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Thread: He loved it! Silk quilt finished and delivered ..

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    He loved it! Silk quilt finished and delivered ..

    Yeah ... I'm finished and Scott loved the quilt and pillow! My gal who quilts my larger quilts on her longarm machine fell in love with the quilt and actually took it to her quilting group at the LQS for show & tell! She did a great job on the quilting! I did the binding by sewing the various strips of fabric together to make a long strip. I really like the "variegated" look it made on the binding. I had a strip which actually had "Tommy Bahama" on it so I used that on the backing. I lucked out with that strip! Beside the silk shirts I had to work with, Scott also gave me 2 rayon shirts, so I made a pillow out of them. The one white shirt just had the large embroidery on the back & it was perfect for the pillow front. I think the other shirt made a great backing and cording for the pillow. He really liked the pillow. I'm happy that this project is over, but it was a fabulous experience for me. Scott was blown away with the finished products. I truly wanted to give him a quilt that would depict his shirts & I think this pattern really shows each shirts. Some of the pictures are before I put the binding on the quilt.
    Now it's on to the next!!
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    wow, really great. What a treasure.
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    That quilt is SO impressive! Loved the pillow too, and the way you used the shirt front and buttoning to 'seal' the pillow. Wow!

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    What a fun quilt! Love the pillow.
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    Very cool! They look like they were fun to do!

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    What an amazing quilt. Just beautiful!

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    I have been waiting for a picture of your great blocks in the quilt. It looks awesome!!!

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    Thanks for letting us follow your quilt. It really turned out well.

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    I loved seeing the blocks as you made them and the quilt turned out really beautiful! I love the pillow, too. I'm sure it is a treasure to him. You should be very proud of your work!

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    very pretty quilt.....

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    I LOVE IT.....was waiting to see how it turned out. just beautiful. thanks for sharing with us.
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    It is so wonderful. Thank you for showing us the finished product, I have been waiting. How could he not love it and it has such meaning for him too. You are a good friend.
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    Awesome Quilt !!!
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    Now you have me thinking. Hubby has a good collection of hawaiian shirts

    You did a great job. Love the back of the cushion also.

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    very nicely done!!!
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    Absolutely gorgeous quilt and pillow. Love all the silk from the shirts.
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    Love it! I've been following your progress as i also have a pile of silk shirts to work on. I have a few (more) questions... What kind of batting, backing and thread did your long armer use? I was thinking about going with cotton backing, but maybe springing for silk batting and thread but don't know if I need to. Thanks for including us in your project, I loved seeing the process!
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    Fabulous!!!!
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    The finished quilt looks great!! Thanks so much for posting. Like so many others, I have been following your posts with the blocks. I love the look of a scrappy binding too!

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    Those are just so very pretty.
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    hope you get to do your silk quilt!

    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    Love it! I've been following your progress as i also have a pile of silk shirts to work on. I have a few (more) questions... What kind of batting, backing and thread did your long armer use? I was thinking about going with cotton backing, but maybe springing for silk batting and thread but don't know if I need to. Thanks for including us in your project, I loved seeing the process!
    I supplied the batting and backing for the quilt. I believe the long armer used a cotton thread. I used silk thread when piecing the quilt. I was able to get the tread at JoAnns when the thread was on sale. The backing material was a cotton, as well as the batting. I used white cotton muslin as the foundation when sewing the blocks. The backing and foundation materials were pre-washed.

    I really hope you get to make your quilt. It was a great experience for me. I loved each and every block! Let me know if you when you start ... please post pictures too.
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    Terrific quilt, great job and thank you for sharing, love scrappies
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    What a great job you did on these. No wonder he loves them!

    p.s.) Did you go to the candy dance last weekend?
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    How cool is that? I would love it to!
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    Beautiful quilt and I love the pillow too! Thank you for sharing.
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