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Thread: My dad's Christmas Quilt, 'storm at sea'

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    Super Member Baren*eh*ked_canadian's Avatar
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    I did a simplified storm at sea for my dad's Christmas gift, it's simplified in that I cheated and made it half the size it was originally going to be because I've run out of time!!!
    I think I'm going to buy some more red to do a solid border all the way around, and that will be the end of it, I'm so sick of working on this one!! My basement is litterally covered in little scraps that I have to sweep up and put in the garbage, I haven't the time or the patience to sort through and keep scraps.

    I have this awesome red orange and yellow guitar print flannel for the backing... I just have to find it. I realize I have exactly two days to finish this thing quilted and everything. I HATE waiting till the last minute!

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    This is a beautiful pattern, one I have wanted to try, but haven't found time yet. I have heard it is a difficult (or frustrating) pattern to do. Is it because of matching all the points, or what makes it frustrating??

    Beatiful quilt and work, by the way!!!!!

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    It wasn't hard, I did it using paper piecing. It's just long, that's all.

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    Very nice.

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    Oh my!! I LOVE that.. where can I find the pattern?

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    Really lovely...I know your dad will treasure it.

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    Lookin' good! Sew now, sweep later... good luck meeting your deadline!

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    I love your variation! Which colors are truer to the real thing? Good luck on getting it all done for Christmas! I have a bunch of stuff like that, too! And here I am on line! Grrr.

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    The colours on the second pic are truer to real life.

    Thanks everyone! I'm going to buy the border fabric and the batting at work today, which reminds me, I'm running late! Gotta go!

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    That's beautiful! I attempted to make this pattern and got it off of quilterscache. I didn't realize that one of the paper pieced pattern pages didn't print out at 100%. I had to put a hold on it but it is still on my list!

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    I figured out my own pattern, I drew it up in the exact size I wanted and measured everything to the millimeter so it did work out perfectly. I'm sure there are other places you can get the pp pattern templates for this... I didn 't really look for them, I just figured it out on my own.

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    Wow Mel, that's wonderful! good luck getting it done on time, and Merry Christmas!!

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    That is beautiful! I hope you can finish it on time.

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    Very nice quilt Mel. You are one talented pregnant lady!

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    What a Lucky Dad, to receive such a beautiful quilt from you!! :D I know he is going to love it & cherish it forever. Nice work!!
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    Beautiful! This pattern is on my to-do list, for my future SIL. I hope mine turns out half as nice as yours.

    Good job :thumbup:

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    Looks great Melanie!!!

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    Thanks guys!!! Now I can't wait to put the borders on!

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    So bright and such great work !!!

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    great job. he'll love it

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    Thanks :)

    Ok, so the borders are on, but I'm out of basting spray, so I have to go back to the store... *sigh*
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    You have done a wonderful job your dad will be so proud to have it.
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    You did a great job. I understand that is a difficult pattern. I hope your Dad really appreciates your work.

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    Very nice! This is probably my favorite pattern - I want to make one someday, but it is still way down the list. Thanks for posting inspiration for the rest of us!

    Darren

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    Looks great, love the warm colors.

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