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Thread: Happy Lappy!!

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    This is my first experiment wtih low contrast, high contrast and no contrast blocks in the same quilt -- something I've been wanting to do for a long time. There was no order to the placement of blocks and no pattern. It was just "do what you feel." Wanted a 4" finished block so started with 2.5" squares.

    Mottled or Batik-like fabrics were carefully chosen for a Kaffee Fassett look. There are only a few Batiks in it with lots of vintage, feedsacks mixed with new which I love to do. Some of you saw this quilt posted on April 12 here: http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-42480-1.htm

    Most of it was done in 6 days but wasn't able to work on it for the next 3 mos. This lap took two weeks to do at a comfortable pace. I wanted a crazy patch inner border in order to use up lots of pastels which hardly get used. I only wanted subtle areas of darkness and not a gradation of light to dark. For that reason, color placement was more challenging. There are gold ships, gold stars and one golden dragonfly in it. There is also one red heart. I call it "Happy Lappy" because I'm happy when I see it! If I had to choose another name for it, it would be "Among My Flower Beds."

    More important than the quilt are the words of recognition for those who have been an encouragement and influence in my life. This quilt is lovingly dedicated in memory to my family who taught me much, but especially in honor to my parents for their sacrifice and love. To my father who taught me how to sew and fly. When I was a small child, he made the most beautiful floral Japanese kimono with mandarin collar and gold frogs that impressed me sew much. He was a flight instructor in his spare time and loved teaching others to do everything, but especially flying. A special recognition to both my brothers who were artistic and businessmen and who helped me much. For my mother's influence in the arts and politics and hand-made items also special honor to her for her great help in all the countless checks she wrote me throughout my life. Recognition is due all of them, but especially to the Lord for all He has done for me and for making it all possible! May this quilt bring glory to Him and His kingdom as it's for His use. I hope you enjoy seeing my "Happy Lappy"!!
    It's 64" x 67". I didn't plan on making it this big; it just happened. To my family watching from the banisters of heaven and to my DM, this is for you, Mom, Happy Mother's Day! .....stopping to wipe tears as they fall.....enjoy :wink:

    a heart of love is in it
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    early stages on the design wall
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    finally finished
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    closer up
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    Absolutly gorgeous!!
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    Please pass the kleenex...sniff sniff.

    Great scrappy. A happy quilt full of love.

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    My computer is acting up again. Here are some more:

    No, I haven't read this book, but these are his colors
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    Quote Originally Posted by marsye
    Absolutly gorgeous!!
    Thank you, marsye!! Your pics always make me laugh!!!

    :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Please pass the kleenex...sniff sniff.

    Great scrappy. A happy quilt full of love.
    I know, I could hardly see for the tears. Needed my windshield wipers on!! Yes, definitely made from love! Thank you, wvdek!!!

    :thumbup:

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    What a beautiful tribute of love!

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    It's beautiful n2! I really like all the colors that you used. Your family is undoubtedly proud of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toto's Mom
    What a beautiful tribute of love!
    Thank you, Toto's Mom!! My parents weren't perfect, but they did their best to see that we were dressed our best and well mannered and we weren't a perfect family but we stuck together and that was our strength.

    :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by danmar
    It's beautiful n2! I really like all the colors that you used. Your family is undoubtedly proud of you.
    Thank you, danmar!! They all sure helped me a lot. Guess I needed it more than anybody! :oops: :lol: :roll: :roll: :oops:

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    Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi
    Awesome!
    Thank you, candi!!!
    :-D :-D :-D

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    Beautiful quilt!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Beautiful quilt!!!
    Thank you!

    :D

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    turned out lovely. very nicely dedicated to all.

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    A beautiful quilt and wonderful memories you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minnesewta
    turned out lovely. very nicely dedicated to all.
    Thank you, Minnesewta!! I just love your signature!! :thumbup: ;) ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mimee4
    A beautiful quilt and wonderful memories you have.
    Thank you, mimee4!! :-D :-D ;)

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    I wanted you to see low contrast close up because it didn't show up in the pic from a distance and then I wanted to show some more of the blocks. Here they are.

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    more vintage fabs
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    vintage pink daisy in crazy patch border
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    almost no contrast
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    Thats my kind of quilt. Most of everything I make are scrappy quilts..am getting on in years so I decided to use whatever in my quilts. I may cut a small piece out of a 3 yard piece but the kids will get it all someday and I want to enjoy what I am in my stash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Lulu
    Thats my kind of quilt. Most of everything I make are scrappy quilts..am getting on in years so I decided to use whatever in my quilts. I may cut a small piece out of a 3 yard piece but the kids will get it all someday and I want to enjoy what I am in my stash.
    It's the best thing I think to use whatever in the quilts! It all looks good together and yes I don't save any fabric back for tomorrow. I too cut pieces out of 3 yd. or 4 yd. cuts! I didn't really want that outer border but wanted to use up some large scale floral to carry the theme of the quilt outward. My DM made pillows out of the navy fabric in the border (30 yrs ago) so I used up what was left over and I think it worked out well. Yes, we have to leave it all behind for someone else. I enjoy making each quilt as if it'll be the last one I make and scrappys are the BEST! Thank you, lil lulu!!

    :D :D

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    you did a good job with those fabrics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by just_the_scraps_m'am
    you did a good job with those fabrics...
    Thank you!!! ;) ;)

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    I don't which I love more...your quilt, or the story behind it. Lovely quilt, lovely tribute.

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    It is beautiful and has sooo much meaning!!!

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