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Autumnal bedspread

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Here are some details about my project:
Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual, Classic
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Based on Offspring by Nancy Neumann

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What materials did you use? Quilting cotton, cotton batting.

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What are you most proud of? Basting this monster - it took two of us 2 1/4 hours and we had to baste it in two sections. Stopping all those bias edges from stretching kept me on my toes as well.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? In order to keep the grain running straight, you will need to make two sets of diamonds, one set facing rightwards and one set facing leftwards. As it's a large quilt, I sewed them into strips half the length of the quilt, and didn't press until we'd laid out all the strips on the bed to decide on layout. For a quilt of 87" x 89", I used about thirty fabrics, mostly batiks. It's an excellent quilt for large-scale prints, and I could see Kaffe Fassetts working well here. About half were patterned and half were semi-plains. You need a good range of values, and you need to keep an eye on whether all the fabrics work well together. There are a couple I wish I hadn't used because they're slightly too greyed. The third photo shows the quilting design, which is loosely based on the Klimt Tree of Life. In retrospect, I should have quilted it more densely as a few knots came loose in the wash (all hand-sewn), but hey, I hadn't been quilting long, and I was desperate to get it finished as the weather was rapidly becoming absolutely baltic that winter.

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Beautiful Quilt! Love the color scheme.

09/24/2011 Flag

Your quilt is gorgeous! I would love to have one like this on my bed.

10/06/2011 Flag

So very beautiful and in my favorite color way.

10/15/2011 Flag

I love this quilt. I made a similar look Kaffe Fassett pattern with 21 fall fabrics in5 1/2 diamonds.

01/27/2012 Flag

What a beautiful piece! It gives me the immediate impression, as if I'm walking in the autumn woods on fallen leafes. Very well done!

03/21/2013 Flag