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Thread: Orient Express

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    Orient Express

    On March 3 I found a quilt-along on sewwhatscooking.com. It uses the book Japanese Quilt Blocks With a Modern Twist. I decided to use some asian themed fabric I have as the feature fabric, black sashing, feature fabric borders and backing and to do the first 12 blocks only as I really don't want another large quilt top to try to stuff through my machine and each block finishes at 9 inches square.

    I went through my stash, found the feature fabric and was surprised and a little dismayed to find I have about 20 different co-ordinating fabrics. I really need to use up some fabric.

    Instructions for blocks 12 and 13 went up on the weekend. 12 is very simple and I may use it for my label. I finished block 13, played with the block arrangement, sewed on my sashing and, with a little feline "help", got the sandwich ready to go last night. I plan to quilt it this weekend.

    Why Orient Express? Asian themed fabric, Japanese book and this is the fastest I have finished a quilt, ever.

    This will be fun and bright up on the quilt wall which I see every time I walk in the front door.Name:  Finished quilt top.JPG
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    It will be a wonderful quilt to welcome everyone that comes in your front door! Great job.

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    Thanks. I DO like my brights.

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    very pretty..
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    wonderful bright spot for your home. Good Job!

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    I love, love love it. Love the colors. It is gorgeous

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    Wow,what a stunning quilt.

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    So pretty!!

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    Thank you all. The quilting won't even be too complicated to do and I have just enough of the feature fabric left to make my hanging sleeve so this quilt was obviously meant to be.

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    WOW! Love it!

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    Great job. Perfect colors, very vibrant.

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    Thank you. I auditioned binding colours last night and have decided to use black. So, it will be a frame around a frame.

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    This is beautiful! I am drawn to asian/oriental fabrics and have a nice little stash of them. This is a great pattern to utilize them with!
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    I love it! Love all the fabrics.
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    This is a terrific quilt I very seldom like "sampler" type quilts, and this one is an exception. I Really Like the way it looks. Thanks for sharing!
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    Great colours. Stunning quilt.

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    Thank you. I, too, am not a big fan of samplers but this just seemed right.
    Finished the binding last night. Added hanging tabs using 5 of the fabrics from the quilt and will make another block to use as my label, but that won't be until next weekend as it's back to work.

    I have this hanging up already and am quite happy with it.
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    WOW! Fantastic quilt. You will never have a dreary day with it hanging on the wall. Just cheers you up immediately.

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    That it does. Thank you.

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