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« on: December 01, 2007 02:19:25 PM »

there's a special place in heaven for all who quilt. this is my 4th attempt at making one. i'm proud of it - even though it's small (about the size of a throw) and most of the details leave much to be desired. i made it out of flannel and fleece so i wouldn't have to mess with batting.


oh, and it'll probably take me 3 more years to make another  Undecided
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« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2007 02:50:19 PM »

It's beautiful. I like the fabrics--it looks almost antique.
I've never quilted myself, and I don't know that I'd have the patience really...

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« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2007 04:10:28 PM »

It's gorgeous. I've had fleece sitting in storage for three months while I've tried to figure out how to make a baby blanket from it, since three of the five fabrics have an identical pattern. That pattern you used is perfect. Is it a cathedral windows quilt? I feel inspired!
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2007 08:35:28 AM »

Yay you! I am *very* impressed with your mitered corners! They are on my list of challenges.... Smiley

Loving the plaid, too!


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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2007 10:21:33 PM »

it took me forever to do and i found out through the process that i don't have the patience for quilting either. for a while it calmed my o.c.d. tendencies -then it just made me mad. 
oh, and i have no idea what a cathedral pattern is - i just kinda winged it. i cut out 12 inch squares of fleece, clipped the corners, and sewed them together leaving a 2 inch border to work with on the front. the fleece had very forgiving qualities making it easier to miter the corners and not have a hem (not to mention hiding the mistakes).
i actually had the foresight to cut the flannel out in long strips and then on to about 9 inch squares so they would line up inside their windows. then i just layed them flat under the fleece.

thank you all so much for your encouragement!
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2007 04:02:05 PM »

Love it ... I'm mad for plaid!

Don't beat yourself up for taking 3 years ... hey, you finished it! Yea!

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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2007 04:15:01 PM »

Gosh 3 years isn't so bad, I have some squares that I made about 6 years or more ago and they still aren't a quilt. I think your quilt is so very nice. Maybe I'll get busy and finish mine up.
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2007 10:29:11 PM »

Your quilt is VERY cool! 
Finishing in 3 years is still finished!!
That is WAY better than a lot of my projects! Grin

You did a great job and I LOVE the plaid!
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