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Thread: Crumb quilt in progress

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    If you saw my apalling sewing room pictures, you MAY have noticed a quilt in progress. I'm almost finished machine quilting it with Anita Gooddesign feather quilting designs from her 'Coordinating Embroidery Designs For the Home.' Here are some pictures. I'm making it as a 20th anniversary gift to DD & DSIL. Last summer after I was dx w/breast cancer, but before I began chemo, DD brought 3 grocery bags of clothes they no longer wear (DD, DSIL & 16 yr old DGD) and suggested 'Make quilts Mom.' She knew it would help me to de-stress, and it worked. I finished 2 by THanksgiving, but saved this one for this year.
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    What a GREAT quilt ! And what a touching story :lol: You are doing a great job . How is everything else going for you ? Hope all is well

    Sharon

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    I love the way you quilted that! And your fabric combos!

    Too Too Chic...............Quilting sure is a stress-buster.

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    That's really pretty!
    Wish I could do something that good!

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    Wow, beautiful quilt!!

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    Thanks for your nice comments - I'm doing well - past 1 year as a survivor, and my oncologist has put me on a 4-month-check-up instead of 3 months, so he's pleased, too.

    The sashing fabric was in my stash - bought in India before DD's wedding, though I didn't know at the time it would be for her LOL I bought the silk for her wedding dress, my dress & DSIL's mother's dress there, too - that WAS planned. Beautiful &,as I recall, $10-15 per meter. Now, of course, I wish I'd brought back a LOT more. Sigh.

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    Gorgeous quilting, I love the fabrics too!!! What a special quilt!!!! :D :D :D

    What great news from your onocologist!!! You GO GIRL 8) 8) 8)

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    Good for you!!!! I love the quilting and the thread color, it goes beautifully with your top.

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    That is so pretty JoanneS!

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    It's lovely, Joanne. Beautiful quilting motifs as well. Are they done on your regular sewing machine?

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    Very nice.

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    its stunning. i just love the quilting.

    what thread are you using?

    i'm so happy that you've rec'd positive news from the doctor.

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    i love your quilt kiddo. its pretty with all the different colors

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    What a great looking quilt!!
    I love the the thread & the designs!!
    Great job!!

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    love the quilt and the story.
    So glad to hear you are doing so well!
    I know what those check-ups are like!
    Quilting is so relaxing, it helps so many of us cope.

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    Very nice. Thanx for posting the photo with the quilt in the machine. It helps me know how to do that.

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    Your quilt is beautiful! I love that fabric and the story behind it! My mom is a 30 year breast cancer survivor. Good for you on your year may you have many more ahead!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CindyBee
    It's lovely, Joanne. Beautiful quilting motifs as well. Are they done on your regular sewing machine?
    Pfaff2140 Embroidery machine upgraded to 2170. I bought it used from my beloved Tucson dealer last year. This quilt is its first BIG workout in embroidery. I've learned a LOT about hooping while doing it. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    what thread are you using?
    Klue, I'm using 2 threads, because I ran out of the first :cry: 1- Premium Sulky 30wt blendable color=733,orange Matte Finish. 2-Signature Pi?ell?s (?=where the hole is at the edge of the spindle LOL) size 30 Polyester, color= Sunrise - variegated, Art. 988. They look almost identical on this quilt, but the Sulky is 'softer' - slightly more pastel, and the Superior has a brighter orange. I decided to 'use up' what I have on hand, because it wouldn't affect the look of this fabric.

    When I finally post pictures of the back, you'll see that I changed my mind about the BOBBIN color about half-way through - from off white to match the muslin backing, to peach to show up and match the color theme of the front.

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    the thread is just beautiful. it has tremendous movement and luster it just goes so well with the sashing. just love it

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    WOW! Beautiful work. I hope that you are in remission.

    Kyia

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    THanks Kyia - we call it 'survival' now - but it's what we used to call remission. Thank you - 13 months and flying!

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    Thanks for sharing what you are doing on a "regular" machine, albeit upgraded. Congrats on being a survivor! :lol:

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    The quilt looks great! Good job! :D :D

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    JoanneS, the quilting is just awesome. Sounds like something I need to get for my embroidery machine.

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