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The Quilt Show presents A to Z for Ewe and Me, the latest quilt in prizewinning quilter Janet Stone's 26-quilt alphabet series. Designed exclusively for members of TQS, the 69"x 82" quilt is a playful yet sophisticated sampler. Each letter in the alphabet has its own panel, where it's combined with a related pieced or appliquéd block. Make one for the child in your life, or make one for the child in you!
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 22 Dec 2014 08:51 #125017

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Rita The Goldfinch is another long one. It's really good and lasted me through a big project last year. I'll have to check out Birds Without Wings.
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 21 Dec 2014 18:28 #125001

Beverley, almost all the quilting was done with Hemmingworth embroidery threads - 'Maize', 'Marshmallow', 'Rummy Raisin' and a gold metallic for the snowflakes and the crosshatching in the 9-patches - as well as YLI invisible thread for the SID.

Susan, the book was Birds Without Wings by Louis deBernieres - a very graphic and poetic novel about Turkey during WWI. I have just started listening to The Goldfinch by Donna Tart which is also a great listen.
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 21 Dec 2014 17:13 #125000

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Rita, thanks for sharing your quilting pictures with us! Beautiful swirls perfect for the blocks. What types of thread did you use for the swirls and the snowflakes? And your Christmas tree with the tiny buttons and star for the top is just so happy!
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 21 Dec 2014 15:42 #124998

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Rita I have just seen your quilt and it looks amazing. Congratulations, it must feel good to have it finished. I will remember your tip about ditch stitching in the sashing of each block when I start mine as it is a BIG quilt.
Best Wishes Pam
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 21 Dec 2014 11:31 #124991

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Reetzbobeetz wrote:
I did about 2 days just SID-ing and then listened to a 38 hour long audiobook while quilting the rest.

What book? We're always looking for a good recommendation.
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 21 Dec 2014 10:02 #124990

I reckon it took me about 50+ hours to quilt. I did about 2 days just SID-ing and then listened to a 38 hour long audiobook while quilting the rest. (Otherwise I would not have had a clue :lol: ) I posted photos in the 2014 BOM group.
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 21 Dec 2014 09:43 #124989

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Thanks for the information, Rita. I bet it feels good to be finished with the quilting. Do you have any idea of how many hours it took you to do it? And you got it done it in time for Christmas!! I hope you'll post a picture!
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 21 Dec 2014 05:45 #124985

Beverley I reckon those must be 1/2" grids because they are so small. I used 1" grid markings for mine wherever I did the grids and they look a lot bigger than Janet's. I have just finished quilting mine and I have to say that the pounce pad was not great because it does not stay on enough to work for a grid. This is a big quilt and once you have the quilt rubbing against itself the pounce pad lines rub off. I had to remark several times. I really found the best thing to be a frixion pen on the light colours and either the Bohin chalk pen or the Ultimate Marking Pencil from Hancy on the dark fabrics. Good luck with it, it's a monster to quilt but if you stitch in the ditch around each sashing to start then you only need to worry about a block at a time. ;)
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 20 Dec 2014 18:22 #124979

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I agree with Susan and Beverly this quilt has been a joy to make! Pam in Scotland
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 20 Dec 2014 13:51 #124976

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I agree, Beverly. This quilt has been a joy to make.
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Marking Quilting/Stitching Lines on 2014 BOM 20 Dec 2014 13:17 #124974

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Janet, what did you use to mark your quilting lines on this quilt? I am always so wary of using something that won't come out. I see that there is now an "iron off" pounce product, but I've not tried it. Also, is the quilting grid used 1/2 inch or 1 inch? Thank you for your help. I LOVE this quilt and my goal is to make it as perfect as I am able to do!
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