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Thread: Gail's Asian circle quilt

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    Gail's Asian circle quilt

    My friend Gail saw a quilt I made and posted on the QB several years ago https://www.quiltingboard.com/pictur...c-t207883.html

    Like me, she also has a love of Asian prints and was inspired to make one as well. She loved it so much she made a 2nd one for her good friend who is a Buddhist teacher and had me quilt it for her (I also quilted her first one but never got pics of it). Each of these quilts were quilted differently. All the circles are turned applique and hand sewn. As an aside, I am also making another circle quilt like this for my DH who was disappointed when he found out the first one I made I was sending off to my mom. It is languishing in my UFO pile but I will finish it, hopefully within the next year.

    Because her friend is a Buddhist teacher I researched motifs significant to Buddhism. In between the circles I quilted lotus blossoms and in each of the corners I quilted a Dharma Wheel. The Ginkgo leaf borders were in keeping with the Asian theme of all the fabrics. All the circles are ditched as well as the inner borders and the large square on point formed when Gail changed fabrics. I loved that touch, so much so, that I wanted to emphasize it by changing design to an Asian style cloud.

    Techy details
    Batting: 1 layer of Hobbs Tuscany wool
    Thread: Glide in color Cleopatra in the top and magnaglide prewounds in the bobbin (Tuscan is the name of the color of the bottom thread). The Cleopatra Glide is very shiny and could almost pass as a metallic. It really helped compliment all the metallic in the fabrics and positively shimmers under direct light.
    Quilting time: 31.5 hours
    Marking time: approximately 6 hours
    Design and research: I never keep track but easily another 6

    Here is the whole quilt taken from a few different angles:
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    Some closeups of the quilting:
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    And a gratuitous back shot. The wet spot is from me spraying the top to get some wrinkles out of the circles from being rolled up on the take up roller.
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    As always, I look forward to your comments. Thanks for looking.

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    You are truly an artist!

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    Beautiful, great quilting

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    what a beauty!

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    I love the fact that you took the time to research symbols that would be meaningful to the recipient. The quilting looks wonderful and fits the quilt perfectly.
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    ​Lovely quilt!

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    Magnificent quilting, appliquing, and pattern. You and Gail scored a touchdown.

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    quilt and quilting are great
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    What a stunning quilt! Beautiful job on the quilting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sync View Post
    I love the fact that you took the time to research symbols that would be meaningful to the recipient. The quilting looks wonderful and fits the quilt perfectly.
    I agree...that makes the quilt even more special. A beautiful quilt and your quilting is superb. Thank you for sharing.
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    Excellent on all of the quilt.
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    another beautiful quilt! Love those gingko leaves!

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    Just amazing.. I'm so in awe of your quilting talent and appreciate all of the experience and information that you share here on the QB. I'm always inspired by your posts

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    Beautiful quilt! Your quilting is wonderful.
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    This is stunning, feline.. I sware....you and Gail create some beautiful works of art together. I hope this is entered show...
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    Very nice!

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    Fabulous!Lovely colors.

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    Both quilts are so beautiful!!! I also love asian fabrics !!
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    Wow! Lovely quilting, beautiful blocks, great quilt!!!

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    That is lovely!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    Its just beautiful! You certainly put your all into your projects. Your quilting is inspiring

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    Another stunning quilt and gorgeous quilting from Feline. I have a question about marking. Do you mark the top prior to loading. What do you use on white-ish fabrics? (I thought I saw a hint of a blue marking pen?) What do you use on dark or black? I use a sit down Tiara and tried the iron-off Pounce pad with a stencil on a recent table runner. (I didn't need to iron off, I just vacuumed it with a brush and it all came off of the batiks.) Besides being a bit messy, (maybe that's just me and my technique), it did work on a small project, but can't imagine doing a whole quilt top as it would smudge or disappear completely. I had tried the regular Pounce powder but the action of the foot practically bounced the powder off. Also any suggestions for continuous line stencils. The pounce uses its own mesh type stencils, but it was so small I had to move it about 12 times on just a runner. I know you have the luxury of using pantographs, but I was hoping in your search you would have maybe come across something for sit-downs that don't need to be torn off. Am I reaching for the moon? Thanks in advance for your thoughts.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting. I think circles are a very appropriate treatment of Asian fabrics and I like the interspersed yin/yang quilting you included, as well as flowers and swirls that look like clouds or water.

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    That is an awesome quilt and quilting.

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    I'm just amazed at your talent, and beauty on your work. If I had that, I would be so happy. I don't, but we are allowed to look at your stunning, gorgeous work. There aren't enough words to say. Barny

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