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I'm making another quilt! It is a bit bigger this time, 36x45. I do NOT see how people machine quilt anything bigger than this on a regular machine. Maybe I'm just inexperienced, but it was very difficult. I ended up folding over the parts I had already quilted for it to fit in the machine.

I found a kit on sale at Joanns that came with 7 coordinating fabrics, and they had one of the fabrics on a bolt there so I bought that for the back. When I was trimming the edges I cut 6" off one side and sewed it horizontally on the back. For the quilting I just did a curve that criss crossed back and forth between two of the stripes, which in the end with the stitching along the edges of each stripe look like the leaves on the main fabric. Completely unintentional, but I wanted to do something nice since I still can't stipple yet without the correct foot for free motion quilting.

I think it is turning out really nice. It is for my friend who just had a baby girl on the 18th. Do you think it is girly enough?? She likes these colors, her son is 2 and she dresses him in mostly all these colors, but I wasn't sure if she would want something more "girly". All the fabrics have flowers on them...so... I couldn't find any matching pink fabrics that I liked.

I'm sewing on the binding tomorrow and hope to have it done by the time I go to bed, and I'll post those pictures when I'm done. The binding isn't going to be all one print this time, I'm taking strips from all the left over fabric and making a scrappy binding. I think it will be cute! I can't wait to see what it looks like after I wash it!!

Oh, the white around the edge is just the batting and the back sticking out. That will get trimmed off after I machine sew the binding on.







post #2 of 12
Oh Kara!!! That's sooo cute! You are turning into quite the quilter!
post #3 of 12
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Thanks!!
post #4 of 12
I saw the post and had to run in here to see the quilt!
You do great work! Good job Kara!! Yep, it's girly enough, I like the colors too
post #5 of 12
Wow, its lovely!
post #6 of 12
It looks beautiful.

I wish I had the patience and talent to quilt. But alas, I do not. I love them though.

My hubby's aunt, made us one for our wedding, it's gorgeous.... everyone signed these little white pieces that were later sewed on. I can take a pic if you want to see it.

I'm curious, how long did this one take from start to finish?

Please continue sharing They are great.
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I do NOT see how people machine quilt anything bigger than this on a regular machine. Maybe I'm just inexperienced, but it was very difficult. I ended up folding over the parts I had already quilted for it to fit in the machine.
I've tried to machine quilt a full size quilt on a regular sewing machine and believe me---it ain't easy! I would never do it again, and I didn't really care for the look of it afterwards.
This little quilt is adorable, love the colors. What color binding are you going to use?
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Originally Posted by Snake_Lady View Post
It looks beautiful.

I wish I had the patience and talent to quilt. But alas, I do not. I love them though.

My hubby's aunt, made us one for our wedding, it's gorgeous.... everyone signed these little white pieces that were later sewed on. I can take a pic if you want to see it.

I'm curious, how long did this one take from start to finish?

Please continue sharing They are great.
If I get it done today, it will have taken me 3 days from start to finish, but I pretty much did nothing BUT work on this quilt in the past 3 days...just ask my husband. lol My friend's baby was born on the 18th though, so I want to get it to her ASAP.

I would love to see a picture.

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Originally Posted by libby74 View Post
I've tried to machine quilt a full size quilt on a regular sewing machine and believe me---it ain't easy! I would never do it again, and I didn't really care for the look of it afterwards.
This little quilt is adorable, love the colors. What color binding are you going to use?
The binding is going to be strips of each of the different prints in the stripes. I think it will look cool! I'll post pics when I'm done. It will be very similar to this http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2...-tutorial.html but with my fabrics, of course. lol

There is a quilting store just down the road from my house that has a giant machine that you can lay a huge quilt on and you move the actual machine instead of the quilt. I don't even want to ask how much that thing costs to use. lol
post #9 of 12
That's beautiful! I love the colors in it!

My FSIL is sewing my fiance and I a quilt for our wedding present. She sewed one for her sister and BIL for their wedding last year. I would love to get into quilting, but have no idea where to start. I've always wanted to make my fiance a quilt for his birthday or our annivarsary or something.
post #10 of 12
I am in the planning stages of a king size one. You might want to look into the Quilt-As-You-Go method. You'll be able to do larger projects. I can give you the tips on it if you wish... after work... I'm heading out now. I won't be sending my big quilt out to anyone to be quilted... i'm doing it all myself. on a regular machine. Some of the pages online about QayGo are a little off... I got it from the official source and it's WAY easier than what I read online... I'll PM you when I get home or tomorrow...

Amanda
post #11 of 12
Its very lovely!

I want to start learning to quilt but have not had a chance.

We have a quilt store near here that has a room set up with a bunch of different machines and you can rent them for the day or for so many hours to finish projects on. And they also have classes where you just hang around with other quilters and learn and teach all at once. It sounded fun!
post #12 of 12
Your quilts are both beautiful. You do lovely work.

My mom, bless her, gave up hand quilting for machine quilting and made many lovely quilts for each of her kids and grandkids not to mention anyone else who wanted one. She was just a little thing weighing in at under 100 lbs most of the time. Sometimes she'd get a little weight on and get up to almost 105 . She managed to get those big old quilts manoeuvered in order to sew them - probably just a matter of practice.

My 2 SIL's both still do the hand quilting and I'd kill for one of their quilts. Some of the pieces in their quilts are smaller than my thumb nail and they sew these by hand! Amazing!
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