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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Kitty Log Cabin on: June 27, 2006 03:20:46 PM
Very cool!  I love the log cabin designs, and your is a great retro-modern take on that pattern.
2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Grandmothers Fan Quilt on: June 27, 2006 03:18:24 PM
While I love modern quilt designs...

Sometimes the classics are the best of all!  Very beautiful quilt. 
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: For someone who loves cowboys... on: June 27, 2006 03:16:01 PM
i work in a quilting shop and we are having a big sale and so all employess are insructed to make an iteam of clothing out of this naked cowboy fabric - i  think im going to make a sexy corest-style top  (Ill have to waer a t underneath, of couse) jsut thpught id tell you

I'd love to see a photo of that!
4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: For someone who loves cowboys... on: January 09, 2006 05:28:02 PM
Is it a butt or pecs?

They probably are pecs but I like to think it's a butt instead.  Cheesy

Totally pecs.  You can see in the big image that all the cowboys are facing front!  Too bad, a butt shot would have been great.
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / For someone who loves cowboys... on: January 08, 2006 06:18:05 PM
Well, not really me, but I made this for a Christmas present for a friend.  It is 4' x 6' and I found the fabric at equilter.com.  Once I saw the fabric I knew I had to make a quilt out of it.  I couldn't figure out what to do with the large print, but found that just using a big panel of it in the middle worked out well.  I and the recipient both love this quilt.   Cheesy

Close up of the quilting:

And while I don't often fussy cut, I couldn't help myself with the cowboy fabric as you can see in the borders:

6  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Rotary Cutters on: January 08, 2006 05:51:01 PM
I have the retractable OLFA rotary cutter and I love it.  It feels nice and and weighty in my hand, and because you have to squeeze it (lightly) to cut, I never worry about accidentally reaching for it and cutting myself.  Because you can replace the blades, it is a tool that you can have for a long time, so spend money on a good one.  Oh, and since you should change blades often, make sure you get one whose blades are offered at your LQ/FS. 
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Basting Spray - great tool!! on: November 08, 2005 06:32:10 PM
Amen!  I am also a big fan of basting spray, and have *never* actually used pins.  If you use a good basting spray, there is no need to pin at all!  I do however highly recommend Sullivan's Basting Spray (in the retro pink can).  This works so much better than the cheap versions and can be found at Hancock's and most quilt stores (though they do tend to run out!). 

I tape 1/2 of a plastic painters sheet you can buy for about 70 cents at a Home Depot/Lowes type store to avoid any clean up on hardwood floors and then tape my quilt backing to that. 
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: how do I adjust block patterns on: November 05, 2005 10:39:58 AM
If you can describe what you're making ot post a pic of the block, maybe we can figure out a shortcut to cutting the fabric.

Oh, quilting math!  Post what blocks you are interested in and we can see if we can't figure out the math together.

9  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: quilt for my brother's wedding on: November 01, 2005 04:06:48 PM
This quilt is so beautiful!  I love your design more than the original idea source (though don't tell Denyse).   The style, colors, fabrics and design all come together so well.

Any other quilting knitters (or knitting quilters out there)?  I love what you can do with colors in quilting (but I'd never wear something so contrasty - I'm more of a monochrome kind of dresser). 

I consider myself mostly a quilter, but I have started knitting lately and while I love to use contrasting or bright colors in my quilts I agree with you.  I tend to pick more neutral, darker yarns, while being drawn to bright quilt fabrics.  Interesting, no?   Cheesy
10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Some questions from absolute newbie... on: November 01, 2005 03:58:46 PM
Actually a rail fence or nine-patch would be far easier than a log cabin-the chance for wonkyness is proportional to the number of seams. Wink

Great suggestion!
My first five quilts were rail fence quilts.  They are so quick and easy for beginners.  Once I mastered that, it was easy to pick up other patterns like the nine patch, snowball, etc. 
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