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Thread: Fall of 55

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    Super Member quiltingnonie's Avatar
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    When my DD was a sophomore in college, her and her roommate decided to attend summer term @ King's College in London. Yikes! Two 21 year old girls traipsing off to Europe. I was a nervous wreck....and needed a challenge to keep my mind occupied. My only comfort was that least they would be staying in the dorm on campus....come to find out they only had classes 3 days a week, and took off travelling the rest of the time!

    Since the Fall colors/season is my very favorite, decided to take on the 'tesselating leaves' pattern. It definitely kept my mind busy. I used graph paper and colored pencils for each row...note that a portion of every leaf extends into the block next to it AND into the block below and or above it. I named this quilt "Fall of 55" as I finished it in time for my 55th birthday in October of that year. And by the way, the girls made it home just time with great stories to tell, and wonderful memories. :thumbup:

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    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
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    beautiful quilt

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    Very, very beautiful!! I love leaf patterns, both in piecing and quilting. And the fall colors really sing to my soul!!

    I know how you feel about the girls traveling...my DD went to Brazil with AWANA the summer she graduated from high school, 15 days there. I was a little nervous, but it turned out great.

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    Wow, what a work of art.
    I love it.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    wow, gorgeous quilt. saw one very similar to it but the leaves had stems. tons of different colors though.
    i love Fall!!

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    Very beautiful. I love the colors you used, i love fall, cooler temp.s and all the colors around here. Makes me start to crave homemade pumpkin pies.

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deara
    Wow, what a work of art.
    I love it.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Ditto! Great work

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    I am in Awwwwww over your quilt. Beautiful.

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    Very, very nice.

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