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Day 3 Science Friday Quilt

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky, Hipster, Retro / Vintage
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What materials did you use? Here is Day 3 work on the Science Friday Queen Size Quilt. (45 blocks) plus a border. I used a variety of cotton fabrics-- featuring a very yellow science symbol themed cotton.

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What are you most proud of? While I practice quilt shapes/designs, I know full well I'll need to start putting some thought into "start and stop" positions--to eliminate unnecessary traveling on my next quilt. Right now, there's lots of traveling--but it's a practice quilt, right? I'm troubled by the ocaasional pokie--which are the colorful but unwanted unraveling threads showing up in the ivory blocks between the batting and the quilt top. Have you had this trouble? I'd appreciate hearing your suggestions.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Two more rows to go and I'll be done quilting the Science Friday Queen Quilt. What color would you choose for the binding? Ivory, black, green, or yellow.

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Love your quilting. All booboos are meant to be :) I have and experience with the pokies you speak of and I usually clip them as I see them, without tugging of course and then I will do one more clip session after the quilt is washed. I think if you have more of that bright green paisley you should use that for the binding. I'm very partial to paisley though.

06/19/2013 Flag

Hi there RachieLee. Thanks for your encouraging words--soothing to hear after making lots of boo-boos. Will I like this quilt as much after I wash it the first time? I sure quilted the heck out of it.

06/20/2013 Flag

I think you will like it. I have found that there are quilts that I absolutely loathe in the process, I either grumble about the fabric choice or the pattern but I don't know that I've had one that I truly disliked from start to finish. Your quilt should become softer each time you wash it so maybe some of the fabric and thread will relax a bit. I thing we quilters can be a little hard on ourselves sometimes, we will always be able to pick out the flaws in our creations but no one else ever will (unless its a really big boo boo lol).

06/21/2013 Flag

Your quilting is fantastic!

06/19/2013 Flag

Hi there morelcabin. Thanks for your kind words. I finished this quilt last night, and trying to hold back getting started on my next quilt--sooner or later I've got to spend sometime mowing the lawn. Ha. Ha. Who wants to mow--when there's so much fun sewing. What is your current project?

06/20/2013 Flag

I'll be posting one/two more times on the Science Friday Queen quilt. I finished quilting yesterday, and finishing hand stitching binding last night. Wooo-whoooo!!

06/20/2013 Flag

Wow! Your quilt is amazing. I just learned out to do this, and I realized it is not easy. Your work is gorgeous.

06/24/2013 Flag

Wonderfull! Looooove this !! I just became a fan of your work,

07/04/2013 Flag