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    Firedancer quilt

    So, I'm a huge Dave Matthews Band fan. Hubby asked me to make some kind of DMB themed quilt, and he was thinking something with his old concert T-shirts. I was thinking more like this:

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    That's called a Firedancer, and she is symbolic of the Dave Matthews Band among fans. (At a concert, you can't turn around without seeing this in tattoo form!) I've never designed my own quilt from scratch before, so this was quite an undertaking, using an image of the firedancer and Excel, but it seems to have worked out! The colours in the image above are reference the different styles of blocks I needed, everything is very scrappy in the actual quilt.

    Here is the quilt so far, I just passed about 50% done last night. I love it!

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    Nicely done. Amazing how versatile Excel can be, isn't it? I designed my Frankenstein quilt with graph paper and Excel.

    I hope your husband likes it, too. You are doing a great job on it.

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    Wow, great job!
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    Very cool, I love the scrappiness of it! Glad to see I'm not the only one making quilt designs in Excel.

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    Excellent! Anxious to see the finish but pretty sure how it's going to turn out!

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    wow that is so cool great job!!!
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    very creative! I'm DMB fan as well.
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    wow that is so different. Great job.

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    Oh My! This quilt is great! Your design is amazing!!! Do you happen to have a link to a website explaining how to design a quilt in excel?

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    Wow! Great DM quilt! Please post it when you're finished!

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    great quilt so far, can't wait to see it done.
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    That is amazing.
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    Wow great job!
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    Excellent design and quilt.

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    I love it too. This is the kind of quilt I want to work up to. What size blocks did you use?

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    looks great so far
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    Absolutely stunning!
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    Amazingly done so far.
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    Really superb design! It's truly going to be a work of art when it's finished! You can be very proud!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cedar View Post
    I love it too. This is the kind of quilt I want to work up to. What size blocks did you use?
    The larger squares (purples, blues, greens) are 2" (so 1.5" finished) and the smaller squares are 1.25" (so 0.75" finished.

    It's the most ambitious piecing I've attempted!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homemother View Post
    Oh My! This quilt is great! Your design is amazing!!! Do you happen to have a link to a website explaining how to design a quilt in excel?
    Thanks!

    I just set up the row and column sizes so that everything was squares and filled in each square to the colour I wanted it. The mechanics of it are easy; the actual designing is more difficult!
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    You have done an amazing job.
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    Wow! That's incredible. You are really doing a great job.

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    good job so far!.....
    Just passing through!

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    Goodness, that is amazing, with all the color placement and little pieces. Your hubby is going to be thrilled!

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