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To try again or not to try again?

Old 08-25-2008, 04:31 PM
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That is a beautiful quilt and I love the blue and yellows together.
Mary.....are the puckers or ripples in the triangle section on the bottom left and bottom right of the picture you posted? Is that the area that you had the problem with. The large center square looks like it's lying flat without any ripples.
check out the previous postings about this pattern. Kitty Yates, Stitchin4Fun, Debra Mc, Diamonds, ccbear66 and Quilting Aggi all were ordering it. Maybe they can give you some insight into the problem.....but don't give up on it or let it get the best of you.

http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/4089.page
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Old 08-25-2008, 04:50 PM
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I have the pattern and I have started it ( I have the log cabin squares done and that is all) but I set it aside to do some easier projects that need to be complete before Christmas. So I'm probably not going to be of much help to you. I think that your quilt looks great and I love the colors that you chose.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:08 PM
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No the ripples are not in the corners. Those are stars that were appliqued on and the picture was taken at the pinned on stage.

The ripples are in the small star borders.

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Old 08-25-2008, 05:30 PM
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I have that pattern and will start it sooner or later.
I think yours is beautiful!
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:40 PM
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That quilt is beautiful! So sorry you are having issues with it.
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:34 PM
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It really is a striking top. I'll bet a lot of it can be eased with your quilting. I hope so. :)
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Old 08-25-2008, 06:52 PM
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It looks really beautiful!!! uhm, my favourite trick is stretch pull tug steam! lol
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Old 08-25-2008, 07:41 PM
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The puckers could be from a triangle or block edge that is not on/ or on a bias...I can never remember which...
But I do know that the long edge of triangles can stretch, that may be the reason for the puckers...
It looks like a very complex, advanced quilt. Where did you find the pattern?
Also, when pressing blocks or seams, if you use steam it can distort the blocks. I have been told to use starch to keep them "squared"
Hope this helps.
Also, could you do a very quick, light, cold water wash to get the fibers of the material to line up again so that you might be able to quilt it without a lot of "easing"? Just a thought.
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Old 08-25-2008, 10:42 PM
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This pattern always attacts my attention - You have made it beautifully, I hope you don't lose heart with it, such a lot of dedication and hard work has gone it to this obviously, your colour choices are marvellous, I hope that some of the tips already posted help you finish it with pleasure, please post updates, its truly wonderful to see and deserves to be admired by all :D
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Old 08-26-2008, 12:10 AM
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back to the original question: should you try the pattern again?

if you really like the design and want another one, then i would encourage you to tackle it again. you'll have learned a lot by now about what does and doesn't work when putting it together.

considering how lovely this first one is, the next should knock our socks off! :wink: :P
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