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« on: December 13, 2012 10:21:47 PM »

My quilt guild does a swap every year in December where we put some fabric into a baggie and exchange them. We make something and give it back to the owner. This year I got a lot of polka dot fabrics, one that kind of reads as a solid, and a floral. I ended out sketching out a little chevron pattern and turning it into a table runner. Some of the fabric pieces were small so I had to keep changing the size of my starting blocks, but I think it turned out cute, and the gal who received it liked it! We were "allowed" to add one more fabric to what we received, and I chose to interpret that as adding one to the front, and then using another piece from my stash for the backing Cheesy







I just quilted along the lines created by the pattern, and I lightly drew the lines out into the border so I could follow them and not have crooked quilting in my border.




Also, I've been trying to figure out what my "thing" is in quilting, or what makes my quilts unique to me, my personal signature. I know someone that puts a red square in all of her quilts, and someone else who puts a tiny piece of contrasting fabric in her bindings. The last few projects I've worked on I've switched a few fabrics out for other ones somewhere in the pattern, you can clearly see in this project I put in five triangles of the red dot in place of the fabric that should be there. Anyhow, I think this might be something I continue to do, as long as I can keep doing it in a thoughtful manner (for this one I carefully thought about where to place these and tried to do it in a way that causes the eye to move across the quilt) instead of just because.

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2012 03:09:26 AM »

It is a lovely idea to swap fabric and quilts like this and I do like what you have done with the fabric you were given.  I particularly like the way you have swapped in the little unexpected blocks. It adds interest to the piece. Adopting that style as a unique signature would be rather nice.
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« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2012 06:46:50 AM »

It turned out lovely!

I think maybe next year that can be a goal for the quilters on your board...finding some sort of signature for our quilts...instead of blindly following a pattern, what makes the quilt "yours"...nice idea...

I like how you are thinking through your process... Cheesy

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2012 08:47:07 AM »

Thanks ladies! Good idea of a goal to give everyone, always! As a modern guild, we're always trying to define what it means to make modern quilts, and something I've been asking myself lately. And even more so since I'm going to be on the board next year!
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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2012 07:27:41 PM »

You do such beautiful work. I love how you swapped out some of the pieces, and agree that it adds interest.
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« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2012 07:19:00 PM »

Beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2012 07:20:10 AM »

Love this! The quilting is great.
I like the idea of a signature. Something to think about.
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