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« on: July 22, 2009 09:22:39 PM »

Hello!  I recently finished this quilt for some friends of mine who got married.  I met them in college and was very excited to be able to give it to them.  It is a scrappy nine patch pattern which I got from www.quiltville.com and the braided border was from there as well. If I remember correctly, the blocks turned out to be 6 inches.  There's a 2 inch border of the blue batik around the middle and it's bound with a bunch of the leftover block pieces, so it alternates between the blue batik and the random other fabrics.  The only rule I used in this quilt was not to use the exact same pieces next to each other. 

It's hand-quilted in a neutral cotton thread in a heart design, so you can't really see it on the light blocks.  It's got a blue fleece backing and is almost a twin size.  The binding is machine stitched to the front and then turned and hand stitched down to the back.

Here's the whole quilt:

Here's a light square:

And a dark square:

And two border shots... not that I'm proud of it or anything...  Wink

I wanted to use scraps to remind them that in life we go through both ups and downs and without both, we wouldn't see the beauty in life. There are fabrics from almost every fabric piece I own, there's zebra stripes, geisha girls, panda bears, and all sorts of other things.  It was so much fun to put it all together, so I hope you like the results as much as I did.  And of course, as much as the happy couple.   Smiley

Looking for postcards from anywhere to use for RSVP cards for my 8/2012 wedding.  Have 80/200.
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009 11:32:09 PM »

What a sweet gift, I bet the loved it! Your border is super cool, great job!

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2009 06:18:04 AM »

That's a great gift.  I think it's fabulously colorful!

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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2009 05:31:08 PM »

Thanks for the comments.  I like how colorful it turned out to be too.  Even just seeing the pictures still makes me smile.

Looking for postcards from anywhere to use for RSVP cards for my 8/2012 wedding.  Have 80/200.
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