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Thread: Life of the Honey Bee Quilt

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    Life of the Honey Bee Quilt

    I just finished my first pieced quilt, my second quilt over all. The first one I posted pictures of in the machine embroidery section because it was mostly done on my embroidery machine.
    The quilt is a queen sized, with 80/20 cotton/poly batting and fireside fleece for the backing and was sewn and quilted on my Janome 9400. The quilting is a combination of straight line quilting with the accufeed foot (yellow border), decorative quilt stitch #20 (grey borders), some stitch in the ditch between borders, and free motion quilting every where else. I'm pretty happy with it over all. It came out a lot yellower than I anticipated but I learned a lot doing this quilt and I'm looking forward to my next one.
    Thank you for looking.
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    WOW! Pretty quilt!! Good job!

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    terrific quilt and quilting
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    ​Great quilt and a terrific job on the quilting with a fleece back!

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    Beautiful It looks like you've quilted for years. You have a natural talent. Welcome to the quilting world!

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    Great job for the entire quilt. I can't believe it is only your second quilt. You are doing great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    terrific quilt and quilting
    Ditto. BrendaK
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    beautiful! your first pieced quilt really? very well done.

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    Great quilt!
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    Looks like you've quilted for years. Beautiful!

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    Well done!!! So pretty.

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    Omg, that's only your second quilt? It's fabulous!!! You have loads of talent.

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    Great quilt. You are a natural!
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    love your quilting and the subject of bees! How in the world did you do pebbles on the black border without going blind? Did you quilt the pebbles from the back? I did FMQ on a black background and vowed never to do it again, even with side lighting and turning my machine light off, could I remotely see what I was doing. Kudos to you for a gorgeous job.
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    Really cool quilt! Your quilting is great too. Congratulations on finishing
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    By George I think you've got it!!! Marvelous job! I love everything about your quilt. It should be nice and warm this winter.

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    I used a dark grey thread on the front for the pebbles because it matched a dark grey that is part of the pattern. I figured it would be camouflaged in there a bit. Also, to be perfectly honest, I decided I would do "messy" pebbles, not exact ones. My theory is if you can't be perfect, then make it look deliberate .

    Thanks everyone for your nice comments.

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting! You show lots of quilting talent!
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    Good golly Miss Molly! That quilt is awesome! I could quilt until I was 200 years old & never have a quilt look as good as yours. How did you learn to be so proficient so fast? I wish I had 1/2 your talent. About those pebbles....I've never seen a perfectly round, exact pebble picked up off the ground so why should pebbles on a quilt be any different? Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt with us.

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    Wow, 2nd quilt you say!!! You are amazing!!!

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    What a beauty! You have talent and skill.

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    love your quilts ----

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    Lovely. Your quilting is beautiful.

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    Pretty quilt and quilting.

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    Beautiful! Love how you framed your panel. Gorgeous colors, gorgeous fabric!

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