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gale w
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Posted: 3/9/2013 2:31:13 AM
I'm STILL working on the pillow from forever ago. I can't post a picture because it's for someone who may visit this board but it'll be done soon. All I have to do is sew the front to the back and wash it, and then put the pillow form in it. Oh, and label it.

I also still have a tutorial quilt I'm working on that will not be done this month or even maybe this year (kidding, sort of) and a baby quilt that will be my next project-because there isn't a lot of time left. So I'll share that when it's done.

So I have no pictures to share yet but would love to see what you all have started and encourage you to finish! Also, if you're having trouble with a project, ask away. Maybe someone here can help.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 6:37:14 AM
I have two baby quilts, a t-shirt quilt, two twin size quilts that I started 12 (12!) years ago and a wall hanging. I need one more project. NOT! The baby quilts just need to be quilted, the t-shirt quilt is ready to be pieced and I have until June to complete it. The twin size quilts, well, I hope to complete someday. And the wall hanging is a kit that I haven't taken out of the package yet.

Now to my question...I have a Janome QC6260. Do you recommend getting an extension table to do free-motion quilting? I would love to do fm quilting on the baby quilts, but realize my limits. I could send my quilts away to be quilted, but I'm afraid I do not have the budget for that. TIA for the advice!


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Posted: 3/9/2013 6:50:59 AM
I started this top months ago as a gift for a friend. It's not big enough to be a decent throw and I got stuck trying to decide what else I could do as far as additional borders to make it larger.



Sorry the photo is huge, I posted it on facebook originally and just copied it from there.

Any suggestions? I ended up making another quilt with the remaining fabric in that fat quarter pack and gave it to my friend. I thought maybe this could be a baby quilt, but everyone I know is having boys...so it remains unfinished.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 7:36:17 AM
That is beautiful. I would add a thick edge of white to finish it off and then do a dark binding.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 8:33:12 AM
I agree with Emanon. I love those colors.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 10:02:42 AM
Gorgeous quilt Stephanie!


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Posted: 3/9/2013 10:42:51 AM
Unfortunately, there is not enough time or space for me to list all of my UFO's & WIP's.

One of the first I plan to attack when my sewing room is unpacked is a Wonky Square quilt I started 2 years ago. All I need to do is finish up the quilting (machine) and then attach the binding.



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Posted: 3/9/2013 10:49:09 AM

I thought maybe this could be a baby quilt, but everyone I know is having boys...so it remains unfinished.


I would totally give that as a quilt for a baby boy! Many of the new mom's seem to be using grays for the boys now (my niece included). The fabric reminds me of the Parson Gray line of fabric. The guy designing it is the husband of Amy Butler, who also has some great fabrics.

If it were my quilt, I would add some borders and backing of gray to finish it off. If you choose the right fabrics, you can definitely take it more towards "boy". Then wrap it up and give it to the trendiest of the new mom's on your gift list!


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Posted: 3/9/2013 11:13:29 AM
From where do you order the Parson Gray lines??? Those fabrics are stunning.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 12:00:34 PM
Oh the UFOs I have!!

-Charm pack QAL
-Salt Water Taffy in Curio
-Dresden Plate in Ruby and Bliss
-Tumbler in Hideaway
-Double Hour Glass in Sultry
-Spiderweb in Jovial

Don't have pics of those, but I also started making Vintage Holiday with my leftover fabric from the Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery BOM.

Here is the Vintage Modern in progress:

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Posted: 3/9/2013 3:05:56 PM
Thanks ladies The fabrics are Joel Dewberry Aviary. I felt like the flowers and damasks were too feminine, but you guys are probably right, if the mom is trendy enough it could work for either gender. I'm pretty sure I still have enough of that cream solid left to do a wide border with it.

Since the blocks are larger pieces of fabric, I think I could get creative with the quilting. I'd love to do feathers or something in a wide border, especially since there are birds in some of the fabrics, but I'd better practice more first.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 3:16:20 PM
Toni, I like your wonky square quilt. That would be cute to have out around Valentine's day. A friend gave me a panel of fabric that I think is meant to make a wall hanging; it may be from the same line as your fabrics. It has a vase with hearts and flowers. I'm not much of a wall hanging person, so I haven't done anything with the main center picture yet. I did cut the borders off and use for some of the blocks in the D4P quilt I made for MIL. I may eventually find some coordinating fabrics to patch around it and make a lap quilt for my mom. Red and teal are her favorite colors and her birthday is the day after Valentines.


