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Thread: 42 Mocha Berry Shadows & Thanks for all the Fish

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    42 Mocha Berry Shadows & Thanks for all the Fish

    This quilt is headed to Germany shortly - it's a wedding gift.

    The pattern is from Colleen Wise's book, "Casting Shadows: Creating Visual Dimension in Your Quilts". Light/dark, sunshine/shadow is one of my favourite themes - a wonderful metafor for how much brighter the good days are because of the dark days. And that together, you can get through the dark days.

    And there ended up being 42 'shadow' squares. Which, of course, is Douglas Adam's ultimate 'answer' to life, the universe and everything. And so, the hunt began for ... dolphins!!! Found some lovely batik dolphin fabric - actually, my youngest spotted it on one of our fabric hunts - perfect for the back - and there was just enough on the bolt! Douglas Adams fans will also be familiar with "Thanks for all the fish!"

    The inner border is a 'film strip' - reminds me of the need to capture in our memories all the precious moments of our lives together - laughter, loving, living.

    Each of the 42 'shadow' squares received its own feathery design - ferns, molars, hooks, echoed, feathers. The film strip is a continuous feathered border.

    For the outer border I got really brave! Worked with rulers for the swags and the beadboard/piano keys - randomly spaced lines, not sure what they are called. But I really like the effect

    The quilting thread is Essential Pro (70 wt) - chocolate in the squares, cream in the sashing/inner border. Batting is Warm & Natural.
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    Last edited by LindaM; 04-08-2012 at 07:35 PM.
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    Absolutely fabulous!!! Everything is perfect! My newest favorite quilt.
    Nikki in MO

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    you did a wonderful job on both the quilt and the quilting. What a fabulous gift. Love the color choice.
    Cindy

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    Love everything about this quilt! Beautiful♥

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    So much thought has gone into this quilt they are a lucky couple indeed. I love the designs of your quilting specially the piano key around the edge. Go to the top of the class.
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    Wow! Beautiful quilt! Great design, and your quilting is fabulous!
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    Beautiful quilt! Love the pattern and great quilting
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    Stunning quilt. love the design and color palatte

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    Great quilt! It's amazing start to finish.
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    Beautiful. Excellent work.
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    Love your work!

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    Fantastic! Lots of creativity here. Beautiful quilting everywhere.
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    Beautiful design, colors and quilting!
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    Beautiful quilt! I love the quilts from "Casting Shadows" and really need to get started on one myself; you've done such a beautiful job on yours that it motivates me to get moving on that one. And the quilting you chose is perfect for it, especially the borders!
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    Lovely quilt and quilting
    - and so long, thanks for the fish ...and the Doug Adams memories. That really took me back to the days...
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    your quilt is beautiful! I just used rulers for the first time and did piano keys also. I like your scallops you did before the keys.
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    Your quilting and quilt are stunning!

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    Outstanding beautiful work on this, WOW factor.

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    Very nice, lovely quilting and the colors remind me of berries. This is such a neat pattern.

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    Beautiful quilting.
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    WOW - Just lovely. great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    Gorgeous quilt and quilting. I have this book and a kit which I now will be inspired to make! Thanks for sharing.
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    Love the border quilting. You did a great job.
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    Great job. I love the way you quilted the border. It's all fantastic, I love feathers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueSew View Post
    Lovely quilt and quilting
    - and so long, thanks for the fish ...and the Doug Adams memories. That really took me back to the days...
    Me, too! I love this quilt for so many reasons seen and implied. One of my favorite quilting philosophies was taught me by Douglas Adams... "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by..."
    "When I'm dead and gone there ain't anybody goin' to think o' the floors I've swept, and the tables I've scrubbed, and the old clothes I've patched, and the stockin's I've darnedÂ…But when one of my grandchildren sleeps on one of those quilts, they'll think about me, and, wherever I am then, I'll know I ain't forgotten." from 'Aunt Jane of Kentucky' by Eliza Calvert Hall

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