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Thread: bob the builder... can i build it? yes i can!

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    bob the builder... can i build it? yes i can!

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    ladies and gents, bob the builder is finished!
    it ended up being smaller than i was expecting... or maybe i wasn't really paying attention at how small it was... oops

    the blue of the background is darker. the blue is more accurate as the edge/binding on the front of the quilt.

    the accident of cutting the backing fabric ended up being a good thing. i was able to attempt a two-color binding.

    tomorrow, i'll wash it to make sure there's nothing that will come apart and then it's off to oklahoma to say hello to Asher!

    ps. the best part is that my 19-year old son loves it and said he can't wait for me to make him his quilt.
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    very cute quilt. You could have put extra borders on it to male it bigger, but it is darling as it is. You done good girl.

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    nice fabric......

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    Wow that is great, and Asher will love it.
    God Bless you all.
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    nicely done
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    Adorably done!
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    You did a great job. Particularly on the two color binding. I'm very impressed.

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    You got the approval from the dog so that is what counts. Is it funny how our pets make a beeline to a new quilt to test out for comfort??
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    Love the two colored binding. Was it hard to do? You did a great job. BrendaK
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrendaK View Post
    Love the two colored binding. Was it hard to do? You did a great job. BrendaK
    this is the tutorial i used:

    http://thepatternbasket.blogspot.ca/...=1346077987269

    it was very easy to follow.
    it felt like magic when i turned the binding over and it tah-dah! i had two-sided color binding
    * running slow isn't a character flaw; quitting is.
    * ANY idiot can run; it takes a SPECIAL KIND OF IDIOT to run a marathon.

    *4- 5ks *1- 5miler *1- 10k *2- 13.1 *1- 26.2.... and counting

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    Looking good! Glad you solved your binding problem, you quilt inspector looks like he (she) is doing a very thorough job x

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    Wow, that two-color binding is really neat. Congrats on finding a solution to the cutting error that made the quilt extra special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notmorecraft View Post
    quilt inspector looks like he (she) is doing a very thorough job x
    yes, she supervises EVERYTHING i do!
    * running slow isn't a character flaw; quitting is.
    * ANY idiot can run; it takes a SPECIAL KIND OF IDIOT to run a marathon.

    *4- 5ks *1- 5miler *1- 10k *2- 13.1 *1- 26.2.... and counting

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    thank you all for the lovely comments.
    greatly appreciated.

    quilt has passed the washing test! woo hoo. it held up to the harshest cycle on my machine and will be sent for Asher's approval, this week

    can't wait for the next project... looks like i'm addicted
    * running slow isn't a character flaw; quitting is.
    * ANY idiot can run; it takes a SPECIAL KIND OF IDIOT to run a marathon.

    *4- 5ks *1- 5miler *1- 10k *2- 13.1 *1- 26.2.... and counting

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    The fabric colors are very eye catching.
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    Love your quilt!
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    How cute! My grandson would love to have a quilt just like this one!

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    Cute quilt

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    That looks great! I'm sure it will be well-loved.
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    Your quilt turned out very nice. Love the bright blue and orange together.

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    So cute and dog inspected and passed. Can't get better than that.

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    Great fun quilt and love your furbaby! He seems to like it also.

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    Now that is the type of Quilt Police I enjoy ! The puppy checking it out before being sent out LOL .. Looks Great ! :0)
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    Great quilt and love how you solved the cutting error problem.

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    Very nice....GREAT job!!!
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