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Mimi replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 9:17 PM | Locked

It looks wonderful.  When I downloaded the picture and enlarged it the quilting showed beautifully.  I love the different colored threads you used and how you repeated the flower motif from the front.  Great job!

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gini replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 9:45 PM | Locked

thanks everyone, if you enlarge it then enlarge it again, you can see the quilting in the red,  it looks like a flat trapunto.  it is 21 inches square, and the challenge was the dutchman's puzzle block.    that is the center block and it is one inch

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Nana replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 9:53 PM | Locked

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You did an amazing job on this little quilt.  That center square alone astonishes me and I watched you do it.  The quilting is perfect.  You did good.

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gini replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 10:03 PM | Locked

thanks, nana,  i am getting pretty comfortable with microstippling,  can you imagine doing a queen like that?   i'm contemplating it.   how many spools of thread? millions?

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Nana replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 10:14 PM | Locked

Gini

When I did the really close pattern on one of my last quilts it seemed to take forever and I was constantly changing bobbins.   I think I used 3 full spools of Aurifil thread on it and it was 100 x 100.   I really like the look though.

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MNnancy replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 10:22 PM | Locked

The sad thing is that even on my mid-arm, I'm constantly winding bobbins.   Do the really big professional-style long arm machines hold more bobbin thread?


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gini replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 11:20 PM | Locked

i think a couple of the machines have bobbins that hold twice as much.   i see that  this quilt posted in the gallery,   it took quite a while to show up.

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Patti replied on Wed, Jul 11 2012 11:58 PM | Locked

Wow Gini.  Everything about it is absolutely amazing!

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Jeanine replied on Thu, Jul 12 2012 12:10 AM | Locked

Longarm machines usually have a L or M bobbin.  Mine is an L which is the same size my Janome 1600P uses.  m are bigger but bigger is not always better.  You can have tension issues on the bigger bobbins.  I have gotten to the point where changing bobbins doesn't bother me.  I wind several ahead of time to have ready.  Or buy pre wound!

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MNnancy replied on Thu, Jul 12 2012 6:57 AM | Locked

gini:
it is 21 inches square, and the challenge was the dutchman's puzzle block.    that is the center block and it is one inch

Amazing!  Was this for your local guild?  Will it be shown in a quilt show?  Will there be voting and ribbons?

Did anyone take pictures of Gini working on that 1-inch center block?  I'm having a hard time visualizing hand-sewing on something that small.  Incredible!


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Marie replied on Thu, Jul 12 2012 9:12 AM | Locked

It's a beauty Gini!  I can see the pebble quilting as well, good Job!

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Marie replied on Thu, Jul 12 2012 9:28 AM | Locked

Gini, like Mimi I went back and took a close up look and your quilting is amazing, love it!  

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Donna B replied on Thu, Jul 12 2012 10:46 AM | Locked

Gini, amazing quilting - you did great girl!  The double click view worked for me to see the detail and I loved it.  Personally, I find the micro-stippling easier on a SM than the regular stippling.

Like Nancy, I would love to see how you can hand sew a one inch block with that many teeny tiny pieces!  I am truly impressed!!!!!  (But I am still spacy on drugs, so...LOL.)

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Vivian replied on Thu, Jul 12 2012 11:34 AM | Locked

I have the big bobbins in my Fusion and as Jeanine says they sometimes give you tension problems  They are also expensive to buy.  I do have a lot but now I am winding them less full and not to the max and that seems to help.  I also try to wind all I need fore each quilt.  Not that I can come out even, but I try.  I leave ond spool on my bobbin winder and don't unthread my machine.  Seems to work for me.

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Ramona replied on Thu, Jul 12 2012 4:03 PM | Locked

Gini,

That is really pretty. Great job! I like how you used several different colors of threads in the quilting and you really break up your meandering with lots of different designs. Neat idea.  Thanks for sharing.

**If you click on the picture, it blows it up and you can really see the quilting.

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