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Thread: Aquamarine Ambience quilt

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    This is the finished quilt that took nine months. Being new to embroidery I jumped into this huge project...was sick at looking at it and doing all the embroidery work. However it was a great learning curve for me even though several times I would give up... the next day I would go back to it. Had to redo seven block from mistakes...there are still some in the quilt but I could not make myself redo another one. Not sure where I am going to get it quilted or how I want it. It is a king and thinking I may use it as a duvet...not sure.
    Thanks for letting me share my quilt with you.
    Beth
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    All I can say is....WOW!!!!!!

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    Lovely, that's a lot of work. Is it all hand embroidery?

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    Thanks for your kind words....all the embroidery was done by machine.

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    WOW! The embroidery is breathtaking! Where did you get the designs?

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    Wow, what persistance you have!! Beautiful work!!

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    absolutely beautiful...I too have a bernina embroidery machine but cant do what you do...you are very clever.

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    Very beautiful!!

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    You done good girl!

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    I stand back in amazement and awe....wow!!

    Please can you take some close ups of all your wonderful embroidery, I would (and I am sure plenty of others!) would love to see the detail.

    Well done :thumbup:

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    The design is by Jenny Haskins and the name of the quilt is Aquamarine Ambience. She has a new one that is called Summer Wine but after this I am not ready to do another one of hers at this time.
    The Bernina shop I go to started and embroidery club and this was the second quilt we made. I think about five of us made this one....each choosing our own material and colors. One lady made hers out of silk....which is beautiful.
    I will try and get some of the blocks up close. I think I may have some that I took before I put them together.
    Thanks for each comment.

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    I resized some of the blocks so you may see a close up.
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    Here are a few more. Did not want to take all the space up for more. Hope this help to see some close ups.
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    That is Stunning....fantastic job!

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    Thank you so much for posting the close ups....as I expected they are exquisite...I can understand why you don't want to do another one in a hurry though - it must have taken ages. :D

    Was each embroidery done separately then the block put together or did you just reposition on a 12" piece of fabric?

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    Exquisite!

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    That is so beautiful. All your hard work payed off. Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    WOW is that nice you did a lovely job.

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    ok, what size hoop did you use? is that a design that you have to do in sections or is it smaller than it looks ? I haven't tried any of the large designs that have to be divided and done in sections, since I don't have much time to spend with it I just stick to the basics and do small single hoop ones, usually 4X4 or smaller.
    oh, by the way, the quilt is beautiful, excuse my manners! :shock:

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    Absolutle gorgeous!! The time it took you - congrats on finishing it!!!!!

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    Izy,

    All the blocks were cut 20 inches and once finished cut to 18 inches then placed sashing and inserts. Not sure you could see well but it was placed on point. I used template and reposition each design on the 20 inch block.
    On many designs one design would take 72 minutes to stitch then you had to do three more. All this was done seperate so you have many hoopings to complete the block. The reason I did not use the mega hoop because I did not want to sit at the machine for several hours for it to stitch out. With the mega hoop you could have stitched a section of three designs at a time.
    Beth

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    takes my breath away! stunning!!

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    I love it haven't tryed anything that big yet with my machine. Kind of afraid I won't get it to come together right. But looking at yours I'm going to have to try it. Absoultly beauitful

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    wow... very ambitious!! and gorgeous.

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    Ohhhhhhhhhh Beth THAT IS BEAUTIFUL. You did a terrific job....You should be very proud

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