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  1. Rebecca Grace
    Rebecca Grace September 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm | | Reply

    I LOVE that picture of your sewing room mess. They say that a messy workspace is a sign of creative genius, you know. :-)

    Your challenge piece came out beautifully! I’m working up the courage to try it myself today; now you’re my witness. I’ve never tried to quilt feathers, never tried to quilt on a marked line, and I’m so nervous about it that you’d think it was like having a mammogram, a pap smear, and a root canal all at the same time. Yikes! SURELY it can’t be THAT bad, right?!!

    Also, thanks for the metallic thread tips — I’ve fought with metallics for embroidery and decorative stitches before. Next time I’ll check for that poly core and use your setup suggestions.

  2. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon September 28, 2012 at 1:27 pm | | Reply

    Oh go for it Rebecca-remember it’s only fabric and thread! I’m following your blog and you are doing some beautiful work-you are so up to this! I don’t like to follow lines either and I hate to mark so that part was a challenge for me too. I kept on thinking “This would be so much easier unmarked”.

  3. What Comes Next?
    What Comes Next? September 28, 2012 at 2:12 pm | | Reply

    beautiful stitching, and the metallic looks beautiful. my workspace looks like yours too often for me to say it’s the start of a new project. :)

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon September 28, 2012 at 6:06 pm | | Reply

      Oh well, it’s not a start, it’s a “continuum”:-))

  4. carol g
    carol g September 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm | | Reply

    Love how the corners finish on the challenge feather. Believe it or not my sewing room looks much worse.

    1. jennyklyon
      jennyklyon September 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm | | Reply

      Apparently mine doesn’t look that bad! But you know, it’s not my actual sewing room, it’s another room that I dump fabric in…

  5. Laura Conowitch
    Laura Conowitch September 28, 2012 at 4:47 pm | | Reply

    Love the lime! Great tips for using metallic thread. I have also learned the hard way…always, always use quality metallic, or don’t bother to sew with metallic at all! As far as a messy sewing space…I’ve seen worse. Ahem.

  6. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon September 28, 2012 at 6:07 pm | | Reply

    Naw, couldn’t be worse! Love the metallics.

  7. stipplequilt
    stipplequilt September 30, 2012 at 12:36 pm | | Reply

    Beautiful stitching and wonderful info on using metallic thread! What a difference using a long stitch makes! Of course my room will look like that to when I am deciding on a new project, fun, fun!

  8. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon September 30, 2012 at 1:23 pm | | Reply

    Thanks! It’s reassuring to know I’m not the only one that goes through that messy stage-DH does not care for it much either.

  9. Kyle
    Kyle October 1, 2012 at 7:22 pm | | Reply

    Awww, thank you for mentioning my blog as one of your favorites on the PR FB page this morning! Yay! That’s very sweet!

  10. jennyklyon
    jennyklyon October 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm | | Reply

    My pleasure-I love your blog!!

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