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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.

TOPIC: Hallelujah!

Re: Hallelujah! 21 Sep 2014 09:26 #121612

Deborah Kemball said to us once: "Quilting with wool batting is like quilting thru butter" (talking about hand quilting).
I enjoy the loft, the softness. And you are right, it is lighter to carry under a home sewing machine.

Andrée
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Re: Hallelujah! 21 Sep 2014 07:28 #121610

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Beautiful quilt!
I really enjoyed using wool batting because of the ease with which my quilting needles "slid" through it. I found it very light and really easy to hand quilt and have used several times.
Jeanine
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Re: Hallelujah! 21 Sep 2014 06:56 #121609

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Connie/Rita, For what it's worth, I loved using wool batting the one time I used it. I like how it looks and I like the weight of it. I didn't even think about how light the entire massive thing really was because it was the largest quilt I ever did using my domestic machine and I had other considerations on my mind. The wool batting adds such little weight to the entire thing. I think it is easier for aging arms and shoulders to deal with larger quilts. The other thing I loved was that after I washed it in my washing machine on the gentle cycle I laid it flat on the floor under a ceiling fan and the entire thing was dry in 2 hours. I will use it often.
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Re: Hallelujah! 20 Sep 2014 20:23 #121607

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Beautiful!!
Carol in SW Michigan
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Re: Hallelujah! 20 Sep 2014 10:25 #121603

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Connie, It's wonderful! And yes, I too, like wool batting a LOT. :D

"Neglect not the gift that is within you..." -1 Timothy 4:14
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Re: Hallelujah! 20 Sep 2014 09:50 #121602

Connie I have had the wool batting for it since I started to make it. It is just waiting patiently for me to get around to it. I am feeling a lot more confident about it now. I just have two other quilts to quilt first. :roll: Good luck with entering shows, I hope it wins.
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Re: Hallelujah! 20 Sep 2014 07:06 #121600

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twiglet wrote:
Wow it's wonderful. There is so much lovely quilting, I hope you show it and win prizes :D

Wendy, I just made the entry deadline yesterday for the AQS show in Albuquerque, New Mexico in January. Let's keep our fingers crossed that it gets accepted into the show!


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Re: Hallelujah! 20 Sep 2014 07:02 #121599

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Reetzbobeetz wrote:
Oh Connie, it's magnificent, congratulations. I still haven't quilted mine - fear has been stopping me. You have given me heart and hope. Thanks for posting a photo.

Rita, a suggestion for when you do quilt yours...use wool batting! This quilt was the first time I had tried using wool, and I LOVED it! Many hours were spent on the quilting, and that wonderful loft from the wool made sure that I "got credit" for it. The quilting shows up beautifully, and the feather sprays almost look like trapunto. Well worth the extra cost.


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Re: Hallelujah! 20 Sep 2014 01:33 #121598

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Well done! Congrats on finishing!
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Re: Hallelujah! 20 Sep 2014 01:25 #121597

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Wow it's wonderful. There is so much lovely quilting, I hope you show it and win prizes :D

Mug rugger and lounge lizard
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Re: Hallelujah! 19 Sep 2014 19:42 #121595

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Yes, Connie, definitely time for a glass (or 3!) of champagne! Gorgeous job!! And congratulations on finishing by the deadline for the AQS Albuquerque show! Hugs, Robin
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Re: Hallelujah! 19 Sep 2014 19:14 #121593

gynconnie wrote:
AndreeBergeron wrote:
BRAVO! Congratulations! What a beauty!

Andrée

Andree, how is YOUR quilting coming along?
I put it aside for a while... too many projects to finish (with a targetdate - I'm teaching this fall) and this one needs so much time...

But I'll get back on it around december... hopefully!

Andrée
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Re: Hallelujah! 19 Sep 2014 18:26 #121590

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Congratulations on finishing it! You did a beautiful job!!
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Re: Hallelujah! 19 Sep 2014 18:24 #121589

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AndreeBergeron wrote:
BRAVO! Congratulations! What a beauty!

Andrée

Andree, how is YOUR quilting coming along?


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