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Latest Activity: Mar 6

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What are you working on now?

Started by Peggy Stuart. Last reply by Peggy Stuart Oct 13, 2014. 27 Replies

And then there's the thread issue <G>

Started by AnnetteJ. Last reply by AidaCJ/NH Mar 13, 2014. 17 Replies

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Comment by AnnetteJ on March 6, 2018 at 6:32pm

You and the rest of us, Barbara.  How did that pile of UFOs happen anyway?  We're in the West Coast, lapping up some Spring weatgerwhile our home is buried in 3 ft of new snow!  Its Its g to be hard to leave the flowers and go back to start again.  I was nearly knocked over when I went to the quilt shops.  Get this: batiks are $22/m here!  I am so glad I have a good stash io fabric and God Bless Connecting Threads.  If it weren't for them, a lot of us wouldn't be quilting anymore.

Comment by Janet/MO on March 3, 2018 at 3:13pm

Very pretty quilts Barbara.  

Comment by Barbara Dieckmann on March 3, 2018 at 1:42pm

Thanks, Handstitcher...I will be sending it off to my sister Monday along with this little one that I just finished in time for her upcoming b-day... big stitchquilted and lightly embellished with varigated perle cotton after minimal quilting to make applique stand out a little.  I am a fan of less is more quilting, tho will be experimenting soon with some FMQ so I can finish more of my backlog of tops and pretty blocks

Comment by handstitcher/IL on March 3, 2018 at 8:14am

Looks wonderful, Barbara! I like how you did the binding to complement the design. So glad you posted the finished quilt! 

Comment by Cat Lady--MO on March 2, 2018 at 2:07pm

Congratulations on the finish Barbara. Again, I love all the theological symbols you have included in your design.

Comment by Barbara Dieckmann on March 1, 2018 at 12:35pm

Finished! My first for 2018, but more in the works. 

Comment by QuiltDragon on February 15, 2018 at 5:38am

Barbara, I'm on the side of doing what you like and making your quilts fit your personality. I would go with the Batik.

I've got minor arthritis and some carpal tunnel, so I definitely know how it effects handwork. I love hand quilting, but the reality is that I couldn't do a whole quilt, so I do hand applique and then quilt it myself on my Pfaff mid-arm.

Comment by Mary Britton on February 14, 2018 at 10:39pm

Barbara, if you aren't planning on entering it in competition, just leave it. Finished is better than perfect! If anyone is rude enough to ask, tell them you planned it that way.

Comment by Barbara Dieckmann on February 14, 2018 at 7:37pm

always good to get a few extra opinions, and I appreciate yours.  I do have a huge tendency to be over critical of my work, tho I have been working at being less so.  There is no way the quality of my applique would approach these blocks if i were to do them today.  I know I was exceedingly vexed with myself back then looking at these sashing strips as I prepared to trim them and the blocks to size for setting into a top.  Life's lessons, hmmm?  Being content with what is and looking to enhance relationships with others

Comment by AnnetteJ on February 14, 2018 at 6:55pm

Barbara, Elly S. once told us in class to make sure to leave something in each quilt that would have those who come after say "What was she thinking?". I agree with her.  I like to leave something that will make people think, or giggle or have some reaction other than 'That's a pretty quilt.' I'll certainly take 'That's pretty' but quite honestly, a giggle, a smile, a twinkle or a puzzled look makes me much happier.


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