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Thread: Garden of Gold Quilt

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    Garden of Gold Quilt

    So I spent all day at the LA rental place and did the "Someone took my kodachrome" quilt and this one.

    small story of this quilt: I showed my mother the top of the kodachrome quilt and she loved it, then promptly decided I could send it to her so that she could give it to the lady who is helping her organize her house. Usually I wouldnt have any issue with that, but am thinking I will enter kodachrome into a quilt show, so that means I need to keep a hold of it for awhile. I got to thinking and ran to my local quilt store, they only had a limited supply of charm packs, which i needed for the pattern (its a disappearing 4 patch with the blocks rotated to get that pattern) And the only color that looked good with the charm pack is the gold. I hate gold, mom's living/kitchen rooms are painted this gold, we call it the "Mustard Wars" cause it is rather overwhelming. But it was the only solid that looked good. Couldnt find a tone/tone gold print that would work, so we opted for a bright green. I added the brown to break the colors up some and provide definition.

    Then when I finished the top, I had the ladies in the chat room here help me pick a name. It was a very tight tie between Kris's "Garden of Gold" and QR's "Butterscotch Lane" but in the end Kris's name seemed to fit. I used a very loose butterfly and curly-q's for this. And strangely enough the same bright green thread as my kodachrome quilt.

    Without further ado, here is Garden of Gold
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    didnt take one of the back, used a brown print with brown thread...nothing really spectacular.

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    That is so cool! I'm going to have to make one of those!!
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    ​Very neat quilt and arrangement!

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    Just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing, love the colors
    Have a Blessed night
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    nicely done
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    Very nice job. Love the name

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    Zing! That is one great bright quilt. Hope it is appreciated by the recipient!

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    Love the pattern in this quilt. The colors are bold and fun. You have a great eye. Quilting looks like you've been at it for years. A natural for sure.
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    Your quilt is a real 'Zinger'. Choice of colors is wonderful.

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    Very pretty.
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    I like it.

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    Great job!
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    Thanks everyone, I was afraid that gold and green were not going to look good, but when I got it done it looked spectacular. so lesson here, dont worry if you dont love the colors, just go for it.

    I didnt try to make this happen but was very happy how it worked out, several of the butterflies ended up right in the center or offset in the solid gold areas....just perfect and totally unplanned!

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    Great job!!!!

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    Yep, there is gold in "them thar hills"...opps I mean in "that thar quilt". It is lovely and very nicely done.

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    very nice work
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    Very pretty

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    Very Pretty Carolyn. Love the colors.

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    Looks great! How neat you can rent a long-arm. Don't know of anything like that in my area.

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    Nice quilt. Great job.

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    Very colorful quilt.
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    Really nice work. You are obviously an accomplished quilter.

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    very pretty!!

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    I really like the idea of gold growing in a garden, lol! great quilt C!
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    What cheerful quilt! I'd like to know more about the pattern. I assume the 4 patch is cut off center to get the narrow strips.

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