Friday, September 01, 2006

Big Burgundy

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This one was big. 91" x 104". The center was originally a kit, then Judy's
sister decided to add the big borders. Judy brought pieced (Yikes) high-loft poly batting for me to use. Lesson learned: do not accept pieced batting from customers. I had to handle that batting with kid gloves.

Then let's talk about using high loft batting on a long-arm. I started off using a panto called Rosie but it had too many turns and intersections for that high loft. I was afraid I was going to get puckers. So I tried Kathi James' panto named Water Wind and wrestled that batting into submission. I had to increase the spacing on the panto or it would have been stiff enough to stand on its own. You can really see the definition of the panto pattern with that high loft.
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Monday, August 28, 2006

My first sampler is done

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Take a look at this patriotic beauty.

This is a beautiful quilt, well-pieced and good fabrics.
The batting is Hobbs 80/20. My first time with Hobbs,too. It was scratchy and thin. I didn't like it much. I spent about 2.5 hours designing the blocks. I used several stencils and blue pounce chalk. It was a lot of work. I kept track of my time with this one. I spent 18 hours and 5 minutes stitch time.

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My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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I started quilting when a quilt shop opened in our little town in January 2004. I have been hooked ever since.

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  • The Help (Kindle)
  • The Appeal by John Grisham
  • Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (again) by Harper Lee
  • Bleachers by John Grisham

This is called Fruit Cocktail

This is called Fruit Cocktail
It is all batiks