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January 30, 2014
Rainbow Feathered Star Is Quilted!!! from Canton Village Quilt Works

Hello Everyone,

I am sooooo excited!! My Rainbow Feathered Star is quilted!!!!  I was able to finish it the day before I got sick.  Thank goodness too, because I don't think it would be finished now if hadn't finished it then.

As far as the quilting, I am in LOVE with it!!!  Let's check it out....

Lots of glorious feathers.  I used mostly Superior's Magnifico for the thread.  Although, I did switch a couple to a variegated poly.  Love the sheen on these thread.

Flame like stitching in the spikes.  The quilt as you can see ...

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January 29, 2014
Feathered Star Workshop from Canton Village Quilt Works

Hello Everyone,

On Sunday, I had such a great time with a great group of ladies.  I taught a workshop at The Quilt Basket in Wappinger's Falls, NY.  

I was teaching the Feathered Star.  Each student had a choice... they could pick a pattern.  They could choose between the Queen Size, the Wall Hanging, or the Tree Skirt.  

There are students in the class making such a variety!  I can't wait to see them all complete.  But first let me show you some of the first day of class.

Diane's first unit almost done.  Love the pretty ...

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January 25, 2014
All Together Now from Canton Village Quilt Works

Hello Everyone,

As promised, I was able to finish my Feathered Star Quilt.  Isn't it funny that every time you have a finish it instantly becomes you new favorite quilt??  Does that happen to you??

It took be the better part of the day yesterday to finish the second half and join it so it became a whole.

Love the center and the burst of color.  I like to take close ups so that you can see the beautiful fabrics, but the perfect floating, spikey points that you achieve with paper piecing.

In this quilt like in many of ...

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January 24, 2014
Half Of A Whole from Canton Village Quilt Works

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I am finally starting to feel a little better.  Being sick though does explain my absence of blogging.  I hope to really get back to some semblance of normal soon.  

Anyway, my Mom has been concerned about me because she hasn't seen any blog posts from me except for Tuesday's.  So Mom, this one is for YOU!!

Yesterday, I started to piece the units together to make my feathered star a WHOLE quilt top.  One of the things that I enjoy the most about piecing the top is finally seeing it come together as one.

The ...

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January 21, 2014
I Was Down for the Count.... from Canton Village Quilt Works

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Have you ever been so sick you just couldn't do anything, I mean anything for days??  That is what I have been up to for the past week... a lot of nothing.  I got sick and just couldn't do a thing.  I missed sewing so much, had to cancel a trunk show and reschedule a class.  I laid like a slug in the living room snuggled under a quilt with my cats laying all over me.

As of yesterday, I began to feel slightly human again and decided to go into my home studio and sew ...

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January 10, 2014
Getting The Quilting Done from Canton Village Quilt Works

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The past few days, I have been working on completing the quilting on my Queen Size Feathered Star.  It is slow going, but is well worth the effort!  I am really liking how it is turning out.  

Yesterday, I was able to set in the very center star. I used a variegated poly thread.  One of the things I like best about it is the shimmer.  In fact throughout the entire quilt I am using various poly threads because of that reason.

You really can't see the sheen in the photos, but you can see the stitching ...

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December 18, 2013
All the Units Are Complete!!!! from Canton Village Quilt Works

Hello Everyone,

Guess what?  I got all the pieces to the Feathered Star done!!! I am jumping for joy!  I have three photos to share with you to show the progression.

This one shows some of the border units up on the design wall.  A few more to go...

Only 4 more pieces left for the corners.

There it is!!!  I just love the star against the green background.  Don't you?

Now I have to join all the units together.  Right now they are just pinned up on the wall… they still have the paper on the back too ...

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December 17, 2013
Remember This One… from Canton Village Quilt Works

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Do you remember this quilt?  

I was working on my Feathered Star a few weeks back in my classroom studio.  I had to take it and move it to my home studio and on Sunday put it up on the design wall again and began cutting the background and borders.

Here is how far I that I was able to get on Sunday….

I think the green background really makes the star say "POW"…. Don't you think?

I hope to have more up for you tomorrow.  If not, stay tuned!!

