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Ellery's Coat-of-Many-Colors Quilt

Ellery's Coat-of-Many-Colors Quilt

Although I now have many quilts made from MSQ patterns/tutorials, this queen size quilt was only my 2nd to undertake and was pre-discovery of all things MSQ. Ignorance, thankfully, IS bliss! Ellery is my 3rd grandchild but my first grandDaughter so I'd spent many hours sewing dresses, coats, nursery bedding, shorts sets, etc, in her first 5 years. I saw this quilt & tutorial on Pinterest (http://www.modabakeshop.com/2012/10/simply-woven-quilt.html) and decided it was the perfect quilt for my El bc I could use up lots of the fabric scraps from all those things I'd made for her. Win/Win, right? I mean, Ellery gets a quilt with memories stitched in every block and my stash DEcreases!! WELL, what I didn't yet appreciate was the fact that there would be MANY points in each block (like 12!!!) that would need to match up with the other 4 blocks touching it! I eagerly tackled all the pressing, cutting, starching, measuring, CUTTING, etc, & jumped in. This quilt is FAR from perfect but to Ellery and to me, it is super special!!! For the quilt back, I did a Greatly super sized log cabin with one of El Bell's favorite embroidery design in the center (from Quite-a-Stitch http://www.quite-a-stitch.com/product/sparkle-6). i'm in LOVE with this quilt, "warts and all!!"

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