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« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2007 12:53:40 PM »

Those first two are AMAZING!  You have skillz, girlfriend!
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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2007 04:36:39 PM »

unskilled??? I have to disagree very much and replace that statement with VERY SKILLED! Those are awesome! I really love the first (blue) one very much - fantastic mix of blues going on in that one!  I also love the idea of doing a Christmas theme on the back. That is a brilliant idea!
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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2007 07:58:27 PM »

Those are great! Thank you for sharing!
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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2007 10:54:26 PM »

All very detailed work!  Impressive.  The first one is my favorite by far though.  I am very partial to blue and adore patchwork.  This is first time I have seen the casket shape and I find it very unique and cool.  A nice alternative to the tried and true square.

How long did it take you to make the first quilt?  What are dimensions?  Is it a throw or a twin or queen sized bed covering?  Sorry for all the questions.  Just really interested - but a bit intimidated to try this myself.
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2007 10:29:46 AM »

Wow, that is absolutely amazing! Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: September 09, 2007 03:59:11 AM »

all of them are best described in one word: AWWWWWWWESOME!!!
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2007 12:27:49 AM »

casket quilt very skilled awwwwwwwwesome
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2007 10:17:35 PM »

WOW thats amazing.  I especially love the first two.  They are all gorgeous.  Well done!  *pats on the back*
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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2007 10:01:07 AM »

Thank you all so much for the kind words and encouragement. 

The casket quilt was such a huge project but a due-date really lit a fire under my tail.  It is a full sized quilt--big enough for a queen.  I drafted it myself after seeing a pattern online for purchase.  Actually, all of them I just sort of worked out myself. 

The casket quilt is mostly hand sewn.  I just shoved the pieces into a Ziplock (WITH my name and phone number) and carried it around with me for several months.  As intimidating as it can seem, it is really great.  If you dislike working the project, it can be a curtain, table cloth, hand bag, baby quilt, lap quilt, or whatever size you have gotten to.  If you really really love the project, you can just keep going and going and going.  It required very little planning overall compared to other quilting projects and would have required less if I had a pre-made pattern or acrylic template.  I did the quilting on it with glow-in-the-dark thread.  I thought that would be lots of fun.  NO WAY!!!  It was an awful sewing experience and very, very frustrating.  I don't think I will ever do that again. 

One of the things I like to do with my quilts is to leave an opening in the backing to birth the quilt through.  I think I get a cleaner finish on the edge that way.  I prefer that to a traditional binding and, of course, with the weird shape of the casket quilt, it was a must!

I love the blues.  I mostly wear blue scrubs with some other colors thrown in here and there.  When I wear something out, I always save the good parts.  I always make sure to include some of the scrub fabric in every project.  My oldest sister gave me some silly cow fabric (blue with small cows) that I also work into each and every project as a sort of tribute to her.  I love it and it makes me smile every time I look at it.

Thanks again for all the positive input. It makes me feel like I might just be a real quilter and not someone just getting my toes wet.

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Are you making a selvage quilt?  I have some to share. PM me.
OnlySiamese
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2007 09:13:11 PM »

I especially love the casket quilt!  Hand sewn! Wow!
It's beautiful!
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