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« on: January 18, 2010 06:36:37 PM »

For my sister's 21st birthday, I took her to Joann's and told her I would make a quilt out of fabric of her choosing...she didnt pick anything out.  So after pointing her towards the fabric selections on etsy, she finally settled on a bundle of Alexander Henry's Granville line. The only ideas she gave me as to the design of the quilt were that she didnt want anything *too* traditional, and she liked a lot of texture.

I decided on an elongated wonky log cabin, semi-inspired by SewKatieDid's stepping stones quilt (mostly the solid middle colored blocks and the elongated shape, hers is less log-cabin-y i think.)  Its backed with a solid aqua blue, and quilted in many, many horizontal wavy lines.

I wish I took more photos of it, but I had to wrap it up for christmas and give it to her! 


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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2010 06:40:58 PM »

I love this!  I love the non traditional quilt look and the fabrics!  Awesome job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2010 06:43:27 PM »

Oooo.... so pretty! I bet she will love it.

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2010 07:27:00 PM »

Awww, it's so pretty and "light" looking if I could describe the design. Very gentle to the eye. She'll love it!

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010 07:38:47 PM »

Very nice. I love quilts with lots of white. I haven't made one myself yet, but I want to since they look so nice.

I like the elongated log cabin. A funky twist on a traditional block.

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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2010 07:42:50 PM »

I've never even CONSIDERED doing an elongated log cabin!  I love this so much.

And I agree totally - the white really sets everything off and makes it look great.  The texture shows up so well on the white too.  Great choices!

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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2010 08:56:38 PM »

Nice! You did a great job Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2010 06:29:54 AM »

wow this is gorgeous! I'd like to see more pictures of it, but it is FABULOUS!

« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2010 12:43:26 PM »

Love this!  And more photos please!!

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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2010 03:00:19 PM »

I love this too! Love the white as well, although having a doggy it wouldn't remain white in my house for long. When I get around to making myself a quilt, I may have to try something like this.

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