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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:28 pm

Thanks CC... are ya done yet... :D

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:18 pm

Chris, what stitch did you use with the metalic thread??? Have you tried any other stitches with it, and did you find you had to change the adjustment from what you would have used with regular cotton thread?? lovehearts Norma

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:38 pm

Golo.........I'm waiting on you Knuppel I do have the cookies complete and will draw leaves (all 24 of them) this evening if I'm inclined. I'm planning on doing the leaves in two different shades of green just to mix things up a bit. I couched lace around the round and heart cookie (couldn't get it into the star shape so I just did some deco sitiching around the star.

Krafty. Its made up of both machine blanket stitch and free motion stitching in the metallics.
I loosen the tension just a little....that "sewers aid" really does help too. Also, Annie gave me a hint on threading, she suggested never pulling your thread out reverse as many of us have a tendency to do..this is bad for the tension, I think metallics would reek even more havoc on the tension and the metallic may ride up the thread its wrapped around and make a mess. so just cut it near the spool and pull it out through the needle.
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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:22 pm

Well here it is.......I also took a close up of the metallics for you Krafty. It seems like each one progressively has more gold thread!! I can't get any more thread on Santa, I used heavy steam a seam and he is hard to stitch through.



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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Tue Oct 21, 2008 1:40 pm

Oh Chris...! Smitten It's beautiful! I love the bit of lace you added..and that star is gorgeous. I guess it's good you mulled it over? You came up with a stunning star. I really like the wreath..well..everything really. Well done! You have certainly advanced from beginning quilter. Thumbup
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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:50 pm

Lovely lovely, CC ... anxious to get at it.... life is getting in the way of my sewing... :others-171:

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:38 pm

Thanks Chris, that is sure pretty, can't wait to see it all done. What stitch length and width did you use on the metalic thread??? lovehearts Norma

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:48 am

I think the length was #2, I have three or four seperate blanket stitch options on my machine. I just played till I got it very small. I have wasted much thread just practice sewing. But i think its worth it in the long run...it sure is difficult to take out, the stippling near impossible.
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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:29 pm

Thanks Chris, it sure was worth the time though!! Norma

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 22, 2008 3:42 pm

CC that looks beautiful, well done, love the colours you chose and the metallic threads really make it. Wish I could start mine but have few other things happening right now and cant, perhaps I could draw them up at night? Love seeing the pics, thanks for sharing CC and Golo

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:03 pm

Very beautiful CC!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:09 am

Have you ladies been playing around with border fabrics at all?
I made my inner border with light/dark as in the pattern. I stuck it on my design wall....every time I walked by it I hated it more and more, DH even had an opinion other than his usual thats nice honey ! I had even sewn it on the top and laid out my outer border to get a feel for the project.
This looks to me like it detracts from the inner squares, so last night I unstitiched the top and am planning on solid borders. Whats your opinon
I wish we didn't have to wait till Nov. 20 for the last installment. I'm wanting it on my wall by thanksgiving/.

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:20 am

I really liked your striped border with the dk green outer border. Didn't detract at all to me.

BUT it is in your house, you have to like it and since you don't--change it. I would love to see some different border ideas.

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 29, 2008 10:42 am

Chris, I think a plain border would look nice too. Norma

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:13 pm

CC, I am doing my border in solid red and the wider outside border in a blue with a green leaf and a touch of yellow in it... I thougth it set off my background fabric pretty nicely and the solid red gave your eye a break from all the goodies in the quilt....

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"Brenda Ueland "

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 29, 2008 1:46 pm

I spent some time playing with the border today, I've decided on a gold inner border with a green/brown pine cone print outer border.
It was hard to tell what to do from the start. I'm not doing my in the "assigned colors" It would be the one and only blue item in my house. I bet the stripes would look great if I'd done mine in blues.
I'm doing the binding in solid drk. green.
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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:35 pm

I think its a bit busy, the stripe border competes with the bow tie blocks and the striped candy cane, personally I think Id frame it with plain fabrics too, pine cone border sounds pretty. Golos blue sounds pretty too, cant wait to see them

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Wed Oct 29, 2008 3:47 pm

Its going to fun to see how ours each differ even though we are doing the same BOM....

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"Brenda Ueland "

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:57 am

All things Christmas final installment is up!

Ladies start your scissors........vroom vroom

http://ajpadilla.com/patterns/bom/all-things-christmas/november-2008-gingerbread-boy-gingerbread-girl-and-ornaments
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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:23 pm

cry2 I have a sore finger and can't do much... but I did print the pattern..

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"Brenda Ueland "

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:15 pm

I hope your finger heals...thats a drag!
I cut out the gingerbread boy & girl and am considering my embellishing options.
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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:52 pm

I might try to work on this tomorrow. I did a small wallhanging today and wasn't too difficult using only three fingers... evidently we can do a lot without an index finger... ha ha

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So you see, imagination needs moodling - long, inefficient, happy idling, dawdling and puttering.
"Brenda Ueland "

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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:43 pm

Ohhh Chris the colours are so pretty you must be please what a beautiful job lovehearts
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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:22 pm

I don't usually sew on the weekends but DH was busy all day with DS working on his car so I got a chance to get this project sandwiched. I'm using monofilimant and just ditch stitching.
If all goes well I should be able to bind early next week. I love the way the ornaments finished up with the metallic thread. I didn't use beads.
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PostSubject: Re: Xmas Wallhanging   Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:33 am

I did get everything cut out .... we'll see how far I can get today... its exciting that it is coming to a end....

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"Brenda Ueland "

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