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« on: April 12, 2012 09:19:41 PM »

I am so excited about this project! I had the inspiration when my swap partner sent me some great Ghastlies fabric that was just begging to be made into a quilt. I cut it up into "scenes" and decided on 10 block patterns that I would make 2 each of at 14 inches each (finished 13.5, I know that's wack, but that's what happened Cheesy) in a 4 x 5 grid pattern.

I am going to make another one of these and have a tute up, probably next month-ish, but basically for almost every pattern you create a 10 inch block, put on a 2.5 inch border and arrange them in a checkerboard pattern according to their border pattern (here, pink and black). Finished dimensions figure to 54.5" x 68" but I was probably a smidge smaller because of trimming a few squares that came up a bit shy of the 14 inches.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2012 11:21:49 PM »

WOW!!! Great colours, awesome quilt!!
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2012 11:28:45 PM »

Thanks Kate! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012 12:28:41 AM »

so gorgeous!
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012 03:18:55 AM »

You are right to be excited about this project! I tip my hat to everyone, who has the patience to make quilts, but I especially like this one because of your choice of fabrics and color- the Ghastlies fabric just rocks!
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« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2012 04:01:41 AM »

Love it!  I have this fabric and you've given me some good ideas on what to do iwth it.  a
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2012 04:05:15 AM »

I AM IN LOVE!! The colors, the fabric, the patterns of each square!!! Too awesome!! Great job...certainly worthy of excitement!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2012 06:00:13 AM »

Lovely job!!  Great colors, great fabric!  I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2012 06:07:46 AM »

This looks amazing! I like how you gave us all those close up pictures so we could see your talent closer up.
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« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2012 06:15:36 AM »

That is an adorable quilt!! My lovely sister sent me the Merlin's Dragons fabric collection and I have been wondering what to do with it. You've inspired me!
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« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012 06:18:32 AM »

I love this quilt. The color combo, the different blocks, everything!
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« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2012 06:30:34 AM »

This is a super cool sampler quilt--cool fabric, cool colors, and cool blocks!  I love how you were able to frame out the scenes of the fabric in the big blocks and then used pieces of each scene to make some of the other blocks...really showcases the fabrics!

You really have a lot of basic traditional blocks but you made them so modern and fun!

Wonderful job, Maremare...I bet your swap partner was so thrilled!  I have no idea how you could give it up...such an inspiring piece and one of my favorite quilts you have done!
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Amazing! Such a fun quilt!
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2012 06:51:08 AM »

Fantastic job! I like the intricacy of the piecing and the way you used the large scenes. Way to go!
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2012 09:32:21 AM »

Thanks, everyone!

That is an adorable quilt!! My lovely sister sent me the Merlin's Dragons fabric collection and I have been wondering what to do with it. You've inspired me!

Ooh I'm not familiar with that but will have to look it up! There are so many fun fabrics that work for this pattern!
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« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2012 09:33:16 AM »

This is a super cool sampler quilt--cool fabric, cool colors, and cool blocks!  I love how you were able to frame out the scenes of the fabric in the big blocks and then used pieces of each scene to make some of the other blocks...really showcases the fabrics!

You really have a lot of basic traditional blocks but you made them so modern and fun!

Wonderful job, Maremare...I bet your swap partner was so thrilled!  I have no idea how you could give it up...such an inspiring piece and one of my favorite quilts you have done!

thanks hon! The next one I have planned is for a mutual friend, I'll have to fill you in! Cheesy
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2012 10:24:59 AM »

I just love this!
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2012 05:44:35 PM »

this is a gorgeous quilt! I love it! It makes me want to try quilting though I know I cant pull something off as awesome as this since I suck at sewing! Great work ^_^
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2012 06:20:32 PM »

Holy COW so awesome!!1

My favorite colors are in order, black and pink. All shades of pink. I love them all! You did a great job pulling so many shades of pink together. I would not have had the nerve before, but I may attempt it now.

Great squares, it is nice to see the actual squares because sometimes they are difficult for me to 'see' when it is all pieced together.
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2012 06:22:12 PM »

this is a gorgeous quilt! I love it! It makes me want to try quilting though I know I cant pull something off as awesome as this since I suck at sewing! Great work ^_^

You should give it a go! All you need are some good tools--my best tool is the 1/4 inch foot I attach to my sewing machine for perfectly sized seams!

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My favorite colors are in order, black and pink. All shades of pink. I love them all! You did a great job pulling so many shades of pink together. I would not have had the nerve before, but I may attempt it now.

Great squares, it is nice to see the actual squares because sometimes they are difficult for me to 'see' when it is all pieced together.

Thanks, I like being able to see them close-up too! I'm doing another one soon with a tute!
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2012 10:14:42 AM »

I would love to do a quilt other than my crazy quilt, but your close ups also helped me to understand the construction and better ways to combine fabrics. I don't have a very good place to cut my fabric, and should go ahead and invest in a better rotary cutter (mine is terrible).

I really have never seen a quilt better, it is so traditional and so not. Rocked, Pinned and Shared on FB.
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I would love to do a quilt other than my crazy quilt, but your close ups also helped me to understand the construction and better ways to combine fabrics. I don't have a very good place to cut my fabric, and should go ahead and invest in a better rotary cutter (mine is terrible).

I really have never seen a quilt better, it is so traditional and so not. Rocked, Pinned and Shared on FB.

Thank you loves! That is so sweet, I appreciate it!
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2012 08:44:04 PM »

Gorgeous and so unique. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2012 12:24:24 AM »

I LOVE it!!!!  The color scheme, the block design and placement, the fussy-cut portions . . . it's all just perfect!  Very inspiring - now I want to go digging up a great printed fabric and do the same thing  Grin.

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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2012 02:10:13 PM »

Thanks! Yes I want to just wander around the fabric store and see what else would work with this! Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2012 05:37:30 PM »

Wow, I'd be excited too - its awesome! And I'm impressed every time someone finishes a quilt. I'm great at sewing blocks, but not so great at finishing the project!
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What a delightfully sinister yet adorable quilt.  Love everything about it, specially the plink and black color scheme.  This is one in a million.  It rocks!
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Thanks! When I saw the colors in the main fabric I told my swap partner that it would be black, gray, and light pink and I thought it should have one more accent color and she picked the dark pink, which I think worked really well but I wouldn't have come up with (I was thinking lime or turquoise!)
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« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2012 01:17:55 PM »

This is amazing!! And it also gave me more ideas for a charity quilt I'm working on. Thank you!
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« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2012 02:05:42 AM »

That's gorgeous! 

I've had a couple yards of the Ghastlies fabric in my stash for about a year and had no idea what to do with it, and this is really inspiring.
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Love this!
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I love love your quilt! I'm looking to make one for my mother in law. I was wondering what what size your squares are? I'm making a queen size
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« Reply #33 on: June 28, 2012 10:45:22 AM »

I love love your quilt! I'm looking to make one for my mother in law. I was wondering what what size your squares are? I'm making a queen size

Hi there! The squares are 14 inches (finish at 13.5 inches). Basically I made the inside part 10 inches and then put on a 2.5 inch border.
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This is awesome! Great fabrics, and great design!
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thank you! Cheesy
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