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« on: October 07, 2013 12:26:51 PM »

This was my second quilt ever.  I wanted something special for mine and my bf's first place together.  Each fabric has special significance for us as a couple.  I have no patience so I did it all by machine.  It is king size with around 440 hexagons.  I was unemployed at the time so I did it in around 2 months start to finish.  After doing all this you'd want to be pretty sure you're not going to break up!

Some examples of the fabric meanings:

London tube map fabric!  Reminds us of the fun times we've had on hols there

bf's favourite animal is the polar bear.  I cut out the hexagons from the cutest parts of each fabric...it wasted a lot of fabric and was extremely time consuming but it was worth it.  You wouldn't want to accidentally separate this family now would you?

I'd seen this fabric floating around online a lot, it's so detailed irl!  All the book titles are cat related!

Anyone who has played Katamari Damacy (shout out!) will know that this is Dipp.

Being irish, we enjoy the odd tipple.  And what better than a fabric with cat waiters!

I won't bore you with all the soppy fabric meanings, there are more posted on my blog if you're interested.  I got it professionally quilted after saving up for a year.  I couldn't have asked for a more perfect design for it, the thread is purple pink gradient too!

« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013 02:21:15 PM »

Wow! That is amazing!  What fantastic fabrics.  I can't believe it only took you 2 months.


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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013 02:27:55 PM »

I think I have to pin this. Stunning.

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013 04:26:31 PM »

Wonderful! The meanings are so sweet!

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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013 01:24:52 AM »

I think I have to pin this. Stunning.

Aww, thanks, I don't think I've ever been pinned before!
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013 07:20:27 AM »

A wonderful looking quilt, and so special with all of your favourite things in it.

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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2013 08:04:05 AM »

Such a lovely, sweet and impressive quilt!  Shocked Whoa!

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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2013 10:17:44 AM »

Congratulations! This has been chosen as a Featured ProjectGrin

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2013 02:32:15 AM »

so freaking AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I just want something like this for myself.  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2013 05:27:05 PM »

This is so completely awesome!  I love your fabric choices.  I have done larger projects (but not this large!) where every element has a personal meaning or reference, and I know it takes A LOT of planning and effort.  Amazing!  I love the design of the quilting, too.

And another shout out for naaa na na na na na na na....Katamari Damacy!  My favorite game ever. 

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