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    "The Modern Garden" Quilt

    I put the finishing touches on The Modern Garden quilt today. It is my guild challenge quilt that I'm entering into this years contest. We were provided two ugly fabrics and allowed to use six other fabrics for the top.
    Dimensions had to be within 80-100 inches all around. Mine measured in at 98 inches and will probably shrink a bit once it is washed so I squeaked by. It is all machine applique, machine quilted and my own design. The theme was "The Birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees". I managed to get two of the four worked in there so that's good. Overall I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

    It will be auctioned off Nov. 2012 at our quilt show and all proceeds benefit the quilt guild.

    I found working within the dimensions difficult and hard to plan for. I had to work out my design on graph paper so I could see how big each piece needed to be and then plan my flower pieces accordingly. Some of this was cut out using my AccuQuilt Go! machine (the butterfly and bee shape) and the rest was used with either traceable templates or hand sketched onto fusible web.

















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    Katie, this is soooo impressive! I am always amazed at what you make. Your work is just fantastic. I think you'll have to tell us what the ugly fabrics were, cause I certainly can't find them!
    When life throws you scraps, make a quilt! :icon_bigsmile:

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      This is beautiful!! I have just started doing little bits of applique but this is wonderful....Now tell me which one was the ugly fabric??!!
      Alana
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        This is beautiful!
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          Lovely, Katie. Love the bright colors against that stark white background. If that's free-motion quilting, you sure do have that technique mastered.
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            Originally posted by quilter.martha View Post
            Katie, this is soooo impressive! I am always amazed at what you make. Your work is just fantastic. I think you'll have to tell us what the ugly fabrics were, cause I certainly can't find them!
            Thanks! Take a guess at what the ugly fabrics were....

            Originally posted by Alana View Post
            This is beautiful!! I have just started doing little bits of applique but this is wonderful....Now tell me which one was the ugly fabric??!!
            See if you can figure it out! I'll tell everyone once I get some guesses.

            Originally posted by rebeccas-sewing View Post
            Lovely, Katie. Love the bright colors against that stark white background. If that's free-motion quilting, you sure do have that technique mastered.
            Thanks! I did the whole thing in free motion and didn't use any templates this time. I've had a good deal of practice and that is all it takes!
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              wow that is beautiful
              Patrice

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                That is wonderful! You are an amazing artist. I am so impressed with your skills

                My guesses for the ugly fabric are the basket fabric and the leaf fabric. They certainly don't look ugly anymore!
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                  Hmmmm......I'm really not all that sure....I'll guess at the green patterned fabric but only because it is the one used the most.....

                  Like MareBear says....It isn't ugly anymore.
                  Alana
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                    The only word that comes to my mind is AWESOME!!! Ugly Fabric where? I don't see any ugly fabric in this quilt! All I can say is your work is beautiful!!
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                      Originally posted by Marebear View Post
                      That is wonderful! You are an amazing artist. I am so impressed with your skills

                      My guesses for the ugly fabric are the basket fabric and the leaf fabric. They certainly don't look ugly anymore!
                      Yep! The mottled leaves with the browns and tans in it is one of the fabrics I had to use. The other was the basket. We were only provided a 6" square of each fabric and we had to use a majority of it in the top. Originally I planned to use the basket fabric as a "bee hive" but changed my design later on.
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                        I love it, and I'm having a hard time believing there is ugly fabric in there. Great job!
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                          OH HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!
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                            Great use of what was once ugly fabric. No more, though! Lovely, Katherine.

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                              Hi Katie...I'm at the end of the line but I wanted to tell you your quilt is gorgeous! You keep getting better and better all the time! I especially love your machine quilting and the gorgeous blue butterfly! I don't see any ugly fabric...if it was there you must have used your magic wand! Hugs, Barb
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