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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    I finished my little table topper this afternoon...and no I won't be making any hot pads but may make us each a mug rug to coordinate (we'll see) I have a kazillion projects on the go, but this one was fun & managed to complete in good time, I did it as a stitch & flip (quilt as you go) Will be right back once I've resized the photos.Attachment 332077Attachment 332078
    Just a quick hello as we travel through Wyoming, we are enjoying our little table topper every day, I also made a little wine cozy (no picture) that is getting a good work-out this trip. Enjoyed reading through some posts while we have internet in this camp. Hope to stop in Laramie at a quilt shop today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000 View Post
    Just a quick hello as we travel through Wyoming, we are enjoying our little table topper every day, I also made a little wine cozy (no picture) that is getting a good work-out this trip. Enjoyed reading through some posts while we have internet in this camp. Hope to stop in Laramie at a quilt shop today.
    Have you seen any wild mustangs running... I always think of wild horses when I think Wyoming. Continue on your safe journey and keep us posted on your fabric finds.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    OOPSY!!! Thought I must not of hit upload. Here is the picture.
    Oh, your flowers are beautiful!

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    OOPSY!!! Thought I must not of hit upload. Here is the picture.

    Oh cute JenniKy ... I'm sure Muv will be proud!
    Now you have us curious as to how you are going to finish this off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenniky View Post
    OOPSY!!! Thought I must not of hit upload. Here is the picture.

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    I really like those flowers. That free-form look is awesome. I can see how Muv's technique can bring out the creativity in all of us! This might git me past my fear of not having a turned under edge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yellow Bird View Post
    This is was created using one of A. E. Nathan's Quilt of the Month patterns from Walmart.
    Super easy...but fun!
    Yeah Yellow Bird! I'm glad that ya posted your quilt here.
    Hey Ya'll in her picture post of this quilt she said that she made it this weekend! That's fast!
    Way ta go Yellow Bird!
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    *hint* *hint*
    let's see you turn it into a patriotic project .... you've got the red, blue and gold already
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    Wow, Yellow Bird. I didn't see the other post and it never occurred to me that anyone could do that much work and that good a job so quickly. Way to go.

    Are there any "in-progress" photos so we can be even more impressed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by works4me View Post
    Wow, Yellow Bird. I didn't see the other post and it never occurred to me that anyone could do that much work and that good a job so quickly. Way to go.

    Are there any "in-progress" photos so we can be even more impressed?
    Yeah, yeah, we wanna see how you did the different stages. I'm sorta intimidated by raw edge applique. Or maybe, it's that I won't like the rawness of the edges...

    Linda

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    Jenniky!!! Love your sunflowers and completely delighted you have been pleased with the technique! CHUFFED TO BITS!

    Yellow Bird - Fabulous, and definitely very patriotic!

    Here's a thistlehead. Prickly enough?
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/1...res-b9891.html

    The Square is for the BOM here is a picture of it next to all of the other blocks so far. Im thinking of doing a piano key boarder around each one Not sure of the color I would use but I have six more blocks before I have to decide.

    Muv your Thistle looks awesome..and yes very prickly

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    Jenniky!!! Love your sunflowers and completely delighted you have been pleased with the technique! CHUFFED TO BITS!"

    What does CHUFFED TO BITS mean I have never heard it as a saying ... LOL

    Now while I am trying to figure out exactly what Im going to do with the Patriotic Scrappy on the frame.. I have decided I want to try to make another Patriotic quilt using Muv's applique method.. Im thinking of making nine 16 inch squares each one depicting a Home, Park, Storefront , etc. Celebrating the 4th of July. I will make a larger birdhouse scene Like I did for the BOM also. I am going to start sketching some of my thoughts this evening. I really doubt I will have it completed by the fourth of July however...Im very excited about it. My goal is to have have at least one block made every two weeks. Im going to do be doing some hand work on these squares also..time to sharpen up my embroidery skills and of course I will also be doing some English Paper piecing, Foundation Piecing and whatever other methods I need to use to make it a work of art.

