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Dream Big Quilt

By April 13, 2016 January 2nd, 2018 blog

For a person who doesn’t like orange very much, and who hasn’t liked lime green since I painted every piece of furniture in my room that colour (age 11), I was drawn to Reel Time by Zenchic straight away. It is a great orange and green colour palette!

And as my funky graphic-designer cousin was about to have a baby, I came up with my Dream Big quilt design.

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Very bright and vibrant and plays off the ‘dream big, little one’ quilts I have seen on Instagram. I shortened it to just Dream Big, just in case mum thought this was more a quilt for her rather than bub!

I just love the cool prints of movie credits (and yes, the fabric designer has put her name in there!) and film strips etc.

I chose to use needleturn applique for the letters and boy once I started I wished I hadn’t…… I take SOOOO much time to do it! Each letter was a chore and took so much time. But I much prefer the look of needleturn applique than machine applique, don’t you?

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so please don’t look too closely at my needle skills (especially those sharp inside corners!)… and let’s just say that the font didn’t have a dot on the i letter…….. (ok, ok, so I totally wasn’t going to attempt something that TINY!!) 🙂

I quilted straight lines over most of the quilt, but did some clouds around the words… I thought daydreaming should include fluffy clouds.

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I put a strip of some left over 5″ squares on the back just to break up the backing.

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Now to see if mumma and bub like it!

This finished quilt was part of my Second Quarter 2016 Quilting Plan for the @FAL2016 hosted by @finishalong on IG

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