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America the Beautiful quilt

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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo America the Beautiful

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What materials did you use? Pattern from McCalls Quilting Magazine 2011 by Lynn Lister. Fabrics I have collected for a number of years, representing agriculture and nature. I used the tecniques from Ann Peterson's Quilting Big Quilts on a Small machine, they were a great help.

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What are you most proud of? I tried out several processes from Ann Peterson's Quilting Big Quilts on a Small Machine (Crafty Class), and because I was working in small pieces, was able to do some really fine machine quilting, which turned out as good as I have ever done on a big quilt.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? This pattern was published over the course of a year, in 6 magazines. Plan on taking your time with it, so that it remains fun, as there are a lot of details in it. An accurate 1/4" seam is a must! If you want to quilt yourself, and have trouble quilting big quilts on a home sewing machine, try Ann Peterson's Craftsy class - it's great!

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you did a great job!

02/27/2012 Flag

Brave soul...... it looks wonderful. Congrats

02/27/2012 Flag

Totally charming.

02/27/2012 Flag

Very beautiful!

02/27/2012 Flag
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i did this quilt...great job and colors...did you have any trouble with some of the blocks..

03/30/2012 Flag

Most of them went together fine (I cheated and used paper piecing on most of the trees, a method I have used for similar blocks in the past). The only ones that didn't want to fit in were the half triangle squares, which seemed to be too long - I had to ease them in quite a bit. I used a 1/4" foot on my machine and checked seam allowances for accuracy occasionally, which I think really helped make things come out the right size.

03/31/2012 Flag