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Thread: My Latest Project

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    (I'm not sure if this goes here or under "Pictures" - if it needs to be moved, that's ok)

    Anyway, I found this material last week and fell absolutely in love with it - the swirls remind me of the standing water after a hard rain here (SW Alabama) in the spring with all the pollen mixed in it along with the orange clay...
    I wanted to use a pattern that showed off the material and chose this one and I think it turned out just as I hoped (that doesn't always happen!)
    Once again, a 'traditional' pattern with the new materials...
    I'm now getting ready to put it together - this is the part I hate :-o getting it all pinned together ready to quilt...
    I call it "After the Rain"


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    Janeen, that is just fantastic, your discription of the earth describes it so well, and just look how it coordinates with the grass behind!!

    seeing as you hate pinning ready for quilting - I use the 'microstitch' gun, it uses ultra small tacks - check it out its really simple to use speeds up the job no end. You can even stitch over the top of the tacks as they are so small they are no threat to your machine needle either if you are machine quilting. Have a look a few pages in on my post called - Do you want to see some progress, there are a few pictures of the tacks close up so you can see for yourself!!

    Love your quilt!!


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    You did great Janeen!! I love your description and really hope you put that on your quilt label. The orange really keeps it alive too. Great job in execution!! Thanks for sharing, Skeat

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    I love that focus fabric. It looks like puddles or a topographical map :) !

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    I love the fabric. Your quilt looks wonderful.

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    That very prettyand I love your fabric. What is the name of your pattern or block.......I just really like it great job :D

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    Thanks all...
    that's a 'snowball' mixed with just a plain ole 9 patch

    http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/joyous_quilt_3.htmhttp://<br /> <br /> http://www.st.../snowball.html

    http://www.straw.com/quilting/articles/snowball4.html

    The Swirl is just that "Swirl" by P&B Textiles

    The 'orange' is from Hobby Lobby.....


    :roll:

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    I love your quilt! I was drooling over that fabric myself :D I think you captured perfectly the outdoor theme you were going for :D :D :D

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    wow! Great fabric!

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    Love it. I made a quilt for my daughter with that exact pattern, wth pinks and purples. I think yours is beautiful. I love all the earthy tones.

    Good Job!

    Robbi

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    That is stunning I cant wait to be able to produce work like that

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    Would love to see that quilt up close & personal. It is so unique. You have a good eye for design & color. Great quilt!!!

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    Gorgeous! I love how you interpreted nature. Very clever. Make more!

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    lovely...i especially like the swirly green fabric.

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    You have a great eye for color! I remember seeing that article and never thought to use those colors. Now I am inspired! I have a king size quilt to do for DIL and plan to use batiks in greens and rusts. It will take forever b/c it is going to be a king size but hope mine will look as good as this one!

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    Wow!!! Beautiful quilt. those are my colors, too. Earthy and warm.

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    This is an awesome quilt.

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    I absolutely love the pattern that you chose for those fabrics. Awesome quilt!!

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    Really nice. It proves you don't have do complicated things to make them beautiful. I love it. Your choice in fabric was right on. Now, to finish it, you are in the home stretch.

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    Absolutely lovely. You are very creative in your choices.

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    A beautiful beautiful quilt Janeen!!!

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    Love the fabric. Great pattern choice. Good job!

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    Great job! Love the fabrics.

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    Janeen, Your quilt is really beautiful. That dark green really makes the other colors pop out. Great job. What size blocks did you use?

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    You did a FABULOUS JOB!!! WOW.... really nice!

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