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Thread: DH's new winter quilt

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    I made the quilt "just because". Before i got the top finished, DH announced that it was for him, which is OK. He ONLY had 3 others, after all, since he gave the first one to a neighbor with pneumonia. Then he saw some of the quilting here and decided he wanted thick batting, to show off the stitching I usually do. Then he took some of the money from his yard sale and bought me a Janome 6600, so he wanted fancy stitching on all of the arcs. Then he worried that it might not be warm enough (This is a guy who had me make him a heavy wool jump suit and was only ever able to wear it for about 10 minutes because he is always hot.). I had to use heavy corderoy for the backing. This quilt weighs a ton. It was difficult to quilt and impossible to hang where I usually hang quilts to shoot them. The pictures are not what they should be. I hope you can see them OK.

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    Looks really nice

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    thank you.

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    It's beautiful! Sounds like you need to just say "Uh-huh" and then do what you really know is the right thing to do! If he still gets cold, throw on another quilt!

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    Very pretty!! Gosh ... what kind of thread do you use to quilt through heavy batting and corduroy backing? Worsted weight? :)

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    I jst used my regular weight signature thread.Iwas really tired after each quilting session.

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    very nice

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    Janome 6600 was probably worth the hard work! beautiful quilt

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    It looks great. You did a great job

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    Very nice. Did you paper piece it?

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    Very nice!

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    Hope he doesn't decide it is too warm for him!

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    Your dh sounds like a super supportive guy. You are really lucky.

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    Beautiful !

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    Love your response. Sounds like ya do your hubby like I do mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harmony
    It's beautiful! Sounds like you need to just say "Uh-huh" and then do what you really know is the right thing to do! If he still gets cold, throw on another quilt!

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    My hubby does not ask for much from me, so I try to do what he wants. Today, he looked at the quilt I am just now binding and said either of them would do for him. (that picture later).

    Yes, the beauty quilt is paper pieced. I use QuiltPro with the Mariner's Compass add-on (I own EQ, but don't like it.). Compass-like patterns are just about my favorites. I jumped in to make my first one, a wall hanging, because a friend, who was dying, said he'd always wanted one. It took 2 days!! Batiks really seam to me to bring these to life.

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    Wow!! that's so cool

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    Nice job.

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    Thank you.

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    Beautiful New York Beauties, nice work!

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    It is gorgeoussss!! Love the bright colors. He'll love it.


    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    He does love it, although I suspect he won't end up using it, since it is so warm.

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    Beautiful quilt and he's a keeper!

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    WOW! i would have grabbed that one too--it's gorgeous!

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