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Posted: 3/9/2013 3:27:51 PM
Most of my Quilter's Academy piecing projects on my blog are unfinished. However, now that Mollie is set up, I hope to finish several in the coming months. I've renamed some since blogging about them during the piecing stage.

Floral Wonderland
Gus's Dragons
Triple Rail
Dr. Seuss Log Cabin
Table Runner (Fox Hunt)
Town Square/Asian Nights variation
Celestial Circles
Penguin 9 Patch
Sunflower Table Runner

Okay - Florida State just pulled off a close win over NC State. Now I can go play in my craft room again.

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Posted: 3/9/2013 4:35:51 PM

From where do you order the Parson Gray lines??? Those fabrics are stunning.


I agree! I saw some of the fabrics at the Quilt Festival in Nov. and have been trying to figure out a project for them.

You can purchase them at:

Fat Quarter Shop.com
Hawthorne Threads.com
Fabrics.com


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Posted: 3/9/2013 4:54:44 PM
Haha, Toni! You can click on "Add All to Cart" at Fabric.com.

I am really, really tempted. Such modern and classy stuff for quilting. I have men in the family and they need quilts!

The thing about them is that you don't need a complicated pattern to have a good-looking quilt.

Thanks!

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Posted: 3/9/2013 4:57:59 PM
My oldest UFO is a paper-pieced rooster quilt I started in 2000. It's pieced, sandwiched, and partially quilted. I keep meaning to finish it but I haven't.



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Posted: 3/9/2013 5:04:03 PM
Stephanie, I really like that quilt, and I think a wide cream border with black binding would finish it off perfectly. I agree with you though, I wouldn't use it for a boy quilt.

Toni, I like that. I've seen that pattern looking starkly modern and your's is a completely different take.

Its a coin toss if I should call mine UFOs or WIPs. I have 5 tops ready to quilt. I just haven't been able to decide how to quilt them. That will end soon though. I'm determined (DH says damn stubborn) to improve my FMQ. I am also very impatient. Not a good combination I am giving myself the weekend for more practice and then taking the top I like least, a class project, and going to just DO IT.If I mess it up I won't be devastated, and its big enough to get in a lot of moving the quilt around. A lot different, I've found, than a nice 12x12 square that fits in the machine.







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Posted: 3/9/2013 9:21:45 PM

I am really, really tempted. Such modern and classy stuff for quilting. I have men in the family and they need quilts!


That's what is so unique about his fabric. It's designed by a man with a man in mind. However, it can all be used for anyone. I have been a big Amy Butler fan since she first appeared on the fabric scene. So when her husband, David Butler, came out with his line I was hooked!

Here is an article about him and his design philosophy: True Up: David Butler Interview



Toni, I like your wonky square quilt.


That fabric is Giddy by Sandy Gervais (Moda). There was a panel with a vase of hearts & flowers. It came in several colorways.


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Posted: 3/10/2013 1:07:13 PM
Cropduster, you can totally quilt those quilts yourself on your machine. I have a Bernina 430 and I free-motioned quilted 6 twin-size quilts in the last month and a half. I put the machine on my dining room table, and went to town. Baby quilts would be easy peasy.

If you are a little nervous, watch some free-motion quilting videos on youtube first. I recommend Leah Day, she has a great series on free motion quilting and she does it all on normal old machines.

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Posted: 3/10/2013 6:49:58 PM
Stephanie - I like your quilt. Classic color combo!
Toni - My most current WIP looks like we may have used the same pattern. Moda Bake Shop by chance?
This one is for one of my nieces. (sorry about the photos - it's windy here today)






I am really trying to get my WIP list down to zero, not sure if that is a realistic goal though

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Posted: 3/10/2013 7:03:39 PM
I am just starting quiliting. What are UFOs and WIPs?



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Posted: 3/10/2013 7:16:18 PM
UFO=unfinished objects

WIP=work in progress







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Posted: 3/11/2013 5:59:16 AM
Thank you, Amy! Off to check it out!


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Posted: 3/11/2013 6:52:34 AM
Good morning. My sister and I went to a quilt show here in Bloomington on Saturday. It is usually well attended and has many great vendors, but this year the number of quilts and vendors was disappointing.I currently have three tops done. Two are table toppers, and the third is a larger throw. I can machine quilt the two smaller quilts, but the throw is made up of really nice fabric and I will send it to my long arm lady to make it beautiful for me. Going to the show always inspires me!
Best wishes to all on getting projects done!
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