Top finished!

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! I've posted a photo of the top on my blog
(URL below).
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Sandy
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. . In message , Sandy writes
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Pat S
On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 06:55:54 -0700, Sandy wrote:
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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IMS
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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Judie in Penfield NY
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
On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 06:55:54 -0700, Sandy wrote:
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Roberta
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!
On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 06:55:54 -0700, Sandy wrote:
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Carole-Retired and Loving It
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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Taria
In article ,
Thanks, Taria. :) I've managed to press the backing (whew! ) 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
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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Taria

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