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From: Patty22
Date: 01-29-2007, 01:05 PM (1 of 13)

This is my son's quilt so far....still need to add borders to it. Moda fabric came out with an eagle bunting fabric that I couldn't resist as I was going to applique an eagle in the center. I thought this was more reminiscent of antique patriotic quilts that had printed fabric supporting political parties.

ps. If you advance to the next picture it gives a detail of the different scraps (yes those are oranges and purples in there) and how I modified the bunting to fit.
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From: DorothyL
Date: 01-29-2007, 01:22 PM (2 of 13)
So Patty, what did you do with that other eagle?
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From: cowqueenie
Date: 01-29-2007, 02:16 PM (3 of 13)

It is Geeeeorgeous! WOW! That YOUNG pup will LOVE it! Does he know he is getting it or is it for his Bday?
"A trip to the fabric store is my therapy"
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From: HeyJudee
Date: 01-29-2007, 06:39 PM (4 of 13)
Love that quilt...when you make mine...a maple leaf in the center would work!!!! :bg: :bolt:
TTFN from
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From: esrun3
Date: 01-29-2007, 08:22 PM (5 of 13)
Very nice Patty-all those hst's! You've been busy! I'm sure your son will love it.
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From: Debby215
Date: 01-29-2007, 10:23 PM (6 of 13)
Patty your quilt is gorgeous, I especially love all the hst's, my absolute favorites. I also love the other print in the centers of some of the blocks, what exactly is the print? Is your pattern original? It sort of reminds me of a pattern called corn and beans, but I don't know for sure. I DO think it is wonderful though!!:up:
So much fabric....... So little time!!
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From: Patty22
Date: 01-30-2007, 11:37 AM (7 of 13)
Debby....the block pattern is called Ocean waves and mine is made with 2" finished HRT's. The other print that you like is

Old Glory II c. 1840

Windham/Baum make the most wonderful reproduction fabrics and they are so soft and have a wonderful hand. They are WONDERFUL! I had purchased mine at Hancock (yes, Hancock and it was not a seconds or lesser quality greige good.)

Some of the other fabric lines in the quilt were the Rising Sun (RJR Smithsonian print from early 90's) and Libertyville (Moda) and lots of patriotic prints that I collected over the years. If you look at the quilt by my signature, you will see where some of those scrap HRT's went......yep, right into this quilt.
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From: cshortsew
Date: 01-30-2007, 05:36 PM (8 of 13)
Wow, that is beautiful!
Projects Completed in 2007:
Sewing: biscuit quilt, 7 baby dress sets, piggy pillow, 7 baby pants, eyeglass holder, purse, 5 baby outfits, toddler dress set
Crocheting: red purse, piggy slippers, sweater shawl, 5 pr. sock trims, 89 squares, baby sweater, 2 afghans, toddler harness, baby poncho, baby dress
Other: 14 Autism pins
Works in progress:
Sewing: toddler overalls & shirt
Crocheting: vertical stripes afghan
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From: JustSewCrafty
Date: 02-01-2007, 03:22 PM (9 of 13)
How beautiful!
May your bobbin always be full-
"Sewing is the new black"
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Member since: 10-04-2006
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From: MaryW
Date: 02-01-2007, 04:41 PM (10 of 13)
I agree, a truly lovely quilt. Your work is quite impressive.
owner/editor of Sew Whats New
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From: vickki
Date: 02-01-2007, 04:54 PM (11 of 13)
Your quilt is beautiful,that's my goal to make a quilt as beautiful as that....vic
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From: Patty22
Date: 02-01-2007, 05:46 PM (12 of 13)
Thanks everyone. I enjoy what I'm doing.

My husband is always relieved to see me sewing because he knows that I can't pick up a needle and thread when I'm sad or something is bothering me.

This weekend is the big sale at the LQS and I am working at it. I can hardly wait!
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From: NDNQuilter
Date: 02-03-2007, 07:24 AM (13 of 13)
Just beautiful. Great job. Gena
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