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Tortilla Strips quilt 3 years in the making

Old 05-06-2020, 10:51 AM
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Hallo my quilting friends I've been working on my unfinished projects....the below is one of them.

Started this simple quilt for my grand daughter's 13th b day 3 years ago. Selected fabrics from my stash based on her choice of colors ( black, purple, gold and blue). Selected the simple quilt pattern in an effort to finish it in 1,2,3!
Even embroidered her quilt label which included a pair of flip flops because she loved wearing them.

Easy piecing but then came the quilting. There is so ,much negative space to play with so I embarked quilting it with no rhyme or reason randomly. Enjoying the opportunity to practice new fmq stitches. Then life got in the way and I dropped the ball.

CV happened and with plenty of time on my hands I have been watching YouTube quilt shows. My latest is The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims I am so impressed with what they have to offer. I learned abstract approaches to piecing from Ricky's demos that are to die for. Alex's demos too...excellent ones, in one she covered a brief review on ruler quilting and I was inspired to complete my granddaughter's quilt and I'm proud to share it is finally done.

Quilting on it is a mix of fmq and ruler quilting.

Oh yes.... I decided not to use the flip flop appliqued quilt label since she has outgrown the flip flop look. Decided for her sweet 16 birthday a French rose applique label is more suited. Dedication is on the stem of the rose.

Thank you for looking.
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Old 05-06-2020, 11:45 AM
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Had problems accessing the pictures I'll test
Attached Thumbnails img_3424_lili-quilt-display_12.jpg   img_5291_lq-block_12.jpg   img_3437_label_12.jpg  
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Old 05-06-2020, 12:14 PM
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Very cool quilt I’m sure your granddaughter is going to love it. It is worth the wait. The label is perfect too.
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Old 05-06-2020, 02:11 PM
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My goodness! What a different and wonderful quilt! She will love it!
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Old 05-06-2020, 06:17 PM
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I think the variety of stitch designs makes the quilt so fun! glad you finished and I am sure she will love it!
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Old 05-06-2020, 07:29 PM
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Awesome quilt! I love the label...really unique.
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Old 05-07-2020, 02:41 AM
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very well done. thank you for your explanations. I like the label too very unique
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You are an artist! That's great.
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You did a fabulous job...love the variety of quilting designs. She’s sure to love your thoughtful gift.
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Old 05-07-2020, 03:07 AM
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Wow! Very nice. The quilting really makes it!
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