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Topic: Doomsday Book Mini Quilt - my first  (Read 1797 times)
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« on: November 07, 2009 10:06:45 AM »

I made this mini quilt for the Book Club Swap. It was inspired by a scene from Doomsday Book by Connie Willis.

Size: about 24" x 40"
Materials: cotton quilting fabric and synthetic batting
Method: paper pieced, all machine sewn and quilted

The book is about a time-traveling history student who accidently gets sent to about 1348, when the bubonic plague hit the part of England she was in. The scene depicts the main character and the people she was staying with going to midnight mass on Christmas Eve. I found the scene moving because it represents the last moment of beauty and peace they experience before the living hell of the plague. It was one of those projects that popped into my head already finished.

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« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009 10:30:42 AM »

I just absolutely love this.  The colors you chose and the workmanship...very well done.

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« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009 10:53:51 AM »

I like the way the fabric pulls on the snow, even though when that happens on a regular quilt it's supposed to be a mistake.  It just gives it dimension on yours.

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« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009 12:22:18 PM »

That's really beautiful.  I love your choice of fabrics and the way you've quilted it.  Wonderful.
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« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009 02:44:45 PM »

That is absolutely gorgeous!  I really like the colors and textures.  I haven't read the book, but now I"m really tempted to!

Fantastic work.  (I've hit 'This Rocks' too!)
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009 02:54:28 PM »

gorgeous!  It's a beautiful piece on its own, and I think its even neater that it is a scene from a book.
  I tried my hand at paper piecing this week... and it was epic fail.
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009 06:31:27 PM »

This is so beautiful, and Doomsday Book is one of my favorite books of all time.  Wow, do I wish this was for me.  The snow, the figures, the perfect background fabrics.  I am totally in awe.    Fantastic job! 
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