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Thread: 2 of my projects.....

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    Super Member Lockeb's Avatar
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    Hi Everyone, I just thought I'd share a couple of my quilt tops with you....they were a lot of fun....

    The first is my sunflower quilt - I used Maywood fabrics from their Full Sun collection - I love that collection.....and I did a kind of sampler quilt - just making blocks that I liked and putting them together in my own little design..it was a riot to do........this quilt top is about 60 x 80..not just have to find a long arm quilter and this this one completed........

    The second one is a 1930's repro. pinwheel block that I received in the birthday block exchange on the Garden Forum - been doing that exchange for the last 3-4 years now - and love it - these are my 2009 blocks that I received....I am so pleased with the way that it turned out - I used 3 other blocks to do a table runner top - and still have a couple left over to put in throw pillows...... This quilt top is about 50 x 70...I am not sure if I should add more borders and make it bigger or should I stop there and make it a throw quilt..what do you all think..I would love your ideas....

    I thought that a soft yellow wss what these blocks were asking for to be joined together...I do have a wonderful 1930's repro for the backing - something different.....but now I'm thinking of perhaps a different softer back - nothing too colorful..I haven't decided on that yet.....
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    All of the prints are from the FULL SUN collection from MAYWOOD.....I love this line.....
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    Sunflowers were fussy cut for each of the focus squares.
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    This collecton had a large stripe/border print which I cut and turned into my sunflower border.
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    Note: Pinwheel block pattern is from Quilterscache.
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    That's gorgeous!! Love the color combinations :D

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    Hi Joyce,
    Thanks...I had a blast with these...I have a couple of others - will have to take photos of them another time...these are the last couple that I did....
    Now working on a smaller project - a wall hanging or dollquilt...
    Bill

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    The blue in the photos of the first quilt top are too bright - the actual color of the blue is a more soft blue......not that bright.....

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    Cool! Nice to know that you actually quilt ;)

    I love them both!

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    Heh BK.......
    Thanks....Yes, Quiting is actually my favourite pasttime - if I could eat fabric - I would... :-) I got all of this love of sewing and quilting for my dear Grandmother, Irene.....I'm the only one in the family that picked up her love of sewing and creativity....

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    Fabric probably doesn't have as many calories as food. Maybe that would be a good new diet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lockeb
    The blue in the photos of the first quilt top are too bright - the actual color of the blue is a more soft blue......not that bright.....
    I think it looks great. You can send it on down to CO.

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    They look super! Fabric has lots of fiber, but zero calories. :lol:

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    charmpacksplus and BK....It may be a good thing if I do start with fabric..I've been wanting to diet.... :-)

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    You have a pair of beautiful quilts there!! Great job.

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    Thanks Jim's Gem...

    I would love for anyone to give me ideas on what you think I should do with the pinwheel top - should I make it larger with more borders..if so, what colors would you use....or would you finish off as is - as a throw quilt....

    Backing - would you go white, or a 1930's fun print - or a soft tone-on-tone......

    Just wondering what everyone thinks.....

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    Really like the sunflower top Bill.
    The '30's is nice too....I'm just not into 30's repo. Had enough of those growing up.

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    They are both beautiful!!! Good Job :D:D:D

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    GREAT JOB.....
    I LOVE THEM BOTH.......
    bopeep

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    wow they are awesome. love them both.

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    both really nice, but I love that pinwheel.

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    WOW,both are just beautiful

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    love the yellow one, that is really pretty :thumbup:

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    Great job! They are beautiful!

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    Beautiful quilts. I love them both. Great patterns and a great job on your part.

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    those are wonderful

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    They are both very beautifal. I like the sunflower one but the pinwheel one is nice too. I was looking at your pinwheel on how flat the centers are. The pinwheel I did seemed to stand to much in the center. To many seems in 1 spot didn't like me.
    You did awesome. :thumbup:

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    They are both beautiful!
    Great job. :-)

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    Beautiful quilts... but I am drawn to the 30's repro. That one is just gorgeous!! The colors are so vibrant!! Beautiful job!!

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