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Thread: What am I thing?? Started Merry Little Christmas

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    CAn't get this picture to show either

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    boy, you really ought to be in the mood for Christmas by the time you finish! keep going, looking good so far!

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    Love it!!!!

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    Oh, but it'll be sooo pretty! I say that every time I start a new cross-stitch!
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    Very pretty!

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    it will be well worth the effort when finished

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    Thanks everyone. I figure if I try and work a little bit each day, it may get done by Christmas??
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulettepoe View Post
    what do you use to color in the bulbs? crayon? or something else? This is very pretty. I hope you continue to share your progress.
    I was going to ask the same thing. What are you using the color in the bulbs? It is going to be gorgous when you are done.
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    Going to be very pretty!!!Keep on going.lol

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    So far IMH), I think it looks great. It'll probably be a wonderful piece once finished. Sometimes I think we're harder on ourselves than we should be. Please so us your progression so we can enjoy it with you. Thanks for sharing.
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    I can't wiat to see it finished! It's going to be beautiful and worth all the work to make it!

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    Thank you, yes crayons are used. I'm doing it as I go along instead of coloring all at once, this is easier for me.


    Quote Originally Posted by sewsewquilter View Post
    I was going to ask the same thing. What are you using the color in the bulbs? It is going to be gorgous when you are done.
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    up-date

    Here is where I've gotten so far, there's over 15HRS of work here.
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    This is so pretty! I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

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    stay with it...its going to be so pretty

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    Thank you.
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    Very nice so far. Keep us posted.
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    You are doing a great job! It looks beautiful!
    However I'm wondering if the very light density of your crayon will hold up to washing for years to come. I'd hate for it to disappear over time.

    When I did the crayon coloring on the state flowers quilt from the 30s that I helped finish in the 60s, we did the coloring very intensely and then ironed it between two sheets of waxed paper to set the color. The color stayed nice and actually helped preserve the parts of the blocks that were colored. By the 90s the muslin of the blocks had begun to significantly deteriorate, so I had put it on a quilt rack for display. Unfortunately it did not survive our house burning in 2000. Am hoping to recreate it eventually.
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    I'm so sorry to hear that. Tes the crayons will hold up, there set as well with an iron, this will be more display than used, but if it does fade it can alwasy be recolored. I'm using Kona cotton for this one. Thanks so much.


    Quote Originally Posted by mom-6 View Post
    You are doing a great job! It looks beautiful!
    However I'm wondering if the very light density of your crayon will hold up to washing for years to come. I'd hate for it to disappear over time.

    When I did the crayon coloring on the state flowers quilt from the 30s that I helped finish in the 60s, we did the coloring very intensely and then ironed it between two sheets of waxed paper to set the color. The color stayed nice and actually helped preserve the parts of the blocks that were colored. By the 90s the muslin of the blocks had begun to significantly deteriorate, so I had put it on a quilt rack for display. Unfortunately it did not survive our house burning in 2000. Am hoping to recreate it eventually.
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    very lovely work
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Why, you were thinking you'd get a jump on this... very nice!
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    Thank you. I could work on Christmas all year around. I have so many embroidery/quilts going, I work on different ones to break it up a little.


    Quote Originally Posted by beatys9 View Post
    Why, you were thinking you'd get a jump on this... very nice!
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    WOW! That is gonna be gorgeous! You're doing great!

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    Thank you, I have a up-date page.
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