Thursday, November 20, 2008

ALQS2 Quilt

It's been (and still is!) a very busy swap month. I've received word that another of my creations has reached its destination. Remember the 1974 quilt I shared a few weeks back? It's now in chilly New England with The Vermont Quilter (aka Dorothy).


Made from a charm pack of "1974" by Urban Chiks for Moda. I used Amanda Jean's Hourglass Tutorial and I love how it turned out ... although, as she warned in the tute, I had some issues with bulky seams.


Isn't the backing fabric the best? I purposely tried to center the little bird so that he didn't get lost in a seam!


To label this quilt, I used the design of the fabric to find a little spot to sign with my new Micron pigma pen. I'm still not sure how I feel about using a marker to write on my quilt -- it made me VERY uncomfortable and VERY nervous! -- but I think it was the best solution for this quilt.


Oh, I forgot to mention that this was part of Kate's Another Little Quilt Swap (round 2). I hope you enjoy this little quilt, Dorothy ... it was really hard letting this one go!!

15 comments:

  1. I can see why that was hard to let go of. LOVE that line of fabric and such a great pattern.

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  2. I love this quilt! The fabrics you used are wonderful and I love how you used the hourglass pattern.

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  3. Excellent work John! I'm sure she will love it!

    I gave you an award in my blog :)

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  4. Lovely! That fabric is really cool and you put it together so well!

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  5. The quilt is great! I do love that 1974. I'm trying to convince myself that I don't need more. Really, I need NO. MORE. new fabric. I love the backing fabric. I could buy yards and yards of that.

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  6. Love, love, love the fabric!! Especially the backing! And great idea on using the design to make the label! Have to remember that trick! Very nice job.

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  7. Wow John, I love that crazy backing. It is so neat. You did a great job with the hourglass design. Take care.

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  8. Oh I completely understand why it was hard to let this one out of your clutches. It's perfectly sweet, and if it gave you any frustration, it doesn't show (and it was worth it!)

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  9. you are a swapping maniac. i don't know how you do all of these and more!

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  10. That is beautiful! I am getting ready to make some teeny Christmas quilts as gifts and I am totally going to use this idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. I really like this quilt. And being from New England this will be greatly appreciated on the already cold mornings and nights.

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  12. I can't believe how many swaps you do! I really love the colors and the fabrics in this quilt!

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  13. I just found about you, your quilts, and your sew connected 2 group, I'm quite impressed!! I feel bumed I did not find you on time to be part of it. maybe next time...In the meantime please check out my quilt on my flickr. Keep up the good work!

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  14. So pretty. And I really, really love the back.

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  15. it turned out great, John. I love the back fabric, too. your quilted lines looks oh-so straight! nice job.

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