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khogue

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My first quilt is finished and ready to send to my daughter and future son in law who are getting married in 23 days! 

The pattern is called Code Word Love from the Jan/Feb 2019 issue of Quilty (if you are tempted to make it, be aware there is a cutting error in the directions!)  The block is morse code for I Love You and I made it scrappy style using novelty fabrics for some of their favorite things or things associated with people they love.
There were times I really wish I hadn't mentioned the quilt idea to her and days I thought I had really overestimated my ability but I stuck with it and got it finished in time. [smile]
Thank you to VSS members who sent me fabrics from their stashes and for encouragement along the way. 

Piecing and applique were done on a Singer 328k and Singer 237 IMG_3796.jpg  , FMQ done on my 20 year old Elna. 




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So Cool!  Great job sticking to it!
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Those soon to be newlyweds are really lucky!  A beautiful and very meaningful present -they will cherish it.
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What a cool quilt!  That one would be a challenge.
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Steve the Morse Code design really got my attention when I saw it in the magazine though the model quilt was a print background with a different solid for each of the 9 blocks. It was just a little too boring for them so that's when I got the idea to make it scrappy.  

Chaly I hope they do and won't just put it up on a shelf but really use it! 

Mavis it was a challenge especially for a first project. There are 12 dots and 12 dashes for each block and then 12 different sized cuts for the background on each block. I kept everything labelled with sticky labels so I wouldn't mix them up.  

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What a wonderful wedding quilt! You did an excellent job...I'd of never guessed it was your first!


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So cool! I love quilts that are unique, personal and have special meaning to the recipients and this one is wonderful. Very, very well done, Karen! A+ for talent, perseverance, and getting it done with 3 weeks to spare! 😀
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Very well done, and quite ambitious for a first quilt. Wowsers!

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khogue

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Thanks Cari! 

I think the quilt in the magazine made it look more simple that it was and I didn't quite understand how much work it was going to be at first. [smile]  I didn't work on it every day but it took me just under 2 months from start to finish.  


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Very well done, and quite ambitious for a first quilt. Wowsers!

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Thank you so much MJ, I couldn't have done this without your help and encouragement along the way! [smile]   


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So cool! I love quilts that are unique, personal and have special meaning to the recipients and this one is wonderful. Very, very well done, Karen! A+ for talent, perseverance, and getting it done with 3 weeks to spare! 😀

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Karen,

You did a wonderful job on this, your very first quilt (and that's a difficult pattern I'm not sure I would tackle).  I've been sewing all my life since I was about 10 or 12 (I'm 74 years old now).  I've made a lot of complex patterns in garment sewing.  I think my biggest challenge is the red, white tone-on-tones, and pink centers pictured in my avatar.  Great job!

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Oh, nice!  That is very unusual;  they will be so blessed to have it.
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