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Thread: My newest quilt done

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    Super Member GladGrams's Avatar
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    This is the first time I tried anything like this. To the rest of you it is probably amateur, but for me this is a real accomplishment! It is a gift for a 16th birthday for our friends in Denmark's handicapped child.

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    Well....I bet it is gorgeous...can you post a pic of it???

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    I am trying

    Tulla's quilt
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    As I look at it in this picture it doesn't look as colorful as it is in person... I am disappointed. It is real girlie girl fun quilt. I know she will love it.

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    OMG :twisted: I am seeing lots of problems with the pattern I did not see here at home.

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    I love it! She will too!!
    Pictures sometimes do not do justice to the colors! At least mine never did!

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    That's pretty and does look rather girly :) I'm sure she'll love it.

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    I like that pattern!!! You did a fantastic job!! What's the name of that pattern? It's now on my "to do" list!!!

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    1. it doesn't look "amateur" at all. i've seen plenty of quilts like that for sale for hefty prices.
    2. it's obviously very pretty. besides, most of us are less than thrilled by the way our cameras change the colors and contrast of things we want to post.
    3. there's nothing wrong with it. string quilts are supposed to be whimsical, casual, comforting and inviting. your quilt is all of those things.

    ya did good, kiddo. :thumbup:

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    The pattern is actually an old Norwegian kind of pattern used by house wives many years ago. It was a utilitarian way to use up fabric pieces. They made pillows and other things with it.

    I live in Norway and had seen many pilllows using it but didn't know how to quilt then.

    Lately, I found the idea in a book called "Sew in a Row Quilts" by Karin Hellaby. She lives in the UK, but her parents were Norwegian. She calls the pattern CHOP SUEY.

    It is easy, just choose your colors, cut them into strips of varying sizes then sew the strips together. After that cut the piece into squares and then cut the squares into 4 diagonally.

    You can put them together in a myriad of ways. After playing with it for several days we decided to make this pattern and separate the parts with sashing.

    Hugs

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    You all have no idea how grateful I am for your encouragement. It means a lot to me. I just got into this 4 months ago and everything is new to me.

    I have now finished 8 small projects, this was the largest. I made quilted mats for my grandchildren to take to the local pool. Will give them as gifts when I arrive in July in the states. (Lancaster, Pa)

    Am working on the final one for them now which will be blue and white pinwheel squares alternated with red and white striped squares. Have no idea how it will look when finished. I'll post a pic then.

    Love and hugs

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    You are doing an excellent job and I really like your quilt. It looks really cozy and inviting. Sounds easy as well.Good job.

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    As a new quilter, you are doing great. The quilt is beautiful - keep up the good work.

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    Well kiddo, I think you did pretty dern good. Good? Poo. I think its Fantastic. Keep up the good work.

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    Well, I think it is just beautiful and
    you will certainly make a little girl
    very happy! :lol:

    (I don't see ANY mistakes, either)

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    I love your pattern that is really nice, wish the true colors showed up, but this is nice and it sure doesn't look like it was really easy. It will surely touch her heart.

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    Its beautiful and for a first time you made a super job of it. No mean feat to put together a quilt like that. Take a bow.

    Elle

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    I love your quilt! I like to use strips in my miniatures. It is one of my favorite things to do! So I love the way you chose to put yours together! I am sure your friend's daughter will love it!

    You did a good job on it! I can always point out my mistakes but you have to stand back and realize most people won't notice them!
    I even sold a hotpad one time that one triangle was backwards in a way that totally stood out but someone bought it anyway! I guess maybe they thought I did it on purpose! LOL By the time I saw my mistake it was too late to fix it! So even the pros have flubs and goofs!! I know I do all the time!! and I have been quilting for 30 years!

    I think the goofs are what give it character! If they were perfect every time it would be boring!! Nothing to remember fondly! At least that is how I see mine!

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    This quilt is darling! We quilters are most critical of our own work- and no one else even notices our flubs. I know she will love it.

    This is a very nice gift for you to give her- very kind of you! (I would have wanted to keep it! LOL)

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    Wow -- I really like it! The way you did the colors are just great!

    (Keep up the good work!)

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    Wow! You did an awesome job! I am very, very impressed!

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    Oh hello .....welcome to the board from nevada.

    I too think the quilt is very sweet. very nice setting.

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    I love it! I don't see any problems - it will be treasured!

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    Nice layout design, Mary in CA :D [img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by GladGrams
    OMG :twisted: I am seeing lots of problems with the pattern I did not see here at home.
    Are you kidding? This is one BEAUTIFUL QUILT!!! Congratulations!

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