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Erika's paint box

Old 01-14-2017, 07:37 PM
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I made this almost king-sized quilt for my son and his wife. (They have a California King-sized bed!) I based it on MSQC's Illusion pattern, but I used the entire 10" blocks of color rather than cutting them in half. Then to make the quilt even larger, I decided to add a large shadow strip like a border to make the whole thing look like it was floating. I arranged all 42 squares in the order of the spectrum of light that is in a rainbow starting with the red in the upper left corner and going diagonally to the bottom right, ending with violet. As I was working on it, the squares began to remind me of water color bricks in a paint box...hence the name, Erika's Paint Box. Erika is my daughter in law and she is an elementary art teacher. Both she, and my son love it!
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Old 01-14-2017, 07:42 PM
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Very pretty.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:19 PM
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That's a fine gift. The larger sized blocks and the border you selected make this a really special quilt.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:23 PM
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Very pretty. I like the Illusions pattern.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:27 PM
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that's very pretty! i just love "rainbow" quilts and that one is super.
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Old 01-14-2017, 09:50 PM
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This turned out very cool. They will love it.
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:14 PM
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What a perfect quilt for an art teacher.
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Old 01-14-2017, 10:21 PM
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Great name for a great quilt!
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:13 AM
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Thanks for sharing. That is a striking quilt.
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:22 AM
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This quilt is a blue ribbon winner. Just great for the art teacher......
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