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Thread: Vintage Hexagon Quilt - finished on longarm

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    Senior Member JoyVoltenburg's Avatar
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    This was a large 86x103" hexagon quilt - hand-pieced, vintage. The customer wanted a custom look at a panto price. This belonged to her husband's deceased mother. She doesn't quilt, but wanted it finished so they could use it, and of course didn't want to spend a lot because she was also paying for backing fabric, batting, and binding. So, I quilted three rows with a running heart and then the next row a set of curvy waves that followed the block edge. Did a large feather wreath in the middle and the corners got large meander feathers. It turned out well and I think the customer will like it.
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    OMG!!! That looks like a very custom job to me! That's a lot of quilting and it looks fabulous!

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting

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    beautiful quilt

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    Wow, what a lot of work, I love to see the older style quilts, they look so cozy and homely. This one has turned out well.

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    Georgeous! I love it.

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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Your quilting does this beauty proud!! :D:D:D

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    Beautiful!!

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    The quilt is beautiful as well as the quilting. Great job.

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    Your quilting is really lovely

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    That looks great, you really chose the best possible IMO way to quilt it. What would you have liked to do given no restrictions? (wondering, cause it looks really good!)

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    I think you did a superb custom job for a panto price, probably what the customer really wanted but was afraid to ask. At any rate, you've enhanced a lovely vintage quilt, and it will now become a cherished family heirloom, so you did good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyK
    That looks great, you really chose the best possible IMO way to quilt it. What would you have liked to do given no restrictions? (wondering, cause it looks really good!)
    I'm not sure now that this one is finished that anything else would have been better. If it had been quilted to fit the time period she made it in, it would have to have been quilted within 1/4 inch of each seam (impossibly time consuming). I could have done a curvy crosshatch - but that would have been way too much extra time. I just didn't want to do an allover stipple that wouldn't have added any interest or a panto that wasn't created back then.

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    I think it looks great. I'm sure the owner will love it!

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    WOW on the quilting--that's a lot of it. Nice job.

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    Gorgeous job!
    I have a whole box of hex pieces to put together someday---as soon as the 40 or so other projects are done......

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    Great job on the quilting! A special treasure~~

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    Beautiful job. I'm making notes of all the hex's I see so I can make a decision on mine when I make it in approx. 2042. That will only make me a hundred!

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    HMMMM-that might be when mine gets done, too! or maybe I will get with it and make it by 2030!

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