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Thread: Finished a Wall Hanging & started Checkerboard quilt

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    Senior Member Brazen's Avatar
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    I get lots of sewing done on football Sundays!! I love watching/listening to the games while I sew and cut and iron. hehehe

    I finished my very first wall hanging and I think I like it. I'm not to sure about my stipple quilting in the center area.... not only is it the first time I stippled, but I also used metallic gold thread! In the blue borders and brown corners I used matching threads, which is more normal to me.

    The back has a pieced border because I wanted the binding to have the pieced look.

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...letedfront.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...mpleteback.jpg[/IMG]

    And I started putting together my son's coveted Checkerboard Quilt! :D I'll put the progress I've made to this point, followed by the EQ5 version of the finished project.

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...dProgress1.jpg[/IMG]

    [IMG]http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b1...checkerjpg.jpg[/IMG]

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    Those are great! keep it up!

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    I like your wallhanging. And red/black checkerboard...just my colors!

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    Your meandering look great, it does take time to get the hang of it. Ask me how I know LOL.

    Very pretty!

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    You are doing a great job on the checkerboard--I am afraid I would go blind with it!! The wall hanging is wonderful. I think you did a really good job quilting it!

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    I love the wall hanging. Beautiful colors.

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    Oooh, I really like your wall hanging! That checkerboard quilt is going to be stunning! Nice job on both!

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    I like the wall hanging too.

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    I know, that checkerboard IS a little blinding. I can't remember if I told the story behind that one or not. But my son is 9, turning 10 in January. I told him I am making him a quilt, what colors and pattern would he like. He wanted checkerboard right from the start, and I spent about a week trying to dissuade him and choose something more traditional.... something PRETTIER!!! He finally caved into my pressure and just said to make whatever I wanted.

    Well THAT made me feel terrible. LOL!!!!!!! So I immediately designed his quilt in EQ5 and added 2 borders and showed him... his face lit up and said "YES!" So it no longer matters that *I* don't like it. HE loves it. hehehehe

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    hahahha I think you did a wonderful job on your stippling and I can't wait to see your son with his new quilt mom HOP TO IT.

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    The wall hanging is beautiful! Love the way you did the binding. And that red/black quilt makes me dizzy just to look at it but I know your son already loves it :!:

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    Very pretty, great work :D

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    wow, what a checkerboard! Is is going to be on his bed? That would have to be stored in the closet at my house! It is awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamatobugboo
    wow, what a checkerboard! Is is going to be on his bed? That would have to be stored in the closet at my house! It is awesome!
    Thanks mama and everyone!! I have doubled the size of that checkerboard... I'll have to lay it out and blind you with a new picture of it. hehehehe

    Yes, this checkerboard is for his bed! Why would it have to be stored in your closet mama? LOL!!


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