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Quilt Festival

Here is my submission for the QUilt Festival. I just couldn't resist. You know me i love to play along!!!

So, this is one of my most favoritest quilts. I made it back in 2005. I found the pattern in an advertisement for batting one time and loved it...then the pattern showed up in a super old Quilters Newsletter magazine. I had to do it! It was made with templates- so not my favorite- and lots of little tiny squares - the pattern being done before strip piecing- I quilted it on my Janome Sewing machine, I hadn't bought the big one yet.
I am guessing on the size. Should have measured it...but i am thinking it is around 70" X 80" or something like that.

This was an Ugly Quilt Challenge. You buy a brown lunch bag with 4 one yard pieces in it. You take those and make a quilt with it. Very challenging! You so have to think outside of the box on these. I love them!!!

Here is the label.


As you can see from the photos there is little brown spots all over it. Yup, the brown bled. ugh. It has spots on the back and the front. Little brown faded specks. Not sure what to do with it....the spots. It has ruined its hanging days. Now it just lies draped over a quilt ladder strategically folded to show no spots.
any suggestions?

Wanna see some more quilts? Go to the post and check out that list! Happy Searching!

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Anonymous Melanie said...

This is a stunner! Just love the pattern! Don't know how you were patient enough to do it!

As for the spots, can I suggest shaving cream? Yep, shaving cream. I once spilled red wine on a new (of course) white carpet. Shaving cream got it up. I'd try a small spot first. Good luck!

14/10/09 9:32 AM  
Blogger MARIKA said...

Very beautiful quilt .good days
Greeting Marika

14/10/09 10:09 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

It's beautiful. Have no idea what to do about the spots. I've heard that club soda works but I've never tried it and don't know.

14/10/09 10:49 AM  
Blogger Natalia said...

Your quilt is gorgeous! I ruined one of my quilts that HAD to be in a quilt show. I searched everywhere for something to remove the stains and finally I tried Rit Undie! It was amazing! It removed fluorescent pink from white! :)

14/10/09 11:57 AM  
Blogger Zonnah said...

It is stunning!

14/10/09 2:44 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Well the "ugly duckling" fabric turned into a "beautiful swan" quilt :)

14/10/09 2:47 PM  
Blogger Terri Stegmiller said...

I've always love this pattern and I think I saved it from QNM too. Your quilt is just beautiful!

14/10/09 3:08 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

Amazing, so elegant and Beautiful. Congratulations!!!!

14/10/09 3:22 PM  
Blogger SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful quilt. Great colors, fabric & design. You did fantastic job.

Thanks for sharing this quilt and for participating in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.


14/10/09 4:48 PM  
Anonymous Mary-Kay said...

That's a beautiful quilt. It looks very elegant!

14/10/09 5:40 PM  
Blogger Marilyn said...

I really like this quilt. Not sure I'm ready for one like this yet. Thanks for sharing.

14/10/09 9:54 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

GORGEOUS, simply gorgeous!!

14/10/09 10:28 PM  
Blogger Joyful Quilter said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the pattern. I had a quilt recently where the blue batik fabric bled onto the white background fabri, I soaked it for about 4 hours in Oxiclean. It took out the majority of the bleeding. Give it a normal wash after soaking.

Good luck getting it out.

22/10/09 7:26 PM  
Blogger quiltmom said...

Very nice quilt- I know that there are things called color catchers that might help solve your color spots problem. I have not tried them but heard really good things about them.
It must have been a challenging quilt to make but well worth the effort.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt.


24/10/09 8:50 PM  
Blogger Rene' said...

Gorgeous quilt. You did a great job with the fabrics. Great design. Thanks for sharing.

28/10/09 5:10 PM  

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