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Old 07-27-2012, 06:21 PM
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Default Two Hearts in Love (finished my second quilt)

I finished my second quilt tonight!!! Yay!!! I created this pattern myself, using entirely 2" squares (and half-square triangles that combine to make 2" squares), so that was a fun, new experience. I'm calling it "Two Hearts in Love." I made it for my husband, and I plan to write up the pattern to give away on the Fool's Gold website of romance author Susan Mallery, whom I work for. And I machine quilted for the first time, so that was another fun learning experience. I did hearts and swirls around the entire border, which I learned at the free motion quilting project website because someone on here posted the link. (I love the Quilting Board!) So to pass on the link... http://www.freemotionquilting.blogspot.com/

Tomorrow, I'll start cutting fabric for the next one... yup, I'm hooked!
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:29 PM
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You did a wonderful job. I like how you made it a his heart and hers heart. I bet he will love it. Your quilting came out great as well. I'd say your a very talented person. Ain't being hooked so much fun. My hubby actually builds in extra time if we are going to be some where with fabric just so i can ooooooooooo and ahhhhhhhhhh and touch. I love the feel of fabric. Ah hum, I'm ok now. lol Thanks for sharing. can't wait to see #3.
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:44 PM
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LOL! Gotta love a husband who supports your habit, Cindy! Thank you for your kind words. I had so much fun watching this come together. I was inspired by a quilt I saw at a quilt show. It was a wall-hanging, a map of Texas done entirely out of small squares and triangles of fabric. The effect was very much like a mosaic, which is a hobby I've pursued for years. So I was really drawn to the pieciness of it. (That ought to be a word, if it's not.) I took a picture of that quilt with the creator's permission and have carried it around with my on my phone for over a year now. My quilt isn't nearly as good, but I'm proud of it as a first attempt for the mosaic effect in fabric.
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:00 PM
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excellent idea
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Old 07-27-2012, 07:11 PM
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It is very pretty--great job!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:27 PM
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Yes, you are hooked. That is what I do, finish one then start another one. Wonderful work, just keep going.
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Thank you so much! It was an experience, learning to machine quilt. I had lots of tension issues and would end up with birds nests on the back of the quilt. Pulled them out, started over... pulled them out, started over... It's just so strange that the tension would be completely fine, then when I came back the next day, it would be off. No changed settings. I think it might've had to do with the bobbin running low.
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Love your creation! Very unique!
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Nice quilt.
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Just terrific, you did a great job and thank you for sharing
Have a Blessed day
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