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    I know we had one of these threads going a while back but I thought I'd start a new one in the hope of prying out some more quilters form the woodwork
    Being fairly new to this craft I would love to get some discussions going.
    I Just finished this quilt as a gift for my niece who turned 40 yesterday. Having made a similar, but lap quilt sized one for a wedding, I loved the Ohio star block so much that I chose it, and some of the same materials for this one.
    At nearly two meters square, it was a monster to wrangle through the sewing machine for quilting!
    Click for a larger pic.




    PS... I found at a recent craft fair, these fantastic gloves for quilting called "Machingers"! They are wonderful for guiding the piece through the machine.
    Rosalie


    http://community.webshots.com/user/gypsyrose52

  • #2
    Rosalie,

    I am not a quilter but I am interested in it. I am making two quilts with my Mother in Law for my sister and best friend. I will post photos as soon as we are done with one.

    I love your quilts! SO BEAUTIFUL!

    Kara
    Complex Case: Severe IC 1999, Interstim 2001, Endometriosis 2001, End Stage Refractory IC 2002, Bladder Removal (Cystectomy) 2002, Gall Bladder Removal 2005, Infertility 2003, Urethra Removal, Bladder Reconstruction (Urethrectomy/Indiana Pouch) 2006, Celiac Disease 2007, Adhesion Disease 2007, Pudendal Nerve Entrapment, Ovarian Cysts, Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, Total Vestibulectomy and removal of both Skene's Glands, 2007 and Coccydynia 2007. Fibromyalgia and, Chronic Myofascial Pain Syndrome both in my neck and knees, 2007, PNE Decompression Operation May, 2009.Multiple Chemical Sensitivities, Anesthesia Awareness (to awaken during operations)Pudendal Nerve Decompression Surgery, Revrse Uterine Sling, Sept. 2011

    "One hour at a time, this was NOT my American Dream but it has to work out somehow."

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    Most of my Journaling now is currently on Facebook. These are old and my ICN Patient story is very old and outdated.

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    • #3
      Thank you Kara.
      One of the things I like about quilting is watching the piece as it grows from the pieces of materials to the cut shapes and then the piecing in the various stages. It would be great to see what you are working on.
      Rosalie


      http://community.webshots.com/user/gypsyrose52

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      • #4
        I've only completed one, but am starting another. I'll have to take a picture and post it.

        Donna
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        • #5
          I love quilts. I have never had the patience to put one together, but I absolutely love them. Good job, Ro.
          Sharon

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          • #6
            I made a baby quilt once. ( I have a hard time sewing a buttton on so it took me awhile). I embrodered the name weight and ect. I told my sister it was not for using. If she put it in the washer it would come apart. She was just to keep it for a keepsake. Well, lo and behold she used it, put it in the washer and was in a million pieces. Wish I could do quilting. It amazes me how the different pictures and designs are in them.

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            • #7
              Donna, I would love to see your quilt in progress.
              Shaz, I don't have a lot of patience either. I suppose thats why I have only ever, and will only ever do machine pieced quilts. The hand sewn and quilted ones amaze me at the time and patience let alone skill, required to make one.
              Its the scorpio in me..... it has to be done quickly or not at all My mum used to refer to me as "rip,s**t and bust " ( I know that will be deleted...but you all get the idea) Dad got labled with that title as well.... bless his soul!
              Waterflow, don't give up! Have a go at another one. I did a one day workshop on machine quilting. It was MUCH cheaper than having it done professionally. And, believe it or not, it is really quite simple once you learn the tricks. Do you have a sewing machine?
              Rosalie


              http://community.webshots.com/user/gypsyrose52

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              • #8
                Rosalie, I have a singer sewing machine but it was built back in the 1940's I think. They had a news article about it in one of those "think back" magazines. It stays in the closet most of the time. Think I had it out twice last year and had it out before that in about 2 years.

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                • #9
                  Waterflow, as they say 'They don't make them like that anymore'. Your 1940's machine will probably outlive any of the newer models!
                  Rosalie


                  http://community.webshots.com/user/gypsyrose52

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                  • #10
                    You know I didn't know it was that old. I thought maybe 1960's. Of course with me not using it, it should last forever. I do know it doesn't like me. The few times I used it the thread knotted up on the cloth underneath or the thread would break off at the needle. No one else in my family had a problem with that machine. Just me. Then I think all sewing machines have it in for me. Must be some sewing machine groupy thing. The ones in school didn't like me either. I'm one of a kind.

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                    • #11
                      Your machine may just need a service. The threads knotting underneath sounds like the tension may need adjusting. Sometimes that is as simple as turning the screw on the bobbin. Do you still have any of the user guide books? If not, then you may be able to get them or some answers through the Singer website.
                      It can be very frustrating... you decide what you want to sew, cut and prepare, get out the machine and set it up, now at this stage you still have the happy smile on your face of someone about to be creative and then Pow!.... machine won't work properly and crazy woman arrives hahahahaha.... Well, I know that has been me many times!
                      Rosalie


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                      • #12
                        Hey Donna, what happened? I got the email about your reply and the link to your beautiful quilt, but there is no post here......?
                        I was hoping that I could get a better look with a larger picture. Can you post the picture again?
                        Rosalie


                        http://community.webshots.com/user/gypsyrose52

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                        • #13
                          Rosalie, I also love quilts, I am working on a "Wash Tub Butterflies" Andover fabrics kit. At this time I am blanket stitching around 8 butterfly squares ( 10 1/2" square. The border has a piano keys border, consist of 58 strips, 6 inches by 2 1/2 inch, multi colors, on each side, and 40 on the top and bottom. I am especially enjoying the hand stitching. I am not good at completing projects in the past, but I have a new Janome sewing machine, and am improving. I made about 8 rag time quilts, from flannel, for the family. Was lots of fun, used lots of fabric, 1 inch seams. Are you familar with this stye. Your quilt is just beautiful. Glad to see you post. suebee

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                          • #14
                            Okay. You can find my quilt at http://s155.photobucket.com/albums/s...tdesk005-1.jpg

                            Donna
                            Stay safe


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                            Elmiron Eye Disease Fact Sheet (Downloadable) - https://www.ic-network.com/wp-conten...nFactSheet.pdf

                            Have you checked the ICN Shop?
                            Click on ICN Shop at the top of this page. You'll find Bladder Builder and Bladder Rest, both of which we are finding have excellent results.

                            Patient Help: http://www.ic-network.com/patientlinks.html

                            Sub-types https://www.ic-network.com/five-pote...markably-well/

                            Diet list: https://www.ic-network.com/interstitial-cystitis-diet/

                            AUA Guidelines: https://www.ic-network.com/aua-guide...tial-cystitis/

                            I am not a medical authority nor do I offer medical advice. In all cases, I strongly encourage you to discuss your medical treatment with your personal medical care provider. Only they can, and should, give medical recommendations to you.
                            [3MG]

                            Anyone who says something is foolproof hasn't met a determined fool

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                            • #15
                              Thanks for share the super photos, Quilt is a winner. Love your dog, and the bear? Hope to post some photo once I learn how. sue

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