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Old 04-27-2019, 01:53 PM
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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.
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Old 04-27-2019, 02:10 PM
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Your quilt is just fabulous. Love the pictures with all the details. Perhaps you will attend one of the AG events and bring your quilt for Show N Tell.

ETA: It is always interesting to see these designs stitched using different fabrics than the ones shown in their catalog. Thanks!
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Old 04-27-2019, 02:39 PM
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I love your quilt. And the way you made it big enough to fit the bed was perfect.
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Wow! That's your first quilt? It's wonderful!
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Old 04-27-2019, 03:53 PM
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​Both sides are beautiful! I like the lighter hexagons on the back, they add interest.
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wow, that's a stunning quilt
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Old 04-28-2019, 11:39 AM
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That's a fantastic quilt! I really enjoyed seeing all your embroidery on it.
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Old 04-28-2019, 12:53 PM
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Well you definitely are not a novice at 'sewing'...........but for a first quilt, I'm blown away! In my mind if you can make a corset, you can make anything in the world.
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Originally Posted by coopah View Post
Wow! That's your first quilt? It's wonderful!
Coopah said it perfectly, Wow, if that's your first quilt, wow, it's beautiful.
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Wow, that is beautiful!
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