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Tandem Quilt

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

My DH and I will be hosting the Alabama Tandem Weekend March 23-25. The previous hosts had made some beautiful Adirondack chairs as a prize for a trivia game, and we wanted to continue the tradition. DH has worked so very hard on the arrangements, and I can't build chairs, so I decided to make a quilt. It has gone through several versions, but I have finally finished it.

It is a full size, and the pattern is Jewel Box. I made the top completely with pieces from my scrap box under my cutting table. I did purchase the backing fabric because I didn't have a piece large enough.

The biggest problem I had was getting the applique centered on the back. I loaded it upside down in the frame so I could echo stitch around the applique. Not gonna do that again.

I'm still pleased with how it turned out. Now to get the trivia quiz questions together.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IMSMILEY88 4/13/2012 10:57PM

    You did a lovely job on the quilt! Wow!

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MAMMAW497 3/7/2012 6:28PM

    Your quilt is a work of art! Even the back is special. :-)
Beautiful.....jealous of the people who will win it.
Mammaw emoticon

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LUVS2BIKE101 3/3/2012 7:13PM

    Wow!!! What talent! Your quilt is gorgeous! Take pictures of the winner's reaction when they get that beautiful prize. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend!

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QUILTEDGRAN1 3/1/2012 11:18AM

    Great job, and your creativity is inspirational.

Quilting from the back is a pain, I agree.

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CARLANNIE 3/1/2012 9:01AM

    What a fantastic quilt - love the idea that you used your scraps, and also love the applique - someone is going to be extremely happy!

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TOWHEE 2/29/2012 9:55PM

    Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. Someone is going to be very lucky and very happy.

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SHAMILTON311 2/29/2012 7:57PM

    Absolutely gorgeous!

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HYJEAN 2/29/2012 12:29PM

    I just love it. I am sure it will be a big hit. I would rather have the quilt than the chairs.

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BILL60 2/29/2012 9:15AM

    I like it!! Well done.

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DOR2BFIT 2/29/2012 9:08AM

    That is so beautiful! The winners will be very lucky people! emoticon

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KRISLEEB 2/29/2012 9:01AM

    That's AMAZING!!!! Thanks for sharing!

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TATTER3 2/29/2012 6:36AM

    Beautiful!!!! I am so impressed!!! Keep Sparkin'!!

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QUILTINGBUDDY 2/28/2012 11:49PM

    That's so nice Bev! Sure wish I could see the quilting on it, bet it's really cool looking. I'm not brave enough to quilt from the back.

And I just love the way the cycling motif turned out. It's great Bev. Someone is going to just love it!

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Q8PRINCESS 2/28/2012 11:43PM

    WOW it's beautiful!

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MARIE405 2/28/2012 11:26PM

    Looks very nice, I wish I could do that.

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