Thursday, May 15, 2014

Go Challenge! Squares into Signature Quilt

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This month’s Challenge was a SECRET for our friend Gwen, who graduated  from UNC last weekend.
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For this quilt I used a bundle of batiks from ISLAND Batiks
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Called Sprinkles from Spring 2014
Here’s my two favorites from that bundle
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I had designed this in EQ7
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Then I started using my Go! dies
First the 6 1/2” square die 55000
Where I cut out the white squares.
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very little waste Winking smile
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I cut out 8 sets of 2 of 6 different batiks
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Marked the back of the batiks on a diagonal and laid on top of the white squares on opposite corners and sewed on the line.
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Here they are all done and ironed, it only took one afternoon I think.
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Laid them on the design wall.
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and sewed into rows
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Then added the borders
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I quilted a leaf vine on the border and curves on the blocks.
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This was written on her invitation to her graduation party, friends from church were hosting it and I also helped make the cake here.
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I brought fabric markers with me to the party and everyone signed it or wrote a verse for Gwen. Then I also brought it to Church Sunday and had more people sign it.
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Here’s the notes from my husband and I.
She always calls us her “host” parents.

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Here’s the note from Bjorn, he’s such a serious boy Winking smile
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and from Solveig
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And Sonja Smile
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There’s only ONE empty spot left on the quilt, but I’m trying to get a friend to sign there, we’ll see.

Have you ever made a signature quilt or made something fun with the 6 and 3” square dies?
Link up below, we’d all love to see!

5 comments:

ghwarng said...

I LOVE the quilt and CAN'T WAIT to get my hands on it!! I love my HOST PARENTS too ;P

Vroomans' Quilts said...

A lovely signature quilt for a memorable occassion.

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt Bea!

SewMisadventurous said...

I REALLY love this quilt, the colours are gorgeous as are the fabrics. Your friend will treasure that gift for the rest of her life, I think it's a perfect present.

Michele said...

Really fabulous and I love the bright colors you used. I know that she will cherish it.