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Finished completely: Framed 9 patch scrappy shirts quilt

Old 03-27-2014, 05:19 AM
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I finished this quilt yesterday and just finished washing/drying it for 15 min. just now. I wanted to wash and dry it to see if I could get the edges to tame down. They did just great and I love how the finished quilt looks.

I'm trying to do several "fabric purchased only in Poland" type quilts this year because I had a friend tell me that I was at a very distinct advantage because I have beautiful fabric that I've been able to get from the states (I'm an American and when we go back there, yes, it is true, I tend to come back with my suitcase/carry on full of fabric--plus I ship what is donated to me, or I find at thrift stores--back to myself.)

So, I have been thinking about her comments and realized that, Yes, it is true that I do have an advantage, but I think it is possible to make some interesting quilts without 1. spending a fortune in $6-8/ FQ for quilt shop quality fabric or 2. importing fabric. I have had to get really creative. I was already working on my creativity due to the lack of quilt shops or choices of fabrics, but have had to ramp that level of creativity up a bit. I decided a couple of months ago to start sorting my "treasures" when I find them and keep them separate from my US acquired fabrics.

Here is this one. I have already finished 4 tops made out of shirts/pjs and sheets/duvet covers, but this is the first one I've actually finished including the binding. Am really quite pleased with it.

The first picture is before I washed it. since there was no binding I didn't understand why I was having the problem with the edges acting like they didn't want to lie flat. However, after washing today, and drying for 15 min. (It is still damp), I laid out the quilt on the floor and love how it looks. Here it is.

Before washing:

After washing:

And to answer one person's question (in the last thread) about all the labels being English, here's one from Italy:
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:21 AM
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a beautiful finish
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Old 03-27-2014, 06:36 AM
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I thought it was a great top - it's even better quilted! I still love it ...
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:10 AM
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Your quilt looks great! And I love your use of the labels. Very Clever. I saved my dads shirt to use in a quilt but haven't been quite ready to cut them up. I may be ready now. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 03-27-2014, 07:16 AM
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A wonderful quilt, I always wash and dry my quilts when finished. I find it fixes a lot of things.
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Beautiful quilt with lots of interesting fabrics and story!
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Love your quilt!
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:28 AM
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Wonderful quilt, I love the composition.
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:46 AM
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very nicely done!!!!
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Old 03-27-2014, 10:50 AM
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That turned out wonderful! love it
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