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Makena's Baby Quilt

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
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What materials did you use? I did not sew this, her grandmother did, I only quilted it.

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What are you most proud of? I used a platinum cotton thread and echoed the large floral motif through out the quilt. The thread blended beautifully in all the blocks and stood out on the dark purple which helped the dark purple blend with the rest of the fabrics.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Just have fun!

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I'm liking the pattern! looks like a cool set up with the sewing machine.

01/05/2013 Flag

This wonderful and love the story behind it... your quilting is super and its a wonderful 1st quilt.

01/05/2013 Flag

What an inspiration you are applekrisp! Of course beautiful baby Makena was part of the equation but I suspect you may have a new quilt addict on your hands! Wonderful quilting. You go girl!!

01/05/2013 Flag

Nice job! What frame are you using with your machine? My sister wants to get one. Thanks.

01/05/2013 Flag

Sue, I am using a Handi Quilter Frame that I purchased many years ago, it's great for small quilts. I don't know if they still sell them, sometimes you can pick them up used. Here is a link to my Flickr site, which shows how it is set up. http://www.flickr.com/photos/14008698@N00/5986775130/

01/06/2013 Flag

Sue, I am using a Handi Quilter Frame that I purchased many years ago, it's great for small quilts. I don't know if they still sell them, sometimes you can pick them up used. Here is a link to my Flickr site, which shows how it is set up. http://www.flickr.com/photos/14008698@N00/5986775130/

01/06/2013 Flag

Sue, I am using a Handi Quilter Frame that I purchased many years ago, it's great for small quilts. I don't know if they still sell them, sometimes you can pick them up used. Here is a link to my Flickr site, which shows how it is set up. http://www.flickr.com/photos/14008698@N00/5986775130/

01/06/2013 Flag

Sue, I am using a Handi Quilter Frame that I purchased many years ago, it's great for small quilts. I don't know if they still sell them, sometimes you can pick them up used. Here is a link to my Flickr site, which shows how it is set up. http://www.flickr.com/photos/14008698@N00/5986775130/

01/06/2013 Flag

Sue, I am using a Handi Quilter Frame that I purchased many years ago, it's great for small quilts. I don't know if they still sell them, sometimes you can pick them up used. Here is a link to my Flickr site, which shows how it is set up. http://www.flickr.com/photos/14008698@N00/5986775130/

01/06/2013 Flag

sorry Sue, don't know why it makes so many copies of my response. I just use my regular machine to quilt with on this system. The draw back is that you can only quilt the width of your machines bed. And as you take up the fabric, depending on the thickness of what you are quilting, that quilting width will shorten, so you want to select a quilting pattern that will be able to be used in that space, a meander, a small wave, that type of thing. If you are wanting to do lovely feathers, etc...you either need to invest in a long arm or juggle your quilt free motion under your own machine. But this will give you that 360 free motion delight in a small space. I set my rail tracks up on a table and leave them set up so they are ready to go when I am. Then I just put on the arms and the take up rods and I am pretty much ready to quilt. It's been very enjoyable and worth the $500. I spent on it. I have more than quilted back my investment.

01/06/2013 Flag