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Thread: Finally finished my largest quilt!

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    I've been working on a full size quilt for my son's birthday for the last month and a half and finished yesterday! It is 84 x 92 inches and quite a challenge with my Bernina Activa 230. What was I thinking! It started with the trumpet fabric I bought here from McQuilter last July. My son played the trumpet from 5th grade through college so I had to get it for him. I picked up a few more matching pieces expecting to make a couch throw for him. When we were visiting last fall he mentioned that his girlfriend didn't like his bed quilt as it was too bright. It is one my grandmother made from red and blue polyester and tied with white yarn. So I decided to make a QAYG reversible quilt for him. Thanks Ditter for the tutorial and k3n for the tip about steam a seam. Both were very helpful for this project. The bright side is for my son as he has always liked brights and the pastel side is for his girlfriend, a bit more subdued. We will be leaving Friday morning to visit them in Irvine, CA where he is in graduate school. I hope they both like it!

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    You made a great quilt. I like your sons side the best!

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    It looks great. I love that you can do quiltasyougo. Braver than I am. I think I might get the blocks done but I don't know about sewing them all together...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsey
    It looks great. I love that you can do quiltasyougo. Braver than I am. I think I might get the blocks done but I don't know about sewing them all together...
    Have you checked Ditter's tutorial? She really shows it step by step. I think you could do it!

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    yeah someday on my list which is ever growing.. Like your avitar quilt alot too..

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    Very pretty, well done.

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    very nice quilt!! actually, 2 quilts in one! what a great idea! what is the name of the block for allison's side? i really like it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bevclark
    very nice quilt!! actually, 2 quilts in one! what a great idea! what is the name of the block for allison's side? i really like it!
    I don't think it has a name! I cut a stack of 10" squares into triangles and then added three complementary strips to complete the block. I used my 12 1/2" ruler to square it up and that was it! I'm sure someone else will come up with the "official" name but that was all I did.

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    Very pretty I love those reversible quilts. Fun to make

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    Neat! Love that it's reversable.

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    I love it!! Great idea :D:D:D

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    Both sides are gorgeous but I'm more partial to the lighter pastel colors. They will love it! Congrats on his graduation!

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    That is really nice!!

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    Looks great!

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    Beautiful!!! Great job!!!

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    What a great idea to do a side for each! Wonderful quilt, I bet they are going to be very happy with it!

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    I'm sure they will both love it !!! So smart of you to do QAYG so you could make them both happy!!!

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    What a great quilt. A double duty quilt that both of them can love. Great job and thanks for sharing.

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    What a clever idea! His and hers sides! Quilt is great!

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    Nice job all the way around. Both sides look good.

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    lovely!

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    Beautiful quilt (on both sides). I love doing QAYG, but I have a stack of blocks done that I have never got put together to make the complete quilt. Any great tips you would like to share on that.

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    LOOOOOOVE it! What a great way to do a reversible, "his & hers"!!! :) Great job, I love the music fabrics, as we're a musical family too

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    Quote Originally Posted by candlequilter
    Beautiful quilt (on both sides). I love doing QAYG, but I have a stack of blocks done that I have never got put together to make the complete quilt. Any great tips you would like to share on that.

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    Ditter did a great tutorial that I went through several times to get tips, etc. You will find it under tutorials as Ditter's string quilt. Good Luck

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    Nice!!

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