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You say "scientist or artist?" like they're mutually exclusive.
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« on: August 23, 2014 04:13:33 AM »

While I was travelling in 2012/13, I ended up staying for a month with my cousin and his family (including his 1yo daughter) in Sydney, Australia.  They were really good to me and I had a wonderful time helping out with little Chloe, so I decided to make her a quilt as a thank-you gift.  She's a very blonde and sunny little girl and her parents are quite modern people, so when I saw some fabrics in bright sunny yellows and crisp fresh greys, I knew they were the perfect choice.  Smiley  The fabrics said they wanted to be triangles (I'm really rather fond of equilateral triangles!), so I set to and made this:

I quilted it in a honeycomb pattern as a reference to one of the fabrics, which has beehives on it.  Because it was the county show last week, I ended up finishing it in time to enter it (it didn't place, though), but I was so busy trying to finish off my entries that I had to ask mum to go on a mercy mission to get the backing and binding fabric!  She made a wonderful choice of this reproduction "vintage" fabric from the V&A collection, which has a lovely cool, slightly textured feel and quilted beautifully.  Now I need to pass it on to my aunt, who's over visiting my other cousin in London, so she can take it back to Aus with her when she goes.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2014 01:52:29 PM »

Great colors, and I love the quilting pattern as well.

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2014 03:53:58 AM »

Thanks!  I'm really pleased with this one.  Smiley

« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2014 06:04:54 AM »

Love the color combination.  Lucky little girl.  Sounds like you had a great time with her and her parents.

« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2014 09:46:18 AM »

I love the colors and the honeycomb pattern quilting fits perfect.

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