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Thread: Bella Bella quilt progress

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    Bella Bella quilt progress

    I started this St Mark's wall hanging last fall, but it got pushed aside while doing other projects. But I have it back on my design wall. The first picture is the quilt on my cutting table. I was just laying it out to make sure I had all the colors in the right places. The 2nd picture was taken last night of the quilt on my design wall. I am 2/3rds of the way through with this part of the wallhanging. The wedges are not sewn together yet, just pinned in place. I started out with paper piecing but then switched to "paperless piecing" after someone posted that method here on the quilting board.
    Here is a link to the paperless piecing method: http://pinterest.com/pin/268386459013175068/
    Here is a link to Norah McMeeking's Bella Bella Wall hangings: http://www.bellabellaquilts.com/bella.html
    If you order her book and pattern, the pattern comes printed on freezer paper, which is what is needed for paperless piecing.

    Now to see if I can post the pictures. Sorry about the quality, I took them with my cell phone camera!
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    What a fabulous quilt!!! I am glad that it is no longer a ufo. The paperless piecing was demoed in one of my quilt groups. Great way to save time.
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    terrific quilt!
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    Wow, this is beautiful, need to check out paperless piecing.

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    So cool!! I'd like to try this one...thanks for the links and for sharing!

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    Good luck. Quite an ambitious project but it will be stunning when completed.

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    Wow, that is nice!!

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    That is going to be fabulous! It looks so intricate, but looking closer I can see how it breaks down. I will love to see the finished quilt.

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    Beautiful colors with a unique pattern. I am looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.
    Fabric is like money, no matter how much you have it's never enough.

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    I am working on Venice Rose from Bella Bella. All the quilts in that book are so lovely. I take breaks from doing the spokes as it is tedious work isn't it. But as yours will be lovely, we need to push forward and complete a very rewarding quilt.
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    Wow! Stunning.

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    Bella Bella

    WOW!!! What a beautiful beautiful project. I love that pattern. I will now be on the lookout for that book. My husband does wood working and he has started his Bella Bella and so far it's gorgeous too!

    thanks for sharing. I have never heard of paperless piecing. How can I find it on this site do you know? Sure would appreciate it.

    thanks again.

    vic

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    OMGoodness...that looks so complicated!!! Show us again when you finish
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    You are coming along really well. I have the book and I am trying to work up the courage to try it. It looks fairly easy with the paper templates but you know what seemingly easy patterns are like....sometimes difficult!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Picklelady View Post
    WOW!!! What a beautiful beautiful project. I love that pattern. I will now be on the lookout for that book. My husband does wood working and he has started his Bella Bella and so far it's gorgeous too!

    thanks for sharing. I have never heard of paperless piecing. How can I find it on this site do you know? Sure would appreciate it.

    thanks again.

    vic
    Hi Vic, The paperless piecing link was in my original post. If that link doesn't work, just do a search on this site. It was on this board that I originally saw the link. Tell us more about the bella bella your husband is making. It must not be the same as this one, or you could just borrow the book from him ; ) Is it out of wood?
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    very pretty, i'd love to try one of those circular quilts

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    It's going to be stunning! Great job!

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    Looks great cant wait to see it all done!

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    Very nice, great job and thank you for sharing
    Have a Blessed day
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    oh my, that will be wonderful when done. i have the book but never even started one!

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    I made this quilt and used the paperless method too! Yours is going to be a beauty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylvia77 View Post
    I made this quilt and used the paperless method too! Yours is going to be a beauty!
    I am glad to hear that the paperless piecing worked for you! Can you post a picture of yours?
    Blessings!
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    Thanks so much for the paperless piecing link. What a clever idea! As you can see from my avatar, I have made Cosmati Rings from that book and want to make St. Mark's Wallhanging next - I think I'll give this method a try! (picking out the paper is the worst part of paper piecing

    Your St. Mark's looks beautiful! Love the colors!!

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    AWESOME JOB !!!!!!! Reminds me of how the dream catchers are woven....

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    Absolutely beautiful. What is the name of the book - Bella Bella?

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