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1  settings for my grandmother's flower garden in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by music.addict on: April 14, 2012 04:30:37 AM
Hello quilting fellows!

During the last 6 months, I have been been working on a grandmother's flower garden. There are about 100 flowers, made from 1 inch hexagons. Before I make the last 20 or so flowers, it's time to determine the setting! I have two different settings in mind:

Setting 1 is the random version


Setting 2 is the colour graded version, both in the flowers and in the centers


What do you think? I'm curious about all your opinions, please, let me know what you think!
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2  little lone stars and turtles baby play quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by music.addict on: July 03, 2010 12:18:03 AM
When I moved to a new city last summer, I moved into the flat of a girl I had never met before.
We have a lot in common and became close friends. Since then, I was maid of honor at her wedding and I was one of the first people she told about the baby to be born.

So, I started to make this quilt in December, after I knew it would be a boy. I finished it now, and he is already born. And so cute!

Tadaaaa, his play quilt:



It is about 38 x 46 inches, machine sewn, the lone stars are paper pieced (I used the templates from "Little Lone Star Quilts" by Lorraine Olsen, they worked great for me!). It's partly machine quilted and hand quilted.
What I like about it, is that baby boy can play with it when he discovers all there is to be seen, and the different textures and colors of the stars and little animals.

Closeup of the middle section

I hand-quilted all the animals. Fabric is Robert Kaufman, animal party.

Closeup of an 8 inch star block

For the stars I tried stitch in the ditch for the first time, when it was not only straight lines (this is my second finished quilt, I have no photos of the "first finished", and "the first" is still being hand quilted). I was in a hurry to give the quilt to its new owner, and quite panicked about the machine quilting, which turned out all wrong at the first attempts. Thanks to anaximander's help http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=352339.0, I finally got it done. Yes, there are flaws, I can live with them and I like the overall look now.

Thanks for looking!
c&c more than welcome, there is a lot to learn, haha!
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3  stars... to become a quilt. in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by music.addict on: January 16, 2009 04:17:38 PM
how do you think these 17 stars (12 inch) might become a quilt?
Odd number, 17, I can't even decide on the size of the finished quilt... one more? one less? 3 more? Undecided



I made them during December... very much inspired by the famous lapquilt swaps. such great work there!
I didn't really have a layout in mind when I made them, just enjoyed the colors and shapes.  Though they are usually not at all my favorites, I liked them a lot for stars...

Huh and now, what to do with them  Huh

This would be my third quilt (though the first isn't yet finished, I'm taking a break from handquilting these weeks... but the second one is... and to be posted asap). For the first, I did much planning and had a vision of what it should be like. The second just designed itself while I made it.

But what with all the stars, they look SO busy, and I think they need sashing. What color do you think would suite them? Or no sashing at all?
Here are the fabrics I used:


I'd very much appreciate your comments on setting, sashing, borders, and colors for these... and would like to hear your opinions!

Thanks for any advice,
Carol

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