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Thread: Mexican Star

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    After attending yet another workshop this is what I made.
    It still requires the pinned areas to be stitched back in place to give the appearance of movement on the quilt.
    I'm not too sure as to whether I should use varigated thread if I can put my hands on some to match the fabrics I used - or should I go with a thread to match the background colour.


    Many Thanks :wink:
    Tisha
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    Love the colors and what a great looking quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Love the colors and what a great looking quilt.
    Thank you Beachlady - I love my selection of colours however as I was cutting out the strips & blocks I was having second thoughts. Then once these had been put together I thought to myself - yes Tisha you made the right decision.

    Tisha

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    That is very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Tisha, this is incredible- I love it! Are you going to make a full quilt size one of these? Lovely pattern! WOW!
    Thanks Loretta

    I would love to have a bash at a full size quilt. In actually fact the quilt is only made up of 4 different blocks. I managed to get all the blocks made whilst at the workshop but had only sewn three of the four patch blocks together.
    I quite fancy one made in Red, White & Blue. It just needs to be the right R,W & Blues.

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie1
    That is very pretty!
    Thank you Debbie

    Tisha

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    Wow, that is absolutely incredible! I love it!!! And it looks way beyond my capabilities :shock: I do love the colors, too. Beautiful work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    Gosh that would be a stunner!
    Wouldn't it - it's just a thought though Loretta don't you go quoting me on it mind LOL.
    I'm determined to get my UFO's finished before I start anything else - you ought to see what we'll be doing iat the next workshop in November. I've already bought the fabrics LOL.

    Tisha

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    its so beautiful.

    variegated thread would be great and you could even do some beads or buttons to really highlight the folding work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    Wow, that is absolutely incredible! I love it!!! And it looks way beyond my capabilities :shock: I do love the colors, too. Beautiful work.
    Ah thank you Ducky.

    Oh no Ducky - listen if I can do it so can you I've only been quilting for about 18months so anything is possible. :wink:

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    its so beautiful.

    variegated thread would be great and you could even do some beads or buttons to really highlight the folding work.
    Thank you Klue

    OK so you suggest variegated - now I shall have to send out the search party to find some.
    Yes - beads would look really nice sewn onto the folded areas. That would mean doing it by hand wouldn't it - what stitch would you suggest Klue?

    Tisha

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    Terrific job....love the fabrics & the overall look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaynie
    Terrific job....love the fabrics & the overall look!
    Thank you Jaynie. :D

    Tisha

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    when i do beading its typically one of 2 ways.

    if its individual beads i'll use invisible thread doubled thickness thru the needle. i take 2-3 straight stitches thru the bead depending on heavy the bead is.

    if i want to do a row of beads - i pull the needle up thru the fabric and then string all the beads on it. then i put the needle down into the fabric exactly where i want the string of beads to end.

    then i come in with another needle that has double thickness invisible thread and i put a stitch going across the string of beads in between each bead.


    i do all the bead work before i make the quilt sandwich that way all the stitching from the beads is hidden.

    you just have to be careful when quilting - i've busted a few beads in my day with the machine needle.


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    Your quilt is a beauty and the colors just great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darlene
    Your quilt is a beauty and the colors just great.
    Thank you Darlene - I have to finish it yet though :lol: - I am determined to get all my UFO's finished before our winter workshops start. :shock:

    Tisha

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    WOW, I've never seen a Mexican Star before, looks complicated. Hand stitching where the pins are?

    very different and striking.

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    Really beautiful!!! :D I've never seen that pattern before either! And looks quite beyond my abilities! You did a really beautiful job on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    WOW, I've never seen a Mexican Star before, looks complicated. Hand stitching where the pins are?

    very different and striking.
    Thank you Ninnie

    I am contemplating hand stitching the curves back, not too sure yet.

    Tisha

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    Tisha that is so awesome!!!! I love it!!!! Great job!!! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diana Rainer
    Really beautiful!!! :D I've never seen that pattern before either! And looks quite beyond my abilities! You did a really beautiful job on it!
    Thank you Diana

    Its not that differcult at all - it's just made up from 4 different blocks - if I can do it you can too, go on have faith. If you want any guidance dont be afraid to ask. :D

    Tisha

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Tisha that is so awesome!!!! I love it!!!! Great job!!! :D
    Thanks Melissa

    I'm pretty pleased with it myself I have to say - thanks again :D

    Tisha

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    Oh WOW Tisha! I love that pattern...is it a pattern that I can buy or do you have to go to a workshop to learn how to do that? You really seem to have gotten the hang of it quite well!

    I agree about the varigated thread...that will be soo pretty. You could even maybe do some of those iron on beady type things. I like a little shine sometimes, so I've used the heat bonded crystals in lots of colors. I love them and they seem to stick on really well.

    Great job Tisha!

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    hot fix rhinestones - what a great idea!!!!

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    Very nice. I love the techniques. Great fabric selection. :lol:

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