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« on: April 01, 2012 04:51:39 AM »


For the Invite Your Partner Round 20 swap, my partner was the amazing onegroovyday.  She has a lot of quilts on her Pinterest, and quilts are my specialty, so it was a no-brainer that I would try to blow her away by making her a fabulous quilt!  Here it is:



Normally in this swap the partners exchange several crafted items, but I knew this would be so time-consuming that the quilt would be the only thing I made for her.  We had swapped a few months earlier, so I knew her colors and still had some fabric left from that swap, so I just dived right in!



I pieced the top on the machine, then did all the quilting by hand.  I LOVE hand quilting!  There are 48 log cabin blocks, and each one took about 45 minutes to quilt, so that part took about 36 hours.  The boarder quilting was probably another 8-10 hours, plus a few hours for the binding--for a total of about 48-50 hours of hand-sewing time.  It's hard to calculate the time I spent piecing the top together, but I would guess somewhere in the 8-10 hour range.  Each log cabin block is approximately 7 1/4" square, and the whole quilt measures 50" x 64".  It's a bit big for a lap quilt, but it's better too big than too small!



After completing the top, I cut and sewed together the larger left-over pieces of fabric to make an interesting back for the quilt.  I made the label by printing the words off the computer, then tracing them onto fabric using a light box and a Sakura Micron marker.



In the close-up below you can see some of the hand quilting.



I loved working on this quilt, and I hope you love using it, onegroovyday!
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012 04:55:21 AM »

Oh my goodness, that is stunning! I really love your colour and fabric combos.
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012 05:07:08 AM »

This quilt is beautiful, and the colors are so harmonious. One fortunate swap partner to receive such a wonderful, and thoughtful swap item. Smiley You rock Leslie!
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012 07:39:29 AM »

Amazing! I love quilts! I wish I could quilt like that..........................................
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012 11:41:02 AM »

this quilt is plain magnificent and the idea that you made this for onegroovyday, your swap partner, is fantastic.
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012 11:47:28 AM »

Thanks, everyone!
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012 11:59:26 AM »

Beautiful Leslie!

I don't quilt, but my mother-in-law does. She made me a beautiful quilt with brown/beige/off white colours and I LOVE it!!

What a great swapper you are, but I know OGD is too!
You definitely rock!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012 12:12:24 PM »

so pretty! i would love to have a quilt. maybe someday i'll learn how to quilt, i'm just a baby at sewing. haven't been doing it for long. great quilt! you had one lucky partner. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012 02:28:42 PM »

Gorgeous! I love the light colored stripes. They really make the quilt extra special, in my opinion Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012 05:04:24 PM »

What a generous swap partner you are!  This is such a beautiful quilt!  I am sure it must have been hard to part with.  Lucky partner!
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012 05:39:33 PM »

I love it! So bright and colorful!
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2012 06:45:31 PM »

Yes, it was hard to part with--this is the first swap package that I felt that way about!  I even insured it, and I NEVER insure packages!
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2012 06:45:29 PM »

Beautiful!!!
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« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2012 05:19:40 AM »

Nooooo way haha!  I would never have the patience to do all that hand sewing!  I'm in total awe, just machine sewing all of those tiny fabric pieces together is amazing, let alone the hand sewing!
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« Reply #14 on: April 03, 2012 02:29:45 PM »

Such an amazingly beautiful quilt!  <3
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« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2012 07:07:00 PM »

Leslie - I've already praised you on this quilt (in the IYP gallery thread), but I have to say it again, and I just now noticed your white cat admiring your work!!  See, we all have good taste!!  I still love it--  Cheesy Cool
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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2012 06:55:08 AM »

This is stunning!
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« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2012 12:47:12 PM »

What a lovely quilt! I love the lighter colored stripes. Fabulous!
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« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2012 01:29:55 PM »

holy cow, that's amazing!
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2012 01:21:38 PM »

So beautiful! I love the fabrics you chose and your label is great!
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« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2012 07:53:33 AM »

Beautiful quilt and your hand quilting is amazing!
OGD is one lucky lady. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2012 04:33:48 PM »

CONGRATS, LESLIE!!  YOU ARE ONE GROOVY GAL!   Cool
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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2012 06:26:43 PM »

Thanks, fiddlegirl8! I'm so excited to have my quilt included in the featured projects!
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« Reply #23 on: April 25, 2012 05:08:29 AM »

This is gorgeous!  And the fact that you quilted it by hand is nothing short of amazing! Smiley
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« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2012 08:44:06 AM »

This is gorgeous! Your work is amazing. I bet OGD will love it forever!
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« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2012 04:49:31 PM »

yep, IT IS MINE.... i love it more than any of you can imagine.... it sits right on my chair and gets used EVERY evening.... it really is stunning.... absolutely AMAZING!!... Leslie ROCKS, the quilt ROCKS and i am one lucky little groovy chick to be able to call it MINE
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« Reply #26 on: May 06, 2012 05:38:28 PM »

YAY!!

yep, IT IS MINE.... i love it more than any of you can imagine.... it sits right on my chair and gets used EVERY evening.... it really is stunning.... absolutely AMAZING!!... Leslie ROCKS, the quilt ROCKS and i am one lucky little groovy chick to be able to call it MINE
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« Reply #27 on: May 14, 2012 03:19:21 AM »

Amazing use of colour, I might have to try a log cabin quilt now!
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i love quilting and it's given me a great capacity for patience... but hand quilting- now that's an entirely new level of discipline i think i may never master. 
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« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2013 10:35:11 AM »

Ooooh, thank you so much!!!
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« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2013 11:17:16 AM »

Congratulations, Leslie!

It is an amazing quilt, so lovely!
Well deserved  Cheesy


BTW since when are you a "tutorial contributor"?
Yes, you have always been that, but not official here on Craftster?! Great of course! Just didn't notice that until just yet!
 
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« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2013 02:12:39 PM »

Thanks, Wendie!

I got the title of "tutorial contributor" when I did the posts for the Master Craftsters.  Got my avatar then too--so it's been about 8 months!
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« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2013 03:51:22 PM »

This quilt still amazes me! I know how hard you worked on it, Leslie. I'm glad to see it being honored! Congratulations!!
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« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2013 08:36:03 AM »

Thanks, Wendie!

I got the title of "tutorial contributor" when I did the posts for the Master Craftsters.  Got my avatar then too--so it's been about 8 months!

Bahaahhaaa! So, that makes me feel stupid! I see your avatar and lots of post so regularly and didn't notice that!?!? Gee, I think I need some glasses  Tongue

But I did notice your lovely projects and so this quilt! HAHAHA. Can't stop laughing about me being so stupid!  Grin
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