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« on: August 06, 2011 08:00:34 PM »

so after looking at some of the other quilts on here, mine is definitely not up to snuff, but i want to share it anyway.

a little back story... i live in an old building with very tall windows ( no lie, i'm 5'8" and can stand on the window sill and still have room). anyway, finding curtains was always a hassle, so  i decided to make my own. being a lover of color, i decided to use bandannas. no muss, no fuss, and no really long hem lines! i loved them so much, i decided i needed matching bedding. and thus the bandanna quilt was born! it is a little off because all the of the bandannas were not exactly the same size. the back of the quilt is random squares of flannel. i had to get a little creative on the back because i didn't have enough flannel, so some of the squares are four little squares, and some are triangles. but it's warm and cozy, and that's what matters! i quilted it around the inner squares on the bandannas. i made this quite a few years ago before i had a real sewing machine. i used one of those mini ones. and this is the project that killed it. my reward was a real sewing machine. Cheesy and an awesome quilt. i forget exactly how big it is because i have since acquired another blanket and haven't used this in a while, but i think it will fit a queen bed (which is a bit ridonkculous right now, because my bedroom only fits a twin bed). it's 5 bandannas across and 6 bandannas long.



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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2011 08:10:42 PM »

Clever! I like it!
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2011 08:15:28 PM »

I really love this! I was looking at bandanas the other day and wondering what I could do with them, now I know!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011 08:20:37 PM »

I love it. Super colorful and cheerful.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011 10:37:54 PM »

I really love the idea of having a bandana quilt! Kudos to you!
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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2011 11:21:34 PM »

It's adorable!  What a clever idea Grin
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2011 11:58:04 PM »

That is an excellent idea!!! Love it Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2011 06:58:12 AM »

nice idea! i saw a quilt made of scarves the other day that i think i might try!
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011 08:15:14 AM »

I love the look!  It must be nice and comfy, too!

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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2011 09:12:05 AM »

Really love the idea! I'll have to mkae one! Thanks for sharing!
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