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    I keep seeing these beautiful quilts in the avatar pictures. Would you please tell me about the pattern, what inspired you, why you chose those colors. Anything you care to share.

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    Super Member Quiltforme's Avatar
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    Mine started out as a logcabin flower design. I started to set it up and well it had a mind of it's own. I love it and will quilt it once I finish the borders! This was a scrap quilt I used all my favorite colors chocolate brown with pinks reds blues etc. I finished it in 2 days because of the momentum I had with it. It is 90x100 right now.

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    Mine is called "Twice as Nice" by Glad Creations and It is a queen size quilt I made for my DD#3 when she went away to college. I also made her 6 pillows in 3 different sizes to go along with it.

    For a closer picture http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-40716-1.htm

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    Mine is "A Dozen Yellow Roses" hand applique and hand quilted. I made it as a kind of reminder of my mother after she passed. (I saw the pattern and immediately thought of her.) This is also the very 1st quilt I put a real binder on, thank god you can't see up close. It hangs in my hall.

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    Mine is a basket pattern that i designed myself using all scrap pieces from other projects. It turned out to be my Hubby's favorite quilt and he uses it everynight whilt watching TV

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    Mine is an Eleanor Burns Log Cabin Quilt. I made it as a wedding gift for my grandson and his new wife last year.

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    Mine is a 3-D Bow Tie quilt that I made for a little girl that has Downs Syndrome, born this last April. It took me four months, but I quilted her tiny handprints, those of her siblings, and words to describe her, as well as her name. She is such a beautiful and special little girl.

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    Thanks for asking! I'm proud of it!

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-41613-1.htm

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    My avatar is a wall hanging I have in my sewing room. The center panel came from Clotilda's or Nancy's Notions, I can't remember which, the other quilting panels and fabric I purchased from ebay. There was no pattern, I just made it fit together!!

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    My avatar is a Christmas Cathedral Window, that I started years ago. It was to be a very small quilt....I used to work on it only during the Christmas season, but haven't touched it in several years.

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    Mine is a modified Carpenter's Star (I added an extra round). It was a baby quilt for my friend's first granddaughter.

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    Mine is a work in progress, I love doing the paper piecing and am over 3/4 the way through. It's a New York Beauty. I picked it up to work on something else for a while and have yet to complete it.

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    Mine is a Karen Stone pattern called ULS 11 and all paper pieced. I love a challenge and this one didnt disappoint!

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    Mine is a modified framed 9 patch...yeah, if you look, I did not put the nine patch in. It is the third quilt I made, and I made it one year ago. It is still one of my favorite quilts.

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    Mine is made from the book "Viva Venezia' by Christine Porter. My husband and I have made several trips to Italy and I am always taking photos of the church floors for quilt patterns...this book helped me make those photos into a quilt, and it is hanging in my husband's office. It brings back great memories for both of us. BTW, it is a great method for doing tumbling blocks without set in seams!

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    Mine is from a picture one of my daughters took while we were in Greece. I blew up the picture, traced the lines on to template plastic, and then took it to our local art store and had the blow it up. I then made templates of all the pieces and fused the pieces for my wall hanging. When I blew up the picture I was so excited to see the man sitting on his porch. My husband thinks its him when he retires!!!

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    Mine is a quilt I did of a pic of my Mom and me lol :D:D:D

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    Mine is a log cabin quilt I made for my youngest DGD. Appliqued the horse on. She loves it and I am a very happy Nana because she does.

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    Mine is a wedding present for my neice, it's a pattern I found in a magazine(can't remember the name of the pattern) and I loved the idea of using multiple fabrics. I went with all her favorite colors.

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    Mine is a baby quilt for our neighbor's baby across the alley two years ago. The white spaces are written with little boy sayings "Snakes and Snails and Puppy Dog's tails, that's what little boys are made of", and other sayings.

    It was made to drag around the neighborhood, have a picnic on, take on vacation to anywhere in the world. Bess is giving the ok on it. She has to either sit down, lay down or curl up on each and every quilt I have ever made since we got her at 7 weeks old. If she is comfortable on it, it goes in the washer and dryer for the giving. If not --- I don't know yet, she lays on every single one. She even lays on the blocks when I lay them out on the floor!!!!!

    That's my avatar! Edie

    PS - I just finished another quilt for Cameron's new baby sister, who is going to be born in May! Same thing, Bess ok'd it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks
    I keep seeing these beautiful quilts in the avatar pictures. Would you please tell me about the pattern, what inspired you, why you chose those colors. Anything you care to share.
    my son picked three fabics for his wedding quilt. It's an OBW, the pattern wasn't planned, since I could mix the fabrics I did. His wife picked one fabric for hers (they couldn't decide on material together.... and asked if I would make two smaller quilts) I love OBW's. Then I did a twisted turning twenty for my sister's wedding this summer. The beige/sage quilt ended up being one I donated to charity for a scholarship honoring a passed friend of mine (we made almost $3,000)

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    OMG everytime I see your quilt I'm so jealous. I love it so much but I know with my limited skill I could never tackle one so beautiful
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Mine is called "Twice as Nice" by Glad Creations and It is a queen size quilt I made for my DD#3 when she went away to college. I also made her 6 pillows in 3 different sizes to go along with it.

    For a closer picture http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-40716-1.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilterella
    Mine is a log cabin quilt I made for my youngest DGD. Appliqued the horse on. She loves it and I am a very happy Nana because she does.
    I've saved a pic of your quilt to show my sister-in-law. She had a palomino years back!

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    My Avatar is the Tennessee Waltz, I saw it made from "Scraps" at a Quilt shope and could not believe there were no curved piecing, BUT being EVERYTHING I do has to Match, I found a beautiful Line of Moda Fabrics by Terry Clothier and made it, my 4th quilt, Eleanor Burns makes her patterns so easy to follow and I had custom quilting done so this baby is for me and nobody else.

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    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    I made this little wall hanging several years ago. It was one of my first quilts and my first attempt at applique.

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