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« Reply #160 on: August 06, 2007 05:41:16 AM »

Here's 2/3rds of my first quilt top:

They're 1-inch squares from scraps I found in a bag in the refuse room of my apartment building. Right now, it's 2.5 feet wide and 4.75 feet long. It will end up about 4' x. 4.75', then I'll add a black border, maybe 3 inches, and bind with khaki bias tape.  To learn how to quilt and bind, I'm making a mini-quilt for practice. Here's what I've got on that so far (soliciting opinions in the Does this look weird? thread)

« Reply #161 on: August 06, 2007 11:33:19 AM »

That quilt top looks amazing! It's so neat!!

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« Reply #162 on: August 06, 2007 01:20:03 PM »

Wow - that top does look amazing!  I haven't done anything smaller than 2 inches, and that's quite a feat!!  I think it's going to look great when it's all quilted & bound.

« Reply #163 on: August 07, 2007 09:11:37 AM »

Everyones quilts look amazing!!

After stalking this thread I am officially joining. I have various wips ranging from "ohhhh would this this and this be pretty in this pattern" to hand quilting a little play quilt for my daughter to use at the park. Maybe this can motivate me to stay on track.

« Reply #164 on: August 11, 2007 04:17:56 PM »

MarysMom, let's see it!

I didn't like that second little one above, so I ripped out most of it and rearranged. Here's what the completed top looks like:

I tried to be random in the border, but obviously that didn't really work.  Next up is my first ever attempt at quilting. I'll just stitch in the ditch, no batting. My cat better appreciate it!
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« Reply #165 on: August 13, 2007 07:01:42 AM »

caecilia, I really like your new setting. The squares really frame the strings and gives it a more unified look than the mixed setting you had ealier.

Loving all the inspiration from this thread (and others). I have several tops needing borders, then they're ready for layering and quilting. Better be heading to my sewing room.....


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« Reply #166 on: August 13, 2007 10:08:25 PM »

I am so impressed with all the quilts everyone is making.  Can I tag along too?

I am working on two quilts for my girls (twin size) and a lap quilt for me.  I took a short break to make fabric bowls for Christmas and a tote bag.

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« Reply #167 on: August 14, 2007 12:47:45 PM »

it is *gasp* complete!

more (and hopefully better) pictures to come later tonight
once i give it to her Tongue
(will post the link to when i create it under the completed projects)

the pictures range anywhere from july/august of 2003 to august 1, 2007 Tongue

and its such a relief to have this done

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« Reply #168 on: August 15, 2007 11:16:59 AM »

all finished!
heres the link to the page

she loved it Smiley

« Reply #169 on: August 15, 2007 07:12:01 PM »

How great of a motivator is this thread-I could certainly use some of that too...Of course I have to finish fixing the art room first. bah.
Keep up the good work everyone. Smiley
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