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« on: December 25, 2012 09:50:01 PM »

Here's a quilt I made for my sister-in-law for Christmas.  It is the first quilt I have ever made in all solid colours and I love it.  It was particularly hard to give this one away, but she did love it so much, so that made up for it!

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012 05:26:06 AM »

This is such a wonderful gift! It looks so modern, and the colors are great.  Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012 07:59:21 AM »

Thanks so much!  I wanted something modern, but not too overwhelmingly so.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2012 08:43:42 AM »

It is beautiful!! I love how the colors pop out too!
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2012 11:15:28 AM »

It looks gorgeously crisp and modern! Very beautiful! Did you follow a pattern for the color placement, choose it by eye, or have it be completely randomized?
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« Reply #5 on: December 26, 2012 11:19:44 AM »

It looks gorgeously crisp and modern! Very beautiful! Did you follow a pattern for the color placement, choose it by eye, or have it be completely randomized?
Thanks so much!  I didn't follow any kind of pattern at all; however, I have learned that winging it and going with totally random never looks random!  Random really does have to be planned.  Smiley  I just eyeballed it and tried not to put one colour next to itself.  I sewed a bunch of strips and just placed them so it worked out.  The only thing I did find was that I had to try to space the yellow blocks out kind of evenly... a large space without a spot of yellow to brighten it seemed pretty obvious.
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« Reply #6 on: December 26, 2012 03:28:18 PM »

This is beautiful, I love it!
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012 07:49:04 AM »

What a fantastic gift! It's awesome indeed. I can see how it was difficult to part with.
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2012 10:06:33 PM »

So my question is, do you have a single brother?  -Cause I'd love to be your sister-in-law if you'd make me one of these!!  Wink  Really pretty - I love it!
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2013 08:20:54 AM »

So my question is, do you have a single brother?  -Cause I'd love to be your sister-in-law if you'd make me one of these!!  Wink  Really pretty - I love it!
Ha ha!  No single brothers... do YOU have a single brother?  Because then we'd be in the same situation... Smiley

And, thank you!  That's to everyone who's taken the time to say nice things.  Smiley
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