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Topic: Birthday Present Quilt for Mom  (Read 2326 times)
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« on: August 03, 2010 06:57:45 PM »

The pattern of this lap quilt is Birthday Present and I gave it to my wonderful Mom for ... her birthday!

I took a class for this pattern at The Cozy Quilter in River Edge, NJ and had a great day cutting and stitching with the women there.

I selected orange and green colors to work back to Mom's living room. And the prints were paired by combining floral/earthy patterns with more linear/geometric patterns. I like the contrast of the colors and the patterns, but I think some of the prints are a little too busy together. If I ever do this pattern again, I'll definately improve the scale of the prints.

After finishing the top at home, I realized that I would not have time to do the quilting myself in time for Mom's B-day, so I took it back to the shop for machine quilting. I selected a leafy pattern, which didn't turn out as distinct as I had expected.

But it's okay...it was done on time and Mom LOVED it! Doesn't she look happy?

« Last Edit: August 04, 2010 03:09:54 PM by petunya » THIS ROCKS   Logged

Sewing is my therapy.
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010 05:42:49 AM »

That's great!  I love the pattern and the colors, and you did a great job on all the piecing!

« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010 08:11:22 AM »

That's beautiful, your mom must love it!

« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2010 08:51:38 AM »

I love the patterns and prints that you used.  I wouldn't change it.   Wink

« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010 06:52:48 AM »

Amazing quilt!  Beautiful color choices and I can't believe your matching seams - so professional!  Are you a professional?  wow.

Progress not perfection.

« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010 11:32:18 AM »

I'm with the others - your piecing and color/fabric choices are terrific!  Nicely done.
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