    Yellow Bird very patriotic quilt. I think I did see that free design at the Walmart here also.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Muv ... I can't get over how even your blanket stitching is ... looks ever-so perfect! As for prickles, I think your thistles must be much tamer than our thistles here across the pond!

    YellowBird ... like the others, I hadn't seen your other thread, so this was all new to me.

    JenniKy ... me-thinks that when the lady is chuffed to bits, that's she's exploding with pride! Of course, my Brit slang may be way off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    Muv ... I can't get over how even your blanket stitching is ... looks ever-so perfect! As for prickles, I think your thistles must be much tamer than our thistles here across the pond!

    YellowBird ... like the others, I hadn't seen your other thread, so this was all new to me.

    JenniKy ... me-thinks that when the lady is chuffed to bits, that's she's exploding with pride! Of course, my Brit slang may be way off!

    Ahh that is a sweet saying then..

    I had originally planned to send the patriotic scrappy to a long arm quilter. I really would like it to look super nice. However, I have planned and planned to send one and then I chicken out and usually tie it my self or hand quilt it. Im really not enthused about hand quilting it at this time. So now Im leaning back towards finding someone to quilt it for me on a longarm. Im scared they are going to send it back to me and say its not ironed properly or some such thing... I don't know . Hmm
    Have an awesome day!

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    JenniKy .... What about machine quilting it yourself?

    As for LAQ, if you ask what they expect for you to send it to them, I'm sure you can follow their guidance and do it to their satisfaction, if you want to go that route.

    IMHO your work of hand quilting would not show enough to shine back at you for you to be "chuffed to bits". Instead you might feel a little ripped off for all the time and effort invested! PLEASE Keep in mind that this is being said by a non-handquilter ... and I respect and envy every stitch that anyone does by hand! I so love to see hand quilting on plain fabric, so it can be fully enjoyed!


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    Muv's behalf .... I was just thinking (and that's always dangerous) .......
    Perhaps .....
    CHUFFED = CHest pUFFED?
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    Jennie - I'm the opposite of QE. (Don't get me wrong, I respect & like her very much. We just have different opinions here.) I can see lovely patriotic symbols (stars, flags, Liberty Bells, ect...) quilted over those lovely square patches that are separated by the stars. Then SID around the Stars. As a hand quilter that is what I always do, look for ways ta hand quilt. I'm learnin' ta FMQ now 'cause I don't have the time ta hand quilt all of the ideas I have. Basically, it's your decision, & whatever ya decide will be great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    Jennie - I'm the opposite of QE. (Don't get me wrong, I respect & like her very much. We just have different opinions here.) I can see lovely patriotic symbols (stars, flags, Liberty Bells, ect...) quilted over those lovely square patches that are separated by the stars. Then SID around the Stars. As a hand quilter that is what I always do, look for ways ta hand quilt. I'm learnin' ta FMQ now 'cause I don't have the time ta hand quilt all of the ideas I have. Basically, it's your decision, & whatever ya decide will be great.

    HI DublB ... First of all, the same back to you, please don't get me wrong .... it's not that I don't think she should handquilt ... I'd love to see it on EVERYTHING! ... just that I don't think it'd be seen enough to be appreciated (plus, I got the feeling she didn't really want to hand quilt this one!)
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    I love this board 'cause we can have different opinions & not have hard feelings. Jennie; What ever ya do will be beautiful!!!!! QE {{{Huggs}}}
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    Quote Originally Posted by dublb View Post
    I love this board 'cause we can have different opinions & not have hard feelings. Jennie; What ever ya do will be beautiful!!!!! QE {{{Huggs}}}

    There's nothing wrong with good discussions and differing opinions .... we all can learn from each others rationale. And sometimes we end up thinking a little differently (saying this globally for lots of different topics!). At least, I know that in many other cases, that with the info provided I've seen a little different side, and changed my mind. One case being that I didn't see the sense of setting seams ... read and learned and guess what? I'm now a seam setter!
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    Like I said before this board is like goin' ta college, a lot of info & different opinions.
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    Well I love all the different views and yes it helps me greatly to make a decision. I dont feel that my FMQ on the machine is of standard to try to quilt this on the machine myself at this time. I feel comfortable doing baby quilts on the machine or wall hangings anything bigger at this time I pretty much draw the line. I love hand quilting its very relaxing for me, however again this is so big of a project and I am still pretty much of a novice at doing much else than SITD. I think what I really really would like to do is send it off to be quilted on a long arm by someone who knows what they are doing. I just need to get over my my worries and find someone and send it to them for quilting. I suppose this afternoon I will look on the board and see who is offering services and go from there.
    Have an awesome day!

