by dragonflyer ( edited 11 Nov 2015 ) 10 Nov 2015

UPDATED: So I didn't like the way the squared corners were, so I redesigned the mat and this one has Insul-Bright in it for hot items...I like it much better...How about you, Cuties...which one do you prefer?

This was a Challenge for my digitizing class in shading...I digitized this poinsettia and then decided it should be an ITH quilted table topper, so I digitized the table mat to be stipple quilted through and finished on the back...I also did the bow detail on the ends...I am pleased with the results, but I think next time, I will double up on the batting or use insul-bright for a hot pad. I have used some silver metallic in the poinsettia and leaves but it does not show as well in the photo as it does in person...I took the angle shot to see it better...it is 8x12 and done in one hooping...all finished in-the-hoop.

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by 1961nancy 12 Nov 2015

I like both of them. Wonderful pictures.

Nancy

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by kezza2sew 12 Nov 2015

Very nice work, but I personally love the top pic.

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by koalanurse 12 Nov 2015

Love, love, love this!!!!! Gorgeous!

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by mops Moderator 12 Nov 2015

I like them both. I think it all depends on the way you use it. I digitised one with picture #4 shape which I called Granny's tray as my gran had a tea tray just like that. And for my own oval tray I made an oval mat.
Your flower design is delightful and so is the quilting. Beautiful work!

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by basketkase 12 Nov 2015

Wow, love this udated version, too......gorgeous work!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 12 Nov 2015

Thank you, Vicki...

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by Ossineu 12 Nov 2015

I'm speechless. I wish I could design something so beautiful . In the last photograph is great to see what beautiful embroidery threads you have used . Very very nice. Congratulations.
My favorite is the 1st table topper.
Hugs, Angelika

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 12 Nov 2015

Thanks, Angelika...I like the rounded corners much better...don't think I'll ever make the squared corner version again....

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by lbrow 12 Nov 2015

I think this is fabulous!. I've always liked rounded edges better than square corners/Lillian

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 12 Nov 2015

Thanks, Lillian..I like the rounded corners much better, too...and there is more of the table pad area, too!

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by sllakin 12 Nov 2015

I think it is a tie! They are both very beautiful and I think you are very lucky to have classes to attend!!! A wonderful job as usual by you!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 12 Nov 2015

Thanks...my classes are live webinars...love them...and then we get the class recording and a written PDF and designs that are all included...teacher if fabulous!

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by wendylib 11 Nov 2015

You are very clever, congratulations on a job well done.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 12 Nov 2015

Thank you, Wendy...

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by brendalea 11 Nov 2015

Very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 12 Nov 2015

Thank you Brenda Lea...

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by joann1 11 Nov 2015

I love them all hugs joann

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by babash 11 Nov 2015

Can't decide really which one is nicer. I think perhaps the rounded edges might just win the competition. They are both so nice. You are doing very well with your classes.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 12 Nov 2015

Yup...rounded edges for me!

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by snowbird42 11 Nov 2015

Hi Kim......... what do i think just fantastic.....soozie

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by cfidl 11 Nov 2015

Wow! You are doing well. and this piece is excellent!

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by pennyhal2 11 Nov 2015

Fabulous, elegant, and exquisite!

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by Rosie0530 11 Nov 2015

This is just stunning! Great job!

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by topcat5 11 Nov 2015

A great challenge, and you met it so well. In fact you exceeded what was asked by your teacher, and challenged yourself to see how far you could go. Lovely design, beautifully done.

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by queenofhearts 11 Nov 2015

This is lovely.

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queenofhearts by queenofhearts 11 Nov 2015

I like the one in the first picture better.

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by connerj 11 Nov 2015

Beautiful job - great colors and quilting. Looks great on the back too. :)

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by jrob Moderator 11 Nov 2015

VERY pretty! You did a great job.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you, Jerrilyn...

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by lidiad 11 Nov 2015

Well done, Kim! 8x12" is a good size.
Hugs, Lidia

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Lidia...

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by jenne 11 Nov 2015

Well done, looks like a pro.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you!

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by kathymourie 11 Nov 2015

Just Beautiful!!! I wish I could take a class from you. You are
sew talented!!! Thank you for sharing with us...

Kathy
VA

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you, Kathy...I appreciate your confidence..

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by crazypatchmama 11 Nov 2015

Wow, lovely, really love it. wish i am near enough to be able to attend your class. you are really the best. thanks for sharing. Hugs, Mary

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you, Mary...

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by carolpountney 11 Nov 2015

Lovely

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you, Carol

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by spendlove Moderator 11 Nov 2015

Great job!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks!

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by tlp22 11 Nov 2015

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Theresa...

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by deegee 11 Nov 2015

Absolutely beautiful.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you...

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by airyfairy 11 Nov 2015

Very pretty Kim. Well done.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Sarah...

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by rescuer Moderator 10 Nov 2015

Beautifully done!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you!

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by sandralane 10 Nov 2015

Stunning, this is 1st class if they have results like this. Congrats, i would be continuing with the class it is a super job, teacher must be brilliant. Sandra.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Sandra...I really like the teacher, too!

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by graceandham 10 Nov 2015

Beautiful swirls and nice coloration. This is a total look - you've been working pretty hard on these.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks so much...

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by katydid 10 Nov 2015

Beautiful! I wish I had a 8x12 hoop. Your are lucky girl. What software are you using? Kay

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Kay...I have Janome software...

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by pldc 10 Nov 2015

Wow Kim this is really pretty,well done, ~hugs~

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you , Lor

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by basketkase 10 Nov 2015

Stunning, Kim!!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Vicki...

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by elemausi 10 Nov 2015

What can I say more as all the others? Gorgeous work.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you!

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by designgirl 10 Nov 2015

This is just gorgeous. You do beautiful work.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks so much...

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by joyce05 10 Nov 2015

There are no words to explain how beautiful this is. You are very talented. Thank you for sharing.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Joyce

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by judyoake 10 Nov 2015

Outstanding!! You are soooo talented!!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you, Judy...

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by ashta 10 Nov 2015

Beautiful!

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you

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by pennifold 10 Nov 2015

S T U N N I N G!!!! Love Chris

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Chris...

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by peafarm 10 Nov 2015

GREAT SCOT this is GORGEOUS!!! I looked at the photos CLOSE UP-it shimmers and shines and is soooo pretty. Is this your artwork also? Is it done on black felt?

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

thanks Patti...I designed it and the center panel is just black quilting cotton...

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by Smokey12 10 Nov 2015

This is beautiful. I agree, too pretty to put anything on but fantastic to put on a table. Great work.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks so much...

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by 02kar Moderator 10 Nov 2015

I love it. Keep taking those classes and keep showing us your results.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Karen

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by ethan 10 Nov 2015

Beautiful. G

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

thank you...

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by babash 10 Nov 2015

That is out of this world. Too nice to put anything on it and cover the lovely design.

Gosh your designs are great.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Barb....

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by laffma1 10 Nov 2015

Really nice table mat. I like the ripple effect in the design. Great job.

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thank you...

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by noah 10 Nov 2015

Oh let me be the first to say"This is very much to my Liking"nope more like I love it Hugs

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dragonflyer by dragonflyer 11 Nov 2015

Thanks, Carolyn...but I think the frame needs a bit of tweaking still..

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