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Topic: Wedding Ring Quilt OR The Blanket That Ate My Summer Vacation  (Read 3658 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012 09:50:54 AM »

That's beautiful! I'm impressed with the time and thought and love you put into this gift. I'm sure the couple will treasure it.

If you have a spare bit of floor, and it's not insanely humid, where the fabric (and carpet underneath) would dry slowly,  floors with carpet work too.  Just be sure no one steps on the pins Wink

You can also lay some old towels down underneath it and swap them out if it takes too long to dry.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012 10:28:51 AM »

Nice quilt!  That's a huge amount of work, and it turned out really well!  I'm sure your friend will love it especially since you replicated her wedding colours. 

Another option for blocking is steam blocking.  I often do this.... You just set your iron on low so you don't melt the yarn, and you blast the project with steam.  I give my project a little tug as I work on it so that the stitched relax and stretch out.  I find that it helps my piece grow in size, especially if it's acrylic.  Its a good idea to have a damp tea towel between the iron and the yarn so that it won't melt, and just to be safe I always iron on the back of the work. 

Again, beautiful blanket! 

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« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012 01:36:23 PM »

Thanks everybody!   Smiley  Not entirely sure the groom will really "get it" but my friend is a big fan of my crafty stuff, so i'm thinking she'll love it.

thanks for all the blocking tips!  i think i'll try the steam blocking since 1.) i don't really have a large enough area of floor where it won't get stepped on and 2.) it's pretty much always insanely humid here this time of year (oh joy  Roll Eyes).
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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2012 08:17:48 AM »

What a wonderful gift, I hope your friends appreciate how much work this was for you.
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012 09:50:25 PM »

Very nice!  Love the detail!
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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2012 01:50:20 PM »

thanks! 

i finished the embroidered label i'm going to pin on...just haven't gotten around to uploading the pictures yet.  soon!
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« Reply #16 on: August 14, 2012 01:45:15 PM »

Added a picture of the label.   Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2012 02:00:42 PM »

Aaahhh my friend got married yesterday!!  She opened up the present back at the hotel (some of my friends who I'd told about it wanted to see it too, so she opened it early).  She was super impressed and loved it.   Grin  I've added a picture on the main post of her with it.  Definately worth all the work.   Smiley
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