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« on: September 07, 2008 05:00:35 PM »

I made this quilt for my friend's new baby boy.  I was having a hard time coming up with something gender-neutral to boy-ish, with the fabrics I had on hand (I didn't want to buy anything if I didn't have to) but was inspired by this quilt: http://www.whatididatschooltoday.com/archives/2008/02/dots_and_though.html#comments and some of the circle quilts I've seen on here.  I dug some repro fabrics out of my stash and went to town. 

The circles are hand-appliqued onto the background and then I hand-quilted concentric circles at two-inch intervals around each of them.

The colors in that photo are kind of wonky, but my camera died right as I finished and I had to get a friend to take the photo so I can't re-do.   The background is actually a light aqua blue with darker blue dots.  The yellow circles are actually a light-ish buttery yellow, not acid yellow, and the greens are a light sea green, not puke green like that upper circle. 

Anyway, I love this quilt!!

Comments are appreciated and thanks for the inspiration, fellow craftsters!
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« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008 05:36:09 PM »

very nice. I can't believe it's hand quilted - what patience you must have.
I like the combination of fabrics (even if I'm not seeing the true colours!)

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« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008 05:40:25 PM »

Love it!! The circles, the hand quilting, especially the scrappy border! It looks terrific.


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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2008 05:43:23 PM »

How neat! It almost looks like a solar system. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2008 06:00:04 PM »

It reminds me of the planets especially the big yellow "sun" and the earth looking ones.
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« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2008 06:41:07 PM »

wow. you did an incredible job..absolutely beautiful. and this may sound weird but i have a thing for circles  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2008 07:55:09 PM »

I love it!  I wish you would have been able to get some up close pictures, I would really love to see the circles and the border up close.  You did a great job, I am sure she will love it!   Grin

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« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2008 08:20:50 PM »

what a treasure.  don't you just love using up leftover pieces!
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2008 08:55:47 PM »

wow I LOVE this quilt! It looks amazing!
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2008 05:38:20 AM »

The design is lovely, but the quilting itself is AWESOME! 
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