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damascusannie's picture

Check this out. It's the back side of a quilt I'm quilting for a friend. It's the raffle quilt for next year's "High Plains Rendezvous" a huge re-enactment event that's going to be held near Fargo, ND in June 2009. The backing fabric is actually black sateen and the thread is also black, but it got over-exposed when the flash went off. I'll take more shots as I get further along with it.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
Gloriasews's picture

(post #30412, reply #1 of 39)

Thank heavens it is overexposed, as the stitching is clear & beautiful.  Most photos of black fabrics show no details at all, which is so frustrating - whether it's stitching or design details.  You obtained the perfect picture.


Gloria

Katina's picture

(post #30412, reply #2 of 39)

Incredible! I battle just to do zigzag quilting across the most basic quilted items. You're so highly skilled at so many things. I must modestly confess to a great skill - procrastinating....


Katina

damascusannie's picture

(post #30412, reply #3 of 39)

Procrastinating--I have a Ph.D. in Procrastination! Thanks for the compliment--I love free-motion quilting and have thousands of hours of it under my belt. This is going to be a lovely quilt when finished because I have lots of big areas to play in. I don't often get to do traditional patterns because of the time involved. It's much quicker to just do an overall pattern of some sort, but this is a special case, so I'm pulling out all the stops.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
rodezzy2's picture

(post #30412, reply #12 of 39)

You are too funny.  You are a wonderfully proficient person and all around great at whatever you endeavor.  NOW!!!

Katina's picture

(post #30412, reply #13 of 39)

Rodezzy, my love - these meds you mentioned....must be distorting your thinking.


Thanks!!


Katina

damascusannie's picture

(post #30412, reply #15 of 39)

Coming from you that's a HUGE compliment!

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
rodezzy2's picture

(post #30412, reply #23 of 39)

I don't know why!  I won't even attempt to quilt like that.  I've only quilted in grids.  I meandered only twice and it made my arms hurt.  I sent out the others to be quilted.  I love making tops, I have several already made (giggle).  You on the other hand are grrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

MaryinColorado's picture

(post #30412, reply #4 of 39)

Absolutely gorgeous!!!  Your work is so precise and beautiful.  Can't wait to see the surprise when you're ready to share.   Mary

rodezzy2's picture

(post #30412, reply #5 of 39)

very pretty and traditional.  Are you sewing free hand or are you using a stencil to first draw it on.  It's beautiful whatever you are doing. 


Oops I guess I should have read the subject.....you are doing free motion quilting.  You are very good. 


Edited 11/30/2008 6:23 pm ET by rodezzy2

damascusannie's picture

(post #30412, reply #6 of 39)

It's free-motion, but the designs in this case are being drawn on. Usually I work freehand, without patterns but when the designs need to be perfectly symmetrical I have to use patterns.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
rodezzy2's picture

(post #30412, reply #7 of 39)

You are awesome.  I love the feather design.

Josefly's picture

(post #30412, reply #8 of 39)

Another beautiful job. I squint just thinking about sewing black on black. The sunlight has to be coming straight in my window, (it does that from about 3:15 pm to about 4:00 pm these days) and all the lights on plus a lamp nearby, for me to sew on dark things.

To find out about the Rendezvous, I googled, and came up with this site, which explains to others like me, what this is all about. Fascinating.

http://www.hprr.org/what.htm


Edited 12/1/2008 5:46 pm ET by Josefly

Ceeayche's picture

(post #30412, reply #9 of 39)

Lovely!  I like the tone on tone effect.  You have such great precision in your work.  Got me to thinking about what I could do with a piece of charcoal grey I rescued from my mother's home! 

"Ceeaychelle"

"Ceeaychelle"
Greet each day with Joy.  Embrace your blessings.

damascusannie's picture

(post #30412, reply #10 of 39)

A couple more shots for you to see. I'm making good progress I think. The first picture shows the front, the second shows the back.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
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rodezzy2's picture

(post #30412, reply #11 of 39)

Oh what perfection.  You are sooooo good.  Beautiful work.

