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Jen Kingwell blocks and finished quilts

Old 05-22-2020, 03:49 AM
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Here are a few of my first blocks for The Avenue. Now that I have the hang of machine piecing the curved blocks (I cut the "C" pieces a little larger and cut down to size), production has sped up. This is a good stash buster.
I love those blocks. Good job.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:54 AM
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Mkotch.....love your blocks. I think the main reason this pattern appealed to me is the black & white background. Looks awesome!
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Old 06-10-2020, 02:19 AM
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I'm quilting The Avenue now and hope to be finished by the end of the week. As I looked at it all put together, the motifs looked more like tulips than trees to me. Maybe it's because I'm Dutch. Anyway, I'm quilting leaves along the stems, using my walking foot. Having a great time. Photo soon!
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Old 06-10-2020, 04:15 PM
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Oh...this sounds really cool, Mkotch....can't wait to see it... Trying to picture in my mind how you are quilting a leaf with a walking foot.....I'd be interested in knowing how you are doing that....
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Old 06-11-2020, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Lady Diana View Post
I love her quilts,but not the booklets.....all printed in light grey copy, hard to read. All information could have easily been in much larger font size....I challenge anyone to read her page numbers without a magnifying glass. She could have easily made the page numbers one inch tall. Also, all of her so called templates are not templates for the pieces in the block. She has the four inch blocks shown with lines drawn inside the squares for each of the pieces....some info, it indicates you have to add seam allowance onto these pieces.....however you have to use a light table to draw the pieces on something else, separate the pieces, add your seam allowance.....then you see in the pattern that she wants you to cut on the lines....but not on all pieces......are you getting the idea here.....When I pay this much for a pattern, I expect clear information, and an easier process for piecing.....lots of work before you even make it to your machine. Still love her quilts.
I followed umpteen blogs when Gypsy Wife was all the rage: the above is exactly why I decided not to buy the very expensive pattern.
Some day I'll make my own version of Gypsy Wife.
For those of you who are having problems, try googling "blogs" + "Gypsy Wife". There are many solutions to the problems, not to mention absolutely wonderful Eye-Candy!

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Old 06-21-2020, 01:59 AM
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I finished The Avenue and am attaching a photo. It was fun to do! I'm taking a break from Kingwell designs for a while although I love how they require concentration and devotion!
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Old 06-21-2020, 05:54 PM
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It's fantastic, Mkotch! I absolutely love it! Black/white and bright....nummy! Wonderful quilt....and I totally understand the need to take a break from Kingwell's designs. I did the same.
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Old 09-06-2020, 01:39 AM
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Wondering if anyone is working on "Dear Jen" these days? I just ordered the pattern but it's slow in coming.
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