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Nov 23 / Dani

Graphic Equilizer

I was lucky enough over the last 10 days to be able to go home to Southern Ontario and visit with my family and friends. Although I was back in the summer for my sister’s wedding, I didn’t have a lot of time to see everyone. This time around I saw all of my family, a bunch of old work colleagues, friends, and even got to spend several days with missbedora!

Recently missbedora moved into a really gorgeous new condo, so I wanted to take something home as a housewarming gift for her. And also just cause I love her.

Originally when I started making this quilt, I didn’t have a recipient in mind. But about three strips in I realized how great this would look on her couch, so I continued with her in mind. I tried to stitch in as many good vibes as possible.

The fabric is Hunky Dory by Chez Moi for Moda (from the shop). I love the contrast of the really graphic shapes with the pretty feminine colours in this line. The taupe is from the stash (no idea!)

The backing is pieced, but intentionally set so that it looks like one big piece. I loved this really soft neutral in the line, and I thought it was a good one both for appearance and for longevity, since missbedora has the world’s cutest dog.

The quilting is “Free Swirls” done on Laura’s machine. I washed the quilt after it was quilted (without prewashing any of the fabrics) so it has that super crinkly look that I think makes a quilt a quilt and not a blanket.

I tried something new for the label on the quilt, and made a tag with the info, which was then sewn in with the binding. I like this a lot more than a traditional label on the back. I think I will do more of these in the future. The binding is more fabric from the Hunky Dory line.

I think missbedora was surprised and pleased, which makes me happy!

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  1. missbedora / Nov 24 2010

    I was indeed surprised…VERY pleasantly so!

    I was curled up on the couch last night with this gorgeous quilt. As soon as I unfolded it Kaya got REALLY excited because she knew I was going to invite her up on the couch for a cuddle! I am pleased to report I threw out that other ratty blanket I had beside my couch. šŸ™‚

    Thank you so much! I feel all the love and good vibes you put into this work of art.

    xoxox

  2. Mom / Nov 24 2010

    I really loved this quilt…all the better because it was made with love to a truly loveable person. So great to see all of you this past weekend!

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