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July 30, 2019
Lone Star Rescue COMPLETE from Wedding Dress Blue

While my time spent working on the longarm machine I rent is normally smooth and pleasant due to the assistance and maintenance of the owner, it was not so with this quilt.  The thread kept breaking for reasons unknown.  Just one of those days.

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But, patience and persistence prevailed and it was finished in the end.

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I am really pleased with the freemotion work  in the background,

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less so with the work in the star itself.  I just don’t have good control yet on my points.

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I hope the original maker could be pleased with the results.  They probably ...

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July 20, 2019
Can This Quilt Be Saved? from Wedding Dress Blue

In a recent hand-me-down quilting box was a ziplock bag with this partial lone star quilt in it.  I am fairly sure it was started at least 20 years ago and most of the work was hand piecing.

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However, over the years some of the pieces were lost,  or at least they weren’t found in this bag.

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And, the top had numerous stains.  Yikes!  Can this quilt be saved?

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While I wouldn’t generally recommend it, I washed the assembled section.  Carefully stain treated.  By hand.  Air dry.  Much pressing. There were still a few stains, but I could ...

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