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everything quilted
« on: Feb 23, 2016, 09:10:38 AM »
This is a place for small stuff and anything quilted that doesn't require it's own topic.

In this case it is the christmas heart table runner.  I think this is attempt 4.  I fmq'ed around each heart and now I am filling the background with a vine of heart leaves.  I finally decided to use thread the same color as the background.  That way my amateurish work doesn't show quite as much.  So far I have gotten around one heart 7 more to go.   

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #1 on: Feb 24, 2016, 08:25:48 AM »
got to the third heart but only half way around.  It isn't perfect but it's ok.  Surprising how tired my arms get when I'm free motion quilting.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #2 on: Feb 24, 2016, 09:41:40 AM »
It sounds like a good one for Valentine's day too.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #3 on: Feb 24, 2016, 05:20:37 PM »
yes it would work for valentines day.  it's just the red and green that pushes it toward christmas for me.  I wonder where I'll store it the rest of the year so it doesn't get lost?

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #4 on: Feb 25, 2016, 11:02:12 AM »
Halfway done, hurray!

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #5 on: Feb 26, 2016, 07:38:26 AM »
I'm done with the table runner.  There is one really bad bobble but I'm going to live with it.  It is where the sandwich bobbled in the first place and I couldn't make it go flat. 

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #6 on: Feb 26, 2016, 09:25:00 AM »
Awesome, Tammy. You are probably the only person who will ever notice any glitches.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #7 on: Feb 28, 2016, 04:37:08 AM »
well other than the ladies at the quilt club.  My mentor is very good at finding things, which is good.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #8 on: Mar 12, 2016, 05:38:56 PM »
I've started cutting out fabric for a lap quilt for the queen bee's charity quilts.  It is a Spanish bond ragged quilt pattern.  It will require that I learn and practice the "Y" seam method of piecing a block.  A scary thought but worth doing.  That is one of the reasons for the queen bee's.  To teach and learn.  While making quilts for the needy.

I also have the fabric for a latin folk art quilt.  I'd like to make it large enough for a single bed.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #9 on: Mar 12, 2016, 09:34:57 PM »
That sounds nice, Tammy.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #10 on: Mar 12, 2016, 10:18:14 PM »
They are each in their own way.  I started their documentation today. 

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #11 on: Mar 31, 2016, 08:18:20 PM »
Today I bought the fabric for the bargello placemats that I'm taking the class for.  I tried for spring colors we'll see how I did when the first one is finished.  I did the rainbow colors in pastels. 

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #12 on: Mar 31, 2016, 10:25:02 PM »
Sounds pretty.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #13 on: Apr 01, 2016, 03:03:58 PM »
I hope so.  I'm hoping it isn't too busy.  I seem to have a problem that way

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #14 on: Apr 11, 2016, 07:55:45 AM »
Trying to get a picture of the table runner here.

http://patchesandpieces.org/verwaltung/photos.php?ID=307&pictureID=12&pageName=Gallery&n=12&showYear=Current

That's the best I could do.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #15 on: Apr 11, 2016, 09:58:51 PM »
that's pretty!  I like that a lot!!
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #16 on: Apr 11, 2016, 10:17:42 PM »
Very cute!
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #17 on: Apr 12, 2016, 07:00:59 AM »
I like it too.  It might even work double duty for christmas and then for valentine's day.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #18 on: May 11, 2016, 07:22:21 AM »
Connie had a bunch of blocks that needed to be pieced.  I took a group of nine and pieced them this morning.  It isn't progress on any of my ongoing projects but it is something for the charity quilts so i'm going to count is as a brownie point. 

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #19 on: May 11, 2016, 08:05:57 AM »
Yes, it counts.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2016, 09:57:56 PM »
it really does count.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2016, 07:27:27 AM »
thanks tina and jenn.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2016, 06:04:39 AM »
I have to undo the blocks because there is a pucker in the center block.  Of course it had to be the center right? 

i'm going to put the bargello here because it is placemats rather than a whole quilt.

The colors were chosen with a different idea in mind than what the designer's directions called for.  Oh well, next time I'll pull the directions out and read them before I chose the fabric.  Who knew.  But the more work on the top that happens the more i'm liking it at this point so it just might work. 

This is a very picky pattern, so far we've cut the strips and sewn them together and then cut them again.  Each cut being different and to be placed in a specific location on the top.  So needless to say I've numbered every strip and only need to do it 3 more times for sets of 21 strips each.  Glad I have until next thursday to get it all done.

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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2016, 02:44:34 PM »
It sounds complicated with the planning, Tammy.
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Re: everything quilted
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2016, 03:25:23 PM »
If I go slow I can do it.  I got the rest of the sewing on the homework done and now I have the other 3 placemats to cut.  I think they are going to be pretty.