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« on: October 22, 2011 07:57:06 PM »

After a long-lived fabric explosion in my sewing room, with strips of cotton everywhere paper clipped together with little slips of paper with lengths on them, and fiddling with the smallest bits of fabric imaginable, I finished Carolina Patchworks Another Brick in the Wall quilt!

I used a jelly roll from Moda. Arcadia is the line.  The background is slightly off-white (bone if I remember correctly) Kona cotton.

A friend of a friend's mom did the quilting on a long arm machine.  It is a little hard to tell from the picture, but it's a leaf pattern.  She also did the binding, but it's a little less than pleasing so I will eventually be ripping off and replacing.  I think I'll use an orange rather than the grey that I had originally picked out in a pinch.

Definitely a labor of love, but well worth it.  Took me about 6 months to finish, with a lot of other projects done in the meantime.  Took me forever to get it quilted too.  Had it sitting around for 4 months finished before I sent it off with my pal.  It was my second foray into modern quilting, and I am definitely hooked.

Would love to hear what you think!
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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2011 08:13:34 PM »

What a beautiful quilt!  I love the fabrics and colors you chose.
All those tiny pieces of fabric would have gotten lost here - or driven me mad.  
My DH said "Wow", which is high praise.  My crafts generally get a "nice".  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2011 08:58:34 PM »

It's beautiful and I love the binding, but my favorite color is grey. Cheesy

Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam...  (Kansas State Song)
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2011 10:51:00 PM »

wow so many pieces
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011 12:22:21 PM »

This is awesome!  I like the binding, but I understand why you are considering changing it to orange.  I'm going through an orange kick right now.  Smiley

« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011 02:04:44 PM »

Thanks everyone!  Every time I worked on it, I got Pink Floyd stuck in my head and now it is happening again.  The things we withstand for our craft!  Wink
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