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Thread: Finished Quilt for my niece...handquilited.

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    Finished Quilt for my niece...handquilited.

    Hi everyone....I have only posted a few times. But I lurk a lot and have been inspired so many times by you all. And I have come here hundreds of times for tips and knowledge. I started this quilt almost two years ago when my niece was born, but family illness kept it at bay for a bit. I consider myself much the novice. I mostly machine piece and handquilt (in my lap). I have years of practice ahead of me to be good...have been here so many times to see if I was 'doing it right'. This quilt was quilted using Warm and Natural (and based on threads I've read, I will be trying different battings next time). I have trouble going through seams and my stitching on the back does not look like the front-it seems much smaller. A lot of mistakes here, but I LOVE how it turned out over all....love the crinkled, vintage look. Which I will admit, the quilt looked a little like that before I washed it (is that normal?). Anyway the fabric is Odyssea by Moda. Made from charm packs (even the binding). Thanks so much for looking and any advice! Oh and I use a 10 or 11 between. (please overlook the lint on the red piece....)

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    It's lovely...and there's nothing like hand quilting, which shouldn't be perfect anyway! I wish I could do it. I love that crinkly look also. Terrific fabric too! Keep coming back!

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    Your stitching is BEAUTIFUL!!!! It is soooo cute and perfect!

    I love warm & natural for the 10 yrs I've been quilting - it's all i've every used. I wouldn't mind using hobbs, but i do want 100% cotton.

    And yes, seams always seem to be a pistol to go thru.
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    my name is becca and i'm a quilt-a-holic :-)

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    Your quilt looks fabulous. The quilting looks very good. Just think what you will be like in a few more quilts? Very Very pretty.

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    You did a wonderful job, I love it!!

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    You did a beautiful job! You definitely are way above a novice!
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    Beautiful quilt! Your work is great.

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    Great job on the quilting and very fun fabrics you used.

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    I love it! I have a yard of the fish fabric just waiting for inspiration! Thank you.

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    I love your use of the colors, and your quilting stitches are beautiful!
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    lovely quilt. fascinating fabrics... i keep wandering around to see them all
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    Very nice quilt and I think your hand quilting is very good!

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    Very pretty.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting!
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    Lovely quilt! So glad you persevered and finished it! Your stitching is terrific too!
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    Pretty colors and a great pattern. Well done.
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    wow!! it's totally gorgeous!! love the colors and absolutely everything about it!! great job!!
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    Beautiful job!!!

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    Simple but elegant!

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    This is a beautiful quilt! And your quilting looks wonderful!

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    beautiful.
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    I love the choice of colors. Handquilting is something I do not have the patience for, and I admire those who do it. This is such a beautiful little quilt. Thanks for sharing. You inspire me!
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    If you are enjoying the process and the product, that's all that matters. In this case, the quilt brings a smile to MY face. If you DO want to learn more complex methods, ask and you will be given help. By the way, we like to see everyone's work here. I decided long since that while I enjoy hand embroidery and applique, hand quilting is not my thing. I enjoy trying new challenges, a well as quick and simple quilts. I certainly would not want to discourage others who don't agree on those points. Please be embolded to share ALL of your work.

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    You are FAR too modest, quilt is beautiful, AND do love hand quilting the best by far, looks more comfy that dead flat machine done.
    W/natural is very diificult to hand quilt I find so therefore use Hobbs polydown ,much easier but sadly manmade.

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    beautiful quilt!!! Quilting looks great way better then my first handquilted quilt. I have always used warm and natural as well. I can tell you why its crinkly before the wash, I handquilted a quilt once just sitting and I had the same effect which is not bad but it was there. I was taught to lay it on a table and hand quilt that way but I just wanted to sit on the couch lol. It does make a difference the quilts I have layed on the table and quilted are flat no puckers if I sit on the couch I use a hoop. In the end it's yours and there is not right or wrong. Thought I'd share my experience. Great quilt tho I love moda fabrics!! Enjoy your hard work!
    *Rachel*

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