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« on: November 03, 2010 07:12:18 PM »

Hi Smiley I think this is my first post, I've been a lurker for years.

Last Christmas, I wanted to give my boyfriend a really nice gift. Heís a video editor and owns his own production company (I work there too Wink ), so I came up with the idea for a color bar quilt! Brilliant planÖminus the fact that Iíve never made a quilt before. So this is my first quilt and I really didn't know what I was doing. It's not bad, considering I didnít have a rotary blade (and didn't know I was supposed to use one). I tried to iron the fabric to the correct size and then cut with scissors. Unfortunately, this didnít go so well and I ended up with various sized squares and some color bars ended up shorter than the others; so I had to improvise. I didnít quite get it finished by Christmas. I just handed the top to him and told him this was his present. I was surprised when he didnít know what it was at first; But he loved it when he figured it out. Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2010 08:31:12 PM »

Oh, this is awesome. I totally want one. Maybe I'll make one for my first quilt too...

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« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2010 10:12:23 PM »

Now this is an awesome quilt. You did and amazing job on it. Congrats.
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« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2010 10:58:25 PM »

This is sooo incredibly awesome! I was just lazily flipping through the pics of crafts people finished and I saw this and freaked. You did a kick as job and I can totally appreciate the love of these bars (and the hatred of them too). I went to film school and do editing on the side and one sees a lot of these bars...lol.

Very awesome concept for a quilt.
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2010 06:19:55 AM »

Now, if you could implant a mini speaker and have it play some 1k tone...   Wink

I love this quilt!!  You did a fantastic job... I can't let my fiance see this, or I will absolutely *have* to make a version of this for him!  (Funny, I'm the one who works in TV broadcasting, but he's the one with the unholy love of SMPTE bars...)

« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2010 08:57:35 AM »

Thanks guys Smiley

Now, if you could implant a mini speaker and have it play some 1k tone...   Wink
My uncle (who's also in broadcasting) asked if it had a button that would play the tone when pushed. lol. I told him I'd figure out a way to sew that on the back  Cheesy it would be awesome if I could!
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« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2010 10:10:25 AM »

This is so cool! Great idea
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2010 04:09:30 PM »

I think you did great especially with the tools you had to work with!
I like the way it came out Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2010 06:18:01 PM »

Oh, that is awesome!  I've tossed the idea of a test pattern quilt around for years, but it's fabulous to see it come to fruition (and I didn't have to lift a finger).  Smiley  Great job!
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010 07:13:31 PM »

 Grin Brillant. Just... brilliant. I hope you've gotten bit by the quilting bug cuz you've got loads of creativity for it. Hope to see more stuff from you soon ^^
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