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« on: June 11, 2008 08:39:39 AM »

Hi Everyone,
This is my first posting of a project on craftster, I love this place!  This is a quilt I made for a good friend's wedding.  The bride has an Irish heritage and the wedding was somewhat celtic themed.  I got the pattern for this off of Quilter's Cache, the block is called, "Irish Plaid."  This is also my first time paper piecing.

Here's the finished top, I didn't get a pic of the whole thing finished, d'oh!

I like to embroider my label directly onto the quilt backing so that it can never be removed.

Fun with paper piecing!

Things don't always go according to plan, *sigh*

Thanks for looking!  This is probably my favorite quilt that I have made so far.

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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2008 08:47:22 AM »

This is gorgeous! Its rich colors and clean design means that it will probably become an heirloom quilt for your friend. Congratulations on your first paper piecing project; it came out beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2008 08:59:36 AM »

oh yeah, that is stunning. If I got this as a gift, I would break down in tears. Cheers to the lucky couple!

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2008 09:06:15 AM »

Great pattern! They'll love it!

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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2008 12:59:00 PM »

Cool pattern.  I love how it all links together perfect for a wedding.
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2008 01:15:09 PM »

Great quilt, and I just *love* the picture with all the paper from the paper piecing!   Grin  One of these days I'm going to learn how to quilt. When I'm a wee bit more precise.  Wink


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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2008 01:28:22 PM »

Very cool!  I love this.  One of these days I'll make me a quilt.  I just really like all the more "instant gratification" projects I normally do, like bags adn kids' clothing . . . Hmmm . . . I guess I'll have to get more patient . . .

I love the pattern and color of yours.  It's going into my bookmarked quilts that I'm storing up to give me ideas of what I want to do if/when I ever take the plunge!!!
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« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2008 02:23:05 PM »

I love quilts with stories and the reason you chose this pattern is fantastic.  You did an amazing job!

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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2008 02:32:10 PM »

Fabulous job!

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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2008 07:17:15 AM »

Wonderful pattern and fabric selection  Cheesy

Paper piecing is great when tackling a twisty-turny block like this one ... kinda helps you "wrap your head around it."

When I paper piece, I just throw away all the little riplets (that's what I call all the paper pieces), and feel a little guilty while doing it. You have way more fun with yours that I do with mine!   Grin

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