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« on: February 24, 2009 03:56:50 PM »

It was my MOL's(me and the man are not married, she's not an inlaw, she's an outlaw) 70th birthday over the weekend and having only given myself a month to do it I was very pleased to have finished this in time.

She likes strong colours and happened to turn up to her birthday dinner wearing rusty reds and gold, so when she opened the parcel she matched the quilt! I was really relived as it's always a little daunting picking colours for someone.

Here it is in all it's glory, pinned to my work room wall.
I had a crisis half way through and thought it was all a bit garish(I do love to add a bit of disco sparkle to my quilts), but now I reckon it's all come together OK.
She LOVED it and that's really the only thing that counts.
This is the first time I've tried this sort of random foundation piecing on a quilt. It's cool...
Had to keep the quilting fairly simple. Time was ticking away and I must admit I find the putting colours and designs together part much more interesting than the actual quilting bit.

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First time using those curved quilting pins...Fantastic... I used to baste things all together by hand, not any more!

The quilt is about 5' square. Big enough to sit beautifully on the top of her bed or used as a sofa throw, but she said she was thinking of using it as a wall hanging so everyone can see it. Grin

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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2009 04:11:35 PM »

It is gorgeous! Perfect job on the colors, I think.

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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2009 04:31:40 PM »

It is gorgeous! Perfect job on the colors, I think.

yeah, the colors look great together......(and Im not usually an earthtone type gal)............you did a great job

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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2009 04:47:09 PM »

That is REALLY cool. I love the colors and all the pattern in the fabrics. Nice job.

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« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2009 04:48:22 PM »

Did this come from a pattern?  This is gorgeous.  I would love a pattern if you made it or maybe you can tell me where you found the pattern.  Beautiful work and great colors!

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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2009 04:50:30 PM »

A month?!??!  You made this amazing beautiful piece of art in just a month?Huh?  I am so impressed!  It would take me a year or more to make something like this.  And even then I am sure it would not look nearly this good!

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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2009 05:16:11 PM »

Excellent quilt.  I love the chocolate brown with the leaves.  Good color scheme and great pattern.

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2009 07:20:56 PM »

Gorgeous! Love the colors, the pattern...everything. Smiley

« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2009 05:41:03 AM »

I used to call my in-laws outlaws before we got hitched too :-)

Beautiful quilt!    The little metallic bits really give it a sense of motion!
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2009 06:46:00 AM »

Really pretty!  Great job!
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