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    GREAT JOBthumbup: Now,tell me how to do the one I like.I'

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    Beautiful, as your work always is!

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    Wow! did you have templates in all those sizes? That looks really hard and like every piece was a different size and shape. You are a wizard!

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    Of course you are pleased with it. Who would not be. Food job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gal288
    How. Are you planning to. Quilt it?
    I think I'll kind of continue the waving triangle theme out into the border with the quilting. I certainly won't do something unsympathetic like an all over meander! I always try to enhance the top with the quilting as I view it as an inherent part of the overall design. I generally plan the quilting while piecing or even in the design stage but in this case, I was so involved with the technique and getting the colour graduation right, I didn't do that. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhanes
    What is the name of the pattern? It is beautiful.
    This is my own original design based on the technique by Margaret Miller in her book Block Bender Quilts. I think the book is out of print but I got mine used from Amazon. It's by no means a quick thing to make though. After designing my grid and drafting my layou, I then had to draft and cut my templates from plastic then each patch had to be individually cut. I loved it though and can't wait to do another - I have multiple designs laying around the place on graph paper..

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    Quote Originally Posted by drose
    GREAT JOBthumbup: Now,tell me how to do the one I like.I'
    I'm looking forward to seeing yours. Are you working on the one you told me about already or drawing up another one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan T
    Wow! did you have templates in all those sizes? That looks really hard and like every piece was a different size and shape. You are a wizard!
    This design 'only' took 7 individual templates. Actually it's surprising how few you need as the illusion created is of many different sized pieces. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan T
    Wow! did you have templates in all those sizes? That looks really hard and like every piece was a different size and shape. You are a wizard!
    PS Thought you might like to see all the fabrics that went into this as well - it was a great excuse to colour sort all my scraps! :lol:
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    It's beautiful, but I can't look at it without turning my head so that I see it set straight! LOL
    LOL....I was thinking the same thing...AWESOME JOB!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MISHNJIM
    Quote Originally Posted by gaigai
    It's beautiful, but I can't look at it without turning my head so that I see it set straight! LOL
    LOL....I was thinking the same thing...AWESOME JOB!!!
    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    Well I've put it as my avatar so you'll be seeing it all over the place! Just send me your physio bills! :mrgreen: :lol:

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    Excellent!

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    That is just beautiful. I love the 3D effect. You did an awesome job with the borders.

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    Way cool! Nothing wrong with being pleased with your own work! I think it belongs in a show!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdavis
    Way cool! Nothing wrong with being pleased with your own work! I think it belongs in a show!
    Thanks, if the quilting comes out as it looks in my head (ie good!) I might just do that. :-D And I've used this image for my new business cards - had to have new as I changed my mobile phone after dropping my old phone down the toilet! :mrgreen: Don't even ask! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Do I ever like this piece! I keep going back and looking at it. Everytime I do, another thought of what it reminds me of pops into my mind....at 1st- a japanese lantern (don't ask), 2nd-a drum type box with lid...etc...

    It certainly is a mind-bender (in a good way)
    I love it! Your work continues to astound me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade
    Do I ever like this piece! I keep going back and looking at it. Everytime I do, another thought of what it reminds me of pops into my mind....at 1st- a japanese lantern (don't ask), 2nd-a drum type box with lid...etc...

    It certainly is a mind-bender (in a good way)
    I love it! Your work continues to astound me!
    Thank you! The top is hanging here on my rail and I keep getting it down to stroke and think about the FMQ - still not sure what to do but inspiration will strike at one point! I'm also dying to make another one of these I designed that looks like trailing ribbons in red and purple but that's way down the list. :cry: :mrgreen: :-D

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    Awesome

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