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July 8, 2020
Quilting the Dahlia Panel – Part 2 from From My Carolina Home

Last week I began quilting the dahlia panel, putting different motifs in each petal.  I had hoped to be done with this by now, but the longarm machine had other plans.  Here is where we left off, with the top section nicely under way.

Quilting the Dahlia Panel at

On this petal, I planned a curved cross hatch with double lines.  To mark the quilting lines, I used a Clover White Chaco Liner, a chalk lining tool that makes a nice thin line, and my curved ruler.

Hoffman Dahlia Panel at

Then, I used the curved ruler as a guide for the hopping foot, following the lines.

Hoffman Dahlia Panel at

Horizontal lines ...

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June 26, 2020
Beginning the Dahlia Panel Quilting from From My Carolina Home

Since my block design motivation is taking a hiatus, I got out my dahlia panel in soft pastels, the Hoffman Dream Big Opal that I promised to show you.  I want to do this one for me.  It will be a practice piece for another one in the Sunset colorway to quilt for a Silent Auction.  Is it just as daunting to you to face one of these panels?  I’ve done one other, the Leaves panel in a previous post (Fear of Free Motion), and it seemed easier to follow the vein lines already in the printed panel.  This ...

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May 30, 2020
Virtual Sewing Retreat - Day Three from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

H MY GOD -- we had so much fun yesterday at the Virtual Sewing Retreat. Fran from Sudbury poped in, Mary from Scarborough, Carol from Parry Sound, Susan from London, and many others more local and are too numerous to mention. Sorry!!!  But what a fun time. OK - so I didn't get a lot of sewing done, and I'm perfectly OK with that. 

It was great to actually have a NORMAL conversation with a group. I love it!!!!

We got to see other people's sewing rooms, projects, pets, and a whole lot of stuff. We got to sew ...

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March 11, 2020
Dream Big from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

Have you ever have one of those days? Nothing seems to go right and you're just out of sorts with the world? That seemed to be the start of my day yesterday. However, I had a good chat with myself in the afternoon - literally I talked to myself out loud to snap out of it and I felt much better afterward. Good thing no one was privy to that conversation.

I think this quote fits me perfectly for yesterday. I wasn't all here, but after the chat - I was.

Quote of the day

Then I was able to ...

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February 28, 2020
Sit n Sew Day from Crazy Quilter on a Bike!

So if you have a totally productive day, but you don't work on what you had planned, is that still a productive day?

In the morning, I trimmed two quilts intending to get the bindings on them. I also have a couple of other quilts that need to be bound that I was hoping to deliver to Quilts of Valour today. And I wanted to make the backing for that Dresden Plate quilt.

NONE of that got done. There are no deadlines for any of that stuff, so I'm not worried.

But what did I do? Well - I ...

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November 4, 2019
Dream Big - oder Freemotion Quilting unlimited from Quilt Collection M.

Überall habe ich sie gesehen die Panels "Dream Big" und ganz plötzlich hatte ich 3 von ihnen. Eins ist fertig und die anderen beiden müssen noch. Aber das sollte kein Problem sein.

I saw the dream big panels all over the internet - and then suddenly I had three of them. One of them is quilted. The others will follow soon.

Das  Zentrum der Blume habe ich mit hellem Garn gequiltet und den äußeren Bereich mit einem Gelbton.

I quilted the center of the flower with a light thread and the outer parts with a yellow thread.

Ich hatte erst ein ...

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