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Thread: Calla Lily Quilt Done!

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    Junior Member Bataplai's Avatar
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    Calla Lily Quilt Done!

    Recently I posted for suggestions on a batik calla lily quilt I was making for my mom. I took all of the ideas and finished it! I really appreciate everyone's help. This is one of my mom's Christmas presents and I hope she loves it. I tried to incorporate the colors of her house plus her favorite color as well as her favorite thing (which is flowers) all into one blanket. Next I will make a throw pillow out of the same fabrics with a smaller version of the calla lily/vase to go with the blanket. It measures out at 41x61.

    This was my first time doing echoing, crosshatching and adding a specific free motion design. Because of this I used thread that matched the color of the fabric, so if I goofed it wouldn't show as much. In the panel next to the vase I did free motion calla lilies and leaves. I don't think I'll do this much quilting on a project this size on my machine again. It was very frustrating with a 4.5" throat.

    The back is flannel. I just need to add a label, then press it. Hmm, I think that covers all the details, now for pictures!
    I'm always open to feedback and suggestions - good or bad - this is how I learn. If there's something I could have done differently, please say so. Thank you for looking...
    (It's actually pretty square, I must have a bad camera angle)
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    I just had to look, since calla lilies are my daughter's favourite flower. Your quilt looks just like a vase of flowers standing on a window ledge. Very nice. I'm impressed with your quilting.
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    nicely done
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    Your mom will love it! Great job!
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    Pretty quilt! I really like the way you did the quilting around the vase/flowers.

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    nice quilt and quilting

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    Beautiful job. I'm sure your mother will love it.

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    I really like this quilt. I has a timeless design to it. Nice.

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    I love calla lilies, great quilt.

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    Really nice work!!!!

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    you did a very nice job!!!!
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    Beautiful!! Is this your pattern? I would so love this pattern. My best friend loves calla lily's (she had them at her wedding and she even has a tattoo of one! Her love of them stems from her Grandmother I believe). Anyway, I have been searching and searching for a pattern to make her and this would be PERFECT! Please let me know! Thanks so very much. You did an awesome quilting job by the way

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    it's very pretty.
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    Very pretty. I love Batiks.
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    Fabulous quilt.

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    Very very beautiful!
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    it just turned out so gorgeous.
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    I like it and I love the idea of the pillow to go with it. It's very artistic.

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    It's beautiful! You did a wonderful job. Love the fabric choice.
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    Thanks everyone for the comments!
    @lallyann - this is my creation. I found the lilies as clip art, enlarged it and used that for my applique pattern. Let me know if you need more info to make one.

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    Beautiful quilt. Your mother should be thrilled.

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    I missed your first posting but glad I caught the second. You did a spectacular job on this quilt. I love how you increased the echoing distance around the applique Calla Lily in the vase. Beautiful! I will be shocked if your Mom doesn't love it.

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    Bet mom will cherish it.
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    Oh that came out just beautifully! Well done!

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    Very very pretty! Your quilting really finishes it up nicely.
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