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Old 03-19-2012, 02:15 PM
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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.finished-quilt-top.jpg
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:41 PM
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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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Old 03-19-2012, 04:33 PM
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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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