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Topic: Watching the Starry Sky Quilt for my boyfriend-husband  (Read 3663 times)
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« on: November 01, 2008 07:20:40 PM »

So for a while there I was going through a quilt-curse.  The people I made quilts for either broke up with me, or broke up with their significant others.  That was no good!  In the rest of my life, I moved across the country to attend grad school, and met my now-husband Jim (the day I moved in!)  I fell hard and fast for him, and I didn't want him to be a part of the quilt-curse too.  But I was also trying to determine whether or not Jim wanted to be with me.  Come Christmas I made him this quilt.  While I had made many quilts before, I had never tried this pattern, and seriously underestimated the time it would take.  The top has over 1,000 tiny rectangles in it!  I told Jim it was for someone else, but he saw through the lie and ended up helping me finish it too, so it sort of became OUR quilt.  The pattern is blue and black stars, most of which are starred prints.  It is supposed to resemble the night sky, while being viewed from a position laying on the grass.  The greens are tree leaves, and the brown border is the tree trunks and branches rising up beside you.  To finish it off, I quilted it with stars. 

I am very proud of this one...  Hope you all enjoy!






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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2008 06:18:03 AM »

I love the concept of the quilt and it looks just lovely all finished
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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2008 06:47:26 AM »

I really like it! Great job and love the story behind it too
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008 11:38:30 AM »

I'm glad that your quilting curse was broken and that you ended up happy! The quilt is amazing, the idea behind it is awesome as well. Its extra special since he helped you make it.  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008 10:59:52 AM »

I love the idea behind the quilt, and the whole thing all pieced together is lovely as well!  Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2008 11:23:05 AM »

that's so pretty, and i loved the story behind it!
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2008 08:02:14 PM »

LOVE the story behind it & I think it looks great
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« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2008 06:34:30 PM »

How sweet!
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009 07:13:24 PM »

What a great idea.
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2009 09:29:22 PM »

Absolutely gorgeous :-D Hopefully one day I'll break the quilt curse.
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