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« on: September 23, 2013 03:56:51 PM »

Well, this quilt is FULL of mistakes. I winged the entire thing using tutorials and images from online. I picked the fabrics based on the recipient's interests....he's a 16 year old teenage boy and lives for the outdoors. It's hard to tell but I used some prints of deer and some Realtree camo fabrics.

I got my first free motion quilting foot. Used tutorials for free motion quilting, quilt as you go method and creating your own binding/binding your quilt. I learned a TON from making this, and I have 2 more in the works/planning stage before Xmas.... it took about 2 months with weekends and spare time used....there were weeks I didn't do much at all. It is a generous twin size, probably more like a full.

I know the back is wonky, it is part of the learning process I used related to quilt as you go. I learned that it was easier to quilt my strip then sew the strips together to reduce bulk under the throat of my sewing machine. Next time, I'm using a solid back to reduce the obvious wonkiness.

I used a low loft batting.

Comments and suggestions welcome! I am still proud of this quilt, it's the first one I actually quilted instead of tied and FINISHED!!!!

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013 04:14:52 PM »

I am sorry, but I can't find any mistakes. Only love. AWESOME

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013 07:24:22 PM »

I think you did a wonderful job. Forget the "wonkey" part of your description. A 16 year old boy won't notice, nor anyone else. Men can't even see dirt, for heaven's sake! It looks lovely, and the colors/fabrics are certainly perfect for what he will be expecting.

I know what you mean about quilting the backing that was in pieced form. I agree with you. It is much easier on machine to have the back all one piece, and not have to fight additional seaming pieces for both sides.

YOU DID GREAT!!! (Pat yourself on the back, because I can't reach you!  Smiley  )


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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2013 08:42:29 AM »

Your quilting looks great! And I agree with the others. What mistakes?!?!?!

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