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« on: April 23, 2011 10:13:31 PM »

In my desperate attempts to avoid my assignments at any cost, I have made lovely warm quilt! It's the perfect size for snuggling up with in a chair while doing readings, or listening to a lecture, lovely and soft, and it actually suits the decor in my bedroom this time! Mostly. I may be showing off my new poster here, a bit.

It's also the first time I have attempted free motion quilting. I might point out that I have carpal tunnel syndrome right now, because I can promise that this kind of quilting is NOT GOOD when it comes to reducing/preventing pain. Argh. Luckily, it was fairly easy to split it up into sections, and by doing it over a period of weeks, I was mostly pain free.

This is the best shot to show my free-motiony-goodness. It was also my first time making my own Bias tape. I was pleased!

I picked up a set of Moda Giddy charm squares to use for this from a tiny little store down the road from my local spotlight. Somehow, with even less of a selection, they're my new favorite because they stock the good stuff! Gratuitous detail shot, so you can see the colours!

I used a lovely 'wheat' coloured fabric everywhere else, and some fun squares on the back. The quilt measures a lovely 39x36, so it's almost square!

It was great fun, but my mother thinks I'm insane, due to the amount of cursing that happened while  I was arguing with this thing.

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2011 12:51:32 AM »

I love the colours of this.

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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2011 12:57:44 AM »

So you mean I should be doing assignments instead of being on here?  Cheesy

Lovely stuff. Soothing colours are perfect for a warm quilt.

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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2011 03:13:22 AM »

What a beautiful quilt!  Great job!

« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2011 07:18:29 AM »

Great job on the free motion quilting.  I'm a little scared to try it.  And I love your poster!

« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2011 06:25:41 PM »

That's beautiful!  I really like the colors together.  It looks so relaxing and cozy.

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