Sunday, July 8, 2012

Another Finish

Yeah! I just finished the Thomas the Tank quilt for my grandson.


I meander quilted the center panel with a cream colored thread. I went around each of the trains. I used navy thread and meander quilted in the green and blue borders as well as the outer border. I am very pleased with the final product. The FMQ challenge practice is paying off. I did pretty well with the quilting. Grandson won't mind a few blips.

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  1. GREAT job, Karen! My experience has been that Grandsons don't see the blips - all they see is a quilt that Grandma made just for them! ;))

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    1. I took your advice on the quilting. I didn't go as small as a stipple, but meandered. I am really happy that I didn't do the straight line quilting that I had at one point thought of doing. The meander is really appropriate for this. Thanks for your comments.

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    2. I MEANT meander - and you knew what I meant - ;))

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  2. That will be one happy Grandson!

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  3. I had ordered some of the TT fabric after seeing yours - this is just so cute! He will love it!

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  4. What a great quilt! You can't go wrong with Thomas =D

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  5. love the quilt
    my grandsons love Thomas. I got some fabric and fussy cut Thomas and appliqued it to a T-Shirt for night wear. They love them.
    I had not thought of making a quilt with it. I just might have to go back to Hobby Lobby and pick up some Thomas fabric. They had a couple of different ones there.

    I enjoy reading your blog....thanks for visiting mine!

    have a great day
    hugs
    beebee

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  6. This is great! I love the large meander quilting, it makes a kids quilt so soft and snuggly.

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  7. That is really lovely. Your grandson will feel like a million dollars.

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  8. My eldest daughter used to love Thomas the tank engine. WE live close to a railway centre and Thomas comes to visit twice a year. She is now eight, so we don't have to go anymore. Well not specially for Thomas other Steam trains will do as well now.

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  9. Wow, The Thomas fabric with the stripes is great, where did you buy it from? Thank you

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