Fireweed quilt

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Hello all

Well, it is done.  At last.  Finally.  Never again will I do this style.  I
got the fireweed quilt done.  Here is the link.
http://home.gci.net/~rainbowmoose/stained_glass.html I am very pleased with
the colors, but it is definitely not my best work.  Good thing you can only
see a picture.  I need to press things a bit but I didn't quilt the black
border and it is a bit wavy since the rest of it was stippled.  Not quite
sure how I am going to fix things before I hang it in the entry.  I may have
to stipple the border too.  Now on to finishing other projects.

Steve
Alaska



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Steve, it's gorgeous.  I love the other SG quilts too, but
the colours in this one just sing!

If the borders are a bit lettuce-leafy (couldn't see with
the black) why not do parallel lines of quilting the length
of the borders.  That would ease in any fullness, and might
be easier than stipple on such a narrow area.  The contrast
to the stipple effect could look good too.

Well done!

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Cheryl & the Cats in OZ
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All of those are simpoly gorgeous!!  Can I send you some of my stained
glass kits and you can do them for me???  I simply don't have the
patience needed to get them done.

Larisa

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Beautiful, Steve.    You do lovely work.

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Mary
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That's just breath-taking, Steve.  Wow.  You can force Mr. Moose to straight
by putting a hanging sleeve on top, bottom and both sides.  Slip thin wooden
slats in them and secure as needed.  Alex on Simply Quilts showed us how to
lightly dampen a quilt, stretch it snugly on the floor and let it dry so
that it didn't wobble.  If you're going to put it on a wall, you don't have
to worry about how uncomfortable four slats would be.  Polly



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Cheryl, thanks for the idea of a different direction of quilting.  I just
might try that.
Larisa, sorry no, =) my patience is used up too, for a good length of time.
I need something fun and fast to do.
Polly, thanks for the how-to from Alex.  I'll definitely have to remember
that.

I've only been reading here for a short time, but once again I've learned
several new things.  Thanks all.

Steve
Alaska


That's just breath-taking, Steve.  Wow.  You can force Mr. Moose to straight
by putting a hanging sleeve on top, bottom and both sides.  Slip thin wooden
slats in them and secure as needed.  Alex on Simply Quilts showed us how to
lightly dampen a quilt, stretch it snugly on the floor and let it dry so
that it didn't wobble.  If you're going to put it on a wall, you don't have
to worry about how uncomfortable four slats would be.  Polly




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Steve, your quilts are really wonderful... you really did a lovely job
on all of them.

Patti in Seattle


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It is just beautiful.  I love the colors.
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That's pretty!
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Donna in Idaho
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Fabulous Steve.Well done!
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Well Steve, you might not have enjoyed doing it, but that doesn't show.
It is exquisite.  Good for you for sticking with it and finishing.  It
really is gorgeous.
If the black border is wavy, then quilting it 'into submission' would be
sure to help.  If you didn't want to stipple again, you could
free-motion quilt leaves, long skinny ones like the fireweed.
Thanks for sharing your achievement.

(By the way, as fireweed - known by a different name over here - is the
very dominant weed in our garden, I could never contemplate doing that
quilt >gg<)

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Best Regards
pat on the hill

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Steve:
Absolutely fantastic! The floral border
adds pizzazz. Before you add any
quilting to black border, "Block" press
the project, and be sure it COOLS before
you handle it. Then, if necessary, add a
bit of meander quilting to black portions.
PAT

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Steve, you do know about the galloping horse rule?
This is a really lovely piece! Go stipple the border so it will stop lurking
in your conscience, and hang it someplace where visitors have room to fall
over in amazement!
Roberta in D

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Beautiful!

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Donna in NE La.
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 All three are beautiful, Steve.  I'll admit to being particularly partial
to the bear carrying the salmon.  Maybe it's because the bear and I have the
same taste in fish.  :-)
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Michelle in NV
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Oops!  I now see that a 4th quilt has loaded.  Another gorgeous piece!
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Michelle in NV
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Steve, I'm sorry this reply is so late -- this group is so large and so busy
that I'm lucky I get 1/4 of it read at all.  But -- I just had to tell you
that I think your Fireweed quilt is gorgeous!  I've done a couple of 18"
blocks in that style of stained glass technique, and decided early on that
it was the most convoluted way to do a stained glass facsimile that I'd ever
seen!  First, tracing the pattern.  Then cutting out all that black fabric
and trying to get it to lay flat and stay where I wanted it!  It seemed like
a giant spiderweb.  Yikes!!  I'm glad I tried it, but will never do another
one.

So, I'm very impressed with your quilt, and think that you must have the
patience of Job!  The finished product has to speak for the technique, as in
your quilt.  But I still don't really understand why this technique was
developed.  It seems to make something so difficult that doesn't have to be.

Anyway -- I love your quilt and the colors are fabulous.  Good for you!

René


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