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Topic: Fresh Squeezed Disappearing Nine Patch-or Ode to Summer  (Read 4805 times)
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« on: September 03, 2008 06:34:31 PM »

I started this quilt back in June and finally finished the backing and quilting it this past week.  It reminds me of summer with the bright colors and lemons and oranges. Smiley  I used several Moda Fresh Squeezed Charm packs for the front and an assortment of fabrics from Joanne's for the border and the backing.



I have been inspired by so many pieced backs here that I had to try it myself as well.  This was really a lot of fun-laying out the fabric on the floor to see where I wanted it to go and kind of winging it at the same time.  I had to include some of the stars that I made for the friendship star swap too!  I made myself a duplicate of all that I sent.  The bearclaw is a "friendship star gone wrong"-which makes me wonder what that poor star got into last night...



It was also my first try at free motion quilting.  At one point I thought I killed my poor almost vintage Kenmore, but it is back to normal now. Smiley

I haven't mastered the stitch control using my foot pedal and maneuvering the fabric at the same time.  My machine only has 4 stich sizes anyway and that all depends on how fast you are trying to go.  I have a tendency to put the pedal to metal when sewing, but I drive like a "granny" according to my husband.  I find the contrast quite amusing. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008 06:39:56 PM »

love it... you did  a great job .....the colors are WONDERFUL.....
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008 06:43:09 PM »

this is just beautiful makes me wanna eat sherbet lol
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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008 06:44:18 PM »

amazing :]
I always love getting under my grandma's quilts.. it reminds me of her.. Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008 06:48:08 PM »

It is simply fabulous! And two sided too!
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« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008 06:50:54 PM »

both sides are beautiful.
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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008 06:54:30 PM »

stunning, very lovely.
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« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008 07:00:56 PM »

this turned out great!
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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2008 08:07:12 PM »

I am usually not a big fan of orange, but your quilt looks fantastic with all of the other colors. I have never done free motion quilting, is it hard to do? It seems like every time I see them doing that on the tv shows they are either using a computerized sewing machine or one of those long arm sewing machines. I was never sure how well it would work on a regular machine.
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008 08:47:10 PM »

Super quilt!  I am wondering the same thing about free motion quilting as vmfein...
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« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2008 08:58:37 PM »

here you are on craftster...love looking at this quilt.  the back is just as fab as the front.  great job on the free motion!
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2008 10:05:15 AM »

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!  I love it and it is nice to see the finished product as I saw it in earlier stages on your blog.  I am in love with the back too.  Great job! Grin
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bethgem
« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2008 05:51:36 PM »

Very pretty.
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2008 08:46:19 PM »

So pretty!  I love the fabrics you used.
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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2008 06:46:42 PM »

i love this quilt, you did a good job! very summery..i wish it would last forever Sad
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2008 09:09:20 AM »

I am def bookmarking this- very kewl!
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« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2008 06:44:05 PM »

It is great on both sides!  I have a newer regular, non-fancy Kenmore that you can machine-quilt with as well. You just need either a walking foot for when you're sewing mutiple layers together in straight lines, or a free-motion foot for when you're doing the freehand curves.
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« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2008 09:27:58 PM »

Ooh, Audrey, that is so pretty.  It's so fruity and delicious and wonderful! 

Fresh Squeezed is the perfect way to put it. 

And your whimsical quilting is really great too!  I love it.
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kateberry
« Reply #18 on: September 20, 2008 08:56:11 AM »

Autumn is sneaking starting to sneak in during the early morning and evenings, which is lovely but...this beautiful quilt is holding onto the brightness of summer joy.
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« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2008 06:01:14 AM »

your version of disappearing nine patch is gorgeous! I love this pattern, and all the possibilities it opens up. (I have been experimenting with it lately, and like it better and better!)
the colors of your quilt are soooo nice, and your arrangement is just perfect.
I like your poetic title(s) a lot, too!

Thanks for sharing this beauty!
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« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2008 11:34:48 AM »

this is just beautiful makes me wanna eat sherbet lol

lol  I totally agree!  I love sherbert and I have been having an obsession with orange lately.  As a former lap quilt swap partner, I love to see your completed work as well!  very nice
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« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2008 10:10:45 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I have been using it at night since it is beginning to get chilly.  I am trying to hold onto summer as long as possible.Smiley  If you haven't tried free motion quilting, I say go for it.  I definitely have some mistakes, but it was a lot of fun to try.
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The Good Fairy
« Reply #22 on: September 29, 2008 12:40:34 PM »

That is sooo scrummy, I love that range of fabrics but my quilt store here has never had them in, must go and order some I think.

I wanna take this sherbert thing and run with it, I wonder if its possible to make an orange sherbert sorbet? must investigate Cheesy

Free-motion rocks doesn't it, I don't do anything else these days.
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homey
« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2009 04:58:04 PM »

BOTH sides of this quilt are stunning!  Your pieced backing reminds me of the improvisational African American quilts I am so fond of.  Your machine quilting is amazing too--I can't wait to try it myself.  Great work!
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quiltingfool
« Reply #24 on: February 11, 2009 05:52:11 PM »

I love this beautiful 2-sided quilt! So happy!
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mambosushi
« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2009 10:50:46 AM »

Love the quilting.  Great colors.
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andy8715
« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2009 03:36:21 PM »

I love it.  Especially how you did the backing.  I am a big fan of scrappy backings.
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« Reply #27 on: February 15, 2009 11:25:55 AM »

Oh I love this! the colours are gorgeous, and the freehand quilting is excellent, wish I could do that! am not brave enough to do more than straight lines at the moment Smiley
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