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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Fri Oct 05, 2012 9:40 pm

There are enough wonderful quilts out there for several lifetimes. Unfortunately, I started at 58 and we each only get one chance at this. I hope you find exactly the one you want to do.
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:37 am

My hard drive went belly up so and I lost my pic of the periodic table but have asked DD to take one and send it my way. Here is what I did

1) Printed up the periodic table in color
2) Lucky for me I had lots of scraps and was able to color coordinate
3) I then went to my embroidery machine that embroiders 4 X 4 squares and in black embroidered the letter and the corresponding number in black
4) Then I laid out the elements in order of the periodic quilt and stripped them together.
5) I now had the heart of the quilt done, then I added navy to frame the table and stitched in the ditch. I was not hard, a little time consuming because of all the elements

It was a big hit, she had no idea and then everyone wanted one

I found an image that looks very similar to what I did


http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://geekcrafts.com/wp-content/geek_craft_images/periodic-duvet-cover.jpg&imgrefurl=http://geekcrafts.com/periodic-table-duvet-cover/&h=266&w=400&sz=92&tbnid=gAML0TOMJgWfWM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=135&zoom=1&usg=__2YFFN8IJtRSXcf2hYEK-7y9-rwE=&docid=simFggrT2nfmDM&sa=X&ei=qiVwUKqoD-bl0QG-tYCABw&ved=0CCwQ9QEwAw&dur=463

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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sat Oct 06, 2012 6:50 am

wow what an amazing amount of work you did, the periodic table is brilliant, what a great idea. Last year for fun I gave my son a tshirt that was done like a block off the periodic table, it listed the element as

MEH
The element of indifference

LOL he loves it and so do all his mates, was a big hit, he used to say "Meh" all the time, couldnt believe when I found the goofy shirt. Look forward to seeing a pic

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memaw4



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:45 am

Oh my gosh! (the quilt)

I would NEVER attempt to make this quilt! I would have it so messed up it wouldn't even look like a quilt by the time I was through! But boy is it beautiful. And you've made it lowjane? WOW! What colors did you use?



Krafty, your Hawaiian blocks are just gorgeous! What do you plan to do with them?
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:59 am

memaw4 wrote:
Oh my gosh! (the quilt)

I would NEVER attempt to make this quilt! I would have it so messed up it wouldn't even look like a quilt by the time I was through! But boy is it beautiful. And you've made it lowjane? WOW! What colors did you use?



Krafty, your Hawaiian blocks are just gorgeous! What do you plan to do with them?

I made one just like it but my photo was lost when my hard drive crashed.
The quilt WAS NOT hard to make. The colors of the background of each element was already chosen for me as I used the periodic table so that made it easy . each family of elements are depicted by similar colors . I laid them on the bed until I was sure i had all the right arrangement, then I started to strip quilt the squares together, Where there was a brake I added a navy strip or square, then framed the whole thing in a blue frame. The whole key is that you work from the periodic table so that you know which order the squares need to go and that is the only glitch

I love my embroidery machine and I made a file periodic table and in that file I had designed all the embroidery work with the name of the element and the number for each one. That probably took the longest time, from then on it was a breeze!

When I eventually get a pic from my daughter I will post it on my gallery but it may be a while, those chemists are busy,HAHA



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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:21 am

I just posted a pic on my album of the periodic table quilt it was for a King sized bed so it was pretty large
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:23 am

quiltermarynel wrote:
I don't see any Mariner's compasses in you album. If you haven't tried any of them, they are definitely challenging, although I would not try one without paper piecing. QuiltPro has 3 MC stand alone programs that are 24.95 each.

I think I did one about 20 years ago and all with a lot of concentration, I was not familiar with paper piecing at that time, It was on my daughters bed till it wore out............ I guess now you are going to tell me it is about time I do another?? OHH I can see I will have to live up to a lot of expectations this winter!!
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sewn3w



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:14 am

Very impressive Lowjane
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:18 pm

That is a cool quilt. A lot of work went into it. I know some sciencey types who I am NOT going to show this to. lol!

When do you head for Florida or are you there already? Some days I am not sure where I am so please forgive my brain lapses. geek

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Sat Oct 06, 2012 3:00 pm

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
That is a cool quilt. A lot of work went into it. I know some sciencey types who I am NOT going to show this to. lol!

When do you head for Florida or are you there already? Some days I am not sure where I am so please forgive my brain lapses. geek

Are you afraid your friends will ask you to make one
I think there was about 30 hours of work in it.

We leave for Fl on Oct 15th it is a 27 hour drive so I will be there on Oct 18th. I have made arrangements through the Bailey quilting machine Yahoo group to meet up with a lady there who will show me her Bailey . I am very interested in the machine but they are not available here so I am going to test drive hers. Lots of fun and a new friend

I am really thinking of more torture and making a cathedral window quilt, I found an excellent tutorial on the quiltingboard. SO you know I will be at Joanns soon after my arrival. Here it is....

http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutorials-f10/machine-stitched-cathedral-window-tutorial-t35742.html

Of course there are many others that I have my eye on! We will see what I come up with. Time is passing quickly. I have the housesitter, snow removal, mail forwarding all sorted, the fridge is getting barren and the freezer is almost empty, The pumps are winterized and the boat put to bed, soon the trailer will go into storage. Ben has pulled the brakes off the car and examined them, changed the oil and I am not sure what else but to throw a few pieces of clothing into the suitcase!!!

