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Thread: Accidental Quilt (AQ)

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    Accidental Quilt (AQ)

    This quilt is the second installment of my mystery quilt duo. I call it accidental because it looks nothing like the mystery quilt it started out as; and the blocks I added to it came together by chance. The blocks I ended up with in the mystery had no business being in the same quilt together, so I had to come up with another plan. One batch I pieced together in a small (60X60) throw that I posted in January. This one, however, just begged for more and I decided that some dresden plates just might work. So I went to my ever-growing stash and found the green print that I just had to have but had no idea what for when I purchased it. Then I found some additional complementary prints (some were about to be packed away for that scrappy quilt I want to do someday); that were perfect for the blades along with some of the fabric I used in the pieced blocks. I finished piecing this one back in the summer but other projects got in the way before I got to quilting it. Then I decided I couldn't start any new projects until I finished the mystery duo. I was disappointed when the mystery just didn't work out, but I did sort of get a two-fer from it, accidentally, that is.

    I challenged myself to get out of my FMQ meandering rut and do something different with AQ. I did several practice pieces and thought I'd come up with a plan, my first block was pretty bad, then on my second one, I guess I got inspired by something and it looked pretty good, so good in fact that I had to rip out that first one. Next to my second one that first one just looked frightening. If nothing else, I really learned so much from this quilt. I'm quite anxious to get on with some new projects, a couple sort of sneaked in when I was a visiting one of my quilting sisters, esp. the spider web that's still brewing. My swirls improved even more as went along and I improvised on the squiggly swirls in the blades. I did just see some similar swirls in a Charisma post, which were quite lovely. Her's are more elegant than mine, but I'll keep working on them.

    I hope you like it.

    Karen
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    You would never guessit wasn't planned. Gorgeous!

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    Beautiful, I love the fabrics combo, and the patches with the DP are so pretty!

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    Oh my this is beautiful I am going to have to remember this
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    WOW.... Its awesome..

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    That is so pretty. Love the modern colors in a Dresden plate!
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    It is really beautiful.

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    Wow!!! That is NOT the kind of "accidents" that my quilting makes. This is beautiful! Not a color combo I would have thought of, but it works out fantastic!
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    Very beautiful,you did a great job.
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    Like it?!?! I LOVE it! Great job!
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    I love that color combination. I never thought to use those together, but they are beautiful. Well done.
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    Great job, I love the colors!
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    Your quilt is just gorgeous, love the colors.

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    your accidents are beautiful ... love the colors and patterns!
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    That is lovely. Destined to become a cherished family heirloom.
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    very pretty colors. turned out great
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    I love your colors!
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    What a beautiful accident.
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    Love it, beautiful work!!

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    Oh but it is very pretty!
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    beautiful .... beautiful

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    This is beautiful! Great job. I really like your color combinations.

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    very very pretty. thanks for sharing
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    That is gorgeous. Why don't my accidents look like that?

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    it is beautiful!!!!
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