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Thread: Batik French Braids done!!!

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    Batik French Braids done!!!

    I have decided that this is MY quilt. I usually donate all of my quilts (with maybe 2-3 exceptions) ... but I just love this quilt!

    I still have to add more brown fabric around the edges so that it actually covers the whole bed, and then the border itself.

    I have also decided that I'm going to "birth this quilt" and then try and FMQ it myself (LOL ... I learned a new term on here and the letters FMQ)

    And a MASSIVE thank you to MANIACQUILTER because without her I wouldn't have found the rest of the batik to finish the quilt!!!!

    So here it is so far ....

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    very nicely done
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    Gorgeous! And it's right that you keep the ones you really love. You get so much from looking at them over time, and snuggling underneath. Happy day!!
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    Beautiful! Your colors really POP!

    I like that you put your braids sideways on the bed. I did that with mine too.

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    No matter what way you put the braid it's beautiful. BrendaK
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    Great idea to put it sideways. I love the colors.
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    Lovely French Braid top!

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    Great job!!! I love it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    so pretty and cheerful !

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    Absolutely beautiul - just gotta love anything made with batiks.

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    That's definitely a keeper - so very pretty!

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    So beautiful. You did such a lovely job.

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    very nice!!!
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    Now that is snappy! Love the colors and the shading.

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    Mind if I turn it?
    He who loves crazy scrappy quilts.

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    Very pretty
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    That is beautiful!!! Very vibrant!
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    Beautiful quilt!! Glad you are keeping it.

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    Beautifully done!
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    Just Beautiful!!!!
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    Love the brown. Really makes the rest stand out.
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    Beautiful quilt but if it isn't too late, I would not recommend birthing a quilt for FMQ. The nature of what happens to the quilt during the quilting process is not conducive to the birthing method. One usually ends up with huge ugly gathers and puckers when combining these two methods. The birthing method is more better suited to tied quilts. If you have already prepared it for birthing then tie it or do small machine tacks at regularly space intervals, or take it apart and baste the quilt sandwich traditional way of your choosing (glue, adhesive spray, safety pins or needle and thread basting) and put binding on it after quilting is completed. Good luck and please share with us when you're done, and also share if you were able to successfully FMQ and birthing if you decide to try anyway. I have never done it successfully with small samples.

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    Too nice and loving the colors

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Beautiful quilt but if it isn't too late, I would not recommend birthing a quilt for FMQ. The nature of what happens to the quilt during the quilting process is not conducive to the birthing method. One usually ends up with huge ugly gathers and puckers when combining these two methods. The birthing method is more better suited to tied quilts. If you have already prepared it for birthing then tie it or do small machine tacks at regularly space intervals, or take it apart and baste the quilt sandwich traditional way of your choosing (glue, adhesive spray, safety pins or needle and thread basting) and put binding on it after quilting is completed. Good luck and please share with us when you're done, and also share if you were able to successfully FMQ and birthing if you decide to try anyway. I have never done it successfully with small samples.
    I haven't got that far yet ... still waiting for the rest of my fabric to arrive.

    I hadn't thought of that ... I was trying to come up with a way of not having to bind it LOL and loved the idea of "birthing" (such a funny term hahaha!)

    My other option is to send it off to Pauline who has long arm quilted most of my quilts for me ... And I might just end up doing that .... I really don't want to wreck all my hard work with this beautiful fabric!

    I will likely end up sending it to her (the more I think about it, that's what's going to happen), and then practise birthing a quilt and doing FMQ on a much smaller piece.

    Thanks so much for the heads up!

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    Beautiful!!! I love batiks and the French Braid pattern is prefect for showing them off.
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