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Big Dream panel - quilting   General Discussion

Started Feb-8 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 1143 views.
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Feb-8

There is a printed panel available called Dream Big.  It's a close-up of a big petaled flower.  The original idea was to quilt a different motif in every petal or every round of petals.  The results have been simply outstanding and breathtaking.  Most people leave the panel as-is, i.e. no borders, but I've recently seen a picture where the quilter put a kinda/sorta Drunkards Path as a border around it and it was unbelievably effective!

I know that Mishii has done a couple.  I have a couple that are still unquilted.

Recently, over on another forum (MeWe's "Quilting Time"), a member, Susan Cline, recently posted her completed Dream Big.  Hers is in shades of gray and she quilted it in RED.  HOLY MOLEY!  Such a bold move!  

She did a different quilting motif in every round of petals.  The motifs she chose are not particularly intricate or difficult but I think she achieved exactly the right note of density and varied designs.  In the first round of petals, the design resulted in quite a build-up of thread at the end of the petal closest to the center.  The concentration of color is AMAZING.   I honestly would never have thought of doing that, mostly because with highly contrasting thread, you need to be Very Careful and sure of your quilting!

I just love what she's done.

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judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Feb-8

If any forum member has read Pirate's posting and has the urge to give the Dream Big panels a whirl I have two of them that are looking for a new home. Reimburse me for the postage and they are yours.

I had big ambitions (once upon a time) but the pacemaker/defibrillator implant has made working at my HQ Avante a no-go situation because the magnet gets my implant a bit excited.  As you can see by the photo my colors for these panels are ivory-beige and yellow-orange-red.

Contact me using PM through the forum.

bornblesse2

From: bornblesse2

Feb-8

That is very nicely done!  I like it....

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Feb-8

judyinohio said:

but the pacemaker/defibrillator implant has made working at my HQ Avante a no-go situation because the magnet gets my implant a bit excited. 

OH NO!  That's AWFUL.   Judy, I feel so badly for you.  What a horrid disappointment that you can't use your Avante any longer.  :-(

Too bad you can't rig up a shield of sorts, either around the magnet in the Avante or around your torso .. kinda like Kevlar vests ... to deflect the magnet effects.

Mishii

From: Mishii

Feb-8

Oh I’m absolutely doing this next time. Love it!

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Feb-8

I mentioned the issue when I went in for my three month follow up at the pacemaker clinic and the technician looked at me like he had never heard of such a problem before. He agreed that if this piece of sewing equipment made my pacemaker "buzz" with a "tingling" sensation then I should avoid it. 

Yeah, thanks, dude.  unamused

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judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Feb-8

Mishii is the lucky winner in my give-away.

  • Edited February 8, 2021 9:53 pm  by  judyinohio
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

Feb-8

judyinohio said:

I mentioned the issue when I went in for my three month follow up

obviously, I totally missed it.  Must not have been wearing my glasses.  :-(

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