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Thread: The center of my challenge quilt

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    This is the center part of my challenge quilt. It is my first attempt at designing a small quilt. I drew up the paper piece part first so that I didnt have to stitch all those little triangles piece by piece. Then I appliqued the brown circle onto the center. I keep adding flowers and embroidery ... I made add a little more embroidery around the berries since they dont stand out very well. The block is 16" square so far. I'll be adding a 4" border all around with applique on that. Then it will be time to do some machine quilting. Im planning to practice A LOT before starting in on this one.
    [IMG]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...lengequilt.jpg[/IMG]

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    I like it very much. Great pattern too.

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    It's beautiful, you did a great job!

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    You did an awesome job. I love the quilt square.

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    Tell me about the paper peicing part.

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    I really like it, it's going to be beautiful!!!!

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    Wow -- you did a great job!

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    wow very pretty.

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    Great job, and nice to see an individual centre. Well done.

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    Beautiful job. I love it.

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    Very nice. I haven't done a Feathered Star yet. Looks like a challenge all by itself! :lol:

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    its stunning.

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    beeeeuuuuuteeefaminous!!! :-)

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    Nice! Very crisp looking too. I like that.

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    I really like the way you are doing this - combo of applique and Feathered Star. Please show us more pictures as you progress.

    Whose/what kind of challenge is it?

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    WOW that is beautiful!!!! Awesome Work :D :D :D

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    I love the way you mix colors Deb. And as expected, this one is beautiful! Can't wait to see more!!

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    Wow! Love the contrast and fabric selection. It almost looks retro.
    I love the feathered star pattern, but have not found a paper piecing pattern. Really beautiful. Your stitching looks perfect!

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    oooooooooooooooo very pretty. keep up the good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheree from Chicago
    Wow! Love the contrast and fabric selection. It almost looks retro.
    I love the feathered star pattern, but have not found a paper piecing pattern. Really beautiful. Your stitching looks perfect!
    Sheree, I have a couple of paper pieced patterns that I drew up.. one was for a snowflake quilt Im doing and the other for this challenge. Here's a pic of the snowflake block:
    [IMG]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e1...dStarblock.jpg[/IMG]
    If you PM me, I can make a copy of this one for you. I gave it to a few friends on block central and one lady made it up... turned out very nice. I think it's an easier one to start with. The block is kind of large.. trying to remember (Im not at home right now), maybe 16" or so.

    The challenge quilt was through a quilt store up here in Michigan (www.heartstoholly.com). We were given 4 fabrics (fat 1/8ths) and a month to make (or more) to make a 24" quilt. We could use any design or blocks ... or design our own. We could add any other fabrics, as long as we used at least a small piece of the main four. The quilt has to be done by June 30th and will be judged by shoppers and quilters that come into the shop. It will cost $1 to vote and the proceeds benifit a charity. The winner will win a basket of sewing goodies worth $100. Not bad huh?


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    Talk about a challenge. You have more than answered it. Great job.

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    too cute!! This is the start of a beautiful quilt!

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