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Thread: My purple quilt

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    This is a lap quilt I made from Eleanor Burns "Quick Trips" book. I still have to sew the binding on -- which I'll probably never get around to ...

    I finished this a while ago, but I recall it came together quick. I think I finished the top piece in two days, starting from selecting the colors to cutting and sewing. It measures around 60" x 70" ish.

    The quilter sandwiched it up and quilted it for me. I don't do my own quilting ...



    My purple quilt
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    That's gorgeous Cordelia. I love purples and oranges/golds/yellows! You need to get that binding on. Quick, before you think about it too much! LOL You need to have that placed somewhere prominent. Soon! :D

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    What beautiful rich colors! It's beautiful!!!

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    I'm going to make another one of all prominent blues and greens and turquoise. In her book, Eleanor Burns' Quick Trips book, she has all blues with water lilies and tropical fish appliques.

    She also has a gorgeous one she made with all floral prints and it looks like a color wash.

    I'm going to make one of those too!

    I love that book! It's the best book I've bought in a while. I'd recommend that book to anyone. It's a must have.


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    Wow - very lovely and so vibrant!

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    very pretty....love the colors!

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    Really beautiful!

    I think the binding might be my favorite part. It's like adding the frame to a picture. And it means you're DONE and you can move on to the next project!

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    It's a sunset!! Just beautiful!!

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    Just beautiful, I think I may just buy that book!

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    Very pretty! I love all the colors. I hate binding too! If I bind one, will you? :D

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    What beautiful vibrant colours. Excellent

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    Just love the vibrancy :D

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    If you don't like doing the binding, maybe your quilter also offers that service?

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    Such beautiful colors!!!!!! I really really like it!

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    Great choices and execution - it's stunning!

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    I LOVE that quilt!

    I'm not real ga-ga about binding either, especially since I do part of it by hand....
    but this is a real easy binding....
    cut strips about 2.5 wide, fold in half and iron as you go...
    sew to the right side of the quilt, bring to back and pin and hand stitch on the back...
    if you absotively hate hand sewing, just pin and machine stitch...

    does not have to be on the bias and the double layer makes it last a little longer :)

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    oooo that is so nice!
    I love purple!

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    Thanks, everyone. That quilt is going to be the guinea pig. I'm going to machine stitch the binding on it.

    But, I still need help from my mom on how to do that. She has graciously offered to sew on the bindings for me. She does a good job. I don't. She showed me how to blind stitch them on by hand.

    I don't know if I'm just clumsy of if patience is an issue, but I'm always MISERABLE with the way it looks when I blind stitch something. I just don't do a good job.

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    It is absolutely beautiful...........hey send it to me......I'll put the binding on it for you! :lol:

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    Absolutely beautiful!

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    Wow, very striking colors! I love it! :D

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    drop dead gorgous!! love the color transitions.

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    Send it to me, I'll put the binding on. I love doing bindings because then I know it's done.

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    Its a keeper! Oh girl, just bite the bullet and put the binding on, it will go quicker than you think and the quilt is just too beautiful to have to wait :lol: :D :D :D

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    Here are two quilts from Elenor Burns Quick Trip Quilts book







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