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Old 06-05-2015, 05:19 PM
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Just finished this quilt for a grad, in the school colors of the college he is going to. He was his class valedictorian. His mom ordered this quilt as a graduation gift.

It's a twin XL for the dorm bed... a bit too big for me to handle on my Juki, so a friend offered her long arm machine. This is the first quilt I have ever done on a long arm. I just did a simple big meander because I thought that was about as far as I could reach on my first try!
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:28 PM
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It is just beautiful! It is amazing!
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Old 06-05-2015, 05:43 PM
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very nicely done!!!
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Old 06-05-2015, 06:31 PM
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​Great quilt! Disappearing Hourglass is one of my new favourite patterns and I love your version!
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came out beautifully
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very nicely done
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Great quilt on all counts! Love the design, colors and I really like the quilting choice!
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What a great quilt! You did a fabulous job. They're sure to love it
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Old 06-05-2015, 07:19 PM
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I should advise that disappearing hourglass is NOT easy to quilt, because the pieces end up mostly on the bias. I tried to straight line quilt it on my machine first and it just was not happening so I took it to the longarm, thinking that stretching it out on the frame would help. But nooooo... it was still a pain to keep the wrinkles from forming. I wonder if you can start out with bias cut squares for the DH and then you end up with on-grain blocks? Might experiment and try that, because it is such a cool block.
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He is going to love his graduation quilt. Very nice.
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