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Thread: A quilt for my wee one

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    I started this one shortly after doing the one for K-M, my oldest. I have to press it and do the boarders yet. I bought the batting for it yesterday. I am trying to decide if I should make up a few more tops and then quilt them all one right after the other. That way I will get more familiar with loading them on the table without a big break in between.
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    Is that applique on those blocks? If so, it's pretty!
    Pretty quilt!!

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    Very nice girly quilt.

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    That is beautiful, you will be so happy with it once it is quilted. Sounds like you have a new quiltind machine. You will learn to love it I am sure and putting the quilts in will soon be second nature to you. Really!!!! Good Luck.

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    The one block is embroidered, the pattern came free when I put in a different order through emblibrary.com The good thing about the embroidery machine is you can do other things while it is working, I did a lot of the other square while it was doing it's thing, just took time out to rehoop the fabric every once in a while, it only being one color gave me lots of time.

    My quilting machine is new, I have done only one quilt on it. So I am probably going to have to watch the video again before getting the quilt on, that is why I am thinking if I get a few done and do then back to back it will ingrain the process in my brain. Good thing I have lots of fabric and ideas running around in my head. though I wouldn't mind someone else coming out and with more tops to practice with. Even if it is just to watch them.

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    Very nice!!! I love what you did with those blocks - applique? :-)

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    I'm thinking yes....do up some tops, then quilt, quilt, quilt. Practice and repeating is good.

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    Really beautiful! And I love the embroidery design!!

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    Looks beautiful. The embroidery just sets if off. Have fun learning and using your new quilting machine.

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    Wow that is very pretty! Nice job on the embroidery. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it.

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    What a lovely quilt.
    Very pleasing to the eyes.

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    Very pretty, I agree make a bunch of tops and quilt away so you have it down pat.

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    Very pretty quilt. :lol: Have fun with your machine whenever you decide to quilt it! :lol:

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    Very nice.

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    Looks great,

    I know what you mean about setting it up on the machine. The sandwhiching and basting are the parts I hate the most. My friend who has a homesize longarming machine admitted that it took her longer to set it up than it did to do the quilting. Unfortuneately all the steps in making a quilt are not as fun as some of the other parts.

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    Very pretty!!!

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    Your quilt is so pretty!! I just love the colors & the patterns you have used to make it with. I especially love the ME, it really sets it off. Thank you for sharing with all of us here on the quilting board.
    :D :D :D

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    Thank you every one for the generous words. The border is now on it. Just need to do a little pressing. I am going to have to start looking at my wall of fabric to pull the colors for the next one.

    It took me a long time to get the first quilt on the table mostly because I kept having to go back and do it again and again. Watch the video in between etc. Go back and fix a little of this and a little of that. I am sure after the next few quilts I will get faster and I will be able to get them on and off in a timely fashion. Practice. I have been sewing for a long time so the piecing came pretty easy to me. So the big machine is a bit more of a challenge. it is one I like though. And frankly after having to try and get a few quilts done on my other machine, I will take having to fuss with it to get it on the big table.

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    I'm excited to see what you do with it on your new big machine! That is a really great job on the embroidery and I do love your choices for fabric! Are the other quilts you are going to get done the same pattern? That one is a beauty! I can't wait to see what you do next!

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    Your fabrics are beautiful and the machine embroidery really makes the quilt. I cannot wait to see it with borders and quilting. Great job!!!

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    Very pretty colors...and yeah I would put some tops together to for just the reason you said.....gives you good practice and even take notes......I forget to easy....:-)

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    Very pretty. Love the pinks.

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    They are not colors I would pick for me, but my 11 year old just loves them. I even had a 14 year old offer to adopt it. I have a lot of fun doing the embroidery work. There is just so much you can do with it. it brings a whole new aspect to it. Though not all my quilts end up with it. I have never done the same quilt twice. Though my mom did copy one I did for the other bunk in my nephews room. And I have only done one or two that I have copied from a magazine. I have a binder that has a large selection of blocks in it and I go through the book and try to pick ones that I think will go together. So far I have done a pretty good job of it. Some times it gets me in trouble though, Like when I did my sisters quilt, shown in an earlier post, the one block is called Sarah's choice, that is her name, and the one I picked to go with it had so many pieces. And I was of course on a tight schedule to get it done. It helps to already have a large selection of fabric to look at. I love a good sale and tend to stock up and then don't need to worry about having to pay full price for it. I am finding a hard time with the batting though. Having enough on hand takes up a lot of space.

    I am horrible for taking notes, though I would put stickies around the machine and table to give me hints when I am doing it, I would only have to do it once and then they would be there, if any one wants to volunteer for that.....

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    wow ! I love it !! Wild !!

    And..that is a lot of work !!!

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    VERY VERY PRETTY :D

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