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Thread: first OBW ... and a couple of other "firsts"

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    Senior Member cat-on-a-mac's Avatar
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    OK, I've been really intrigued by the OBWs posted on the board, and broke down and tried it. The design that came about from the hexagons ended up not being symmetrical (I hate that, being a left-brained, computer programming engineer) ... but I went with it, and tried to make it into something interesting.

    Also, this was my first time using fusible batting -- not bad, although I would never be able to do anything large with my current work areas, as I cannot iron anywhere except my ironing board.

    I used an old sheet for my backing .. .another first. It was high thread-count cotton, but pretty old. I actually like it a lot for the back because it is REALLY soft. However, I don't think it will stand much wear and tear.

    Another first was doing meander type FMQ on the borders. I've been doing a lot of FMQ, but had never quite had the guts to be totally random (again, my left brain, pattern-oriented self).

    You might recognize the fabric... it's the same that I used in my bowtuck purse that I posted a while back.

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    wow, great job!! Cool fabric and nice quilting!!

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    Way to go on all accounts. Love the quilting:)

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    Wow you did a great job on this. I love your border treatment and the FMQ is absolutely faboo.

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    I am always amazed at the finished OBW when compared to the whole piece of fabric used.

    Your FMQ is wonderful. I need to try meandering. Haven't tried that yet.

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    I like it, like it a lot. I always appreciate seeing the before and after fabric.

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    Are you serious? That is beautiful............I admire is very much.........calla

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    Wow, good job.

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    Very nice!

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    very nice I like all the variation

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