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Thread: My first QAYG Quilt

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    This is the quilt that I just finished for my DGD’s graduation. It started out as a Hoop Sisters BOM quilt and is the “Embroidablock™ of the Month TNT Hoopsisters™.com 2009.” It was to be 60” square with 64 blocks, but my DGD wanted it to fit her X-long twin bed at college. She also requested it be made in her favorite colors of tiffany blue, black, bright yellow, and red, with a white background. So I enlarged it to 140 blocks & this is the final result. I quilted it using my 830 Bernina & the jumbo hoop. All the blocks are QAYG using a cotton batting. Then I made a sandwich with a cotton backing, added a low loft poly batting & SITD. This was truly a labor of love, as it took me 350 hours to complete. I am going to try to put the pictures in from start to finish so the quilt itself will show the story. Many of the pictures will show the blocks pinned & not sewn on, or sewn together, but not pressed. (Bear with me, as this is my first time posting pictures and I will probably have to edit as I go.) Thanks for taking time out of your busy lives to look at my handiwork.

    Full Length Quilt
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    1/4 of Center Design in hoop
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    1/4 Center Complete - Not to Scale
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    4 block center pinned together
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    Another 4 block design
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    Closeup of Stitching
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    Closeup of stippling
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    Red & Yellow 4 block design
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    Closeup before pressing
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    Very nice!!!!!

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    Love it.

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    wow, pretty amazing! what QAYG method did you use?

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    Your colors are so wonderful, they make the quilt

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    Awesome

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    very cool.

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    Your quilt is beautiful,god job..

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    Wow great job!! Such an intricate design, I love the whole look of it!! :) Thanks for sharing! Do you have any shots of the back?

    Cheers!
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    that's beautiful

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    great job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper
    wow, pretty amazing! what QAYG method did you use?
    Thanks everyone for the nice words. Actually each of the blocks were made in the hoop of the embroidery machine. There were several steps in each block. Once I completed all the blocks, I squared them and stitched together. Then I added plain white cotton for backing and stitched in the ditch, and added the binding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athenagwis
    Wow great job!! Such an intricate design, I love the whole look of it!! :) Thanks for sharing! Do you have any shots of the back? Cheers!
    Rachel
    Unfortunately I don't. I asked my DGD to send me some, but as of this date she hasn't. She is pretty proud of it, though. She is an artist and I knew she'd appreciate this.

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    WOW !!!!! Great Job- she will treasure it forever I am sure

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    Great job!

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    Nice work.

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    Love the design. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    Well done!

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    What a great pattern! You did a wonderful job.

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    Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I LOVE this board & even though I have been quilting for 40+ years, I learn something new every day. Thanks to the moderators, too for what you do to keep this board running smoothly. Everyone is so cheerful & helpful. Did I mention that I LOVE this board?

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