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Jardin Botanique, First Time Quilting! Queen bedding

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Hand Quilting: Heirloom Design & Technique taught by Andi Perejda

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Category Quilting
Type Quilt
Style Traditional, Classic, Romantic
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What materials did you use? Heirloom Cotton with 100% Hobbs Wool Batting. Aurifil 28/2 thread. Black plated gold needles, No. 9. Hinterberg lap hoop. Oh - before I begin, I always wash my hands - and as a rule, I don't have food, drink, men, children, or animals nearby.

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What are you most proud of? It took a lot of preparation and nesting to prepare for bringing the new art of quilting into my home. I am a first generation quilter. Finding the courage and answers on how to begin this craft, while making room for this project in my life was a huge step, and will probably be yours too. Quilting itself is actually easy and relaxing. It's the ancillary preparation and worries that nearly stressed me out!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Dive in!

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I think you should be thrilled with your first stitches! They look tiny an well-spaced with only occasional missed stitch. Keep it up! It gets easier with practice.

06/23/2014 Flag

Thank you for your inspiration and support. This is a photo of the back of the quilt, and I seem to miss stitches here and there on the backside! Do I leave it or try to add a faux stitch on the backside?

06/24/2014 Flag

You can add a faux stitch on the back, but I usually don't. Maybe if you're going to enter it in a show for judging.....

06/27/2014 Flag

Just beautiful, love the design

08/08/2014 Flag