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Old 06-09-2007, 05:30 AM
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These are pictures of one completed and one WIP


This is the completed quilt I did for my co-worker.
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This is the WIP for my church.
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:49 AM
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Vicki...those are both beautiful!!! That second one with the flower applique is one I have on my to do list....I just showed the pattern to my husband the other day and so I showed him your picture and now he can visualize what it will be like! Thanks for sharing!!!
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:11 AM
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Thanks. I appreciate the kind words. I had the whole top done except the border before I found the "right" fabric for the border. It was an easy pattern to do. I was in a rush to get it done, so I didn't make it as big as I wanted to nor did I do as much quilting on it as I would have liked. It still took me 2 months to get it done. Notice I didn't use the "f" word ! LOL It was 56 X 56. Big enough to tuck your feet under when reading a book, but not really big enough for a bed. My co-worker was thrilled to get it. She retired at the end of May. The lucky dog! :lol:
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Old 06-09-2007, 06:52 AM
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Vicki,
They are both beautiful! I especially like the one you've made for your church.

Learning how to do scenes is my next major goal. How is it done? Do you applique, paper piece, .... how?

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Old 06-09-2007, 09:05 AM
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vicki their beautiful .i sure wish i was your co worker. tia sarah
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:10 AM
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. For the church panel on the big quilt I took a picture to Kinko's and had it blown it to be 36x 48. I had 2 copies, one I cut up and used for pattern pieces and the other I used as a placement guide one I was ready to fuse everything into place. I used wonder under and then top stitched it all into place. The other stuff (bushes) I jsut kind of made up. I tried out a lot of stitches on the sewing machine when I was doing the top stitching on them. The tree are part fabric and part embroidery thread and part yarn. The fabric was fused in place. For the other parts, I used fabric glue to position them. Once the glue was dried, I used a blind hem stitch on the machine with invisible thread to hold them in place. We had pictures to go by for everything and everybody else took a block or two to work on. One lady did all the embroidery in the border on her machine. I think that was the hardest part, to get all the spacing just right and for it to come out so good. We added the border all around the center panel that wasn't in the original design and we were really worried about the border fitting. WE had less than a half inch to spare when we got it all sewn together. Some greater power was guiding our hands for sure! It goes to the quilter next week and will hang in the church in time for the Fest of Saint Francis of Assisi in October. I'll post pictures of it quilted and in the church at that time. It took us 9 months to get this far!
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Thanks for the explanation. Even though it took nine months to finish, it is wrth the effort. I'm sure everyone at the church will marvel at it, as we are.

Also seems like I need to start looking for some outstanding pictures to copy.

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Old 06-18-2007, 07:57 PM
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Vicki.
The church quilt is spectacular!! It has really come out beautifully. When you told me you were taking on the chairmanship of that project, I wondered if everyone would cooperate, or if there'd be a procrastinator in the bunch. Ya'll did a great job. if i were closer i'd give you high 5 that center panel of the church is wonderful. I hope you do some more of that type of work. You're good at it!!
I like the colors in the flower garden quilt. Somehow they're comforting. Lucky co-worker!. you have given her a piece of your lheart. Thanks for sharing..
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Both are beautiful
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very nice......
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