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Topic: Red and Purple quilt for my mom  (Read 2034 times)
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« on: January 09, 2010 07:57:26 PM »

My first *real* quilt! I actually bought the fabric two years ago for the front and just intended to sew some squares onto some purple fleece, but never had the time cause I was still in college. Well, since then I've gotten some mad sewing skillz and loads of extra time (thanks, crappy economy!!) and a little luck, so I put it together and this is what I made!

Like I said, the front was pieced from quilter's cotton and some old purple curtains (the curtains make up the back too). I don't know how to do a binding, so I just did the birthing method and quilted it with my machine in diamonds going opposite ways from the squares, and accented the solid purple squares with brown ribbon bows. My only hiccup was a week-before-Christmas "oh god I forgot that purple and red aren't supposed to go together!" moment, but I think I managed to make the colors work anyway!

I also embroidered the date and a little message on the bottom corner:


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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2010 12:29:01 AM »

This looks soooo luxurious! Love the colours.

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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2010 04:37:56 AM »

How sweet of you to do that for your mom.  I love how your message to her just sits there on the top of the quilt.  Smiley  I think that the middle fabric that has both reds and purples help you tie in the quilt colors together, but I like the colors.  The back curtain fabric looks nice and shiny and like it would be soft to sleep under.  But I would guess it's a little harder to work with than the quilters cotton.  Kudos to you for using what you had and remaking it into something nice and special!

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2010 05:35:36 AM »

I totally love the purple and red together. Your quilt has turned out beautifully, congrats!

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