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BattleAxe
« on: January 06, 2009 03:03:57 PM »

I was browsing this forum and thought I would share a couple of quilts a friend and I did this year. 

The first is the star quilt.  This was our first attempt at a real quilt for both of us.  We even had to research the binding before we did it.  The pattern was supposed to be paper piece but pfffftttt  we just pieced it Cheesy  Turned out great. 





The second quilt we did started a fabric hunt for a quilt for a male coworker.  He's a huge John Deere fan.  I called my friend from the states to ask "Do you think his wife has a sense of humour??  Cuz I"m looking at John Deere fabric!"

I thought it was going to be a tacky joke kind of quilt but it turned out quite nice! EVerything was John Deere even the backing.

Well, that was after we unstitched the table cloth from it.  :/  As we were machine quilting, it was getting tough and suddenly the machine stopped.  We thought it was just thick where the seam was.  Then we looked under the quilt to find taht the flannel pulled up the linen tablecloth and we had sewn a good 6 inches onto the quilt  Embarrassed  We laughed so hard.  And he has a great story to tell about his quilt.





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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2009 03:47:53 PM »

Absolutely LOVE the stars quilt, and can absolutely identify with the John Deere/tablecloth story.....just when I think I'm making AMAZING progress, I realize that I just sewed whatever it is to my pants leg, or whatever  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2009 03:56:52 PM »

I, too, absolutely LOVE the star quilt!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2009 04:43:25 PM »

Of course the stars are Teh Loverly!

But big kudos for taking a JD theme and turning out such a nice quilt! JD is on everything here. They use the logo in pink on baby onesies for little girls. JD is very hip. LOL But that quilt turned out splendidly! Nice work!
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2009 05:54:48 PM »

the star quilt is beautiful.  I like when things work out nicely when you don't do them the way you're "supposed" to...great job to both of you on both of these awesome quilts!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2009 06:19:46 PM »

Great job on those stars! The points look perfect....which is NOT EASY as I am sure you know!  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2009 07:53:23 PM »

Thanks all Smiley

If anyone is interested, here is the original pattern for the stars.  I loved the way that they're not symmetrical. 

For the baby quilt, I just enlarged the size of the squares and reduced the overall  size of the quilt.

http://www.liesbosquilts.nl/patronen/pat99kosm01E.html
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2009 10:45:08 AM »

I really love that start quilt - it looks especially fantastic!  Very sharp - no pun intended!
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« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2009 05:24:43 PM »

I liked both quilts!! I want to take the time and make a nice quilt.  It would have to be a easy pattern for me.lol!!!  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2009 10:21:15 AM »

I'm in love with you little star quilt!
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