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Monday, 21 March 2011

Design Wall Monday Week 12

 I have another UFO finish. Woohoo!!!!!! The Hexagon stars baby quilt is done. I'm doing a happy, happy dance. I didn't have anything in my quilting designs library that I thought would suit this quilt, so I took a chance and for the first time, designed a pantograph. What a challenge that was. It gave me a whole new respect for the people who do all those wonderful designs we use so frequently. Coming up with the basic design was easy. I knew I wanted fish. But, getting it to all fit together, and nest properly from one row to the next was where the challenge came in. The close up shows a really good shot of one of the fish. I'm really quite pleased with the way it turned out. Then, while going through the design wall posts last Monday, I found a link to a wonderful tutorial on how to do a Faux piped binding that could be completely sewn on by machine. I tried it, and it was wonderful. To make it even easier, I used the same fabric as the piping as was in the backing, so that there were no thread matching issues. This is definitely a keeper technique, for me at least. And, I really like the little bit of extra colour and detail that the piping gives it. To see more design walls, go on over to Patchwork Times Who knows, someone might have another great idea or technique that could add to, or change the way to do something to make it faster, prettier, and easier.









12 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt and quilting. I love that border you've used. Congratulations on a UFO finished.

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  2. Well done on your quilting design, its a lovely looking quilt.

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  3. Looks awesome! We are so lucky! :)

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  4. Gorgeous quilt! Professionals make lots of things look easy, taking on that kind of task is quite a challenge you met beautifully. I used a "flap" on one of my quilts and it is hard to get that sucker sewn in perfectly so the reveal is the same all along!

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  5. Congratulations on designing your own pantograph! The quilt looks great!

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  6. Great job! Your own panto, huh? Very impressive. Thanks for sharing the faux piping technique. It looks great on your adorable baby quilt.

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  7. Great quilt! I love how you incorporated the kid prints into the pattern. Definitely one I'll have to keep in mind, as it seems my friends are willing to supply me with an endless stream of babies who need quilts!

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  8. Beautiful quilt and quilting - I used the same faux piped binding on my March finish. I just love this technique from TLC Stitches. Thanks for sharing. Judy C

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  9. Your Hexies are very nice. The bright prints are so fun.

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  10. Congratulations! What a great finish, I love those hex stars, and the quilting is fabulous. Sadly I'm only 2 for 3 (March let me down). Looking forward to seeing what you finish in April!
    Cheers,
    Dionne

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  11. Nice job! I can't even imagine how hard designing a pantograph would be. I'd never given it that much thought, but I'll be sure and appreciate them so much more from now on! :-)

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  12. Perfect! Love your pantograph design!

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