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Thread: Geishas, fans, and gingko leaves

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    Geishas, fans, and gingko leaves

    I found a pattern on Fons and Porterís web site for a lovely Asian style quilt. I have never been one to follow a pattern exactly but soon after I started this one, I wished I had followed it a little more closely. I ran into problems early on and did a lot of Ďunsewingí. This quilt took much longer to complete than it should have and Iím VERY glad itís done. I decided that if I am going to ever get good at FMQ on my domestic sewing machine, Iím just going to have to put the pedal to the metal and go to it. Ignore some of the less than perfect stitching and just overwhelm the entire quilt with so many stitches, you wonít notice the ones that went wrong. My little sewing machine performed amazingly throughout all the quilting I did on this one. I just finished giving it a good cleaning and oiling so itís ready to go back to work tomorrow.
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    I especially love the leaves. and it's really reversible too. wonderful quilt!!!

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    Beautiful!!!!! I love asian fabric.

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    Looks fantastic! Glad you showed a close up of the gingko - from the whole quilt photo I thought they were thread painted. They look fantastic!! The whole quilt looks great. Well done.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

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    Beautiful!!

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    beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. You do such an amazing job, with both the piecing and the quilting. And I don't know where you get the ideas you use for the piecing and quilting. I keep telling my bernina what a nice job you do with quilting, trying to impress upon it what to do, but it doesn't seem to get the idea. Maybe operator error. Great Job Dilyn.

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    The quilt is beautiful! The quilting is awesome!! Great job all around!

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    I love it! The thread painting is very cool.
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    I like your quilting

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    What a beautiful quilt and your quilting and special techniques are also gorgeous. Great work!!
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    Wow this is absolutely stunning!!
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    I'm always fond on everything asia.........so I LOVE your quilt.
    It was a lot of work but worth every second of the time you put in it!!!!!!!!
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    Wow! That's well worth all of the work you put into it. I'm crazy about those ginko leaves.

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    Wow as wonderful in the back as on the front. Love your quilting
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    That is stunning!! I love it.
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    very cool love it

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    Gorgeous quilting!!! You deserve a ribbon for this beauty!
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    fantastic quilt. Love everything about it. Like all your notes too.
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    IT's just beautiful!!! I love your thread painting. The back of the quilt is beautiful also. Great job on it.
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    Great job! I have an oriental quilt waiting for me to make also.
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    I am in love with your quilt. My next one is going to be oriential. You did an awesome job!


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    I have the same Geisha and parasol fabric in my future projects drawer. I like what you did with yours. It turned out great.
    Sweet Caroline

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    Wonderful, it is so pretty

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    Just gorgeous, great job and thank you for sharing.
    Have a Blessed day
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    Beautiful!!

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