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    Using hand & machine quilting on one project

    Has anyone tried using both kinds of quilting on a project? I'd love to do some intense flowers, but not on the whole quilt... thinking more of machine quilting the rest in diagonals with just the flowers done in close hand stitching.

    Is this is a faux pas or silly question? I hope not!
    There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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    I think quilting is your artistic expression and whatever you feel in your heart is what you put in your work. If the flowers are your creative input and the quilting is the utilitarian part of the work . . . well, GO FOR IT.

    Others may have a different view, but I think you are the artist and what you do is the ART!
    Sometimes, when there's a raging fire,
    it's best not to try to put it out with gasoline.

    "...pal carajo con la negatividad..."

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      #3
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      I did both hand and machine quilting on my Christmas table cloth. The middle of it was handquilted. I did that first, then I quilted the borders with the machine.

      I washed it since and the batting stayed in place.
      sigpicgreetings from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

      Michèle

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        #4
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        Thanks, ladies!
        There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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          #5
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          I made a quilt as a wedding present and I hand quilted motifs in the middle of some of the blocks. Then I stitched in the ditch with the machine to make it stand out. It came out really lovely.

          Quilting through the dull times
          northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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            #6
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            That silk quilt is a Masterpiece :-).
            There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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              #7
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              THAT is a beauty!

              Hugs,
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/quiltsbytrish
              http://quiltdreaming.blogspot.com
              http://pinterest.com/TrishLapp


              What if you woke up today and the only things you had were the things you thanked God for yesterday? :icon_hug:quilting trish

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                #8
                Re: Using hand & machine quilting on one project

                What a beautiful gift !!

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                  #9
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                  I love the color! you did a beautiful job.
                  “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

                  ― Albert Pine

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                    #10
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                    I see nothing wrong with whatever you choose to do with YOUR quilting!! hand quilted...machine quilted...embroidery...trapunto....whatever blows your skirt up...
                    Michele

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                      #11
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                      Gorgeous... and made with love. That's what matters! Thanks for sharing!

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                        #12
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                        Jill, that is one lovely gift. Oh and btw, You are going to be my maid of honor at my next wedding . . .
                        Sewing mends the soul.
                        sigpic


                        Do the math; count your blessings
                        Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

                        http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
                        ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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                          #13
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                          LOL Blondie!
                          There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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                            Originally posted by Blondie View Post
                            Jill, that is one lovely gift. Oh and btw, You are going to be my maid of honor at my next wedding . . .
                            He he he - never again! That's the result of me not knowing what I was getting myself in to. It was only my third quilt and I only had 6 months to make it. If I'd known more about quilting I would never have attempted it.
                            Quilting through the dull times
                            northstarquilting.blogspot.com

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                              #15
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                              Jill, you are so very talented. Love your eye for color and the right stitches to go with the designs you put together. If Luscious and I ever re state our vows, I will give you PLENTY of notice. hehehe.
                              How is uni going this term? I have thought of you daily. Is it crushing or boring?
                              be blessed in all you do
                              Blondie
                              Sewing mends the soul.
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                              Do the math; count your blessings
                              Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.

                              http://pinterest.com/vintageprims/boards/ Unless we are creating we are not fully alive
                              ~ Madeleine L'Engle

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