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« on: January 02, 2014 11:06:43 AM »

This quilt and matching pillow case feature the Steampunk themed fabric "Victorian Dreams" from Timeless Treasures fabrics.  I fell in love with the panel, and knew it had to be a quilt, so this is what I came up with.  



































The quilt features sixteen 12" blocks and thirty-two 6" blocks, with a finished quilt size of 48"x72".  The fabrics for this quilt are all cottons, with mostly poplin, though some shirting and home-decor weight fabrics were used.  Lace, ribbon, buttons, beads, and other embellishments, as well as hand embroidery were utilized throughout the quilt.





The finished quilt top was backed in a wool herringbone, hand tied, and bound using a plaid bias tape. I also added a sleeve to hang the quilt on my wall in front of our block glass window.



With some of my left over fabric, I made a matching envelope style pillow for the couch.  I'm hoping to have enough for one more.

I'd love to know what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014 11:14:20 AM »

Wooowwwww! I am speechless! That is amazing!
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014 11:57:24 AM »

Stunning!
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014 12:05:49 PM »

Very pretty! I love crazy quilts, thanks for sharing pics of the details, so fun!
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014 01:23:10 PM »

I think you rock...and I did that for you.
What wonderful details, and interesting mix of items placed into it.
It looks snuggly, but glad you are going with the wall hang thing. It will last longer that way. And later if you want to just decorate a bed {and not actually use it} you could always take it down just for show.
I love the crazy quilts, too. I have been trying to teach myself this method. I need to free up my art a little more, and be random. You really have a good eye for balance. And color. Your textures are wonderful. Looks like you have a good stash to work from, too. Quite beautiful.

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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014 01:40:15 PM »

Stunning!
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« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014 01:53:33 PM »

stillatthetop Thanks so much!  Crazy quilting is super easy. I'd be happy to walk you through the process of piecing a block sometime.  My favorite part is that I don't need to match corners, or points.  It's very freeing.
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« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014 02:01:44 PM »

Whooooaaa! That is beautiful and amazing! I'm in awe...
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« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014 02:33:58 PM »

Pretty!
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« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014 04:12:31 PM »

Also hitting this rocks because it does.
Just love all the lace and trims and stitching.
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