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1  Re: 14 Quilt Projects in 2014 Quilt Along! in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by danynn on: April 06, 2014 05:09:50 PM
Amazon_warrior, that's fantastic! I've made a bargello (and only one!) so I know how much work they take.

brandyk, your donation quilts are adorable.

Here's my latest: a Shakespearian-themed baby quilt

All the world's a stage
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2  "All the world's a stage" baby quilt in Quilting: Completed Projects by danynn on: April 06, 2014 05:05:27 PM
Two friends of mine are expecting their first child. Since they're huge theatre and Shakespeare fans (they actually met when they were cast as Romeo and Juliet in their local community theatre production!) I went with a Shakespearian theme for the baby quilt I made.



Close-ups of the characters:

Hamlet:



The Fool:



Bottom:



Romeo & Juliet:
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3  Two quick baby quilts in Quilting: Completed Projects by danynn on: February 09, 2014 10:41:57 AM
A couple of my friends who live overseas (Australia and Germany) had babies in the fall/early winter. I had too many quilts to make for Christmas to get quilts done for them at the time, but I finally got around to them now. I just kept them very simple.

Just ignore my feet in the pictures below.  Cheesy


Quilt 1: Shadow Box

This is a technique I'd been meaning to try for a while, so I took this opportunity. It was super easy and I like the effect.






Quilt 2: Framed squares

I just stumbled across this one online and decided to try it. The original pattern had nine-patches in the middle, but I just went for solid squares.





(the Canada-themed background is a bit of a joke, as we used to refer to each other by our countries of origin)
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4  Re: Quilt Block Swap Round 5 Gallery in The Swap Gallery by danynn on: January 21, 2014 09:55:36 AM
Mine!

Group 1

carolmb




kbrison




sloth003




Melladh





Group 2

carolmb




sloth




alwaysinmyroom



amnesia

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5  Double sided bedspread in Quilting: Completed Projects by danynn on: January 17, 2014 11:55:15 AM
My oldest niece turned 10 this fall, and for her joint birthday and Christmas gift I made her a quilt for her new double bed. The idea from her mom had been that this would be her bedspread for the next 5-6 years at least. But she's at that age when she's half teen but also still half kid, so when it came time to pick the pattern for the quilt, the kid in her said "I want a puppy quilt!".  Tongue

We reached a compromise where I would use dog fabric but on the back, so she could have that side up when she wanted it but have the other side up when she outgrew the puppy love.

She picked the colours (they match her new room) and had given me about 10 patterns she liked to choose from, so I chose one for the front and then a different one for the back that kind of broke up the dogs, because I found the idea of a solid dog fabric backing a bit overwhelming.  Cheesy

Here's the top:



And the back (sideways, unfortunately):



She absolutely loved it and I think likes the flower side better than the puppy side.  Cheesy
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6  Re: 13 Quilt Projects in 2013 QuiltAlong in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by danynn on: November 12, 2013 08:02:30 PM
Those are both really cool!  Is the castle and dragons your own design?  I really like the tilting 4-patch as well - I'm going to have to see if I can find that pattern

The layout for the castle quilt is mostly my own design, but I used images from the Internet to create the dragons and castle.

The link for the tilting four-patch is in the thread for that quilt - it's from Quilter's Cache.

I'm on a finishing spree - I got the one-block wonder quilt that I'm making my parents for their 65th birthdays done! Very happy with it.

Birds in the wilderness




Original fabric:

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7  Birds in the wilderness in Quilting: Completed Projects by danynn on: November 12, 2013 07:57:33 PM
So, both my parents are turning 65 this year and I decided to make them a quilt as a joint birthday gift. I've been curious about the one-block wonder quilts for a while and decided that this was the perfect opportunity to try one. I might be slightly insane. Cheesy

Anyway, after seven months of off-and-on quilting, I ended up with this:




And here's the original fabric:




I saw the panel idea on another one-block wonder quilt online and liked it because it broke it up a bit, so that's what I did. Some close-ups of the panels:




There are 216 hexagons in the quilt, for a total of 1296 triangles. Remind me not to make another one of these for a while! Some close-ups of the hexagons:




For the back I had some of the original fabric left over, so I used that in the middle. The first bird border around it is the half-hexagons that didn't make it onto the front, while the second bird border is the strips I had left after having cut the strips from the fabric repeats.



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8  Re: 13 Quilt Projects in 2013 QuiltAlong in Quilting: Discussion and Questions by danynn on: November 09, 2013 12:33:28 PM
I've finished two more, hooray!

Tilting Four Patch


Dragons and fairies and castles, oh my!
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9  Dragons and fairies and castles, oh my! in Quilting: Completed Projects by danynn on: November 09, 2013 12:31:39 PM
A friend of a friend commissioned me to make a quilt for her two-and-a-half-year-old daughter. When I asked her what sorts of things she wanted, the mom said "she likes dragons and fairies and castles". So that's what I did.



This, by the way, is the girliest quilt I've ever made. Normally when I make quilts I can use some fabrics I've got at home. I had to go out and buy all the fabrics for this quilt. I didn't have anything pink and only a little bit of dark purple (which I used for the dragon on the side) and no light green. (The colours were requested by the mom to match the daughter's room).

Some close-ups:


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10  Tilting Four Patch in Quilting: Completed Projects by danynn on: November 09, 2013 06:54:44 AM
Some friends of my husband's were doing a fundraiser recently and I offered to donate a quilt as a raffle prize. I wanted to do something in fairly neutral colours as I didn't know who would win it and what their tastes/decor might be. I determined I had an absurb amount of brown and green fabrics, so I went with those as my primary colours and a cream as the background.

I used the Tilting Four Patch block from Quilter's Cache. Being lazy, and more importantly not owning a printer, I didn't print the triangle template and just kind of winged it. That probably made it take a little longer than it otherwise would have, but I got it done in about two weeks. I did very simple quilting, just lines through the squares.

Here's the quilt:




And the kitty-approved backing:


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