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« on: June 27, 2008 07:15:43 AM »

Okay, I was a quilter possessed last week ...   Grin.  I wanted a quilt to picnic on for the 4th of July celebrations, but it needed to be quick to make, easy to wash and would wear well. Yep, another rag quilt ...

Still using up my stash of repurposed blue jeans. This quilt is 55"x55":



The stars are cut from the jeans, and patriotic fabric was sandwiched below. Basically, reverse applique. The batt was an old cream flannel sheet I had hanging around. The only fabric I purchased was the patriotic stuff ... everything else I had in my stash. So I guess you could say this quilt was made with 50% post-consumer waste  Grin.



The back of the quilt is patchwork, with the typical "x" through the solid blue blocks in front, and stars outlining the star blocks.



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As I'm posting this, I realize I didn't make a label! Guess I better work on that this weekend.
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« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2008 07:23:25 AM »

I think that this is an adorable quilt.  It'll be great to celebrate the 4th!
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« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2008 07:24:49 AM »

I love this!  Your writing makes it sound as though this was a snap to make!  Just looking at it and IMAGINING making it makes me feel overwhelmed!  Beautiful work!
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« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2008 07:27:05 AM »

This quilt is gorgeous! And jeans are so American!
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« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2008 07:55:41 AM »

It's beautiful! I've been thinking of making a picnicking quilt too, but there's no way mine will ever be as glorious as yours!  Cool
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« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2008 08:08:00 AM »

WOW! BEAUTIFUL!! I'm so jealous. I've always wanted to make a patriotic quilt like that.
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« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2008 08:26:27 AM »

Very nice work... consistent snipping to achieve the chenille vs. rag effect... whats your secret???
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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008 08:59:25 AM »

This is gorgeous!  I'm completely jealous - I need to try one of these types of quilts because I think they are easy.... but I could be wrong.

Great job - totally professional looking!  And a great use of stash as well!

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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2008 09:01:50 AM »

I LOVE THIS QUILT!!!
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2008 09:11:06 AM »

Oh Ms. Kimby. !  you are a quilting goddess/machine! How do you do it? 

The quilt looks great! I would be afraid to actually picnic on it, I would be too worried about spills and accidents and such.
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