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Thread: Turning 20 gone awry

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    Junior Member rubia's Avatar
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    I made this quilt for my daughter so I'm naming it "Josie" just as I named her.

    I started out cutting my fabric for a Turning 20 pattern. But I miscut and had fabric that was too narrow. I decided to turn my cutting mistake into a unique quilt.

    I took the idea of stacked coins and went crazy with it. I made pinwheels from the big 10" squares.

    The finished result is a scrappy, patchworky looking quilt that I just adore!

    Now, I just need to add borders and decide on backing.

    It measures about 60" wide x 75" long. The color is off in the 2nd photo because my hand was partially in front of the flash.

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    As much of the quilt as I could fit in the frame
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    LOVE IT!!! :D
    Thanks for sharing!!

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    What a fun scrappy quilt!

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    I love how we think we make a mistake and it was an amazing quilt in the making!!!! Wonderful job on Josie's quilt and I love the name!!!!

    Is your daughter just as unique and this quilt??

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    I love your quilt! Mistakes happen and something wonderful comes of it. Awesome!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    Is your daughter just as unique and this quilt??
    Most definitely! She's just as full of character and whimsy and spirit as this quilt. She's 4 years old going on 13. She specifically asked for the kitty cat fabric in it and squeals with delight when I let her lay on the quilt on the floor.

    Josie, the namesake
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    a one of a kind, lemonade from lemons, quilt. What's not to love? You captured the essence of quilting ;-)

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    What a fun quilt!

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    You gave me some ideas for the scrappy quilt I'm making. I could put pinwheels around the outside of my strips of 2x3" pieces. Thanks and beautiful quilt by the way.

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    I love this quilt! You did an amazing job turning a lemon into lemonade. And you have an adorable, beautiful DD. Thank You for sharing.

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    Your lovely DD has a lovely new quilt. They match - pretty, bright and happy. And I know the modified version is much more interesting than the symmetrical original. Love the colors and everything about it - esp the story.

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    You did a great job recovering from your error. Noone would know that you didn't plan this quilt from the very beginning! Josie will love it I'm sure!

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    Trisha Cribbs would be very proud of you for improvising and designing your own from her pattern. You did a great job and I love it too.

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    How cool is that!

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    A lovely quilt for a lovely little girl!! Both very pretty! Well done!!

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    Thats quilting for you! Make a mistake, who to know.

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    This is what I call a happy mistake! I love it!

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    Great recovery! BTW, Josie is a great name! My 11yr old has it too.

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    Very cute! I think your DD will love it!!

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    What a great quilt and beatiful little lady

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    wow that is wonderful

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    It is beautiful! You did a very nice job. Some times those mistakes are a blessing!

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    they both are so full of sunshine and happiness, I love it!

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    Super! Looks like you had creative fun. Nice quilt. :thumbup:

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    both very pretty..

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