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    What a lot of butterflies! The appliques are a nice touch. I don't do commission work. In fact, I don't sell any of my work. But I do give quite a few quilts away. I figure people can't afford me.
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    This is beautiful! Love the use of Christmas scraps...gives me lots of ideas. Also love the straight line quilting. I'm practicing on that. I've made a couple of lap quilts (one for each of my brothers) using big patches of Christmas fabrics then straight line quilting 1/4 each side of each seam horizontally and vertically. I also tried corner to corner this time - but I love the closer straight lines of your stitches.
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    Oh, wow. All my machines are vintage. I have about 15 of them, including a Singer 600E, Singer 645, Singer 648, Singer 501A, Singer 221, black Singer 301, mocha singer 301, Singer 401, Singer 404, Singer 66, a 1918 Singer handcrank machine, and I can't remember what else right now! The only modern machine I have is my Brother XL 5130 - the cheapie I bought at Walmart several years ago -- and it sews great. I have made multiple lap quilts on these machines, usually have several projects going at one time. I'm going to try to figure out how to post a picture of the big patch Christmas quilt I made for one of my brothers using my Singer 648. Name:  Joe's Quilt.JPG
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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_quilts View Post
    The first and last commissioned quilt in my foreseeable future. Affectionately called the quilt from hell or Chris' butterfly follies. The 1st is Rebeckah sitting on the project. It is all pieced and quilted on her ~ she's a 301. 2nd pic is the 3D butterfly applique which I thought was a unique touch. It is sewed on not ironed one. The 3rd is the front of the quilt and the last is the back of the quilt. I hope the recipient likes this one. Lots of time in the quilting and cutting of fabric so not too many headless butterflies.
    Chris who commissioned you to make the butterfly quilt a relative/friend? Is it for a baby or little girl with a butterfly room? I love the butterfly applique's you sewed on the quilt. Is that quilt going to be a wall hanging? With the 3-d affect, it would make a beautiful wall hanging in a sun room! I can just picture the warm/bright room filled with butterflies! Great job!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00maggie View Post
    Oh, wow. All my machines are vintage. I have about 15 of them, including a Singer 600E, Singer 645, Singer 648, Singer 501A, Singer 221, black Singer 301, mocha singer 301, Singer 401, Singer 404, Singer 66, a 1918 Singer handcrank machine, and I can't remember what else right now! The only modern machine I have is my Brother XL 5130 - the cheapie I bought at Walmart several years ago -- and it sews great. I have made multiple lap quilts on these machines, usually have several projects going at one time. I'm going to try to figure out how to post a picture of the big patch Christmas quilt I made for one of my brothers using my Singer 648. Name:  Joe's Quilt.JPG
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    I love the bold Christmas colors! That quilt just looks like one you'd want to snuggle up in around a fire with all your family - all awaiting Christmas!

    Nancy

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    Quote Originally Posted by nurseknitsLaura View Post
    Thanks every one! I quilt on either my 31-20 or my 201.
    I just turned an ugly shade of green over your 31-20. I REALLY want one of those. I have a 31-15 treadle (same machine with a class 15 bobbin) that I've electrified, but that big bobbin is drool-worthy!

    I got the wire I string my quilts on at IKEA, in the curtain section. It also hides the rack that id filled with machines from daily view by DH, he he! Laura
    Ah, so it's a nice curtain as well as a design tool! I'm going to have to look into this. Thanks!!!!

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    Love the Christmas prints, Dorthy! I can't sew a straight line to save my life - you did that so nicely - perfect simplicity for a man's quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoJangles View Post
    Chris who commissioned you to make the butterfly quilt a relative/friend? Is it for a baby or little girl with a butterfly room? I love the butterfly applique's you sewed on the quilt. Is that quilt going to be a wall hanging? With the 3-d affect, it would make a beautiful wall hanging in a sun room! I can just picture the warm/bright room filled with butterflies! Great job!

    Nancy
    Nancy, this was commissioned by a friend from work and I seriously undervalued my time. She basically got the quilt for cost of materials and all the time was a donated by me. That is her idea of a lap quilt as the quilt dimensions are what she gave me to work with. She was thrilled with the final results and didn't balk at the price (which she had done earlier) and realized I had a tremendous amount of time into it but didn't offer to pay me more. I did get half up front and will get the other half in December ~ I hope. My commission price was $100 which was stupid of me to tell her but she kept pressuring me for a final price before I had figured up the cost of all of the materials. I liked the final result but did learn that commission work is not something I will ever do except maybe a table runner or something similar in size. I did play around with some of my stencils on the top because she didn't much care how it was quilted except she didn't want just straight lines or big X's ~ she wanted things (she meant pictures or outlines) quilted onto the quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyquiltmom View Post
    What a lot of butterflies! The appliques are a nice touch. I don't do commission work. In fact, I don't sell any of my work. But I do give quite a few quilts away. I figure people can't afford me.
    Cindy; thanks for the kind words. The recipient couldn't have afforded much above what I quoted to her but her cost only covered the materials and none of my time. I will do a smaller piece like table runners or wall hangings but will price them more realistically or do much less quilting. The recipient was thrilled with the final result and oohed and ahhed over the finished quilt.

