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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Funky, Whimsical
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What was your source for this quilting project? Online Photo or Website
Name of website or photo Rush Quilt

QuiltDude on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton Quilting Fabric in assorted black and white, and different purples; polyester batting.

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What are you most proud of? I wasn't sure I was liking the background combination with the purple, and the light purple reading as pink at first, but I grew to really like the end product. I try to challenge myself with each new project, so I am happy that I pushed myself to finish the binding by hand, and forcing myself to use the whipstitch all the way around. I think it looks pretty good. Also, there were a LOT of small pieces, so I really had to focus on making sure the final measurements were exact, because a lot of points and squares had to match up. I think I did that pretty well, too.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Plan your colors, plan the cutting and sewing stages. Have lots of room to spread out - I used 5 different purples and 4 different black and white prints, and was using them all at the same time, so I had two folding picnic tables just full of strips of fabric. LOL Follow the directions on the excellent, excellent tutorial, mentioned above. Have patience, perseverence, and as always, enjoy what you do. It is a pretty easy project, but I gave it a higher difficulty level only because of the attention to detail you have to have because there is a lot of cutting and sewing and cutting and sewing - it's pretty involved and a little time consuming, but not really hard.

QuiltDude on craftsy.com

Wow Dude! Another stunner. I admire your creativity and dedication. This one really shows your talent! Fantastic quilt :D

03/14/2014 Flag

Thanks, Jean. This one was a labor of love... all those one inch squares to quilt!!! LOL

04/13/2014 Flag

This is outstanding!! The best concert I've ever been to was Prince. I've been looking at all your projects and you have an incredible eye for color. I'm a knitter as well and I love when I see men quilting and knitting. It breaks the traditional gender barriers of these crafts. Nicely done.

03/14/2014 Flag

Thanks for all the kind words of support, DeeDee! I know I'm in the minority, and I do get some sideways looks when people find out I quilt, but the majority of the times, people are surprised [in a good way] and very supportive. I do enjoy creating with fabric and a sewing machine, though. I think it's my therapy.

04/13/2014 Flag

Can this Prince Quilt be purchased??

04/12/2014 Flag

Hello there. Sorry, this quilt is mine, all mine. Not for sale. :-( But I'm honored you would be interested. :-)

04/13/2014 Flag

Excellent execution and a piece that he may very well appreciate.

04/12/2014 Flag

Thanks, Royal Rican Prince.

04/13/2014 Flag

Excellent work on the Prince symbol !!

04/12/2014 Flag

Thank you!

04/13/2014 Flag