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Thread: Geisha Quilt Finished

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    Geisha Quilt Finished

    I've finished the Geisha quilt I've been working on for a few weeks. My mom wanted to make this quilt for my cousin, but after purchasing the fabric 4 years ago, once she finally got around to starting it, she felt that her vision wasn't good enough to do it, so we planned it out together and I did the sewing and quilting. I'm honoured she let me do this for her, since this is really only my second pieced quilt.
    The centre is pieced from Red Rooster Gion oriental fabric. My mom fussy-cut the geishas from the main fabric, and then the "frames" and the flowered border were cut from the striped fabric that matched. Then we pieced and added the other borders. The batting is Hobbs 80/20 cotton/poly and the backing is fireside fleece. The centre panel, flower border, the maroon and dark green borders are all FMQ, and the other two borders were done with the walking foot. All sewing and quilting were completed on my Janome 9400.
    I'm pleased with the results and hope my cousin is happy with it too.

    Thanks for looking.
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    ​Great quilt and quilting!

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    That quilt is beautiful & your cousin will be so honored to receive it from your mom & you. What a wonderful act of love & the combination of talent that you and your mother have brought to the quilt makes it a true heirloom in my books. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

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    ​How wonderful that you and your mom could work on the beautiful quilt together for your cousin.
    Love to quilt and play with the great grandkids

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    Beautiful quilt !!!

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    Gorgeous quilt and quilting! I love the colors you chose for the borders.

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    very nicely done
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    That’s beautiful! I love the variety in your quilting, and the way your mom fussy-cut the fabric. This is a special gift for your cousin.

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    I love it and it is beautiful!

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    That's a beautiful quilt! My daughter loves oriental fabric...and that particular piece is really outstanding. Great job!
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    Your cousin will be thrilled to have it!
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Great teamwork = lovely quilt. Your cousin will love it!

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    Such a beautiful result of your team effort! It should be cherished.

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    You both have made a gorgeous quilt. Anyone would love to have one like it.

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    so pretty! And I think it looks a bit hard with all those long narrow strips of black!

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting. Great colors.
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    What a great collaboration! Well done!

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    That is beautiful!
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    What a beautiful quilt, great use of the fabric and color combination! I have the geisha fabric, maybe I will be doing something with that!

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    Looks like a major labor of love!

    Very nice.

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    So beautiful. Your vision and your mother's are completely realized.

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    Beautiful. You did a fantastic job with all the quilting. Your cousin will be so surprised.

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    I admired this quilt when you posted it on VQW. It is fabulous. I really love how you quilted it. Outlining all the Geisha and flowers in the fabric print is very labor intensive, I know I did the same thing on one I am working on. There is very little to no fudge factor, you have to hit those lines pretty much dead on. The results are so worth it. I did mine with monofiliment, more forgiving if you miss a line.

    Your cousin should be very happy with this. Hope she appreciates all your hard work. Sounds like a nice collaboration between you and your mom.

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    Such a gorgeous quilt!

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    Great job on the quilting.

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