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    Magna Chroma quilted and blinged

    I am so proud of the quilting design I came up with for this quilt. After staring at it like a deer in the head lights I just kept sketching and sketching until I got something that made me happy. I even blinged it up with some Swarovski Crystals.

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    Denise, it looks awesome. The bling makes it extra special!
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      That is just so beautiful!

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        Beautiful job! I love the colors and the quilting. Denise, the quilting on the border looks almost thicker. Or, is it because of the contrasting color against the black? You quilted this on your regular sewing machine?
        I am Sew Blessed!
        Alina

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          Very, very beautiful! The bling is just right, and your quilting design is awesome. I am impressed with the detail of the border - getting the colors to match at the corners. Do you mind sharing what fabric was used for the border?
          If you are not willing to learn, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.- Zig Ziglar

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            Oh my, that is gorgeous!!
            Lori

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              That is beautiful, it is unbelievable what you have done. The borders and the bling really sit it off.

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                The borders on this are just perfect! And who does not love bling?
                Debbie

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                  Beautifully done! Love the bling!
                  ***Kathy***

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                    Re: Magna Chroma quilted and blinged

                    Originally posted by amartin24 View Post
                    Beautiful job! I love the colors and the quilting. Denise, the quilting on the border looks almost thicker. Or, is it because of the contrasting color against the black? You quilted this on your regular sewing machine?
                    Yes this was quilted on my domestic sewing machine, a Brother PC420. The straight line quilting was done using my open toe walking foot and 70/3 weight polyester EssentialPro thread by Connecting Threads in black and grey. This is a matte finish polyester thread. The slim cable border and the medallion in the 4 corners was FMQ with 40 weight Isacord polyester thread in yellow and dark blue. So the border thread is thicker and shinier.
                    Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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                      Originally posted by Sylvia H View Post
                      Very, very beautiful! The bling is just right, and your quilting design is awesome. I am impressed with the detail of the border - getting the colors to match at the corners. Do you mind sharing what fabric was used for the border?
                      Thanks for noticing the matching colors at the corners. I had to piece the hand dyed fabric together to get that effect. There are three seams through the orange and yellow to get the corner colors to match. This was a hand dyed fabric produced by Spiller Dye Works.
                      Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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                        Denise, this is just fabulous! I love everything about it! Would you tell us how you did the border quilting - was it free-hand? stencil? I love it!
                        Cindy

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                          Originally posted by seaturtle View Post
                          Denise, this is just fabulous! I love everything about it! Would you tell us how you did the border quilting - was it free-hand? stencil? I love it!
                          The border is a stencil labeled 2" slim cable from Fiskars. I stretched it in the middle to fit the space. It was FMQ in two passes, basically the outside and the inner eye, than the inside on the next pass. There is surprisingly little travel stitching although you do have lots of direction changes and backwards movement.
                          Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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                            Originally posted by DeniseSm View Post
                            The border is a stencil labeled 2" slim cable from Fiskars. I stretched it in the middle to fit the space. It was FMQ in two passes, basically the outside and the inner eye, than the inside on the next pass. There is surprisingly little travel stitching although you do have lots of direction changes and backwards movement.
                            Thanks so much - I just did a quilt where that design would work perfectly. I didn't have the stencil and couldn't seem to get it right so I went for something else. How do you mark your stencils? Pens? pencils? pounce?
                            Cindy

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                              Originally posted by seaturtle View Post
                              How do you mark your stencils? Pens? pencils? pounce?
                              I used the Fons and Porter mechanical pencil with the white ceramic lead because I have no intention of ever washing this quilt. I have had excellent experiences with the white ceramic lead. It removes easily using a microfiber cloth and the marks last for approx 3 days before they gradually fade away. Sew line makes the same kind of pencil and lead. The white lead did not show up against the yellow fabric so I used a chalk pencil there and made sure to quilt that area first as the chalk rubs away very quickly.

                              I personally have had poor results with Pounce powder. It makes a mess. I understand that Stencil Magic is a better version of Pounce, but have not yet personally tried it.

                              http://www.accentsindesign.com/#!stenciling/crk0

                              If I was going to wash the quilt I would have marked it using Crayola Ultra Clean washable markers. Make sure to get the "ultra" clean version.
                              Stash Treasure Acquisitions Beyond Life Expectancy. My stash keeps me STABLE, oh yeah.... and dark chocolate.

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