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Jeanine replied on Fri, Sep 14 2012 12:00 AM

Tammy, you have been busy.  I love days where you can be really productive!

I have quilted five small quilts for Project Linus this week.  I still need to bind one of them.  Saturday is PL blanket making day so I am trying to get quilts done for that.  We have 27 to bring putting our YTD quilts to 199 for our group.  I also have 39 more quilts ready for other places so we are doing pretty good.  My goal is to hit 300.  We always are right below that.

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Jeanine,

That's a pretty lofty goal for the year! God bless you for doing so many!

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Well gang, I posted my customer's Carpenter Star, now it's time to post mine! Being as I used batiks for the cloth, I didn't know how to quilt it...til I did Cheryl's! Then the ideas flowed for mine. I needed to get it quilted, cuz it's going into a show in a couple of weeks & I still have one more to do for the show! So, here it is.....I did regular feathers in the outer points & peacock feathers in the actual star. Then a meandering leaves in the piano keys, with feathers in the sash.

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Ramona replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 11:08 AM

Cindy,

Looks like a blue ribbon to me!! What a wonderful job of quilting and your batiks are beautiful.  Such a wonderful Carpenter's Star!  I feel congratulations will be in order real soon.

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Ramona replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 11:10 AM

Eileen,

That's a darling quilt for your neighbor's baby. She is sure to love it!

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Vivian replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 12:44 PM

Lovely job as usual, Cindy. 

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Sylvia replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 3:10 PM

Finally finished my MQ 6 quilt.  All I have left to do is add the binding.

Just bought me a new machine and frame and this was so much fun.  Still need lots of practice!

 

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Ramona replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 3:59 PM

Sylvia,

What do you mean a "bad picture"? Your quilt is stunning!! Fantastic job!

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Sylvia replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 4:12 PM

Awww you are too sweet Ramona!

Thank you!

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Nana replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 5:43 PM

Cindy

Beautiful quilt.  The quilting is fantastic.  Good luck on the quilt show...it would win a blue ribbon if I was judging.

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Nana replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 5:44 PM

Sylvia

Your quilt turned out beautifully.

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Sylvia replied on Mon, Sep 17 2012 6:29 PM

thank you Nana!

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MNnancy replied on Tue, Sep 18 2012 9:56 PM

Eileen:
I used my new Red Snappers to load the quilt. They will take some getting used to but will really save time over pinning.  For now I feel like I need three hands to use them

Keep us posted on your progress in using them, Eileen.  I'm going to wait to order some until I hear from you that they are amazing!


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MNnancy replied on Tue, Sep 18 2012 10:10 PM

Although I mostly love the used HQ16 I bought a year or so ago, one negative thing about it is that it is too low.  This was their earliest HQ model, and it was considered portable (yeah, right), so the frame just sits on a table top.  Well, I'm nearly 6 feet tall, so I have to bend way over to pin the quilt to the leaders and to watch the needle as I am quilting.

DH took pity on me and built a new base for the frame.  It is 6-inches higher now!

Here's the old...

Two folding banquet tables - one 5 foot, one 6 foot.  The frame is clamped on to the tables.  The surface was not level, and as I hit high or low spots along the track, my quilting pattern would swerve out.

Here's the new...

You can tell by looking at the lamp at the end of the room just how much higher the machine sits now.  No more stooping over!  This is one continuous unit, and the surface is completely level, and now the frame is bolted down.  DH loves working with oak, so this is very heavy and sturdy.

A couple more views...

Time to get quilting!

 

 


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Ginny replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 2:35 PM

Wow, Mnnancy,  Randy really did a fabulous job on your HQ  table.  Just watch her go now!   Ginny

 

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