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« on: May 02, 2011 11:45:33 AM »

I made it for my In-Laws 50th anniversary last summer. I had never attempted anything like this before but once again I jumped in feet first. I used An iron on applique to attach the pieces and then machine sewed the pieces with a blanket stitch to the top panel, then sewed around each piece when the middle and back was on. I used my embroidery machine to do the Name (one letter at at time) The design is from the Family Crest. Husband scanned it in for me and Then I spent hours turning it into something I could sew a bunch more easily. I used a poster program to print it out to the size I wanted, taped all the pages together. They were thrilled with it and I wish now I had started sooner to put more detail on the quilt itself and maybe do more actual quilting on it.
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Right after they opened it, Husband holding it up, Shows the Size, I ran out of time and still needed to put the binding on at that point:

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2011 12:24:07 PM »

Wow!  That's so great!  You're gifted if this is your first.  Is that your mother-in-law to the left of your husband in the photo?  What a great response!
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faerybird
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2011 12:31:31 PM »

Wonderful and neatly done.  It's a good representation of the original image and it worked quite nicely.  That's a lovely and thoughtful anniversary gift.  (How cool is it to have a quilted family crest for your wall?)
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011 12:50:53 PM »

Fabulous - looks great finished and hung up
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011 02:46:44 PM »

Wow wow wow.... Times infinity plus ... this is so incredibly awesome! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011 03:52:35 PM »

That's gorgeous!  What a labor of love.  I really like how you kept it really close to the crest.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011 07:39:56 AM »

It turned out fantastic! I can hardly believe this is your first project. I have always wanted to do applique but never done a project yet. Although I did take a class from Ami Simms.
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