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Bear Necessity - Canasta Quilt

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

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What materials did you use? 11 coordinating cotton Fat Quarters, batting and solid cotton for the quilt back.

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What are you most proud of? My challenge is often that I don't have enough yardage for a big project. I was lucky to find the last and only (cotton) Fat Quarters available in the entire country (you are more likely to find diamonds in Bots). I bought the entire stock of 11 Fat Quarters. My aim was to create a lap size quilt and cutting each FQ turned out to be a mathematical challenge. 20 blocks but only 11 FQ - every cut needed to be exact and precise. I guess I am proud that I managed to make the quilt work into lap size (less wonky then I hoped). I am also thrilled that Richard loves the back signature: Papa. And such a wonderful dad he is!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? It is a great project but it will leave you with many off cuts. Keep them all for your next (smaller) project.

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What a great quilt, and even more awesome idea of gifting something hand made and from the heart! I also like the detail of putting a name on the back of the quilt. This is really beautiful.

05/25/2013 Flag

This is such a great quilt! Your wonky centers make the entire quilt look wonky, so that little bit of a change-up worked out beautifully. Lucky you to have such a great dad in your house! "Papa" is perfect!. How much does it cost to ship fabrics to Botswana from Europe of the States?

05/25/2013 Flag

I love this quilt. Elizabeth Hartman (pattern creator) visited our guild last moth and showed off some of her quilts. This quilt looks amazing and I think you did her proud.

05/25/2013 Flag

It's fabulous! Well done Nicole.

05/27/2013 Flag

Sehr schner Quilt....gefllt mir richtig gut

06/04/2013 Flag