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Old 05-17-2019, 03:33 AM
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Old 05-22-2019, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Tish05 View Post
I finished my first quilt and I'm pretty happy with the results. I used the Honeycomb Quilt design from Anita Goodesign (medium size). It's not what you would consider a traditional quilt, but I thought people who do machine embroidery might appreciate it
I made the hexis in the hoop, with embroidery thread in the bobbin since it would show on the back, using battilizer for the stabilizer/batting. Borrowing an idea from corset making, I sewed the hexis together with the seam allowances to the front and covered them by hand with bias. The quilt is queen sized (laying on a king sized bed in the picture). All the center honeycombs are from the design files from Anita Goodesign. I used my digitizing program to adjust some of the designs so that I had some plain hexis and partials to square up the center of the quilt, then made the borders with the sewing machine and attached them to the top, like a "quilt-as-you-go". I've attached pictures of front and back. My only disappointment is that I got the hair-brained idea to make some of the backs in different colours, like you see with a real honeycomb. I guess I just don't do random very well, so I wish I had used all the same backing fabric. Thank you for looking.
It looks astonishing, especially since that's your first quilt! And I love the backing, love the colors and your additions to the original design.
I remember being a total novice and dealing with all the details was such a challenge. I'm blown away as well, and I can't wait to see your future projects.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:45 AM
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Thank you everyone for your encouraging feedback.
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Old 06-02-2019, 08:10 AM
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Very nicely done! It's really lovely.
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