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Thread: Celtic Knots, Medallion Center, Braids In Blue/Greens/Yellows/Aqua

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    Celtic Knots, Medallion Center, Braids In Blue/Greens/Yellows/Aqua

    We were given a challenge at the guild this year to make a quilt with a medallion center and then complete the rows to finish the quilt/wall hanging/ etc., with triangles, rectangles, applique, circles or curves. This is what I came up with. The center is from Quilter's Cache. Then I did the rest myself. Well, that can lead to problems with the math, turning things on point., etc., the knot pattern not fitting, etc. So after much head scratching, manipulation and other assorted techniques, this is the finished project. I decided the knot would work for the applique and circle part. I love these fabrics and colors. Have been experimenting with color placement, etc. Still a long way to go, but hopefully better at it.
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    Close-up of my first attempt at a Celtic Knot pattern. Oh, and I made my own bias tape using two different fabrics to give a bit of interest with a Clover tape maker and used steam a seam II to hold edges. I have since found the Clover brand and hope it will go through the thingy better.

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    How it looks on a bed. Wanted the applique to lay just inside the top edge before the fall. I wish I had planned the corners of the braid better so as to have more a mitered effect with all dark to the outside rather than blunting it off. I will know better next time, if there is one. Now off the long-armer for her to work her magic. Hope you enjoy my challenge quilt.

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    It looks fabulous. I love your color choices.

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    This is amazing!! You should be exceptionally happy about this. The colors are spot on to me!!

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    WOW, that's amazing, such perseverance! looks Fabulous!
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    Congratulations on meeting the challenge! I think it is awesome! Love the colors!
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    Wow! That looks amazing.

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    I am in AWE!! Beautiful!! You have created something absolutely unique.
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    Beautiful quilt! I think you have met the challenge and then some! Colors are beautiful!

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    Your quilt is beautiful! I love your applique work! Colors are gorgeous...nicely done!

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    I really like your quilt. I don't know what our challenge is this year, but do plan to participate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerK View Post
    I am in AWE!! Beautiful!! You have created something absolutely unique.
    Ginger, you are right about that. I couldn't do it again if I tried!! The designer police would probably be stroking about now.

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    very nicely done
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    Very beautiful quilt, looks like you have a zillion hours in it!

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    Fabulous quilt! The colors look wonderful together!

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    Lovely quilt and the colors are really wonderful.
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    Gorgeous quilt, colors and pattern. Great work.
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    That's is a "show stopper"!!!! just a fabulous quilt! Your color choices really are stunning.

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    Wow what talent you have! Spectacular!
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    Smile

    It turned out beautifully!!!
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    Oh my this is beautiful. Great job!

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    Whoops! Meant to say that design was inspired by one pictured on Elisabrat's Medallion sew along. There are similarities and there are differences, but that was the inspiration. I didn't have information about sizes of rows, etc. I just used it as an inspiration and put my own thoughts to use.

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    Beautiful. BrendaK
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    Another spectacular quilt!! I love your colors.

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    I love the colors and you sure exceeded the challenge!

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    Beautiful, beautiful, quilt! Love the colors.

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