Finishing Scrap Dance Minuet

Finishing the quilting on Scrap Dance Minuet was days more after finishing the custom quilted center with the two medallions.  The fun thing is that the two designs together made a circular secondary design that I didn't know was going to appear. I have to admit, I was pretty pleased with it overall, but saw …

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Quilting Minuet

Quilting my mystery quilt, Scrap Dance Minuet, was the most difficult and time consuming project I have ever attempted.  I really wanted to do a custom job on this one, with emphasis on the on-point tesselation between the blocks.  So, last time I had finished taking out the ditch stitching and began drawing out patterns …

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Finishing Orizuru – the Cranes Wall Hanging

Orizuru was finished on time, and is currently hanging at the Mountain Regional State Fair, in the Quilts Division category Wall Hangings.  But, finishing it gave me a few more headaches before it was done.  Since the blue markers were working well, I continued with them and marked a few feathers on the outer border.  …

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Quilting the Snowflake Runner

One thing I need to practice much more is free hand quilting.  I can do feathers most of the time, and some ribbon candy but I am often stymied by  the lack of ideas for quilting without a pattern or pantograph.  Small projects do lend themselves to experimentation, so I decided to custom free hand …

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Feather Boot Camp

Quilting feathers.  Is there any other quilting motif that excites us and terrifies us at the same time?  Whether you use a sit down domestic machine or a longarm, feathers can be challenging.   They come out wonderful, or are full of hot dogs and potato chips.  Wait, you are laughing right now aren't you!  Hot …

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