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BattleAxe
« on: February 15, 2011 07:59:46 PM »

I made this quilt for a friend at work.  Its retro reproduction fabric with white.  And I took the time to piece the border which wasn't as bad as I thought.  I definitely like the effect of the pieced border on this.

My machine quilting leaves something to be desired and so does the accuracy of the squares.  Who needs pins anyways...  Roll Eyes
[edit] - Oh, I wanted to mention that I used a fat jelly roll for this (5 inches high instead of 2.5).  It was perfect and the nice part was that it provided 52 different fabrics for the quilt!

Hope you enjoy.

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2011 09:28:58 PM »

I love the pinwheel. You did an excellent job! Your quilt "dances".
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011 11:03:33 PM »

that is a fantastic quilt!  how long did it take you?
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011 04:21:09 AM »

Beautiful fabric selection!  Your pieced border is awesome, too!  Nice work!
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BattleAxe
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011 01:23:41 PM »

that is a fantastic quilt!  how long did it take you?

Fabric cutting was cut down in time since the strips were already the right width.  I would say this could be done in a day.  Maybe an afternoon if you're experienced.
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011 03:50:43 PM »

Very pretty!
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011 07:26:14 PM »

fantastic!!! love it!
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011 09:26:30 PM »

Love the fabric and the quilt is adorable.  How big is it?
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2011 11:05:50 PM »

Thanks.  Its 37 inches square
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2011 12:14:47 AM »

Its so beautiful! I cant find one thing wrong with it and I LOVE the pattern and the fabrics. I would love to own a quilt like this one! What a lucky friend!
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