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Thread: Some Of My Finished Quilts

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    The first quilt I ever made


    Other quilts I've finished









    Thanks for looking!

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    You've tried a little of lots of stuff!! They are so pretty! The 4th one looks especially cozy. :D

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    They look GREAT!!! Looks like you keep pretty busy!

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    Loretta, usually I do it all on my machine. Nothing fancy though. Usually just stitch in the ditch or corner to corner. In the last picture I did the quilting. It was the first time I had done something intricate. It went pretty well, but the back of the quilt showed all the boo-boos. I have taken only one quilt in to be quilted. Unfortunately, it just gets too expensive to do it that way.

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    very nice, love them all but especially fascinated by the blue, green and orange one. i would love to have a closer look at that one. what is the pattern called?

    you do very nice work. thanks for sharing. keep the pics coming. :!: :D :!: :D

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    Thanks everyone for your nice comments! Nanabird- I'd love to see that quilt up close again too. It was really fun to put together. The curves were a little difficult, but really I got pretty good at it. Buying the fabric was fun too. :mrgreen:

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    I know what you mean about the expense of sending away to be quilted, not to mention the time frame involved. After waiting 3 unpatient months to get one of mine back, I invested in a hobby quilter. It is just a 17" longarm, but I love it. Originally I bought the frame to use my home sewing machine with, but decided to go all the way. I was on the list for the Voyager 17 when they first were coming out, but I never got contacted about it so I checked locally for a distributer and found one about 2 hours away.

    Since I have gotten it, I have done numerous quilts. Not all mine, but for my daughter and family. We had a get together once a week and everyone make their quilt tops. I just love my longarm and hopefully one day I can invest in the bigger models.

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    very nice! your first quilt looks like the double irish chain? and i love the last one! i'm trying to find the blocks in it.

    very nice!

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    Melissa,
    Great patterns. Beautiful colors.
    Wonderful quilts! Thanks for sharing.

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    They are gorgoues... You do beautiful work..

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    all your quilts are great, love the colors, i agree with the other ladies you have been very busy. Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing. Beautiful.

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    Patty - Yes, the first one is a double Irish Chain. The last one is a stack-n-whack 9-patch, but somewhere along the line I messed up the order of the fabrics, so I just placed them where I thought they looked good.

    Loretta, I like to use the 80/20 batting that you can get at Jo-Anns for all of my quilts. It just doesn't feel like a snuggly quilt if I use the Poly batting. I like the feeling of a heavy comforter when I'm wrapping up with it. The poly batting feels too light weight for me.

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    All of them look great. The puzzle one looks like it was tough. Keep up the good work.

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    Melissa,

    love all of the quilts....what is the name of the quilt in your Avatar?

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    You did a great job on them all, thanks for sharing

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    I love them all! The curved piecing turned out beautiful! Make more!

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    Mgrhs, I don't know what the name of the block is called. I know I picked it out of a book that was at the library, if I get a chance I'll go look it up.

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    Stained Glass Diamond Quilt I just finished for my Daughter, belated Christmas Gift. The stitches that look white are actually a hot pink, along with the single tulip in the center.

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    Stained Glass Diamond Quilt- Jen's
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    Gorgeous Mary! That's a show stopper!

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    Thank you. Took a while to do, has 25 pieces to each block. I mottled some of the fabric myself from solids that I had (used the bleach in a spray bottle method) The books instructions had a misprint in the size of the block (before squaring it up to add the last four corners) was very mind boggling. I finally figured it out, but the finished size turned out right.

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    Beautiful quilts, Melissa and mary705!

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    Melissa:
    All your quilts are wonderful! I love scrappy and I especially liked your "Bow Tie" quilt. I made one last year out of scraps and love it. We cuddle in it every night in front of the tv. Your quilting is wonderful. I'm trying to do as much of my own quilting as I can but like you said, the back always gives away my secrets! :roll: Keep up your good work. Thanks for sharing.

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    Mary love your diamond quilt. colors are awesome, thanks for posting.

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    Thank you. My daughter is enjoying it, says she snuggles under it every evening watching tv

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    Wow! Nice work ladies!

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