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Sioux City, Iowa quilt

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Sioux City, Iowa Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Whimsical, Funky
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What materials did you use? Cotton

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What are you most proud of? I've quilted the sunflowers like crazy.... and could do it. So happy!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? You can do it, wear special gloves to have a better grip with the material, and be patient, not too fast, not too slow... you will succeed even if it is not perfect, like the exact same size of stitches... It is okay! Try! and Enjoy! What a pleasure to have done a project from A to B a little more complicated than before.

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I've misspelled several words, I meant that Wendy and Ann encouraged me with their demonstrations. And that I did finish this project from A to Z. Be kind I did not iron the quilt, I was too eager to see if the glue went off and it did, so there is frayed threads and it does not look its best.

09/15/2012 Flag

It looks really great - all that free motion on the sunflowers looks interesting - I have only had one free motion lesson and I wouldn't attempt to do it on a quilt yet - good on your - I couldn't work with gloves but found it easier using a product called "Supreme Slider" which you put over your sole plate and under the quilt - you just have to wash the backing of the slider after you have done the quilt. I do hope one day I can do a quilt like you have - great that it represents your husband's roots. Well done

09/16/2012 Flag

Thanks a lot, Beth. I will be waiting for your first quilted project. Which class did you get? In fact I have a slider that a friend gave me but I don't think it helps that much. and I always forget to put it on the machine sole, it has just a little hole for the needle well mine has several since it had moved while using it on other projects.

09/16/2012 Flag

HI Sylvie - I did my lesson at the local patchwork store - it will be quite a while before I do a free motion quilt - will stick to stitch in the ditch at the moment - I need some time to sit down and really get the feel of my machine running at speed to get the correct tension. My slider sorts of sticks to the sole plate and has a hole for the needle well. At the moment I am still putting together the quilt from the Magical Jelly Roll course at Craftsy - need time to pin the layers together - it seems I need time to do a lot of things at the moment!!!

09/17/2012 Flag

Beth, I am taking also the Magical Jelly Roll course, tell me which project you are doing. I did not do anything yet , just watch the video and cannot decide.

09/17/2012 Flag

I am doing the Jacob's Ladder one Sylvie - it is in my gallery - just got to put the layers together then quilt. I am hoping once I finish this one to do the Chainsaw one next - have some of the material. I need to get the Jacob's Ladder one done as a Christmas present for a family member.

09/18/2012 Flag

hi Sylvie..i love anythng that has sunflowers on them. This quilt looks really gorgeous and the fact that u free hand quilted it is totally awesome :). I dont have the confidence to free-hand quilting yet. I am new to quilting and still learning. I am taking class but I m still have not try anythng. Thnx for sharing :)

01/20/2013 Flag

You will see Zaza, quilting is addicting. And I make quilt for a charity association, it is fun to make blankets for children in need of comfort. I can do so many more quilts this way and try new design of free hand quilting. There are a lots of classes with craftsy about free hand quilting. It is easier to first do it following a line or design. You will do it, you will see and it will amaze you. Have confidence!

02/03/2013 Flag