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    Completed month 8. I appreciated the post that someone put about the quilting room being in a shambles. I have fabric everywhere strewn in almost every room. I didn't buy the kit so I'm auditioning so many different fabrics all the time. Yikes!!!

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    Nicely done, your stitching is beautiful.

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    I finished before the end of the month!!! I was beginning to wonder if it was possible due to everything else going on at my house. I was too lazy to find a larger area to get a photo of all 4 borders, so I just took a photo of the two shorter ones as they fit on the table. I tried to rotate the photo so it wasn't sideways, but with all the issues I had even getting a photo to upload at all, I just left it alone.

    Linda

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    Originally posted by lholzhu View Post
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    I do not use a hoop. I have spray basted and pinned in areas so it is pretty secure.
    So far my center open areas are 1-2 inches so I am ok with that. I might do a meandering possibly with the treads or maybe free motion on a sit down. We will see when I get to the bird borders. I also have thought about just quilting in a shape (leaf, flower or such, Would probably make some templates for those. (I did the copy via light box for this BOM)

    Your quilt is outstanding. I remember your different quilts from previous BOM. I have too much fabric to get into wools and others. My mom is trying to get me to rug hook, that also is wonderful but also going down the rabbit hole. I sure enjoy these BOM’s and the different designers. I am also going to do Alex’s tie class and washing some of my father-in-law ties a grabbed for a project.

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    Thanks Linda, Both for the compliment and the tips. I have a couple PVC hoops from needlepoint and might try both ways to get which
    gets me the best results. I keep forgetting that I have a can of 505 basting spray in my fabric closet. Will definitely give that a try.
    I don't buy wool, I am afraid I would love it and it is over budget for me. My sewing machine is 30 years old and I know one
    of these days the computer screen will just die of old age. Flannel is about the same as quilting cotton in cost. Love all of Bonnie
    Sullivans flannel fabric collections. I really like your idea of making templates to trace around to give a little more stitching to the
    open areas. Maybe a meandering line that has leaves on it. Will do some previewing with clear office page covers and sharpie pens
    to see what it would look like. I have thought that at some time I will give the wool felt a try. It is reasonable cost and lots of colors.
    Carol Berry's quilt Home, the Color My World BOM, showed me all the possibilities of using it. She is how I got started using the thick
    threads. Keep posting pictures of your Big Stitch progress. I am eager to see it. HelenW

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    Month 8 done

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    My design board is too small so bottom border is not included.

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    Finally caught up with June, July, and August’s homework, yay!
    My thoughts:
    - Picking fabric is still the hardest for me!
    - Hand or Machine appliqué: tried hand appliqué again and again… In the end I went back to machine! Gotta stop stressing myself and enjoy my project. Haha.
    - Stem: Hara Marker is good for < 20”; anything longer I find Clover bias tape maker is easier
    - Glue stick: I’ve been using fabric glue stick (Quilters Select or Sewline), but accidentally found Elmer glue stick is equally useful

    I know I said it before but still want to say again: THANKS Barbara and everyone in this Forum for sharing your knowledge! It has been fun!

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    Beautiful!!!!

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    A little bit late this month but just in time I finished the second part of this border. It's still great fun to work on this BOM and I also like to see the progress of all the other quilters, thank you all for sharing

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    Originally posted by lholzhu View Post
    I have finished this years BOM with a few of my own variations.
    I changed out the birds, and used slightly different leaves so I could continue border appliqué. I was also able to figure out the final border and increased size from 6.5 to 9.5. I will quilt some kind of trees under the houses on the border. I am very pleased with the final outcome.

    I will do Big stitch quilting something that is new to me. So far it is going well.

    This will be entered in next year’s county fair. I believe it will be another WOW.
    Thanks for all the guidance and instructions from designer and Barbara!

    Your quilt is beautiful!

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    Originally posted by Fouangel View Post
    Here is a glimpse of my month 8. I got frustrated with needle turn applique, just couldn't get the points to look good so I used Hugs n Kisses Applique paper to create prepared applique pieces. Hoping it will turn out okay.
    Angela - I think your leaves look great. I've been doing prepared edge applique, & my tiny leaves have pretty blunt tips!

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    https://thequiltshow.com/forum/block...218#post897218

    I do not use a hoop. I have spray basted and pinned in areas so it is pretty secure.
    So far my center open areas are 1-2 inches so I am ok with that. I might do a meandering possibly with the treads or maybe free motion on a sit down. We will see when I get to the bird borders. I also have thought about just quilting in a shape (leaf, flower or such, Would probably make some templates for those. (I did the copy via light box for this BOM)

    Your quilt is outstanding. I remember your different quilts from previous BOM. I have too much fabric to get into wools and others. My mom is trying to get me to rug hook, that also is wonderful but also going down the rabbit hole. I sure enjoy these BOM’s and the different designers. I am also going to do Alex’s tie class and washing some of my father-in-law ties a grabbed for a project.

    Happy Quilting

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    Originally posted by lholzhu View Post
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    Hi Helen,
    I began with Aunt Em’s website- Big Stitch quilting and ordered her preferred supplies.
    1. Dritz Gold-eye Big Stitch quilting needles, size 5 in glass case of 12.
    2. Sulky 712-33 spring collection crossroads cotton petites 12 wt. 10 pack of colors that were same as in my quilt.
    3. bees wax, but have not used it,

    I have also watched Becky Goldsmith YouTube on big stitching.

    I have stitched the center, one big flower and the smaller circle flowers. I love the tread. The needles are longer and so quilting it a bit different and I have used a thimble and not used one. I am stitching about 1/8 away from appliqué edge as the stitching and colors can been seen better.

    I think I prefer more of a running stitch. I am using wool batting. So far I am liking it. I do like my thread colors as they are not too bold but softer. Will try to stay off appliqué unless larger pieces.

    Hope that helps.

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    Linda, Thank you so much for the quick response. I will definitely check out both Aunt Em and Becky Goldsmith. I have been using
    Alison Glass Eleaganza size 8 pearl cotton and DMC 6 strand for my twisted thread edge stitching on the applique. I was thinking about just
    using a black size 8 in the background area. There is so much going on already. I do have threads that match most of my
    flannel fabrics. You did not mention using a hoop, so I assume you don't. Do you have a plan for how to stitch the background fabric.
    You mentioned echo stitching the shapes. What about the other areas that are too big to just leave unquilted.
    Since my quilt top still has a lot left to do, I will be learning about Big Stitch because it sounds like a fun thing to do.
    Here is a picture of my Homeward Bound After Dark so far. HelenW

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