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Thread: Quirky Quilt

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    Super Member JanTx's Avatar
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    Quirky Quilt

    Pattern: cheaper by the dozen

    Fabric: set of fat quarters from Wal-mart - in their sale bin $2 for 6. Got two sets so there's more duplication in this than the pattern called for.

    Border: from Joann's. I saw a magazine from the 90's that used a big floral print for appliques. I wanted to try that. I might have "liked" it better without that addition, but ... it's different and hopefully kind of fun.

    Quilting: I used daisies and loop-de-loops. This is the second quilt in a row that I've quilted without breaking a needle or breaking a thread. (oops! Did I way that out loud? OH NO!)

    Backing: from Connecting Threads - when they had their basics for $2.48/yd.

    Batting: pieced from leftovers

    So ... entire thing was less than $20.

    Where I had appliqued the flowers and sewn the rick rack I had some waves in the quilt top. I starched the daylights out of it before I sandwiched it then spray basted it extra around the applique. When I started quilting it I sewed around each large block to stabilize it then quilted the blocks around the applique first. Came out without any puckers or weird things. Hurray!
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    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Sweet! The price tag makes it all sweeter!

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    really pretty
    dontcha just love it when you can
    Make something that beautiful for not too
    Much cash.

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    Great job on all aspects!

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    I have those yellow,grey,black ones too in the jelly roll and its an awesome grouping but my WM dont have an clearance bin that i know of but anyways... yours quilt is awewome ! Love how u used the rickrack and appliqued flowers. Great job!
    take plenty of pic of family & friends, keep tabs on loved ones but make time for yourself !

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    thanks for sharing your idea

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    Beautiful quilt and more special with your smart shopping saving money on it. Good for you.
    Another Phyllis
    This life is the only one you get - enjoy it before you lose it.

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    Really cute love the buttons on the flowers. Thanks for your ideas with the ric rac also. Sue

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    Confession: the second yellow ric rac isn't really supposed to be there - I sewed it in the wrong place and absolutely hate to rip. So Design Decision - two rows of yellow ric rac.

    Ever since I did a pattern called Sidelights I've been attracted by assymetric designs - that's why the black doesn't go all the way around. Well, that and I'm really cheap and that saved more ric rac for another quilt. :P
    So many quilts, so little time.

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    Love it!! So pretty!

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