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« on: July 07, 2008 11:57:57 AM »

so...i was in home ec in 8th grade and we had to make a quilt. so i took home the pattern to buy and fabric and noticed that it was only for a crib size quilt, 5 by 4 blocks. i said to myself "what use will a baby quilt be? lets make it BIG!" me being the nerd that i am, i promptly began calculations to make mine twin size, 5 by 7 blocks. went and bought some of the COOLEST fabric ever at walmart for $1 a yard, cut my pieces and began sewing. lo and behold, cotton shrinks, like it always does, and i found myself four blocks short. so i say "i bet you have some matching fabric that you can use to fix this mess" and i did. hence the pink blocks on the corners that are different. my pretty fix. then i came to the actual quilting part of the project. i have been ahead of the class the whole time cuz i have a machine at home and i cut my strips at my aunt's house. but no, i can't just machine stitch-in-the-ditch like everyone else was going to do, i have to hand quilt it! i say "it can't be that hard, its like cross-stitching but faster." well, needless to say, i was no longer ahead of the entire class. and they all ended up tying their quilts. my mom had to help. but, i like how it turned out.

enough rambling, on to the pics. no, its not square, craftster resized it. the blocks are square, the quilt is rectangular.

the entire thing. its big. and the colors are blinding. but i don't care.

the back. yet again blinding.

close-up of one of the blocks and the awesome dotty orange fabric and vine-y green fabric. blinding. i know.

my magic corner block "i ran out of fabric" fix. pure chance that i had that pink, considering i really don't wear pink.

my attempt at showing my laborious hand-quilting, which i know isn't very good, but i was 13 and this was in the midst of finals!

so this is what i did for an edging. i just brought the back fabric around to the front, turned the edged under, and did really close machine topstitching. is this legal? i didn't like the way the bindings on other quilts were turning out.

and guess what? its huge, and i still don't use it!

thanks for looking, comments always welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008 12:38:39 PM »

Oh. My. Gosh. I love it!!!!

ALL of the things I make for myself are blinding... I think that is amazing! Of course, I haven't gotten the courage up to make a quilt yet, but I LOVE the color choices!! AMAZING. Smiley Very nice work!

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008 01:01:33 PM »

Hehe, actually those are my 3 favorite colours^^
Why don't u use it? Looks so nice!
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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2008 01:16:19 PM »

Why don't u use it? Looks so nice!

thats why i dont use it. it wouldn't look nice for long. i should hang it on my ceiling though. if that's possible. i've run out of walls. Smiley

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2008 02:43:52 PM »

I love those colors!  I even have the orange fabric.  USE IT and it will only look better, in my not so humble opinion.  A used quilt always looks best.
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008 06:50:01 AM »

well I think its wonderful.  Esp the orange fabric!  (Maybe im biased  cause it's the same fabric in part of the placemats on my table right now!)
congrats on your bright cheery quilt!

« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008 08:13:04 AM »

I love the color pallet!

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« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008 08:03:30 PM »

I think that quilt is awesome! Everything I made in Home Ec. was awful (we had to use from what the school gave us, not bring in out own stuff!), but your fabrics are so much fun! I used that same orange dotty fabric for a friend's baby's quilt - I had to go to 3 stinkin' stores to find enough fat quarters b/c she was totally in love w/ the pattern and we picked all the other fabrics around it.  So I understand how sometimes your motivation to do a great job becomes overwhelming!
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