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Thread: Finished Quilt for my niece...handquilited.

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    Member rachelg's Avatar
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    Finished Quilt for my niece...handquilited.

    Hi everyone....I have only posted a few times. But I lurk a lot and have been inspired so many times by you all. And I have come here hundreds of times for tips and knowledge. I started this quilt almost two years ago when my niece was born, but family illness kept it at bay for a bit. I consider myself much the novice. I mostly machine piece and handquilt (in my lap). I have years of practice ahead of me to be good...have been here so many times to see if I was 'doing it right'. This quilt was quilted using Warm and Natural (and based on threads I've read, I will be trying different battings next time). I have trouble going through seams and my stitching on the back does not look like the front-it seems much smaller. A lot of mistakes here, but I LOVE how it turned out over all....love the crinkled, vintage look. Which I will admit, the quilt looked a little like that before I washed it (is that normal?). Anyway the fabric is Odyssea by Moda. Made from charm packs (even the binding). Thanks so much for looking and any advice! Oh and I use a 10 or 11 between. (please overlook the lint on the red piece....)

    rachel
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    It's lovely...and there's nothing like hand quilting, which shouldn't be perfect anyway! I wish I could do it. I love that crinkly look also. Terrific fabric too! Keep coming back!

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    Your stitching is BEAUTIFUL!!!! It is soooo cute and perfect!

    I love warm & natural for the 10 yrs I've been quilting - it's all i've every used. I wouldn't mind using hobbs, but i do want 100% cotton.

    And yes, seams always seem to be a pistol to go thru.
    Last edited by 117becca; 02-24-2012 at 03:06 PM.
    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Your quilt looks fabulous. The quilting looks very good. Just think what you will be like in a few more quilts? Very Very pretty.

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    You did a wonderful job, I love it!!

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    You did a beautiful job! You definitely are way above a novice!
    When you sleep under a quilt, you sleep under a blanket of love.

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    Beautiful quilt! Your work is great.

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    Great job on the quilting and very fun fabrics you used.

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    I love it! I have a yard of the fish fabric just waiting for inspiration! Thank you.

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    I love your use of the colors, and your quilting stitches are beautiful!
    Bless, O Lord, the works of my hands....

    P. C.

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