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BethinAK
« on: September 19, 2007 11:11:18 PM »

I apologize in advance for posting in "clothing" because really, what I do is not SEW.  I just applique.  And I usually applique kids clothes, but this time its not kids, so I'm posting here.

my dad's birthday is at the end of the month.  I made him a Lady Gouldian Finch shirt - its his favorite bird (he always wanted a pair when we had plainer finches growing up) but its really bright and I was afraid that the end result would look cartoony.  And IT DOES.  But maybe thats ok.  I am loving the new machine and feeling confident enough that I'm ready to do something other than felt and straight stitch - it turns like a dream compared to my old machine and it totally powers through layers and layers of felt like a dream. 
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I'm considering adding some cherry blossoms to the wood but time is short. 
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« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2007 12:40:54 AM »

That's beautiful! Can I ask what kind of machine you have? Mine would never behave itself for something as intricate as that!
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« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2007 10:05:17 AM »

that is so awesome!!!  Your dad is definitely going to love it!
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« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2007 10:14:06 AM »

That's beautiful! Can I ask what kind of machine you have? Mine would never behave itself for something as intricate as that!

Thank you!

I just got myself a very nice used machine (a Huaqvarna Platinum 750) which is overkill for what I do, but I'll admit that it powers through four layers of felt like a dream (quilting machine) and it turns so much better than my previous machine, that I'm very pleased with it.  Prior to that I had a brother that my husband got at costco - it worked well, but clunked when I had three layers of felt and knotted up alot. 
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« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007 06:39:11 AM »

that is really beautiful. well done, and your dad is a lucky man!

personally i wouldn't add cherry blossoms. it's so simple and perfect as it is Cheesy (but if you do i'm sure that you're amazing skillllz would do it justice)
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« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2007 07:22:14 PM »

That's a beautiful bird, and great detailing.  I like that the stitches are in a feather design on the body. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2007 06:59:34 AM »

That is wonderful. I so want to learn to applique.
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2007 03:58:15 PM »

Nice
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« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2007 08:43:59 PM »

that looks so professional. Amazing aplique. ur dad will love.
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2007 08:10:06 AM »

that is the most amazing applique ever.
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