Friday, February 26, 2016

Island Batik - Sea Salt Sandy

#PTABlog Hop ----Whether at breakfast or at night in Alaska -- Planes, Trains and Automobiles are part of our daily life. Today we're featuring this fabulous Sea Salt-Sandy Island Batik fabric collection.





I couldn't resist when I found these pancake molds at Williams-Sonoma. Just had to make some special pancakes last weekend in anticipation of this post!

 I also got out my AccuQuilt Go! Baby cutter and came up with this little train. It made me think of the aurora borealis in the night sky and the Alaskan train chugging along. (sky fabric is from "Meadow" collection)

When traveling we often get the opportunity to see the wonders of nature. This collection is close to having all colorations of the rainbow, so it makes for a good palette if you are wanting to create something like that. There are large and small motifs of each color.

For the hop I made this pillow I'm calling "Circle of Hope" --it uses 12 of the 20 fabrics plus a background fabric. I blew up the Circle of Geese Block  pattern from our book "You Can Quilt!" (originally designed by Beth M.), so that 1/4 of the pattern still fits on one page. Then added an outer border, just like it talks about on our free layout site www.skillbuildersampler.com

I quilted it with pebbles and C channels, ditching around the geese.

Then put a 2 layer backing on it that overlaps so you can still get the pillow form in, and bound it. Makes it look like piping, but, so quick!








I have always wanted to create a ROYGBV quilt and it finally came together using the Sea Salt Sandy Collection. 

In part, I have these fabrics because of a new design that I released with Island Batik with this collection at market, Fall 2015.





My quilt design is called "Dangling Diamonds" and uses Bella Nonna Design Studio's Boondoggle Rulers. Purchase the pattern via PDF download.






The pattern comes with several bonus designs with Quilted in Honor themes and is available from me directly or ask your local quilt shop to carry them.

Here are a few details of how I quilted it. With all the angles in the piecing, I wanted to create some twirling effects, like they were hanging beads in a door way. I created a card stock template of this shape and traced it into each large background diamond as I went. It is with a purple disappearing ink pen, so it doesn't stay there long.






For the colored diamonds I used matching metallic thread from WonderFil. The center diamond was marked with disappearing ink to give me a registration point for the center, the rest used some straight rulers but a lot of freehand and eyeballing to keep it fairly consistent. Ultimately the key here--loosen the top tension to almost nothing!





In the small diamonds, I used this curved ruler to create a consistent arc, then freehanded the rest.





I used two layers of 80/20 bleached batting. I love the relief where it is NOT quilted.


Backside!


Dangling Diamonds by Marlene Oddie of Kissed Quilts
using Bella Nonna Design Studio Boondoggle Rulers(tm)
56" x 71"

This quilt was recently part of the juried selections at AQS Phoenix QuiltWeek. What an honor! I have purchased crystals to put on it, but the reality is, they are still in the bag. This quilt will be part of an Island Batik trunk show for the year, so ask your local shop to get it in so that you can see it!

My intent in the quilting was to make it feel like you were looking at a doorway --the old vintage ones that had strings of beads hanging to create an artificial door. The quilting design in the background was trying to give you a twisting feeling of those beads as they spin in the doorway. I had several people come up with that idea on their own when looking at it at the show. Really made me smile!

Great news! I've got all 20 SKUS - 3 bundles of larger than 5" squares. Since this collection was not done as a pre-cut set, where else are you going to get all 20 SKUS this way? I'll also throw in my new "Dangling Diamonds" pattern with the 4 bonus QIH designs along with each bundle of fabric. Let your imagination sore!

1. Have you made a ROYGBV quilt?
2. Do you use a method for cutting other than rotary cutter or scissors (i.e. automated cutter, die cutter, etc.) If so, which one?
Please use the rafflecopter to enter your email. This is the only list used to draw for prizes and will be cross-checked with the comments when your name is randomly selected from the rafflecopter.
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Island Batik also has giveaways, so check those out too.
Island Batik is also offering 2 giveaways (be sure to page through on the 2nd rafflecopter to both offers --see the dot at the top of the widget underneath the title--click to the 2nd dot and see those options --the 2nd giveaway has this collection!).

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Visit Marlene's profile on Pinterest.
Did you miss these posts?
Here’s the blog hop schedule:
Monday, February 15 – Caribbean Splash
Bejeweled Quilts
Pamela Quilts
Tuesday, February 16 – London Fog
Moose Stash Quilting
Wednesday, February 17 -- French Roasted
Made In Scraps
Happy Cottage Quilter
KISSed Quilts --did you see my airplane theme here?
Freemotion by the River (Bonus!)
Thursday, February 18 – Crystal Cove
Freemotion by the River
Friday, February 19 – Florida Oranges
Fun Threads Designs
Kauffman Designs
Tamarinis
Monday, February 22 – Coral Reef
Mary Mack Made Mine
Purrfect Spots Designs
Tuesday, February 23 -- Sweet Georgia Peach
KISSed Quilts --yep, me! ...and my own set of giveaways!
One Quilting Circle
Wednesday, February 24 – Hollywood Hills
The Fit Quilter
Maria Michaels Designs
Thursday, February 25 – Desert Rose
For Quilts Sake
Lemon Tree Snippets --did you see what she did with my Dangling Diamonds design?
Free Motion by the River -- a bonus post!

