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Sea to Shore

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Funky
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What materials did you use? Cotton fabric- mostly quilting fabrics from various places. I used 3 strands of 6 strand embroidery cotton to hand quilt most of the quilt.

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What are you most proud of? I was worried that the quilt might end up either too 'flat' and boring, as I chose not to use a strong light/dark contrast, or too 'jumbled' with all the different fabrics - I was worried when I looked at the blocks, but altogether I am pleased with it! I love mostly white quilts, but it just wouldn't have been a practical option for my bed, with a hairy dog and cat. I machine quilted diagonal lines across the quilt, then hand quilted the strips individually with embroidery thread and big stitches in different colours - I thought it would be too big a job, but I enjoyed it and it was easier than getting such a large quilt through my machine.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? The blocks are easy to put together and can be arranged in many different ways. Be careful with the bee you join - it took over 6 months for me to get some of the blocks back, and some didn't get made or sent at all and i lost the fabric :-(

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This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

03/16/2012 Flag

Thank-you! I sleep under it every night, I love it - I don't think it has photographed very well though.

03/16/2012 Flag

I love your projects. This is a really beautiful quilt. I am going to try and post the few quilts I have made. Thank you for posting - I love your work.

03/25/2012 Flag

Thank-you Maimie! I'm looking forward to seeing your quilts too!

03/25/2012 Flag

Really gorgeous quilt!

04/04/2012 Flag
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Thank-you, I still love going into my bedroom and seeing it over my bed. :-)

11/16/2012 Flag

Beautiful quilt1 i love it :)

11/15/2012 Flag

Thank-you, I finished it just after I had surgery and was waiting for the results, this quilt provided so much comfort at that time. :-)

11/16/2012 Flag

All great

04/05/2014 Flag