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by toogie ( edited 06 Mar 2020 ) 05 Mar 2020

UPDATE below-Hi Cuties! I finished my granddaughter's quilt and pillowcase last night. I washed it this morning, with color catcher sheets, so the black wouldn't dull or fade on the other colors. I was so happy none of the blacks faded. I dried it and the pillowcase and I love the fluff of the quilt. Can you see the fluffiness in the pictures?

I had so many quilting options, from so many of you dear Cuties and while I appreciated all input, I realize my limits and admit I need more practice. I decided on just a crosshatch or grid quilting, with a LA ruler. My wrist was killing me from the first day. I am wearing my wrist brace again, until it feels better.
I embroidered her label on back and even though I used an interfacing on backside, it sure wrinkled up after washing. The quilt also shrunk a little, after quilting and washing, and now is 58 x 78 inches. Here in this photo, it is placed on top of a queen bed.
I think she will like it. I sure do. Before I quilted it I was already regretting I didn't make it 90 x 100. When my wrist was hurting I was glad it wasn't any larger-lol

She came after work today, still in her uniform. Can you tell she liked it?

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by pennyhal2 22 Mar 2020

This is amazing! I'm sure she will treasure it. She might even not actually use it so that it doesn't get worn out, and that is ok because she loves it so!

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2020

She said just that and I told her NO! It is made to be used but I did instruct her about washing. Thanks

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by justsew 22 Mar 2020

That is just Stunning , well done Toogle..

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toogie by toogie 22 Mar 2020

Thank you very much!

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by lidiad 09 Mar 2020

You have done a work of art, Toogie. I love it! Best wishes for your wrist.
Hugs, Lidia

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toogie by toogie 09 Mar 2020

Coming from someone who makes gorgeous doilies, I appreciate that. Wrist is better, thank you

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by noah 08 Mar 2020

Awesome job as always:):)Quilts are your thing:):)

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toogie by toogie 09 Mar 2020

You think? Thanks!

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by sewmadau 08 Mar 2020

Beautiful work. Yes I think she is pleased. "G"
I have one of those, if I don't check he would wear the most outrageous colours together, other than that he is a sweetie.

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toogie by toogie 09 Mar 2020

Yes they are. My daughter once heard some arguing between her husband and their then 3 or 4 year old. (She is six now so was a few years back) He was trying to help get all the kids dressed for church. When my daughter came into the room and asked what their problem was my SIL said she wonโ€™t let him put her clothes on to which the child replied because they donโ€™t match! My daughter told her husband Nora was right, they donโ€™t match!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
Thanks for ๐Ÿ‘€ looking!!!

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by Georgianna 08 Mar 2020

Beautiful!

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toogie by toogie 08 Mar 2020

Thank you Georgianna and Welcome to Cute Embroidery! Here is your first flower! (see the number by your name) You will love it here and also love the "Cuties", as you get to know them/us. We share not only our projects (you know we don't share designs unless we digitized ourselves-that's not only illegal but a No-No), we share all our interest, hope,love family,etc. Enjoy your stay!-Toogie

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by mariahail 08 Mar 2020

girl, this is amazing!!!!!!!!!*************************

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toogie by toogie 08 Mar 2020

Well, thank you very much!

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by sewtired 07 Mar 2020

It is perfect. The colors balance so well and really accentuate the flowers.

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toogie by toogie 08 Mar 2020

Thank you, although I didn't have the exact prints her picture showed, I was able to get fabrics that I thought went well with the panel. One black/white fabric has sunflowers and one yellow has bees. The panel has a few bees.

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by jrob Moderator 07 Mar 2020

It's a wonderful quilt and perfectly quilted. Sometimes the quilt just tells us what it needs. You've done an admirable job. No wonder your granddaughter is so proud!

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toogie by toogie 07 Mar 2020

It's by no means perfect but thank goodness the fluffiness helps. I'm glad she likes it and the pillowcase was an added surprise. Thanks!

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by sewdoctor 07 Mar 2020

It is beautiful! Of course she likes it!

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toogie by toogie 07 Mar 2020

Thank you!

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by sewpam 07 Mar 2020

Wow, the finished quilt is beautiful!! Great choice of the crosshatch quilting design. I need your expertise when I finish the quilt for my granddaughter.

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toogie by toogie 07 Mar 2020

I'm sure you don't need any help from me. Will be looking forward to seeing her quilt. I just love seeing different things. Thanks for looking!

sewpam by sewpam 08 Mar 2020

Thanks Toogie, I need all the help I can get. I also love seeing all the different things and glad of the pictures that are posted. I am already waiting for your next quilt.
Pam

toogie by toogie 08 Mar 2020

I have a baby quilt top pieced together, just squares, but I am thinking of adding some applique embroidery to it. I'm not sure though, as I don't have any yardage. My elderly aunt gave me the 'squares' and I say that lightly, because none were actually square or a consistent size. I re-cut into smaller squares, so that's all I have to work with. I will have to think about it a little more....

sewpam by sewpam 09 Mar 2020

I am ready to see it. The hardest part of a quilt is not the piecing together. The hard part it is the designing, choosing fabric and figuring out the best method of quilting. I am now in the final stages of choosing fabric for the last 18 blocks. Silly me, I thought it was going to be quick and easy, this is my second day.

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by jenne 07 Mar 2020

congrads, on getting it quilted , looks great.

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toogie by toogie 07 Mar 2020

Thanks everyone here loves it. Lanie did well choosing something so pretty. Gus was even singing 'You are my sunshine' and he is only three-lol

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by dragonflyer 06 Mar 2020

Beautiful job, Toogie....

