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Thread: My Ode to Little Richard

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    because it's Tutti Fruitti, Oh Rudy.

    this is from our 2007 Blocks of the Month. i'm pleased with each of the blocks ... was more or less content with the top ...

    i didn't add nearly enough quilting, though. the batting shrank like crazy. the fabrics didn't shrink at all. sooooooo ... it's a puckered, puffy mess in person. the only way to flatten it the way i like them is to cut it apart, requilt, and then put it back together. not my idea of a good time. :lol:

    i guess that makes it a Finished UFO. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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    That's cute!
    Sucks that it got puffy!

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    that is beautiful. I really like the bright colors.

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    It's really bright and beautiful! Shame about the puffy although I think it gives it a certain character. Wouldn't a bit more fmq round the outer border work? I guess it would pucker the binding.

    BTW - Whose Little Richard? :mrgreen:

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    Too bad you got too much 'puffy'. It doesn't look that bad in the pic. The blocks are really nice and you did a good job with the setting.


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    Very pretty but I like puffy.

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    Little Richard would love that!!!! And it would keep you warm regardless.

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    Very nice, Patrice. You brought the colors together so well.

    Did someone ask "who's Little Richard"? Hmm-guess we're showing our age. By the way, Little Richard is a little puffy these days so your puffiness goes further in paying tribute!! LOL

    I do love your quilt!

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    Regardless of the puffiness, I like it. Love the colors and the blocks.

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    Cute.

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    Sounds like you've developed a new technique, to me. "How to put puffiness and cuddliness in your quilt"

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    i love the name lol great quilt :D

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    Oh gosh, it's so pretty too! Great name.

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    I like it!! Sorry it shrank so much....what brand of batting did you use?

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    i love it. great name too :D

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    Great colors! I remember so many of those blocks. They helped me learn to piece when I was starting out. I think the puffiness will settle once the quilt is used and laundered a few times. It's hardly noticeable now.

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    Great quilt!!! I love it.. and to answer K3N's question.. Little Richard is a singer from the early years of rock 'n roll and rockabilly music. a very flamboyant black guy with a big pompadour hairdo.. VERY animated and a GREAT entertainer. When he sings you can't help but move.. he may have gotten older, but he can still play the piano and sing!!! some of his most famous songs were Tutti Fruitti, and Good Golly Miss Molly.. he's about 76 years old now.

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    Great name for your quilt. It makes sense to me. But then maybe my age is showing.

    Whose Little Richard?
    Obviously one of our younger quilters. :lol: :lol:


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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Great name for your quilt. It makes sense to me. But then maybe my age is showing.

    Whose Little Richard?
    Obviously one of our younger quilters. :lol: :lol:
    I wish! :oops: I'm sorry, I was joking, I do know who he is! I said something on Patrice's Marakesh espresso thread about Crosby Stills Nash and Young, implying I was too young to know who they were - I'm not and I do! So I was carrying on the theme! :D

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    Very pretty and colorful. Sorry about the puffiness, though. But I like it, anyway. :D

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    someone also asked -

    what kind of batting did you use that shrank so much?


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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltsRfun
    Great name for your quilt. It makes sense to me. But then maybe my age is showing.

    Whose Little Richard?
    Obviously one of our younger quilters. :lol: :lol:
    I wish! :oops: I'm sorry, I was joking, I do know who he is! I said something on Patrice's Marakesh espresso thread about Crosby Stills Nash and Young, implying I was too young to know who they were - I'm not and I do! So I was carrying on the theme! :D
    Cheeky Monkey

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    I remember a lot of those tutti fruitti blocks :D :D :D Looking Good!!! :D :D :D

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    Love the quilt and the memories (of the song-I wasn't here to see the blocks)
    And I would love to know what batting did that to you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tippy

    Cheeky Monkey
    :mrgreen:

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