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The Artist Formerly Known as Prince

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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

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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.

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Quilt Dude, Nice work.

05/31/2014 Flag

This makes me smile want to hop in a little red corvette, and watch doves cry all at the same time. Glorious!

06/06/2014 Flag

Are you a lady cab driver stuck in a purple rain? LOL You are too funny. And, thank you. ;- ;-) ;-)

06/06/2014 Flag

While wearing Diamonds and Pearls....;)

06/08/2014 Flag

as i say, this is wonderful!!!! how do i get one and how much is it sir, thank you. anita

06/14/2014 Flag

I am a HUGE Prince fan! I really love this quilt. You do great work. Thanks for sharing.

12/28/2014 Flag

If you like Prince, then also check out my Prince II quilt which has his song lyrics as the quilting! I hope you enjoy that one too.

12/28/2014 Flag

I have a question. Are the letters "P-r-i-n-c-e" pieced or appliqued? Do you have a tutorial on how to do it?

12/28/2014 Flag

Hi, PapaDoc. Prince is the best, isn't he? The name is pieces, and I don't have tutorial. What I do is grab grid paper, and just draw the letters until I like what I see. I usually make the small letters 5 squares high by 4 across, and the capital letters are 7 squares high by 4 across, then I decide if one square is going to be 1 inch, or 2 inches, or 3 inches, and then start cutting strips, then sub cut the strips as each letter requires. Hope I didn't confuse you too much.

12/28/2014 Flag

** Oops, the name is "pieced", not "pieces".

12/28/2014 Flag