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Thread: Celtic Layers and New Leaves wallhangings

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    Celtic Layers and New Leaves wallhangings

    The first quilt is Celtic Layers by Kathleen Andrews. I was so excited to get this pattern at Chicago's International Quilt Fest, I thought it was different and unique. The designer said the celtic designs needed to be hand stitched, but I used my machine. I always look for shortcuts.

    The second quilt is New Leaves by Ruth Powers. This was a fun quilt to make. The pattern reads like a counted cross stitch pattern where you make each block individually. Some blocks are paper pieced.

    My quilt inspector approves.

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    They are both gorgeous!
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    The Celtic quilt is simply lovely. Beautiful work. You can surely see fall in the second one.

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    Both are simply beautiful. Love everything about the Celtic especially the shape. Would like to have one of the leaves, will have to look up that pattern.
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    Love the leaves....looks like a carpet in the woods.

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    So unique! How do you go about cutting those skinny circles? Did you fuse them down before sewing? Excellent work!

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    I love your Celtic quilt. Such great fabrics you selected. I almost fell off my chair since I made the same quilt. Mine is still in three sections (easier to press). I made a few changes in the direction of a few blocks. I pp for the pointed block as a 4" square so there was no matching those angled seams. I also made flying geese units when I could substitute them for two bulky HSTs.
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    barnbum, if I am not mistaken, that is probably homemade bias that you would cut in the same way of doing stems and such. Most bias tape gadgets now have a way you can not only iron the bias into the thin folded strips, but you can apply the fusible product at the same time as well. This is one gorgeous quilt.

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    Amazing work! The Celtic just blows my mind and that New Leaves is just beyond my imagination. I love the overlaying of colors.
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    Both of these are amazing! The Celtic one just knocks my socks off. I can't imagine dealing with all the curlicues, even with machine sewing. You did a great job.

    The leaves in batiks are beautiful! What a great pattern for batiks.

    Bravo!

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    Oh WOW ! They are both gorgeous, love your colours.

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    I love the interplay of colors and shapes on both of them.

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    The Celtic Layers is just amazing. Colors are gorgeous, and the execution of those tiny circles - wow!

    I also love the New Leaves wall hanging. Great color selection again.

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    I love the Celtic Layers quilt. The colors are just beautiful. Someday I want to make a Celtic quilt. The New Leaves quilt is so warm & cuddly looking. Who wouldn't want to cuddle under a bed of fall leaves? You always have to have a quilt inspector's approval. Thanks for sharing.

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    beautiful quilts i really like the celtic !!!
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    I have done some, very little Celtic work. You have my undying admiration for creating that lovely piece of work. The colors are spectacular.

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    So beautiful!

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    Nice!!! Love the celtic one most! Even my 16 yr old ds said "Oh, that's cool!"
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    WOW ! They are both gorgeous, love your colors, love the celtic

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    Gorgeous.... both of them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnbum View Post
    So unique! How do you go about cutting those skinny circles? Did you fuse them down before sewing? Excellent work!
    I cut 1" strips of fabric on the bias, folded them in half and sewed them lengthwise. Using a small plastic tool that was about 1/4" wide, I inserted it into the fabric sleeve and ironed the strips hiding the seam on the back. I used double sided 1/4" wide fusible to hold the strips onto the fabric until it was sewn down.

    The Celtic design was traced onto the black fabric using tracing paper.
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    Oh, WOW! Your quilts are gorgeous!

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