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    Senior Member neeng's Avatar
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    Here are the rest...a purple butterfly for my 4yo dgd who is plum crazy for both.
    And a photo quilt for the friend who keeps his garden on my farm, and manages to 'till my garden every time he does his own! One of those people who is so hard to buy for but always manages to do such nice things for me. But I think I got him this time! Photos are of his restored antique tractor, and of him in the garden.

    The reverse is also pieced. Mostly because I picked too many fabrics for the quilt, and they didn't all work together (better planning next time??). But the variety of veggies and flowers he grows are well represented, so it works out fine.
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    Matching pillowcase. And lots of leftovers for the stash (woo-hoo!).
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    Megan;s butterflies
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    reverse of Megan's butterflies in her favourite colour
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    John's quilt. "Summer Dreams" with photos of him and his tractor in the garden.
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    I used fq for some of the blocks but didn't buy enough so had to make 2 different blocks.
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    the 2nd block type. I would have preferred a fancier quilting but didn't trust my FMQ skills yet so stuck to a very large stippling pattern, which for the most part turned out okay. Only had to rip a couple small areas and redo them. The red stitching does tie together nicely.
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    Can the pictures be washed like regular fabric? And if so what did you use to print pictures on?

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    How neat!

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    Super Member Lori Peercy's Avatar
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    I forgot to tell you how pretty the purple quilt was and how thoughtful it was of you to make one for John! Very nice.

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    Senior Member neeng's Avatar
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    I used the June Tailor printer sheets, and new printer inks. Followed the package instructions to set the colour and there was no bleeding at all. I did include washing instructions with the quilt (he hasn't opened it yet - not allowed until Christmas).
    I found the printer fabric very stiff to work with compared to the other cotton fabrics, even after washing, so I was too afraid to quilt through them and just went around.

    Does anyone quilt through the photo itself on these?

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    Pretty butterflies for GD and your gardening neighbor will probably be speechless. Beautiful quilts.

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    WOW! You have been busy! I just know the lucky recipients will love these quilts. Great job! Thanks for sharing.

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    Great Job on bo9th !

    I have never quilted thru the pics on mine - like you said they are a heavier fabric and was afraid to :? LOL

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    Nice work!

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    I love them both.

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    Your gardener friend will be very proud and very surprised with the quilt you made him. You did an awesome job. The back and pillowcase are great also. Let us know what he says. Thanks for sharing.

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    OH!
    I think your summer dreams quilt for your garden/tractor/farm friend is WONDERFUL!
    I am betting that he won't be able to talk for a LOONNGGG time. You done good!

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    Beautiful quilts :D:D:D

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    beautiful quilts and I really love the back with all the veggies on it.

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    Lovely quilts. I particularly love the quilt for your gardening friend.

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    GD quilt is adorable. Friends quilt is an original work of art. Great job. I'm sure he will love it.

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    Beautiful quilts. But, the one for your farmer friend is AWESOME!
    Love it! Love it! Love it! You did a fantastic job on it, and I bet he will love it, too! :thumbup:

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    You did a great job on both quilts. Your creativity for the farm quilt is amazing - both on the front and on the back. And you're right, the red thread is perfect. :thumbup:

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    Those are awesome! I think he will be blown away! I love the color choices you made, great combinations!

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    Thank you all for the wonderful comments!
    I was a little afraid of the red thread on John's quilt, since I'm not very good at FMQ yet and it would show every mistake...but overall I'm very happy with the way it turned out.

    (I think with a more "formal" quilting it would have been even nicer, but I am nowhere near up to that yet!).

    Have a Merry Christmas, everyone.

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    Merry Christmas! Don't forget to pop back in and tell us what he thought!

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    LOL Meggie says, it's the most beautiful quilt she's ever seen, and she will sleep with it every night " FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE". (Her caps, for sure).

    And my friend John called to say he has never seen a quilt so beautiful, he was beside himself, he just loves it.

    So, two for two! I'm so glad they both liked them. (And again, thank you all for the help and advice here!)

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    What a wonderful gift for someone who has been so helpful! I'm sure he will treasure it! I would!

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    How awesome!

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    Hooray!
    There was not a doubt in my mind that you had hit a home run with both your quilts. Good job!

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