My Fat Quarter Giveaway is still going ...

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December 14, 2013
Finally Quilting the Top!! from Canton Village Quilt Works

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The past two days I have been working on making my quilt top a quilt!  This one you may remember seeing late summer when I finished the top.  I have been hankering to get it on the long arm since then! The time has come!!! Yippee!!

First I have to piece the backing.  This is a batik I chose from our shop.  I think it is just perfect for this quilt. You will see why in a minute.  You can find this fabric by clicking here.

See… didn't I tell you, it is gorgeous isn't it ...

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December 12, 2013
Antique quilts from Repro Quilt Lover

I was looking forward to sharing more pictures of great museum quilts from another DAR session this week. But, Mother Nature decided to dump snow on the DC area and when that happens everything halts around here.  So, the museum was closed and I missed out on something I've been looking forward to more than Christmas.  Ah, well, I am sure it will be rescheduled.  In the meantime, I thought I would share a few of my own quilts.

Last winter, I bought quilts at an auction for the first time ever.  What fun! I knew I would have ...

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December 2, 2012
Yes there is life after Feathered Star!!! from I Quilt Scarlet and Gray

Thursday I stopped at Cottonpickers to pick up some 50% off fabric for quilt backings.
Beth asked me what I was working on now that my Feathered Peacock Star is at Becky's for quilting.
I'm currently working on two Lisa Moore Quilts with a Twist kits from Alaska for my friend Doris.  She and her oldest son's family traveled to Alaska this past June.  She bought the kits to decorate her basement as a reminder of the trip.
Aurora Garden with a Twist
Aurora Garden with a Twist
This one has been fussy cut and some of the blocks are together.  The ...

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November 18, 2012
Feathered Peacock Star quilt top is done!!! from I Quilt Scarlet and Gray

I finished sewing the and removing the paper from my Judy and Brad Niemeyer Feathered Star quilt top last weekend. 
Then this past week I worked on pressing the quilt top and piecing the backing.
Today I visited the Cottonpickers Quilt Shop and put the quilt top on the design wall.
Close up of the center.
Becky of Ruby Blue Quilting Studio will be quilting this wall hanging in the next few weeks.
I can't wait to get it back and finish it for entering it into the Lake Farm Parks 2013 Quilt Show.

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November 8, 2012
Feathered Star - Chapter 5 - Eight seams to go!!! from I Quilt Scarlet and Gray

Eight more seams to go and my Judy and Brad Niemeyer Feathered Star Quilt top will be done!!  Except for removing all the paper that is!!

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November 6, 2012
Feathered Star Quilt - Chapter 5 Progress from I Quilt Scarlet and Gray

I have completed all paper piecing and have started sewing together the sections of my FeatheredStar by Judy and Brad Niemeyer quilt.
I was able to do some of the border paper piecing at the Buckeye Sewing Retreat I attended last weekend.
Saturday morning I worked in my sewing room, unpacking everything from the Retreat and setting up my sewing machine.  Then Saturday night I finished the paper piecing and started working on the corners and my first Y seams of the project.  If you follow the instructions the Y seams go together pretty easily.  I did increase my stitch ...

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June 5, 2012
Medallion Star Sampler from 1 More Stitch

This quilt was pieced by Janet K's mother.  I need to get her name because she was a very good piecer and very prolific.  These quilts are being quilted and finished in her memory.  I wish I could have met her.  She was not afraid of difficult blocks and Y-seams!  She made a feathered star for the center.  The surrounding blocks are all star sampler blocks, and not easy ones either.  She choose a few coordinating colors from a floral focus fabric, which she used in the border.

I followed the floral theme and quilted large flowers peaking out ...

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February 16, 2011
Glittering Stars from Attic Window Quilt Shoppe

I finally have a picture ( thanks to Jan ) of my Glittering Stars quilt! This was a 9 month class taught here at the Attic Window. I was so surprised and of course delighted to win a 1st place ribbon at the NCW quilt show!! Joyce Ross from Ephrata did a magnificent job machine quilting! I highly recommend taking classes, so much to learn and so many great tips not only from the instructors but others in the class. Besides they are fun!!

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