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    Elizabeth, I am having trouble understanding your problem. This photo shows where the grain lines on my blocks are.
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    Thanks Helen for those very useful tips. I like the idea of appliquéing for the preferred method for the fans and curved...
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    Elizabeth, I cut a rectangle 9 wide and 5 tall. That gives me plenty of wiggle
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    Monique, I love everything about your piece. Your fabrics are beautiful, and very dramatic. You have done a great job with...
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    Bountiful Fruit -- Share Your Progress Here

    Please use this TOPIC to share your hand embroidery progress for this class.
    Barbara Black
    Huntsville AL
    https://bbquiltmaker.blogspot.com
    "I am a part of all that I have met." A. Lord Tennyson

    #2
    I used crayons on this one. I need to work on ironing
    Susan Skeel
    Des Moines Iowa

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    • Helen W. commented
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      Your stitching looks great. Is that the stem stitch that you mainly used? Are you planning on putting
      some of the other stitches in the leaves? The French knots look great for the center of the flowers.
      HelenW

    #3
    HelenW I was not planning to do any more to this one . More ironing for sure. I thought if I did more stitching you couldn’t see the color . Yes stem stitching is the one I used.
    Susan Skeel
    Des Moines Iowa

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      #4
      I used Inktense color pencils prior to doing embroidery. Quilted on Innova longarm.

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      • Helen W. commented
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        Gayle, Your quilting really added a beautiful background for embroidery. I love it. When I have used
        inktense pencils I have used a little water and they are much darker colored than just the coloring
        without liquid medium. Did you use anything with the pencils? If not be careful about getting the
        piece damp. HelenW

      #5
      I had plenty of embroidery thread and did not have the correct pencils so I experimented with some new stitches.

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      • Yolanda C. commented
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        I love your project. beautiful embroidery. I love the quilting. great idea.

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      France 

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      • Sandy F. commented
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        I love your fruit. Beautiful!!!

      #7
      I use a fabric medium after applying the intense colors, any brand will do. Once dry, I iron to set.

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        Elizabeth, I am having trouble understanding your problem. This photo shows where the grain lines on my blocks are.
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        Thanks Helen for those very useful tips. I like the idea of appliquéing for the preferred method for the fans and curved...
      • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
        Thanks Helen. I am concerned about the inner arch I cut… if I didn’t cut on perfect grain it will be too large. I was...
      • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
        Elizabeth, I cut a rectangle 9 wide and 5 tall. That gives me plenty of wiggle
        room. I made a template plastic template...
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        I started the outside arches. I cut my background pieces 6 1/2 by 8 1/2 so I have more to hold onto when doing the quilting....
      • MONTH 2 -- Show Your Progress Here
        I was worried that my curves were not matching perfectly. I reworked the ends… who will know unless I say something,,!
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        Monique, I love everything about your piece. Your fabrics are beautiful, and very dramatic. You have done a great job with...
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        Not sure I understand the question. If this is a double fan, it should measure 4.5" x 8,5" with seam allowances....
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        My finished quilt! I actually finished quilting it a few years ago but just added the binding. It was a fun quilt. Hopefully...
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        I’m adding another question and want to know if others ran into this… I cut out my outside pieces and was afraid I was...
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        Monique, Love, love, love your Africa log cabins. It looks fabulous with the center block. I have lots of BOMs that barely...
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        Monique G,
        I like the African/primitive/ethnic direction - so dramatic.
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