Katina's picture

(post #30412, reply #14 of 39)

9273.15 in reply to 9273.11 

Oh wow! Your work is beautiful, so precise.  It's cold here - I'm going to wrap up warmly, sit on the terrace and DEconstruct; I'm about to unravel a partly finished sweater that's staring accusingly at me.  Then I'm going to see what I can do with the yarn.  I'm feeling all virtuous too!  I mean, it's not as if I don't have waaaaaay too much brandnew yarn stashed about all over the place.  It's insulation, isn't it, yarn stashes are insulation.....

Annie, I tried to post a pic of the knitting and created some major foul up. I panicked and deleted everything. So here's the message again, minus the pics. Cherrypops, where are you when I need you!


Katina


 

damascusannie's picture

(post #30412, reply #16 of 39)

Send the picture to me and I'll post it for you. It's cold here, too--good quilting weather. I bogged down on the last Koigu mitten--all I have left is the thumb. And I have to get out Katie's socks and get back to work on them as well.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie


Edited 12/2/2008 9:00 am by damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
Katina's picture

(post #30412, reply #17 of 39)

Thanks Annie!

damascusannie's picture

(post #30412, reply #18 of 39)

Here's Katina's picture. I'll let her tell us about it--I want to know about that beautful yarn!

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
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Katina's picture

(post #30412, reply #19 of 39)

Thank you very much, Annie.  The yarn is long discontinued - it's Jaeger Flamenco: Kid Mohair/New Wool. I'm going to make something else out of it. well, that's the hope!


Katina

rodezzy2's picture

(post #30412, reply #25 of 39)

You can make the other pieces out of another yarn with complimentary colors.  A sleeve, and back of one.  The back and out of another, they trim around the neck with one of them, and so on. 

Katina's picture

(post #30412, reply #26 of 39)

Yes!! Choosing yarns is part of the fun.


Katina

rodezzy2's picture

(post #30412, reply #24 of 39)

Great Katina, you have a great hand at knitting.  Your stitches are wonderfully even.

ThreadKoe's picture

(post #30412, reply #20 of 39)

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty.  Such lovely work Annie.  Do you ever sleep?  Just wondering.  Cathy

Katina's picture

(post #30412, reply #21 of 39)

I asked her that a while back, Cathy - she claims she does!

damascusannie's picture

(post #30412, reply #22 of 39)

Of course! I'm blessed that I can stay home all day and that I have a great place to work so I don't have to put everything away when I'm done. So far I have about 20 hours in this one, with maybe another 10 to go. That's pretty much average for a quilt with this much quilting in it, plus the added time needed to trace the patterns on first.

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
ThreadKoe's picture

(post #30412, reply #27 of 39)

I guess that when you also worked from home your business makes your family understand not to disturb you when you are working.  I never got mine to understand that I guess.  Cathy

damascusannie's picture

(post #30412, reply #29 of 39)

My kids were pretty good, it was my husband that could be a problem, especially in the winter when he'd have days that he couldn't work (construction doesn't go well when the windchill is -20). He'd be in the house at loose ends and looking for someone to "play" with. Those were the days that I'd tell him to call a retired friend and go ice fishing!

Annie in Wisconsin, USA
~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns
~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine.
See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damascusannie

Annie in Wisconsin, USA ~~Doodlestein Designs Quilt Patterns ~~Finely Finished: Machine quilting worked on a treadle sewing machine. See patterns, quilting, and National sewing machines at: http://community.webshots.com/user/damas...
ThreadKoe's picture

(post #30412, reply #34 of 39)

Hmmmm, I have that problem with DH right now.  Crops in, no snow to plow.  He wants help to work on "His" projects....and I have to get mine done for Christmas!  Think I need to send him to the neighbours to play with their cows..... Cathy

Ceeayche's picture

(post #30412, reply #35 of 39)

Giggle!  I love the image of sending DH to play with the neighbor's cows!

"Ceeaychelle"
Greet each day with Joy.  Embrace your blessings.

"Ceeaychelle"
Greet each day with Joy.  Embrace your blessings.