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    Good discussion here. Jenniky, how about SID on your machine and then hand quilt the other areas. You get more comfortable on your machine without worrying about ruining your fabulous quilt and everyone gets to see your great hand quilting, too. Seems like a win, win. You also don't have to pay someone to quilt it for you and can say you did the whole thing yourself.

    Ooh, would daughter want to learn SID? Or should that be on a smaller project?

    Me, I'm still stitching binding. Good thing I got the rest of the quilt done earlier as there is no time for anything now. I still plan to be finished this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Here's a thistlehead. Prickly enough?
    Muv, I really like your prickly thistle. It reminds me of the time I planted thistle in my garden because I love the purple flower it produces. When my 'master gardener' Uncle came to visit, he couldn't believe I was planting thistle. In his neck of the woods (Montana) they are mostly considered annoying to have around.

    I am a Linda-come-lately here, are you hand embroidering on your appliques? If so, how many threads are you using of embroidery floss? I really love the way it looks.

    Linda

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    Great Discussions, I have to tell you Ladies how much I appreciate you. I agree with Dublb that this board is like college. Many times I get very ambitious and I have to remember Im only in my second year of quilting college. The main reason that I am reluctant FMQ is that I need more practice on smaller projects first. Im still not as comfortable with it as I would like to be prior to taking on a large quilt. Hand quilting I am very comfortable with,however I agree with QuiltE and think I would not be happy with the hours spent versus the result and I would like to use this on my bed when the weather turns cold again. I dont think I could have the entire quilt done by then if I hand quilted. I want to study quilting designs more and how others fill in their spaces on quilts, then I would have a better feeling about my decisions on hand quilting such a large project. I think the final deciding factor is my project board. Here is a picture of it.
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    I like to multi-task as I have said before. I think that hand quilting such a large project is more like a late third year or early fourth year project. This fall I am hoping to purchase another sewing machine. Heavy duty that I will feel comfortable FMQ with. I've jumped off the fence and made the decision to send the Scrappy Patriotic Quilt to a LAQ person. I've started drawings on my next Patriotic Pictorial Piece. IM Calling it The Three P's for short.. or 3P Quilt. Attaching a picture of the first block in progress. It will be a 16 sq inch Block of a Fire House Decorated for the Fourth of July.
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    Muv - the thistle looks great. I love the little "prongs". Definitely add to the prickly appearance.
    SewExtremeSeams - Glad you are staying in touch. Are you any closer to pulling some fabric?
    Jenniky - glad we spurred you to a decision. I like your project board but I see the deadline dates are in write-on wipe-off ink. For shame. All the rest of us stick to our finish dates, don't we? (Tongue very firmly, and somewhat painfully, in cheek.)

    And I love your new idea. It never would have occurred to me that you were still a relative newby at quilting. You have attempted more than I have, that's for sure. I look forward to seeing progress on the new quilt as well as the original all done.

    What do you do about labels? I do mine on the computer. I mostly use my own photographs and put them either on cream printer sheets or iron-on sheets. Am not too happy with the new batch of iron-on. It refused to stick to the background fabric and then ended up scorched. The label is going on the quilt anyway.

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    I have been printing my quilt labels on the computer fabric sheets that you Iron on. I dont like them too much but It works4me for now... LOL (tongue in cheek)

    You did see all the NA's on that project schedule.... I only have Deadlines for Swaps and the BOM. I figure there is no reason to get behind on a block I have an entire month to make.
    Have an awesome day!

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