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« on: December 01, 2004 09:12:40 PM »

My bestest crafting girlfriend (the one who likes what I like) and I came up with the same idea around the same time.  It went like this.  We both loved the look of old-school crazy quilts, but lacked the time and patience and skills and fabrics to do a "real" one.  So we decided on a size (3"x3") and went hog wild trading fabric squares. 

My quilt, sewn for my teeny smaller-than-twin bed, ended up being big enough for a queen or so.  For those doing the math, that's a hell of a lot of squares. 

Quilting was done while in Lawrence, KS visiting my little brother in college.  It's a place where, if you're not near Mass St. and you don't have a car, you don't get out much.  So I spent my time basting and quilting and binding.  And fixing the machine after learning with horror that if it stayed broke, it'd cost me $400+ to replace my mum's old Bernina. 

And counting the different fabrics used -- 129 patterns.  But some are large patterns, so you can't easily tell they're from the same stuff.  Includes a deconstructed shirt, pants, skirt, pillowcases, flour bag, etc.  Did I mention I didn't get out much in Lawrence?

I hereby welcome myself to Craftster with my first post. 

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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2004 09:18:11 PM »

So cute!! I love all the wild fabrics!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2004 09:21:06 PM »

oh how I wish I could quilt. yours is adorable

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« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2004 09:44:33 PM »

I love it!  I still looks like it took forever, though!

I really want a quite for my bed, even if it's much larger squares...  hmmm, maybe over the summer...

« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2004 09:49:53 PM »

that's a beautiful quilt. one of my favorites that i've seen. i love how "unperfect" it is.. it just makes it so....perfect! welcome!

« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2005 07:14:39 PM »

I would like to join you in welcoming yourself to craftster and to tell you how much I like your quilt. It is fabulous!

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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2005 08:33:25 PM »

wow! Welcome to craftster and I must say-- how pretty! what a great idea...I bet it is SUPER cozy! I love things made from old fabrics...they're already worn in and perfect.

« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2005 08:18:44 AM »

 Shocked That is sooo pretty!! I am in love with your fabric, very cute!
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