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Thread: Study in Blue. Flowers.

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    Member Kate_W's Avatar
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    Study in Blue. Flowers.

    The name of this quilt is “Study in Blue. Flowers.” I made the quilt for my daughter who requested a large blue quilt. (And large means I don't have a full-size photo.)
    • The quilt top pattern is "Ice Cream" from Kaffe Fassett’s Quilt Romance. The fabrics all contain blue flowers and were not pre-washed as I wanted the crinkly antiquey effect from washing after quilting. The quilt was long-arm quilted in a gingko pattern.
    • As DD wanted a large quilt, I constructed side borders by building out strips in the same widths as the quilt pattern. The bottom/top started from a center width strip of 5” x 36”; the right/left started from a 9”x 24” center width center strip. When I was finished adding strips, I cut both 36” and 24” border strips in half. Maybe the second photo has a thousand more words . The finished top and bottom borders added 20” to the length, and the sides added 16" to the width.
    • The four corners were constructed by building out from a single 5.5” x 9.5” rectangle using the same strip widths from the quilt pattern center. When the rectangle was about 24”x 36”, I quartered it. The additional 0.5” to the starting rectangle was to account for the additional seam allowances for quartering.
    • My quilting expert buddy bound the quilt on a train trip out west. How kewl is that? Perfect.
    • Same quilting buddy warned me about stripping a log cabin type pattern. Measure and cut the strip length before sewing. So I cavalierly applied strips, cut off the excess after, and then discovered the waves. Fortunately, Patched Works – the long arm quilter – quilted them out. Yeah!

    Finally, this was a fun quilt to construct! And thank you for looking! As always, the Quilting Board rocks!
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    Kate

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    Beautiful quilt! You did a wonderful job on it! I'm sure she loves it!

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    Just WoW! Great Quilt!!!!

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    It's blue-ti-ful!

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    Beautiful work!!!!

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    A very unique way to build a quilt. I can see it as a great scrap buster and much more interesting than the 2 1/2" strip quilts one sees.
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    It's a simple pattern however it's the choice and placement of fabrics that makes it awesome. Beautiful work.

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    very nicely done
    Nancy in western NY

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    nice job!!!!!!!!!

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    Love the colors and the idea.
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