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« on: March 23, 2008 04:19:42 AM »

Inspired by this post, I made my first quilt - which we are now sleeping under.  Feels like a whole new bed!



I machine quilted, and then hand-sewed the binding (actually it's just fabric from the back folded over. The finished thing is about 84" x 96", big enough to cover our queen-size bed. I still would like to wash it so that it can get that lovely wrinkly quilty look.  Here is a shot of what the back looks like. I'm thinking sometimes we'll just flip it over since this batik is so pretty.

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2008 04:46:50 AM »

This is so great!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2008 04:54:29 AM »

Love the pattern and the way you placed the shades of blue. Excellent quilt work. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2008 05:00:02 AM »

Congratulations on your first quilt!  It looks great and I love the fabrics you chose for it.  As a new quilter, I wish I had been more aware of my local guilds and joined one of them.  Now, six years later in a new city, I've finally done so.  Quilters are a unique blend of creative, supportive, fun loving and silly.  I have so much fun with my guild, and I learn so much from my fellow members of all levels of experience and knowledge.  You can participate as much or as little as you like and there are members from new quilters to seasoned veterans in the group.  I encourage you to check out and attend a meeting at your local guild.  I wish I had done so sooner.  It's been a great way to share my love for quilting and meet new friends.  Awesome quilt!
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2008 05:22:00 AM »

I love the blues!  And kudos for your patience...I have tried quilting several times, and have yet to actually finish any of them. 
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2008 05:33:04 AM »

Wow, that is beautiful!  It's so clean and modern, but still quilt-y. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2008 05:39:33 AM »

I love the modern-ness of it, too.  Especially the addition of the one pastel fabric  - I think that adds a nice bit of contrast to the other colors.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008 07:11:01 AM »

I love the contrast of a classic quilt with such a modern design.  The colors are gorgeous.  You did a great job!  I would never have known it was your first quilt! 
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2008 09:21:36 AM »

 Smiley What a beautiful quilt - it is hard to believe that it is your first one.
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2008 01:26:23 PM »

I am in awe of this.  I would really like to attempt to make one myself but I am at a total loss on how.  Any chance of a tutorial or some instructions?   Grin
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2008 03:38:56 PM »

I love this pattern so much... it looks really beautiful. Washing quilts really does improve their look. The crinkly-ness and softness take them to a whole new level--you'll love it even more!
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2008 09:01:11 PM »

GORGEOUS!  I did the Red Square one, inspired by a lady named Chaelaanne, who designed the basic pattern.  I think she hangs around here... I hope she sees your work!  How cool to have inspired someone ELSE with a quilt of mine.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2008 12:39:04 AM »

Awesome.  Love the coolness of the oceany colors
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2008 07:14:09 AM »

That is your FIRST quilt???  What a fantastic job!  Good for you!
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2008 09:45:27 AM »

oh, wow, that's beautiful!
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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2008 12:47:15 PM »

I am in awe of this.  I would really like to attempt to make one myself but I am at a total loss on how.  Any chance of a tutorial or some instructions?   Grin

Not sure how to do a tutorial for something as involved as a quilt! I did page through a few books at the bookstore to get a sense of how to attach the top to the back and to do the machine quilting. For figuring out the top, nothing beats some graph paper. Just figure out some kind of scale (for me, it was every square = 3") and draw out what you'd like to make. It's basically a pixelated pattern!
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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2008 04:04:14 PM »

I am in awe of this.  I would really like to attempt to make one myself but I am at a total loss on how.  Any chance of a tutorial or some instructions?   Grin

Not sure how to do a tutorial for something as involved as a quilt! I did page through a few books at the bookstore to get a sense of how to attach the top to the back and to do the machine quilting. For figuring out the top, nothing beats some graph paper. Just figure out some kind of scale (for me, it was every square = 3") and draw out what you'd like to make. It's basically a pixelated pattern!

You just answered my question!!!  Thank you annam42!  They are small squares attached together to make the larger block just like a normal quilt... duh!  Blond moment, I apologize!  This make so much more since to me, and am such a basic quilter that I thought that the squares were full pieces of fabric appliqud on.  Thank you for clearing this up for me!
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« Reply #17 on: April 01, 2008 02:13:12 PM »

I love this pattern, such clean lines & modern, very nice color choices too!  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2008 05:56:31 PM »

It's really pretty.  I could use it in my bedroom. 

Can I ask what kind of batting you used?  I'm just starting out with machine quilting and have a quilt top about that size.  After working on a crib size, I'm wondering how I'll ever machine quilt something so big.

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« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2008 05:33:51 PM »

It's really pretty.  I could use it in my bedroom. 

Can I ask what kind of batting you used?  I'm just starting out with machine quilting and have a quilt top about that size.  After working on a crib size, I'm wondering how I'll ever machine quilt something so big.

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I used the organic cotton batting that Joann's sells. It's much flatter than the polyester kind, which I think helps with the quilting - plus the no chemicals appealed to me. They have it in all different sizes (though not I think crib size - you'd probably just have to cut another one down to size).
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« Reply #20 on: April 05, 2008 06:54:58 AM »

That's fantastic! I love the colors!
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« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2008 08:52:54 PM »

(actually it's just fabric from the back folded over.)

I do that lots too! For some reason it seems easier to do it than cutting the long strips. Plus I kind of like the look of it on the backside...

Anyway, great job!
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« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2010 10:23:51 AM »

i love the look of these square pattern quilts- awesome job & colors!
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2010 05:53:05 AM »

that's so beautiful. Definitely going to bookmark this one!
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« Reply #24 on: August 18, 2010 02:51:12 PM »

That is a really awesome first quilt!
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« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2010 09:05:20 PM »

This is beautiful! I love it!
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« Reply #26 on: September 12, 2010 06:14:09 PM »

This was your first quilt? Wow- I am amazed. It look phenomenal. Great job!
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« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2010 08:46:28 AM »

That is gorgeous. <3 You did a really great job on it-if you hadn't said it was your first quilt, I wouldn't have known it was.  Cheesy
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« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2010 01:39:32 PM »

The pattern is really sleek!  You did a lovely job.
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