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Comment by Janet/MO 1 hour ago

Isn't it "funny" how we will put off doing something for the longest time & then when we finally do it, we wonder what in the world were we waiting for?  I have a king sized quilt that a friend longarm quilted for me.  It has been sitting in my sewing room for 3 months because I dreaded the thought of trimming it for binding due to the size.  The other day I finally decided to just get it done & it went like clockwork.  I'm looking forward to seeing a pic of your log cabin quilt when it is done Carla. 

Comment by Carla 2 hours ago

Gorgeous table runner Cat Lady! the half inch crosshatching was well worth the effort.  Love the content of it too!  I started quilting my king size log cabin this am. I need to get a needle a big bigger to accomodate my thread for the big stitching I am doing.  It sure will be nice to have it in the hoop waiting for me to add a few stitches when it suits me.  The basting really didn't take that long not sure why I procrastinated about doing it!

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on Monday

Thank you Handstitcher, Sandy, Prairie Quilter, and Janet.

Comment by Janet/MO on Monday

I have watched Sharon Schamber's video on her technique, but I must confess that I have not tried it either.  I love most of her work.  I saw a special exhibit of her work several years ago in Phoenix.  My favorite was of a ballroom dancing scene.  The one that invoked the strongest emotion was the one of Sitting Bull.  I swear his eyes just follow everyone around the room! 

Love the table runner Cat Lady.  That would be lovely hung up on a wall too. 

Comment by Prairie Quilter/NE on Monday

Beautifully done, Cat Lady.  I am so drawn to applique - probably because I've not done much of it.  The hand quilting sets it off perfectly.  

Comment by Sandy Larkey on Sunday

Wow!  Very beautiful.  Sort of reminds me of a small wall hanging I did and gave to my sister-in-law a couple-three years ago.  However, I did NOT do such a good job.  I used buttonhole stitch to sew down my applique pieces, and only did minimal quilting.  Have to say, you really outdid me!  Does make me want to dig out that pattern and try it again, though.  Such a pretty piece you did ,,, I'm a little bit jealous.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on Sunday
I commented in the applique group, but your runner deserves it repeated -- you did an awesome job, Cat Lady!
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on Sunday

Finished the table runner I wrote about hand quilting last month.

My adaptation of "On a Limb" designed by Mary Warner-Stone (directions in the December 2016-March 2017 issues of "The Quilt Pattern Magazine" http://www.quiltpatternmagazine.com/ ). The original pattern consists of nine appliquéd blocks, but I chose to make only three and use them for a table runner.

Hand appliquéd and hand quilted with a 1/2" grid in the background, and a tight wood grain design in the borders. Finished at 20" x 50".

If you click on the photo, you can enlarge it.

Comment by AnnetteJ on Saturday

Janet, not CTS.  Have had surgery for that 8n both hands.  BUT, a friend pointed out to me that although my left hand was 9nly feeling for the needle, it was exactly that muscle that runs from 9nes pointer finger up to the elbow that's affected.  Probably a repetitive stress problem.  So I have put that quilt away until Autumn and will work on some machine quilting until then.  If then it's still a problem, I'll get it checked out.

I sandwich my quilts now aka Sharon Schambers board technique which I can do sitting at a long Costco table.  It's an excellent technique, although it took me years to use it.  I don't take to "new" techniques often.  I have always preferred tried and true ones.  But this one rocks!

Comment by Carla on May 19, 2017 at 1:47pm

Katherine  I am putting it on top of my list for next week. I got the thread the backing the batting and the top  I have run out of excuses!  

 

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