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  • Quilt is a Special Reminder of Home

    Posted: 25 November 2012 at 9:44 a.m.

    Have you ever made a quilt to go off to college with a loved one? I bet many of you have. It's definitely on unique gift and a special reminder of home that can get many a college student through the homesick blues!

    I had the pleasure of making ...

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  • Finished Annette's Quilt!

    Posted: 14 August 2010 at 10:52 a.m.

    Here it is, Annette's Quilt is Done!

    Annette's Quilt-Finished (474x600)
    This photo cuts off the binding, but it's the same chestnut colored fabric as the 1st border.

    Here's a closeup of the edge of the quilt showing the binding:

    Annette's Quilt-Closeup Quilting 5 (300x225)

    This is a closeup of the quilt center:

    Annette's Quilt-Closeup Quilting (300x231)

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  • Quilting Annette's Quilt

    Posted: 14 August 2010 at 5:26 a.m.

    Annette's Quilt-Closeup Quilting 3 (300x225) Do you get quilter's block? You know, the 'How do I quilt this?" syndrome? We all have those moments at one time or other; we've finished that beautiful quilt top that took so much time and creativity that when it's time to quilt it, we're either ...

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  • Annette's Finished Quilt Top

    Posted: 2 August 2010 at 11 a.m.

    Annette's Quilt with Borders (238x300)
    Annette's Quilt With Borders

    Did you ever plan to use a particular fabric in your quilt and then run out halfway through? Well, I had a small problem with that on this quilt. I used this lovely chestnut brown fabric in 8 blocks in the center of the quilt ...

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  • Annette's Quilt Center

    Posted: 31 July 2010 at 9 a.m.

    I love to get to this stage! I have joined all the rows together and the entire quilt center is complete. All that's left is to add the borders.

    Here's the quilt without borders-What do you think?

    Annette's Quilt-No Borders (221x300)I'm very happy with it and can't wait to ...

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  • Piecing Annette's Quilt-Almost Done!

    Posted: 30 July 2010 at 10 a.m.

    This quilt is shaping up nicely. I'm happy with the color choices and how the blocks are turning out. Since the piecing has been moving along so well, I'm almost finished with all the blocks!

    Here are a few more pictures of blocks in various stages:

    Annette's Quilt-Block4 (225x300) Annette's Quilt-Block5 (300x225)

    Next I ...

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  • Piecing Annette's Quilt

    Posted: 29 July 2010 at 2 p.m.

    I always get excited at the beginning of a new quilt; once I have my pattern ready and the fabrics selected, it's time to actually get started--cutting in to all those great fabrics, and firing up my sewing machine! There is something very satisfying and almost theraputic to the ...

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  • Annette's Design is Done

    Posted: 20 July 2010 at 4 a.m.

    After going back to the EQ6 drawing board, and some expanding, rotating blocks, and recoloring of parts of blocks, I have the finished quilt design. It's very satisfying to get to this point. Almost like you have already made the quilt, because...you have, only just on paper-I mean ...

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  • Let's Design Annette's Quilt

    Posted: 18 July 2010 at 4 a.m.

    I have been working with EQ6 for several years now and am still amazed sometimes at how easy it makes my life. If you haven't tried this program, let me tell you, not only can you start with tons of pre-drawn blocks from their library, but you can also ...

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  • Annette's Quilt-Final Fabrics

    Posted: 16 July 2010 at 5 a.m.

    It's fabric time! One of my favorite parts of the whole quilt process is fabric selection. I love the colors, textures, patterns, everything about the fabric-and who doesn't?? For this quilt, my task has already been made somewhat easier because I had a focus fabric in mind from ...

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  • Annette's Quilt-Pattern Selection

    Posted: 14 July 2010 at 2:48 p.m.

    Ok, the focus fabric is in front of me, and I am already pulling out others as possible candidates to coordinate with it, but before I can go too far I have to pick a pattern for the quilt. How do I go about doing that? Many of us have ...

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  • Annette's Quilt-Fabric Choices

    Posted: 9 July 2010 at 9:48 a.m.

    So here I am, ready to get started on making this new quilt for my friend. I know the size (throw size) and basic color scheme (southwestern colors), so what's next? In order to start the quilt, you need to pick a quilt pattern and fabric and that's ...

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  • Annette's Quilt

    Posted: 6 July 2010 at 11:29 a.m.

    Annette's Quilt- From the Beginning:

    Annette's Quilt-Center (283x300)

    My close friend Annette recently asked me to make a quilt as a wedding gift for her neice who lives in Arizona. She wanted a throw-size quilt in southwestern colors, but left everything else regarding design up to me. With such open guidelines, my ...

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