TODAY !! -- Friday, February 26 – Sea Salt Sandy
Bejeweled Quilts
KISSed Quilts- You're here!! Thanks for stopping by!
Moose Stash Quilting
Pamela Quilts
Tamarinis

Mary Mack Designs - BONUS!!! ---don't miss the effect that she created with these fabrics.

Still to come:
Monday, February 29 – Jersey Shore
Beaquilter
Lemon Tree Snippets
Tuesday, March 1 – Tuscany Sun
Tammy Silvers
Wednesday, March 2 – Lavish
Freemotion by the River
Moose Stash Quilting
Thursday, March 3 – Fire Island
KISSed Quilts I'll be back with this 'jewel'!
Friday, March 4 – Tinsel, Holiday Happenings
Purrfect Spots Designs
KISSed Quilts- and wrapping it up with a Heartfelt Holiday
Moose Stash Quilting  

88 comments:

  1. I have never made a ROYGBV quilt, but I would really like to; yours look fantastic!
    I am only cutting with rotary cutter.

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  2. Marlene, omg ,your quilting is stunning! I have never made a roygbv quilt nor do I know how to use rulers in my quilting

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  4. I have not made a ROYGBV quilt, yours is very pretty. I typically use a rotary cutter, unless I am cutting out applique shapes, then I use scissors.

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  5. I have made a ROYGBV quilt using scrappy log cabin blocks. I just cut with the rotary cutter or sometimes scissors for applique. Your quilt is beautiful and the quilting is amazing!

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  6. Your quilt is just gorgeous! No, I've never made a ROYGBIV quilt. Maybe someday.

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  7. Your quilts are lovely! The quilting on them is absolutely wonderful! The train is so cute and the pancakes, too.- And yes, I've done a few ROYGBV quilts. :-)

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  8. love that pillow and love geese in a ring!

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  9. Haven't done a ROYGBV quilt but your's is gorgeous! Love the quilting you've used...really stunning. akronne17@gmail.com

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  10. I've never made a ROYGBIV quilt and I only use my rotary cutter.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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  11. I have made one ROYGBIV quilt as part of a class on free motion quilting. -The quilt was designed so you could quilt each color differently.
    I use an Accuquilt Go cutter along with my scissors and rotary cutters.

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  12. Yes, I have made a ROYGBIV quilt. Only use scissors or rotary cutter. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  13. No, I haven't made a ROYGBV quilt. I wish I had a Go cutter to use, but use my rotary cutter and rulers.

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  14. I have not made a ROYGBV quilt yet. I use scissors, rotary cutter, and the Go cutter to cut my fabrics and especially scraps.

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  15. I don't know what ROYGBV means so I'm quite sure I've never made one! I don't own any fancy cutters. All my cutting is done with a rotary cutter or scissors. Your Dangling Diamonds is gorgeous - I can readily see the hanging, twisting, beaded curtain. Love it.

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  16. Love this blog post... Your projects are stunning, and the quilting is exquisite...

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  17. I've never made a ROYGBV quilt and don't think I ever will. I love your diamond quilt. I'm thinking a gradated dark at the top and getting lighter toward the bottom would look good. I have a GO cutter but very seldom use it. It's now on semi-permanent loan to a guild member. In fact, maybe I should just donate it to the guild. Hmm....

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  18. I have always wanted to make the circle quilt, don't know what ROYGBD means?
    Love your quilting on Dangling Diamonds!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  19. wow your quilt and pillow are gorgeous. your train is so cute also.
    Nope i have not made a ROYGBV quilt. I only use rotary/scissor cutting. this is a wonderful and thoughtful and generous give a way. thanks for the chance. i have written down where to get the pattern and rulers.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  20. I made a rainbow quilt as the first quilt I ever tried, it looks nice from a distance, but awful if you look at the stitching! I did not die cut and never have, but would like to some time eyreka1@gmail dot com

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  21. I just love the Circle geese block. Sea Salt Sandy is just too perfect for it too! OH, but your Dangling Diamonds... perfection!

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  22. I have never made a ROYGBIV quilt, but have "pinned" many of them to make someday! This would be a great starting color pallette. And I love the dangling diamond pattern. I only use a scissors and/or rotary cutter.

