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Thread: Graduation Quilt Finished

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    Here's a photo of a graduation quilt I made for my nephew. He is graduating next month and then going on to college and wants to be a marine. This is a variation I made from strip quilt patterns. I wanted something that wasn't feminine and somewhat military. You probably can't see it very well, but some of the strips have US Marines printed on them with pictures of jeeps, helicopters & such. The backing is camoflage fabric material.

    This was my first attempt at FMQ & I used tear-away patterns from www.QuiltingMadeEasy.com. It's not perfect & was a lot of tearing away of paper pieces, but I am happy with the results. Now that I have tried FMQ with these, next time I'll try my own stipple pattern. I just needed a little confidence builder on my first attempt. Has anyone else used these patterns? I haven't heard them mentioned on the board.

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    This is a wonderful quilt. You did a great job with the quilting. I am sure this will be a treasured gift. Thank you for sharing.

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    That is one beautiful quilt!!! He is going to love it!!
    I have some of the tear-away patterns but haven't used them yet.
    I forgot how they work..... do you pin them down???
    PS. Your quilting looks great!

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    No pins. They are strips about 12" wide and have adhesive either side to hold them in place

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    Such a "handsome" quilt. Beautiful colors and beautiful pattern. Your nephew will be so proud to own this quilt. Great job!

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    That is a great quilt for a guy. A wonderful gift!

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    Beautiful quilt!

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    Oh this is terrific! It is very manly and adding the "Military" touch to it makes it that much more special for him. He is a vey lucky young man. Thank you so very much for sharing with us

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    I absolutely love love love it. :):):)

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    Very nice colors. I am sure he will love it.

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    Oooh my best friend next door would love it her son is graduating and going in! Got scraps left? Lol

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    That is awesome. He will love it.

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    The perfect masculine quilt. Great job.

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    Terrific "guy" quilt! The stars sure add to it! Love the fabric combo.

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    ohhhhh.... laaa....laaa.... I love it!

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    What a beautiful job you did. I commend you for taking that first step toward stippling. I know how difficult it is to do the first one.

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    That is an awesome quilt. I love the warm colors. Your nephew will treasure it as he ventures out in life. I'm sure you're his favorite aunt!
    Nice job!

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    very nice, he will love it!!

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    That's fabulous!!

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    Great quilt and nice stippling. I've used several of the patterns from http://www.QuiltingmadeEasy.com/ They really take the guesswork out of stippling, you just follow the pattern as a guide and then tear away. So all you have to concentrate on is speed, stitch length and breathing instead of doing all that and where you're going to stitch next. Their border products are great too. Here's a tute I found online http://www.quiltingmadeeasy.com/tutorial.pdf Very easy to stretch the length and corners are a cinch. Keepsake Quilting and most lqs carry their products and they also have their own website. I want to make the sweatshirt jacket that's on their website. The owner/creator is from my hometown in Idaho and belongs to our guild. Nice gal!!Longarm quilters also use them for guides with their lasers.

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    I love the way you used the stars along with the strips...gives a lot of visual interest to the quilt. Very masculine indeed and you did a great job quilting! I'll have to look for the tear away patterns that you mentioned as I haven't tried FMQ as yet. This is a wonderful quilt!

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    What a wonderful quilt. I know he will always treasure this. Stippling looks great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonbonary
    Here's a photo of a graduation quilt I made for my nephew. He is graduating next month and then going on to college and wants to be a marine. This is a variation I made from strip quilt patterns. I wanted something that wasn't feminine and somewhat military. You probably can't see it very well, but some of the strips have US Marines printed on them with pictures of jeeps, helicopters & such. The backing is camoflage fabric material.

    This was my first attempt at FMQ & I used tear-away patterns from www.QuiltingMadeEasy.com. It's not perfect & was a lot of tearing away of paper pieces, but I am happy with the results. Now that I have tried FMQ with these, next time I'll try my own stipple pattern. I just needed a little confidence builder on my first attempt. Has anyone else used these patterns? I haven't heard them mentioned on the board.
    This is FANTASTIC!!! great use of colors and theme. Just wonderful.

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    I love you colors, and the design is perfect. Well done!

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    Great quilt!!

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