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    Super Member Helen S's Avatar
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    Finished!!!!

    I am SO happy this is DONE! I started this quilt on May 28th this year, so I guess three months wasn't too very long, but seemed like it took forever. Of course, life does get in the way sometimes, so had some down time with it now and then.

    Anyway, It pretty much covers the top of our king size bed, and measures 72" X 86". It will be a Christmas gift for our oldest grandson and his wife. I MAY find time between now and then to make a couple of matching pillow cases or shams. We'll see.

    Even though it was mostly straight stitching, and I worked the quilt in two halves, it was still pretty big, then add the extra batting and fabric around the edges, and all the turning and twisting, pushing and pulling and heaving of the quilt as I worked on it made for some physical labor...ok...labor of love! lol

    The 6 1/2" throat of my 13 year old Pfaff Tiptronic 2020 handled the job ok...just barely at times, but I AM thinking about trading it in on a Janome MC6600P that has the bigger throat to aid in quilting. The Janome is one of the few I'm seeing that has the presser foot lever on the BACK of the machine (where it BELONGS IMHO! I have to ask who's bright idea it was to start moving those levers into the throat area of the machine?!) (DH is jumping up and down, whining about my shopping, although I haven't bought a single remnant or any other fabric in the past five days! MEN! lol Maybe I need to show him how GOOD a shopper I can be! ; )


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    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    It's beautiful!!!
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    Haven't read the story yet just want to say I love this quilt. I'm a fan of fans! The colors are wonderful and cheery and the floral is fabulous. You really put it all together!

    peace

    EDIT: love your story. A whole five days. You go girl!
    Last edited by ube quilting; 08-29-2012 at 02:15 PM.
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    That is a very beautiful quilt. Love your colors. You did really good work.

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    That is beautiful!!! I hear you one the quilting...I tried to wrangle a 72"x72" + extra batting in a Janome Gem. Gave up and got out one of my full sized machines. Drooling for one with a larger harp area and I agree about the lever ~ that needs to be in the back. *sigh* BTW, your quilting came out splendid.

    piney

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    Lovely work, lovely colors! Regarding the 6600 P, you won't be disappointed. My neighbor recently bought one and she loves it! She's been busy making purses, so hasn't done any quilting on it yet, but she will get to it in time.
    Piney, I also have a Janome Jem (Platinum 760) and have fought with small projects so I know what you mean! My larger machine is a Kenmore zigzag (can never remember the model) from the 1970's. I haven't tried doing any quilting on that, but it does have a bigger throat than the Janome.
    Pat H
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    It is so pretty, love the way it is quilted!

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    Oh my goodness! That's totally LOVELY and those colors are right up my alley!! Wonderful job!

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    What a beautiful blue and yellow quilt and the quilting is great ~ you did a great job!

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    your quilt is beautiful, I love my Janome and got it for the bigger throat

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