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Thread: 'The Natural' - My Latest Finish

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    'The Natural' - My Latest Finish

    Just a few pictures to share of my latest finish. I pieced this top back in
    2007 and only now that I have my Sweet Sixteen sitdown was able to get it
    done! The piecing was not my best work, but the quilting really helped to
    get it flattened down where bias edges had stretched. I've learned so much
    since piecing this quilt, the biggest being the value of doing a good job
    when piecing. It was a fun quilt to quilt and gave me lots of opportunity to
    practice my FMQing and ruler work and try some new designs. The finished
    size is 100" x 116" and fits our King sized bed nicely. It certainly
    presented a challenge in managing the bulk, but practice helps with that
    too! It's not my favourite quilt, but it's okay. Its quilted almost entirely
    with Glide Thread, which was new to me, but I really like it. I used a Warm
    and Natural cotton batting and find it a little stiffer than I'd like, but
    it seems to be softening up with use. Will try something different next time
    I think. I spray basted it with 505 and ditched it entirely before FMQing. I
    think that's it. Thanks for taking a peek .
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    That is one gorgeous quilt and the quilting is fantastic!
    Wayne & Gabriele, the married quilters.

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    Beautiful work.
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    It's big and beautiful! Your quilting is wonderful!

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    absoutley wonderful beautiful quilting!!!
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    Beautiful, and your quilting is impressive
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    Your quilting is wonderful.

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    Your quilt is one of the prettiest quilts have seen . Did you do the quilting on your machine or was it done on a long arm.?

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    So nice, really wonderful!
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    I think it's beautiful and the quilting is out of the world!

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    Wow lots of detail.......

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    Awesome job on this! I am doubly impressed you did this on a sit down model. I find frame quilting much easier, especially with ruler work and many of the techniques you used. I see you are heavily influenced by Green Fairy (Judy). I am too, love her stuff! It is too bad she can no longer post here due to the rules about watermarked photos.

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    Love your quilt, and your quilting is absolutely fantastic.

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    If this is considered "just practice" Just think how good you will be when you "practiced" a while.
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    Wow, that's a lot of quilting and it looks good! You did a nice job with it.

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    Nicely coordinated colors. Love the quilting too!

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    Just gorgeous!!!!!
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    you did a great job on the quilt! you might want to try Hobbs 80/20 batting. it handles similar to the warm and natural but it is softer

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    Quote Originally Posted by josie bass View Post
    Your quilt is one of the prettiest quilts have seen . Did you do the quilting on your machine or was it done on a long arm.?
    Thank you! I quilted it on my Sweet Sixteen Sitdown machine, which if you're not familiar with it, it has a 16" harp space and some similar attributes of a longarm, in that I can use rulers with it, but have to move the quilt to quilt, it's not on a frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Awesome job on this! I am doubly impressed you did this on a sit down model. I find frame quilting much easier, especially with ruler work and many of the techniques you used. I see you are heavily influenced by Green Fairy (Judy). I am too, love her stuff! It is too bad she can no longer post here due to the rules about watermarked photos.
    Haha! I am a Judy Madsen follower . I took a bunch of her classes in Utah in May and couldn't wait to try some more of her designs. I have had her book since last Christmas and have been trying out a few things since then. I can't say I have anything remotely close to her finesse but it's fun trying! Love her style! Thanks for your comments and encouragement!
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    very nicely done
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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    you did a great job on the quilt! you might want to try Hobbs 80/20 batting. it handles similar to the warm and natural but it is softer
    Thank you! I haven't done many quilts, but I did a lap size with a Hobbs 80/20 fusible batting and have since given it away, but had fairly dense quilting on that one too, and don't remember it being as stiff as this one, so I was thinking of trying it again, non fusible of course on a big one like this. The other one I hear a lot about is the Quilters Dream line and also thought about adding a thin layer of wool, like a split bat. Thank you for your comments and suggestion.

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    Wow!! What a beautiful quilt!! I love the way you quilted it!!

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    Very nice quilt - impressive quilting.

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    You did a great job on your quilting. You do have a talent for "reading" your quilt and knowing what to do with it.

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