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Old 12-30-2012, 09:39 AM
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Here are some pics of my current WIP. I designed this to use as a center medallion in a quilt to be made primarily of show ribbons for Eddie's owner. It measures about 24" x 16". I started with a piece of mottled brown batik and a picture of Eddie for reference. The batik is layered on top of a piece of Pellon fleece. First I made a freezer paper drawing to use as a pattern, then marked the outline and some of the essential characteristics on the batik and then started stitching on my DSM (a Juki TL98Q). I used both Sulky rayon and Superior "Magnifio" poly embroidery threads to get the colors I wanted. It took me a couple of days to do the actual stitching on this.

I've never done a "show ribbon" quilt (like ribbons from the county fair, only horse/mule shows), and I'm sure it's going to be a challenge. I plan to topstitch/piece them onto a muslin foundation, building around this center medallion. I know I can't iron or get the ribbons wet at all, so I think I'll try a modified quilt-as-you-go method. If anyone has any advice regarding quilting with show ribbons, I'd love to hear it!

Hope you enjoy the pics.




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Old 12-30-2012, 09:44 AM
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This is exquisite! Love it. Sandy64
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Absolutely stunning. Someone is going to be sew thrilled with it
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wow wow wow
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VERY cool!
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B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!! WOW! It's just sew pretty!

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that's totally awesome!
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This is just fabulous! Very creative. Thanks for sharing.
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wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!!!! OK let me get a napkin and wipe the drool off my keyboard. Wendy this is beyond exquisite. Your threadplay and quilting ability on your Juki are at National show level IMHO. Your choices of designs are PERFECT. I love how you did his muzzle, mouth area. Heck I love every inch of this you have pictured. Eddie the mule is indeed a ribbon winner but so is this quilt! I sure hope you will be able to enter this amazing gorgeous work into some shows before handing it over to Eddie's owner.
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