Hubby's Batik

littlehelen_gwSeptember 4, 2012

My DH asked for a quilt earlier in the year so he can "relax" on the sofa...we all know what that means :-). Well I finally finished it this weekend.

You can't tell in the pic, but I did spirals in the center of the blocks and at each corner...still experimenting with FMQ. The spirals aren't perfect, but it's a cool effect and was fun to do...

Valarie

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msmeow

Very nice, Valarie! I'm sure your hubby will love it!

Donna

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 8:03PM
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tuppermom

Great job Valerie! I am sure your DH will be able to "relax" on the couch with this awesome quilt!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 8:04PM
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toolgranny

Great quilt. I love your colors.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 8:30PM
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magothyrivergirl

Looks like a very manly quilt - perfect for channel surfacing on a dreary day. Love the batiks. Wonderful job.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 8:33PM
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grammyp

Oh, I love it. Batiks are my favorite.

beverly

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 9:04PM
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quiltnhen

Love the quilt and the fabrics. Would love to see a close-up of your quilting. I love to FMQ, but I'm not very good at accuracy, just the fun of it.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 9:59PM
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jackier123

I love it too. Anything Batik is great!

Jackie

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 10:06PM
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bev2009

LOVE the colors! It's so rich looking. Could you get a shot of the quilting?

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 10:47PM
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K8Orlando

Nice job! Love the colors, love the batiks. It's hard to remember you've been quilting for such a short time! Looks like the work of a pro.

Kate

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 11:48PM
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loisflan

"Warm and wonderful" is how I would describe it. You did a fantastic job, Valarie. The fabrics are great and I love the pattern. Very, very handsome. Lois

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 12:22AM
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nanny98

I wish mine were that beautiful. Love it!

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 2:21AM
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nannykins

It is very well done. Congratulations!
Theresa

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 6:04AM
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lafonda_ranch

Beautiful!! My dh would love that as well. You may never get him off the couch, now, LOL!

Robbi

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 7:02AM
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ritaweeda

That's both beautiful and perfect for a man. Reminds me of fall.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 7:10AM
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littlehelen_gw

Thanks all! And yes dh will be channel surfing happily.
Bev2009: Here's a pic of the quilting, this is the border shot...I did a spiral in the cemter blocks (smaller) and each of the four coners. The spiral was a last minute thought, the fabric inspired me as I was attempting to imitate the batik fabric. The balance of the quilt is stippling and I did do a loopy loop in the skinny black border. In retrospect,I wish had a larger spiral in the center blocks...live and learn...Next time!

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 7:05PM
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quiltingfox

That's a beautiful and gorgeous quilt! I love the colors and quilt pattern! TFS! :-)

Best to you,
Sandra

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 1:49PM
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quiltnhen

The quilt patterns look great! I appreciate seeing other discard the no crossing over a stitch. I really like free wheeling with the thread, it's what makes free motion such fun to do...until your shoulders give out ;-)

    Bookmark   September 6, 2012 at 9:55PM
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fran1523

That's a great couch quilt. You did a wonderful job on the quiltng too.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 9:03AM
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bev2009

Thanks for the pic. I'll give the spiral a shot today.

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 9:09AM
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lola99

Wow, that is really beautiful. Your colors are so rich.

Nice job.

Lola

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 10:49AM
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bozogardener

That's lovely! Your DH is a lucky man!

    Bookmark   September 9, 2012 at 7:41PM
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dawnp

That quilt is gorgeous and perfect for a man! I love the dark brown in there with the other colors.

You also did a great job on the quilting.

You're inspiring!

Dawn

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 11:47AM
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rosajoe_gw

It is gorgeous!!! Greart job on the quilting too. I'm still learning FMQ and I wait so long in between practice that it's like starting over each time lol!!!
Rosa

    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 11:56AM
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bloomorelse

Love your quilt. Batiks are my favorite too. Would love to do FMQ, but most of my quilts are Queen and it would be impossible with my regular Singer machine. Too little space to bunch/roll all that fabric.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2012 at 11:22AM
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