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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 13 Apr 2015 13:58 #129230

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Your quilt is lovely, Renata! And thanks for the information on the stencil and Pounce. I have a couple stencils now on the way from Full Line Stencil. What quilting thread did you use? It's the perfect color for the fabric.

Beverly, I used Fil-Tec Glide #20466 Sand on this quilt. I purchased three colors from Glide: the sand one I just mentioned plus #27407 Military Gold (people have commented that it looks like a metallic at first view) and #10WG1 Linen. I'm getting a lot of use out of these three colors. Hope you have fun with the stencils. My regret for not having a long arm machine was the inability to do an edge-to-edge design, but this seems to have solved my problem (unless I start making A LOT OF QUILTS, :lol: ).

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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 13 Apr 2015 13:49 #129228

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The snow-shoveling neighbor is s-o-o-o lucky! Beautiful quilt, Renata and I agree with Norma. Your quilting is great!

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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 13 Apr 2015 12:51 #129223

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Renata very nice quilt !
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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 13 Apr 2015 12:33 #129220

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Your quilt is lovely, Renata! And thanks for the information on the stencil and Pounce. I have a couple stencils now on the way from Full Line Stencil. What quilting thread did you use? It's the perfect color for the fabric.
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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 13 Apr 2015 11:10 #129212

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Very nice Renata!
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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 12 Apr 2015 06:41 #129132

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Renata,
Thank you for the information about the pounce pad and the Ultimate Marking Pencil, and the link. I bought a pounce pad years ago but didn't have much luck with it. Now I see I wasn't using it right.

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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 12 Apr 2015 01:49 #129131

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Renata, your quilt is lovely and please don't make excuses for the quilting. If this is bad I will never show you mine :woohoo: :whistle:

living in Central Denmark
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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 11 Apr 2015 20:51 #129126

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Thanks for the idea. I did buy and try the "Ultimate Marking Pencil", but it just was too hard to see on the black silk. As you saw, I did finish the quilts (Canterbury Silk and Canterbury Knight) by laying the paper design I had made beside the quilt and stitching the design free style...not ideal but perhaps the only way for that fabric.

"Neglect not the gift that is within you..." -1 Timothy 4:14
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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 11 Apr 2015 20:42 #129124

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Thank you, BJ! About Crayola, I could not use it on this quilt because my stencil was a green FullLine Stencil by Hancy whose concept is not unlike what you do with silkscreen, so you cannot mark on the stencil, you can only rub across it with the chalk powder.

As for your silk, I was wondering if you've ever tried Saral wax-free transfer paper (the white one). You would have to trace your design onto tracing paper, pin it on the fabric and then carefully slip the Saral paper between the tracing paper and the silk, then trace the design onto the fabric with an awl or a ball point pen (perhaps one that has run out of ink :blink: ). I cannot tell you how well Saral comes off of silk for quilting and I certainly would test it out to see whether it would work. I've done it on silk for Chinese embroidery but I was never concerned about the marking coming off because it was being covered with silk thread.

If you decide to try Pounce through tracing paper that has the design sewn through without thread, you might consider going over the chalk mark with FullLine Stencil's "Ultimate Marking Pencil" so that the mark stays longer on your fabric. It comes off with an iron pressed over the fabric. Again, I know it works well on cotton, but it might be worth testing on silk. It is designed for free drawing, not for marking through a stencil of any sort (I tried it with a plastic stencil, it does not work well). That is why tracing over your Pounce chalk mark might be what you need to do. You can find these pencils at www.fulllinestencil.com/shop/product/ultimate-marking-pencil/ or next month at the Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show since I saw the vendor for it will be there.

Hope this helps a bit!

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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 11 Apr 2015 19:39 #129123

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I'm glad you are getting back to quilting. It's a lovely quilt. I have also had a difficulty finding a marker for darker fabrics that will last long enough. I couldn't use hairspray for a fixative because it was on silk. If you are washing it, I wonder if you have tried Crayola washable markers? They don't rub off, are never heat set even if you iron it, and wash out completely.

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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 11 Apr 2015 11:41 #129113

It's a lovely quilt Renata. The colours compliment each other so well and the quilting looks flawless. I really like the design you chose - both quilt pattern and quilting. I also really like the alternating white and turquoise squares in the centre of each block. What a lovely gift for your neighbours. :cheer:
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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 11 Apr 2015 10:38 #129112

Renata, glad you are back in the swing of things with quilting. Your quilt turned out very nice and I like your quilting!

Take care,
geneva
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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 11 Apr 2015 05:56 #129106

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Renata, your quilt and the quilting are lovely.....you should see my FMQ quilting it's rubbish but I can only keep on practising in the hope that it gets better.
Hope all the TQS family have a lovely weekend ....blue skies and sunshine here in the UK hope it lasts.
Anne
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Amy Ellis' "Shifting Sands" Pattern reinterpreted 11 Apr 2015 02:21 #129102

Dear Renata,
I must confess that I had a close look to your quilting immediately, when I read your text. :)
And the quilting is beautiful !!! I like the whole quilt !
So keep on quilting ! :cheer:

Servus aus Wien, Brigitte
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