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Thread: Two Hearts in Love (finished my second quilt)

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    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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    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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    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.
    Jenel Looney
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    excellent idea

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    It is very pretty--great job!!

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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.
    Jenel Looney
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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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    Very clever of you ....I can not believe you are a newbie!

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    Sew Cute! Doesn't it feel good to be hooked onto something so special. Enjoy!
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    that's really cool...i like it a lot...great job!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    Oh! What a pretty quilt! I'm going to watch for your pattern post and would love to see your pic of the Texas quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathdavis View Post
    Sew Cute! Doesn't it feel good to be hooked onto something so special. Enjoy!
    It feels wonderful to be hooked on something with such a warm and friendly community! Quilters are the best!
    Jenel Looney
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    The Texas quilt that inspired me

    Here's the Texas quilt that inspired me to create a mosaic-like quilt... (I asked permission before I took the picture.)
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    I love the gradations of color around the state. And the boot border is a lot of fun.
    Jenel Looney
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    Super job on your quilt!
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    Thank you!
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    WOW!!!! That is beautilful. Thanks for showing it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    That is so different. Did you make up the pattern? Great Job!

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    That's a great quilt. I get so inspired from everyone here. I haven't got enough time to try the things I'd like but one day I just might.

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    Quote Originally Posted by javin22 View Post
    That is so different. Did you make up the pattern? Great Job!
    Thank you! Yes, I did make up the pattern. I have Adobe Illustrator on my computer, and I used it to draw out the quilt ahead of time and figure out sizes, etc. It's pretty awesome now to look back at that drawing, because the finished product looks just like the sketch. (Except I did a much wider border than I thought I would because I wanted it to be 60x70 inches, a nice lap size for my tall husband.)
    Jenel Looney
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewgarden View Post
    That's a great quilt. I get so inspired from everyone here. I haven't got enough time to try the things I'd like but one day I just might.
    I know what you mean!!! I don't want to send mine out to be quilted, so with my limited time, it took 4 months or so to make this quilt, start to finish. I have WAY more ideas than just 2-3 per year!
    Jenel Looney
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    Jenel, your a very talented lady. I love what you did for this quilt & can't wait to see more of your quilts.

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