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4881  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Quickest quilt I've ever made! on: June 18, 2007 07:26:11 PM
Quote from: jilly
The funny thing about simple quilts is that we, as quilters, always want to do something elaborate and fantastic,

I agree - also, I didn't have enough of the backing material I wanted to use to make this quilt any larger so I didn't put a border around the front and that went against everything I've ever learned in quilting.

I don't have a picture of the backing but it's Precious Moment's material.
4882  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Quickest quilt I've ever made! on: June 18, 2007 07:21:37 PM
Quote from: -Cougar1
Great work!  How big is it?

Oops, I forgot to mention that -  each square is 8 1/2" so that makes it 42 1/2" x 34".

4883  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Quickest quilt I've ever made! on: June 18, 2007 06:16:58 PM
Years of practise!   Grin  Not really, just a day when hubby and both sons were at work and I had no distractions.  Not something I plan to repeat - next time I will plan ahead better!

Quote from: batspit
I just finished my first and it took me five years

The first afghan I crocheted took me 12 years!

4884  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Quickest quilt I've ever made! on: June 18, 2007 05:37:37 PM
It seems lately that there is a story behind every quilt I make and this one is no different!

A young couple in our church is having a baby in August and my plan was to wait until the baby came and once I knew the gender of it, I'd either finish a boy quilt I have on the go or make a girl quilt.  Well, yesterday in church it was announced that a baby shower was being held on July 4, one month BEFORE the baby is due.  When I  asked about it, I was told that since they knew they were having a girl, there was no need to wait until the baby was born (which I don't agree with but I don't really have a say since I'm not hosting it.)

Two weeks, not a problem, I thought - then I remembered we are leaving later this week for holidays and won't be back until July 2nd!  So, I figured if I was going to make a quilt, it had to be this week or not at all.

I came up with a plan early this morning for a very simple 'Eye Spy' type quilt and around 8:45 a.m., drew up my plan.  Then in the next 3 hours, I picked out the material, ironed it, cut it, pieced it and finally pinned it together ready for quilting.  After a little break, I went back to my next 3 hour session.  This included quilting in the ditch on the straight lines between the squares but then I decided it needed more quilting so to make it more 'girly' I stitched a heart into the middle (or close to) of each square.  Picked out the binding material, cut, folded and ironed the binding and finally attached it.  6 hours later, it was finished.

All I have to do now is make up the Eye Spy chart to add along with it.

So, without further words - may I present my 6 hour quilt:


I know it's very simple (in fact, the simplest I've ever made) but I'm still happy with it and my 15 yo son thinks it's cool, so that must count for something  Grin

4885  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 23 Gallery! on: June 18, 2007 11:33:06 AM
I received some fantastic polymer clay magnets from dragonflyducky today.


I had listed 4 different ideas for themes and she made some for each theme!  I can't decide which ones I like best but the faces on the peas are so cute.  I feel so spoiled  Grin

4886  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Ongoing Wish Swap Round 22 Gallery on: June 18, 2007 11:27:29 AM
I received a package from reenreen today, all the way from Australia.

She sent me candy (green apple licorice, chewy turtles and chewy pineapple), some thread and a kinder surprise toy (with a puzzle inside).


THANKS!!  the licorice is so tasty and I'm sure the other stuff will be too!
4887  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: wall/ door hanger for baby plus a pram quilt on: June 17, 2007 08:56:33 PM
I've only seen them made from flannel or denim and then you just use multiple layers rather than batting between the layers.
4888  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: Hot Air Balloon on: June 17, 2007 08:18:37 AM
Very nice - the quilting really makes it!
4889  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My first quilt that turned out o-kay on: June 17, 2007 08:16:05 AM
Beautiful!  Keep up the great work  Grin
4890  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: wall/ door hanger for baby plus a pram quilt on: June 17, 2007 08:14:29 AM
I love the colors on the hanging - very vibrant.

I've never seen a rag quilt made with batting before (at least I think that's the white I'm seeing) - wouldn't it just pull away from the quilt over time?
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