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Monday, 2 January 2012

New year, new quilt


Actually it was finished right at the end of 2011. This very simple quilt is called 'City Lights' and is supposed to look like a city building at dusk with the lights going on. I made it for a friend for her 40th – she is absolutely impossible to buy for (has everything!) and I only started it about three weeks before her birthday 'cause I couldn't think of anything else.

I also had to learn how to quilt pretty quickly! The back of it's not brilliant since it was my first attempt, but I still think it looks pretty effective!

It's from this book, which I really like for its plain fabric patterns. I changed the colourway in mine to suit Meegan's house. http://www.amazon.com/City-Quilts-Dramatic-Projects-Inspired/dp/157120847X/ref=sr_1_26?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1325480868&sr=1-26

5 comments:

  1. I really like it. Did Meegan?
    Love Ames

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  2. Love it. I'm with Ames - what was Meegan's reaction? Any photos of her opening it?

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  3. I didn't think to get photos of her opening it, but yes she seemed to like it and I think she was really chuffed that I'd made it.
    She emailed pics to her fam and it's hanging over the back of her long couch so it's on prominent display!

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  4. That's amazing Tara. In 3 weeks? Presumably it's machine quilted. I think I need to see that book. Love Mum

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  5. Congrats Tara - looks great!

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