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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.
you rock. it rocks!
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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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Rodelphia
« 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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