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Creative Thursday--Remember the Strips?


It took a lot of time to cut all of these strips, even though I used my friend Diana Z.'s aquuilt. Without that machine I would still be cutting!

I wasn't quite sure what kind of quilt I would make.


I found a pattern I liked called Crayon Quilt over at www.quiltville.com and decided since I had so many bright colors in my strippy stash I would make that one. So I pulled out the brightest of them all and made my blocks. Then I decided to add the ladybug fabric  I had on my shelf to make borders. Yep, can't leave things alone, I always change them even if it's the words I just wrote on a page or a recipe! So my quilt isn't quite the same as the one found on quiltville.com, but I do like it. I think the person I made it for will to. She's 11 going on 17.


Because the front is so full of color I needed to have something just as fun on the back. I went for the bright neon dots on black. I machine quilted it with pink thread. I like it I wish I was 10 going on 17, because I'd put it on my bed.


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9 comments:

  1. I love it and I do remember the strips. Lucky girl. My sister is a quilter. I'm sure I'm on her list somewhere to receive one of her masterpieces. But we have a really big family. :)

    Casey

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  2. Very fun! I need to finish Josh's baby quilt. He'll probably be out of high school before it's done!

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  3. Casey, it takes forever to make one especially if you want it to fit your bed. Try suggesting you'd like one to snuggle under while watching movie with your sweetie.:) Might get it faster.

    Jennifer, I still have a quilt I started for Ben before he was born. He just turned 29. I don't think he needs it anymore. :)

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  4. Oh, how cool! I barely have the patience to knit; I can't imagine doing a whole quilt. But the patience sure does pay off! Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  5. That's an excellent idea. I may give that a try. Thanks!

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  6. You are utterly amazing! Made four quilts and then. had. had. enough. Two much--cutting strips!!!

    GREAT TO BE BACK at your place!
    P

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  7. What a beautiful quilt. Some day I will be so ambitious. My first quilt, a crib-size one, which I started six months ago, is still not finished! But I did whip up a stuffed animal cat today. :)

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  8. Thanks Chris, it was a crazy moment. :) Cool beans on the stuffed cat. :)

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