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May 24, 2013

Spangled

May 24, 2013
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I've spent a long time working on Spangled.  I've procrastinated working on this quilt in every stage of it's being.  Paper piecing the blocks - yes.  Assembling the quilt top - yes.  Quilting - yes.  So now that it's finally done, I LOVE it!

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The design of this quilt top morphed along it's journey into a surprise I certainly would not have come up with if I had worked on this quilt straight through from  start to finish.  Funny how that works out, huh?

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I backed and bound this quilt with Joel Dewberry Modern Meadow.

I gave this quilt to my mother-in-law as a surprise.  I have been meaning to make her a quilt for a long time, but her taste is more traditional.  I wrestled with how to make her a quilt she would love, but also would be a quilt made in my style.  I think this is perfectly it.
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Quilt Stats.
Name: Spangled
Size: 50" x 62"
Design: 5 Paper Pieced Star blocks from 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Starsby Carol Doak; block layout and quilt top design by me
Fabric:  main background Granny's Treasure from P&B, Kona White, various red, blue and aqua prints
Piecing:  Me
Quilting: Me.  Zig zag on the colored background; FMQ on the white and stars
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18 comments:

  1. Oh, the quilt is beautiful. Your mother-in-law must be so thrilled with it.

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  2. It's fantastic, AnneMarie! Love it!

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  3. Beautiful, she's going to love it!

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  4. It turned out great!! I love the polka dots!

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  5. I love it, and I'm sure your mother-in-law does, too!

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  6. Love this! I really want to make a red, white, and blue quilt, thanks for the inspiration:)

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  7. I love the zigzag. Great layout and background fabric! The perfect blend of modern/traditional.

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  8. It is beautiful! I saw where someone else pinned it early today and repinned. (before i saw the blog post) I love the layout and may have to make something similar!!!

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  9. in love! hoping you bring it to the next show and tell. I better it's amazing in person!

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  10. Love Love Love it! I have a soft spot for patriotic/americana, and have been meaning to make myself some redwhiteandblue quilts or runners. I just haven't been inspired yet. This is a great start to inspire me!

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  11. Your quilt is fabulous! You did a great job balancing traditional and modern designs. :)

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  12. It's gorgeous :) Fabulous job!

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  13. this is a wonderful layout and awesome fabric selections!

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