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Thread: Carpenter's Star Wallhanging quilted by feline fanatic

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    Carpenter's Star Wallhanging quilted by feline fanatic

    When I received this CS quilt done in all solids I practically started salivating like Pavlov's dog!
    Because quilting shows on solids like all get out and I love that. To get ideas for the quilting I searched images on the web to see how other LA quilters had treated and found a drop dead gorgeous one quilted by Bethanne Nemesh of White Arbor Quilting in Pennsylvania http://www.whitearborquilting.com/ visit her gallery to see the quilt that inspired me. It is a blue and white CS. Loads of other eye candy there too!

    The inner blue border was a technique outline on a Carla Barrett's Blog for feathering and she had this great border treatment. Easy and fun once you got the rhythm. Here is a link to her site: http://featheredfibers.wordpress.com...ksheet-series/

    I switched thread color with every color on this quilt and matched the bobbin to the top. I LOVE how it looks on the back and if this were mine I would put hang tabs on it rather than a sleeve so I could display it both ways depending on my mood. I will be sad to see this one go back to its owner! I hope she likes what I did.

    Techy stuff: 2 layers of batting. 80/20 on bottom, Hobbs Polydown on top. All freehand and ruler work. Quilted on my 26" Innova.

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    This is the design inspired by Bethanne of White Arbor, the curved cross hatch in the black part. I changed out the feathering though.
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    And the back! Can we say LOVE??

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    Beautiful quilt, beautiful quilting!!!

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    omg!!!!! beautiful......wowza i adore the back as much as the front and i think i also would want to display it on both sides. amazing work.

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    Wow, that looks fantastic! Absolutely gorgeous quilting!
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    That quilt is beautiful from both sides!!!! Awesome quilt and your quilting is fantastic!!!!!!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    I am SOOOO impressed and SOOOO jealous at your talent! My FMQ is pretty much straight lines.
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    Wow--absolutely gorgeous!

    Daffy

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    That is a beauty, you did a wonderful job. Like you I would want to display both sides.

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    That is one stunning piece of work!!!! Looks like some of the exquisite quilting I admired at the quilt show with first place ribbons on it. Just fantastic.
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    I can't even tell you how much I love both the quilt and the quilting.

    Some day I will make a quilt worthy of sending it to you for your special touch!

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    Oh my that is amazing, both the quilt and your quilting there are not enough words to tell you how beautiful that is

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    Wonderful job, not I know what to do on my star quilt, great job Ladies. Beautiful

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    Wonderful job, not I know what to do on my star quilt, great job Ladies. Beautiful, super planning.

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    The quilt was gorgeous to start with and your quilting is out of this world amazing!! Beautiful on both sides! Wonderful work by both!

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    Your quilting is outstanding!! It makes this quilt absolutely incredible!!! Kudos for a great job!!
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    Your quilting is 'to die' for. I love it. Great job.
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    wow wow wow

    thanks for sharing the quilting is out of this world

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    Wow, Drop Dead Gorgeous Quilt and Quilting!!!!

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    Such wonderful work. I would want to keep that one too, and display both sides. I am still sitting here with my mouth open in awe at the perfection of your stitching. God has blessed you richly with talent enough for all of us! My utmost admiration!!!

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    Oh gosh, I don't think she'll like it--you didn't change color enough! LOLOL You, woman, are amazing. That truly belongs in a show to earn a purple ribbon! Now--get to the next one on the pile! ;-)

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    OMG - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors quilt - REPEAT!!!!!
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    This is one of those stunning quilts. More than stunning IMHO. It should be shown just like you said. Absolutely beautiful. Exceptional quilting work on this vibrant pattern makes it sing.
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    Gorgeous! And I agree about the hanging tab idea - that back needs to be seen.

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    Truly a work of art... on both sides. If I may ask, what do you use to mark your FMQ lines? Just gorgeous IMHO!

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Truly a work of art... on both sides. If I may ask, what do you use to mark your FMQ lines? Just gorgeous IMHO!
    Thanks!

    I hate marking so try to do as little as possible. When I have a motif that repeats, like the feather in the outer parallelograms in this quilt I used a flexible curve ruler like this http://www.amazon.com/Staedtler-24-I.../dp/B0006IK3LM I bend it into the shape I need to repeat, which in this case was the spine of the feather and the top arc for the swirl. I actually formed the arc around one of my circle templates. In some instances I will draw out a template on watercolor paper or card stock and cut it out. That works well too. Then I will use either a water soluble blue marker like Mark-b-gone pen for the light colors or my fons and porter white ceramic mechanical pencil on the dark color and mark that single line. I have also used white chalk like a clover chalko liner or this product but only the white, http://www.amazon.com/Bohin-Mechanic...l+chalk+pencil I have heard horror stories of the other colors not coming out so never use them. On occasion I have also used the purple air erase pen. By far my most favorite marking tool is the Blue Mark-B-Gone pens.

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