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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Arisen on: July 15, 2010 09:31:05 AM
its stunning!!

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: little lone stars and turtles baby play quilt on: July 03, 2010 07:19:39 AM
this is awesome!

your mini lone stars came out perfect.
3  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Quilt Backing Advice Needed! on: July 01, 2010 04:05:08 PM
i like to use 100% cotton for backing on any quilts that are meant to be used vs. hung up on a wall.

there are many places online and sometimes local to your area that sells what is called wide backing.

you can buy backing fabric that is oversized (like 108 inches wide vs. the standard 42-44 inches you find for piecing the top).

since this if your first quilt you might have best results by using a wide back fabric so you don't have to worry about shifting seams on both the front and the back.

4  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Pansy Bowl cushion on: June 30, 2010 09:35:38 AM
they look great!
5  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Funky Floral Towel Quilt Perfect for the Beach on: June 29, 2010 09:22:03 AM
what a brilliant idea!!  it looks wonderful and its just perfect for the beach or pool.
6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Twins 30th Birthday Present (image heavy) on: June 28, 2010 08:18:58 AM
they are just stunning!
7  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: not really a standard baby quilt. on: June 28, 2010 08:17:53 AM
it looks great!

what batting did you use thats an inch thick?
8  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Help picking a design on: June 27, 2010 06:19:57 PM
i love B and i'm ok with the tough boy face - he's a tough super monkey, it goes great with the cape.
9  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: I want to quilt... on: June 27, 2010 06:17:38 PM
i started by making a Rail Fence Quilt.

my 2nd quilt was a log cabin.

both of these were done for a baby so the size is small and for quilting i just did a stitch in the ditch.

since then i pretty much do my own designs or sampler type quilts.

10  QUILTING / Quilting: Discussion and Questions / Re: Patchwork pyramid in the hopes of being a wallhanging. Suggestions? on: June 27, 2010 03:35:46 PM
i would add more to this to either bring it square or rectangle for ease of hanging as an art piece.

i would add another border all around the piece you have and then i would make 1 more and attach them to each other at the fat bottom with the points sticking out.

then do plain setting triangles to just like it to make it more rectangular. you can do some fancy quilting or fiber couching to play off the center triangle designs.

then you can add a border of the triangles, alternating between the pieced triangle and a solid triangle.

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