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Fiore Della Vita

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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 Quilt
Style Classic
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What materials did you use? Cotton Sateen, Assorted Hand Dyed Fabrics, Silk and Cotton Threads, Wool Batting, Applique Paper, Water Soluble Glue Sticks, Liquid Glue,manicure sticks,

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Oooooh my gooodnesssss!!!! There are no words for how beautiful this is. I keep trying to crawl into my computer and get closer to it. And the edging!!!! WOW. I would sure love it if you could post some close ups and give us more information about the quilt. Congratulations on an award winning, show-stopper quilt. Hugs, Cindy :)

11/28/2013 Flag

Thank you Cindy, when I posted this I forgot to give you the credit for helping me to make this quilt as good as I got it. Your pinbasting (quilt is 224 by234cm) and ESS made it very manageable on my sitdown Sweet Sixteen. I am pretty lucky with this quilt, and permission was given to make it by the original designer. Very gracious of her.

11/29/2013 Flag

Need to give much needed big Thank you to Cindy Needham. her class Design It Quilt It was a big help to me when making this quilt. Her advice regarding pin basting stopped me getting creases in the back of my quilt for the first time and ESS (whilst a pain)was wonderful for stabilizing my quilt and making it manageable while doing all the quilting on it. Over 2.4 million stitches in the quilttop. Such valuable advice in that class, Thank you Cindy and Craftsy for such great classes

11/29/2013 Flag

Thank you VERY much. Some Cindy seeds, huh??? :)

11/29/2013 Flag

This is stunning! I, also, would like to see some more details. How did you make the edging?

12/01/2013 Flag

Thank you, it is called a corded binding, not hard but takes a while to do. There is a dvd available on the Sharon Schamber website (it is her technique after all) that you can learn from it is magic. It would take ages to explain fully but you make the cording the same way you make rulee' in dressmaking, so you sew the strips with your blind zipperfoot and then turn them inside out to hide the seam.

12/01/2013 Flag

Reply to this comment...oop hit return, then you cut them to length and sew them on a strip of fabric that matches exactly the sides and top of the quilt on the back of the quilt and then you join it to the binding on the front. It is very hard to explain without picture that is why I recommend going to Sharons website, but often there are videos of a lot of the techniques I used to create this quilt on Youtube as well. The quilt was in her book Piece by Piece, When you see the technique you will see it is lengthy but not impossible. I did use about 67 metres of bias to create the loops though.

12/01/2013 Flag

So much work! Thank you for the Sharon Schamber reference - I have seen some of her other videos and they were excellent. I will definitely check out this binding technique. You quilt is absolutely stunning - congratulations!

12/13/2013 Flag