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« on: September 27, 2010 11:02:01 AM »

So I finally finished the quilt that I started for my brother's wedding...two years ago.  But they loved it, so all's well that ends well.  I got the pattern from "Royal Stars of the States" by Eula Long.  This woman drafted a star pattern for each of the 50 United States.  This is Virginia.  



Most of the fabrics are from my Grandma's stash that I inherited.  



If you can't tell, their favorite colors are green and turquoise.  The fabric for the background and backing are the same as the center medallion.



I've also made Ohio (my profile pic) and Utah, each for a sibling's wedding, each over a year late.  Maybe I'll start another now, even though the two left don't have prospects, yet. =)

(My apologies for the tiny pictures.  Any suggestions on making them show larger?)

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2010 11:40:17 AM »

Well I don't know how to make the pictures bigger.But you have made one beautiful quilt! I love the pattern,and the colors I am hitting this ROCKS becuase it does!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2010 12:43:39 PM »

Wow, I love it!

I use Craftster Photo Hosting to post pictures, here's a link with helpful information:
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Good luck with it. I would LOVE to see bigger pictures of the quilt you made!  Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2010 06:16:41 PM »

This is gorgeous!  I would go cross-eyed trying to do something this intricate. ^_^
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010 07:21:53 PM »

It isn't really that intricate, lissablair.  There are just some busy prints all right next to each other.  I looked through my stash and pulled out anything that was green or turquoise in any incarnation.  Then I decided how best to place them so the colors next to each other kinda' went together.  And all the crazyness suits my brother's personality.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010 09:15:59 AM »

Oh it's gorgeous! I love these sunbursty patterns!
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2010 10:46:16 AM »

gorgeous : )  i have projects like that too, years and years, but what an amazing thing when they do get realized  Grin bravo
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010 11:14:49 PM »

this is amazing!
you have lots and lots of patience my friend.
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« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2010 09:53:27 PM »

I love the vibrant green in this.  It looks fantastic. 
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2010 08:36:28 AM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2010 01:17:35 PM »

Thanks everybody.  One reason that it took so long to finish is that when I had it all peiced except the center circle, the top tented up in the middle.  I think it had something to do with my seam allowance.  I got so frustrated with it that I put it aside and promptly forgot about it.
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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2010 07:54:36 PM »

Stunning. The pattern is beautiful but I really think it's your choice of colors and fabrics that really make this shine!! It's so special that you were able to use your Grandma's vintage fabrics. You certainly have an eye!!

I added this to my profile favorite projects Smiley.
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« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2010 02:45:42 PM »

Absolutely perfect
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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2010 07:00:33 PM »

looks very tropical. I like it a lot Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2010 04:12:19 PM »

That is awesome!! 
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« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2010 10:26:50 AM »

Woooooowwwww, that is stunning. Well done.
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« Reply #16 on: November 06, 2010 05:18:53 PM »

I love your quilt - it looks amazing.  Your brother is a lucky man - I started my first bed quilt for my daughter when she was four, and I finished it when she was 10!  The last quilt I made her only took me 2 years. . .
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« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2010 04:00:48 PM »

GORGEOUS!
You have incredible skill and patience to do this intricate piece work! BRAVO!
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« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2010 04:47:10 PM »

That looks amazing! Closeup the fabrics don't look like they would go together, but altogether its fabulous!! Totally Rocks!
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« Reply #19 on: November 11, 2010 04:41:00 AM »

This is super-cool (and my state Smiley)
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« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2010 03:38:39 AM »

That's absolutely beautiful! You obviously have a real feeling for how to put colours together.
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« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2010 12:31:05 PM »

What a great surprise to find after getting back from a trip!  Featured!
Thanks everybody!
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« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2010 04:16:21 AM »

Fantastic job!!!
I love the colour combo and the fact that the fabrics are from your Grandma's stash!

I shouldn't feel bad that I have a quilt still in pieces that was promised 7 yrs ago? I figure I will get my butt in gear and finish it for their 10th anniversary as a surprise! lol

Awesome job!
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« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2010 10:03:59 PM »

Beautiful Quilt! With a quilt that nice, they have to forgive you forbeing late!
  As for making the pictures larger, in your edit program, if you have in the resizing mode a box labeled "Pre-determined size", you click on it and select WEB LARGE, then hit OK to save. If that doesn't work, try sizing them with the digital counter to about 600x 800 to 800x 1000 pixels, but none larger. This is an approxamate guess, since I only use the first method. I hope this helps!
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« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2010 06:02:37 PM »

thats amazing. really nice work
and btw, I have that camo print-y fabric in the second photo. i inherited it from my gramma too.
and its in a quilt..
love it!!
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« Reply #25 on: November 24, 2010 10:11:30 PM »

Love the colours and fabric choice. The pattern looks really complicated. You did a great job and I love the quilting you did in the center.
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« Reply #26 on: December 05, 2010 12:51:11 PM »

Beautiful! What an heirloom they have now!
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« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2010 07:41:34 PM »

this is absolutely beautiful!  I am sure they cherish it and your hard work!  If not, send it to me LOL
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« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2010 11:35:42 PM »

AMAZING!
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« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2011 02:24:12 PM »

Love this! It's beautiful!

(My apologies for the tiny pictures.  Any suggestions on making them show larger?)

I fixed them for you. Smiley  In flickr, you should be able to choose what size you'd like to put in.  Click on the picture, and then go to "View all sizes" in the upper right. Anything 500x something is good, but you can go larger if you want. Craftster will automatically crop down to a 500 pixel width.
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« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2011 07:54:55 PM »

This has a tropical feel to it for me. Really special. Great job and thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #31 on: March 09, 2011 06:07:34 PM »

I'm new to Craftster - this quilt is beautiful.  My first quilt took me almost three years to complete.  I love your choice of color - that is my favorite part of making a quilt - picking out the colors and fabrics.  You did an expert job.  I'm going to check out those patterns by Eula Long.   Cool
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« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2011 09:18:56 AM »

I love all the bright colors you've chosen, and it's too cool that the fabrics are from a family stash.
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