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Thread: Baba's Christmas lap quilt

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    Senior Member ai731's Avatar
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    I just finished assembling the top of a lap quilt I'm making as a Christmas present for my DH's grandmother. Each block has 60 pieces - it took me about 6 weeks to make 12 blocks! I picked such a complicated pattern because Baba is Ukrainian and the block (All Hallows Variation from Quilter's Cache) reminds me of the patterns on some of the Ukrainian painted Easter eggs. Baba doesn't speak any English, so I'll have to get my MIL to explain that to her.

    The picture of the single block shows the colours of the fabrics much better. I went with muted reds and greens rather than bright Christmas colours so that she can use it all winter.

    I think this is the quilt that's going to make me start keeping some sort of log book or record of my quilts - because it was so much work, and I'm really quite proud of how well the piecing turned out.

    I'm hoping I can get it sandwiched and quilted in time for Guild show-and-tell on Monday!

    Jan

    Baba's Christmas lap quilt
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    Very pretty. Looks like a lot of work went into keeping all the points in order. :thumbup:

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    Love it and so will your DH's grandmother.

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    Oh what beautiful colors!

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    I keep a log along with pictures-it is amazing when you go back and read the notes.

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    Beautiful.

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    Jan: congratulations on making such a beautiful quilt and with such a difficult pattern. I know--I tried it!! I only made 4 blocks thinking it would make a nice wall hanging. I had it on my design wall for three days trying different borders. After 3 days I noticed a HUGE mistake!! I had turned 2 HST blocks in 2different blocks and the whole design is off. I can't believe you did 12!! I'm impressed and your grandma is just going to love it--quilts speak any language but especially love.
    As for my effort, it's rolled up in a ball and tossed to the back of the closet with other UFOs.
    Great job!!

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    Lovely!! Excellent job!

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    That's very pretty. I like the red fabric. DH's grandmother will love it.

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    A very beautiful quilt, and the sentiment behind it is so sweet!! I know she will cherish it.

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