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kiyaani_girl
« on: February 23, 2009 05:25:38 PM »

I've developed a little niche for myself making star quilts, originally it just started off as something I wanted to make for a boyfriend.  Then people started asking me to make them for new babies or relatives as gifts.  In the last year it's been a little side thing I do and I plan on making some to sell in May at the Alabama-Coushatta reservation.  (I'm Navajo and I used to work for the tribe, helps to know people  Wink )   They're really big with Natives in general and the more colorful the better as you can see.  If you've ever been to a powwow or seen some native dancers it's the same deal, everything is very colorful and eye-catching.  I'm applying to some Physical Therapist Assistant programs for fall 09 and keeping a job will be tough, so I'm hoping that my lil side business can cushion me through those thin times when I'm going to school.  Thanks for taking a peek!

This is first one I made and it's queen size, the rest that follow are all baby quilts.

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For my Friend

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breemonkey
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009 05:36:21 PM »

Wow! These are absolutely breathtaking!  I really love the flow of colors through the first one.
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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009 05:36:46 PM »

Wow - those are impressive!  Love the first one, especially.  Beautiful work!  Maybe one day I'll have the patience to try something like that.
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yimi945
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009 05:37:52 PM »

wow, you made beautiful stars, I love the first one so much
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kiyaani_girl
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009 05:51:40 PM »

Thank you, thank you!!!  It's all about the colors, trying to think of some new combos.  Maybe stray from the primary colors I've been using lately.
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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009 06:36:00 PM »

I love the way the colors swirl through the first one!  They're all beautiful!
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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009 06:46:17 PM »

Hello!
I was just scanning through the Recent Posts with pictures, and I saw your beautiful quilts, and I thought, "Hey, those look Native!".  Then, I read the subject and the post, and sure enough!
I am also Native.  I'm Ojibway from Ontario.
My hubby and I got a star quilt from my auntie for a wedding gift.  I love it!
There used to be a lot of ladies here on my reserve who made the most amazing quilts, there aren't too many who do it anymore. 
Super job!
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kiyaani_girl
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2009 07:52:42 PM »

Oh that's so awesome!  Yahtehey! 

Yeah it's a shame that it's hard people who can do it, cuz it's really not all that hard.  Just takes some practice.  I think most people that find out I make them are like "wow really?!" cause I'm just a youngin  Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009 08:10:38 PM »

These are gorgeous! I love the first one especially! Very nice work!   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2009 05:21:09 AM »

all i can say is wow! those are soo beautiful!!! great job!..best wishes for your future!
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