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The Downfall of the Fancy Schmancy Design Wall

Quilt Block with Marker
That's Crayola Washable Marker added by Ellery. I guess I need to find someplace other than the living room wall to hang up my quilts in progress. Oh well, now we get to see just how washable those washable markers are.

In the good news department, I went a little crafty crazy on Sunday and now have a finished quilt.
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It is 42 by 56 inches. A simple pattern all my own.
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Fantastic animal fabric from IKEA.
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Black and bright color stripey binding. I thought it was going to be a bit too much but I really love it now.
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Solid blue backing.
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Pretty simple straight line quilting.

I have a second quilt all cut out and ready to start sewing. The plan is to take pictures as I sew it and then post a tutorial/pattern here. Should be interesting. I've never really written a quilt pattern before. Good thing I'm starting with a really simple one.

Comments

Jennifer said…
I have my quilt top hanging in my bedroom until I get to finish it, the idea being that it's safe in there. But I couldn't tell you how many times I've had to put it back up on the wall. Kids... if we didn't love them we would most likely throw them away. =)
Katie B. said…
This turned out great! I love the binding.
felicity said…
Found you here via Flickr. LOVE this quilt - isn't IKEA fabric fun? I've got an IKEA baby's duvet cover that I purchased at Value Village for $4 that I can't wait to cut up for a quilt now that I have seen your great and simple layout.
Leserlee said…
I love the binding! And just in case the marker doesn't wash our all the way, maybe some hairspray (or rubbing alcohol) would work, without damaging the fabric. I never had a problem with hairspray discoloring any of my clothes. I don't know if I've tried the alcohol though.
balloongal said…
I love the black and bright stripies.

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