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« on: October 23, 2008 06:42:32 AM »

My daughter helped me pick out these fabrics - the first one she picked was the border. 



I'm not crazy about the green sashing, but I love the stripes, even though I wanted them to be vertical and they came out horizontal.  (I know - I could rotate the whole quilt 90 degrees, but I like the bigger blocks best this way.) 

I was pretty happy that it was my first quilt and there's only one really visible "floater."  The yellow in the striped fabric looks like a stalk of wheat, so I think I'll try a stitch to mimic that when I quilt it. 
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008 06:49:53 AM »

I love the colors, they're so fun  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008 08:54:06 AM »

very nice quilt, great work
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008 01:32:16 PM »

I really like your color choices.  Nice job! 

BTW what's a "floater"?
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008 05:43:46 PM »

This is lovely! I like the stripe/dot combo - it really sizzles.  Your choices of colour are wonderful.  Your daughter deserves a pat on the back *pats on the back*.  I think the green sashing is great, btw. Grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008 07:14:28 PM »

That is a really nice quilt!  I like the border a lot and I like how the stripes turned out, especially when they're sideways in the blocks.  It gives it a lot of interest.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2008 06:55:22 AM »

Thank you, everybody.  I'm glad other people like the stripes.  Smiley 

klum78, here's a detailed pic so you can see that a floater is where the seams don't match up. 

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« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2008 05:24:53 AM »

Love the colours - it looks so fresh

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