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mizuhana
« on: April 16, 2009 12:41:40 PM »

I recently completed my version of Oh Franson's Mod Sampler quilt-along. This was also my first quilt and first massive sewing project. My color strategy was to exclude green but I ended up adding it in via the sashing - at least it's not as prominent as the blocks, that's really what I was aiming for.



I modified the back due to fabric restrictions. I made the top half in coin quilt style. If I do say so myself, I kinda like the coin quilt back versus one solid back. Here's a picture of it without the binding.




And here's a final shot of it looking super inviting! (Note, the back is not as pure white as the pic below shows, the second pic is more accurate)




Freemotion quilting sure was fun and interesting, once my machine started behaving nicely.
I used some generic polyester batting. I am really happy with the results of not only the workmanship but also because it's really a nice warm blanket - it's keeping my feet warm now!

I'm already starting my next quilt, another Mod Sampler, but this time for my mother. It'll be a green/purple themed one. I bought more fabric so as to make a nicer coin quilt backing. Smiley
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mstelena
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009 01:20:11 PM »

Awesome quilt!
Nobody would have ANY idea it was your first quilt.  I'm eager to see your next big project. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2009 01:59:51 PM »

so pretty!  I was going to do that block along too but didn't get around to it..!
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2009 02:21:15 PM »

very very pretty! I love the design on the back! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2009 03:13:59 PM »

Wow!  Are you sure this is your first quilt?  Awesome, and the back, too!
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2009 06:34:45 PM »

I love what you've done with this quilt. Really a beautiful job!

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2009 07:10:33 PM »

The coin quilt is priceless
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2009 07:31:49 AM »

I agree about the backing - I usually always put a little extra something on the back of quilts, even if it's just a simple stripe of a different color, so they're not so boring and plain.
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2009 08:35:13 AM »

This.quilt.is.gorgeous.  I love it.  Great work.
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2009 08:42:47 AM »

Your quilt looks really good!  I never would have guessed it was your first quilt!  I'm planning on starting my first quilt this evening.  I hope mine turns out as well as yours did!  I also really what you did with the backing on your quilt!
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