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Thread: The black background won the prize

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    The black background won the prize

    Thanks for all who voted and here is the semi final product

    I'm going to wait until my sewing machine is fixed so that I can do embroidery on the borders

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    Very pretty!

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    Great choice.

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    That turned out very good. I saw all of the votes for black! I was unable to decide and didn't vote, but folks here know what looks good.

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    Something about black just makes everything pop, it's just beautiful!
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    As many of those who voted black said, it really makes the rainbow colors pop. Good choice.

    ETA: See what I mean?

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    Love it! DD chose a similar color combo that she wants me to make. On the list! Ha!

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    Way to go...it makes the squares "pop".

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    Very pretty. BrendaK
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    Your quilt really is pretty. The black makes the colored blocks almost look like they are floating. Very nice.

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    it's wonderful. How did you do the blocks? that's very neat and interesting!

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    Yes, even tho I dislike sewing on black it still makes the other bright colors POP. What I do when sewing on black fabric is to put black thread in the bobbin and a medium gray on top so I can see where I am stitching.
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    very pretty !!!!
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    Your quilt will be stunning for sure. Love the black background-it makes your colors 'just sing'.

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    Looks wonderful! Can't wait to see your embroidery.

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    I like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by skypony View Post
    it's wonderful. How did you do the blocks? that's very neat and interesting!
    For the big ones I used a jelly roll cut in half - so instead of 2.5 inches, it was 1.75. And then I sewed them in strips, squared it and then cut squares, and then triangles. For the smaller ones, same idea just not as big. And the middle is just the leftover strips.

    What was a HUGE pain was that I wasn't thinking about sizes so I just made them. The middle one is 7 inches, the other 4 are 8.5 inches. So getting it all lined up was annoying.

    It's 39 inches without the black border - and 45 inches with the border. So again, not too big!! And much more manageable. I had mentioned in one of my other threads that this year I was working on more complicated quilts and therefore, not massive ones. I want to be able to quilt them myself instead of having to send them out to long arm quilters!

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    Love the black with the bright colors!! Great job!

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    Ooh I like that.
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    Very nice and great choice with black background

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    Outstanding. Amish look and feel
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    Stunning!!!

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    Your quilt looks great! Black really makes it pop.

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    Just beautiful with the black.
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    looks beautiful
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