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Ah, art [Sep. 1st, 2009|09:01 am]
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Plan for baby quilt border? Complete failure. Not enough contrast from the design. This is one of the problems with scrap quilts: contrast can be tough to achieve if design elements are too similar, which these were.

The blocks will not be wasted, however. I'm incorporating them into "back art" to add another dimension of fun to the quilt. I thought about making them into a sister quilt for C, but alone they are not interesting enough and C deserves something more unique to her.

Maybe for her graduation from college, at the rate I'm going, though....

(Pictures when I get a chance.)

[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2009-09-01 02:47 pm (UTC)
one of the coolest things mama ever did for miss satan was to be there when we did the annual "lets see what still fits before school starts" purge. she grabbed all of the outgrown tshirts, and made a quilt from them.

she cut the squares about a foot square (using the printed fronts of the tshirts), and backed it with some small print fabric she found on sale (cotton of course) then tacked it with embriodery floss at the corner of each square. satan got it her senior year in high school. that STILL is on her bed, and she tells everyone how proud she is that her grans made it for her.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-01 03:45 pm (UTC)
Aww, that's sweet!
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[User Picture]From: kidsis
2009-09-01 11:19 pm (UTC)
I'm still waiting for my quilt my grandmother started when I was a baby (I turn 30 this year)....
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-02 01:11 am (UTC)
That is the great horror of my life. It shall not happen!
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2009-09-02 02:20 am (UTC)
This is why I will never quilt. I may not be able to finish that lace weight shawl for my mother by Christmas, but I can totally whip up another hat or scarf in a week. XD Actually I should get on that once I've moved, especially since it's supposed to be a really rough winter this year all over the US. Hats and scarves for all!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2009-09-02 02:51 am (UTC)
Rough makes me happy, as long as it's cold and still. Wet cold and wind is the worst.
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