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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1742709 views.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR) said...

Yippee for no pants!

TMI there, Mel.  :-)

LOL!!! I meant shorts vs pants... No pants! :P 

LindaPutt

From: LindaPutt

Apr-19

I hope you get some answers soon.  Waiting is so hard.  Thinking of you!

LindaPutt

From: LindaPutt

Apr-19

That sounds dreadful Suze.  I'm sad to hear it's so awful but glad it seems to be working.  Still saying prayers for you. 

I did some experimenting around with Ami's idea of doing looped bias binding (ala Sharon Schamber) and I'm going to give it a go.  I don't think I have enough of the gold fabric  but I do have some other batik scraps that I can throw in that I think will look good, bit more scrappy, but since they are so narrow it's more of a color than a pattern anyway.   Finding cotton thread for the quilting to match has been a bust, so I'm going with poly.  I know not the best but I really do want the quilting to fade into the applique.  The quilting should be very easy since I won't be quilting across any seams.  I plan to quilt inside the gold, just enough to hold it down, and then do something "all over" in the purple around the outside, - maybe a grid?  Planning to start that tonight.

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Apr-19

Sounds like you're cooking with those ideas!  I do like the way you've been able to pivot when you're first idea didn't pan out.

I've been quilting with trilobal poly thread for a long time now and really like it.  I wouldn't piece with it but for the actual quilting, it's wonderful.   The problem I eventually had with cotton quilting thread was the **lint**.  Holy moley ... talk about dust bunnies!     I now have a limited inventory of cotton thread (King Tut) and it's at the bottom of my totem pole, to tell you the truth.

If you want the quilting to be "invisible" use a VERY fine thread in the same (or nearly same) color.  All you'll see is the shadow of the quilting indentation.

I am going to hand quilt, no lint.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Apr-20

Carolyn:  Hope you are getting things straightened out!  But I see that Wichita got snow last night-are you snowy this morning?!!   It is suppose to be spring!!

The wind is blowing hard here, high yesterday was 78, high today is going to be 48. Freeze warning tonight, have my tomato and pepper plants covered. Blah day for sure!!

Winter is back! On the frontrange in Longmont Colorado we got about 6" of snow. It sure is pretty. Next Saturday the forecast is in the 70's. DH says this is Spring in Colorado.

LABFIEND

From: LABFIEND

Apr-20

Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

Winter is back! On the frontrange in Longmont Colorado we got about 6" of snow. It sure is pretty. Next Saturday the forecast is in the 70's. DH says this is Spring in Colorado.

If you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes!  It is cold here with a freeze warning tonight, wind is blowing while always makes it more unpleasant. I have the kerosene heater fired up in my building, going out to bind several more quilts and get backings ready for the pile cousin Cindy sent me!

KSCarolyn

From: KSCarolyn

Apr-20

I'm afraid things are no better.  I saw a  pain management doctor last Wednesday and got an injection in my back.  So far it hasn't helped at all.  I'm still in a lot of pain.  They said I have to wait two full weeks, sometimes it takes that long for the injection works.  The doctor already told me that I would need back surgery.  My biggest worry right now is if I can continue taking care of myself.  My daughter-in-law sends a plate of food over every night because I just can't move around much.  My legs are really weak and it's hard for me to get out of a chair.

Carolyn

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