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1  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Twister variation--Pink Madness on: June 18, 2008 06:33:53 AM
Colors are a little off, that's hot pink!  Sorry it's only a top (hanging on my dresser), I can't buy backing/batting until the end of the month but I'm knocking out all the tops for this month's gifts.  I really like how this came out, the pink squares on point were an afterthought--the quilt was darker than I intended so I spiced it up and did my first triangles in a long time.  I'm pretty happy with how it came out despite my machine flipping out 10 minutes from the end requiring an hour of downtime to clean & put it back together (and it's still not right, grr).  Heather Ross vintage buses print with scraps from a b&w fat quarter pack I picked up last year and some solids.  Hubby thinks it looks "Euro," fitting I guess considering it's for a European friend's daughter for her first b-day.  I think the daddy will love it, just the colors he'd pick for his little girl.  I had fun with this, it took longer than I thought it would though, lol.  Thanks for looking  Smiley

2  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / 5 quilts--Twister, Attic Windows, Goldfish, IMG heavy on: June 16, 2008 09:33:02 AM
I've been around a while but not much of a poster.  My recent quilting obsession has me joining in and I wanted to share some of my work.

I ran across this wallhanging quilt yesterday, I made it 2 summers ago and just need to add some binding tonight & it's finished.  It's made with a variety of black fabrics, cotton, satin, corduroy and the tags are new and recycled from clothing (label printing companies will often send a free sample pack, I had 2 big envelopes full and had to use them).  This will hang in my living room very soon, I love how funky it is  Cheesy

This was my first (and so far only) quilting class project.  I joined & enjoy attending but I can't go on a regular basis.  I can't remember the fabric, Kaufman maybe?  The blacks & greens were from joann's & walmart.  It was a gift to my MIL and she really liked it.

Please excuse these photo's, we were on the way out the door to gift it.  This was a twin-ish size quilt for my oldest daughter's best friend.  They're both horse fanatics, my daughter found the horse silhouettes online and redrew them to the proper size.  She also cut all of the circles and sewed the strips down the left side.  Simple vertical line quilting (but not over the horses).  Many horse print fabrics & more from my scrap bin that seemed fun & whimsical for a 12 yr old.  The horses & her name are appliqued, the circles are fray edge applique (if I can give it such a nice name, they're just stitched down with 1/4" of raw edge because I'm circle challenged).  The back was a bright green abstract print and a black horse batik print, pieced together.  We dotted the I in her name with a cute ladybug button.  I can't claim the layout, we saw a similar one on a blog.

Next up, I made this last Friday, start to finish in one day and I had everything on hand except the backing fabric (blue water print).  It's some of my precious Heather Ross prints, goldfish in bags, a beach scene & a dotted coordinate teamed up with some blue denim & 3 narrow blue & white striped prints my MIL sent me last week.  I didn't have a plan or instructions, we laid it out on the floor a dozen times before I came up with this layout.  It was a 1st birthday gift for a friend's daughter, one of my favorite projects to date.

And last but certainly not least, this is MY QUILT top, I love it so much I'm sending it out to be quilted by a pro  Wink  I started cutting out pieces Saturday evening and finished it Sunday night about midnight.  I used the templates for Drunkard's Path but assembled them differently so I got circles, I wanted a hippie Twister board quilt.  I bought the fabric a few months ago to make a different batik quilt but it wasn't speaking to me, I'm glad I waited.  All of the colored fabrics shown are actually the reverse side, they're from walmart, you know the ones with a shiny gold vein printed on them?  I've been using them for years for lots of projects, I'm so glad they still carry them in so many colorways.  The white is a dyeable white on white print also from walmart (it has tiny triangles on it) that I left white.  I'm planning to back & bind it with white.  It's not big enough for our king size bed, I'd guess it's around a full size, but I have a quilt from my grandmother with a white back that I usually use upside down so the Twister quilt can layer on top without showing off the sides of the mattress.  I can't get the whole thing in the frame but here's a quick peek, once it's back from the quilter I'll hang it on the clothesline & get proper photos.  I'm so excited, I've never made a quilt that I kept, they're always gifts.

If you got through all my babbling, thank you for looking & for all the inspiration here (I especially liked the Colorwheel quilts which got me thinking and on the way to my Twister).
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