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« on: September 17, 2006 06:38:06 PM »

I made these two argyle quilts about a month ago or so for swaps - the first one for the Craftster 5 Senses Swap, and the second one for the reveal package in Secret Pal 8. I had this pattern in my head of an argyle quilt, and I think it still has a ways to go. I'd like to do one in the traditional pattern still, in just three or four colours (maybe dark, rich batiks . . . mmm).

Anyway, here's the first one. I made it in all in quilting flannels, except for the strips that divide the diamonds - they're regular old quilting cotton.

And the back:

It's super-super soft, and I love that. On the other hand, the colours aren't as crisp as could be desired. I love the quilting on the back (which is a gingham print), because it's just so simple and it stands out in a way I find so lovely.

Here's the second, which I LOVE:

And another view:

All cotton this time, and the colours just POP! Very hard to part with this one, even though I would never pick all that purple and pink for myself. The quilting is what made this one extra-special to me. These are only my third and fourth finished quilts, and the first two were just jumbles of 4" squares quilted along the lines. The success of the argyle quilting on the above quilt made me confident that I could do this:

That's one single line of stitching, starting in the centre and spiraling out. What a rush!

I don't know anything about quilting (seriously - have never read a book or anything - I just ask my mom if I'm curious), but I'm thinking about posting a tutorial/pattern on my blog. Would anyone be interested?
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« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006 10:57:04 PM »

I love the argyle one - and the other! Beautiful! Any close ups of the argyle back or the edges?
Any tutes are great- hear! Hear!

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« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2006 03:19:36 AM »

They are both beautiful!

« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2006 08:08:29 AM »

They are great, I really love the quilting on the second one.

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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2006 02:31:05 PM »

the second one is cool!  I love the spiral  Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2006 06:33:44 PM »

I love the second one. And YES post that tutorial!!

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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2006 07:10:38 AM »

wow....your quilts are amazing!

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