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School Colors #1

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Casual
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What are you most proud of? For a while I wasn't sure that I was going to like this quilt at all until I thought to add the sashing. That truly saved it for me. The pieced back wasn't planned either. I was just going to toss on a solid piece of the black with white dots, but I had miscalculated and ran short of fabric by just a few inches. I'm glad it happened (in spite of the dizzy spell) because the piecing changed the back into something quite unique and made the quilt reversible. Craftsy classes are wonderful. Though my FMQ is sadly lacking in precision, I have learned so much!

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to change plans midstream. Oftentimes the forced changes are wonderful improvements on the original plan. If you happen to be a learner, don't give up on FMQ. Keep faith that it will come eventually and use the 10 foot rule so your flaws don't loom so large.

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This is awesome, loving the sashing and borders which totally make this quilt. I wish I had seen this before as I am making two disappearing 9patch quilts and would have loved to put sashing like this on them. You are a very talented lady. Oh and nearly forgot to tell you how amazing your FMQ is... wow!

11/24/2012 Flag

Oh, thank you! I didn't chose the disappearing 9 patch with plans for sashing. It was an act of desperation! When the blocks were finished I laid them out next to each other and realized that so many different black and white fabrics were not a good choice for this pattern - way too busy! You are very kind to use the 10 foot rule for observing y FMQ. I'm definitely a learner.

11/24/2012 Flag


11/24/2012 Flag

Thank you!

11/24/2012 Flag

You make so many lovely quilts! I love your fabric choices.

12/17/2012 Flag

Oh, thank you! Usually I make a quilt to go with my fabrics, but with this one I had no choice in fabric colors, so I chose the fabrics to go with a quilt design I'd been wanting to try.

12/17/2012 Flag

A truly beautiful quilt. I love black and white with a touch of red. I hope your grandson appreciated what you did for him.

02/04/2013 Flag

Thank you. And yes, he was definitely pleased with the quilt, which made my efforts so worthwhile.

02/05/2013 Flag

these are the colors of the school where I teach as well! great job and it has inspired me!

08/01/2013 Flag

The colors are so easy to use. I hope you make something wonderful!

08/02/2013 Flag