King Sized Summer-Weight Quilt finished

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My mom and I started this quilt together in the summer of 2007.  We'd
hoped to have it done by the spring of 2008....  LOL!  Well, we're only
a year off.

The quilt uses the Oregon Trail block and has a star themed fabric
running throughout, so we call it Starry Night on the Oregon Trail.  The
quilt has no batting, which made it a little different.  It was easier
to machine quilt that way, but it also came out of the wash wrinklier
than a quilt with batting.  We're thinking of ironing it.  Yikes!

Also learned we needed to pay better attention about cutting the
triangles on the bias.  We obviously failed to do that with some of them
and they stretched, which caused some small puckers.  Not too happy
about that.

While I always see the flaws, we're pleased to have this giant thing done!

Here's where the picture can be found if you'd like to take a look:
http://entertainment.webshots.com/photo/2124186030075871020oPeFtG

Michelle in NV
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very pretty.  if it's too wrinkly for you, I'm willing to iron it.  <G>

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Mary wanting to return to Oregon
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Thanks so much Mary.  :-)  Um...I'm thinking I might just leave it
wrinkly.  ;-)

Michelle in NV
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Love it!  Yellow and blue is such a classic combination.

And I love my summer quilts.  I sometimes use a layer of thin flannel
in between to stabilize the top and bottom.
joan

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Wow! It's gorgeous! I will get in line behind Mary to iron that pretty
thing if you decide you don't want to. I promise that right after
ironing I would put it promptly on my bed and cherish it forever. <BG>

You do good work. I can't imagine finishing a quilt that size. The
sheer scope of the task would overwhelm me. You definitely have my
respect and admiration.

Sunny

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Thanks for your kind words, Sunny!  This is the 2nd king-sized my mom
and I have made together, and the trick is not to think about the whole
thing at once.  LOL!  Actually, initially it starts out to be 4 separate
pieces--the top, two sides, and the bottom.  It makes it more
manageable, at least until the end.

I'm looking forward to getting back to smaller quilts now though!

Michelle in NV
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Thanks Joan!  Yep, blue and yellow is one of my favorite color
combinations too.  :-)  It's the second quilt I've made with those two
colors.

If I do another summer quilt, I may try using flannel.  The quilt is a
nice weight without any batting at all, but did behave differently.  I
might feel more comfortable with some type of batting.


Michelle in NV
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What a beauty, I love that quilt!  I've never done a blue and yellow; no
idea why.  I guess it's because they're so very special and I'd want to get
just the right combinations like you and Mom have.  Wow.  And, I so much
agree with Joan.  Even if it is a summer quilt, I think things would have
gone easier if you'd put a thin flannel layer in for batting or something
similar.  You can not trust those others; send it to me for pressing.  I can
do a better job.   Polly

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Thanks so much, Polly!

Hmmm.  While I know each of you would give this quilt a good home
without a doubt, I just don't think I could trust any of you to iron it
and give it back!  ;-)

You and Joan are probably right about using the flannel batting; it was
kind of weird without any.

You really should try a blue and yellow, Polly.  I've seen your work,
and it is always wonderful!

Michelle in NV
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Oh my goodness, that's quite an opus! And I'll bet NO ONE will see the
flaws except you and your mom. So just bask in its sunny colors and
the joy of having it done...

--Heidi

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Thanks Heidi!  I'm definitely enjoying having it done, and I'm starting
to think of those puckers as "gathers" as if they were a plan.  HA!  It
passes the galloping horse test.  :-)


Michelle in NV
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That's really beautiful, Michelle! It's in one of my favorite color
combinations, too! :)

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Sandy in Henderson, near Las Vegas
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Thanks Sandy!

Michelle in NV
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So glad that you two finally found each other!
Barbara in SC



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It is a giant but looks great.
Joanna

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Thanks Joanna!

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That is something I have on my To Do List - a summer weight quilt ...
you did a great job - love the colour combo too.

Sharon (N.B.)


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   Lovely quilt Michelle.  At that size, who could see any puckers,
etc.??  Congrats on getting it finished and actually onh the bed :-).
CiaoMeow >^;;^<

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PAX, Tia Mary >^;;^<   (RCTQ Queen of Kitties)
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Thanks Mary!  We got it done just in time.  We're supposed to have temps
in the 90's this coming week.  Too early.  It won't last.  However, too
warm to have the winter quilt on the bed.

Best regards,
Michelle in NV
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Doesn't look wrinkly in the photo! Great production, I'm impressed!
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