New Years Eve Quilt

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by verthandi, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    I don't remember who posted the link for the directions of this quilt. But my grandson requested an utility quilt this year. He wanted something he could take to college with him next year and not worry about using. This is made from all the odd size scraps from other quilts that I had made for his family. It still needs one more row to even out the design and a couple of borders. I can honestly say that last night I almost scraped the whole project as I thought it was ugly and wondered if I could even stand to finish putting it together. But, it is growning on me. (a little bit).


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    http://quiltville.com/stringquiltingprimer.shtml
     
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  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Wow! Love it, all the colors!! I'm sure he is gonna love it!!
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    I like it, personally.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I think it's awesome! So many fabrics and colors to look at. Keeps the eye busy discovering everything in it.
     
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I think it tells a very colorful story.
     
  6. NanaKat

    NanaKat Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Really nice...and the use of the gold sashing is good to tie the units together.
    Are you going to repeat that in the borders?
    A wide border would help calm the eye travel also.
     
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  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    That is beautiful. I just checked out the pattern and I'm going to try it. That is after I get all my other things done from on here. [​IMG] I'd like to find the wax paper like they use. Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     
  8. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:[​IMG] Im glad you didnt scrap it! I really like it!
     
  9. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA
    I think it's great for a quilt that will see college use. The wild colors won't show up spills and it's really vibrant.
     
  10. verthandi

    verthandi Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 18, 2007
    Maine
    Quote:I'm still playing with the borders. I think it will have at least two, something dark and narrow to frame the body of the quilt, followed by a wider border. I'm leaning towards using the gold as the binding.
     

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