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I *do* like those pebbles (don't particularly care for doing them .. they are boring). And I really like the "quilted designs" in the background, along with the vertical lines that give the illusion of sashing.
Hmmmm ... that really does give me some ideas. When I get around to those tops. :-)
oooo, pebbles. I can do them but don't enjoy it. I keep looking at Ami's quilting trying to figure out how she did this section.
I'm planning on watching some you tube videos, bet there are some on McTavishing or similar. didn't she come to a retreat one year?
I don't recall Karen coming to Retreat...unless it would have been one of the years I wasn't there (early years??)
There was some gal that did some pretty intricate quilting one year that did a trunk show...but I think she was local to AZ..
So sorry your class was disappointing. Wish I could come over for some learning some things on the longarm.
By the way when I loaded your quilt on my machine I made some of those triangle pieces you have described in the past that you pin to the sides of the quilt and then put one clamp on the pointed end. They take a bit more time to pin and unpin when you advance the quilt but they make such a great difference.
Your candle is really nice. Can you do some embroidery on the flame?
Pebbles look good......running to duck fir cover!
I call that quilting "classic McTavishing". Years ago I watched one of her YouTube videos and started with pencil and paper and practiced. Then I started quilting that technique on a lot of quilts. It is not hard but it does take a lot of thread, lots of patience and lots of backtracking. I also use thin thread and never variegated thread for this.
I got the binding machine sewn on my blue and orange mountain majesty quilt today. Now I have a hand project when we drive to New Mexico for a little vacation in a week. It is a 7 hour drive.
DBIL also got my industrial Juki machine set up today so I can use it again. I am going to bring some corduroy fabric to the shop tomorrow and make a jacket on the machine. I can't remember the last time I sewed on my industrial machine. I brought it up to the shop from New Mexico about a month ago.
I did stare at the bargello I loaded on the longarm yesterday. It just stared back, a few times and I ignored it the rest of the day. I did sketch some crazy feather things I might use but I want to sleep on that idea.
Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:
Pebbles look good......running to duck for cover!
Oh, I completely agree! I do like the look of different sized pebbles all mixed up. I just dislike stitching them! Boring. :-)
Yes they are not the most exciting thing to quilt but the end result is worth the effort. I have suggested before a fill fir applique do 3 to 5 different fills and mix them up and make them blend into each other.
I am gonna try to attach a photo....sketch of Southwest feathers....a new idea for my bargello I started at the 2016 retreat. Class Ellen taught. I am finally getting around to quilting it now that it has nicely aged.