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Thread: `Wedding present for my nephew and his new bride

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    My nephew married a girl from Japan. She is a beautiful girl. She was very excited about their gift. It was quite a deal getting it done. I had researched customs of Japanese weddings and learned a lot of interesting things that I wanted to incorporate into the wall hanging.
    OK so I have it done and ready to quilt.
    Then I decide to change my needle since I had used the one I had in for some time. I take the needle out and put the new one in and am turning the screw that holds the needle in when the screw just breaks off and the needle falls out. Now I am not only upset but in a panic as I only have a week to get it done before we go to WI for the wedding.
    I call the place that services Vikings and tell him what I've done. He says to bring it out for him to see. Once there he tells me that he has never seen this happen before and that he will need to order some parts. Oh great, now what am I to do?
    He loaned me a machine to get the quilt done! I take it home to get busy and it is the most plain Jane machine I've ever used. I'm spoiled with all the bells and whistles I have on my Designer SE. I didn't even know how to wind a bobbin on this thing. After about an hour or so I got comfortable with this machine and did the quilting. What a nightmare. But I was happy with the end result as was the newlyweds.

    Phillip and Yukiko's wall hanging
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    The charm says I do. The symbols say double happiness
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    Close up of the quilting. I found this pattern by searching sashiko designs
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    Fan with I love you heart charm
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    The happy couple
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    Senior Member Teapots and Quilts's Avatar
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    What a beautiful wall hanging. It's obvious how much thought and love you put into it. I love the quilting!

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    What an ordeal! Beautiful work for the new couple. Your hard work certainly paid of:)

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    It's a very beautiful quilt and I really love the quilting design.

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    Beautiful artistry. Love the quilting design.

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    That is a beautiful quilt ... just beautiful

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    What a beautiful quilt. Such love you can see thats been in making it. Such a cute coulple too.

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    Wow, you went all out to do this and it is spectacular! I truly love that you studied Japanese tradition to come up with this and I'm sure Yukiko loved it! Excellent job! :thumbup:

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    Beautiful quilt, beautiful couple, wishing them many years of wedding bliss.

    It's sweet how you used all the japanese symbols and love the hanger you found, it's perfect.

    Your quilting is awesome.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    What a thoughtful person you are,not only to research her customs, but making this beautiful wall hanging to welcome her into your family.

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