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Thread: Three quilted for the silent auction....

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    Last week I got started putting the blocks together and quilting these three quilts for the Nevada Diabetes Silent auction happening in july in tandum with a charity golf tournament.

    The pink hearts and crazy patches are donated blocks from two members here who graciously sent them to me for the auction. The backing fabric on the hearts was also a gifted from a third member too! Pretty cool huh? Three quilts five persons involved in the materials.

    The last duckie one is my child quilt one (I bought the blocks done up by debbie umphress last year.)

    I made quick work of these quilts. But, they will hold up to wear. A book I once read calls these "drager quilts". Cause they will get lots of use. Just quilted for utilitarian use. Good for me, cause I am not all that great at quilting anyway. LOL!

    Crazy patch quilt
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    Pink Hearts Quilt
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    hearts back showing quilting..
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    Duckies
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    there lovely. thanks for sharing :-)

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    They are all gorgeous!! You do beautiful work! :thumbup: :D :thumbup:

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    What a great team effort :thumbup: They are both BEAUTIFUL and should do well at the auction. I especially like the Crazy patch quilt.

    I just realized after I wrote this that there is a 3rd quilt - it's beautiful too!

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    Nice quilts!! I love the quilting.

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    Thanks cjmomma! The designs are really is just a stitch in the ditch or using my french curve and rulers with a disapearing marking pen. Thes were done on my regular bernina sewing machine with a walking foot.

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    You have been busy.

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    Beautiful quilts. You do such great work making the tops and doing the quilting.

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    wow! busy quilter (s) there?? wonderful ! thanks for sharing !

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    Red, your work is spectacular!
    Awesome quilting too!

    Keep up the great work!

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    Just love all the quilts.

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    All of your quilts are beautiful. You do GREAT quilting so don't put yourself down!!

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    All of them are beautiful. Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Last week I got started putting the blocks together and quilting these three quilts for the Nevada Diabetes Silent auction happening in july in tandum with a charity golf tournament.

    The pink hearts and crazy patches are donated blocks from two members here who graciously sent them to me for the auction. The backing fabric on the hearts was also a gifted from a third member too! Pretty cool huh? Three quilts five persons involved in the materials.

    The last duckie one is my child quilt one (I bought the blocks done up by debbie umphress last year.)

    I made quick work of these quilts. But, they will hold up to wear. A book I once read calls these "drager quilts". Cause they will get lots of use. Just quilted for utilitarian use. Good for me, cause I am not all that great at quilting anyway. LOL!
    I have done FMQ a lot; I just keep puzzle pieces in my head and go at it in a six inch wide swath, from top to bottom. I would love to do what you do with the walking foot, but cannot get a good medium speed control out of my Husqvarna Fresia 415. I love the curves you did. Keep it up...it looks great!

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    I just love your darling quilts! Especially the hearts!

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    beautiful quilts, I can't pick a favorite!

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    All you girls are so sweet! I really try and do a good job. It is just the experiance and know how that keeps me from doing much quilting. (At least nice quilting..LOL!)
    I was going to take a class once, but it filled so fast that I missed it. Oh well, I really will learn. I bought the book! Chuckles to herself... I know, you have to not only read it. Do it! The practice and motion is what I need. Until then, I have to get these quilts finished and ready for auction!

    Thanks so much for being nice to me with your kind words. It helps... honestly!

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    All are beautiful and the quilting also.

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    They are all just super!

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    Those are some beautiful quilts.

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    The quilts are great. Your quilting is wonderful

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    They are beautiful quilts-nice that so many people were involved for such a good cause-could you please explain how you quilted them (you said a ruler? )

    edited to add: french curve, ruler, and disappearing ink

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    Your backs look as good as your fronts. Wish I could do that.

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    Well I hope I can explain this good enough to understand. I am not good at explaining details.

    I use any straight clear ruler for the straight lines and hexes. If you know how big of a hex you want, you measure out that far from the centers in both directions and place a dot, measure in the diatance from the edges in the same way. Keeping in mind the size of hex you are drawing. make your dot. Then connect the dots! Think in your mind a box within a box. Try it on paper that has an image in the middle of it. This will show you more what I am saying.

    The french curve set has many big and small plastic curved pieces. I mostly use the large one for my curves. The orange peel in the first picture was done with that. I usually mark the curve where the lines intersect and the right shape so the next drawing is exact to the first. Then they come out uniform.

    I use the frixon pen that disapears with heat. I know it can return if the quilt is frozen. But, I intend on telling the new quilt owner about the heat removing it. I will say that I have noticed that the ink almost bleaches a dark fabric slightly. So , I woun't be using it on those. A white chalk pencil works fine for that. You can use a mechanical pencil if you have one and can see the lines well enough to quilt with. I have bad eyes these days, so I will stick with this pen.

    I hope this explains well enough. It is kind of doodling on your quilt with your designs and very fun to see it come to life with the quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rexie
    Your backs look as good as your fronts. Wish I could do that.
    Don't skimp with your pins when you are pinning to quilt it. Yes it is a pill to remove them, but, the fabric is easier to handle when you are twirling it and tugging it through your machines throat area. I use the number ones (little ones) and the plastic pin holders with the wooden handled pin helper (The name of which that escapes my mind at this moment.) I also use the gardening gloves with the dots on the palms. It really helps to control the quilt.

    The other thing is if the quilt gets all wrinkled, take it over and press them out. So it isn't finished yet. I want nice quilting lines and I am not afraid of a light steam iron press. LOL!

    But, girls I am a beginner. So, I know I don't know some easy way like the pros do.

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