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Topic: Mexican Themed Quilt (made by an Australian for Canadian Friends)  (Read 3027 times)
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Greta_j
« on: February 06, 2012 04:35:46 PM »

This is my second quilt and my first time using the Braided method.
I purchased the Moda Jelly Roll and found this complementary design:
http://www.unitednotions.com/MBS-sultry-jelly-roll.pdf
However being true to my Dive Right In and NEVER unpick method of teaching myself how to quilt,
I realised about 30mins into the sewing that I didn't have the right amount of colours and then went off on a tangent to create this:


It has turned out to be a double lap rug (2m by 1.50m or 80 x 60).
It's a gift for wonderful friends (who live in Canada) celebrating their Silver Anniversary. I live in Australia and the colours were chosen to reflect Mexico where my friends holiday each year.
C&C welcome




The photo's are from my phone. I'll update them later with better one.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2012 04:51:53 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012 07:24:48 PM »

This is beautiful!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2012 08:00:55 PM »

Beautiful quilt - you're a great friend!!!   Cheesy
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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2012 02:01:58 AM »

Oh thanks Ladies for the feedback!
I'm excited as this is my 2nd project posted on Craftster.
I forgot to say that it's a "Stitch in the Ditch" style quilt.
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2012 04:59:37 AM »

This is beautiful and the colors are definitely great together. Smiley
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Asheri
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012 05:23:55 PM »

Beautiful and totally inspiring. Thanks for sharing with us!
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012 08:01:03 PM »

They'll be thrilled to get this!
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2012 05:22:02 AM »

I love the colors you used here! I've seen that pattern before but have always passed it by because I just can't get past the colors they used. After seeing yours though, this one is going straight to the top of my list!
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Greta_j
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012 05:06:44 PM »

I love the colors you used here! I've seen that pattern before but have always passed it by because I just can't get past the colors they used. After seeing yours though, this one is going straight to the top of my list!

Atmomma -> I know exactly what you're talking about! Those pastels are not what I'd pick and I found them confusing when I was trying to work out the pattern. I went off on my own design because I misread the way the put the colours together. I didn't realise that they use their board colours within the braids.
But in the end it came together even though I just kept making it up as I went along. My favorite part is the binding -> making it didn't take that long but it really brings the colours together.
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