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Thread: Snowman quilt done

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    Senior Member Wendys Quilts's Avatar
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    My very first Christmas quilt. This was a door panel that I just added borders to. It is approx. 72x92. This will be going on my son's queen bed. I will surprise him with it when we start decorating for Christmas. He knows about it, but he hasnt seen it since I have finished it. This is the biggest quilt I have had on my frame, and it turned out great.

    I was debating on whether to quilt this myself or have Charisma or someone in my neighborhood do it. I PM'd quite a few ladies on here: natalieg, BKrenning, greensleeves, QuitlQtrs, nad moedersaar asking them questions about using a 5"pantogram with a machine that only had a 9"throat. They were all very helpful. With the help of these ladies, I decided to give it a try on my own. I was able to quilt about 72" of it with my 5" pantogram. Towards the 72", I had to fudge a little and follow the pattern on the inside of it. The rest of the quilt, I just freehand it. You can't even tell it. I am so glad I did it myself. I didnt have to turn it. I just used a meandering. I also used Warm and Natural for the batting. The colors are more brilliant in person. It was cloudy out when I took this. Also, thank you all the ladies that helped me, that I noted above!

    I took my son to Joann's and let him pick the backing. I think he made the perfect choice :thumbup:

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    Beautiful, he'll love it, I do.

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    Oh, wonderful. I just love snowmen, You did a great job. :-)

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    I absolutly love this , I have always liked that backing fabric and it is perfect for this winter quilt!

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    That is adorable, and you are right, the backing fits perfectly in the theme!

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    Oh how cute! :thumbup:

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    oh wow!! this is going to be a huge surprise - I know he will love it! It is absolutely stunning :)

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    Precious!

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    what an excellent quilt! he's so cheerful

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    Wow! Cool!

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    oh its adorable and fantastic job on the quilting....all the ladies on this board are so helpful

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    That is such a cute & cheerful quilt. How did you do the shading and pink cheeks or was it just placement of the material?

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    That is beautiful.

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    He looks like a very jolly snowman. It is very cute. You did a great job on it.

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    Thank you ladies! I love it. It's in the washer now. The final test lol...hoping the white does not get any red bleeding lol

    Bonbonary, that is the way the snowman is on the panel. I did not put the shading on it. :)

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    It is so cute for your son's bed. Great job. By the way if you haven't invested in color catchers, you should. That can save a quilt in the laundry.

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    Cute quilt! Congrats on doing the quilting yourself, looks great!

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    BEAUTIFUL! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    where did you get the panel? I need on of those!! i collect snowmen..

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    That is beautiful and so wintery! I Love snowmen also! Thanks for sharing!

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    Gotta love those snowmen!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymm
    It is so cute for your son's bed. Great job. By the way if you haven't invested in color catchers, you should. That can save a quilt in the laundry.
    Oh yes. Got the color catchers :)

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    He's absolutely adorable and I'm certain your son will be thrilled with his snowman.

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    Beautiful

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    cute.

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