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Thread: MrsM's "Over the River..." quilted by feline fanatic

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    MrsM's "Over the River..." quilted by feline fanatic

    MrsM had me quilt her gorgeous "Over the River and Through The woods..." hand embroidered wallhanging. I had seen pictures of this pattern before but never one in person. MrsM's hand embroidery skills are jaw dropping! She used a varigated embroidery floss that shaded from deep teal to pale moss and it really added to an already impeccable job. I loved looking at it while quilting. She asked for snowflakes and holly leaves and left the rest up to me. We used two layers of batting to get the unquilted areas to pop right up. Bottom layer is Quilters Dream select cotton and I layered Hobbs Polydown on top of that. Thread is Filtec Glide in white. I did pebbling, McTavishing and echo stitch to fill up the background behind the embrodery and give the illusion of snow on the ground. The sky I just did loose lines and swirls ala Van Gogh's "Starry Night".
    I put snowflakes in the center of each star and square on point and scattered them about in the loop 'd loops behind the words. I think snowflakes might be best left to the computer quilters due to the nature of their symmetry. It was very difficult to do them to my satisfaction and I feel I wasn't really successful. They definitely "read" snowflakes but they aren't very symmetric as that is near impossible done freehand, especially when your vield of vision is obstructed by the hopping foot. After doing them I believe a computer guided set up would definitely be the better option for snowflakes IMHO. The holly leaves and berries went in the background of the FG in the border, I was much happier with how they turned out. SID around all the geese, stars, squares on point and border bits using a ruler. The rest is all free hand. I hope MrsM likes it.

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    I loved the one horse open sleigh!

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    I love the way you changed it to Nana's house we go

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    Oh my goodness that is gorgeous! Your quilting is awesome!
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    MrsM piecing and stitching may have been jaw dropping but your quilting is just as stunning.,
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    Omg beautiful both of you!!!! Can't wait to finish my one

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    Beautiful, love the quilt and the quilting. Thinking about making one for myself. Thanks for sharing.

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    Fantastic quilting! They are both beautiful.

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    beautifully done

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    Oh Wow! The quilt is beautiful and the quilting is awesome. Absolutely gorgeous. I love just looking at all of it.

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    You have both done brilliant work.

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    Wow you gals make a great team! The quilt is breathtaking.

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    I love the colors used and all of the custom quilting. Gosh I should get to cracking on mine.
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    Love the quilt and quilting , this is a keeper. Wish it were mine.Thanks for sharing.
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    I love it and your quilting makes it even more special. I really like the way you made the "wind" in the sky...at least that's what it reminds me of...great job!

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    OMgosh....she's going to just LOVE your work. Both of you make quite a team. I think her teal colors are pretty....I'm doing one in browns....it'll get done someday. Am saving this one for sure Thank you.

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    Beautiful quilt.
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    Beautiful quilt and quilting! Looks like a lot of work by both of you and you both did a wonderful job!

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    Both of you did wonderful work! What a treasure!
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    Beautiful quilt, gorgeous quilting.

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    Absolutely beautiful!!!
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    I am a grandma, can it come to my house? I just love it. Very creative and great job!

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    I'm in the middle of embroidering this same pattern. I'm doing mine in variegated black thread. I plan to do the blocks in blacks, tans, and a little brown. I just hope I can duplicate some of your quilting ideas....you did a fantastic job!
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    A stunning quilt, as well as the quilting.
    You two made a masterpiece !
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    Fantastic quilting

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    I love the texture you added in the sky, the snowdrifts, outlining the evergreen boughs, the smoke rising from the chimney, everything! Splendiferous.

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