AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by kingfisher68(2) » Thu Apr 20, 2017 9:20 pm

Glad your dad is recovering & had good nursing care. Such a relief for you & your family. Love this Tinkerbell, will miss seeing her once you've finished it as it has been a lovely project to follow as you've gone along. :applesauce: :applesauce:

I looked at your blog earlier & just love the latest quilt, great colours. Have looked at a few pics but have saved your blog on my Favourites so will go back & read it properly another day. And will keep checking regularly as I enjoy reading what you have been doing & seeing what you are making.
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by Squirrel » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:12 pm

Love the top, it is gorgeous and the colours are just so right and bright. A great update on Tinkerbell, almost finished. :lol:
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by fccs » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:16 am

I'm glad Dad is recovering and getting stronger.

Your quilt is wonderful, and Tink is so close to being done. She's soooo sweet!
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by AlwaysGoofy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:28 pm

DisneyStitcher wrote:Love the quilt top! :wub: Keep the pictures coming. Great news about your dad. Be sure PT/OT/and or Speech gives him a maintenance program for when he goes home. Also, check with DMV and find out what their requirements are for driving. Louisiana has an automatic 6 mo restriction for TBI, stroke, seizure and the like, but other conditions are left up to the doctor's recommendation. Some states offer a driving assessment if you are worried about it, but be careful and get all the information about the program before you agree to participate b/c sometimes it's next to impossible to get regular renewals afterward.


Thanks for the information. My dad is already legally blind, so he hasn't driven in years. They are already giving my dad and the family PT that can be done at home when he gets there. We are very impressed with this facility.
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by AlwaysGoofy » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:02 pm

Yay! I've got another update on Tink! Only one more section to go after this.

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Hopefully, I'll have it finished by the end of this week. Only time will tell. 8)

Oh, and I've finished my first try and quilting a quilt on my sewing machine. It's not perfect, but it will definitely save some time on my charity quilts in the future. I've got a picture of it along with some weird obsession I had Monday morning with Ziplocs on my latest blog post. Am I the only one thinks they should buy stock in the maker of Ziploc? (hanging my head in shame)
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by DisneyStitcher » Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:31 pm

I think it came out great! When you did the machine quilting, did you use a walking foot? Did you hoop each section? If not, how did you keep the layers smooth? I've only ever hand quilted. I have an embroidery foot that I've tried to use a couple of times but for free motion quilting, but I'm really, really bad it.
 
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by Squirrel » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:13 pm

:wub: the update on Tinkerbell and it is almost done - boo hoo. Your quilting is great and oh so straight. WELL DONE on both of them.
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by karen4bells » Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:39 pm

:applesauce: Beautiful quilting!! And look, miss tinkerbell is almost done!! :wub:
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by AlwaysGoofy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:47 pm

DisneyStitcher wrote:I think it came out great! When you did the machine quilting, did you use a walking foot? Did you hoop each section? If not, how did you keep the layers smooth? I've only ever hand quilted. I have an embroidery foot that I've tried to use a couple of times but for free motion quilting, but I'm really, really bad it.


DisneyStitcher, I didn't use my walking foot. When I get around to doing free-motion quilting, I'll use the walking foot. My machine tells me what foot to use based on the quilting stitch I was doing. My foots are lettered, so I don't know the names (shame on me...I'll learn it some day). I basted the quilt about every 8 inches before I used the machine. I have a basting gun that I bought at JoAnn's years ago. The layers held together very well, and I've only found one pucker in the quilting which I chose not to go back and fix since I'm keeping the quilt.

I've also done hand quilting and tied my quilts depending on how the quilt is going to be used. I'm still on a steep learning curve with the quilting because, you know, there are so many hobbies and work and parents and children taking up my time. :wink:
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by DisneyStitcher » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:52 pm

At least your machine will tell you which foot to use. :wink: A walking foot is that big, huge, clunky contraption that feeds your quilt evenly so you don't get that drag between the top and bottom layers caused by the feed dogs. I haven't ever used one and they are expensive so I've been hesitant to buy one in case I find out I hate machine quilting. The embroidery foot is the one that has an open circle on the bottom that lets you see exactly where you are directing the needle. You drop (or cover) the feed dogs when you are using it and direct the fabric in whatever direction you want to go. There is supposedly a "feel" you get when doing it so that you're pushing around the fabric at the right speed to not foul up the bottom bobbin thread......I have yet to experience this so called "feel." :roll: I think that if I would just have some patience I could probably master this skill. But I've also been hung up on how to keep the quilt sandwich smooth. I have always hand quilted from a hoop, and I'm used to everything being pulled tight and smooth.

I, too, have the basting gun - I cannot imagine any other way of sandwiching my quilts. Like me, have you upon occasion basted your quilt to the carpet? I don't consider it a successful session unless I have to liberate at least 2 tacks.
 
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by poppy » Fri Apr 28, 2017 9:10 am

Your Tinkerbell is wonderful! I love everything about the design. Beautiful colours!
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by kingfisher68(2) » Fri Apr 28, 2017 10:01 am

:whoop: :applesauce: :applesauce: Another great update, soon be finished. I will miss seeing this one when it has been completed but well done on all you beautiful work :D
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by Lulu22 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:29 am

She is gorgeous :wub: so near a finish beautiful update :applesauce:
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by AlwaysGoofy » Fri May 05, 2017 9:50 pm

Well, she's finally done! I'll get her framed after next month. We've got a lot going on for the next few weeks--including a nice vacation away with my hubby, his parents, a couple of his siblings, and their spouses. It should be a lot of fun.

Here she is:

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I've also got the Tink quilt completely finished and posted on my last blog post for those who are interested.

Next up stitching-wise for me:
  • Finish a Snow White UFO
  • Start my new project (approx 200 colors) - Pirate themed because the new Pirates movie is coming next month
  • May a few more simple Disney princess sprinkled in during the Pirates piece to help keep my sanity
Thanks for all the great encouragement and not complaining about my Disney obsession! :D
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by Squirrel » Fri May 05, 2017 11:53 pm

You got there :mexicanwave: It is looking really fantastic and I hope you are delighted with it too. :whoop: :whoop: :whoop:

Love the quilt now it is finished, it looks fabulous. :whoop: :whoop: :whoop:
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by fccs » Sat May 06, 2017 1:07 am

:applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:

She is fantastic! Congratulations on a beautifully stitched piece!!
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by karen4bells » Sat May 06, 2017 2:53 am

fccs wrote: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:

She is fantastic! Congratulations on a beautifully stitched piece!!

I definitely agree!!! She looks amazing!! :wub: :applesauce: :wub:
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by DisneyStitcher » Sat May 06, 2017 4:03 am

Great finish! I love her!!!!! :wub:
 
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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by rcperryls » Sat May 06, 2017 11:40 am

karen4bells wrote:
fccs wrote: :applesauce: :applesauce: :applesauce:

She is fantastic! Congratulations on a beautifully stitched piece!!

I definitely agree!!! She looks amazing!! :wub: :applesauce: :wub:


Totally agree!!! And I never get tired of Disney pieces. I've not done any but love watching them progress. This one of Tink is especially beautiful!

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Re: AlwaysGoofy's 2017 Stitch-A-Long Updates

by AlwaysGoofy » Sat May 06, 2017 3:51 pm

Thank you, everyone, for all the kind words. This was probably my favorite project I've worked on...to date. Hopefully, I've got lots and lots more left to stitch. :D
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