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Thread: 4-Patch Charm Square Quilt

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    This is my newest finished quilt! It's made with charm squares. The method I used to make the 4-patch blocks resulted in 2 identical blocks. So what I did was set them on opposite sides of the quilt. My abstract idea is that the center line is a mirror, and so it's projecting one side onto its reflection, which is exactly in reverse.

    Oh, and I quilted on this in red. Usually I try to hide my quilting, so this was a big deal for me to relax enough to quilt with bright red thread on the white border. I love how it came out though :D
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    This is a really cool quilt! I like the randomness, but also the fact that it's a reflection.

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    Close up of the thread, and the cornerstone
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    Quote Originally Posted by isnthatodd
    This is a really cool quilt! I like the randomness, but also the fact that it's a reflection.
    Thank you! Relaxing and randomly attaching squares without any concern for the finished look (minus the reflection) was also a challenge for my obsessive nature :mrgreen:.

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    Awesome!

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    Look great Lucy, and your quilting looks great too. Way to go. :thumbup: :thumbup: :D :D :D

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    You did a great job! your quilting is awesome and if it helps you I see a heart in there! Outlined at the bottom with blue and topped with red!

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    It looks great! and the red is awesome glad you were brave enough to use it! :mrgreen:

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    Pretty! I like the white border on it too.

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    Very nice.

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    Omigosh, what a great job you did! Love charm quilts and love your bravery! Quilting sure teaches us many things! Sooo adorable!

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    Love the mirror image look and the red thread is a great touch.

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    I really like the randomness of the color pattern but the fact that its mirrored gives it a complexity in a nice abstract way. I am wanting to do a "scrappy" type of quilt and this is some serious inspiration!! :thumbup:


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    What a fun, fun, fun quilt! Love the two 4-patch blocks on the corners. That is clever!

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    That is so cool. And your quilting is wonderful. Great job.

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    That is so cool!!! I really, really love it!!

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    Lucy, I love the mirror effect! Really pretty. Your fmq is great, too and it was such a good idea to do it in red.

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    cute i like the strip of white down middle.I sure wouldn't have thought of it.

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    Inspiring stuff....beautiful!

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    Wow, that is stunningly beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dizzy
    cute i like the strip of white down middle.I sure wouldn't have thought of it.
    Originally it wasn't there, but when I laid it out, it ruined the square effect, since matching fabrics were next to each other. So it looked like I had a row of rectangles which I wasn't crazy about.

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    what a neat idea. it came out fantastic

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    WOW!! I love the mirror image, the quilting, the fabrics... :D :D :D

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    That's beautiful Lucy - the centre strip was inspired! It's turned it into a work of art, the movement through the quilt is just fantastic, and the more you look at it the more you see. I went back and saw the heart that crkathleen mentioned, then I saw 3 hearts nesting into each other. And quilting in red, I have to be brave enough to try a contrasting thread one day when my FMQ is better! Yours is fabulous! :D

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    Great idea. Love it.

    Anyone else 'see' the suggestion of a shimmery heart shape in this quilt? I was leaning back from the computer, took my eyes off the monitor and looked back again and saw it. I think it's because of the mirror effect and the red squares that form the 'valley' of the heart.

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