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hannahbee
« on: October 27, 2005 02:59:39 PM »

My brother got married this fall (yay!)  I made this quilt as a wedding present.  I was inspired by Denyse Schmidt's amazing design called Run and Fall http://www.dsquilts.com/runandfall.html.  I wanted the design to evoke coming together (hence the converging lines), growing (I used green and yellows to suggest a vine, or a bunch of flowers), and home (the design suggests an urban skyline - they live in NYC).  I hand-stitched the applique and then machine quilted the whole thing in zig-zagging lines - it took about two months from start to finish (although the design process took a little longer).





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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2005 04:12:08 PM »

Your poetic description of the quilt makes it that much prettier!

I hope you included a note about the various symbolic design features that were included ... otherwise the people who saw your wedding gift might miss most (or all) of the points entirely.
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racehorse87
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2005 04:22:16 PM »

Quilts are so awesome! This is a fantastic gift - I hope your brother and new in-law appreciate it muchly!!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2005 06:17:52 PM »

I love purple and green together. You did a great job! come quilt with me!
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« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2005 02:16:01 PM »

Lovely.  I wish someone could sew me a wedding quilt.. I guess I'll have to make one myself.  But looking at yours, it will definitely be a contemporary design!
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jillypickle
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2005 08:41:14 PM »

Your quilt is absolutely fabulous.  The colors, the design, the quilting--everything is just right!  Such a beautiful job.
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« Reply #6 on: October 30, 2005 05:04:41 AM »

Thanks, everyone!  It was a lot of fun to make.  I am already eagerly plotting my next quilt (although I think it will have to wait a while - I've got a big backlog of knitting). 

Any other quilting knitters (or knitting quilters out there)?  I love what you can do with colors in quilting (but I'd never wear something so contrasty - I'm more of a monochrome kind of dresser).  With knitting, I get to make projects that I'll wear, it's portable, and it's more social (hard to chat while hunched over a sewing machine!).
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« Reply #7 on: October 30, 2005 03:54:56 PM »

I love this. Spectacular.
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2005 09:53:09 PM »

Completely beautiful in every way!

Wonderful AMAZING job!!!

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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2005 04:06:48 PM »

This quilt is so beautiful!  I love your design more than the original idea source (though don't tell Denyse).   The style, colors, fabrics and design all come together so well.

Any other quilting knitters (or knitting quilters out there)?  I love what you can do with colors in quilting (but I'd never wear something so contrasty - I'm more of a monochrome kind of dresser). 

I consider myself mostly a quilter, but I have started knitting lately and while I love to use contrasting or bright colors in my quilts I agree with you.  I tend to pick more neutral, darker yarns, while being drawn to bright quilt fabrics.  Interesting, no?   Cheesy
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