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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Finishes - that will go to Taiwan Part 1

This quilt is for my son's mother in law Grace. She particularly like this colour scheme - which is also the colour scheme of my older daughter  Hannah's quilt. ( below) The first challenge was to find the fabrics as several shops told me that these were not fashionable at the moment.

 The second challenge was to find a pattern that I liked as Hannah's quilt had been dominated by hand prints of friends and family. This would have been difficult to collect for Grace's quilt given the language and distance barriers.

When I began this quilt I did not realise just how challenging the diamonds would prove - because they are cut on the bias the tend to stretch out of shape - so making this has been a learnbing curve for me. Next time I will used much more starch from the begining - to hold the pieces stiff and straight.


4 comments:

  1. The colors may not be "en vogue" at the moment, but I have always found them lovely to look at and so beautiful to be around. My entire house is decorated in shades of blue inside and outside and I would be extremely happy with this quilt any day!

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  2. I absolutely love this quilt!!! It is amazing and I love the blue!!!

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  3. What a lovely quilt! I am partial to the 'cool' side of the spectrum. And good job on those bias-diamonds.

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  4. Blue is my color inside and out....Great job!

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