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    Magical Inspiration second try

    Hoping it works this time: In October of 2011, I purchased a new Brother sewing machine that was lightweight enough to take to class (I was/am a newbie). It had many decorative stitches which I had always wanted on a sewing machine. My sister, an experienced quilter, said "you need to practice working with those stitches. There is a pattern on the Bernina website that features a quilt made with a multitude of stitches and it doesn't look too hard." Hmph! Easy enough for her to say!!! I did like the pattern, but was very hesitant in tackling it.

    Then I saw a YouTube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOWSp0mTTqE ) by Missouri Star Quilt that featured the 'Cozy Quilt Designs of Strip Tubing'. After watching it a couple of times, I had an "Inspiration" to make it.....but......before I would sew the strips into a tube, I would make rows of decorative stitches on each of the strips. After doing that, I sewed it into a tube and cut it with the Strip Tube Ruler. Oh my....it was 'magical'.

    At this month's quilt guild meeting, I showed my "Magical Inspiration"
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    This Strip Tube Quilt pattern has many layout possibilities. Here are just a couple I experimented with:
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    A woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. by Albert Einstein
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    Very pretty! I like the way you put it together and the other ways would work well, too! I bet you'll be making more of these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grandma Bonnie View Post
    Very pretty! I like the way you put it together and the other ways would work well, too! I bet you'll be making more of these!
    Thank you! I have already started another one. When I showed this one at our Quilt Guild, I was invited to do a demonstration at our next meeting as to how I did it. So.....I have each of the steps assimilated. Of course, after the demonstration, I will be completing the steps and making another one of these.
    A woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before. by Albert Einstein
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    very nice

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    Wow this is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Excellent use of fancy stitches!

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    That is just cool as can be! What a great idea.

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Isn't it fun to experiment and look at the different ways you can create something. It makes you proud. You did a great job.

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    What a clever use of all of those fancy unused stitches. Kudos to you and your sister for her inspiration for you.! Beautiful, just beautiful!

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    nicely done
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    I love it!

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    All the hard work you put into this quilt really shines: it is a lovely way to use the many stitches on your machine. It is stunning and you can be very proud of it.

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    Beautiful work!!

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    Wonderful inspiration! Great thinking outside the box and what a beautiful quilt you created!
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    Your quilt looks great, and I particularly like the decorative stitching you did!
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    What a great idea--I just brought my sister's wonderful Elna Sewing machine home with me and I think you have just given me the idea for my first quilt using her machine! I love the idea of doing the decorative stitching on the long strips. Thanks so much for sharing.
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    Beautiful quilt and blocks.
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    Your quilt is beautiful. What a great idea for all those decorative stitches! I'm going to try one of these. Thanks for sharing.
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    I love all the decorative stitches. All your creative efforts will really make a beautiful quilt. Very nice work.

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    I bought a cheap (just around $200) refurbished Brother XR9000 and it has lots of decorative stitches. I bought it 3 or so years ago to learn how to quilt. I love this little Brother and sew just about 4 - 5 days a week with it. And it has never given me a problem. Although, I do wish for a longer throat space. I've made Missouri Star's tube quilt and also their Summer in the Park tube quilt, but never thought to do decorative stitches. I'm definitely going to try this. One question...did you use any backing (stabilizer) on the fabric like you would for embroidery? When you get through showing your guild you should post a tutorial on the board. Thanks so much for sharing your idea. By the way, I love your quilt.

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    What a creative and inspirational quilt you have made! This is not something I would have thought of but I sure do love the results. Wish I could be at the meeting where you will be demonstrating this block.

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    Very cool idea.

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    WOW! That is just too pretty! What a great idea, I love it!
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