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Before and After "ESS" Sewing

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Design It, Quilt It: Free-Form Techniques taught by Cindy Needham

Pull out those unfinished objects! Cindy Needham will inspire you with stitching techniques to put gorgeous finishing touches on your work of art.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical, Traditional, Classic
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What materials did you use? 100% cotton fabric for piecing, Polyester batting, cotton backing. Small beads for bee and caterpillar faces.

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Both quilts are lovely, but the details quilting of the "after" projects provides so much texture and complexity. I love Cindy's class and her techniques are fantastic - especially for smaller quilts. I don't think, though, that I'd want to spend that much time and energy on my larger quilts.

11/24/2012 Flag

I was surprised at the difference in the look between the two...thanks for your comments. Jan

11/25/2012 Flag

How cool is this??? I love the cathedral window and the scribbling. You've added texture and dimension both at the same time and your wonderful applique and caterpillar creature really stand out. Great job!!! :)

11/25/2012 Flag

You've certainly made my day....thanks go to you for helping me take it up a notch in my quilting. ; )

11/25/2012 Flag

This is a wonderful inspiration...I'm just about to start a small baby quilt,) ESS and all, but since it's an Amish Diamond in a Square, not so much ESS, and more fun stuff). ...and I just started watching Cindy's class yesterday! Thank you for the Before and After, makes it even cleared WHY ESS works! Great to have a learning community finally! xoxoxo!

11/26/2012 Flag

Thank you...you'll learn so much from Cindy's clear instructions and prepare yourself for possibly waking up in the middle of the night to get back to the computer to watch yet another segment. ; )

11/26/2012 Flag

OMG the quilting really does make a difference. Both quilts are darling, but the extra quilting adds so much more interest that it's hard to quit looking at it... And that caterpillar is to die for! so cute

11/30/2012 Flag

Thanks, Karen....I had so much fun creating that little guy. I think the beads on his little face gave him a personality.

11/30/2012 Flag

Thanks so much for sharing! This is a good comparison.

02/09/2013 Flag

Isn't it great to have a quilting community to help and encourage each other? Thanks for your comment.

02/15/2013 Flag