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Thread: Bonnet Girls - Fifteenth in Series - My Garden

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    Bonnet Girls - Fifteenth in Series - My Garden

    Hi, I just finished the fifeenth block in my series...Now, trying to decide on rather or not to make 20, or stop at 16. I want it to fit a full size bed. I'm not very good at figuring these kinds of things..lol..I am also posting a pic of all the blocks that I have finished...

    Please take a look at them all together...I'm thinking that I need to do Evie and her ducks over again, I colorized the background on her block...The rest of the blocks are more plain..Any comments on this would be appreciated. Also, Farewell, I'm wondering if she looks too small compared to the rest of the blocks..

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    I love the old fashioned look to these
    Bonnet Girls, as opposed to Sunbonnet Sue. Where would I be able to find the Bonnet Girl Patterns?
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    The picture is hard for me to tell in detail. I'm not sure I could deside for you. I'd have to think about it awhile!! They are all wonderful. I got the book in the mail today and haven't had time to look at it much. What size are your blocks?
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    You can find the patterns and the two books at www.bonnetgirls.com
    I think there are 158 patterns, not sure if the two books are included in the 158 patterns.

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    Hi, My blocks are 12.50." Most of the girls measure about 9.50".

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    Thank you for sharing your blocks. I love them.

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    Loving them all. Each one I see becomes my favorite. Can't wait to see your finished quilt, ahhh the suspense
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    I can't imagine how you have done these so quickly. Did you have them all prepped before you started sewing. They are machine appliquéd right? Did you use fusible something first? Hand embroidery? I would think you might want 4 more, given the dimensions and proportions of the bed. Are you going to use sashing? If you do four more, you might include some more colorized backings and scatter them among the others. Otherwise, I wouldn't change it. They are so wonderful!
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    Your quilt is going to be gorgeous. You've done a lot of work on this

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    I would leave them the way they are. Farewell has to have the ship leaving in it, of course, and her size just emphasizes how far away it is going (in my humble opinion!). Can't really tell about the block with ducks, but looks like it blends well enough in this photo. If it is too striking a difference to you, make another and use this block to make a pillow - it would certainly look great alone. They are all so wonderful!

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    Hello Ruth, I spend a lot of time at the sewing machine..No, I didn't have them prepped before hand. I have an obsessive, compulsive personality..When I start a project, I don't stop until it is finished..I stay up late many nights sewing...I used steam n seam (lite) for the appliques. I plan on using sashing in between the blocks. I am thinking if I can find the right fabric, that I want tiny flowers with a red background..but may change my mind, depends on what I find when I go for fabric...

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    Thanks Kathy for your input. I really appreciate it.

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    What if you made the other 4 blocks in the same background fabric as the ducks and sprinkled them among the plainer ones? If the background is bothering you, I'd probably go ahead and make another block. You've put in so much time on these you don't want any regrets!

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    Nice block
    I vote for 20.... to make 4 by 5 an odd number


    Sorry

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    Oooh, they're simply precious! Nice work.
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    I agree with you Diane..Think i'm gonna shoot for 20, and will be doing Evie and her ducks over...The block doesn't blend well with the rest of them..No idea what I was thinking when I did that...lol

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    I am enjoying seeing each creation. You are doing a great job.

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    20 blocks, and a scalloped edge :=) just my opinion, I keep seeing that in my head. I vote to redo the geese and use the one you did first as a pillow or wood framed wall hanging. That one with the geese is among my fav. cuz my mom always had geese and so did her mom, reminds me of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cindy4857 View Post
    20 blocks, and a scalloped edge :=) just my opinion, I keep seeing that in my head. I vote to redo the geese and use the one you did first as a pillow or wood framed wall hanging. That one with the geese is among my fav. cuz my mom always had geese and so did her mom, reminds me of them.
    We didn't have geese...we had chickens. I also agree that 20 blocks would make it better. If I recall right, you said that the blocks were 12 ½" blocks. That would make your quilt without sashing 60" x 48". Measure your double bed or google quilt sizes for the double bed measurements and make your sashing accordingly. I also think the block you're not happy with could serve as a framed wall hanging or a pillow. Both ideas are great. Thanks for continuing to share your progression with us and for trusting our opinions.
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    They are all just wonderful, they are perfect just the way they are!!!!!!

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    Awww!! again, I love all your work. What talent you have shown in all these blocks.
    will quilt 4EVER

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    That is beautiful. Would love to see the finished project.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathy T. View Post
    I would leave them the way they are. Farewell has to have the ship leaving in it, of course, and her size just emphasizes how far away it is going (in my humble opinion!). Can't really tell about the block with ducks, but looks like it blends well enough in this photo. If it is too striking a difference to you, make another and use this block to make a pillow - it would certainly look great alone. They are all so wonderful!
    My thoughts exactly. it were me, I'd make 20 for a full-sized quilt. These are spectacular & this is going to be one stunning quilt! I really love today's block! What will we have to look forward to when you finish these? LOL! You'll just have to start another fabulous project!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KSellers View Post
    What if you made the other 4 blocks in the same background fabric as the ducks and sprinkled them among the plainer ones? If the background is bothering you, I'd probably go ahead and make another block. You've put in so much time on these you don't want any regrets!
    I agree with KSellars but before cutting into your fabric and doing all that hard work just to find it wont work, how about just using your fabric and sprinkle them around then go away for a while then come back and look at it with fresh eyes.
    that way you know if it will work or not.
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    Such beautiful work! These are so expressive. I may look into making some of these cuz they are so precious.
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