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After 10 years of making quilts for other people I'm finally making one for myself. I loved the black and winter white quilt that Linda made, and it just so happened I had some black and winter white fabric. I'm calling it my Ikea quilt because the black and white fabric I'm using used to be a duvet cover from Ikea. I found it at Goodwill last year and thought it would be great fabric for a quilt. It is. I added the Chinese red for a color pop and to make sure the quilt would be as big as I want it because there's probably no chance I'd ever be able to find more of the Ikea fabric. The rows aren't sewn together yet, I have them laid out on the bed to make sure I have enough components before I sew the rows.
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Cari, that is stunning!
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Oh, Cari, that's looking good.  Love the pop that red gives it!
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Love it Cari. Ikea did have great fabric for their duvet covers, back in the 90s anyway. I have a blue and white one, that is used all the time, and the colours are still as fresh as when I bought it. It is all cotton too, and, not a thin see through cotton either, as is so often seen with duvet covers today.
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Cari,

That quilt is absolutely stunning, beautiful.  My aunt made a quilt with embroidered blocks, and used some of the white with black figures (I don't know where she got it, but it is so similar to yours, it's amazing) as sashing.  When I can, I'll get a photo of it because it's absolutely remarkable -- she made her own embroidery pattern from photographs of Presidents of the USA, from Washington through Clinton.  I wouldn't sell that quilt for any amount of money.

I love your quilt.  It's absolutely beautiful!

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Beautiful.  I love the black, white and red.  I got a cotton duvet cover at IKEA and made two quilt backs from it.  Highly successful.  
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I made a post a couple days ago, don't know what happened to it. Well, the top is finally finished. Actually, I had to go back and remove two rows because it was waayyy too long, lol. I'll post pics tomorrow.

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Love your black, white, and red quilt!  
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That is VERY striking, Cari, and is going to be a stunning quilt when you're finished!  I LOVE the red!  Be sure to post pics when you're all finished!


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I love the black/white/red theme.  I made one with those colors, but I added gray in there.  I love it so much that I'm going to make another one with turquoise  instead of red.  I gave the quilt to my best friend for Christmas and she was shedding tears of joy.  Somehow I let it get away from me without a photo when done.  This photo is just the top.  It is king size!  The block is disappearing 9 patch.  It looks complicated, but so easy! 

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Darlene I love yours too. I've done a D9P, they go together quick. I auditioned solid black and gray for my quilt but red is my favorite color and I thought it looked the best.

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Darlene, what size are the squares in your 9 patch? I've got to make a queen, and am not sure if a 5" will be too busy. Yours looks a bit bigger? Fun quilts, ladies! They have pop appeal!
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I had to go find my orphan squares to measure.  The squares are 4 1/2 inches.  I did think it was a bit busy and already decided that my next one will be 5 or 6" squares.  I don't know why I settled on 4 1/2 inches.  Maybe I followed block directions and that was the size the person used.  That was my first D9P.  After I do a block once, I make my own rules.  LOL

I put a red square in the middle of the 9 patch so that when I cut and rearranged, I would have the small red patches.  It was a fun quilt.


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I love the symmetry of Cari's quilt much better than my quilt.  I'm going to copy it, but with turquoise as my pop color.   I hope you don't mind, Cari.  


 

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I don't mind at all, it will be gorgeous! Actually, I copied Linda's black and winter white quilt lol.
I had to take two rows off of my quilt because it was so long it went over the foot board and to the floor.
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I'll use the part I removed to make a runner for the top of the big antique cabinet you can just see a bit of in the pic. It's one of the few pieces of furniture I kept out of my Aunts house, I just love it.
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My Grandmother had that exact same cabinet.  She also had the matching table, chairs and hutch.  It will look lovely with matching runner.
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Thank you, Darlene. Pondering, pondering. I'll have to calculate my layer cake to see if there'll be enough if I'm trimming to 6".
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My Grandmother had that exact same cabinet.  She also had the matching table, chairs and hutch.  It will look lovely with matching runner.

This one originally came from my Grandmothers house too. My Aunt got it when my Grandmother died. When my father saw it he told me his mother had had it since he was a child but I don't know anything beyond that or if it had other matching pieces.

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If you are using layer cake, I would simply quarter each square and work with it.  5" will be good and you won't be wasting any of your fabric.

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Thank you, Darlene. Pondering, pondering. I'll have to calculate my layer cake to see if there'll be enough if I'm trimming to 6".




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