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Thread: Monster quilt I made for a friend.

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    It sure is pretty and matches her bedroom so well but it was a pain in the a__ to quilt. I do not have a long arm infact my machine only has a 6in throat. The back had a lot of issues because no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get it smooth. My friend said no one was going to see the back so she didn't care and for me to proceed with it anyway. She had originally commissioned me to make it but I gave it to her as a Christmas present.
    Oh, BTW it is an over sized king that hang down about 24 inches on each side. She wanted it to cover the bottom mattress and nearly touch the floor. I think she got what she wanted.

    Here it is on her bed. She shows it off to everyone that comes in here home.
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    my little machine struggling to get this done
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    another shot of it.
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    Little man some how managed to get in the pictures but I didn't realize it til now.

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    Beautiful quilt

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    I really like the quilt.You should get a gold star for quilting one that size

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    It dwarfs the machine! You did a great job getting it done!

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    Your bravery paid off! Looks great!

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    It is stunning! I am doing a 120x120 right now. (Big Calking) I have a Janome 6500 wiht the bigger opening but it is still just too much. Can't wait to have it behind me.

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    Thank you! I am really surprized I got it done.

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    Wow, that is a beautiful quilt!! I love the color choices! :thumbup:

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    Very nice, love the colour combination! Your little quilt inspector does a good job!!

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    Wow it looks great .. alittle hard work really paid off on that one.

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    The last queen size quilt I did on my little machine, I did the batt in thirds. (might have learned that on this board) You cut your batt into thirds. Then start with the middle, and quilt that. Then you whip stitch the 2nd 1/3 batting on one side and quilt that. Then the last 1/3. It really did make a difference. It's a bit fiddley but reduces the bulk.
    Cjomomma, your quilt is awesome. I admire your charity work also, you are a wonderful quilter & person!

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    Wow! Looks fantastic and to do it on your machine. I know what it is like to try to horse a big quilt through a small harped machine. Kudos to you for the great job!

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    oh wow!! you are amazing and brave to even try that :) that is definitely a monster. You are a wonderful friend!

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    Beautiful quilt, that was so nice of you to give it to her and not charge $, I'll bet she was surprised!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iluv2quilt
    Beautiful quilt, that was so nice of you to give it to her and not charge $, I'll bet she was surprised!
    She is not an emotional person but it nearly made her cry and her DH too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn Luker
    The last queen size quilt I did on my little machine, I did the batt in thirds. (might have learned that on this board) You cut your batt into thirds. Then start with the middle, and quilt that. Then you whip stitch the 2nd 1/3 batting on one side and quilt that. Then the last 1/3. It really did make a difference. It's a bit fiddley but reduces the bulk.
    Cjomomma, your quilt is awesome. I admire your charity work also, you are a wonderful quilter & person!
    Thank you for the wonderful compliment!
    This is the first time I have chosen to work with a charity so it will be learning experience. Hope fully they will raise lots of money.

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    Beautiful! Wow You did a great job!

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    Thank you everyone! I want you all to know that I really do appreciate each compliment and comment. Hugs!!!

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    Very nice! That's a huge quilt!!!

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    Whew! makes my shoulders and arms hurt to just think about trying to quilt that on a little machine! I have a QQ18 and I'm not sure I would want to tackle one that size even with that!

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    looks great.you are brave-I can't quilt anything with size on a domestic machine

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    I'm impressed. What a wonderful job. A King on a home machine? You are GOOD.

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    It is a great quilt, you were brave to tackle one so BIG/
    I AM sure your friend will like it.

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    That quilt is great! I love it.

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