My Current Quilt Project

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by vfem, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    This is a memory quilt for my mother in law. I tried a pattern for blocks I liked about a month ago. After 2 weeks I hadn't finished 50% of one block, it was too complicated and I'm TOO new at this. [​IMG]

    So I'm doing a simple line and block pattern. I started this using scissors, and not the handy dandy rolling cutter I later found so of course there are made flaws, sizes aren't all right and of course some parts are all out of whack. I've since cleaned it up and straightened it up as much as I could now. [​IMG]

    Given its flaws, its still a good learning experience. This is going to be a HUGE queen size quilt for my MIL's bed, so I'm hoping ( [​IMG] ) it will be ready in time to send her for Christmas. I'm planning a baby quilt I need to get on to gift for January as well so this HAS to be done.

    I'll update here when I can. I work on it a little bit each night. [​IMG]

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  2. tdkmom

    tdkmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish you all the luck in the world! I think it looks good and would love to get the motivation to start doing this. I have all the stuff, just haven't started yet. Keep us posted!
     
  3. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Wow, that's a LOT of work to take on as a new quilter! It looks like you are doing a really good job!

    Do the fabrics represent something in your MIL's life? I ask because they do look like vintage fabrics to me.

    Here's a tip when it comes to the quilting....buy those bent looking quilting safety pins. They make it easier to pin through all the layers.
     
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  4. ChicknJ

    ChicknJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice [​IMG]

    I really like those colors, they do look vintage, I hope she loves it
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    Thanks, I'm not super pleased with it right now. I'm sure as I get further it won't be so bad. Its been a good trial and error though... I've upgraded my equipment and now its not coming out so bad anymore! I wouldn't scrap it, that's for sure.
     
  6. NGT ANGL

    NGT ANGL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is absolutely beautiful! I love the color scheme![​IMG]
     

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