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Quilted and Bound

The boys declared the quilt very comfy

Aaron trying it out after work

Quilting
The quilting
Well the quilt for the caravan is finished. Whew and finally. Over the week I have been quilting it. I went for a sphere shape based around the diagonal seam. Never again. For a couple of reasons....
1. It meant the quilt went through my machine on a diagonal which was just too much bulk to push through the arm of the machine. Horrible to quilt - would do a cot or throw like this but never a bed quilt.
2. I like geometry- quilting this with a sphere shape takes away from the definition of the hourglass block and merges it more together. Now that is the effect you want on some quilts but not this.

The binding also should have been unpicked and redone as the larger part of the binding is on the back. But I had sewn the binding on by the time I realised and as this is for the caravan, therefore does not need to be perfect, I just left it as is.

So now Aaron and I have a flannelette quilt for our big bed and both the boys have ones for their beds. We will all be snug as bugs in rugs!!!! you can view the boys quilts here and here.

To look at the making process you can go to these posts on my blog.
pining out the quilt
patchwork finished
starting the piecing

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Comments

  1. Its a beautiful quilt! Love the colours. Found your blog through the Find a Friend Friday. xxx

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  2. Super quilt! Found you through Find a Friend Friday
    http://lovinglyhandcrafted.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. thanks for visiting. Your ipad pillow looks like a great success.

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  3. What a beautiful quilt! I have a sweet friend who is going to walk me through the process when I can find the time! I really want to make at least 1 quilt in my life! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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    1. thanks for commenting Melissa. If you do a basic line or square quilt you will have no problems and lots of satisfaction. Good luck with it.

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  4. Lovely quilt. I see your boys can be found passing time in the same way as mine!

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    1. I think that xbox etc are pretty hard to not have these days. Maybe they will take up sewing!!

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  5. Oh I really like it! I totally understand what you mean about the quilting but I think it looks great anyway.

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  6. I like the quilting. Either way, it's a beautiful quilt.

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  7. I think your quilting adds a great interest to the quilt! I love that pattern of quilting. It is one you don't have to mark! I did a queen on my domestic machine and it was a bear too! I did echo quilting which was crazy but I am glad i persevered. It turned out really nice. Thanks for sharing your quilt. I also like the bright colors! K-

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  8. I am in love with your cheerfull colours. Isn't it a great block, the hourglass?

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  9. I like the quilt! Curves are a pain sometimes, I'm working on a quilt now with curves, there's no going back once you're in the middle of it!

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  10. What kind of breed is your dog, Morris? I have one like him except his spots are black.

    Nice quilt.

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    1. Thanks Debs, popping over to your blog. Morris is half Jack Russel and half Bichon (oops not sure how to spell it. Little white dogs that don't shed). So we call him a Brussel!

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  11. The quilt is lovely. I actually really like the way you've quilted it. I think it makes a great addition to it.

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  12. Its gorgeous, well done you :). Ive started keeping my eyes open for flannel pjs at opshops too!

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    1. Oh, can't wait to see what you do. quite often I can pick up a top that has never been worn - these are what I really look for. As I follow you , you will now have to post what you do with them! Looking forward to it.

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  13. I love how your quilt turned out! I like the quilting; that is one of my favorites to do in triangles, but I can see where it does take away from the shape of the hour glasses. In any case, congrats on a great finish! Beautiful quilt!

    xo -E

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