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« on: November 16, 2011 03:00:30 PM »

let me start off by saying this is by far the largest quilt i have ever made.
my cousin originally used this pattern for her brother in law's wedding
and when i found out that a friend of mine was getting married, i took on the challenge!

the quilt is originally sized to be for a queen sized bed, so i had to enlarge it to fit a CA king.
a whole heck of a lot of fabric to shove through my machine

my grandma helped me out by doing the quilting on it.
apparently it was nearly too large for her work space as well... oops!

i used the scraps left over to make the binding, worried it would just not be enough
well, i probably have enough binding to make a dozen more of these quilts.  oy!

i'm super excited with how it all turned out, regardless of all the handsewing i had to do in order to make the binding look perfect.
blind hem for the win!

and the final quilt!  it was so large i couldn't use my normal clothesline method of hanging
so i had to hang it from the rain gutters of the back of our house using binder clips.
hey, it worked, so that's all that matters, right?
for more pictures, and links to my cousin's original as well as the amy butler pattern, click here!
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Are you going to throw that away?! Can I have it?!


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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011 04:15:34 PM »

This is beautiful - you did a magnificent job!  You should be proud.  I love that it is so big - you are much braver than I - I've not branched out into "bigger" quilts yet!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011 04:16:28 PM »

holy guacamole, that is epic!
Fantastic!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2011 08:22:54 AM »

This is incredible!! I love how bright it is and I bet your friend will love it forever.
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2011 11:51:03 AM »

Awesome! I recognize some of your fabrics from a mega-quilt I'm working on!
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2011 05:37:03 PM »

That looks great!  And I'm right there with you re thinking you wouldn't have enough binding and turning out to have WAY more than needed!  I don't estimate well.  I'm usually way over or way under - it varies greatly!!  But better too much than not enough, eh?

Great work!
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2011 01:37:30 PM »

thanks everyone!
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« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2012 02:20:52 AM »

Absolutely stunning!!!
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