Liz and Mandy Conquer the world:D

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American Patchwork & Quilting Feb 2012 issue had this kit, by Bill Kerr and Weeks Ringle of Funquilts/Modern Quilt Studio, and Liz Chose it for this fabric. Totally easy to follow.

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SOOO TINY!!! So worth it haha:D

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The moment you realize how small 3.5 inches really is. Smh. Never thought I would finish haha.

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So many different cuts are hard sometimes to keep track of. I use pins and sticky notes and mark off each on as I go.

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I LOVE THESE PILES:D all ready to sew:D

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Staying organized so the quilt will be random… so random right?

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Its amazing how much work has gone into just these half blocks. Mind opened up and blown up.

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I have a love hate relationship with pins. Sometimes I love the time they save me at the sewing machine and sometimes I hate the time it takes to pin before I get there and skip it haha. either way one step closer to completion always feels good:D

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More cutting and organizing so the chaos looks chaotic:D

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So I tried to make sure that no blocks on the squares were from the same fabric. It gets a little tedious but if I stay focused and keep the piles together it works out pretty quickly.

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Liz spent hours ironing with me. Couldnt have finished this without her in such a short time:D I LOVE YOU LIZ!!! Sewing with friends rocks:D

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It looks like only 5 Pieces but really its 9 😀

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getting ready to lay these puppies out.

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So Exciting to finally get to this stage!

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Once the rows are sewn together its time to add the mini rows:D haha or sashing..its whatevers:D

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Liz doing her ironing thang:D Isnt she Gorgeous!!

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Finally all together:D

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Time to quilt and stuff:D I used a super high loft batting. It made the poofy squares that much more amazing:D

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And it made the back boarder super interesting to look at. Dont mind my little mistakes:D Thats how you know its homemade haha:D and that im a beginner lol:D

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Bobby pins were perfect for holding the border in place.
I thought this boarder matched the Japanese theme with its fireworkishness:D

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I thought this boarder matched the Japanese theme with its fireworkishness:D

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Front

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Back

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I didnt get a great final picture of the quilt because we were way to excited to send it off so this is it haha but I could not have had more fun making this quilt with Liz for her Brother and Sister. Hope it serves them well.

Aloha
Mandy

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