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Thread: Quick project for a friend

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    My daughter is graduating next month with a PHd in Archeology. She requested a quilt for her mentor, the head of the department at her college. He is in his 80s and lives alone.

    Their area of expertiese is in ancient pottery of Mexico.

    This is a lap sized quilt, 54 x 64.

    Since I am leaving next Sunday for the graduation, this was a quick project, made of 4 patches and sashings.

    What do you think?
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    Great quilt, I am sure he will love it.

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    Beautiful fabrics and colors! I'm sure that he will just love it.

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    Really nice quilt. Good masculine colors

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    Wow - very sharp.

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    Wow, it is really lovely! The fabrics remind me a lot of pottery, and the 4-patch posies are perfect similies for broken pots :) Love it!

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    WOW! That is so impressive - and you say you put this together quickly? I am in awe. This would have taken me forever. Great job.

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    Great job!

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    This is such a beautiful quilt. Looks like art. Thanks for sharing.

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    OOOOOO that is pretty....nice job just love it...

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    one of my favorite patterns and your fabric choice was perfect. I'm sure he will be very thankful for the gift.

    Pat

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    A perfect choice and so attractive.Love the fabrics!!

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    You did a great job! Im sure he will love it. Thank you for sharing.

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    I think it is perfect --- The print reminds me of Mexican pottery
    I'd like to know how to find the pattern & instructions.

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    I'd say you did a perfect match of the fabric, pattern and their specialty subject of study!

    Do you have a piece of the original fabric to show us?
    Please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by needles3thread
    I think it is perfect --- The print reminds me of Mexican pottery
    I'd like to know how to find the pattern & instructions.
    Here is a tutorial on the process for the blocks. I cut my pieces 4.5 inches

    http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...TQgimL?start=0

    The layout was mine, no pattern, but it is just as follows:
    Each block is surrounded by 1 inch borders, cut 1.5 inches
    Sashings and cornerstones are cut 2.5 inches to finish 2 inches and the two outer borders are also cut 2.5 inches to finish 2 inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    I'd say you did a perfect match of the fabric, pattern and their specialty subject of study!

    Do you have a piece of the original fabric to show us?
    Please?
    Sure, here you go...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JCquilts
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    I'd say you did a perfect match of the fabric, pattern and their specialty subject of study!

    Do you have a piece of the original fabric to show us?
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    Sure, here you go...
    Thanks!
    It's always nice to see the original fabric ... and how it takes on a new life. WOW ... this one sure has! :)

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    Stunning quilt. Beautiful.

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    I think you nailed it and he will love it! What a treasure you made! Thanks for sharing, it is beautiful ~ Pat

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    Omg... your quilt is absolutely beautiful!

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    very beautiful. I'm sure it will be cherished

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    Love it and he will too
    Judy

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    I love the colors on that quilt. You did a really good job for a 'quick' project.

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    Beautiful. Have to try one of those some day.

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