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    Senior Member QuiltingCrazie's Avatar
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    Thanks so much everyone, love this board!! No I'm not discouraged by what you said about never doing one before. I sewed clothes long before quilting so curves don't scare me lol but thanks for the honesty!! Going to get this put together today then decide on a border.....any ideas? Black? Blue? red? Thanks again!
    *Rachel*

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnNan View Post
    unless it's a wall hanging, the blocks can go any direction as to be seen from different sides
    That's exactly what I was thinking.

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    I like the red color for the border

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    Black! I love this quilt, one of the neatest ones I have seen in a while.
    From the artist formerly known as Missus Fear...Hi, my name is Tracy and I am a hobbyaholic.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/blogs/m...ear-79671.html

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    Love it. There is nothing wrong with having some of your prints going in different directions. Just makes it more interesting.
    Lizzy in La.

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    I love it! What a unique and charming quilt!!

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    Looks perfect the way it is! I love your quilt!

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    I suggest you put more of the novelty print ,that appears more fragmented , more evenly through the quilt, as it appears more to the bottom in the photo and less so at the top. Otherwise, I think it is fine . You've got a good, masculine look to it.]

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    I love it!!!I never thought of using a solid color like that. Good luck sewing...I need to try it again now that I am a bit better sewing. I tried a core quilt as one of my first and quickly gave up, but that said I did not know what I was doing and very new at sewing.

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    It looks fine and I would not change a thing. I love the quilt. Have never done an apple core. It is very nice.

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    I don't see anything that really jars visually. Looking closely row by row I didn't see anything to worry about. I once did a quilt I thought turned out ugly. Several people really liked it and the recipient loved it. So don't worry. I think this quilt looks great and your DH will love.

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    I love the way it looks so not '30s or 'lodge-y' like so many apple core quilts do, and has a very cool modern vibe to it. And maybe it doesn't look like this in person, but in the photo it looks like the black blocks kind of run into the designs with the black backgrounds and you're not getting as a defined apple core shapes as you perhaps wanted, and certainly took the time to cut and sew. But as far as the directional prints, they look fine - as others have said - the quilt will look good from any direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    It looks great to me! I think the directional print just makes them easier to see from all sides of the quilt.
    It looks great to me too.

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    WHERE did you find that wonderful "car" fabric--it would be perfect for me to attempt an apple core quilt for my car-loving son--he is always bringing me a sewing machine that he finds on his auction trips; maybe a car-quilt would show him I love it when he comes in with another sewing machine for me to work on or with.....
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    It looks great!

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    Hi Rachel,

    It looks great to me. I think you should keep going with it.
    Luv Quilts and Cats
    Never underestimate the healing effects of beauty. - Florence Nightingale

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    Quote Originally Posted by annthreecats View Post
    I love your quilt. It's like a big boy's I Spy.
    Hahaha - My thoughts exactly!
    Loretta Sewhappytoquilt

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    I didn't notice the directional prints, however, there are 3 prints on the left side, which kept pulling my eyes to them. Perhaps rearranging them so the eye travels around the quilt. This is Just my opinion.

    Love the idea of apple core, are you going to hand piece?
    bc

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    When it is quilted, no one will notice. A pretty quilt.

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    Thanks for all the encouragement!! All the novelty prints were bought from www.fabricparadise.com ...for the member who asked about the car fabric.
    *Rachel*

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    It is great!
    SewMomma66 - Janome 7700 named Lucy, Pfaff Creative Vision 5.5 named Ethyl, Babylock serger named Fred, and Janome 9500 named Ricky.

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    I like your fabric and design and I know your husband will love it. I do think the white ones might look better more separated. But that's just my opinion. I look forward to seeing it finished.
    jean

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    Don't give it another thought!! It looks really great. He'll love it.

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    I like the whimsy of it!

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    It looks good to me, too. I'm sure he'll love it.

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