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EvelynB
#1303 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 6:03:04 PM(UTC)
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How sweet, Bonita. It's such a joy to make even small gifts for our loved ones. They'll always remember those gestures.

I got the background bought for my bike wallhangings. Decided to piece it with lots of gray because that's the colors she has in the baby bed sheets. Laid out the pieces on the background and realized the flag pole is too short. I love being able to take a photo to look over the layout. I make too many mistakes otherwise. The other bike will be blue.

Brenda
#1304 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 6:35:41 PM(UTC)
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That bile turned out great I would not change a thing except the color when you make the blue one.  My husband loved it too.

Brenda

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EvelynB
#1305 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 7:12:16 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, Brenda. Glad it's husband approved too. I knew not to try to make it accurate as far as chain and such. I just want to give the idea of a vintage boy's bike. I'm piecing a small border with squares left over from the bed quilts. I'm going to make the flag with their name 3-d. For Olive I made flag banners to hang at the top of the ceiling and across the hot air balloons I'd made for her mobile. Sometimes I don't think about a good theme until the nursery is done. This one is perfect for the boys (and Dada). Excited to get it quilted before we leave Saturday. I can always do the handwork on the drive.

cv quilter
#1306 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 7:28:39 PM(UTC)
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Evelyn, that is pretty cute!  I think it has all the detail it needs.  I get where you think the flag pole needs to be taller, but it's a wonderful detail.  The background..DEAD ON!  I do hope you will post a pic of your finished quilts.  You know, you and your designs are inspiration to all of us.  I look forward to seeing your designs.

Sharon
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EvelynB
#1307 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 8:09:11 PM(UTC)
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You're a sweetheart, Sharon. I'm inspired daily by everything I see on this site. I got the blue bike pressed and have started the blanket stitching. I ran out of black thread so had to make a quick JoAnn's run. Luckily they had a 50% off thread coupon so I bought some others I needed. I hope to get this red one done tonight. I had this idea a month ago but procrastinated because I didn't know the boys' names. 

Bonita
#1308 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 9:14:48 PM(UTC)
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Evelyn, your bikes are looking so good. I remember buying my kids bikes like those back in the day. Way back in the day.lol

Bonita
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#1309 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 9:21:15 PM(UTC)
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Thanks, Bonita. My son-in-law has 13 bikes plus two that Olive already has. I wanted to make him smile with memories of his first bike. One of my favorite photos is my husband running beside our daughter as she’s trying to ride her first bike. Looked like these but was pink with basket and handle ribbons. I finished the blanket stitching on the red one but decided my neck needs to rest before starting the next one. Getting old! I used to happily quilt until 3am then get up to work. Happier retired and going to bed early!
Evelyn
GloBug
#1310 Posted : Monday, October 8, 2018 9:41:26 PM(UTC)
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Wow Evelyn...what amazing work you did in making the bicycles!  They turned out great!!

Agnes
#1311 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2018 7:20:13 AM(UTC)
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Evelyn, the bikes are awesome.

Agnes in NW Ontario, Canada
JudyT
#1312 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2018 9:31:15 AM(UTC)
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Really grest bike appliqué Brenda. How cute.
Judy in the Pacific Northwest
Topsy
#1313 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2018 5:28:19 PM(UTC)
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My sewing room has been a busy place.  I am still working on my UFO'S, but there isn't as many. Can you tell I am happy?

Remember Stack and Whack??  I have 4  stack and whack tops I started several years ago--back when everyone was trying their hand at this new idea of piecing.  I must say I was spellbound with these beautiful quilts, but never completed even one  top. This is what I've been working on the last several days and enjoying it again. 

Dorian
#1314 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2018 5:31:25 PM(UTC)
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Great bikes Evelyn!

WOOHOO on getting UFO's done Topsy.

I've been working on this bear. It seems a little off to me, but I am not sure how to fix it, as I was altering a pattern. Any suggestions?

Keep a smile in your heart :) Dorian
EvelynB
#1315 Posted : Tuesday, October 9, 2018 8:21:17 PM(UTC)
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That's an amazing bear. It looks accurate to me.
Thank you, ladies for the compliments on my bikes. After putting a bright border of squares I decided it looked too babyish. So I'm quilting these now. Chose a simple stipple after quilting around the bikes with my walking foot. I got the names programmed into my embroidery machine. Sure hope my machine works well tomorrow. It's been raining since last week so it's been a good diversion. Supposed to get down in the 30's tomorrow night. Brrrr
Leslie
#1316 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:30:29 AM(UTC)
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Evelyn and Dorian, just WOWlike
Leslie
Threadbare
#1317 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 6:57:03 AM(UTC)
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Mimi, the last batch of Steam a Seam lite I got really gummed up my needle.  Now I am a little afraid of using it again.  Hope you don't have that same problem.

FLORENCE
Mimi
#1318 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:33:59 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Threadbare Go to Quoted Post
Mimi, the last batch of Steam a Seam lite I got really gummed up my needle.  Now I am a little afraid of using it again.  Hope you don't have that same problem.

I found that if I steam the heck out of it when I attach it, both with the pieces and to the background fabric, there's not as much gumming. I steam it so hard I have to wait for my glasses to defog.  I also steam the front side and the back side each time.  There still is some but I prefer it to the other brands out there. But each to their own.  

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cv quilter
#1319 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:58:08 AM(UTC)
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Using a product called "Sewers Aid" on the needle really helps.  I get this product at Joann's (it's in a small applicator bottle) and I put a drop or two down the needle before I sew and repeat every so often.  I've passed this tip on to others and they have had great success, too.  

Sharon
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cv quilter
#1320 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:01:56 AM(UTC)
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Dorian, your bear is awesome.  I agree with dogsbody about just slightly rounding the back instead of two humps..

Sharon
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Threadbare
#1321 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:19:24 AM(UTC)
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Got the Playing with 9 Patches top all done.

FLORENCE
cv quilter
#1322 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:22:56 AM(UTC)
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Florence, what a wonderful, colorful, fun, scrappy 9 patch quilt.  Love that design.  Are you going to add borders or leave as is?  

Sharon
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Threadbare
#1323 Posted : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 8:24:58 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: cv quilter Go to Quoted Post

Using a product called "Sewers Aid" on the needle really helps.  I get this product at Joann's (it's in a small applicator bottle) and I put a drop or two down the needle before I sew and repeat every so often.  I've passed this tip on to others and they have had great success, too.  

Thanks so much I will try it. Never had this happen before till this last batch.  Thought maybe they changed their glue.

FLORENCE
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