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Thread: Hubby's Christmas Quilt top almost finished!

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    Super Member nursie76's Avatar
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    Earlier, I asked for help finding the material for this old movie themed quilt. DH loves to snuggle and watch movies on cold winter weekends, so I just had to have this for him. Once again, you guys came through for me. I got it as a kit in Oregon.

    I have the top completely pieced per the pattern. However, my hubby is a little over 6 foot tall and hates his feet sticking out. Soooo, since the top measres about 60 x 66, I am contemplating putting a 4-6 inch black border on, and maybe appliqueing some of the stars, popcorn boxes and other figures onto the border. OR try to find black with gold/silver stars on it (though that might be hard to find). What do you think?

    I got over 4 yards of the white large film figure material with the kit for the back, but I am going to use beige star covered flannel instead for a nice cozy feel.

    Sorry the pics aren't real nice, unfortunately I don't have a design board.



    Close up of center
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    A different view
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    The full quilt top
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    One more of the border.

    Once I get back from New Zealand and get the material for the extra border, I will need loads of suggestions on quilting for a newbie quilter.

    Thanks for looking.

    Popcorn borders. Note that it comes in butter, caramel and cheese!
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    I LOVE the fabric and the pattern you chose, too!!! DH is going to love this :D :D :D

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    Wow, that fabric is so cool! You did a great job with it, too. I want one!

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    Great looking quilt!!!

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    Thanks so much! This is a free Andover pattern, but when I found it the fabric had been discontinued. If it hadn't been for the help of the wonderful folks on this board, I wouldn't have it. I think the biggest challenge was the middle portion. I had to take a big triangle of the red print and one of the white print and piece them together so the images matched. It didn't come out perfectly, but I think it looks nice.

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    I remember when you were looking for this! I'm glad you were able to get it put togehter. I too have a tall husband 6'7" last time we checked! his blankets always have to be extra long. I think it would look good with a black border on it.

    You could always do a plain black border and then do some star quilting like this in yellow in the borders!
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    I just love the quilting pattern! I have never done anything with FMQ except play on a scrap, but if I practice real hard, I just might pull this off. I have a Bernina with a stitch regulator, that might speed up the learning curve. Mind if I use this as a template? I like the idea of yellow...maybe a shiny yellow that reads as goldish...

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    YES you can use the design!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nursie76
    Thanks so much! This is a free Andover pattern, but when I found it the fabric had been discontinued. If it hadn't been for the help of the wonderful folks on this board, I wouldn't have it. I think the biggest challenge was the middle portion. I had to take a big triangle of the red print and one of the white print and piece them together so the images matched. It didn't come out perfectly, but I think it looks nice.
    Well nursie, I made a quilt of this fabric as well and decided against doing the middle as you did because of it being a bit difficult. As I am still new at quilting and did not want to screw it up that is why I did not attempt it, but you did an amazing job of this. It turned out beautiful. Glad you were able to get all the fabric you needed.

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    Justwannaquilt. Thank you!

    CajunQuilter2, I have a lot of the White print center material (was supposed to be the back) and i have thought of making a similar quilt for my son in law who is also into movies. So, I think I will make it with just the white in center too. I'll bet yours looks nice that way too! It is such fun material!

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    Great job. I love the effect of the center panel. After reading it was pieced I went back and looked you did a AMAZING job of matching. You should be proud of yourself.

    Ps I love the idea of flannel for the extra coziness

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    Too cool. I love your fabric and you did a great job on the quilt. DH is going to love it. Has he seen it or is it a surprise? Thanks for sharing the picture-what a fun quilt.

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    Ladybugquilter, Thanks, when I first saw the quilt presented on an online video, by Gail Kessler, marketing director and a designer for Andover fabrics, I thought that the center came as a printed panel. When I read the directions carefully, imagine my surprise when I realized it was pieced! But by then I just had to make it for my hubby! He encourages me to quilt and is the one who encouraged me to get my new(used) Bernina and saw that I got to 12 quilt shops in 9 states in 16 days on our vacation. :D

    JanRN, Thanks for the kind words. So far I have managed to do it without him knowing. I would sneak a few minutes here an hour there when I got home before he did or when he had to work late. Since I will have to somewhat rearrange my sew room to add a table to quilt it, not sure how I am going to manage to do it without him seeing. Am considering going to a quilt shop in the area where I work that offers a sewing lunch once a week. Take your own machine or rent one for $5 and you can even keep your project there. Wish me luck.

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    GREAT Job ! He will love it :lol: I had to go back and look again after I read you had pieced the middle :mrgreen: And how clever to go to a lunch sew in so he doesn't see it !

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    That is wonderful! He's going to love it!

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    That is awesome!! You sure fooled me because I thought it was a panel. I had to scroll back up and check it more closely. If not for the fabric at the seam under the white, I never would have been able to tell. You've done a great job. Good luck in keeping it a secret. Sounds like he really is a deserving hubby. I think spouses that spend vacation time in quilts shops for their wifes/husbands are great.

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    This quilt is just fabulous!

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    Wow!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladybugquilter
    Great job. I love the effect of the center panel. After reading it was pieced I went back and looked you did a AMAZING job of matching. You should be proud of yourself.

    Ps I love the idea of flannel for the extra coziness
    That is exactly what I did. Your piecing is wonderful. This is such a fun quilt, I'm sure that your DH will love it.

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    This quilt is just awesome!!! But how the heck did you keep from starving to death while sewing all that popcorn???????

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    Now that you mention it, there was a definite increase in popcorn intake after each piecing session! :D

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    Super cool gift. Makes me want to have a movie night.

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    He'll love it.

    I like the idea of a black border with appliqued stars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    He'll love it.

    I like the idea of a black border with appliqued stars.

    ranger
    Thanks for the input. Now, if I can just have time to do it after I get back from New Zealand. I did clear it with my Bernina sewing center to come and use their large tables and rent a machine, when hubby thinks I am at work, so I can work on it without him knowing :wink:

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