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  23. I have never made a ROYGBV quilt. As for cutting, I usually use a rotary cutter, but I have recently used a GO cutter. Your quilt and your pillow both turned out very pretty! Thank you for the give away! warner.dale@gmail.com

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  24. I have never made a ROYGBV quilt. As for cutting, I usually use a rotary cutter, but I have recently used a GO cutter. Your quilt and your pillow both turned out very pretty! Thank you for the give away! warner.dale@gmail.com

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  25. Love how this looks with these fabrics! And the quilting is amazing!

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  26. Love all your work! You really make these fabrics shine. Great job.

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  27. i am piecing 4.5 in. bow tie blocks for a roygbv quilt. i mostly use rotary cutting but i do use some sizzix dies as well. thanks for the chance to win

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  28. My roygbiv quilt was a free form with lots of curves. I made it for my daughter who is an interior design major. I use rotary cutting and scissors. Don't own any of those fancy cutting tools.
    Rosemary

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  29. I've only made one and it is a runner or wall hanging which I got the idea from Pinterest in its early days!! I think that I'm due for another indeed!!!

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  30. I've never heard of a ROYGVB quilt. Guess I need to Google it. I love, love the pillow, and the quilt is incredible.

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  31. I did a modern fabric bow-tie block exchange, and when I put the top together, it looked best to order the blocks in rainbow color. I only use a rotary cutter or scissors for cutting fabric. I have a bee friend that has one of those die-cutting machines, but she hasn't taken it out of the box! To be fair, she's a longarmer, so she's quite busy with that!

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  32. I have not yet made a ROYGBV quilt and I just use my rotary cutter
    llamance@hotmail.com

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  33. I love your diamond quilt! I have made a ROYGBV quilt and called it Rainbow River. I use a Studio die cutter for all of my triangle cutting. I cut strips with my rotary cutter.

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  34. I just use my trusty old rotary cutter. We get along fine. I haven't made a rgbiv quilt yet but I do tend to use all of brights.
    Dmac5958ataoldotcom

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  35. Gorgeous! I have made rainbow quilts, using batiks. I have one to finish, too. My Sea Salt Sandy isn't in RoyGBiv order, but it's pretty, too. As for cutters, I also have the GO! and GO! Baby and lots of dies. I love them. especially for weird shapes.

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  36. I have never made a ROYGBV quilt. Yours is amazing. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  37. I have not made a ROYGBV quilt. I use a rotary cutter and scissors but an electric die cutter would be faster & easier on the wrist.

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  38. A rainbow quilt is on my list of "to-do"s and I love the circle of geese as a starting point! Your dangling diamond quilt is such a lovely design- and the quilting is amazing! I just received a accuquilt go baby- but have yet to try it out... usually just a rotary cutter girl.

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  39. I haven't made a ROYGBV quilt. I use a rotary cutter.

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  40. Love your quilt - and the quilting is awesome (on the pillow, too!) I'm a rotary cutter all the way! Unless I'm at the quilt shop and cutting strips on our studio cutter...

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  41. I have a roygbiv quilt project ready to start. It,s been on my list for years and changed somewhat along the way. Love your pillow and quilt.

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  42. I love your quilt and your quilting! Thank you for sharing. I've never made an ROYGBV quilt, but I would love to try your pattern. Thank you for the chance to win the fabric and pattern.

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  43. I have just finished a sort of rainbow quilt. It was a bom from my LQS a few years back. All the blocks are different rainbow colors. I do not own a specialized cutting machine...all my cutting is done by hand or rotary cutter. Your quilting is outstanding, and the quilt turned out beautiful. You should be very proud! Thanks for sharing the giveaway!

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  44. I've always admired a ROYGBV creation but have yet to make my own. A girl can dream right?? And, the only cutter I use is a rotary cutter - I think I'm too much of a scaredy cat to use anything else.

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  45. My answer is no to both questions although I would dearly love a cutter machine. Your quilt is so beautiful and the quilting is awesome! What a fantastic job you did! Thank you for your giveaway.

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  46. Beautiful quilt, I have never used a die cutter but would love to try some day.
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  47. I have never made a ROYGBV creations. I only cutter I use is a rotary cutter. Beautiful quilt, thanks for sharing and the giveaway!

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  48. I haven't made a ROYGBV. I don't have a machine that makes appliques, I use my scissors and rotary cutter. Love your quilt. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  49. I use ROYGBIV for a lot of my quilts. I also use the rotary cutter the most. Love your pillow and Dangling Diamonds.

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  50. Nope cant say i have on either question.....Love your quilt and the quilting is to die for.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

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  51. I have made baby quilts out of those colors. I use rotary cutters and scissors, no machines.

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  52. My answer is no to both, but I have a lot of quilting adventures ahead of me! I love your quilt! The colors are gorgeous and the quilting is exquisite! And you perfectly captured the feeling of that old fashioned doorway!

