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tokolosh
« on: March 17, 2009 03:44:19 PM »

This is my latest project - a stacked coins quilt for my DD.  It was my first attempt at machine quilting.



She wanted something bright and not too "girlie"  She also had some fabrics that she wanted to be inset bigger than other fabrics - so while most of the colour strips are standard 2" from various jelly rolls, some pieces are larger.  This threw out my neat horizontal lines.  Embarrassed



Next, I decided to try machine quilting.  Heres a close up of the sashing:

 

And for the borders, a continuous heart patterm.  I did struggle with the fluidity of the curves and the stitch length, TBH, but Im still pleased with the result - it will of course look better one I have washed it to remove the quilt marker pencil! (couldnt wait to post Cheesy)



The back is plain scarlet sheeting.

I learned that I need to baste more securely when machine quilting with an open foot, as I ended up with a couple of creases at the back. Grr!  Roll Eyes  But I enjoyed the machine quilting and starting to feel much more adventurous with it now  Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2009 04:27:43 PM »

I love the color gradations in the coins. Really beautiful.

Thanks for posting about your learning process. It's really helpful!
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susankg53
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2009 04:28:27 PM »

Colors are great, I should try one some day.
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sweetpea001
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2009 06:57:48 PM »

This is beautiful!  I love the brown in there!!
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Dor
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2009 05:47:25 PM »

Nice job!  My 7 year old is loving rainbows right now and wants a quilt for Christmas.  I'm in the process of searching for a pattern.  This is a great idea for some of my scraps.  I'm really liking the scrappy look lately.  Nice job on the quilting too.  It looks better than my first try!  It just takes practice, keep up the good work.
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lady4feet
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2009 02:51:36 PM »

Love the color varations! Great job on the quilting, I'm currently doing an attempt at just straight lines and it's kicking my butt lol.
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BattleAxe
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2009 03:00:50 PM »

Wow!  congratz on the machine quilting!  I haven't progressed past straight lines.

The quilt looks great
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Carlafibers
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2009 09:59:06 PM »

Congrats!  You did a fabulous job with the quilting!  Another great inexpensive marking tool is kiddie chalk.  Love the colors in your quilt, too.
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msalleycat
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2009 08:33:12 PM »

What great colors! I love the black too - it makes it pop so much. I also like hearing about your 'learning curve'. I have yet to attempt fancy machine quilting - I just do straight lines with my walking foot on my regular sewing machine.
 Your daughter is very lucky!
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