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1  ANother stacked coins - 1st attempt at machine quilting in Quilting: Completed Projects by 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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2  hungry caterpillar baby quilt :D in Quilting: Completed Projects by tokolosh on: January 06, 2009 06:21:23 AM
made from a kit from Moda, this is for my best friends new baby, Mathew Rupert Peter, born thismorning. Cheesy

I pleased enough with it, - all hand quilted,  after a lost my temper with the machine (still have not mastered machine quilting)

The corners went horribly wrong too.....possibly one too many glasses of wine of Christmas  Grin

Overall, its says "i love you little fella" and what more could a new baby ask?


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3  Hugs and Kisses quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by tokolosh on: June 28, 2008 10:33:07 AM
today I completed my Hugs and Kisses quilt.


Its been made for a lovely lady I met online, and whose courage and good humour have inspired hundreds of others.  She is dying of cancer and this quilt is a symbol of love not just for her, but also for her young son to remember his mummy with.

The fabric was sent to me by other online friends around the UK and beyond, each carefully selected to suit our friend. Can you tell that she loves purple?   Its flannel backed for extra snuggle.

Im really pleased with it, and what it represents - that good friends need never meet in the flesh, and yet can have a fantastic connection with eachother.
I got the pattern from here, although I did not follow her method.  http://www.quiltpox.com/Patterns/Hugs/   

I hope you like it, and more importantly, I hope she likes it!
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