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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Longarming... on: August 11, 2011 11:03:16 AM
So, I'm curious of y'all's opinions of longarming in general. It's something I've started getting into, but there doesn't seem much discussion here other than the cost. Is it something you wish you could do but can't afford, something that you don't care for because of this/that/the other thing, or is it anti-diy-ethic? Smiley
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Carolina Patchworks' fine art pixel quilt? on: July 28, 2011 02:12:34 PM
I'm curious if anyone here has done one of these. I'd like to know the general process, and how big the squares are, so that I don't get in over my head, and I cannot find the info ANYWHERE. I'm specifically looking at the starry night one, and yes, I know I could do this myself, but right now I just don't want to be in over my head, and I want to use it as an example for someone else. (Also, it's cheap at fat quarter shop for the next week or so.)
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Dear Self.... on: July 11, 2011 12:27:57 PM
Dear Self:

While fabric is typically sold in yard-increment *lengths,* the width is almost 1.5x that. So when you're cutting strips for binding a 90" square quilt, you do not need TWELVE of them. That's 200" extra that is unlikely to be taken up in the corners. Discovering this, only after seaming & pressing it all and going "hrm, this seems a little bit long" was.. frustrating.

Please, somebody, help me feel better - what's a boneheaded quilting mistake you've made?
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Thread Colour Choices - Decisions, Decisions... on: July 19, 2009 11:36:00 AM
So how do y'all decide on what colour to use for your quilting thread? I've recently found myself in a bit of a rut, always seeming to choose a mid-grey, gunmetal or off-white. Do you pick a colour that's complimentary? contrasting? Whatever comes to hand? What factors go into your decisions?
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Cathedral Garden - a Work in Progress on: September 12, 2007 10:20:04 AM
Someone expressed interest in another thread, so in lieu of threadjacking, here's my latest exercise in frustration



I'm done the orange, almost done the green, and onto the purple - Here's a photo of  the orange



I've been working on it a few years. To give you an idea of scale, the larger squares are 6.5x6.5, and the smaller are 3.5 x 3.5 - the "small" pieces in the "small" square are sometimes .25" x .25".

And now the part where you'll REALLY think i'm crazy.

I'm doing it all using fabric I dyed myself.

And I'm hand sewing it all - It's paper piecing.

Friends are now joking that I'd better hurry up or else they won't be able to bury me in it.

All in all there's about 5300 separate pieces - between 20 and forty squares/rectangles for each individual colour.

Edited to add closeups of some of the patches completed so far:





Sorry they're a bit dark - someone borrowed my good flash.

Edit: To clarify: The first picture is the magazine's photo of the completed project. I'm nowhere near that far done yet Smiley
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