by spendlove 11 Jun 2018

This quilt was hand stitched with contributions from 30 or so people. The fabric was 3 FQ packs from Aldi. plus quite a lot of Ditte from Ikea. I assembled it, backed it with fleece and quilted it using my embroidery machine and a hexagonal flower design I created specially for the job. The binding is made of strips cut from each FQ right at the start. I would normally embroider a label, but with 30 names it would have had to be huge, so this one is printed.

The last picture is of all the little kits I prepared for the workshop at the start.
I know it isn't really a quilt as it only has two layers, but I think it has enough other qualifications!

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by sewgreat 16 Jun 2018

I have been working on a hexigon quilt very similiar to that one for several years. Thank You for showing that lovely quilt and how they finished it. I really didn't know how to best finish the edges and the quilt stitching on top. After seeing this quilt I think I can now finish mine! Thank you again for sharing!

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by lmmattern 12 Jun 2018

Great Job. The power of sewing!

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by sonjapotgieter 12 Jun 2018

Wow!!Awesome project attacked by all!!!Well done...Great job done!!!

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by arisann edited 12 Jun 2018

JUST love it!!
Where is the workshop?

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spendlove by spendlove 13 Jun 2018

It was at an event at Uttoxeter Racecourse.

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by bevnorris 12 Jun 2018

OMG! The things you do...with excellence! I can only imagine the time you have put into this project, Congratulations!

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spendlove by spendlove 12 Jun 2018

I don't count the hours - I find hand sewing extremely relaxing!

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by brendalea 11 Jun 2018

Very lovely job on the quilt. Thank you for sharing. Happy Stitching :~)

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by crafter2243 Moderator 11 Jun 2018

Perfect finish.

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by rescuer Moderator 11 Jun 2018

Excellent work! The amount of time spent...beautiful results!

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by worthy 11 Jun 2018

Amazing love it and the back is as pretty as the front. Thanks for sharing the close up of the quilt design.

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spendlove by spendlove 11 Jun 2018

I think I prefer the back!

worthy by worthy 13 Jun 2018

:-)

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by pennyhal2 11 Jun 2018

You just gotta love hexies! It certainly qualifies as a quilt! A no batting quilt is sometimes called a "summer quilt" or a "counterpane quilt." I have three of them around my house. Your quilt is perfect!

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by pennifold 11 Jun 2018

Fantastic job as always. Very satisfactory I’m sure getting it finished. It will be a great win for someone once raffled. Love Chris

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by dragonflyer edited 11 Jun 2018

What a great effort by all...who will be the lucky recipient...or will this be used to raise funds for ??? Did you print the label on printable fabric that you purchased or did your treat the fabric yourself?

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by dalebugbowl 11 Jun 2018

Beautiful!

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by mops Moderator 11 Jun 2018

I love your heart&flower design, it's gives a fab back (as well as the front). I see you cut all the 'papers' and fabric - quite a job!!
The result is wonderful. Great job, well done.

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spendlove by spendlove 11 Jun 2018

The papers were die cut and took quite a while. I didn't do them all in one go!

mops by mops 11 Jun 2018

I've still got a box with aluminium shapes, bought in 1973 or so in Regent street at The Needleswoman's Shop, long since gone. You were supposed to cut around them and I used old playing cards and glossy magazines (which weren't so common at the time)

spendlove by spendlove 11 Jun 2018

Mine are mostly non-glossy magazines and junk mail. There is a certain satisfaction seeing them come out of the cutting machine as something useful!

arisann by arisann 12 Jun 2018

Smart recycle!

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