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sunnyday
« on: February 19, 2007 01:03:46 AM »

This quilt was in progress for about 2 years. Mainly because I planned to hand quilt it but never worked up the nerve to start.
I gave the pieced top to my mum for Christmas 2005. telling her I'd finish it for her soon. Some months later I made an appointment to have it machine quilted. I then cancelled the appointment because I thought I had found inspiration to hand quilt it afterall. A month or so after that I booked it in again.
This is the result. Mum loves it.


I have had a couple of questions about the dimensions of my quilt so I made this diagram.
The white rectangles represent the patterned pieces and the grey is the cream background.
The dimensions are for the finished pieces. I used a quarther inch seam so I cut the pieces half an inch bigger thand the finished dimension.

« Last Edit: January 12, 2010 11:13:36 AM by rackycoo - Reason: to fix images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
oppositeofwar
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007 07:27:53 AM »

Wow!  That's beautiful!  I love how the simple white background makes the colors and patterns of the fabrics really stand out.  Congratulations on finishing it - finishing a project seems to be the hardest part for me!! 
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007 11:07:17 AM »

It's beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2007 01:50:30 PM »

this turned out great! I love that blue and white fabric square on the bottom of the last picture.  The one that looks sort of like fans. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2007 03:06:05 PM »

So beautiful! I am really impressed, this is one of my favorite quilts I've seen here on craftster! Where did you get all the fabrics? Amazing!
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007 07:07:36 AM »

it is beautiful!
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LadyInsomnia
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007 09:31:05 AM »

I love the fabrics you used!  and I think it's great how the white background keeps all the different colors easy on the eyes
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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007 03:17:03 PM »

WOW. I've given this a "This rocks" because it does!
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nemejia
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007 05:07:26 PM »

pretty fabrics. i love Japanese inspired stuff
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sunnyday
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2007 09:16:46 PM »

Thanks everyone,
All the patterned fabrics are Japanese. A couple were given to me by a Japanese friend. The rest are from my local fabric store in Canberra.
The design was inspired by the Coin quilts on a site called be be bold quilts which doesn't seem to exist anymore. I found that site via weewonderfuls where you can see a similar design:
http://weewonderfuls.typepad.com/wee_wonderfuls/2005/07/blog_birthday_c.html
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