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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #25 on: Dec 28, 2015, 05:42:55 PM »
Still working on the Owl when time permits.  But there is a lot of house cleaning to get through. 

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #26 on: Feb 04, 2016, 08:13:15 AM »
...and the eternal owl saga continues.  I've went completely off the grid when it comes to following the picture I was using.  Now I'm doing my own thing.  You know, from past experience I know that working off of artists renditions doesn't work for me so why do I continue to try.  I wonder if i am capable of learning from my own mistakes or not.  And yes I am a little down on myself right now.  I'm thinking that after the owl rather than going on to the waterfall I may put a quarter of it together and do some of the seam embroidery.  Just to give myself a break from the hard stuff.  Time will tell.

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #27 on: Feb 06, 2016, 06:23:15 PM »
well needless to say I won't be putting anything together just yet because it seems there are two different methods to do it.  Of course, grumble grumble grumble...

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #28 on: Feb 15, 2016, 10:15:04 AM »
I need to paint the background of the owl and i'm trying to figure out if I water down the paint how will I stop it from being absorbed by the embroidery floss which is 100 percent cotton I think.  Ugh always something.

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #29 on: Feb 17, 2016, 08:27:08 PM »
tammy, can you wax the floss? the way you would if you were making batik?
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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #30 on: Feb 19, 2016, 08:57:52 AM »
That is a very good idea. 

Carol said that it was possible to use crayons as well.  you just kind of iron them in place with wax paper.  I may try both techniques on a practice piece and see what I like better.

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #31 on: Feb 19, 2016, 12:33:47 PM »
That sounds good, Tammy. I had fabric crayons that were specifically made for that.
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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #32 on: Feb 20, 2016, 08:10:17 PM »
That's interesting Tina where do you get those, do you remember?

I went to JoAnn's today with Marilyn and got a package of different embroidery flosses for this quilt. 

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #33 on: Feb 20, 2016, 09:31:15 PM »
I think it could have been near the fabric paints in Michael's or something.
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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #34 on: Feb 21, 2016, 06:30:17 PM »
I'll look the next time I'm in there.  Thanks for the heads up.

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #35 on: Feb 24, 2016, 05:23:28 PM »
I may have been overly optimistic when I put a 3 1/2 year deadline on this one.

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #36 on: Mar 01, 2016, 05:35:50 PM »
I'm scrapping this one and starting over.  When  I have calmed down I'll re-start the clock on the deadline. 

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #37 on: Apr 01, 2016, 03:09:08 PM »
Ok I cut out the silver flying chinese dragon on black velvet and have started cutting out the green eddy print fabric.  It's a start.

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #38 on: Apr 03, 2016, 05:13:52 PM »
My mentor gave me a technique for getting the velvet to fold at 1/4 inch.  Stay stitch at 1/4 inch then fold it and baste it then it will lay down until it is embroidered.  Then the basting can be pulled out and the stay stitching too. 

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #39 on: Apr 03, 2016, 07:00:58 PM »
That's a good idea, Tammy.
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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #40 on: Apr 03, 2016, 09:04:26 PM »
I wasn't having any luck just tucking it under.

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Re: Victorian Crazy Quilt
« Reply #41 on: Apr 16, 2016, 05:11:10 PM »
Nancy found some articles on crazy quilts and saved them for me.  i put them in protectors and put them in my design book for when i begin the embroidery on this one.