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02 November 2011

Tell me what you think {+ giveaway}

It’s been a super busy couple of days.

After dropping the kids off at their respective schools, I came home and sewed, sewed and sewed some more.

I have a couple of projects near completion, which I can’t show you just yet. Yes, I know. It’s very secret squirrel stuff, isn’t it ?!?

I’m pleased that I’ve just about finished my Tis The Season quilt. It’s all together, pin basted and ready to quilt… but here is where I’m going to ask for your advice.

Tis The Season Quilt Top

I was just going to quilt it by stitching in the ditches – for a fast finish.  I’m now contemplating some hand quilting, centred around each border block.

For those ladies who have completed the TTS quilt – what quilting method did you choose?


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I also have a few Fat Quarters left over from the bundle, which I used for this project. If you want them, leave a comment. I’ll let random.org choose a winner later in the week.


Christmas Fabric Giveaway

46 comments:

  1. This quilt is beautiful! And my personal opinion is that you can never go wrong with hand quilting. :)

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  2. I love hand quilting, adds another level of gorgeousness to an already gorgeous project.

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  3. This is a really neat quilt--great choice of fabrics. The problem is that I don't think hand quilting will show up because the fabrics all have a lot of personality. Happy quilting.
    best, nadia

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  4. What a beautiful quilt. I love it. And the colors and the stichery - wonderful.
    ~Heike

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  5. I have sent mine to the quilters....Shes my friend.

    Love your quilt

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  6. Beautiful quilt. I need to brush up on my embroidery skills!

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  7. mmm... wonderful Christmas quilt!!


    can it go to Russia?=))

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  8. I love your quilt. I agree with the post up a little higher. The hand quilting might get lost on these fabrics therefor machine quilting might be the way to go on this one. I think I will have to add this one to my to do list for next xmas :o)

    Thanks for the chance at the giveaway.

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  9. Love the quilt top. The quilting of TTS is giving me gip too. I started with the hand quilt idea which I think looks wonderful but I was bad at it. I then decided to machine quilt in the same position as I was going to hand quilt & while this looked great on my 3 block wall hanging, on the bigger quilt it is looking awful with a few bumps here & there. Now I don't know whether to see it through & press skillfully??? or unpick all as it is such a lovely stitchery quilt. Too many decisions! Tracee xx

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  10. The more hand quilting; the better...I would love to have your fabric...thank you

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  11. Your quilt is beautiful. I haven't made one, but I think that machine quilting in the ditch would look nice. It would let the embroidery stand out. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  12. Your quilt is gorgeous - I love the embroidery :) As for the quilting, I've never hand-quilted so I'm not really qualified to make a judgement.. go with what you think the quilt needs :)

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  13. It's lovely.. great fabrics... I machine quilted mine...
    Hugz

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  14. Woohooo...so close to finishing! I machine quilted mine,first in the ditch, then echo quilted to hilight the stitcheries. My fabrics were quite busy too, so I tend to agree that the hand quilting might get a little lost. Mind you, I don't hand quilt anything...too lazy :)

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  15. It sure gives me a festive feeling which also means I better get moving on my Christmas gift making soon! Thanks for sharing, I love the stitching pictures so sweet!

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  16. Love the quilt, it's really cute!!!!, I'm with you with the stitch in the ditch, it's my fave, and I'd go for it, you don't need alot of quilt, for this one because it has alot of handwork..., love the fat quarters you used!

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  17. That is gorgeous! You did a great job on the top...and I know I'd stitch in the ditch just to finish myself, but you have to decide what you think is best for your heirloom.

    Can't wait to see the total finished!

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  18. Gorgeous quilt! I love hand quilting too! So therapeutic!

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  19. The quilt looks wonderful. I love the look of hand quilting but I don't think it will show that well on this quilt. The beautifully embroidered blocks take center stage,all the effort in hand quilting would get lost.

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  20. I didn't make that quilt but I did one similar last christmas. I hand stitched around the squares with a contrasting color and it came out beautifully.

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  21. Looks great,and you had extras, how lucky for us! Thanks.

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  22. Sorry I don't have any quilting advice. It's a beautiful quilt!

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  23. Lovely! Very nice! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm sure whatever you decide on the quilting will be wonderful.

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  24. It looks great, Anorina. I would go with in the ditch, as I don't think the quilting would show up in the borders. :)

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  25. Love the border fabrics! Hand quilting would look wonderful.

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  26. your quilt turned out beautiful. I would probably go the stitch in the ditch method if I were you just because there is so much other stuff to look at that I don't think it needs the hand quilting.

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  27. Very nice quilt! I'd love to enter! Thank you!

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  28. Quilting in the ditch is what I would do but I have never tried hand quilting which sounds lovely!

    I wouldn't mind if those fabrics came to play at my house!

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  29. you have done a beautiful job on this quilt. I would quilt in the ditch as I have never tried hand quilting - looking forward to seeing which way you go ;-)

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  30. I love the look of hand quilting, but you won't find me doing it. Lovely.

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  31. I think hand sewing the quilt would be beautiful! It may take some time, but it would be well worth the effort.

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  32. Any quilting that doesn't 'interfere' with the blocks would work perfectly. VermontPines@aol.com

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  33. Beautiful work again:) Me when I get mine finished, I'm stitching in the ditch. I want to stitcheries and fabric to stand out.

    Love the left over fabrics and they'd look awesome in my stash:)

    HUGGLES
    Lucky

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  34. Hi it looks great Anornia (i bet i spelt it wrong again)love your fabrics,i just stitched in the ditch by machine,there are lots of choices,good luck with what ever you do.xo

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  35. It's beautiful! I love the look of embroidered blocks but I don't seem to have the patience to make them myself.

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  36. Given that I've only ever attempted in the ditch, I'm no help! But I can't wait to see the finished product :)

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  37. What a beautiful quilt! I love your hand embroidered blocks! :)

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  38. I love the embroidery. You almost convinced me to do something similar. It turned out really beautiful. Ana

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  39. Thanks for a chance - I'm sadly lacking holiday fabrics. I haven't made this quilt but I've machine quilted a grid right over stitcheries and it worked fine.

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  40. I'm afraid I'm no help with quilting advice, but I can sincerely say that whatever you choose will only enhance an already lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing the process with us.

    And thanks for the offer of Christmas-y fabric. They remind me of my mom, who loved the colors of Christmas, and poinsettias, and taught me to love sewing.

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  41. What a lovely quilt. And yes, I'd love to win the FQs. I've been trying to collect some to use in a Christmas log cabin quilt. I think these would be perfect.

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  42. Very Nice TTS. and the fat 1/4's left over are very nice. Sorry I can not help you with the quilting part but it scares me....lol

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  43. This is gorgeous! I vote for adding the hand quilting. I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  44. gorgeous!! I would love to make a holiday table runner from these fat quarters! i'm an rss subscriber (dealbunny20@gmail.com)

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