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11  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Paintbox quilt! 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
12  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Diamonds quilt! on: December 28, 2012 06:14:20 PM
Very nice quilt! I'm trying to get an idea of the scale --- did you use charm packs for the printed bits? What are the finished dimensions? I'm hoping to bang out one more quilt before our bambino makes his appearance in the next week or two, and you have majorly inspired me!
Thanks so much!  I'm not sure of too many exact measurements... I never use patterns or pre-packaged fabrics!  What I can tell you is that I cut 6 inch squares of each fabric. I put a white square and a blue/green square on top of each other, right sides facing, and sewed around all four sides so it was all closed in. Then I cut each one from corner to corner (like an X) and got four blocks (of a white triangle and a coloutred triangle) from each. Hope that makes sense!
13  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Paintbox quilt! 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.
14  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Diamonds quilt! on: December 26, 2012 10:01:37 AM
Love the blue against the white!  Good way to use up smaller pieces in one's stash!

Is the back white also?
Yes, the back is all white!  I find that any bright colours on the back of a white quilt usually makes it look dingy (if it doesn't shine right through), so I stick with the basics!
15  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Paintbox quilt! on: December 26, 2012 07:59:21 AM
Thanks so much!  I wanted something modern, but not too overwhelmingly so.
16  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Diamonds quilt! on: December 26, 2012 07:58:47 AM
Thank you!
17  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Diamonds quilt! on: December 25, 2012 09:52:20 PM
A Christmas gift for my new and super-snuggly nephew, Simon.

18  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Paintbox quilt! 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!

19  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Fiver's Scrapbook and Sheet Protector - two finished quilts! on: September 15, 2012 05:28:13 PM
Here are a couple of quilts I've finished lately!

This is a Polaroid-style baby quilt called "Fiver's Scrapbook" that was inspired by a quilt block by Lee at Freshly Pieced:  http://freshlypieced.blogspot.ca/2012/01/january-bee-blocks.html

Here are some close-ups of a few of the blocks.  My machine quilting is pretty off-the-mark in this one... don't look too closely!

And here is the label I embroidered to go on the back.  (Fiver is the nickname for this little baby that I had for her in utero.)

And here is another quilt I made for the wedding of two friends of mine.  One of them made a joke one time about me making them a quilt to protect their bedsheets from the cats.  So I made a yellow, white, grey, and black quilt to match their three cats. 

I really wanted to use a lot of greys in this quilt, but only had one grey fabric.  I am trying to use more of what's in my stash, so I ended up flipping some of the black and white prints I had and using them wrongside-up in the quilt.  I think the technique worked pretty well!  Here is a somewhat closer shot of the stripes:

And here is the quilt label.  The title is, of course, "Sheet Protector".  Smiley

Thank you for looking in!
20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: E is for Edward on: September 15, 2012 05:04:11 PM
This is simply incredible.  Your attention to detail is most impressive!  Wonderful job... I broke out in goosebumps when I saw it!  Absolutely gorgeous.
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