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  53. I have been working on a rainbow quilt using hand dyed fabrics. It's the largest quilt I've ever worked on and it's taking me forever. I only need to put the borders on but I've put it aside for about a year now. I think I'm scared to finish and quilt it. I'm one who likes to do all the work on a piece myself. I did sign up for a Craftsy class learning to do more with a walking foot. But I've been too busy downhill skiing to watch it. The snow is melting fast here in Minnesota. I'm one of those who is hoping for lots more snow in March so the ski resorts stay open.

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  54. Forgot to say your quilting is amazingly beautiful. I'm in awe of your work.

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  55. I was glad to read in the comments that someone else wondered what ROYGBV was; I wasn't aware of the term. No, I have not made one and do not have a die-cut machine; very traditional with my rotary cutter or scissors. You do fabulous work. It would be hard to determine how the pillow was pieced because of all your beautiful quilting.

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  56. I have never made a rainbow quilt, but I am participating in the Rainbow scrap challenge which has taken me out of my normal color families. I do not use a fabric cutter, but it doesn't mean I don't want one.

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  57. No, I have never made a ROYGBV quilt. It will definitely be on my bucket list of quilts. I use mainly a rotary cutter but I have been looking into a machine cutter due to arthritis in my hands. I will be interested to see other comments and their preferences on die cutters.

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  58. Nope never made one....and I have used my Sizzix to cut fabric with for a quilt and totes.

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  59. Nope never made one....and I have used my Sizzix to cut fabric with for a quilt and totes.

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  60. I love you Dangling Diamonds quilt. Great eye candy. I have never made a ROYGBV quilt nor do I have a die cutter but I do really want one though. On the rainbow quilt, I am planning my own version of a Tula Pink pattern.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  61. Have never made a ROYGBIV quilt....but yours is AWESOME! Love it! Would like to make one sometime.... I only use my Rotary Cutter...and scissors. Would love a die cutter tho..on my Wish List too! :)

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! LOVE your "Dangling Diamonds" Quilttoo...Gorgeous!!!

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  62. These are my favorite colors to work with. Bright, cheery and it says Love Me. Your pattern is wonderful. I use an Accuquilt, 2 broken wrists and lots of metal in me so I try to not do too much rotary cutting.

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  63. I made a ROYGBIV quilt out of charm squares and flying geese. My only cutting system consists of me and my rotary cutter.

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  64. Hi Marlene...What a beautiful quilt and I love the inspiration for it. These are such gorgeous, rich colors, and bring your quilt to life. Thanks for sharing. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

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  65. Your Dangling Diamonds quilt is gorgeous! I have not made a rainbow quilt. thanks for the chance to win. mfhagopian@aol.com

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  66. Dangling Diamonds is awesome! I have never made a ROYGBV quilt and I use a rotary cutter. Thanks!

    Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

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  67. I've never made a ROYGBV quilt. I generally use rotary cutter

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  68. Sadly, I have not made a ROYGBIV quilt, but you've got me seriously thinking that I must get on it! Your Dangling Diamonds quilt is just gorgeous and it does remind me of standing at a doorway! Love the purples!

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  69. I have never made a Roygbv quilt. I typically only cut with a rotary cutter.

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  70. I have not made a ROYGBIV quilt but always admire them. A rotary cutter is what I use.

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  71. I have not made a ROYGBIV quilt but always admire them. A rotary cutter is what I use.

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  72. I haven't made a ROYGBIV anything but this is a great idea. I love my rotary cutter. I haven't tried an accusation cutter,though.

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  73. I once had a pair of "electric scissors"; have never made a ROYGBIV project....

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  74. No, I've never made one and I use my rotary cutter and scissors.
    kellam.susan@yahoo.com

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  75. I've never tried one, but would like to. I usually use my rotary cutter, but started out long ago with scissors.

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  76. No, I've never made one. I use an Accuquilt Go to cut some projects.

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  77. No never made a ROYGBIV like quite a few people not sure what it is I use rotary cutter and scissors

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  78. I have not made a ROYGBIV but it's on my to-do list! I have a die cut machine and have used it but primarily use a rotary cutter. I use the die cut machine primarily for applique pieces that I'm going to machine applique.

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  79. I have not made a ROYGBIV quilt. I do have an Accuquilt Go, but do not have a lot of dies yet.
    maureeneh52@hotmail.com

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  80. I have never made a ROYGBIV quilt and I do not use a cutting machine. I love to cut out quilts and using my rotary cutter. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  81. No, I've never made a Red-Orange-Yellow-Green-Blue-Violet quilt and I don't use a die cutting machine. Great quilt, Marlene!

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  82. I haven't made a rainbow quilt, but I like what you did with your quilt. The quilting is gorgeous. I use a rotary cutter.

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  83. I haven't made a ROYGBIV quilt but I made a gorgeous rainbow cross stitch. I have never used a die cutter.

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