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Thread: Watermelon Quilt

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    Watermelon Quilt

    I have something of a stash. I need to get through it. So, I decided to use up as much as I could... Here's the result! The availability of batiks inspired me to focus on colour more than on blocks, resulting in the Watermelon quilt (hand pieced and quilted). It contains over 200 different fabrics (all cotton), including a piece of a dress I made when I was a teenager and a piece from the little pair of pants I made my son when he was a baby (the watermelon fabric in the corner). I hope you enjoy the riot of colour. Notice also the quilting, especially on the black border. That was so much fun!
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    I love it!

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    You must have quite a stash!!! Beautiful quilt!

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    Wow! That is stunning! Who knew all your little odds & ends could turn into something so beautiful?!? I love it! Thanks for showing it to us!
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    Oh, I love it
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    I love it beautiful colors!!!!!

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    Love your explosion of color and the watermelon piece! What a great way to name your quilt! Thanks for sharing.
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    Gorgeous quilt, it would look great on my bed
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    Beautiful quilt!
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    That is amazing. I want one like that. I have so much I could make one so you have inspired me. Thanks for showing. Have a great day.

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    Just lovely. I can't image that my stash would look like that. Maybe it's the talent you have. You did a great job. How large are the blocks? BrendaK
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    I wondered about the cute name. It is beautiful and it contains memories, the two best qualities in a quilt.

    That border quilting is beautiful. I couldn't see the other in the center. Hand sewn. I am so impressed.
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    Striking! I like how you sprinkled the triangle shapes across the quilt top.

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    I love it! You have inspired me too to create something similar. I would also like to know the size of the squares.
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    i love it!...it is beautiful

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    Came out just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing Have a Blessed day Ellen

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    Pretty quilt

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    Love all the wonderful colors in your beautiful quilt! Great job!
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    beautiful quilt you did a wonderful job on it

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    Absolutely stunning!

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    Love all that luscious color!
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    Georgeous quilt

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    WOW, can I come over & shop your stash?
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    It certainly is a beautiful quilts, and the colors are sew nice together, Thanks for sharing.
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    Terrific job! You have a wonderful eye for color combining

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