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Thread: Hello from Northern Virginia

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    Hello from Northern Virginia

    Iíve been making bed and lap quilts for about 10 years. In particular, I really enjoy hand piecing and large stitch hand quilting. And while all quilts are unique, my greatest pleasure is designing a personal scene on the backside. My quilts have been for family and friends to this point so I know all the recipients and have access to their stories.
    I attached two completed recently. The beach scene was for my daughterís second marriage which brought two families together. The scene was based on a photo from their trip to the shore the summer before. The second a baby blanket for my best friendís daughterís first baby.. a boy. Thatís their dog looking on from the piers.
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    ​Great and lovely big stitch quilting!

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    Welcome from Oklahoma. Glad to have you here.

    What beautiful work you do!! I applaud anyone who can hand piece. It is nearly a lost art.
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Welcome from western NY and happy quilting
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    Welcome! I’m also in NoVA. Your quilts are amazing. I love all the details.

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    Welcome from Florida! Your quilts and quilting are lovely.
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    Welcome from Maine, beautiful quilts.
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    Welcome from Texas! Your quilts are totally awesome & I love the large stitch hand quilting. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us. I look forward to seeing more of what you do.

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    Hi and welcome from North Carolina! Your quilts are super... so personally designed for your family members. They will be treasured forever!

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    Welcome from Michigan!

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    Oh I love that!!!!!!!!! Great work!
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    Welcome from NE Ohio.

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    Thank you all for the warm welcome

    Thanks everyone for the encouraging comments. I look forward to learning from everyone here and passing on techniques and tips Iíve learned over the years.

    Rachael

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    Where in NOVA? I’m in McLean.

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    Hello from the opposite corner, Seattle, WA.

    I am always in awe of hand quilters because I have essentially no skill in any of those arts. I can turn and finish my binding by hand and that's about it.

    Did I get you correctly and those are your backs??!!?

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    Great job. Hi from Norfolk VA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post
    Hello from the opposite corner, Seattle, WA.

    I am always in awe of hand quilters because I have essentially no skill in any of those arts. I can turn and finish my binding by hand and that's about it.

    Did I get you correctly and those are your backs??!!?


    yes. The fronts are the traditional quilt side. They can show quilt side and then switch it up when they want a change.

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