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    the "jungle quilt" is finished

    A while back I posted a request for advice about thread choices for quilting a jungle-themed quilt, with a color scheme of raspberry and rose pinks (http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...e-t180893.html), and I wanted to show you what it looked like when it was finished. This is still not my favorite quilt, but I am pleased (in a subdued way) about the thread painting on the back. I plan to call it "Picnic in the Jungle"...

    Alison

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    Wow!! I really like this and you did a great job!
    Have a happy day,

    Fran

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    Absolutely fabulous quilting!

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    It turned out beautifully.
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    Beuatiful quilt.

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    It is so beautiful!!!

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    Wow! Thanks y'all! I really appreciate these comments!

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    Great job. I like it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    That is quite amazing! Excellent idea and execution - which is to say that you did a fantastic job!
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    [QUOTE=alisonquilts;5133812]A while back I posted a request for advice about thread choices for quilting a jungle-themed quilt, with a color scheme of raspberry and rose pinks (http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...e-t180893.html), and I wanted to show you what it looked like when it was finished. This is still not my favorite quilt, but I am pleased (in a subdued way) about the thread painting on the back. I plan to call it "Picnic in the Jungle"...

    Alison

    Why in the world don't you like this quilt? It's wonderful! The fabrics are great, especially the focus fabric and the rose backing and your quilt motiff is very creative and well done!

    Can I ask where you got the fabrics and did you quilt that on a regular sewing machine?
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    Love the quilting!
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    Wonderful quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfli19 View Post
    Why in the world don't you like this quilt? It's wonderful! The fabrics are great, especially the focus fabric and the rose backing and your quilt motiff is very creative and well done!

    Can I ask where you got the fabrics and did you quilt that on a regular sewing machine?
    As often happens, the quilt didn't end up looking like the quilt I pictured in my head - which was much better, of course! Also, because I was working to someone else's chosen color scheme I was outside my "personal taste zone". This is destined for a baby so I went brighter and more contrasty than I would for myself, as well.

    This was a stash quilt, so I am not 100% sure where I got the fabrics. I am fairly sure the jungle print with the purple orchids came from Hancock's of Paducah, about four years ago. I just checked there, and did a quick online search, but it isn't popping up anywhere, and of course I don't have a selvedge (I used every last scrap of the yardage I had). The pink backing selvedge says "Fabric Traditions copyright 2010", and I know it was part of a line of fabrics (because I have the blue version, as well). No idea where I got it.

    I did quilt this on my regular sewing machine: I drew the picture on with fabric marking chalk first, then just followed the lines FMQ. (I always have to wash my quilts after I am finished because I use such huge amounts of marking chalk!)

    Alison

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    Gotta say I think it's gorgeous! I love the "jungle" fabric! I'm sure the proud new parents love it too! You did a fantastic job all the way around!
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    Did you design the quilt or can you give the name of the pattern if you used one. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fxsts93kf View Post
    Did you design the quilt or can you give the name of the pattern if you used one. Thanks!
    Thank you so much for your kind words!

    I designed the quilt myself based on ideas I got from the book "Loose Change" by Claudia Plett and LeAnn Weaver. The picture of the toucan in the rainforest on the back I came up with after looking at multitudes of images online. I was aiming for the instantly recognizable classic tropical rainforest picture! (That way people see the picture even if the execution isn't perfect.)

    Alison

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    Stunning quilt. Would love to make a blue one for my grandson. Did you quilt from the front or backside? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUSewing View Post
    Stunning quilt. Would love to make a blue one for my grandson. Did you quilt from the front or backside? Thanks
    Thanks! I quilted from the back and used neutral thread on the front so it wouldn't show too much on the pieced side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alisonquilts
    The picture of the toucan in the rainforest on the back I came up with after looking at multitudes of images online. I was aiming for the instantly recognizable classic tropical rainforest picture! (That way people see the picture even if the execution isn't perfect.)

    Alison
    I would say you totally nailed it! That toucan is great and instantly makes me think of a rainforest scene. When you quilted it did you have the pink backing facing up so you could see what you were doing? This is so unique I love how you quilted it.

    Oops, Should have read all the posts! You answered me in the above response. Great job!

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    Oh, very nice!
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    Neat quilt! Great jungle fabric, and you did a great job! Love the quilting too!
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    Your "Picnic in the jungle" looks really nice and I love the quilting you did on it. Great job.
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    I love your work....I would be thrilled if I pulled it off like you did!

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    Quote Originally Posted by red-warrior View Post
    I love your work....I would be thrilled if I pulled it off like you did!
    That is such an incredibly nice thing to say! Thank you!

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    Oh so pretty. I love the jungle with the pretty pink backing. Wonderful.

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