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Thread: Balcony Blossoms - a quilt top

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    Balcony Blossoms - a quilt top

    This quilt top was inspired by two of the classic 1930's style quilts - Double Wedding Ring, and Grandmother's Flower Garden, yet it does not have any curved piecing or hexagons. It does however, contain set-in-seams, which I forced myself to learn from a book. I used a different 1930's reproduction print for each flower. There is no commercial pattern.
    This measures 48" x 48", and brings to mind a child's gift of flowers from her own yard for her mother.

    The good thing about this, according to my husband, is that my blocks using set-in-seams, do not look like padded bikini tops! (Many of mine have looked this way in the past!!!)
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    Very pretty! It reminds me of Storm at Sea ... similar but different. Well done.
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    Very pretty!
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    That is an intriguing design. Very nice quilt.

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    Very lovely! Thank you for sharing.
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    that is beautiful, love the colors you chose

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    Sew pretty! I like the movement in the center of the top.

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    Beautiful pattern and great with 1930's. Can you share a tutorial?
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    Really different design, it's very nice and I love the fabrics you chose
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    You have created a beautiful quilt! I was just trying to look at all of your fabrics and individual shapes and suddenly I am looking at a rising circles. It is a fabulous effect. Thanks for sharing.
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    Beautiful !

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    Beautiful quilt. you did a great job on making it.
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    Great quilt. I really like the pattern
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    That's a really attractive design Jennie! Love the fabrics, too!
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    I love all the action you have created in this quilt. It is a wonderful pattern you compiled. I love the colors and how it feels like spring and summer flowers popping out. Bright and cheery. Great job. Very pretty quilt.
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    That's a really cool design! I've never seen that one before-thank you for sharing.
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    This is a really striking quilt!

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    Well, even though there are no curved seams, it does leave you with that effect. Good job!

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    Beautiful design, love your quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DogHouseMom View Post
    Very pretty! It reminds me of Storm at Sea ... similar but different. Well done.
    I'm so glad you said that, DogHouseMom...was just thinking the same thing.

    Beautiful blocks, great fabrics, well done. I'm surprised you were able to learn Y seams from a book...there are free video and photo tutorials online including a great one Patrice did here on the board if anyone else is considering trying them out.
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    Your quilt is beautiful.
    Great fabrics and great design.
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    Very nice! I can see the possibilities. If you made one piece from each side match in color you'd get a whole new view. Lovely..
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    ISN'T it funny, when we look long enough, we see different designs. I'm seeing what Chicca is seeing. Fabulous!

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    It's lovely Jenn. Love the soft colors and your pattern. So much movement with the circles.

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    That is so pretty. I love it. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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