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Thread: Hawaiian Print Oriental Garden Quilt - my new favorite quick quilt :D

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    Hawaiian Print Oriental Garden Quilt - my new favorite quick quilt :D

    I just finished a quilt top for my sister's wedding. Can I just say that I absolutely love this pattern? It's called Oriental Garden http://www.spotlight.com.au/inspirat...-garden-quilt/
    I have two wedding quilts to make and have ready to go by Oct 10th.... A friend of mine is going to longarm them for me so that I can get done faster. I'm going to owe her bindings in return. She hates doing bindings and I don't mind so it's a payoff I can accept



    I had a few issues along the way with this quilt - mostly because I was going to use only the two fabrics and I had to make my Hawaiian print stretch beyond its capacity... I was short 2 inner borders, so I robbed it from the outer side borders... and then I was short by 2" length on the border fabric so I added the dark blue in the corners of it. The original pattern had one fabric all the way around. I kind of like the way that ended up looking anyway so I'm glad I did some quick thinking...
    Had I didn't have to overcome those obstacles, I truly believe that I would have had this quilt top completed in one day!

    Now I need to piece together a backing and this one will be set to go... then on to the quilt for my niece's wedding....

    Oh, and no, I'm not procrastinating. Both of them announced just about a week and a half ago that they were getting married in October!

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    Very nice looking
    Retired teacher, loving it.
    Love quilting also.

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    it turned out perfect!!! no one would know about the adjustments.
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    It is gorgous! I love the pattern and the fabric you used.

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    I had really wanted to use 3 colors to make the quilt but couldn't find anything at all that really went with the Hawaiian print. I had a few options and took pictures of them and let the ladies in my quilt guild pick... they all liked it with just the two colors. The next time I make this it will be more than 2 colors...I'm going to make one for my oldest son using outer space fabrics.... and make a similar styled one for my youngest son using a bunch of Medieval fabrics I have. He loves knights and castles and a pattern like this would really work with those prints but I'll have to graph it out... I don't want it to be too busy...

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    I love Hawaiian prints and this pattern is great for show casing Hawaiian prints large and bold patterns without loosing it all. Very pleasing layout and colors. Thanks for sharing.
    Anna Quilts

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    Very pretty
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    I have some Hawaiian prints ans I didn't know what to do with them. Thanks!
    SueDor

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    Very pretty!
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    This is very pretty. Love your print. I, too, have a large floral I couldn't decide what to do with it. This would be great for it. Thanks for sharing.

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