    Chris
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    Really great quilts here - as always.

    I am particularly intrigued by Totosmom's wool applique. It is really attractive, lovely muted colours. Somewhere in this house, stuffed in a cupboard, is a bag of wool scraps...

    Chris - the baby quilts are just plain gorgeous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Really great quilts here - as always.

    I am particularly intrigued by Totosmom's wool applique. It is really attractive, lovely muted colours. Somewhere in this house, stuffed in a cupboard, is a bag of wool scraps...

    Chris - the baby quilts are just plain gorgeous!
    Muv; Thank you but I had the butterfly quilt and not the baby quilts.

    Chris
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    Oh gosh sorry, I'm getting confused - I know why, because the photo comes up if you reply to someone else's post...

    Cindy aka happyquiltmom - I love your baby quilts!

    Chris - I've been having fun with butterflies too! I added three as an afterthought to a big project I am finishing at the moment. I love the way you have added the extra applique butterfly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Chris - I've been having fun with butterflies too! I added three as an afterthought to a big project I am finishing at the moment. I love the way you have added the extra applique butterfly.
    Mine was added out of sheer desperation. I had finished the body of the quilt and realized that space needed something there to stabilize the batting/wadding so I dug out the appliques and put one on the quilt. The recipient was thrilled with the quilt and the added special touch of the applique. I didn't burst her bubble either that it wasn't a special touch just for her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Oh gosh sorry, I'm getting confused - I know why, because the photo comes up if you reply to someone else's post...

    Cindy aka happyquiltmom - I love your baby quilts!

    Chris - I've been having fun with butterflies too! I added three as an afterthought to a big project I am finishing at the moment. I love the way you have added the extra applique butterfly.

    Thank you, Muv!
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    Chris - Excellent! A quilter's dodge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Somewhere in this house, stuffed in a cupboard, is a bag of wool scraps...
    Well, then, you need to dig them out, find a pattern you like and have at it. It's really not that hard, Muv, and they look so sweet once they are done. Just be sure to post a pic once you've finished.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muv View Post
    Chris - Excellent! A quilter's dodge!
    Muv, Thanks.
    I meant to behave......but there were too many other options

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    Oh so many wonderful quilts to bring a smile to my face today...all are so pretty!!

    Trish, I love your rabbit.
    Totosmom, Your Autumn wall hanging is beautiful.
    Happyquiltmom, "Sam's Safari" is too cute with those pinwheels, and the purple and green applique flower quilt is lovely.
    Laura, I love your colorful star quilt. Clever idea using the wire from Ikea to form a curtain.
    Chrisquilts, I love that Rebecca 310 and your butterfly quilt.
    OOMaggie, Nicely done Christmas quilt, should keep that him nice a warm.

    Thanks for sharing and posting. I love seeing everyone's projects!
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    I'm still here! I took a break from reading the QB so that I could focus in on quilting projects and family. For now I have all the machines I wish to own. My focus now is on using the machines for my "to do" list of quilts that keeps on growing.

    Here are just some of the projects that I have made in the past couple of months. All done on treadles!!

    Jean quilt was a donation quilt for a Silent Auction. The triangle quilt with not batting only a minkee back went to someone who was a victim of hurricane Sandy. And lastly, I made a table running for my mom. Piecing done on Two Spools, and quilting done on either Davis NVF or Singer 224.

    Opps No photos. I'll try again.

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    That worked! Ok now the triangle quilt.
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    no wonder you haven't been on QB - you have been busy!!! All are VERY cool
    NEVER let a sewing machine know you are in a hurry.
    good mothers let you lick the beaters - great mothers turn it off first

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    Quote Originally Posted by miriam View Post
    no wonder you haven't been on QB - you have been busy!!! All are VERY cool
    I also made a another donation quilt, a purse, and one sock (toe up)...heehee. I should post a photo of that.

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    Not quilting related or even vintage machine...diversions are sometimes needed in life.
    This sock took me a week to make. It's from the toe up with just two knitting needles. I should have used at least three needles so that I could try the dang thing on. I'm now crocheting the top.
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