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Thread: my huge upholstery fabric quilt

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    my huge upholstery fabric quilt

    My client asked me to make a king-sized quilt for her using upholstery fabrics she has been collecting. The finished monster is 121" square, with 100% low-loft polyester batting, backed with three cotton fabrics (the red one is the fabric that shrank massively in my post in Main, which is why I needed three backing fabrics!), and bound with the purple upholstery fabric from the front. The square blocks are SITD, with larger squares getting an extra quilted square in the middle. The circles are also SITD (just inside the applique satin stitching) with a quilted circle in the middle of larger circles. The rest is quilted with continuous wavy diagonal lines.

    The whole thing was pieced and quilted on my DSM. The finished quilt weighs 15 lbs...glad my client is local.

    Thanks for looking!

    Alison
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    nicely done... both sides!
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    WOW. Is that velvet? Looks to me like you did a great job. I am also glad for you that your client was local. BrendaK
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    Another Wow! I love it! It is so unique and fun!!
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    OH my goodness, it's lovely!!!! i made one with upholstery fabrics long ago. wish i'd thought of doing it like this. great quilt!!

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    Beautiful quilt. You did a very good job.

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    What a fun, colorful quilt!

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    It is gorgeous! Hope she likes a weighted feel.... 15 lbs, whew!

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    Really beautiful!!!

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    That's going to be very warm to sleep under, but its beautiful- great job!

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    You did an awesome job!! Is your DSM OK? I did a heavy quilt on mine and knocked the timing out of whack.
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    You did a wonderful job with that fabric! I can't even imagine putting all of that through a DSM. Yet you came out with a really beautiful quilt, and it looks square and well made too. I'm really really impressed.

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    What a neat looking quilt. I knew just from your header that it was going to be heavy. I love the way you did the back. Great job!!!

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    incredible!
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    Wow! What a fantastically fun quilt!
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    You did a great job, front and back. Thanks for sharing.

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    AMAZING! and very, very pretty. Love the pattern.

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    That was quite a fete! It looks great.

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    Thats huge. I love it. Great job on it.
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    Fantastic design! Your quilt is beautiful! I would love to know what workhorse of a DSM you have that stood up to all that! My older machines would have been OK but my newer Pfaff would have died on the spot!
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    Beautiful, Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!
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    WOW! that is a gorgeous quilt. I hope they don't want to move it much at that weight.

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    Beautiful, upholstery fabric sure have gotten a lot brighter and lively since I retired eons ago.
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    That is absolutely incredibly beautiful!

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    WOW! It's BEAUTIFUL
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