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Thread: 1,520 2 inch squares

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    Senior Member collady's Avatar
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    I have completed the "Hatter" quilt top. There are 1,520 2 inch squares in this top. Some are even pieced from two or three fabrics to create the shape of the hat in the center of the quilt. I am going to pin and start quilting on Thursday. Tomorrow it is going to my guild as part of my demo on designing quilts with graph paper.

    The center of the quilt... the Mad Hatter's top hat.
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    had to look really hard to see the hat due to its low contrast----ok, i get it--sort of like camo?

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    Senior Member collady's Avatar
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    The quilting should make the hat stand out more. I am going to use a narrow serpentine around the outline of the hat in black thread. The inside of the hat will be stitched with greens and blues in a free motion quilting to give the hat shading. I will put 10 / 6 in black on the tag (white). The area around the hat in the center, will have free motion teacups in blues and greens. The outer borders will be cross hatched in alternating green and blue. Should be fun to quilt. I will hang it outside to get good lighting to photograph it when it is complete.

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    You must have a lot of patience to cut this many squares! I'm not sure I could do it! LOL I really like this and can't wait to see it quilted! :)

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    It will be awesome when finished.
    Love the colors!

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    Is there any way you could change the squares outlining the hat to a deeper color or even white so it stands out? Or were you going for the effect of having to look like a hidden picture? Love the colors.

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    You are right, quilting will bring it out. The colors are wonderful

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    I love the movement in the background fabrics.

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    That is neat!!! Quilting will make it stand out more. I think it's great. Can't wait to see it finished.

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    I can't wait to see it quilted!

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    That is so pretty. I love the colors and can't wait to see it quilted.

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    Wow you have to have a lot of patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilovetosew
    I love the movement in the background fabrics.
    Ditto!

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    What patience. Beautiful colors.

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    Can you do a tut for us???? Pretty please.

    Neat quilt!

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    What is the white bit?

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    Holy Moly, did you say 1500, 2" squares! You're a saint!!! :thumbup:

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    Senior Member collady's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewaholic
    What is the white bit?
    This is the Mad Hatter's hat. There is price tag that reads 10 / 6. Meaning 10 pounds 6 pence. The numbers will be stitched in black as part of the quilting.

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    oh - That explains it. Sorry.

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