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Thread: Hand pieced quilt quilted by Feline Fanatic

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    Hand pieced quilt quilted by Feline Fanatic

    This hand pieced quilt came to me for quilting. I posted a sneak peek here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...f-t243306.html

    Now the quilt is done. A hand pieced quilt definitely had some challenges. The client wanted me to re-inforce the seams with quilting so I had to come up with a motif that went through the center of each hexi formed by the kite shaped units. She felt that was where it needed the most reinforcement. She also wanted SITD to help reinforce as well. At first we weren't going to quilt the blue "sashing" diamonds but they were so wavy I had to quilt them pretty heavily to work in all the fullness so I chose pebbling.

    Here is the quilt before quilting:
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    After quilting and some close ups of blocks and border feathers
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    And some back shots. I love how the back came out. The quilt is reversable because the back looks like a wholecloth
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    spectacular work, as always.
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    Yep, I'm in love with that one!!!

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    ​Beautiful!

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    Feline, gorgeous quilting as always!!
    Have a great day sewing and remember to "not sweat the small stuff"!!



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    God bless you for hand piecing, don't think I will ever do that. The quilting is awesome

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    I cannot believe you did that! It is absolutely fabulous. What patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nunnyJo View Post
    God bless you for hand piecing, don't think I will ever do that. The quilting is awesome
    Oh no, I didn't hand piece it. I quilt for others so the customer hand pieced it. I only longarm quilted it. My customer told me a year of her life was in this quilt so I tried to be as thoughtful as possible. When she brought it to me she said, "don't look to closely at my piecing". I laughed and said, "My job isn't to critique your work it is to try and help make it more pretty". I hope she feels I achieved that.

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    Stunning job!!

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    Fabulous design and quilting. I was really drawn to this design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Oh no, I didn't hand piece it. I quilt for others so the customer hand pieced it. I only longarm quilted it. My customer told me a year of her life was in this quilt so I tried to be as thoughtful as possible. When she brought it to me she said, "don't look to closely at my piecing". I laughed and said, "My job isn't to critique your work it is to try and help make it more pretty". I hope she feels I achieved that.
    You achieved your goal beautifully!

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    You did an amazing job on this quilt. Your quilting made the whole thing! How long did it take you to quilt it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    This hand pieced quilt came to me for quilting. I posted a sneak peek here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutoria...f-t243306.html

    Now the quilt is done. A hand pieced quilt definitely had some challenges. The client wanted me to re-inforce the seams with quilting so I had to come up with a motif that went through the center of each hexi formed by the kite shaped units. She felt that was where it needed the most reinforcement. She also wanted SITD to help reinforce as well. At first we weren't going to quilt the blue "sashing" diamonds but they were so wavy I had to quilt them pretty heavily to work in all the fullness so I chose pebbling.

    Here is the quilt before quilting:
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    After quilting and some close ups of blocks and border feathers
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    And some back shots. I love how the back came out. The quilt is reversable because the back looks like a wholecloth
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    This is just WONDERFUL....Your quilting is just so beautiful - and it sets off the quilt top to boot!!

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    ITS AWESOME!!!Beautiful quilting!!!
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    Both sides are gorgeous! Interesting pattern and your quilting is stunning.

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    WOW - you really improved this quilt a LOT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nammie to 7 View Post
    You did an amazing job on this quilt. Your quilting made the whole thing! How long did it take you to quilt it?
    I don't keep careful track of time because I charge by the s/i. I am bad about that and should keep better track. I think there is about 36 to 40 hours of work in it. I put it on the rack the beginning of the month and probably worked on it 8 hours each weekend give or take and about an hour or so premarking the border with a center registration line and the feather's spine.

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    Beautiful!! The hand quilting makes it really exquisite. What a keepsake!!
    I would never have the patience or time to hand quilt it. Off to the machine quilters it would go for me!!
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    Your client should be thrilled. Your quilting really compliments the pattern and takes the quilt to the next level. I wish I had just a little bit of your talent. Thanks for the inspiration!
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    Awesome quilting!!! Love your work. I fmq on my dm and call each quilt I make a "practice" piece for my fmq! ha! Notice you changed bobbin thread color a couple of times. I have been too lazy to do that. I've always left the white thread on the bottom, and it hasn't seemed to matter. Makes for an interesting look on the back, though. Thank's for sharing the finished project photos with us.
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    Beautiful work!
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    As everyone has said, you have done gorgeous work on this quilt. But to me the amazing part was that you knew how to create a beautiful quilting design to reinforce the places that she needed you too. As I "hear" you LA quilters talk about all the prep work and then the creative compensating for less than perfect quilting to make the quilt look great, I am in awe of those of you who do it professionally. Congrats on a job very well done.
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    Your quilting is awesome. I love the back.

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    beautiful quilt and quilting!!!
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    awesome quilt wow all by hand too
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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