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« on: December 25, 2009 08:52:57 PM »

I finished this quilt on Christmas Eve at about 6pm and gifted it this morning. I started on it the first week in December and sewed my tail off to get it put together and quilted. I guess deciding within a month of Christmas that I want to make a queen sized quilt isn't the brightest idea, but, the recipient LOVED it, so it was cool. Her bedroom is in purples and greens, hence the color choice.

It's actually meant for pattern to run vertical (imagine a quarter turn) but my holders weren't so thrilled to be holding (they had been napping on the couch!). It's 95x95.


This is the back, some fabrics from the front and some new ones.


A close-up of the fabrics on the front. This shows 12 of the 13 I used on the front. The last one is a lavender with white polka dots which is also the binding.


You can find the pattern at Quiltology online --> http://www.shopquiltology.com/urban-amish-pattern1.html

And I just want to add, I didn't quilt in all those wrinkles. I used a 100% cotton batting and it got all wrinkled up after it got washed. :-P
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« Reply #1 on: December 25, 2009 09:38:31 PM »

This is lovely. Very, very nicely done. What a fabulous gift!
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« Reply #2 on: December 25, 2009 10:28:47 PM »

Holy crap! You are amazing to do this up this month! (I am still finishing Christmas presents this weekend, lol) Beautiful pattern, and I love the fabrics you chose.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2009 03:59:33 AM »

Are you kidding me?  Unbelieveable!  And you finished this in a month!  Wow!  I love this. Grin
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2009 05:32:47 AM »

Thanks for the compliments. I guess I should mention I only work part time (from home) so I do have a decent amount of time to work on this kind of stuff. :-P The pattern itself is easy once the trips are cut. I think the quilting took me the longest!
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2009 06:25:07 AM »

You who make quilts like this amaze me.   the tremendous amount of patience and time required is crazy...  well done, it's a beautiful quilt!
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2009 07:28:50 AM »

I thought you were crazy when you said that the pattern should actually be vertical, but I flipped my computer to the side, and it looks awesome that way!  I might give this pattern a try when I finish up my current projects (though certainly not queen sized, and certainly not in less than one month).
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« Reply #7 on: December 26, 2009 08:56:21 AM »

It's a great pattern, and pretty easy overall. If I made it again, I don't think I would do a Queen unless I had a design wall big enough to lay it out. Some of the rows ended up in the top backwards because they got flipped around somewhere between being laid out and sewn into the stop. I guess the beauty of the pattern is that, unless you know the pattern and are really looking for it, you can't even tell. :-)

I also ended up with about 1/3 of the blocks being 10 inches wide instead of 10.5. I was able to put those in the top and bottom rows (the blocks are rectangles). Because the length was fine and just the width was short, I put all the short ones together in two rows - which also isn't noticeable. It's pretty forgiving. Works well with a variety of fabrics and goes together pretty easily. I think the piecing on this one took the longest.
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2009 08:24:01 AM »

Wow, looks gorgeous!! The colors work great together! But what a huge project to start a month from christmas  Shocked
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« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2009 02:59:20 PM »

I love it!
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