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It’s done, it has been washed and it has been used!  This quilt is from the magazine Quilting Quickly FALL 2013.  The quilt was designed by Natalie Earnheart of Missouri Star Quilt Co.  The fabric used is from Glimma by Lotta Jansdottter for Windham Fabrics.

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This was such a fun quilt to make…lots of steps and lots of piecing, but so worth it in the end.  I learned several new techniques like applique’, blanket stitch and hand sewn binding.  I used several new products such as “steam a seam” during the applique’ process and “tear and wash” for the blanket stitch process. Overall it was a great quilt and I have lots to take away from it.

Here is how the blanket stitch looks after attaching each circle to the square.

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Here is the finished quilt!

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After quilting the top and making the binding the pattern called for straight-grain French-fold binding.  I decided to brush up on binding skills so I read and watched lots of binding tutorials!  This was one of my favorites!

Here are some pictures of the binding in process and the finished product!

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Thanks for stopping by!  Looking forward to making some smaller projects as I jump into the next quilt!  I am not using a pattern for this quilt so that is a bit scary!  When it is done I am planning on listing it in the RisaAnn Designs store!  I am using Bluebird Park by Moda for this one.

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Have a great holiday weekend!
xo Marisa

 

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