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« on: August 28, 2007 08:38:01 PM »

I made a lap quilt as a wedding present for my friend.

Closeup of the fabrics.
Obviously Denyse Schmidt inspired! I didn't plan it all, just started sewing, so all the squares came out different sizes, and I had to add in some random pieces. But I like that! Then everybody knows it's homemade, right?!
It's supposed to be sort of ocean themed, because he proposed on a boat and they got married on the beach. The front doesn't look to oceany, but the back does:

Closeup of the quilting on the back- they're waves, see!
A detail I embroidered on. There are only two of them, but I didn't want it to be JUST "Suzanne loves Corey," because he loves her, too! So it's "Suzanne loves Corey loves Suzanne"- get it?
It was also my first time doing a real live binding (My grandma taught me to leave the backing longer than the front so you can just fold it over and it's only half the work!), and I finally got a chance to use that clover bias tape maker thing! Yay! I did a blanket stitch on the back to attach the binding, so it's very visible not like a traditional binding stitch, and I embroidered their names instead of the blanket stitch on a small section. I was going to write the date, too, but I couldn't remember it, and didn't want to ask since I just finished it a couple weeks ago & they got married in November. I wanted to pretend like I got it finished on time, and I was just waiting until I saw her in person again to give it to her! I did START it on time, anyhow, way back in September! I did most of it then, and then lost the bobbin holder for my sewing machine. Seriously, the thing just disintegrated into thin air! & I hated the machine so much, I just bought a new one instead of replacing the bobbin holder.
She seemed to be very happy with it. Phew!

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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007 07:46:56 AM »

This is FUN!  You did a great job!  I love the colors, and I really like how the back looks with the "waves" quilted in.
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007 03:56:29 PM »

I really like the pattern!
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2007 04:01:36 PM »

Oooh I like this so much!  It's got that improvisational "Gee's Bend" look.

« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2007 09:36:32 PM »

It's very cool.  Great job!
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2007 07:32:41 AM »

I really like the improv on this quilt ... I think it looks very artsy and suitable for a wall hanging. I can see this quilt in a den, or a great retro or modern-type decorating scheme.

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