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Baby Bats Baby Quilt

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front of quilt (with shadows)

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The Machine Embroidered Quilt taught by Eileen Roche

Quilt elegant embellishments on your embroidery machine with these simple techniques and tips from Eileen Roche!

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Whimsical, Traditional, Rock / Punk
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What materials did you use? Warm & Natural batting; 100% cotton fabric; polyester thread; small black buttons; Husqvarna/Viking Designer Diamond w/6D software; Brother VQ3000. Snap-Hoop (10¼ X7 7/8, Husqvarna/Viking Mega-Endless Hoop (10¼ X 6)

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What are you most proud of? I'm most proud of how quickly it came together, my digitizing skills, and the fact that no one else in the world will have one exactly like it.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? If I were going to do it again, I think I would have left off the last two rows of blocks....would have been long enough, but I was pretty much just making it up as I went along, so there goes the long length. LOL Don't make one of these if you are uber-frugal with materials because as with all embroidery projects, there is some waster that might astound the non-embroiderer. Do make one if you want to save time and make a beautiful quilt that you could never do by hand.

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I was half-way into designing a baby bat quilt for my niece, the Gothic Princess and her new baby. Then, I took the time to look at Eileen's course from start to finish. So, using Eileen's technique, I totally scrapped my first attempt, completely re-digitized a new quilt and this is what I came up with. Barring the actual digitizing (which still needs a little tweaking), the whole project got done in about 2 weekends. I work full time as a tool and diemaker/inspector, so don't have any time to waste. Albeit, I wound up going through a lot more materials than I normally would on a quilt, I got this one done in record time and the machine embroidery is so much better than my free-motion work. I'm not saying that I would make every quilt this way, but it is a fabulous way to do a beautiful quilt very quickly and precisely. I was so amazed at how well everything fitted together when I was finished. WTG Eileen!!! Thanx so much for this course.

06/09/2014 Flag

Also, if I were going to do it again, I think I would have left off the last two rows of blocks....would have been long enough, but I was pretty much just making it up as I went along, so there goes the long length. LOL

06/09/2014 Flag

I also wanted to add that I did do all the blocks in the hoop and I did use the original Magna-Hoop. It worked just great, and I did the borders in my Mega Endless Hoop for Husqvarna Viking.

06/09/2014 Flag

I love what you've done! Glad to hear the Hourglass Quilt was your inspiration for a new quilt. Thank you for sharing your quilt and your comments.

06/18/2014 Flag