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Attic Window September 4, 2009

Overall quilt

Overall quilt

I was asked to make my first quilt for someone that paid me.  Wow, Great.  NOW WHAT????

Once we moved to Florida and I had some free time and DVR space, I started recording Alex Anderson’s Simply Quilts show on HGTV.  I was impressed by this show and all the ideas.  Too bad the show has stopped.  One  showed that sparked my creativity was on Attic Windows.  Most of my quilts are special squares with some variation.  This allowed me to try a new affect. 

This is the method that I used for creating my simple Y-Seam Blocks.  I followed the instructions line by line and my project turned out great.  I will make another Attic Window quilt this way.  It does take some time and patience, but the result was worth it.

Close up of my Y-Seam block

Close up of my Y-Seam block

The client was very happy with the end result as well and ordered a 2nd quilt.  My inspiration over all was shabby chic with a twist.  The material is Lakehouse Hydrangrea in pink.  I did not necessarily fussy cut the large buds, but instead tried to highlight them. 

Close up the borader using a Y-Seam as well.

Close up the borader using a Y-Seam as well.

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