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only blue quilt – finished

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Yes, it is finished. I actually finished it the night before we headed for our Seattle/Vancouver trip but since we left early in the morning – there was no time for pictures. Today, the light is again pretty bad, so I ad really hard time photgraphing it. These are the best pictures of the lot…

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I used 9 different print fabrics in shades of blue, plus the solid white and blue for sashing. I had a really hard time quilting at first – I gues I did not do such a good job making the sandwich. The backing fabric was pulling every which way. I had to re-pin the sandwich a few times… I think this happened because, for the first time, I was working on the table not the floor. I am not sure.  I quilted on both sides of seam lines, in both dirctions. The quilt is about 28×28 in. Maybe the next quilt will be bigger…

A few more pictures…

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only blue quilt – sneak peak

I have been cutting and sewing like mad for a past few days. I am completely consumed by it right now. So, here is another sneak peak of another quilt top I finished yesterday. The quilt sandwich is done too. As soon as I am done writing this I am going to start quilting it. I want to finish it before we leave tomorrow (Vancouver and Seattle here we come!) because there will be no sewing for at least 10 days. 10 days! I probably won’t have time to bind it, but I want to finish quilting…

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This time I chose blue – I took out all blue fabrics I have (a lot!) and then narrowed it down to 9. That was hard, but I just wanted a monochromatic look. This time I had a sketch of a design I wanted (inspired by a walkway to a house I saw last week – no picture though), even though some things changed as I was piecing the squares together. Most of the squares turned out good, with good to decent alignment but I did have to trim the finished squares because they came out a little wonky.

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