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Thread: jacks---not quite finished

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    jacks---not quite finished

    This has been the most challenging quilt that I've attempted, but I've only done a couple dozen. This will be for my 8 year old GD when its complete, if that ever happens!! Its been tough! There are 16 6" pieces that make up each 24" Jack block. Each 6" piece has 2 corners out & pieces put back in....and boy oh boy, that was so hard. This pattern is from fons & porter mag. I'm not sure what color to do the back in...maybe orange because the jack balls are orange? Any suggestions? Thanks for looking. I've never posted from cell, I hope pic comes over!
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    Wow what a great quilt. It will be worth all the challenge it has presented once it is done and your DGD is sure to love it. Please make sure you post photos of the finished quilt.

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    Neat and clever!

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    OOOOOHHHHHHH!!!! I LOVE it! It's so fun and cheerful! It DOES look tricky, but the finished product will surely be worth it!!

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    It's going to be so cute when finished. Either the orange balls color or one of the bold colors. What is her favorite color?

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    such a challenging quilt. I love it. your granddaughter will look at this quilt and trace the shapes and wonder how you did it this is an inspirational type of quilt that might just give her the bug to try it too. keep it up and finish it. it's worth it.
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    ​Very cute blocks! The orange back would be nice.

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    Very nicely done! Those seams look challenging to match and you've done it well!

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    What a great quilt!! I think about any color would work for the back....so go with whatever you want. You can't go wrong. You have one lucky granddaughter!!

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    I love this pattern, but I know how those curved seams can be. It's a great quilt! I would put a multi colored print on the back if it was mine.
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    What a neat quilt - I'm not sure I could get all those rounded pieces to line up right! Yours looks great.
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    I am impressed! That is inspirational!

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    impressive! It will be a wonderful gift.
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    I love this pattern. Yes, it certainly looks challenging but wow! You are doing a fantastic job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    I love this pattern, but I know how those curved seams can be. It's a great quilt! I would put a multi colored print on the back if it was mine.
    I agree with sewmom.
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    That's a great quilt!! You did a fantastic job, too, just look how all those curved seams line up! I tried sewing some Drunkard's Path blocks recently and turns out I'm horrible at curved seams, LOL.

    Very, very cool - your GD will love it!

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    Lovely quilt! The colors you selected really compliment the pattern. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    That is a great quilt and I am sure your DGD will love it but it does look challenging. You are doing a fantastic job on it. The backing would be cute in some colorful fabric--maybe picking some fabric with all of the colors from the front.
    Please share with us when it is finished. Keep up the great work.

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    Fantastic quilt - love the idea of an orange back but depend on GD. Purple could be another option.

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    That is really cute.

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    I would use a print on the back and a geometric print or stripe for the binding. I love for the back to be a surprise, especially on kids quilts.

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    Good job.......it's a GD...pink, of course!

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    Understandable why this was such a challenge for you....but it's adorable and any little girl would love it!! Great job.

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    Challenging for sure. But it's looking good!
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    you did a fantastic job! So impressed with all your curved seams (not my favorite to make). But I would audition a color on the back before you purchase the fabric. with that much white I'm thinking you'll want white bat and you don't want the backing to show through the top. also, think about the color of thread for the quilting--again, if you plan to use mainly white, you might want the back to be white depending on your quilting skills or whether you plan to take to long armer.

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