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Topic: My Northern Exposure (Alaska themed) quilt - 1st quilt  (Read 873 times)
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mishboat
« on: December 30, 2008 09:36:31 AM »


My boyfriend's parents lived in Alaska before they had children so I made this quilt for them for Christmas.  I'm not a terribly patient person, so all I did was sew 6 inch squares together.  I bought fabric online at Fabric Paradise.  

I selected fabric with a fishing, bear, moose, camping, and crab theme (the family name is Crabb).  I also used this cool Alexander Henry Pin Ups at the Lodge fabric.

And finally, the backing I bought directly from Abby's Reflection Fabric Store in Sitka, Alaska titled "Alaskan Cities."

I used a woman in San Jose, CA to long arm machine quilt an all over pattern titled "bears in the woods".  Her price was $1 per inch on the short side.  She is currently working on my second quilt which I made for my own parents.

Here are my pics from the project.  I can't post them here since I'm a newbie.

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I'm thinking for my next project I might work on a geometric design, something fairly simple since I'm a beginner, but also modern.  Suggestions for designs are appreciated.

Michelle Wink
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Padester
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 01:33:19 PM »

Very cool!  Interesting fabrics individually, and they go together well to make a coherent whole.  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009 09:54:22 AM »

I love Alaska so I love this quilt. Worked there 3 years. Great place.
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