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Thread: I know this is a piecing site but................

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    I don't want to be pretentious or obnoxious so let me know if I am.
    I enjoy sharing my projects. A lot of piecers, like I used to be, don't understand the differences in top quilting. My best friend doesn't understand but then, she doesn't quilt either.
    Here is my simple explanation:
    EDGE TO EDGE PANTOGRAPH
    Pantograph design is an all-over pattern applied by hand guiding the machine from side to side, following a pre-printed design. Many designs undulate and interlock and will not look like "rows" on the finished quilt. These designs are good choices for busy quilts that need something attractive and unobtrusive to hold them together.

    ALL-OVER FREEHAND
    All-over freehand is exactly that. The design is applied freehand over the entire quilt, and does not depend on the underlying piecing.

    CUSTOM
    Custom work is based on the underlying piecing, usually with separate block and border treatment.

    With all that said, I'm posting my "freehand" (no marking at all) practice quilt. I made it 60" x 80" so I'd have something I wanted for laying on the couch. I don't like to waste my practice fabrics. I did bind it with scraps. I butted the ends of the scraps together every 24" so there is just a little color in this darned thing. Let me know if you think I shouldn't post these here, SERIOUSLY!

    Curly Fans
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    Weird........need more practice here
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    Different typ of fan and some flowers?
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    More practice

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    More feathers and ?
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    Tried some McTavishing here
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    Just one more. This one looks like sperm to me :shock: Guess I need a lot more practice on this one.
    Attached Images Attached Images

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    I like seeing everyone's work, so I'm glad you posted the pictures. You're very talented. Was the McTavishing difficult to do?


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    Is this the part where we say, "We knew her when..."?
    You really have become a master!

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    Awesome -

    Keep the pictures coming -

    You did that FREEHAND??????


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    Quote Originally Posted by Minda
    I like seeing everyone's work, so I'm glad you posted the pictures. You're very talented. Was the McTavishing difficult to do?
    This type of McTavishing is simple and goes very quickly.

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    practice? so what what do you think your "for real" work is? This is absolutely awesome!!!!

    Have you had lessons? Where do you go to get them? What machine/frame set up do you have? What made you decide on this particular setup?

    Just wondering- I someday (sighing wistfully) would love to have a longarm- just for myself, not as a business.

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    The photos are wonderful! Wow! I can appreciate not wasting your practice! But if you ever want to get rid of that, I would be proud to show it off for you! You are very accomplished. :lol:
    I am not familiar with McTavishing. What is it? :?:

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    I think your work is gorgeous and YES :D you should show your work here! I would love to be able to work myself up to your level! This is me :mrgreen: green with envy! :lol:

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    I though this was a quilting site - all aspects. Wow! You do wonderful freehand work!! I wish you were closer, I have a lot of quilts to quilt. I like when the quilter quilts with the piecing in mind that compliments the quilt top, turns out beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    practice? so what what do you think your "for real" work is? This is absolutely awesome!!!!

    Have you had lessons? Where do you go to get them? What machine/frame set up do you have? What made you decide on this particular setup?

    Just wondering- I someday (sighing wistfully) would love to have a longarm- just for myself, not as a business.
    Thank you very much. The only lessons I've had are from DVDs, books and the longarm site I belong to....MQResource.com. The gals help so much and I get some really good ideas from them.
    I have a Gammill Classic + (I never ever thought I'd ever own a longarm......goes to show you, you never know for sure)
    I looked online for about 4 years and only got 2 Demo DVDs from different brands. DH didn't know I would have settled for something less expensive. I recently tried a Tin Lizzy and seemed great to me.
    I got it for a hobby (saved my sanity) but I do some requests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    The photos are wonderful! Wow! I can appreciate not wasting your practice! But if you ever want to get rid of that, I would be proud to show it off for you! You are very accomplished. :lol:
    I am not familiar with McTavishing. What is it? :?:
    Check out Karen McTavish. She teaches longarm and domestic machine quilting. McTavishing is her style of quilting.

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    the name of this here joint is quiltingboard.com. soooooo ... that's piecing, applique, a bunch of other stuff, and ... you heard it here first ... quilting.

    pretentious? heck no. i think your work is inspiring AND that you are tooo modest. ;-)

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    I love your work, and I love seeing it here, makes me want to do more and more with my machine.

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    Oh, my, jacquemoe, I love your quilting! It all is just beautiful !
    Thanks so much for posting it!

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    It is absolutely gorgeous. I would love to do that but quilting is part of the process that I just can't seem to get the hang of and I love making the top. One of these days I will just have to make myself learn how.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sybil

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    Absolutely gorgeous!?!?!

    Your "practice" and my "practice" are miles apart.

    Please continue to post them!

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    Your work is BEAUTIFUL and as Partice said this is a QUILTING board.
    Please keep sharing :D :D

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    Hey, if you want more to "practice" on, I'll send you mine!! You always do an outstanding job, not matter what!

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    first, we'll get the 'wonderful' part out of the way. we all know you're wonderful. i might be your biggest fan, as you know. i love your work like crazy and am not ashamed to say i am envious of your talent. :-(

    now tell me this: on picture #024, do i see a zipper? with a quilt basted on by gun? please tell me what that's all about. i keep reading about leaders that zip on and off. is this it? why?

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    Gorgeous quilting! It's great to see what quilting can be, beyond the traditional straight-line graids, feather patterns and squiggles.

    I don't know why you say this is a piecing site. I'm new, but nothing I've seen says it's restricted to piecing. I expect to see all the stages of quiltmaking covered here.

    I appreciate it when someone takes the time to explain things, the way you have. Please keep it up!

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    Please don't stop posting your work!!!! I love to see all of your beautiful creations :D :D :D

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    I liked all the 'practice' designs, and no, I never saw the 'sperm' until you mentioned them! Thank you for posting the pics. Please keep sending them.

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    OMG, now I REALLY want a longarm. What wonderful work! I don't know why you would ever hesitate to show it to us. Now we want more and more and more!

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