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Topic: My Purple and Yellow Quilt is finally finished!!!  (Read 8654 times)
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« on: February 23, 2007 02:30:57 PM »

Must tell the story behind this quilt before I post pictures.

About the time I joined Craftster in January, 2006, I decided I wanted to make a queen sized quilt for our bedroom.  Being that it's purple and yellow/gold, I decided that the quilt had to be those colors also.  I wasn't sure how I was ever going to pay for this since I was sure it would take lots of funds.  I knew what pattern I wanted to use so it was just a matter of deciding on fabric.  Well, it wasn't long after starting on Craftster that I discovered swapping and fabric swapping at that!  I had quite a bit of fabric I had inherited from my aunt and decided that I was going to swap it to get the fabric for my quilt.  So the process began.  I joined fabric swaps and soon discovered ongoing swaps and made collecting yellow and purple fabric my 'obsession.'  It was funny but word seemed to spread that I was looking for these colors because soon people started to PM me and offer purple and yellow fabric that they had and I noticed more and more of these colors showing up in the fabric swaps  Grin

I had a blast over about 5 months collecting my fabric and I'm happy to say that I have a very international quilt!

In the end, I used 21 different yellows and 23 different purples.

I decided that I would save all the names of people who had sent me fabric and I want to say a HUGE thanks to:

heroinechic             qazicat                lamamarco
fadeawaydream       kaesea                 mata
simplyfussfree         sunshyndzyne       sonjaboo
ilovepaper              sewcrafty             superstitch


Now, on to the pictures!

This is the quilt pieced together and laying on my living room floor just before I started pinning it:

                            

A close-up of one corner so you can see more detail:

                             

The sewing process - not an easy thing on a regular sewing machine! and not easy taking a picture of myself sitting in the chair!

                                 

and, finally, on my bed (the colors are more true in the top photo - today was bright and sunny and it washed the color out some)

                                           


This is the first queen sized quilt I have ever made and will probably be the last - I think I'll stick to baby sized ones but I'm sure glad I did make this one  Grin


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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007 02:34:28 PM »

Wow! That is gorgeous! What a special piece. GREAT job! Thanks for sharing...
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007 02:41:41 PM »

great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007 02:45:10 PM »

very good work!!!
I think it really worth the effort.
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2007 03:23:53 PM »

Bravo!!!
Believe it or not, I was wondering about you and this quilt a few days ago while sorting my fabrics.
Great job!
What color is next?  Tongue
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2007 03:27:27 PM »

great story!  and the quilt is really, really beautiful.  congrats on finishing! 
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2007 04:46:52 PM »

Oh my goodness - how did you manage to get all the blocks so beautifully lined up and straight? It's amazing - you should be very proud of yourself!
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007 04:52:23 PM »

The pattern and colors turned out fantastic!  I really admire your straight seams and sharp points.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007 06:36:18 PM »

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What color is next?  Tongue

I'm going to finish a kiddie's jar quilt I started in mid 2006 and, thank you, but I have all the fabric for it  Tongue
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007 09:08:10 PM »

Yay! It's beautiful and I'm so happy I could help by contributing fabric!
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2007 09:22:53 PM »

Wow!  That quilt is so lovely.  I love yellow and purple together, its the color scheme of my garden.  I too admire your sharp points and straight seems.  So beautiful, and such a great story too.  Great job, and thanks for sharing.   Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2007 09:27:31 PM »

it looks great! I'm so happy i could contribute!
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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2007 08:29:22 AM »

What a great job!!! I LOVE it!!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2007 12:11:12 AM »

I absolutely love this quilt. It's gorgeous! I especially love how all the fabric came from all over the world, so neat!
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« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2007 02:07:28 PM »

Thanks to everyone who has made such nice comments about my quilt.  I'm enjoying having it on our bed - it really brightens our room up!
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2007 01:05:39 AM »

Cindy, I did a huge mental awww when I read the story of how the quilt came together, and then a huge mental WOAH when I saw the pictures.  You have some amazing quiltin' skillz, madam - fabulous job, just gorgeous work! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2007 11:25:17 PM »

WOW. 



that is all.
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2007 05:55:06 PM »

great job cindy! it's so nice to see the finished product of all those "send me your yellow and purple fabric" posts that i saw!  Wink
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« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2007 06:24:50 PM »

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it's so nice to see the finished product of all those "send me your yellow and purple fabric" posts that i saw!  Wink

Yeah, I bet they got annoying!!   Grin
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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2007 03:33:32 PM »

This is so great how you got the fabrics and the BEAUTIFUL completed piece.

