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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Last bits of sewing 2015 - Star Plus Birthday/Christmas Quilt


Squeaking in just in time for Christmas - tada! My son's birthday quilt was finally finished and put in the washer at about 1 a.m. on Christmas Eve. Ok fine, technically it was Christmas morning. I even had to sneak down and get it out of the dryer around 8 a.m., stuff it into a gift bag and ram it under the tree before he woke up. Luckily, he is very easy to sneak by early in the morning.  His favorite colors are green and orange, so I started out early in the summer with an improv green triangle idea set in a navy background, but I never got farther than one column completed. I've had this set of Simple Marks Summer charm packs for quite awhile without a specific project in mind. These charms, with the addition of Kona white, ash and steel were a great combination for him. This also gave me another opportunity to play with and learn more about EQ7.





blocks finished about 17.5"
fun with basting!

looks pretty good on my own bed - tempting!



All finished!



Quilt Stats:
Fabric: (3) Simple Marks Summer charm packs
             Kona white, steel & ash yardage
Blocks - 17.5" unfinished
Binding - Kona steel, leaf and ash
Finished quilt - 70" x 70"
Inspiration:  Chandelier Quilt along at WeAllSew.com. My hst's and pluses are of equal height & width - measurements, cutting instructions and finished block/quilt sizes from quilt-along were not used.

5 comments:

  1. Congratulations! It looks wonderful and I hope your son gets a lot of love and use out of the quilt. :)

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  2. I've spent many a Christmas Eve frantically finishing up a quilty gift, too! This quilt looks great, I'm sure your son will enjoy it!

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  3. The quilt pattern and colors are great.

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  4. Beautiful quilt! I like the bright colours and the secondary patterns. Looks like you had fun playing in EQ7 :) My favourite part is testing out different colour schemes. I got EQ7 in the past year and I need to experiment with it more.

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  5. Perfect timing then! What a great man quilt - love those colours. Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2016 global FAL hosts.

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