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Dain's Wedding Quilt

by Elaine DeFoor
(Stuart, Florida)

Front of Quilt

Front of Quilt

This was a pattern called Candy Queen but I do not remember the designer.

I had several firsts on this quilt. First time I did not design my own quilt, first free-motion quilting besides simple stippling and the largest quilt I had ever made. It is 94" by 94".

I like to design, choose fabric, cut, piece and quilt myself. If I don't, I don't feel like it is from me. The only help I usually have is my husband who helps me with the engineering of a new design, makes templates for me and he is my stitch ripper.

I had just finished a Crafty class on Free-motion quilting with Leah Day. I used every one of her quilting designs within this quilt. It was so much fun. I had a brand new Janome Horizon and this was the first quilt that I had done more than stippling or stitch-in-the-ditch.

The bride and groom loved it. It is in their living room on the sofa at their first home. She says she gets lots of compliments on it.

I purchased new quality fabric from Snappy Quilts in Littleton Colorado. Unfortunately they are out of business now.

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Apr 30, 2016
Wonderful job!!!
by: Carol Buck

I love this quilt. I have a free motion class from Craftsy but haven't used it yet. You have inspired me to get on it. I too use my regular machine to quilt and have had pretty good results, but I am looking forward to doing better.

Apr 10, 2016
Beautiful !
by: Amy

Thank you so much for sharing your photo. The colors in the quilt are just perfect, and I love the special nuance of colors stitched together in each block. That is something many future generations will enjoy! (PS This website is amazing ... so much information! Getting ready to finish my first quilt. I have just pieced the top. Seeing this is such motivation to get going to finish it up!

Apr 10, 2016
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by: Elaine DeFoor

To Sue and Roberta,

All the quilting is done on my domestic machine. I have used a friends' long arm but I live in a condo and don't have room. My is a Janome Horizon and has a 11" long and 9" tall throat so getting a 94" quilt was no problem but it was a lot of material to handle and I got tired more quickly than say an 84" quilt. Now I try to stay under 90"

The red blocks are all strips of red fabrics. You would sew strips of each color of block in strips to about a 16" sq then put right sides together of the same colors, draw a line down the center and sew 1/4" on either side of the line to form two different blocks. Did this with all the colors? For instance on the reds, I probably had about 15 or 16 red fabrics.

Thank you for the compliments. My husband is also very supportive. He says it keeps my out of trouble.

I say it is my therapy.

Apr 10, 2016
Great job
by: Sue

I also do mine from design to quilted, to binding. I am also working on a wedding gift.

You have done a great job. Is this all quilted on your domestic machine?. I did lots of crib and baby blankets on my domestic.

Then I did one queen size. I swore I would never do that again and quickly bought a long arm.
I am very impressed with the job you have done. Hats off to you. Beautiful quilt.

Apr 09, 2016
by: Roberta

I, too, design my quilts and would feel a quilt wasn't completely mine if I had work done by others.

My husband does help by cutting lengths of thread while I baste the "sandwich" together, but I doubt I could trick him into ripping stitches for me! As a matter of fact, he believes I only sew, knit, crochet, etc, because I enjoy ripping out stitches!

In every other way he does "enable my addiction." He rarely even complains when I buy new fabric, when I have two closets full at home! He says, "It's cheaper than drugs or alcohol!"

Are those reddish blocks quarters of red bandannas?

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