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« on: November 08, 2007 04:26:25 PM »

So I have to admit I am not very familiar with this board but I wanted some opinions from experieced quilters on my first project.

I've sewn for years and did some patchwork projects in school but never made a quilt.  I made this one for my swap partner and she loves it.  I really liked it but I was worried it wasn't rockabilly enough and that I should have machine quilted it.  What do you think?  The design is called brickwall and it is about 42 by 56.  I had lots of help from my mom and sister (experts) and I managed to do pretty well sourcing the fabric for a deal.



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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007 05:14:26 PM »

that looks great, and i like the tacks instead of quilting. i think you made the right decision there.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007 08:57:31 PM »

I think it's really cool.  I love the colors and the fabrics you used!
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2007 08:56:53 AM »

I think it's great!  I tie a lot of my quilts -- I like the way it looks.

Also, to me it evokes a young woman sneaking out of her family's farmhouse at night to meet a boy down by the road.  She's going to get in his car and go dancing at a roadhouse with him -- what's more rockabilly than that?
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007 09:15:38 AM »

Thanks for the feedback Smiley  I'm glad to know that hand-tying is still cool.  I think I might need to make another rockabilly quilt for me now ... quilting seems to be a gateway drug for the hardcore fabric addiction I've been fighting all my life Wink

Also, to me it evokes a young woman sneaking out of her family's farmhouse at night to meet a boy down by the road.  She's going to get in his car and go dancing at a roadhouse with him -- what's more rockabilly than that?
  Ah yes...I can see the pulp fiction cover now Wink "Restless Rendez-vous" farmhouse to roadhouse dancing 'til dawn!
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2007 10:03:50 AM »

I love the colors and arrangement.  I think it would have been nicer quilted but the tacking still looks good.
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2007 02:01:33 PM »

It looks great!  The fabrics you chose are very funky and you also picked a great beginner pattern.

Quilting definitely leads to hardcore fabric collecting.  It's deeply satisfying though!  When I first started I was still in the throes of a cross-stitch obsession.  After I did my first quilt I couldn't believe how I could get such a large finished project in a fraction of the time my epic cross-stitching projects took.  I don't think I've cross-stitched since, but I have done embroidery!
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« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2007 10:50:11 AM »

thats pretty groovy, i really like it.
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« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2007 03:28:40 PM »

That's great for a first quilt.
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« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2007 12:37:28 PM »

Also, to me it evokes a young woman sneaking out of her family's farmhouse at night to meet a boy down by the road.  She's going to get in his car and go dancing at a roadhouse with him -- what's more rockabilly than that?

Haha, that's perfect. Absolutely describes this to a T.  Great quilt - I need one!!
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