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  1. Mar 10, 2020 #21

    Marsha Cassada

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    I will probably use a patterned fabric. Cotton, since the top is cotton. Guess I could use a flannel. Never thought of that, but it might be nice.
     
  2. Mar 11, 2020 #22

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    Took my quilt to the quilting group today. They can get to it in 2 or 3 months. They will call me, and I can go and quilt on it with them. I ended up choosing a neutral ecru color for the backing.
     
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    Not sure I could wait 2 to 3 months, but I don't think we have that kind of quilting group around here. Many of the ladies in my quilt guild pay for machine quilting or do it themselves (they have longarms). I quilt my own, mostly straight line quilting, but I don't have extra money to pay someone else (and that's fine with me, I like to do it all start to finish, even if basic on the quilting part).
     
  4. Mar 12, 2020 #24

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    I don't mind waiting. I don't have anything in mind for the quilt. Since I will be quilting on it with them, I am fine with having help. After they finish, I will likely use my hoop and add more stitching to it, as they are minimal quilters. At least then it will be all together and I won't have to worry about basting it. It is a queen size. They are charging $165. I couldn't have it machine quilted for twice that. I'm cutting all the left over fabric so I can make the prairie point edge on it. It took me a year to do all the applique; probably be another year before it's finished.
    The ladies are pretty old--mostly in their 70's-80's. When they are gone, I suppose that will be the end of anyone doing hand quilting in the area.
    Chandab, sounds like you really enjoy the piecing. And you are so good with color.
     
  5. Mar 13, 2020 #25

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    Sorry, Marsha, my comment came off wrong, and you can't edit later. If I were a hand quilter and could quilt with a group, I'd be all for that; but being I do machine quilting it doesn't feel like "my quilt" sending it out, plus I don't have the extra funds for it.
    you are very patient and skilled to do prairie points and that is going to look so awesome with that finish.
    I do enjoy the piecing and color/fabric selection, sometime I have help and just buy a coordinated group, other times it's all me picking fabrics/colors.
     
  6. Mar 13, 2020 #26

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    I'm impressed that you do your own machine quilting. Almost all the quilters I know, and they call themselves quilters, send their tops out to be machine quilted. I was told "it isn't a quilt until it's quilted". So, technically they are "piecers" not quilters.
    I'm participating in an ATC (artist trading card) exchange with a button group right now. I've finished one, but may do another if I get an inspiration.
    Also have begun another baby blanket in the bubble stitch. I like having a lap project. Have a sock monkey cross stitch begun, but I'm finding it so hard to cross stitch now that I will have to see if I want to finish it. I can see all right, but my brain seems to turn off when there are several color changes per square inch. I might modify it, and just make the monkeys all brown, instead of shading them.
     
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    My quilting is very basic, but it's all mine, I mostly straight-line stitch, but have occasionally tried free-motion, but don't have the patience for it.
     
  8. Mar 30, 2020 at 10:22 AM #28

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    A member of my quilt guild gave me a horse wallhanging quilt kit, earlier this month. She had bought it to make for her DIL, but was informed that she doesn't hang quilts on the wall. I already had some fabric from the collection, well cause it's horses, so I bought it; but didn't know what to do with it. The kit has directions for twin size quilt, so that is what I am working on; just had to add two substitute fabrics to have all the right fabrics for the twin pattern. I took the picture last week when I was deciding on one of the substitute fabrics; luckily it arrived on Friday, cause our driveway washed out over the weekend, so UPS can't visit for the near future.
    Anyway... One picture is my blocks I've started (much further along, but this is the only pic I have so far; the other picture is a saved picture of the fabric collection ad.
     

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