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My first quilt with embroidery!
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Date: 1/29/13 5:15 PM

I have been daunted by how to make embroidery work in a quilt, I decided to just TRY IT.....I didn't want a stark white plain background mixed in with the colorful blocks, so I embroidered onto a confetti fabric. I am so happy with it!

I really like it! It's not done yet, I have NO CLUE how to quilt it, but so far I think it's so cute! It is a charm pack and a jelly roll of the same line, then some extra solid jelly roll strips. I am SO GLAD I got the solid strips to have around! I did not at all like the blocks with nothing separating them, it was too jumbled up, the colorful strips were PERFECT!

the only pic I have of what the whole layout is:


progress so far: I had to walk away from it, the last row I put on is crooked, the vertical sashing strips don't line up, so I have to take the row out and re-do it. I HATE ripping seams!






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look at how CROOKED! the plaid strips were cut! I was so not happy about that! This was a jelly roll, by Moda. It makes the whole block look wonky! grrrrrrr......
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Date: 1/29/13 6:27 PM

That is sooo cute!! Your grandson will love it!! I've also had some jelly rolls that were badly cut..Kaffee Fassett was the worst!! When it's on the bed it may not be noticeable..everyone will be looking at the wonderful embroideries!!

I think I've some of the elephant and the green dots...and I love that confetti!!

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Date: 1/29/13 6:28 PM

Yea I see what you mean about the plaid - of course your eye will always go to that block because you are unhappy with it. Others will be looking at the whole quilt and not see it like you do. However, if it were me, I would be ripping it out and figuring out a solution. It really is a cute quilt!

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Date: 1/29/13 6:35 PM

So cute! You did an excellent job. Arrrgh on plaids, much as I love them. Jus last night I decided to use some on the back of my quilt and had quite the time steaming and stretching into grain. NEVER again!

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Date: 1/29/13 8:20 PM

It looks great Cat. I don't think I would have noticed the wonky block as you put it if you hadn't have said anything. This is addicting pretty soon you will want to put embroidery in every block you do.

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Date: 1/29/13 8:32 PM

Thanks!

And this isn't for my grandson, it's for Project Linus. His will be much bigger, his bed here is a twin.

I LOVE that confetti too! I bought all the store had left on the bolt, 7 yards. If I find it again I'll buy it all again, it is SO perfect for kid's quilts!

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Date: 1/29/13 8:37 PM

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Yea I see what you mean about the plaid - of course your eye will always go to that block because you are unhappy with it. Others will be looking at the whole quilt and not see it like you do. However, if it were me, I would be ripping it out and figuring out a solution. It really is a cute quilt!

Nothing to do about it! It was a jelly roll and there was only one strip each of the plaids....it will have to stay as is.

I can't spend any more on this quilt, I am giving it to Project Linus and I have already spent quite a bit.

I will not be so quick to buy jelly rolls with plaid anymore though!

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Date: 1/29/13 8:38 PM

makes me NOT want to make my grandson a plaid quilt.....those dinosaurs are looking better and better....

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Date: 1/29/13 8:40 PM

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It looks great Cat. I don't think I would have noticed the wonky block as you put it if you hadn't have said anything. This is addicting pretty soon you will want to put embroidery in every block you do.

Thanks Wolf, and yes this is getting addicting!

I am keeping things VERY simple to start with. No big designs required re-hooping, and I cut a BIG piece of fabric so I can cut it to mu finished block size.

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Date: 1/29/13 9:09 PM

It is cute. I can see the one square with the plaids that is driving you nuts. I'd take it apart, and trim it up so the lines line up. I think it can be fixed if you are gentle with it. However that being said, it is not in front of me and I do not always see what you see when you look at it.

If they do not line up, I'd set the block aside an put something else in its place. I am not sure you have any excess, but honestly, it would drive me nuts to look at it. I read you are giving it away. Still, you will have to look at it every time you work on it and if it bothers you now in the flat stage, it will bother you as you quilt it.

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