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Thread: Quilt from a kit… sort of…

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    Quilt from a kit… sort of…

    I’m planning to do a craft show in October and have been working on placemats, hot pads, mug rugs, purses, etc. and was getting bored with little projects so, I picked up this kit on a clearance table. If I remember correctly it was $7 …or maybe $10. Can’t remember exactly but it was definitely in my price range although not in my favorite color range. The fabric was not of the best quality, but was OK. The pattern that came with the kit was very involved and I wanted a fast turnover, so I abandoned the pattern and made a ‘tube’ quilt. The top was done in a day! YEAH! Lots of bits left over for the backing so I threw the bits in just for fun. I stuck to plain old stipple in the center (using gray thread) Then did some swirly stuff on some of the borders and added what I call a ‘fence’ all around the outside. Someday I am going to learn to do 'feathers'.
    The colors that my camera came up with are off a bit...well a lot... not sure what's up with the camera. I do know the lens needs a good cleaning!
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    nice! Love that creative backing. for some reason I want a bowl of tomato soup.
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    Looks great! I always have to sacrifice color in my pictures to capture the quilting. I get more of a true color photo is I use the flash.
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    That turned out so pretty. Great job.

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    Good job, Really pretty quilt. And if you don't sell it, I know where I can find a home for it.

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    LOVE the colors! It's great!
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    Looks really nice, great job!!!

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    Beautiful great job!!!!

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    Very nice quilt

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    Very very pretty! Great quilting.
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    Colors I would not have chosen, yet they work so well together. Nice quilting too.

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    That's beautiful! I love the pattern & while I may not have initially been drawn to these colors, I find myself really loving them! And your quilting is fabulous! All-in-all? A success in every sense of the word!!!
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    nice job!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebraK View Post
    nice! Love that creative backing. for some reason I want a bowl of tomato soup.
    LOL you're so right and I love it! Such a pretty quilt. I sure need to learn "tube quilting?". This is fabulous!
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    What a lovely quilt and a great idea to substitute your own design for the pattern in the kit. It is beautiful and I am sure it is going to be a hit in the craft show.

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    Don't know what true colors it is, but I just love the colors posted. Beautiful quilt and quilting. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nicely done!! Your quilting is terrific!
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    like your quilt

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    The colors are unusual but you did a great job with them. Your quilting is gorgeous.

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    Wow, that is amazing!

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    Bet it felt good breaking stride. I like the colors and your backing is unique. I wish you great success at your craft show. Thanks for sharing.
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    Looks wonderful!
    Nice job!

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    Makes me think of the rich colors of life savers. Pretty, pretty.

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    It is real pretty, I love the colors.

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    Very nice!!!!
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