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IamSusie
« on: September 06, 2006 08:24:01 AM »

I made this quilt a few years ago.  I hang it up in the fall until Thanksgiving.  I never actually got around to quilting it because I hate that part.  One day I will finish it, but for now I don't care because I hang it up.



The pattern is from Quiltmaker Magazine.  It's available from this retailer:
http://209.200.122.122/detail.cfm?pid=5541&CFID=41124&CFTOKEN=82433111

I used batiks and tone-on-tone fabrics.  I left off the outer borders because I ran out of fabric and I like it this way. 

I used freezer paper and a blind hem stitch with invisible thread to do the applique leaves.  I loved making this one. 

Thanks for looking!
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jezebel7383
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2006 08:36:42 AM »

ooo, very pretty! I love the batiks. Smiley
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gingembre
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2006 08:41:13 AM »

This is so beautiful...the colors are so vibrant and the pattern is just gorgeous.
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006 09:34:22 AM »

That is beautiful! It will no doubt be a family heirloom. The color choices make it look very modern, I really like it. Wonderful work!
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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2006 10:01:14 AM »

That is gorgeous!  I like your colors much better than what they used on the pattern site, so much more vibrant.  If only I had the patience & skill to quilt; it really is just gorgeous!
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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2006 07:26:03 PM »

very pretty! I love the way it looks!!
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2006 06:05:56 AM »

Gorgeous!  Did you pick out all the fabrics yourself?  I have trouble deciding on colors for quilts.  You did a great job.
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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2006 06:21:00 AM »

Thanks for your comments!  I did pick out all the colors myself.  I took a long time at the Hobby Lobby fabric counter getting 1/4 yard cuts of the ones that I liked.  A weary woman behind me finally asked, "what could you possibly make with such small cuts of fabric?"  A quilt!

Years ago when I first started quilting I only liked working with pink and blue and I tried to make a fall quilt with those main colors.  It turned out awful and I have since learned that it is best to use a wider palette. 

I think the trick with quilt fabrics is using lights and darks well.  Everyone likes medium tones and many people only choose these.  Another good way to choose colors is to pick a main fabric  with a colorway that you like and pick out fabrics colors from this central fabric.  I also make extra blocks with other color combos and pick and choose the ones that work.
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« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2006 07:32:39 AM »

Utterly gorgeous!!!!!

This is a real masterpiece!  Beautifully done!!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2006 07:35:50 AM »

Great job on this quilt - I love all the colors!

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Another good way to choose colors is to pick a main fabric  with a colorway that you like and pick out fabrics colors from this central fabric.

Great suggestion!  I made a wall quite a few years ago that was 5 main squares and then a border.  The pattern was from a magazine and they gave you a pattern per issue.  It wasn't until the last issue when you were supposed to put the whole thing together that they gave a simlar suggestion - pick the border fabric (which is quite wide) first and then match the other fabric to it.  Kind of late when the rest of the quilt was already done.  So, I took my squares to the local quilt store and the fantastic owner was able to find a border that matched the colors I had used perfectly.  No one would know it was purchased later!
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