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Topic: So...600 Squares Later.... A Lap Quilt  (Read 1621 times)
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« on: March 06, 2009 12:44:19 PM »

So my friend's birthday is coming up soon and this year I decided to try and make her a lap quilt. She really likes bright colors, so I chose a bunch of reds, yellows, oranges, pinks, and whites. I was thinking of Starburst parctically the whole time I was sewing. I cut the fabrics up into 2 inch squares, and used over 600 of them. Anyway, here it is:





It ended up as 45 inches by 35 inches, and is a little wonky in places, but I still think it's cute. Here's close ups of some of the fabrics I used:





And here's all the ties on the back, done in a light pink embroidery thread:



Thanks for looking, and comments would be appreciated, thanks!

---Whoops, I don't know why some of the pictures are kind of pixelated, sorry.
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« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2009 01:12:40 PM »

Yikes 600 squares?!?  I'm a fan of the 9x9 squares myself...but I'm a bit lazy.  ;-)  I love the colors!  Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2009 01:28:01 PM »

ooh, a Starbursts quilt.  It looks yummy.  Very bright and cheerful!
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2009 02:09:58 PM »

You've got the patience of a saint.
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« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2009 04:08:50 PM »

  This is a very pretty quilt and I hope your friend appreciates the time and energy you put into it.  I know all about 2x2's... so I know how much time you have in.  Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2009 07:28:27 PM »

Great job.  Its beautiful!

If you don't mind giving up randomness a little bit, you can always make 2 inch strips and sew them together.  Then just cut them and randomly attach (turn them diff ways, start at diff points, etc)  Save lots of squares!  (I learned the hard way)
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« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2009 06:48:48 AM »

This quilt is wonderful!  There is a faster way of strip piecing to end up with squares, but whatever you did turned out fantastic!  What a special gift.  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2009 12:32:42 AM »

I love this quilt! I've wanted to make something similar. How many difference fabric pieces did you use??
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« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2009 08:51:48 PM »

Ooooo.  It's bright and cheery.  Excellent.
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« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2009 04:58:09 PM »

Hey guys, thanks for the comments!

I love this quilt! I've wanted to make something similar. How many difference fabric pieces did you use??

Umm, I'm not really sure...haha, I know I used almost 650 2in X 2in squares, and I'm gonna say about 5 or 6 different fabrics for each color.
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