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    #46
    Originally posted by Tigerannie View Post
    One planned. One not. They are smooth; just poorly photographed. Very hard for me even with 50 years of quilting experience. Age??
    Tigerannie, Don't feel alone. I have been quilting for several decades and I feel like a fish out of water. HelenW

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      #47
      This is my piece so far. I decided to add some cotton circles and a butterfly to do decorative stitches around. I’ll add more free form circles all around too. I used Pelion featherweight interfacing which I’m pls’d with since it give it a good stability.
      looking fwd now to starting the stitches

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      • KWinks13 commented
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        Great idea! I love the butterfly.

      #48
      Originally posted by littlestitches View Post
      What size is your background? What size was the length of the block to start? I am having a hard time figuring it out to cut.. I like your layout.. not to complicated.. Thank you
      The hemmed size is 17.5 inches. I was going for not complicated. 8 inch squares with 2 inch rectangles.

      I'm finding this very soothing. I've done a lot of counted cross stitch and painted canvas. This is much less stressful. Here's an update. The center circle/pyramid combination is a Star Trek symbol meaning 'infinite diversity in infinite combinations' I'm going to keep adding circles and pyramids.
      Ellen Lindow
      Plant City, FL

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      • Jackie M. commented
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        Love your IDIC.

      • Karla W. commented
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        Looks wonderful! I am still at stem and chain stitch!

      #49
      Making progress. The circle is actually on the orange fabric, it looks anything but orange in this photo! Enjoying this immensely. Something to enjoy while others are crazy shopping and partying LOL
      Carol in SW Michigan

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      • Karla W. commented
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        Beautiful! I agree--I'd rather be home stitching!!

      #50
      Making progress. Basic shapes done, and beginning stitches. Supplies ready, now to put on my creative hat!

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        #51
        I have had the pattern for Wendy Williams’ Round the Garden for months and when Alex announced this class I knew it was time to get this pattern out and get started. I am reducing to 65% so it will fit on a 45” width of fabric that I already have. There is a lot of embroidery in this quilt and I am going to concentrate on the flower ring for these classes. I have done simple embroidery but I’m looking forward to learning new stitches. Instructions said to outline the two inner circles with a running stitch but I am using a chain stitch.

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          #52
          Originally posted by sandytn View Post
          I have had the pattern for Wendy Williams’ Round the Garden for months and when Alex announced this class I knew it was time to get this pattern out and get started. I am reducing to 65% so it will fit on a 45” width of fabric that I already have. There is a lot of embroidery in this quilt and I am going to concentrate on the flower ring for these classes. I have done simple embroidery but I’m looking forward to learning new stitches. Instructions said to outline the two inner circles with a running stitch but I am using a chain stitch.
          Sandy F, I am so glad you posted your idea. I bought Wendy Williams Round the Garden back last winter when we started her Color My World
          BOM. That is a great idea to reduce it to fit the width of fabric. I have a blue Super Nova panel that would be perfect for the background.
          Now just to find my pattern and the panel in my messy fabric closet. I started a gray pieced background with black silhouettes to stitch on.
          HelenW

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          • Sandy F. commented
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            I love your silhouettes on the gray background. I would never have thought of this but its perfect.

          #53
          Fun days stitching circles with the stem and chain stitches. Can't wait to learn new stitches and add more layers of stitching! The background is made from Moda Grunge Cottons. Stitching on Grunge is so easy and fun! Stitching with Presencia, size 8, floss. Happy Stitching, All! Karla from Maryland!

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          • Sandy F. commented
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            Your stitches are perfect!!!
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          I decided on circles after all. I am really enjoying this process. I'm normally a pattern person but Alex always makes me tap into my own creativity and I'm grateful for that. Looking forward to where this piece leads me.
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          #54
          I decided on circles after all. I am really enjoying this process. I'm normally a pattern person but Alex always makes me tap into my own creativity and I'm grateful for that. Looking forward to where this piece leads me.

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            #55
            Originally posted by UMTERP76 View Post
            Fun days stitching circles with the stem and chain stitches. Can't wait to learn new stitches and add more layers of stitching! The background is made from Moda Grunge Cottons. Stitching on Grunge is so easy and fun! Stitching with Presencia, size 8, floss. Happy Stitching, All! Karla from Maryland!
            Karla, Your circles are perfect. I especially like how you tied some of them together with arcs. I love that you have so
            many. HelenW

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              #56
              Now ready to stitch

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                #57
                Was able to sit and create today. I use to emb by hand yrs ago before the invention of the Emb Machine where I just push a button. I so wanted to get bk to it but never found time. I’m finding time. I did two variations of the Blanket stitch around my applique circles and did the chain stitch around the butterfly. Tomorrow I have more time in my day to create more circles and see what developed.

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                  #58
                  Originally posted by UMTERP76 View Post
                  Fun days stitching circles with the stem and chain stitches. Can't wait to learn new stitches and add more layers of stitching! The background is made from Moda Grunge Cottons. Stitching on Grunge is so easy and fun! Stitching with Presencia, size 8, floss. Happy Stitching, All! Karla from Maryland!
                  Karla, I like how on 1 circle the inside is not centered. I might steal that!
                  Carol in SW Michigan

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                    #59
                    Couching around the edge of the applique. I did this by machine. Ricky Tims couching technique, but thought since the
                    same thing could be done by hand I would post the picture. It was a hostess gift for my quilt group Christmas Party. The picture of the house is the house they just finished building this last year. HelenW

                    CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE.

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                    • Sandy F. commented
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                      What a wonderful hostess gift. You could do it by hand but it might take a little longer. I almost always do the stem stitch around my applique. It just seems to finish it.

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