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Re: Challenge for Margo! 23 Mar 2011 04:54 #60721

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eileenkny wrote:
I just read through this thread-you all are having way too much fun!!

No such thing as too much fun. Sure beats tidying up our sewing rooms :lol:

I've got to go back to the top of the challange list and start again :roll:

Rosemary

PS. Great quilt Margo!


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Re: Challenge for Margo! 22 Mar 2011 13:15 #60662

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I just read through this thread-you all are having way too much fun!!

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Re: Challenge for Margo! 21 Mar 2011 07:20 #60569

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Wow, Margo, you did a wonderful job in this little quilt and you had so much fun doing it. Isn't that what's it all about?
Thank you, Lorchen, for creating this.

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Re: Challenge for Margo! 20 Mar 2011 23:22 #60565

Margo wrote:
Yo, Lorchen!! How's this??? :D

Our son recently got a promotion in his job which requires the family to move. The grandchildren are NOT happy about it and it doesn't help that their other grandmother is pitching a fit! I used your challenge to kill two birds with one stone, and made a wall hanging for them!

Hmmmmm...a technique I've never done? Honey, I made my first quilt in 1963! There isn't a lot that I haven't tried!! But here goes....

I am a very traditional quilter. I like straight lines, and pre-planned projects, and my favorite color is neutral!! LOL!! BTW...My husband's favorite color is bright shiny objects!! He also says that "quilts should not rattle" so I have never used embellishments! For this project I wanted to work out of my stash, and was able to find some bright fabrics to put together and I hope that TheGrands will like it. They also love embellishments, so I slathered 'em on! This project measures 23" x 27".

I actually started with no plan at all, but just pieced together fabrics for the flowers and leaves. That's as far as I got without a plan! LOL!!
I decided on the text then got an idea of the size I needed to make the flowers. It was all intuitive from there. Very freeing!

Here are the new techniques I used:
**Tom Russell's technique of piecing little bits of fabric together to create fabric for the funky appliquéd flowers and leaves.
http://tomrussellquilts.wordpress.com/

**Rick-Rack trim around a couple of flowers and for one stem.

**Couching cotton yarn for stems.
[url]learn/bernina/[/url]

**Ricky Tim's double blanket stitch on fused applique shapes
[url]learn/bernina/[/url]

**Wonky free-form edge for the border (way out of my comfort zone, but it was FUN!)

**Janet Stone's suggestion for free motion embroidery for the text since my embroidery machine no longer functions.
[url]community/my-profile/janetstone[/url]

**Free motion couching for the leafy vine in the border. I actually purchased a new presser foot just to try this, and I love it!! I'll be doing more of this for sure!
[url]learn/bernina/[/url]

**88 buttons, including some that are double and triple stacked

1 Bloom Where You Are Planted.jpg


So...Lorchen....does that fulfill my end of the challenge??? Thanks for pushing me out of my comfort zone!
And yes!! This quilt RATTLES!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
You can see more photos on my WebShots album: http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/album/579922644CMPVuX

Nice job Margo. I love that quote and your quilt is beautiful!! :D :D So appropriate for the move. :) :)
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Re: Challenge for Margo! 20 Mar 2011 13:10 #60541

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Margo, what a great little quilt, you sure went out of your box on this one. Congratulations.

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Re: Challenge for Margo! 19 Mar 2011 23:42 #60518

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Wow, Margo, I think your box just got a lot bigger! The quilt is beautiful. A lot of innovative techniques came together very cohesively. You must be a "trained professional" :D

If Lorchen misses on throwing the transatlantic Oscar to you I'll be sure to throw it back your way! Well deserved kudos to you
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Re: Challenge for Margo! 19 Mar 2011 15:40 #60493

Love your little quilt, Margo. You are a woman of many talents!


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Re: Challenge for Margo! 19 Mar 2011 11:05 #60470

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How adorable...you done good Margo....I know the Grands will love it!


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Re: Challenge for Margo! 19 Mar 2011 06:38 #60452

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Lorchen wrote:
Margo, that little wallhanging is drop-dead-gorgeous and just right for what you want to tell your grand-kids. I'm delighted that my cheeky challenge got you to work a little outside your comfort zone. I bet your DH loves the colours you chose. Sometimes you just have to be brave and go for the 'Brights' because they'll simply shine, even on dull days. Margo, I wish I could toss you a "TQS Quilt Challenge Oscar" across the Atlantic, but I may hit an unsuspecting bird or something. :)

Well, Lorchen, the next time you are in Houston, I'll meet you there for the Oscar!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hugs..............


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Re: Challenge for Margo! 18 Mar 2011 22:34 #60447

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Oh Margo, I know that will keep the grandkids smiling in spite of the move. Love it!
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Re: Challenge for Margo! 18 Mar 2011 21:19 #60440

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Margo, I love it...It's way outside your flower box and perfectly wonderful! Cheers, BJ

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Re: Challenge for Margo! 18 Mar 2011 20:40 #60438

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Margo, that little wallhanging is drop-dead-gorgeous and just right for what you want to tell your grand-kids. I'm delighted that my cheeky challenge got you to work a little outside your comfort zone. I bet your DH loves the colours you chose. Sometimes you just have to be brave and go for the 'Brights' because they'll simply shine, even on dull days. Margo, I wish I could toss you a "TQS Quilt Challenge Oscar" across the Atlantic, but I may hit an unsuspecting bird or something. :)
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Re: Challenge for Margo! 18 Mar 2011 19:43 #60434

Lorchen--Thanks for giving Margo the challenge.

Margo--You did good with a wonderful gift for their new home. If that doesn't bring smiles do their faces nothing will.

"Rattle" reminds me of a quilt I made for my grandson. He told me he couldn't use it for sleeping because it was too noisy. I had used sew on craft eyes for roughly 50 fish.
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Re: Challenge for Margo! 18 Mar 2011 17:27 #60431

You met the challenge!
Delightful.
Hope the grands won't be too far away.
Life does have its challenges.


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