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SarahFroggy
« on: April 17, 2004 07:06:53 PM »

thought i would post two of the quilts i've made. nice to show hard work to crafty people who understand the efforts involved Tongue sorry for the nasty pictures big things are hard to photograph when you have a tiny apartment Tongue

my first real quilt(this is excluding the too simple patch-on patch checkerboard one i made): the bug blocks are from two books and the big jar and hand applique's flowers and bugs are all my own design.


this is the one i made for my boyfriend for christmas. he requested this design (not one i would choose to do on my own Wink labour of love for sure. took a loooong time Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2004 04:57:27 PM »

i really love that bottom one. Smiley good job
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2004 08:03:27 AM »

very impressive, esp. the bottom one with all those inset seams...I have made a few quilt tops, but have yet to finish them, I like the piecing pat of it but hate the hand quilting part..
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2004 08:05:46 AM »

Those are awesome!  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2004 09:54:23 AM »

i like piecing the best too. i cheated on the quilting. I had the bug quilt quilted by machine professionally they used one of those 20,000 dollar machines to do it and quilted all around the bugs and flowers with variegated thread and added bugs flowers a frog all in the quilting around it.  i wish i could take a picture that would show that. and the tumbling blocks i machine quilted myself. my goal is to learn to hand quilt  but its hard when i have so many other things on the go. its nice to see a project finished and machine is for sure the fastest way.
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2004 09:57:26 AM »

OMG!!!  Those are awesome.  I love the cute bugs and the intricate design of the bottom one.  I have just discovered quilting.  I made my first quilt block this weekend (a collaboration with others for a baby quilt).  Yeah!  Good job!
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2004 10:00:31 AM »

the bottom one is paper-pieced. not sure if you know that technique but i would recommend it. you actually sew the fabric onto the paper. is a little time consuming removing it but well worth it for the precision you get.

penguingrrl you should post a pic. of yours. i'd love to see it.
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2004 09:17:04 AM »

Wow!  These are fantastic!  It must take so much time and an amazing amount of patience to do something like this?    I think I'd be yanking my hair out after a few squares!
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« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2004 10:13:10 AM »

Wow! They're beautiful. I especially like the snails. Adorable!

I made a baby quilt for some friends who were expecting. I'll have to go digging around for the pic...
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2004 03:55:40 PM »

SarahFroggy - they are beautissimo. Fantastic job! I've made a few quilts for friends' babies, but mainly only free form quilted ones. The precision needed for lining up those seams intimidates me. Good job! The bottom one makes me want to play Q-Bert Smiley
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