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Thread: The baby Triple Irish Chain tops are quilted! (happy dance)

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    This was a trial of errors. I was going to sell the first one I did, keep the second, but now I'm going to switch that due to crummy quilting. But, that's okay, I like them both.

    What went wrong? Everything. :roll: I am not a quilter, I'm a top maker.

    Here they are.

    Oh! I forgot to take a photo of the neat back fabric---I'll be right back.

    close up of a sun
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    Hearts filled in spots that needed more quilting. Binding is pinned.
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    Here's the top to the first one
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    See the suns I quilted on it?
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    The proof that stitching in the ditch with the fm foot does not work!
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    the quilting--nine suns this time--hearts to fill in
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    Top #2
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    The back... perfect, eh?
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    Well even though it was tough, they sure look pretty!

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    Now I see where two more hearts should be added to the 2nd one.

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    VERY pretty Karla!! I love the sun quilting, I think you did an awesome job!

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    Karla,

    You're WAY TOO hard on yourself, girl!! :D Your quilting is awesome! I can't do a straight SITD with a walking foot!! :roll: A serpentine stitch is much more forgiving. :thumbup: I think when I make my first Irish Chain quilt, I'll consider making diagonal lines through the squares. I just love your colors and fabrics, too - so sweet. :D

    Karla in CO

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    the sun looks great and the hearts are great :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    The quilts are beautiful and so is the quilting.

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    They look great and I love your suns!

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    That is so pretty. I love your suns.

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    Great job!
    You are becoming a pro at the FM!

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    They're beautiful, I love the suns and hearts - real happy motifs.

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    Beautiful, love the colours they are so pretty put together in that pattern

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    You are becoming a pro at the FM!
    Plese, Terri, you never know when I might have coffee in my mouth! :lol:

    Oh--I call these "The Sunshine of My Life" because no matter what baby they cover, that wee one will be the sunshine of someone's life.

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    They are both beautiful!

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    I agree with Karla, you are way too hard on yourself, you did an awesome job :thumbup:

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    They are gorgeous! you did a fabulous job!
    Kind Regards,
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    You gals are too kind. ;)

    I added two hearts to #2 in some spaces that needed more stitches. The bindings are sewed on both--except for the by hand part. They are now on the pile of all the other tops that have bindings that need this step. :roll:

    There's a woman on the horse forum whose daughter is expecting twins, so I've offered to sell both to her, but I sure wouldn't mind keeping one. I can always made more, right?

    I got to thinking, they are the perfect size for wheelchair quilts--so I have some more plans for the year.

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    I think they look great and I love the soft colors of the blues.

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    Beautiful quilts and quilting also. Don't be so hard on yourself it looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum
    Now I see where two more hearts should be added to the 2nd one.
    I think they both look terrific. Pat yourself on the back for getting them done--even if you had to do some of it twice. :shock:

    I think taking pictures and looking at them is a great way to judge a quilt---I can usually find a place where I need to switch two blocks, or turn one another direction--or, like in your case, some where that needs a little more quilting.....

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    Oh Karla, those are just beautiful!!! Glad you get to keep one, just a lovely use of color!

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    Very nice work :thumbup:

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    I think it looks beautiful Karla!! you are way to hard on yourself. Unless you are entering this in a quilt show or competition, it is perfect!!!

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    Your quilting is great :P Love the colors.

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    I love it, you did a great job on the hearts and the suns.

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