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« on: September 23, 2007 08:13:29 PM »

This is my first quilt in a long time, and my first quilt ever that wasn't a tied, blocky baby quilt!



It's a sawtooth star pattern, from "The Complete Guide to Quiltmaking" by Diana McClun and Laura Nownes (a great, great book--I had only the faintest clue what I was doing and this walked me through the entire process). Superstich helped me a ton also! It's in between a baby quilt size and a twin quilt size, because I was going to make it twin quilt size but I got tired of putting together blocks  Tongue, quilted around and inside the stars and in lines around the sides. I used this beautiful set of gradated blue fabrics that I got from my LFS, and used the scraps to make a gradated inner edging. It's backed by a pretty firework patterned fabric that matches the blues of the quilt.

It's a wedding present for a good friend of mine, and I'm giving it to her tomorrow--I hope she likes it! And I am totally into quilting now...I just started cutting pieces for a new baby quilt!
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2007 08:23:42 PM »

ohmygod emily!

it's incredible!
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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2007 08:34:36 PM »

oh wow!just wonderful
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2007 08:39:34 PM »

That's just beautiful! I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2007 08:42:03 PM »

Wowie, Emily!!  I am in love with your quilt!  The colors are gorgeous.
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2007 08:47:28 PM »

its gorgeous!!! I wouldn't be able to give it up!
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« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2007 08:50:16 PM »

Thanks, guys! I was very tempted to keep it, I have to say. Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2007 06:39:13 AM »

That's amazing! I am so envious of all the quilts on here. That is really beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2007 06:48:32 AM »

eep!  I love this.  I'm a major fan of blue quilts.  I love the color changes.  Poo on your friend if she doesnt like it.   Wink
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2007 06:53:13 AM »

Beautiful!  What a great gift!
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