A Pipe Dream

31 Jan 2012
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three months ago now my teenage son flipped a coloring sheet at me and said 'Mom make a quilt like this' with a smirk on his face  , my first thought well that is a pipe dream if I ever saw one but if you know me you know I cant walk away from a dare :)

So today I can show you ' A Pipe Dream'  all finished and ready to go to the gallery . she is 8 1/2 ft x 7 1/2 ft and completely hand made

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RUEdOAK wrote
on 2 Feb 2012 10:35 PM

Delightfully intricate lines. Applique I presume? It would be fun to see the coloring sheet your son dared you to work from.


okieLinda wrote
on 3 Feb 2012 9:35 AM

definitely applique , hours standing at the wall pinning then basting this sucker ,and cut away all the backing once I was done with it to let it smooth out and lay flat , I think it was the flattest thing I ever quilted no major seams  either so the quilting went fast for something this big , the page I took it from looks pretty much like this without the little corners that I added ,it has 12 spokes which I took out with the computer and blew one up to the size of the background I had, which was a large piece of peachy wrinkled fabric I had for quiet awhile and couldnt get to play with anything so I started with it and found other fabrics to go with it ,I do enjoy picking fabrics with no clue of what I want till I see it all together ,with no rules except it makes me smile.

Quine wrote
on 4 Feb 2012 2:39 PM

Linda  I think this is just beautiful - well done.  How long did it take you to make it?  Love the colours and design.  You must have lots of patience!  Look forward to seeing your next project.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

Anne lundy wrote
on 4 Feb 2012 4:27 PM

I am a quilter and love a challenge , but this blows me away !!!   How did you quilt it ? by hand or machine ?    Anne

on 5 Feb 2012 9:16 AM

8 !/2 * 7 !/2 FEET? Three Months? Completely Handmade? And Beautiful? I hope your son was impressed. I know I am. Joyce Swift