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you

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by mrskiki 06 Mar 2020

Oh Toogie it is gorgeous! I am certain she will love it. And the crosshatch quilting is perfect. You are a true artist. Hugs. Nan

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you NaN she loved it!

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by Kampfzwerg 06 Mar 2020

Oh, well donne. Love the crosshatch quilting. It looks like a trellis and enhances the garden theme. Love it, hugs

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

I thought the same thing about a trellis so Iโ€™m glad you recognized that too. Thanks!

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by gerryvb 06 Mar 2020

wow it's so beautuful !!!!! love it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿงก

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you very much!

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by castor 06 Mar 2020

Great quilting I love it

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you

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by mops Moderator 06 Mar 2020

Toogie, you produced another wonderful quilt. I love the colours and the straight lines of your quilting fit the quilt so well. Lanie will be over the moon when she gets it.
Sorry about your wrist. Take it easy. I think doll's clothes are the limit for a while :)

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Perhaps you're right but no sewing today. I am leaving in a bit for Avery's school. Thanks I gotta go NOW!

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by cfidl 06 Mar 2020

I love the crosshatch! It really sets it off. Wonderful work!

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you Christine!

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by marianb 06 Mar 2020

Well done Toogie, Lanie will love it. The quilting looks fantastic perfect for this design. Glad you were able to finish it in time, hope your wrist feels better. Marian

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you Marian, it will and does already feel some better. Tomorrow is her big day!

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by killiecrankie 05 Mar 2020

It's BEAUTIFUL .The cross hatching is perfect & was probably the easiest one for you to do with your sore wrist.I tried out one of the long arm quilting machines at a craft fair work shop & decided that I was hopeless at it.I have plenty of other sewing & embroidery things to do instead of being frustrated with free style long arm quilting.

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

I think it was having to hold the ruler against the foot while moving/tugging on the quilt that hurt my wrist. I would LOVE to have a machine on a frame, but no room for it. My husband won't let me get rid of the living room furniture to put one!-lol-Thanks

sewtired by sewtired 07 Mar 2020

A lady from our church added a room onto her house to accommodate a long arm quilting machine. Can you talk him into that?

toogie by toogie 08 Mar 2020

I asked him to knock down a wall and he thought I was joking-lol- I guess I really was, as I can't give up another bedroom.

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by robertahilde 05 Mar 2020

Fantastic job, love the colours combination, will bright up any bedroom.
Your granddaughter will treasure it. The label is a nice touch!
Sorry about your wrist, take care. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you for noticing the label. I try to match the label with the quilt. If I don't have a match, then Cuties to the rescue! Mops made my pinwheel for my other grand daughter's Pinwheel quilt.

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by graceandham 05 Mar 2020

You have such a good eye for balancing your colors and picking your fabrics. I know she'll be thrilled. Love the loft of the quilting, too. Have you made a scrapbook/photo album yet of your quilts?

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Every time Walgreens has a 9 cent each print offer, I haven't uploaded my photos and too busy at the time of the offer. So the answer is 'No' but I plan to one day.
Speaking of balancing your colors, my husband has no sense of color, and IF I say anything, he goes off. Since he is older he must have outgrown it because his easy going nature is out the window. Anyway the other day he had on a turquoise tee shirt. (I detest tee shirts only because he won't wear a button up unless I blow up) So he decides he's a little chilly and before we leave he puts on a flannel shirt over it. You can still see the turquoise shirt at the neck front with the country blue plaid flannel on top! Of course I just had to say how it clashed and he says they are both blue and went out the door like that!

graceandham by graceandham 06 Mar 2020

Tell him all the ladies he meets will think what a sweet, eccentric, daft old man that is over there.

toogie by toogie 07 Mar 2020

Lol

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by clintonmiss22 05 Mar 2020

Beautiful! Your granddaughter will love it. :0)

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you we will soon see!

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by crafter2243 Moderator 05 Mar 2020

Perfect! The crosshatch quilting was ideal for this design.I am sure your granddaughter will love it if not, as you can tell, there would be a few of us that would gladly put in a bid for it. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

You think?-lol-Angie I zoomed in on the picture she sent me and saw this is how they quilted it, so I'm just copying again. Usually if I can see it I can make it. Not on all things, but quilts so far, anyway. Thanks!

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by mranderson 05 Mar 2020

Toogie these colours really "pop". It is beautiful. Great job. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you Marge, it means a lot to me to be able to please her.

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by lilylady 05 Mar 2020

Very Nice she will love it. Love the colors, Very pretty!

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you, I like the colors too, except black is hard to see to sew, especially the binding on.

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by rescuer Moderator 05 Mar 2020

Beautifully done! Your quilting skills are great!

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

I don't know about great, but I'm getting there, (hopefully-lol)Thanks!

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by shirley124 05 Mar 2020

Toogie this is just perfect. She will be so happy with it. Hugs

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

Thank you Shirley, I think she will be too.

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by asterixsew Moderator 05 Mar 2020

Toogie this is beautiful. Please if your grand daughter doesnโ€™t like her quilt could I put in a bid for it?

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toogie by toogie 06 Mar 2020

lol-you could but I think she will like it. I also think she will be surprised that I blocked it off so similar. Time will tell.Thanks!

papajeanne by papajeanne 07 Mar 2020

Absolutely stunning! I want you to adopt me too, lol. Super job!

toogie by toogie 08 Mar 2020

lol-Thank you papajeanne and welcome to Cute!

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