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unsuperb
« on: August 09, 2011 10:23:19 PM »



I recently aquired several totes of quilting fabric and tools from a relative whose eyesight is not what it used to be.  She said she could no longer match up corners, and therefore did not want to quilt anymore.  Even with my relatively decent vision, I seem to lack the ability to do the same, but I'm not letting that stop me.  In an attempt to make a dent in the ol' fabric stash, I made a quilt (if you can call it that?) for my partner's birthday.  Using  this as my inspiration, the following was produced:



I lined the back with a shark fleece I picked up as a. the partner likes sharks, and b. the idea of lining up batting and the back fabric was daunting.

(the kitty is supervisor; without him, no photos or crafts would ever be produced)
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Antidigger
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2011 01:29:58 AM »

I think it's great.
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Look twice, decide I can make one instead.
mellifermoore
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2011 03:37:29 AM »

Girl, it's lovely! I really like the choice of the shark fabric. You have talent, keep at it.
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unsuperb
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011 10:21:49 PM »

I definitely plan on keeping at it, thanks!
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Eamea
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2011 07:35:39 AM »

Fun!  I like that this pattern really doesn't care if the seams match or not, and the backing is great.  I'll bet your partner loves it!

I have the same type of supervisor.  They're also really big helpers.  Roll Eyes
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There's one in every family, and I'm an only child.
Linnybelle
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011 05:11:52 PM »

That style of piecing is called a coin quilt, or a strip quilt, so it's definitely a quilt.  I love the fabrics on the front and the sharks are amazing!  I love using fleece for backings, because it cuts out the need for batting at all.  It's perfect when you don't want to quilt something.  Great job!
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frankeknitter
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011 05:42:14 PM »

I can't match corners to save my life. I was looking at fleece to back a quilt but I wasnt as brave as you.  Maybe next time I will be.
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