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Thread: Graduation quilt, finished.

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    Yes indeedy! The quilt made for my sister in honor of her high school graduation is finished. Once upon a time, it looked like this!


    Sister's quilt avec Patches by unkrikkett, on Flickr

    Now it looks like this!


    Quilt! And the dog. by unkrikkett, on Flickr

    The animals kind of adore sitting on my projects. But they won't look at me while doing it. Clearly they are guilty things.


    Quilt! On the fence. by unkrikkett, on Flickr

    These upright metal... parts of an archway are so nice for framing quilts. A pity I can't center things.


    Quilt! And the backing. by unkrikkett, on Flickr

    The backing and the front together! I dig the colors.


    Quilt! And the quilting. by unkrikkett, on Flickr

    The quilting! With rainbow thread. The idea was kind of scribbly casual flowers. It's anybody's guess if I succeeded.


    Quilt! And the binding. by unkrikkett, on Flickr

    Speaking of succeeding, the binding this time is the best yet. I think I might finally be getting the hang of this thing. Not -quite- right, but we're getting there!

    It's all progress progress progress. I'm a fair chunk of the way through sewing the top on the chain of faith quilt I picked out for my next project.

    I'll admit, when I first picked up quilting I figured I'd learn it, be amused for a couple of months, then get bored with it. I'm kind of surprised how much I've taken to it. Luckily, there's no shortage of people around me who would be ~*happy*~ to take any extras off my hands.

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    Isn't the process wonderful .... but the finished quilt is heavenly...

    Thanks for sharing .... I am sure it will get many hours of close cuddling ...

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    Love the quilt, and the colored thread make it more fun!

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    Awesome

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    Lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorneliaVa
    Isn't the process wonderful .... but the finished quilt is heavenly...

    Thanks for sharing .... I am sure it will get many hours of close cuddling ...
    haha, yes! She watched me like a hawk the entire time I worked on it to make sure I didn't "accidentally" make a mistake that would make it unsuitable to give to her. She has since snatched it up and taken it with her on a camping trip so I cannot even admire my handiwork in her absence... Ah well, so it goes.

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    Love your quilt!! Great colors/pattern and I love your scribbly flowers...I think you achieved your goal!

    I also thought that quilting might be just another passing interest for me, as many crafts have been (I'm a dabbler), but I am absolutely hooked!

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    Great quilt. Isn't quilting addictive? Better this than a whole host of other things.

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    Is that Arcadia fabric? If it is, I am interested to see if you have any scraps left you are willing to part with?

    Your quilt is gorgeous!!

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    Love the colors! Nice work!

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    Beautiful. The colors are great.

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    Very nice, your sister will love it.

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    Very nice!

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    Great job!! And a big congrats on finishing. I think your quilting looks very nice and scribbly (just the way I like it) :) Thanks fro sharing!!

    Rachel

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    Awesome quilt. Love the colors also.

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