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Thread: I did it! I finished my first bed sized quilt!

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    I did it! I finished my first bed sized quilt!

    I used my embroidery machine to make the blocks then did the joining, sashing, etc. I sent it out to be quilted as I just don't have that skill set yet.
    Boy does it feel good to have it finished! I started it in December for my son. I have three more sons so am hoping to make them all quilts this year. I think if I keep it simple I will be able to do it. I'm feeling more confident. This is the first (successful) time I've done binding. I still need to go over it with a zig zag... I watched several video's on how to do binding on a machine rather than sewing the final step by hand and tried that. It worked OK but doesn't look as good as hand binding and the edge isn't secured so I don't think I'll do it this way again. Boy is it hard to sew on something this big.... I can't even imagine how hard a king size quilt is going to be to maneuver.

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    Bravo!!!

    Wow! I love it, your work is beautiful.
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    Nice choices for a son's quilt! It's lovely. To me, it looks "celestial". Thumbs up!

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    nicely done
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    Congrats! Looks great!

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    Congratulations! Looks beautiful and a job well done.
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    Great job. The block remind me of a Spirograph. I loved that toy back in the day

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    Congrats on your finish! I love the design and it looks great with the black background fabric. What threads did you use?

    Your quilt is sure to bring an extra hug...or two... from your son.

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    Very pretty...congratulations!
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    Oh how pretty!
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    That looks great!!!! Love the designs on it!!!
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    [QUOTE=cjsews;8053120]Great job. The block remind me of a Spirograph. I loved that toy back in the day[/.QUOTE]

    That toy was the first thing I thought of when i saw your lovely quilt. Your blocks seem to glow in the night sky. Great job!

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    Spectacular! .... agree on the Spirograph look.
    Now we see where you have been using all those much-loved Hemingworth threads!


    You can master the binding challenge ... it just takes a bit of practice to feel at ease with it.
    One big quilt like that would probably do it. So for son #2, go for it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsews View Post
    Great job. The block remind me of a Spirograph. I loved that toy back in the day
    I also like it - a lot!

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    Congratulations!!! That is a gorgeous quilt. Love the dark background

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    So nice! Where did you get the embroidery designs? They are beautiful in the thread you used, and great for this guy quilt.

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    Your Quilt is beautiful. Your son will love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ View Post
    So nice! Where did you get the embroidery designs? They are beautiful in the thread you used, and great for this guy quilt.
    They are from Anita Goodesign

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    That is sooo cool----I love it! You did a great job!

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    Looks great.
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    Great quilt! The block remind me of the Spirograph I got one Christmas.

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    Cool quilt!

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    Definately like a spirograph...Lovely quilt!

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    Stunningly beautiful, the black really enhances the colors.
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    Really cool design and colors! Congratulations on finushing your first bed size quilt!

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