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Thread: Wild Cats

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    this is the birthday quilt for my youngest daughter who was born on my MOM/BOSS birthday. it's the same pattern Warm Wishes

    I dyed the backing, does it look jungleyish?
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    Kathy,

    I love your dyed fabric!!! The quilt is beautiful!!!

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    AND! I just saw a major flaw! I've found several small ones but this is embarressing!( and I can't spell either!) First correct answer wins the prize!

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    Kathy, that is one beautiful quilt! I *love* the dyed fabric backing.

    (Is the "flaw" that there's no bottom sash/edge? Honestly, it's more of a "design option" than a flaw.....now, if that's not it.....then I feel stupid.)

    Seriously beautiful quilt.

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    Very very very stunning quilt. I think your daughter is going to love it. I don't see your flaw. You did a great job on the backing also. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    rf you win! I forgot the bottom row of frames! Oh well, too late now.

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    I never would have noticed that if you hadn't pointed it out kathy! I think that's a really neat quilt. Love all the lions and tigers and...oh my! LOL

    Your backing is the perfect compliment to the quilt. :thumbup:

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    I sure couldn't find anything, it is fantastic. You are the queen of the jungle , and its a super quilt.

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    That looks GREAT!

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    Very nice, beautiful quilt :D Your hand dyed fabric is soooo pretty and it goes wonderfully with the jungle theme, it is purrrrfect :) :) :)

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    Kathy, hands down this is one of the nicest quilts I've ever seen!!! Lucky daughter you have!!!

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    Very, Very nice!!! I wouldn't have noticed anything if it hadn't been pointed out either. It really is stunning & your hand dyed material certainly does look "jungleyish". :D

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    beautiful. great job. i love the dyed fabric. looks like batik. how did you do that? the block is the perfect choice for all those fussy cut kitties.
    it is spectacular.

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    nanabirdmo has the right of it-- spectacular! That backing color is gorgeous and I too want to know how you did that!

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    What a beautiful quilt, my granddaughter would love one. Love the back.

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    Beautiful quilt! Your daughter is a very lucky girl and I'm sure she'll love it! I'm not gonna look for flaws 'cos I can find plenty of them in my own work!! lol.

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    I love it - the cats, the colors, everything. Don't worry about the character it has on the bottom - cookie cutter quilts are for robots.

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    thanks for all the compliments, you sure know how to make a girl feel good! it is basicly batik. it's a process of traeting the fabric with a chemical reactor then pouring the different dyes ( 3 greens and kaki and jungle brown) in spots over the scrunched up fabric then scrunching some more and waiting, and waiting ........I waited 12 hrs. then it takes all the rinsing in the tub my back could take then 3 in the washer and a full wash cycle. I only used a cup of each color but it seemed like a gallon when I was trying to get it rinsed! I also had dyed the back for the quilt I made for my boss, I didn't have a piece of muslin big enough so I used a brand new white sheet. MISTAKE!!!!!! It's a poly/cotton blend and the fibers took the color differently and it was not a pretty sight. Miranda saved the day, she had some beautiful colonial rose for sale. The almost ugly will go into a jean rag quilt to sit on in the yard when the grandkids are outside.

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    very awesome quilt, your daughter will love it for sure! If not, send it down my way

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    Kathy, all I can say is GRRRRRReat job!

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    Thats a wonderful quilt Kathy. I love big cats and I would never have noticed about the bottom row if you hadn't pointed it out. The dye job on the back has turned out really well, You are so clever with what you are able to do with dyes

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    Kathy:
    Your cat quilt is gorgeous. I've done a Warm Wishes quilt, too. Just forgot about it as it's been a number of years ago. I love the jungley fabric you dyed. Good job. Love the quilt and the jungley colors.

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    Love the quilt and the jungle! Great job of dying the backing fabric!

    Judith

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    Love it gave me an idea for the hubby's quilt someday. :lol: And i din't see the flaw till someone pointed it out. Just love it.

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    Your quilt is beautiful! A real WOWSER! :D I saw the bottom right off, but just assumed you did it on purpose reguarding the size of her bed, or the like. It's wonderful as it is.

    Moonpi your comment about perfect quilts being for robots is right on. :)

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