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« on: May 31, 2010 05:08:01 PM »

I'm not sure if this belongs here, but it is my best guess.  I made these 2 pieces for a swap, and wanted to give them their own post.  There's not any traditional quilting, but there is rough edge applique (is that what it's called?) and some thread-drawing/drawing with stitches, and a bit of quilting.  Anyhoo, here they are:


I got a tutorial for binding on Heather Bailey's website.  And I used a technique for the applique from a quilting magazine where you use a glue stick to adhere applique before you can quilt over it to keep it sewn down.  My kind of quilting!

Close up of the larger piece:


The smaller piece has no applique, but is just thread - drawing with stitches!  All free-motion. I really enjoyed doing this, and it was my first time doing it.  I will definitely do it again!


I would have done some free-motion quilting on the larger one, in the blue portions but I ran out of time.  I also wasn't sure if I should use white thread and done swirls like clouds, or use a blue thread to blend in and add texture, but not colour.  Thoughts?  Suggestions?  Also, I don't know if my terminology is correct, so please excuse it!  Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010 05:17:09 PM »

amazing! I especially like the one of the single flower!
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010 06:53:59 PM »

Gorgeous! I only do raw edge applique, I've never tried turned edges. The thread drawing is awesome!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2010 05:43:18 PM »

These are great! I love the thread drawing one alot.
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010 05:58:58 PM »

Those look wonderful!  I can't believe that is your first time doing that?  Your free-motion stitches look great.  What kind of machine do you use?
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010 11:40:02 PM »

This is amazing Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2010 03:35:18 AM »

Those look wonderful!  I can't believe that is your first time doing that?  Your free-motion stitches look great.  What kind of machine do you use?

Thank you!  I actually have done some free-motion stitching, but mostly loops, not back and forth with the intention of looking uniform, and it was my first time doing a flower or image.  I just have a regular machine, a Janome I've had for 8 years or so, and my darning foot. 
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010 05:18:32 AM »

They're are both so lovely.  I love the colours you've used.
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010 11:44:15 AM »

Seriously beautiful - you have much talent if you think this is "beginner"!
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2010 11:50:52 AM »

These are awesome!
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