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Thread: WOOHOO! My quilt received the "Innovation" award at my guild's quilt show

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    WOOHOO! My quilt received the "Innovation" award at my guild's quilt show

    Last year I took a day-long class from Libby Lehman, and this quilt is the result of applying a bunch of the techniques she taught us. It received 2nd place in its category (abstract wall hanging), but got the judges nod for Innovation.

    The quilt had been in the works for almost a year... the more I did on it, the more I was afraid to do, fearing I'd mess it up, so I delayed a long time between phases. I had to get up my nerve! I had so much fun experimenting with metallic threads, and trying out bobbin-work.
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    Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations

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    Wow! I really like it! Is there a book out there so I can give this a try?
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    26" Innova, LS, Pantovision, all on a 14' Frame

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    This is very lovely, very like a Sci-Fi movie effect!

    What exactly is "bobbin work"? It is not a term I have heard before.

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    congratulations...
    nice

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    Spectacular. Such a georgeous use of colors and threads. You are a star student.....
    The best kind of sleep from Heaven above...
    is under a quilt homemade with LOVE!

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    WOW! well deserved award!
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    Is this overlapped and then cut? What type of metallic threads did you use?
    love the ribbons.....congratulations.
    The best kind of sleep from Heaven above...
    is under a quilt homemade with LOVE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rebecca_S View Post
    This is very lovely, very like a Sci-Fi movie effect!

    What exactly is "bobbin work"? It is not a term I have heard before.
    It's a way to use heavier threads than you could possibly thread through the upper part of your machine. You wind the thread on the bobbin, usually by hand, and stitch with the wrong side of your fabric facing up. That leaves the fancy thread on the right side.

    It was quite scary the first time, but it's really fun.
    Cathy

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    congrats! the award is very well-deserved!
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    Wow, that is beautiful. Very deserving of the awards.
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    wow oh so pretty, neat.

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    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Very unusual. Now aren't you glad you took a risk? Lovely!
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    Well deserved award! Great work.
    May your stitches always be straight, your seams always lie flat, and your grain never be biased against you.

    Sue

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    It is spectacular. yes I understand about not wanting to ruin it as you go from step to step learning new things.
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    congrats. you did a great job! like the color!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sewbeeit2 View Post
    Is this overlapped and then cut? What type of metallic threads did you use?
    love the ribbons.....congratulations.
    Kind of ... I had a yard of each of the 2 fabrics (tan and turquoise). I put the turquoise on top of the tan, and sewed my intersecting "circles" with just a straight stitch. Then I very carefully cut out the turquoise in every other section, so the tan showed. With stabilizer on the back, then I satin-stitched the edges.

    I used several kinds of metallics from Superior Threads, including Ricky Tims' Razzle Dazzle.
    Cathy

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    Quote Originally Posted by jansquiltn View Post
    Wow! I really like it! Is there a book out there so I can give this a try?
    Jan,
    Libby's original book was Threadplay; she has a DVD now as well.
    http://www.amazon.com/Threadplay-Lib.../dp/1564772020

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    Wow - this is beautiful!! Your color choices are perfect. I have that tan background fabric and love it!
    Did you do this in blocks or applique?
    I used metallic machine embroidery thread to embelish an applique recently. I was afraid it would jam up in the machine and not work, but it was perfect. I'm anxious to continue working with it and in different colors.
    Great work and hugs congrats to you!

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    Oh WOW! That's incredible! Awesome work & well deserved award.
    Maureen

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    WOW!!! I love what you did with your quilt! You should enter it in an American Quilter Society show. It's amazing!

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    What techniques did you use? I can't see a single HST!!!!!!

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    It is stunning! I especially love the decorative thread work you did, it truely brought it to life. Thanks for sharing. Clapping for the well deserved ribbons it won.

    Kat

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    That is fabulous! LOVE it!
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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