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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    I agree 100%. I think echo quilting would be adorable on the applique quilt (it'd make the appliques really *pop*, I think). And on the 2nd quilt (which is too cute for words... wow! I love it!), I think "realistic" quilting would really accentuate the individual items. I can't wait to see these quilted! They're both darling!
    Hello, burchquilts!
    Many thanks for your reply and for your beautiful words to my tops!
    They were my first two works and they are full of errors... but are sweet!
    Thanks for your tips that will be a great guide to start! And for teaching me something new: the "realistic" style! I didn't know it was called so!
    Today I learned a lot!
    A strong hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    I like small stipples around the designs to make them pop. Your quilts are very nicely done!
    Hello, lfstamper!
    Many thanks for your reply and for your beautiful words to my tops!
    The small stipples is something that makes my machine by itself! It would be time to learn to do it!
    A strong hug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Some quilts speak to me immediately, some take time. For the ones that I need to think about - I lay them out as flat as possible in a conspicuous place (usually my cutting table which is extra large and can be viewed easily from the doorway - and since the door is always open and the sewing room is opposite the bathroom and on the way to the bedroom - I see it several times a day just by walking by). I may look at it for days, in different lights, before I know what to do with it.
    I first judge the "open space" if there is any, and decide what size of quilting is needed in that space.
    I look at the overall pattern of the quilt ... does it flow in a circular pattern? Striped pattern? Or does it have distinct blocks? This can help me determine what I might use in each area of the quilt.

    Are there area's that you want to stand out more? Less? How these are quilted will help determine whether the area becomes a focus or a background.
    Some quilting stitches work better to bring an area to the foreground, and some work better to put an area in the background. Meandering and McTavishing are great background stitches that when worked right will make an adjoining area that does not have as much quilting in it stand out.
    Picture a plain circle on a square. If you quilted the circle with a spiral and left the background un-quilted ... the circle will look like it is pulling you in to it. If you did a small meander around the circle and left the circle un-quilted - the circle will pop off the quilt like it's almost 3D.
    Feathers are a bit different and even though I'd consider most of them on the "heavily quilted" end of the spectrum, they serve a different purpose because they create "direction" or "flow" - they direct the eye in a linear or circular pattern. I've seen them surrounded by heavy quilting and light quilting and they still seem to serve the same purpose - direction.
    If you have a PInterest account it's a great idea to start a folder and capture pictures of quilting that show the quilting well, even if the quilting is of poor quality. Study these, collect samples of different stitches, collect samples of different stitch combinations. See how each stitch works with both the overall pieced quilt and with other stitches.
    It takes time. It's part of the creative process. VanGogh experimented a lot with light and color ... your pallete is needle and thread but the process is the same. You WILL create some quilts along the way that upon a later more experienced review you will think would have been better if quilted differently. It's all part of the process.
    Once of the best quotes I read recently was from a quilter who was interviewed in AQS about her award winning quilt. When asked how long it took to create the quilt she responded (and quote may not be exact but this is the drift) "It took me 15 years to develop the skill base and 1 year to make it".
    Sew well said!!!!
    Hello, DogHouseMom!
    Thanks a lot!
    By the time to give me this answer so valuable and wonderful!
    Really.... I read and read their advice and you once again made me feel better!
    I am very anxious and want to "everything" already! Learn how to make the tops and quilting and everything in just 3 years! I am like your phrase... "I am always on the edge"!
    I understand that this is also a learning process and that one day I can do it as well as anyone!
    I have an account in Pinterest and I have a folder with some quilts that have left me breathless!
    Now I must learn to "read" them, to interpret them and know how could I apply each piece or style in the tops that I do.
    MANY THANKS!
    With all my heart!
    And by the way.... If you ever travel to Argentina... I would love to take classes with you!
    A strong hug!

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    WOW! You do wonderful work!
    Nice job!

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    HI Gladys,
    I am the Uruguayan that is following on your blog. Don't be hard on yourself. Your work is delicate and only you see the mistakes that don't exist.
    As for quilting, I have been trying on every quilt top I finish, I do some lapquilts for charity and I try what my imagination drives. I usually look for inspiration in this forum, there are superb LA like "charisma" from who I try to learn.
    Just the other day I received a promotion from the web Crafty where they said they had classes for $19.90 USD but what made me think in teh process of my learning "intent" is that the clas was about "negative spaces" what I interpreted as the "backgrounds"
    I guess you can go that route. Eco quilting with the shapes you have on the top one sounds attractive, you should draw the lines at the begining. What I don't like about aplique quilts that are quilted is that nobody quilts on top of the applique forms and you end up with a rare looking quilt- of course my perception of the idea. Don't take me wrong, mine is all theoretical because I haven't figure out yet the mistery of quilting.

    Keep up with the good work, you are an inspiration, if I go to Bs As to visit familiy, I might pay you a visit, I know you are far south but I would love to do it!

    You will find the answer, just keep the quilts desplayed so you have them in your mind and something will come to you.
    Let us see what you do.

    Love
    andrea
    :-( I wish I was a full time quilter!
    Andrea (Margate, FL)

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    Hello, Andrea!
    Thanks for your words! And thank you to follow my blog and see my work!
    I know that the quilting only needed something: practice, practice, practice!
    It should take into account your Council make quilts to give, would get a greater practice and they would also be useful.
    We have a hard time getting good fabrics in my country and we don't want to waste them.
    But if I do simple blocks, I can use common fabrics!
    I am grateful heart this Council! It's a great idea!
    And if you are travelling, we can see if we can match in the "big city"! Hahaha!
    I have these two armed comforters to begin! I have to do it soon!
    A big hug!

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    I have that same problem, so I started to learn how to use some embroidery to quilt, I hope you and I will learn someday. I see some beautiful work on here and I try to study what others do and then try to repeat it myself.

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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Thank you very much, Fred!
    A hug!

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