Fl watch out here come the Low's
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:01 am

Cool periotic table quilt...I think the idea is genius.
What is your preferred stabilizer for bedquilts? Is this a bedquilt...hard to tell from the picture.
Thanks for posting the pic.
What day do you head south?
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:23 am

Calico_Chris wrote:
Cool periotic table quilt...I think the idea is genius.
What is your preferred stabilizer for bedquilts? Is this a bedquilt...hard to tell from the picture.
Thanks for posting the pic.
What day do you head south?

We leave the house on the 15th it is a 27 hour drive so we plan to be at our RV on the afternoon of the 17th.

I used a tearaway stabilizer ( medium) when embroidering the elements onto the 4 X 4 squares.
Then I stripped the quilt top together and it actually turned out it was going to be a duvet cover. SO I used two sheets, one on the back and one to line the back of the front, because I was worried the rubbing from the duvet might loosen the embroidery thread. I sewed it like a sandwich and then left the bottom open, I then turned it right side out. I pinned the bottom so that there was an opening to slip in the duvet . I put buttons on each duvet corner and loops on each inside corner of the quilt/duvet cover. This way it would all be anchored and no sloshing around, I closed the bottom of the cover with velcro that I sewed onto the inner sheets so that from the outside you could not tell where the closure was

It took me about a week to embroider all those element there were about 120 if I remember correctly. Once that was over I flew through things. Because the squares were so large I ended up putting the elements on a portrait profile rather than across the bed. It was made for my Daughters grad and for her wedding you don't think that there were more geeky things?? SHe married a PHD in Chemistry. From the cufflinks to table names, trivia it was all designed around the periodic table

http://studiosolaris.com/blog/jen-and-kevins-wedding-photography-mcmichael-the-club-at-bond-head


http://scotiaentertainment.com/?s=jennifer+and+Kevin

Here is something to amuse you not hard to find me??

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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:40 am

What a beautiful wedding...loveed the periodic element theme. Your DD is just beautiful!
Much like my DD who Ive been telling for years is the cuteist little geologist there ever was LOL
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:38 am

A cathedral window will be nice. That tutorial is very good. Love all his pics. I was going to do a faux one with denim but when I cleaned out the shed, I threw out all the old jeans because I figured that was the best way to keep myself sane. lol!

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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:55 pm

TxMaryQuilts wrote:
A cathedral window will be nice. That tutorial is very good. Love all his pics. I was going to do a faux one with denim but when I cleaned out the shed, I threw out all the old jeans because I figured that was the best way to keep myself sane. lol!

Good thing TXM....I made one and it was a big job moving that under the sewing machine. Really struggled and the quilt is quite stiff....but I tell you....I think that quilt will last centuries! Sometime in the future a long time from now that quilt will still be kicking around. For now its on the guest bed so its not getting any wear and tear.
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:05 pm

The tutorial on the quilting board looks pretty straight forward and I believe the key is to assemble the quilt as you go in segments, therefore reducing the bulk in the machine. WE will see if My theory pans out, I would also be making a queen sized and it appears as if there would be in excess of 3000 squares to make. Perhaps I might go for supersized " windows" we will have to see, I am keen to give it a try anyhow!
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:06 pm

Calico_Chris wrote:
What a beautiful wedding...loveed the periodic element theme. Your DD is just beautiful!
Much like my DD who Ive been telling for years is the cuteist little geologist there ever was LOL

I can only be blamed for the personality the looks are just like her dad's. DH is asian and the mix is quite nice, if I am brag. THANK GOODNESS she did not get my looks, WHEW!
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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:39 pm

What a beautiful wedding. Love the deep purple and the green colors. Wonderful. And your daughter is gorgeous. She had the most beautiful smile I think I have ever seen. She was just beaming. You can tell she was genuinely happy.

Thanks for sharing those pictures.

BTW, you do get credit for her looks. Like you said, a very nice mix. And you contributed to the mix too. winking

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golo
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:06 pm

Lovely wedding... beautiful couple....

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slumbersoft



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:55 am

Low Jane, beautiful DD and wedding pics. Thanks for the cathedral window tutorial, I have bookmarked it and I would love to do one someday, maybe just a small one. Have a safe trip to FL.

CC, I have to say again how gorgeous that Bella quilt is, just stunning. Another one I would love to do someday, just worried I am running out of time. Your's is the first of those I had seen.

That Oh my Gosh quilt is quite an undertaking, just wanted to mention that I saw the original at the Houston Quilt Festival and that was exactly my reaction. "Oh My Gosh!!" I later met Sue Garman at our LQS (now closed) and saw it again at her trunk show there. She is really so nice, so personable and answered every question anyone had. But of course she is, she's a quilter.
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Calico_Chris



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:07 am

Thanks slumber...I consider it my best to date and am toying with the idea of making another one. Here's some eye candy for you:

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=bella+bella+quilt&FORM=HDRSC2

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slumbersoft



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:57 pm

Eye Candy is right, great site.
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quiltermarynel



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:57 pm

Very nice eye candy.
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:04 am

Wow!!!!!

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: I need all the help I can get   Tue May 14, 2013 5:56 pm

Now I really am going to be looking at that eye candy and looking for ideas
I just received - better sit down- 100 pounds of fabric, lots of kids kind of cottons wild and bright colors, flowers , graphics, cars and frogs just about everything

NOW I am going to quilt them up for charity but have no idea where to start there is so much. I am thinking of patterns that make the most of the blocks so one cna appreciate the fabrics, Oh it may take me a few years . I have 3 more quilt tops to finish so I have some time to think. The 1st of July I start on this stash. All for charity!
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