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Date: 1/28/13 11:09 AM

Im hosting a drag party and wanted to make a prize for a contest -- I made this.









When I first started sewing this was the kind of work i really wanted to do -- all kinds of thread and a little bit of patchwork. I could not do it then, it was too hard for me.

I had not messed with this kid of thing in a long time - but, I was playing around and came up with this.

Most of the FMQ was done through the bobbin - I dont enjoy sewing slowly.

Its still all left over stuff -old blanket for batting and recycled sheets and some old couch cover for a back.

Im happy, I dont think I broke any needles, either!

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Date: 1/28/13 11:12 AM

wow, that is really beautiful, and I love the color!

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Date: 1/28/13 11:26 AM

Hey you !!

I used some of those big sparkle threads by ricky timms and some glitter threads -- it was fun -- hard work because I had to really work to get everything working the right way -- but, it was fun.

I was sweating sitting at the machine because I was doing so many adjustments and changing threads so often.

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Date: 1/28/13 11:40 AM

I should have commented more specifically about the threadwork, that is gorgeous, and so creative. I can imagine how much fun it must have been to do that. Were you sort of "doodling?, or did you have a design in mind when you started? Anyway, love it. There's a quilter named Libby Lehman who wrote a book called Threadplay, love reading that for inspiration (like looking at your quilt...)

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Date: 1/28/13 12:18 PM

Very nice Portland

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Date: 1/28/13 12:23 PM

Love the thread work! Love the colors on the white background!

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Date: 1/28/13 12:38 PM

I divided the exterior into different sections and did a different doodle in each section.

I tried to use graduating sizes small-large and used small to large threads in relation to the doodle size.

There is lots of that Mylar type glitter thread in there.

It was hard to manage needle, tension, top thread and winding the bobbin with these threads - the Grand Quilter does not have an adjustable speed bobbin winder.

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Date: 1/28/13 12:43 PM

Wow I bet this took a while to do, changing thread colors - it came out beautiful! So someone will win this as a prize? Oh man, I live too far to come to your party hahahaha

Does this show you how far you've come? I love looking back and saying, I know I could not do this before -- and now YOU can!

Very cool Portland

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Date: 1/28/13 12:47 PM

Art object - not just a quilt - an art object. Lovely! LOVE the quilting....and the colors of the central start - very impressive.

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What do you mean by this sentence? It's probably a technique I know nothing about?
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Date: 1/28/13 1:57 PM

Hey M -

Yes, you know what Im talking about. I wound all the deco threads into the bobbin and quilted it upside down.

Thank you for the compliment, too!

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