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gwensmom
« on: August 08, 2008 02:28:24 PM »

The Four Seasons Quilt Swap has been such fun!  I have done all four seasons and this is the last with a summer theme.  It is on it's way around the world to an Aussie quilter who made a winter quilt for me and enclosed a book of beautiful aboriginal applique patterns.  The dolphin is from the book and the batiks are from a jelly roll I found on sale at Hancock's.



It's winter where she is so maybe this quilt will warm things up a little .

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2008 03:10:12 PM »

Very cheerful! I love it!
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smudgycat
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008 10:38:11 PM »

Very cool.  Is the dolphin done as a double layer applique?    How big is it overall?
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I've got a handful of vintage patterns up for trade/swap (1950s/60s): Monograms, embellished bags, men's robe, lace work, spats/bags, bell bottom, mod dress.  PM if interested.
Linnybelle
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008 08:10:24 PM »

It's wonderful!  I love the bright colors and the fact that you used batiks.  Batiks are definitely my weakness when it comes to buying fabric. 
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bethgem
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008 06:11:14 PM »

I love dolphins. What a neat idea for a quilt. Great job!
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gwensmom
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2008 11:49:22 AM »

Thanks y'all!  Yes the dolphin is a double layer applique and is blanket stitched.  You can see the pic better on Flickr right here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/71372091@N00/2730121652/

The overall size is about 20" x 16".  I love batiks too and include them in my projects whenever possible.
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