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Thread: I Know What You're Thinking! lol

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    I Know What You're Thinking! lol

    I know you're thinking all I do is sit at my computer and tell everyone what I think about their latest quilting project, but that's really not true! I HAVE been working on my own projects! REALLY, I HAVE! For some reason it seems to take a lot of time to get something done around here, but I'm persevering and I WILL finish this SOON! I'm aiming for sometime within the next week, but I couldn't wait after hours of marking and stitching today, so here's a small preview of the progress on what will be a queen size quilt. This is the 10 minute block stitched to form cathedral windows.

    No borders yet, and in fact, I decided not to sew the top completely together and kept it in two halves. I sandwiched each half and am quilting each half separately before joining them...next time I'll try each ROW, or maybe even each BLOCK, since there's still a LOT of fabric to haul through the less than 7" throat space on my machine.

    So far, the quilting I've done looks like a wagon wheel...I'm not unhappy with the look! The yellow cornerstones have FMQ 5-petal flowers in them......the first FMQ I've done on anything other than scraps, but they don't show up well in the photos. They were fun to do and I found it easier to FMQ small things at first.

    Thanks for looking...

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    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    Really pretty!!

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    Very nice--love the colors!

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    Very pretty, love the colors you chose.

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    interesting quilting ideas

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    Beautiful!!!
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    It's looking real nice - I love that yellow - that sounds like a lot of quilt for a small throat space -keep it up you are doing great....

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    It looks very neat! Quilting it in half is a good idea and I think my next quilt I will try that too. How are you connecting your halves? I thought on mine I would sew the 2 top edges together, use the batting tape to connect the batt in the middle and then hand stitch the center seam in the back. I though about just sewing a seam in the batt but didn't want a bump on the back.

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    Awesome blues and the yellow really makes this pop, nice quilting to
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    Love your comments and your work.
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    Wow,that is gorgeous!
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    Very pretty and nice quilting design!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    It looks very neat! Quilting it in half is a good idea and I think my next quilt I will try that too. How are you connecting your halves? I thought on mine I would sew the 2 top edges together, use the batting tape to connect the batt in the middle and then hand stitch the center seam in the back. I though about just sewing a seam in the batt but didn't want a bump on the back.
    I guess our plans are similar! lol

    I won't quilt the area where the top will get joined along the entire seam area, and my plan so far is to butt the batting edges and use a large, hand stitched zig zag to join the batting. I definitely wouldn't join the batting with a seam because of the added bulk! I'll hand-stitch the backing together and the quilting through that area will hold it firmly together. I've never heard of batting tape, so guess I should investigate it and maybe save myself a lot of extra work! Thanks for posting.
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    Love seeing your work!
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    Beautiful!!!! Love the idea of quilting the quilt at a time. Thanks for the inspiration

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    Just wonderful, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Great layout for the 10 minute block! and I love your colors and quilting!

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    That yellow looks good enough to eat! I love this quilt! And your quilting is fabulous! Kudos!
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    Looks gorgeous!

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