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I've *finally* finished the top of my Winding Ways quilt. To say I've  
taken my time on this one is to make the understatement of the year. ;)  
I have a longarmer friend who is going to baste it for me, and then I'll  
do the quilting myself on my Bernina 630. Once it's done, it's back to  
smaller quilts for me! <G> I've posted a photo of the top on my blog  
(URL below).

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Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
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Oooh - that's lovely!  Well done Sandy.

Just a tiny word of caution about the basting:  have you asked your  
friend what method she will use?  I had a long-arm quilter baste two or  
three quilts for me, when I was busy.  I thought it was a great idea -  
until I came to unpicking the basting stitches.  The nature of the  
stitching used on mine was that there was no quick way of taking them  
out, and they were only about an inch long (You can't take them out  
before quilting, so the quilting goes through them ....  So, it took  
ages.  I still have one that I haven't done!  Your friend may have a  
different method.  But, if it is just ordinary stitching, though with  
larger stitches, I would wonder about spray-basting instead - especially  
as you plan to quilt it yourself.
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Best Regards
Pat on the Green

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Sandy, it's BEAUTIFUL.  What a lovely pattern and I love the optical
effect.  But, I think it would look much better on my bed :)


-Irene

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No No, Irene, it would look much better on my bed! It is gorgeous and I
was born in October so it seems fitting since it's autumn colors, right?

Judie

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Gorgeous! Of course, if it were me, I'd just let that nice long-armer
do the quilting, as long as she had it mounted on the frame. My
shoulders are already aching in sympathy for you!
Roberta in D

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The quilt looks wonderful!  I've done several larger quilt but I'm
also getting to the point that I really prefer doing smaller ones!

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Carole D. - Retired and loving it in the foothills of NW Georgia

My quilts, crafts, QIs, and more - http://home.windstream.net/caroledoyle

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That isn't just big and finished but it is beautiful.
What a great job you did on this one.  Wow!
Taria
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Thanks, Taria. :) I've managed to press the backing (whew! <G>) and am  
now awaiting delivery of a new batting. I really thought I had a  
king-sized batt hanging around, but that will teach me to think. ;)

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Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
sw.foster1 (at) gmail (dot) com (remove/change the obvious)
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Yep, you need Polly's Yogi helping you press that big back.  Thinking gets  
me in almost as much trouble as speaking.  Boy, everything I say goes the  
wrong way
lately no matter where I am. Trying to hide as best I
can.
Taria  



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