I don't get how you machine quilted such a giant quilt tho.

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« Reply #20 on: March 03, 2007 04:26:35 PM »

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I don't get how you machine quilted such a giant quilt tho.

If you look at the picture on the first page, you can get a better idea.  I rolled up one side and then draped the other side over the table and a chair (that you can't see.)  I held lots of it on my lap and slowly worked my way through.  It wasn't the easiest thing to do, but it's do-able!
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« Reply #21 on: March 03, 2007 05:23:55 PM »

oh wow, that's one gorgeous quilt!! I love how all your edges are perfect!
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« Reply #22 on: March 03, 2007 06:04:51 PM »

I am thinking I may machine a king sized quilt, not sure if it's possible Tongue
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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2007 07:00:01 PM »

I am thinking I may machine a king sized quilt, not sure if it's possible Tongue

it is.  I did it with an Irish Chain that's on my bed.  Took a while, but it's workable!
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fantastic job, wish it was on my bed
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« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2007 01:17:48 PM »

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I am thinking I may machine a king sized quilt, not sure if it's possible Tongue

It is possible especially if you roll the side you aren't quilting up tight - that way it will fit through the machine.  All the best with it!
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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2007 01:41:21 AM »

This is lovely.
I really really commend you on such a good use of colour. Smiley I feel that violet/yellow is the hardest of the complementary schemes to pull off.
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« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2007 08:01:22 AM »

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I really really commend you on such a good use of colour. Smiley I feel that violet/yellow is the hardest of the complementary schemes to pull off.

Thanks!  You wouldn't believe the strange looks I received from people when I told them I was working on a purple and yellow quilt but, once they saw the original or pictures, they liked it.
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« Reply #28 on: March 26, 2007 03:37:43 PM »

that is just gorgeous. 
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« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2007 02:08:49 PM »

What a beautiful quilt, the colors really sparkle!
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« Reply #30 on: June 09, 2007 08:18:41 AM »

Thanks for all the compliments!

Once I finished this quilt, I thought I was done with specific colored ones but now I'm trying to gather orange (not too girly) fabric for a quilt for my son.  So far I have 10 different kinds, all collected from Craftster members!
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« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2007 09:33:21 AM »

That's great! I love the story, lots of collaborators!   Grin  It looks great on your bed.
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« Reply #32 on: July 01, 2007 09:16:02 AM »

Stunning!   I absolutely love it.  Great work.
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« Reply #33 on: July 08, 2007 07:13:52 AM »

I'm very impressed with the points of your pinwheels.  Whenever I try to make them I end up sewing too far over so that the points are buried in the seams.  Well done!  And the purple and yellow go beautifully together too. Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: July 08, 2007 07:38:30 AM »

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I'm very impressed with the points of your pinwheels.  Whenever I try to make them I end up sewing too far over so that the points are buried in the seams.  Well done!

Thanks!  Practise makes perfect and that's what I've had to do over the years.  Plus, ripping out seams I wasn't happy with and redoing them  Grin
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« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2008 07:00:40 AM »

I don't know if anyone cares about this or not but I wanted to share anyway!  I washed this for the first time (it's only used as a bed spread so it wasn't actually dirty but I thought it might be dusty) and I like it even better now!  The washing and drying gave it a more used look and that makes it way nicer.
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« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2008 07:07:10 AM »

Can't imagine your quilts looking better than they already do!

They are always so vibrant and unique in style. Love looking at them. Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2008 09:57:48 PM »

wow, wow is all I can say cindy!
Beautiful!!!!!
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« Reply #38 on: October 07, 2008 10:02:09 PM »

I love the colors!  that's really beautiful
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« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2008 03:15:06 AM »

I love not only your quilt, but your method of collecting fabric!  Craftster is such a cool place --
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« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2008 06:50:34 AM »

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It is a cool place!  I've also collected fabric in this manner for an orange quilt for my oldest son (seen HERE) and a green one for my younest son that I'm still working on.
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« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2008 11:05:09 AM »

What a beautiful quilt!  Purple and gold are my school colors so I really love it!
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« Reply #43 on: June 14, 2011 01:30:57 PM »

Not sure why I didn't see this quilt earlier, but it is a beaut!!  I admire your tenacity in collecting all that fabric - every piece tells a story.
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« Reply #44 on: June 14, 2011 02:53:31 PM »

What a surprise to see a post in this thread - thanks for the compliment, we are still enjoying this quilt very much!
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