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Topic: My Purple and Yellow Quilt is finally finished!!!  (Read 9136 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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nothing tastes as good as being fit feels! Did you workout today???
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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 »

Quote from: ilovepaper
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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