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This is for a friend who starts chemo on Friday.  I asked her what colors make her happy.  Her response included cobalt blue and daffodil yellow; she has a thing for Sweden and the Swedish flag.  I started playing around with the flag and realized it would make a great quilt block with sashing in between the flags.  It looks like a 'modern' quilt.  It took forever to decide what to quilt; I wanted a quick allover but I wanted to quilt yellow in the yellow areas and blue in the blue.  Settled for this blocky meander.  Fabrics are kona cotton; batting is warm & natural.  Even with the dense quilting, the quilt doesn't feel stiff.  Now, I just have to trim and bind.  Just looking at the strong colors makes me happy; I hope it does the same for her.

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Lynn Founatin

Fountain Fiber Arts, LLC

fountainfiber@bellsouth.net

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I love the way the back looks - with the matching thread in the blue and the yellow in the yellow.  I'm also impressed that your straight lines are pretty darned straight.  I learned a lot by looking at this quilt.  And, I'm sure your friend will love it also!


Bonnie

(and Amazing Grace)

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Terrific blocky meander and wonderful quilt to present to her. It will give her much comfort!


Kristina at website http://withakquilting.blogspot.com/ and personal blog http://froggybottomquilting.blogspot.com/

 

Hoppily quilting along with FROGGER - my Green Millennium, and TOAD - my Liberty. Quiltazoid equipped too!

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Thank you all for your kind words and support.  This is the first time I've asked a question of someone and had their answer essentially design the quilt.  Bonnie, the lines are a little less straight when you are close up.  If you could look at the quilt from top to bottom, you would see that the quilting smooths out and the lines are straighter as you move toward the bottom.  I got more comfortable as I went along.  The layout of the two colors helped me find a quilt path so that I had relatively few starts and stops other than changing colors.

 

Many thanks to all of you who post your own pictures and suggestions for others.  I learn so much from everyone.

 

L


Lynn Founatin

Fountain Fiber Arts, LLC

fountainfiber@bellsouth.net

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Ooh I really like how you quilted this!


Valerie Smith

Pumpkin Patch Quilter

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Pantograph Co-Designer for Urban Elementz

https://www.urbanelementz.com/shop/category/quilting-designs-by-designer/valerie-smith/

 

**As of March 2015 I will be Quilting on a 2000 APQS Certified Used Millennium!**

Quilting from January 2013 to February 2015 on a non-stitch regulated 1999 Ultimate 1

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Your modern quilting design on this quilt is fantastic and I'm saving this post as a favorite for future reference! Thanks for sharing! Me too...I have learned so much from this site and the wonderful people who share their work.


85933DD4C23858F307C765653E2B753E.png2010 Lenni ~ Life is a journey...enjoy the ride!

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Very impressive, yet simply designed quilt will surely brighten your friend's days ahead! The blocky meander was the perfect choice for quilting, too.


Cindy Thompson

(My perfect quilting combo...Milli and Quiltazoid)

Chrome Top Quilts

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The recipient was very touched.  Even though I had discussed a quilt with her, she was surprised when I gave it to her today.  She has invited me to go with her to her 2nd chemo treatment next week.  It will be a chance to get to know one another better.


Lynn Founatin

Fountain Fiber Arts, LLC

fountainfiber@bellsouth.net

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Cool quilting design. Perfect for that quilt.  What a wonderful friend your are.  I have a friend fighting cancer and she has said how cold it is in the cancer center when she gets her treatments.  I can't tell the size of the quilt from the picture, but if she takes it with her,  you will have your arms wrapped around her every time she has her treatment.  God Bless her on her journey.


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2001 APQS Millennium

Quiltizoid

www.facebook.com/pages/Feathercreek Quilting by Chris Landis

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Chris,

Your friend is already blessed to have you & the quilt is an extra loving from you. Your quilt & quilting are perfect combination.

Beautiful!


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Corey Starkey

IQ & Bllissed Millennium

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