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Thread: My grandaughter's quilt

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    Super Member Barb M's Avatar
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    Here is a quilt i made my grandaughter for Christmas. I did a double irish chain, and then a diamond in square to alternate. I made the mistake of asking her if there was anything special she would like on her quilt lol well, she said, grandma, i would just love some bunnies and hearts, but just if you can do them grandma...soooo, this turned out to be a really hard quilt to do. I dont have a long arm machine, and trying to quilt it when i got to the centre of the quilt was really hard! lol, so next time i will divide my quilt in quarters, and quilt smaller pieces. Anyways, this was my very first attempt at applique, and ohhhh, it was hard. I tried to turn the edges under on the bunnies and hearts, but it was too hard to do, so i just zigzagged them, but i dont know if i ever want to try applique again, but i did get it finished, and she just loved it. I am learning as i go, and i think next time i should have put some quilting in the wide border too, but i'm learning :)
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    Its just beautiful!! and your applique turned out wonderfully. You done good grandma!!! :thumbup: :D

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    The bunnies make it special - it really is filled with love, and it shows.

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    It looks great, what a pretty color combination.........good job :D :D :D

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    Awe, thanks! I kinda made a BIG mistake doing it though! lol Cus i'd never done applique, i quilted the whole quilt, batting and all, then tried to attach the bunnies after! lol And trying to do it by machine was even harder, trying to turn the whole bulk of the quilt through the machine! lol lol Learn as i go :)

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    Love the bunnies! I'm sure your granddaughter was thrilled. That quilt looks so cuddly!

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    Very pretty, and I love the bunnies and hearts.

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    What a beautiful quilt! All of that hard work definitely paid off! You're applique work looks wonderful too!

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    It's very sweet - I am sure she will treasure it!

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    Hi Barb! Wonderful quilt! I like to do applique but there are lots and lots of ways to do it. I use freezer paper. I draw or trace the designs onto the paper side, cut out the shapes, and press the patterns onto the wrong side of the fabric. I then cut them out with a small turn under allowance. Clip the fabric up to the edge of the paper and then pin the design onto the quilt. Turn the fabric under the paper with your needle while you stitch the applique on. After that you can clip the back of the quilting fabric and pull the paper out. It's really not as hard as it sounds but I know a lot of people zigzag the designs on. One of my baby quilts was done that way with angels. Have to send in some pics now that I have learned to down size them so they go through!!! Getting more puter savy all the time. :wink:

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    Oh my gosh Louis! Thank you so much! I can't believe you were able to explain applique to me! I thought you had to turn the seams under with an iron! And with small curves, that's almost impossible. I had no idea that was how you do it, thank you so much :)

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    Barb M,

    That is a beautiful quilt and she's sure to treasure it and the love that was put into it!

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    just BEAUTIFUL... I am sure she LOVES IT!

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    BEAUTIFUL........

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    Hi Barb! I do usually press the seams under on the pieces after clipping the seam allowance. Not really necessary but it makes a cleaner line sometimes. However the paper is fairly stiff so it is real easy. I got one of those Clover Irons (the little bitty ones on a stick :D ) but haven't used it yet. :oops: By the way the name is LOIS notice no u no e! :lol: :lol:

    I'm just kidding really. I got LOUIS (a guy's name) and LOUISE so much, for so many years, I just thought it was a good "screne name". :P

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    Sorry Lois! Actually i noticed your name was lois, and i thought i typed it without a "u", but well, typo's happen with me all the time, or i forget i've asked a question, and ask it again, drives my husband crazy lol, HD, early stage dementia, so hope you guys are patient with me lol :oops:

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    The bunnies are darling! You did a beautiful job!

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    Oh, thank you so much Lucky :)

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    It is a lovely quilt...no matter what you think of the applique! I think my hubby likes my very 1st quilt better than the more recent ones that I think are "better". He says that they have more "personality" and I know your grand daughter would love it even if it was a feed sack...which its NOT! Its great and you done good! I love the colors! :lol:

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    she will love her quilt

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