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Thread: 42 Mocha Berry Shadows & Thanks for all the Fish

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    42 Mocha Berry Shadows & Thanks for all the Fish

    This quilt is headed to Germany shortly - it's a wedding gift.

    The pattern is from Colleen Wise's book, "Casting Shadows: Creating Visual Dimension in Your Quilts". Light/dark, sunshine/shadow is one of my favourite themes - a wonderful metafor for how much brighter the good days are because of the dark days. And that together, you can get through the dark days.

    And there ended up being 42 'shadow' squares. Which, of course, is Douglas Adam's ultimate 'answer' to life, the universe and everything. And so, the hunt began for ... dolphins!!! Found some lovely batik dolphin fabric - actually, my youngest spotted it on one of our fabric hunts - perfect for the back - and there was just enough on the bolt! Douglas Adams fans will also be familiar with "Thanks for all the fish!"

    The inner border is a 'film strip' - reminds me of the need to capture in our memories all the precious moments of our lives together - laughter, loving, living.

    Each of the 42 'shadow' squares received its own feathery design - ferns, molars, hooks, echoed, feathers. The film strip is a continuous feathered border.

    For the outer border I got really brave! Worked with rulers for the swags and the beadboard/piano keys - randomly spaced lines, not sure what they are called. But I really like the effect

    The quilting thread is Essential Pro (70 wt) - chocolate in the squares, cream in the sashing/inner border. Batting is Warm & Natural.
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    Last edited by LindaM; 04-08-2012 at 07:35 PM.
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    Absolutely fabulous!!! Everything is perfect! My newest favorite quilt.
    Nikki in MO

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    you did a wonderful job on both the quilt and the quilting. What a fabulous gift. Love the color choice.
    Cindy

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    Love everything about this quilt! Beautiful♥

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    So much thought has gone into this quilt they are a lucky couple indeed. I love the designs of your quilting specially the piano key around the edge. Go to the top of the class.
    Merivale
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    Wow! Beautiful quilt! Great design, and your quilting is fabulous!
    Be a blessing to others, as you may entertain angels unaware!

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    Beautiful quilt! Love the pattern and great quilting
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    Stunning quilt. love the design and color palatte

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    Great quilt! It's amazing start to finish.
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    Beautiful. Excellent work.
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