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Thread: Posting my first quilt - Wrapped in Mint and Chocolate

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    I started this quilt for my daughter at least a year to a year and a half ago. I was so excited the first day. I cut squares all day, smiling and anxious. I had many interruptions, made several quilts in between and put this one on the back burner repeatedly. I had decided to hand quilt the entire project and was very excited about that! I loved the process of choosing the moda fabrics in the colors that she likes (same color as her bedroom walls – three walls mint green like ice cream and one wall chocolate). I did fret a bit because I just knew it was going to be a very costly quilt. Anyway I finally got the top put together and found I just didn’t have the time to do the hand quilting and decided that I would machine quilt it instead (so Olivia could get this in this century). I started an all over meandering – and hated it! The quilt was so big, king size. I was just uncomfortable handling it and decided to put it away for another day. I continued with the free motion machine quilting another day – again, felt uncomfortable all the way – and hated it! Still! I spent the better part of the next day slowly ripping out all of the free motion quilting and a light bulb went off in my head – I decided to do a decorative leaf stitch on all seams – I love it!! So glad I took the time to really let the quilt talk to me. I have learned so much from making this quilt, it isn’t perfect by any means, some of the seams do not match (how did that happen?) one corner was way off when I attached a border, but it all worked out in the end and I am very pleased to have made it for Olivia. I hope you like it sweetheart Love Mom …… :lol:

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    You did a great job with the quilting on this quilt!
    I looks great!!

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    Hi there, I love it. Looks very homey.

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    What a great ides for the leaf stitching on the seams? I will remember that! Quilt looks very nice!

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    Very pretty !!!!! Did you hand quilt this quilt? ......Michele

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    This is truly a labor of love. Your daughter will cherish this for many years.

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    The quilt is beautiful, and you did a great job on the quilting. I really enjoy when someone does something differnt.

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    Beautiful!

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    The quilt is beautiful! Congratulations. I love the stitching detail. You did a wonderful job.

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    I think it looks GREAT - wonderful use of fabrics!

    The idea of using a decorative stitch on your machine to quilt the entire piece is WONDERFUL...I (at least) never thought of that (and my machine has LOTS of stitches). I'm sure, however, that took you longer to use than a normal straight stitch. Your DD is very lucky!

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    Looks perfect to me - it's beautiful

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    You are good at what you do Monica! What do you call that stitch you used around the triangles. Sorry, I'm a Newbee!

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    No I didn't hand quilt. That was my original intention but I decided to use a decorative machine stitch instead. I am happy with the results.

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    Your quilt is lovely. I am sure Olivia loves it too.

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    Great job on the stitching! The quilt is beautiful!

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    I'm sure she'll love it. You did a great job.

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    Awesome job :thumbup:

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    I think it looks wonderful. Great job.

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    A perfect finishing touch! Did you use your walking foot doing the fancy stitching? Sometimes when I have my walking foot on the fancy stitches don't form properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsister63
    What a great ides for the leaf stitching on the seams? I will remember that! Quilt looks very nice!
    I see why the leaf stitching pleased you! Great job, I think she will love it.

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    Your leaf pattern on each triangle really sets the colors off. Glad you let the quilt speak to you. She will love to show it off.

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    Now, how cute is that!!! VERY nice!

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    Neat colors and love the blanket stitch

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    I want to make a quilt like this with my scraps. Your "coordinated" one is lovely, and I love the decorative stitch you used for the quilting. Bet she's crazy about it!

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    Beautiful!!! Arn't you glad that you got it done!!!

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