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Topic: Labyrinth Quilts -- 2 quilts!  (Read 10829 times)
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« on: August 29, 2006 03:43:13 PM »

Hello!  I've been lurking here for a while and I thought it was finally time I signed up and joined in.

So I started making quilts in 2003, using one of those tiny sewing machines they sell on the shopping channels.  It did not go well.  No quilts were completed.  I had nothing but a pile of wonky blue-and-white nine patches. Then, in 2004, I got a shiny, beautiful, brand-new, proper-sized sewing machine and the following was the result.



I made it, following my own design, as a wedding/house-warming gift for two friends who were really into labyrinths.  And I loved the labyrinth pattern so much that I used the design again last month to make another one -- again as a gift for a friend.



I saw a selection of 1930s reproduction fabrics and I knew they'd be perfect for this project.  I actually prefer this version of the pattern.  But I still have to work on my actual quilting skills.  It's straight lines all the way at the moment...



Both quilts are 90 inches by 90 inches, so they drape nicely over a double bed.  I hope you like them!
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2006 03:52:55 PM »

WOW!  What a great design! 

I love the 1930's prints, they are so cute.  Your darker version is pretty awesome too.

Wonky 9 patches can be pretty cute, so if you can get past the non-matching corners, those old squares might make a cute project. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2006 04:04:05 PM »

Thanks!

I used up the wonky nine patches earlier this year to make a kind of squishy storage cube for some of my wool stash. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2006 04:07:38 PM »

Post a pic of it!  I can see that you are very careful about neatness and composition.  Have you quilted these? 

I tend to make really nice tops, but then I hate quilting them. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2006 04:28:19 PM »

those are some seriously lucky friends you got there! Those are just amazing!  I have never really learned to sew - I just took my sewing machine out last weekend and began to practice sewing on paper - before I go and totally goober up some nice fabric... my mother quilts - but I do say she doesn't make anything quite like that!  Gorgeous!

I do hope that you send pics to a quilt magazine - I think they would be interested in publishing your design!.. which of course would mean you would have to make another one.....

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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2006 04:39:57 PM »

I Love your quilts.  They are awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2006 05:20:00 PM »

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That is one of the coolest patterns I have ever seen!!  Is the labyrinth pieced or appliqued?  either way, what a great job on a difficult quilt!!
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2006 06:43:30 AM »

WOW, those are fantastic quilts.

I'm not sure which I like more - I like how the labyrinth lines show up on the lighter one but I really like the colors of the darker one.

Keep up the great work!  and be sure to post completed pictures here  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2006 07:31:49 AM »

Those are both beautiful -- how cool that you designed them yourself!

I love labryinths, and walk one locally once a month -- but it never occured to me to quilt one.  What a great idea.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2006 08:13:51 AM »

wow that looks like it took forever. Very intricate and cool.
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