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sparrow_song
« on: April 07, 2006 10:00:56 PM »

I am finally, finally finished with the king sized quilt that I started over five years ago for my & my partner's bed. I'd been working on it on and off for those five years, and very much on for the last 2 years or so.






The quilt is machine pieced and hand quilted. I made my own binding, which I machine stitched to the back and hand stitched on the front. The top is made of random fabrics from my mom & I's fabric stash with everything from old feedsack prints to our now-retired tablecloth from the 1980s. (One of my favorite things about quilting is how each of the little pieces of fabric can bring up so many memories!)

This was my first real quilt, and oh my gosh, are there some incredible mistakes to show for it. Some of the bigger ones:

1) I used a poly-cotton blend sheet with a 400 thread count for the backing. *So* hard to quilt through! I don't know what I was thinking!
2) When I was piecing the top, I sewed the blocks that I had cut out in long rows instead of sewing them together in larger blocks. The result? I ended up with a funny sort of fan-shaped quilt that needed some major rescuing by my mom (quilter extraordinaire!). We ended up adding on some more rows to keep it king sized, then cutting the fan shape down into a rectangle.

Overall, I am really happy with the results. It is definitely the quilt of a billion mistakes, but I guess the mistakes are what really give it character!
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2006 11:41:12 PM »

Very nice quilt! I especially was happy to see you used a fave cloth of mine. The yelloe and blue thistle at the bottom of the last picture came out of my great-grandmothers stash and has since been usedin many fun, crazy things! Congrats again.
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mata
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2006 11:45:23 PM »

wow.. this looks like a lot of work!! congratulations, you must be really proud :-)
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brittany
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2006 11:42:06 AM »

i love that!
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justforme
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2006 12:50:01 PM »

Wow! I absolutely love it. Bet the reward was unbelievable when it was done. I do so like it.
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stacysews
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2006 08:24:04 PM »

Congratulations!  That was quite the undertaking....  It looks so snuggly, too!
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karindanielle
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2006 11:27:39 PM »

I love scrap quilts! Your quilt is cozy, soft, warm , full of character, all the nice things a quilt should be. Well done.
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ragazzasporca
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2006 12:01:08 PM »

I like your "mistakes".


I think it really looks unique with the squares not pefectly matching up.
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skorpiann
« Reply #8 on: April 11, 2006 01:30:36 PM »

i love it!!!  random patchwork quilts are so cool...you will have that thing a long time...great inspiration to keep saving my scraps for a big quilt someday...
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Andrea Ravioli
« Reply #9 on: April 11, 2006 06:39:16 PM »

I love it, It's great!!! your mistakes make it even better. LOVELY! Grin
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