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PwrToolChick
« on: June 26, 2011 11:03:47 AM »

I've finished the Tokyo Subway Map Quilt! YAY!!!!  

I'm pleased with the final product. It's not nearly as good as Elizabeth Hartman's www.ohfransson.com...but I'm ok with that. She is my current idol and I kinda have a girl crush on her.

I have been doing various crafts all my life. I've been married to my husband for a hundred years (maybe not quite THAT long). I have never made him anything. He asked me early in our relationship to make him a blanket. I started to crochet him an afghan back then but never finished. It was one of those things that I didn't like how it was turning out so I never finished it. Oops.  

So this year, I decided to finally do something for the love of my life.

He loves it.

The quilt top:


The back:




Cuddling kiddies:
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2011 11:16:34 AM »

That's a beautiful quilt!
I bet your husband is thrilled with his present.
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2011 11:53:46 AM »

This is cool! Did you actually use a subway map for the "route"? Or is that just the name of the quilt pattern/style? Something like this would make a great memorabilia piece for a traveler Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011 12:17:56 PM »

Beautiful! What a great gift for a husband and father. I want to make this someday. Plus, I think this would be a great reference to use for making quilts of other subway maps.Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2011 02:35:07 PM »

Gorgeous!!! Love the colors Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2011 03:19:54 PM »

It's so pretty and cheerful! I really love the back too. Did you use a pattern for the kana symbols?
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2011 04:32:49 PM »

That is Amazing! I love it! The back is too! I wouldn't know which side to show off when using it Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2011 07:45:17 PM »

what a fantastic quilt!
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011 07:46:02 PM »

As soon as I saw the thumb nail, I knew you had done Oh Fransson's  Tokyo Subway quilt.  You did a fabulous job, but it doesn't look like the kids are going to let go of it - you may need to make another one. . .
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« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2011 11:43:05 AM »

I love, love, love the high contrast back...
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« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2011 12:25:33 PM »

This is gorgeous!  Absolutely stunning. 

Is the quilting an allover meander?  It's hard to tell from the pics.
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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2011 02:01:09 PM »

This is Elizabeth Hartman's design. It's a "stylized interpretation" of the Tokyo Subway system. The applique on the back is from her pattern.


If you look at the flickr group of the other quilters who have done this quilt, there are a LOT of different styles. Some with black background instead of white. Some with different backs. Someone even took the actual Tokyo Subway Map and duplicated it! Soooo cool!


Raindancing - it is a meander! I did a boxy style...my very first EVER machine quilting. I'll be making many more. This was so much fun!



My husband is thrilled with it. While I was making it, he told all our kids he isn't sharing. My youngest called him a "meanie head" because he wasn't going to share. I finished it around 8pm one night....it was an hour or two later, she was sleeping with his blankie.
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« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2011 03:20:14 AM »

Awesome!
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« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2011 09:34:37 AM »

This is amazing! I love everything about it!
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« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2011 10:18:05 AM »

What a beautiful quilt.  Great job.
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« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2011 01:51:53 PM »

Lovely Job!

This pattern is on my to do list -- I hope to start on one some time this summer
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2011 06:12:47 PM »

Beautiful!  This pattern is on my "to make" list for when I build up enough rainbow colored scraps.
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« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2011 08:40:01 PM »

Ohhhhh!! I sooo wanted to do this quilt-a-long when I first saw it. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE your finished quilt. I think it's fantastic. Marvelous job!
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« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2011 03:36:15 AM »

LOVE this so much!! Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2011 09:33:00 AM »

Thank you all so much! I didn't start the quilt with the quilt-along. I found it after it was finished. LOL

When I started, I thought for sure that I had enough fabrics in my stash. I didn't. I have more decorator fabrics than cottons in my stash...so I bought a few fat quarters here and there. I had 3 prints for the longer lines and 2 prints for the shorter lines. My fabric variety is limited....but I really like the way it ended up.
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« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2011 01:10:46 AM »

Great job! I also have a girl-crush on E. Hartman...I just bought her book, and  I'm going to make it to the PMQG meeting near me someday soon.
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« Reply #21 on: July 06, 2011 11:47:37 AM »

This looks great!
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« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2011 06:41:58 PM »

That is very creative, using subway!
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« Reply #23 on: July 07, 2011 06:51:56 AM »

What's not to love? It's gorgeous. I don't think you're alone in your crush - she's awesome!
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« Reply #24 on: July 07, 2011 02:46:02 PM »

love this Grin

no offense, but I think I even love the back better, wow, such clean lines, etc.




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« Reply #25 on: July 08, 2011 10:21:35 AM »

I love this!
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« Reply #26 on: July 09, 2011 10:12:58 PM »

I've always loved this pattern. you did a great job with it!
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« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2011 09:27:49 AM »

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« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2011 01:35:38 AM »

wow!!
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« Reply #29 on: July 19, 2011 03:25:12 PM »

Oh, how pretty. I like that a lot!
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« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2011 10:22:44 PM »

That's such a gorgeous quilt!  I have seen your inspiration before.  I love your use of patterned fabric.  It looks so cute.  And the back is to die for!  It's such a creative use of the inspiration to complete the idea. 

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« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2011 08:21:26 PM »

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