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« on: July 16, 2009 05:51:20 AM »

First quilt, second finish (I got caught up in a quilt-along and left this waiting to be bound for a shameful period).  I've been working on this for months, with long breaks between each major step.  It's for my daughter.  Smallish Twin size - she has a loft bed so we didn't want much overhang.


The front - the shallows, where the colorful and fun stuff hang:


The back - the deeps, where it's darker and the fish are bigger:


A dappled-shade shot:


I didn't make a label but I did jab myself with a needle and bleed on one of the (white) corners.  So I did leave my mark of Love for the kid.
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009 06:04:25 AM »

That's beautiful! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2009 07:09:10 AM »

I love it!  If my mom had made me a quilt and bled on it she would have said the same thing about leaving a mark of love for me.   Cheesy  Great work and I love the colors!
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2009 11:12:46 AM »

Wow! I really love the 'shallows' part. The squares on the diagonal makes it really interesting to look at.

And, in theatre at least, if you bleed on a part of the costume (and hope it's not a visible part) it's considered good luck for the performer wearing it. The little bit of blood will appease any bad spirits/juju that may come a persons way. So, it's a protective mark of love, even!  Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2009 11:30:40 AM »

That's beautiful.  Stuff like this almost makes me want to try making quilts!
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SimplySandy
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2009 05:55:24 PM »

I love the colors in this quilt.  Isn't it fun to see how fabrics can make a simple design so interesting and unique!
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