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This is a list to help those that enjoy needleturn or are wanna-be needleturners. Please introduce yourselves and the style of applique you enjoy most.

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Members: 110
Latest Activity: 8 hours ago

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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 Barbara Dieckmann 8 hours ago

really beautiful quilts...makes me want to push thru my hand pain to finish my interpretations of Jeana Kimball's  "Fairmeadow" and "Old' Voices, New Impressions" that have been sitting patiently for those rare good hand days...I have a similar problem, with no cartiledge left either end of right arm radius and ulna after nasty accident smashed poor arm.  Hand quilting is harder  for me than needle turn, and machine quilting draws just too harsh/hard a line for my eye to be happy for these quilts

Comment by Lynne 16 hours ago

Thanks, handstitcher, Janet and Mary!!!   Actually taking out the stitching wasn't as bad as it could have been.  She did very little in the borders, and an overall stitch in the center.  Took less than a week. I am very happy with it now.  

Mary,, I am very limited to what I can hand quilt.  A few years ago, I was diagnosed with Osteoarthritis in my right wrist.  I am bone on bone in 2 places, and have 2 smaller bones pretty much gone.  On my left thumb I have bursitis.  I take turmeric every day and that seems to help a lot.  I do have a brace to wear, but only in extreme pain do I use it.    Not complaining, it is what it is.  It happened while I was stacking some wood, we use a wood burner in the winter.  I tripped over a log and braced myself with my right hand.  End of story, not reversible.

Comment by Mary Britton yesterday

Such beautiful quilts Lynne!  I can't imagine how disappointing/infuriating a bad quilting job would be on such a masterpiece.  Guess that's why I just keep handquilting my quilts.  If I mess up I have no one else to blame.  Plus I can take out a little bit of quilting if I see that it is not what I want, and not have to take out the whole quilt.  Keep up the good work.  

Comment by Janet/MO yesterday

Whew, I'm sure you felt so relieved to put the last stitch in your Benjamin Biggs quilt Lynne!  It is beautiful and will be even more so once it has been quilted and bound.  You have my utmost sympathy about having to take all of the stitching out of your WWI quilt.  I had to do that with a machine embroidered quilt I made.  I almost cried when I saw how messed up the quilting once as I had already invested about $400 in to it.  It took my husband & me 2 weeks to get all of the quilting out and then a friend re-quilted it for me as I had already entered it in a show.  Needless to say, I never had that 1st woman quilt anything for me again! 

Comment by handstitcher/IL yesterday

Both quilts are stunning, Lynne!! I'm so glad you got the WWI quilt requilted. I remember how disappointed you were with it. I bet the unquilting was quite a job! You must be so pleased with how both quilts have turned out. Can't wait to see the Benjamin Biggs quilted.

Comment by Lynne yesterday

This is my  WWI quilt. It had been quilted by a LAer and I was very disappointed with her stitching thru the applique.  I finally decided I was never going to be happy with it, so I removed all the stitching, purchased a new backing and took it to Shipshewana for quilting. I LOVE it now!!!  Still need to add the binding back on. 

Comment by Lynne yesterday

I finally put the final applique stitches in my Benjamin Biggs quilt.  This pattern was posted by Sentimental Stitches, starting in Jan 2014.  Now to get it quilted.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on October 17, 2017 at 4:37am
Thanks, Janet and QuiltDragon! Good idea about the spring cover, I hadn't thought of that. Finally got good rain here after a two month drought. It's been amazing to see the long brown grass turn green again so quickly. Fall colors aren't much here, too many leaves have just withered away without turning.
Comment by QuiltDragon on October 12, 2017 at 5:40pm

love it handstitcher. Even if you don't finish it right away, it would make a great spring cover for a bed.

Comment by Janet/MO on October 12, 2017 at 7:02am

handstitcher, you did a fabulous job with rescuing those poor butterflies.
We have been having lots of rain here in Mid-MO and the temps finally feel more like fall. That is okay with me as that is when I feel more like quilting.


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