some good quilting because they are the place that kind of let our eyes rest but also bring out those fabulous batiks.

    I have never qulted this design before....I practiced on paper...LOL..so the muscle memory will get there soon enough and I could have made it easier on myself by purposly making them big and small..(next time maybe)but it didn't call for that. I think that is the beauty of person quilting not computer quilting...I am not perfect..but I love the effect that it took on the quilt.
    On the broken squares areas I did little flourishes and different types of flowers....to give it a bit of motion but not a lot.

    Of course I quilted this all freehand..no pantographs or computer quilting and I quit on an INNOVA ( the best machine on earth..I am bias).

    I love this little quilt! Thank you for looking!

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    What a beauty! Your work is amazing!

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    Wooo! Very pretty! :D

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    I think we should call you "One a Day Charisma." Another beauty!

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    I can't believe the work you do. love both the quilt and the quilting.

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    Wow - wonderful job once again. Love the quilt - whoever pieced it did a wonderful job.
    Charismah - you should do a tute or a you tube with some of your techniques - I would love to learn.

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    I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!! Can't wait for it to get home. Thanks for posting pictures so I could get a preview before it gets here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltDraggon
    I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!! Can't wait for it to get home. Thanks for posting pictures so I could get a preview before it gets here.
    Oh Good..I am so glad! That makes my job worth it! I already shippied it out this morning!

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    Beautiful quilt and the quilting. I will be glsd to give this beauty a home.

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    You are truly an artist with an eye for beauty. All of your work is exquisite!!

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    Beautiful! You are so gifted in your quilting...makes the pieced top come to life!

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    Charismah another well thought out and brilliantly executed LA job. You are so right about those oblong loop-de-loops in the dark border. Green Fairy uses that technique quite a bit and the results are just fantabulous! They lend themselves well to loads of different shape spaces as well. And your flowers in the squares are just to die for! I could not agree more on your comment regarding hand guided vs computer guided. While CG is beautiful I just don't have the same admiration for it as I do for all hand guided. Hand guided makes every quilt unique and no other quilt will be like it.


    Quiltdraggon has great color in this quilt. And I love her chosen backing. This quilt is just as pretty on the back as on the front.

    Another outstanding job by both quilter and piecer.

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    I love the quilting you did on this one.......I know what you mean by thinking the quilt needs something different and you have to look at it a while before something really settles on what fits. I also have an Innova and loooovvvveee it. Great job :D

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    The batiks always seem to want something more .... at least for me:D

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    Absolutely stunning!!

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    Absolutely beautiful - piecing and quilting.

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    Charismah, do you always wait for the quilt to "speak" to you? Your work is amazing. I hand quilt myself and for the most part hand quilters do not have the dense quilting that you can get with a long arm. I am most impressed when a long arm quilter does not overpower the quilt with the quilting lines therefore losing the quilt pattern in the quilting lines. You do fabulous work - always looking forward to seeing more of what you do.

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    You always do beautiful work! I love the 'stones', if you will, sort of a take off on 'pebbles', in the black.

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    Wow that is gorgeous!

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    Charisma,

    I enjoy looking a your beautiful quilting. You always do such work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oma66
    Charismah, do you always wait for the quilt to "speak" to you? Your work is amazing. I hand quilt myself and for the most part hand quilters do not have the dense quilting that you can get with a long arm. I am most impressed when a long arm quilter does not overpower the quilt with the quilting lines therefore losing the quilt pattern in the quilting lines. You do fabulous work - always looking forward to seeing more of what you do.
    Thank you! You know I try to wait for them to speak to me for the most part..sometimes they tell me right away..other times I have to think about it..I get stressed sometimes when I Know a deadline is approaching or I have had a quilt to long....Every quilt is different and I don't knwo if I have any "cookie' cutter designs for anything..so far? LOL

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    That is so beautiful. I love the rich colors well done.!

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    Fabulous!!

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    Such a gift the quilt is beautiful and you have given it such an amazing charm! Great job to both of you!! So when is your first LA quilting class??

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    Bravo! Fabulous as usual!

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