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« on: February 01, 2008 09:45:53 AM »

Hello friends! After six months of hand quilting my first whole-cloth (whole cloth? wholecloth?) quilt, I present to you: Reversible Amoebas!



The Amoebas are quilted in ecru thread, and the lines are quilted one inch apart in navy.



(ignore the lump under the quilt. I couldnt bear to make my dog, Roy, move out of the way)



I was hoping that on the ecru side the navy lines would pop out more, but I think I lost that effect (also, the pics aren't the greatest).



This is the first quilt I have ever made for myself, and I had so much fun making it. I have really been looking forward to posting this, and I cant wait to read your feedback, comments, advice, questions, etc.

You can probably tell from looking at the detailed pics that I am somewhat new to hand quilting.

Any advice on getting my stitches to be more even? It seemed like the harder I tried, the worse they got. When I just fazed out and watched TV or listened to NPR, I had much better results Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2008 10:06:26 AM »

OM(F)G!

Sorry, I have no advice but I am gobsmacked at the craft that has gone into this - you must have the patience of a saint! Beautiful design too. Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2008 10:14:10 AM »

That is amazing! I would never have that much patience! You have natural talent, keep hand quilting!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2008 10:16:22 AM »

This is so beautiful AND FANCY!!!  It looks perfect to cuddle with a dog under!!
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2008 11:19:09 AM »

very nicely done!

That was a ton of work, and it really shows in the finished product!
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2008 11:21:36 AM »

This is so beautiful!!!  I don't have the patience for hand quilting but when I see a quilt like this it makes me think twice about giving it a shot!  Truly, SO beautiful!!
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2008 12:48:17 PM »


Wow, your quilt is amazing!
I love the way wholecloth quilts showcase the stitching and design. They seem so tranquil, they remind me of a Japanese rock garden, only... without the rocks and... with fabric instead of sand.

How long did this take you? And you said you did it while watching TV, did you use a frame?

Just beautiful.



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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2008 12:55:14 PM »

Um wow.  I was just checking out someone's embroidery of Bob Ross which I had proclaimed to be the awesomest thing I'd seen this week.  However, I now have to have two awesomest things because this quilt is really incredible!  I love that you did amoebas, how cool is that!?
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« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2008 01:00:34 PM »

Astonishing!
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2008 01:51:37 PM »

The stitches look even to me. It's gorgeous and IT ROCKS!
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