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Double-Bitted Ax Quilt

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Double-Bitted Ax

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Helen Cook on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? 100 % cotton fabric and 100% cotton Warm & White batting

Helen Cook on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? That it won a blue ribbon in the 2009 Franklin County Fair. My next door neighbor won Best of Show that year, but I won the year before and she got the blue ribbon...☺ We are both proud of each others accomplishments and cheer each other on.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It only has one pattern piece and can be pieced by machine, but I would recommend hand piecing it. If you haven't learned to hand-piece this is a simple one to learn on.

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It's lovely!

08/02/2012 Flag

Thank you, Tanya. I'm glad you are enjoying my projects.

08/05/2012 Flag

I'm beginning to think that nearly everyone in America has one of your beautiful quilts! You are so prolific - do you ever sleep? (Ha, ha!)

09/30/2012 Flag

I just purchased a quilt top like this at a garage sale for $15. It's full size and I would like to finish it. It was also handsewn. I want to fill it, back it and possibly hand quilt it. Only done machine quilts so far and haven't "quilted" any yet. Just a beginner. Any recommendations?

05/01/2013 Flag

Hello, BittyGirl, When I made this quilt I used Soft and White cotton batting. It is low loft and easily quilted by hand. I found a tan "forest design, sort of" print for the backing which I felt fit the theme of a bitted axe. Iquilted it sitting in my recliner with a Bahoogie Hoop 1/4" from the seams. It is a wooden hoop without any metal parts. I don't quilt well in a frame.

05/03/2013 Flag