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« Reply #30 on: March 28, 2009 07:20:18 PM »

That is amazing. I cannot even wrap my head around how you did that so perfectly and intricately. Absolutely amazing.
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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2009 08:29:46 PM »

Holy crap! <she says ever so eloquently>  I'm speechless!
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« Reply #32 on: March 28, 2009 08:35:00 PM »

My mouth just dropped open. Exquisite.
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« Reply #33 on: March 28, 2009 09:09:40 PM »

 Shocked WOW this quilt is gorgeous!
I can't even begin to adequately describe how beautiful this is.
But I really love it.
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« Reply #34 on: March 28, 2009 09:34:58 PM »

That is FREAKIN' amazing!!! My mom retired and started quilting about two years ago and as a result I have gone to many quilt shows and on many quilt runs. I have yet to see anything this cool!!! Well done!!!!!!!
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« Reply #35 on: March 28, 2009 09:57:35 PM »

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Oh, my God. That is incredible. Could you speak a little bit about how you made it? Not a tutorial, but I'm very new to quilting and I'm curious as to how a quilt like that is made.

Sure, I'll try to explain the process.  It starts with a machine like this:


I do have to comment that the picture was taken before I unpacked my studio supplies.  It so does not look that clean... LOL!

You load the 3 components of the quilt (which are top, batting and backing) onto the canvas leaders and basically set it up to start quilting.  I start in the upper left side of the quilt and work left to right, advance the quilt, quilt some more, and continue on.

There are times when stitch-in-the-ditch is needed, so I have to put on a metal extended base and use a plexiglass ruler.  Technique vary depending on the quilt.

Design wise- I take a picture of the quilt, import it into photoshop, then draw on the picture with my tablet laptop and a stylist.  Here is my working drawing for this quilt:


This was a specialty project for a guild.  The guild members had seen my purple/green Garden quilt at a local show where it won 4 awards and was hung as a 2 sided quilt.  That means they felt the back of the quilt was noteworthy enough to be seen on both sides.  That was my challenge on this quilt- to choose thread, batting, backing, etc. and design that would look great both front and back.  Tension had to be perfect, too, since it would be closely inspected by show viewers.

I like to do challenging projects from time to time.  My next project is a very small quilted piece of batik to turn into a cool iphone bag.  This will have some freeform beaded embellishment on the flap.  After that, I am quilting a baby quilt for my sister.

Does that help explain the process somewhat?  Thank you for all you encouraging comments.  regards, Carla
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« Reply #36 on: March 28, 2009 10:33:28 PM »

SPEECHLESS..............ok, better now. just amazing!!!! love it... adding it to my favs...rocking it.... (can you tell i dig it!!)
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« Reply #37 on: March 29, 2009 12:19:51 AM »

Wow.  Words can not describe how amazed i am.
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« Reply #38 on: March 29, 2009 12:49:10 AM »

Oh my goodness. I'm not really partial to quilts, but that design on the black is amazing!
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« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2009 01:09:07 AM »

OMFG I LOVE that! That is the most beautiful stitching pattern I have ever seen. Wow, and well done Tongue
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