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Feb 23, 2011

Finally! That Quilt-Along Finish

Feb 23, 2011
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This quilt has been finished for a while, but with all the posting about the Love Nest Quilt Contest, it's been on the back burner.  This was my first quilt along!  Yea to finishing!

I learned some things about myself by doing this quilt.

1.  I cannot choose fabrics from a computer screen.  Remedy:  The Kona Color Chart + a choir of angels

2.  Wonk is a verb, and I'm not sure I like it

3.  $15 and a one hour session are my ticket to quilting larger quilts.  I told you about my first experience quilting on the Avante... I just can't get over doing a quilt this size in about an hour!


Photo snapped by Beth at the CMQG Sew-in

Quilt fresh off the poles (with the leaders still attached!) - Beth's photo


Draped on my favorite beadboard shelf that hubby made

This quilt may end up a gift... I haven't decided yet.  It may be hard to give away my first quilt done on the frames!


Quilt Stats:

Name: The Great Experiment

Size: 43" x 68"

Piecing: Me

Quilting: Loopy meandering by Me (on the mid-arm machine)

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16 comments:

  1. I love your quilt name, it made me smile :) That's so awesome that you finished this quilt so quickly and got to use the mid-arm for this. Very cool, indeed. I also love the choir of angels associated with the Kona color card, and I totally agree! Beautiful quilt, it turned out super fab :)

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  2. I love the finished product.

    I usually use "wonk" as an adjective, as in "wonky." I'm not sure I like either. But really, it depends on the intent.

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  3. Pretty! I wish one of my shops would get a long arm for us to rent. :P

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  4. Lucky you to get to quilt it that way! I'd love to try it. You know, I want a Kona color card and everyone seems to be out of stock!

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  5. oh it looks fantastic! And yes, what would we do without kona cards?! Love that you did it yourself on the frames. I'm so jealous, I want to learn that, but there aren't any close places. :(

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  6. beautiful! I love the colors you did end up choosing!

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  7. Awesome!! I need to get around to taking that long arm class!

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  8. Congratulations on your first "completely" quilted quilt by you! It is additive experience. Love your quilt!

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  9. It's perfect! And how fun to use a long arm to quilt it in an hour... wow!!

    Jennifer :)

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  10. I love your completed quilt. It's wonderful!!

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  11. Beautiful quilt! I love the colors you used. I signed up for a long arm class for next month - I'm super excited to learn!

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  12. Yaaaayyyy, it is so awesome! Your wonk looks great, and I love the colors.

    Isn't that the best feeling, to leave the house with a top and a back and come home a few hours later with a finished quilt? LOVE IT!

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  13. Hooray for a finish! You are SO LUCKY to have access to a mid-arm machine. The quilt turned out beautifully. I will hopefully be piecing mine at my upcoming quilt retreat this weekend. Fingers crossed!!

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  14. I'm so jealous - I want a long arm so bad. I tried one at the last big show 2 years ago. I wrote my name. That's all. Next show this fall, I'll be shoving people aside so I can go play with it! lol

    ~Monika in Saskatoon

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  15. So cool! I need to see if someone around here offers this service.

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