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« on: July 11, 2008 03:02:16 PM »

Okay so a lot of text first!

I made the HST using this technique: http://quiltville.com/sisterschoice.shtml  They are my "cut off" squares so they are a mere 2" square.  They weren't all perfect because I didn't draw a diaganol line, I just winged it.  So that affected some of my points.

I tried my first peeper.  I didn't have enough yellow to go all the way around so that's why it's just on the long edges.

I also tried my first freehand quilting.  I know you're not supposed to sew over a place you've already sewn, but that was too hard Smiley  Why aren't you supposed to go over twice?  I think it looks cool!  I didn't quilt the stars which makes them puff up like little pillows, I love it.  I also probably shouldn't have used the piece that looks a bit white (it's a bear, I thought it was cute for a little girl, but it looks white).

And I wrote the word love in quilting along the border!!! (It's repeated, with some squigglies between, the photo just shows a closeup of one)

Okay so without further ado, oh yeah, quilts pinned up in your fire escape, aka my San Francisco "yard."







And my penguin warming up under it ...



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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008 03:26:03 PM »

wow, you're really going crazy with your quilting machine Cheesy  Looks awesome, that quilting had to take forever!!!  I really like the colors too (and the "love" touch is adorable).

Great work, as always  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2008 03:28:42 PM »

Thanks murbeck!

I have been trying to put my machine to good use!

This quilting even though it's a small quilt, used up 2.5 bobbins, tehehe.
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« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2008 04:29:38 PM »

That is so awesome!  I love how the pinwheels are all puffy and all the quilting you did.  I did not know that you were not supposed to quilt over a sewn area already either.  Hmmm..why would it matter?  A great use for all those little leftover half triangle squares!  I especially love the "love" you added. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2008 05:35:59 PM »

I have read that when you do the freehanded you aren't supposed to go over a spot again.  I *think* that is because when you go over, it really makes the quilt thinner?  and the batting can't hold up strong to double (or even triple) layers of stitching.  It really decreases the loft? But I have no idea, waiting for someone to step in and explain ;P

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008 09:28:07 AM »

again, I think it's really cute! Is this what you were looking for black and white scraps for?
It's also a good size for a guinea pig quilt  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2008 10:15:59 AM »

Im looking for black scraps for the sister's choice quilt, which is what I cut the HST off of using the method on quiltville Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2008 07:47:10 PM »

cool!  i am working on my first free motion quilt, too, and it is challenging not to cross over the stitching.  i, too, think it looks cool.  and i've seen some patterns that actually diagram stars and loops.  maybe it's just personal opinion.  i took a free motion class where the teacher really was negative about stitching in the ditch because she thought it weakened seams.  maybe that's why you're not supposed to cross over?  maybe on a piece that wouldn't be heavily laundered it wouldn't matter.
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