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Thread: Centerpiece and Matching Placemats

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    Here are a couple of things I finally finished :P . I have been having a bit of a clean up of some of my UFOs. I feel so virtuous lol, which is not saying much as I started these 2 years ago :lol:

    Centerpiece
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    Shelly, They're great! I love the blue and gold together.

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    Beautiful! Sometimes projects just need to age before their time comes.

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    Wonderful! Nice and bright.
    Two years? That's no time at all to finish a project. :lol: We won't talk about the longevity of some of my projects! No, not at all!

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    Those are great!!! I absolutely love the colors and fabrics you chose!! Just goes to show that good things really do come to those who wait!!!

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    just beautiful :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I like the vibrant colors you used, they are very nice.....I also like the shape :D

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    Those are awesome!!!

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    Nice work, sometimes the jobs we allow to age make us proud in the end. I am working on something that I put away before we moved and that was more than 2 years ago.

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    How pretty! I bet you do feel great finishing up projects.

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    Beautiful, blue and yellow/gold are on of my favorites! Congrats on getting one UFO out of storage and out where it can now be admired :D :D :D

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    Thanks for all the lovely comments. It is a good feeling to finally get one or two things finished, but I'm never completely finished as there are always more UFOs in the pipeline :lol:

    Loretta: I use a flat material for the batting, for these I used an old woven blanket, been washed heaps so doesn't shrink, or could use felt or pellon or anything that doesn't have puff. I think you can get a very flat cotton, not sure on that, over here cotton batting is too expensive for me so I've never used it. Old blankets work good for me as I can get them for $5 -$10 fom the opp shop, they are also great for wall hangings as they dont shift as much during quilting and hold their shape better, helps prevent wavey edges. two layers of blanket work well in a pot holder as wool is very good insulation. Well I think I've burbled on enough, don't you :lol:

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    Shelly I think they are beautiful... The yellow/blue is also my favorite combination..

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShellyQ
    Thanks for all the lovely comments. It is a good feeling to finally get one or two things finished, but I'm never completely finished as there are always more UFOs in the pipeline :lol:

    Loretta: I use a flat material for the batting, for these I used an old woven blanket, been washed heaps so doesn't shrink, or could use felt or pellon or anything that doesn't have puff. I think you can get a very flat cotton, not sure on that, over here cotton batting is too expensive for me so I've never used it. Old blankets work good for me as I can get them for $5 -$10 fom the opp shop, they are also great for wall hangings as they dont shift as much during quilting and hold their shape better, helps prevent wavey edges. two layers of blanket work well in a pot holder as wool is very good insulation. Well I think I've burbled on enough, don't you :lol:
    I am amazed.. Cotton batting is expensive in New Zealand? That sounds like Pineapple being too expensive in Hawaii, or coal being out of price range in New Castle!

    Anyhow, very nice work, intense colors... just my style.

    tim in san jose

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    Most materials are expensive in New Zealand.... the materials for quilts can range from about $20 per metre to around $30/$34 per metre....

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    Most materials are expensive in New Zealand.... the materials for quilts can range from about $20 per metre to around $30/$34 per metre.... I try to spend no more than $25 per metre....

    I may be repeating myself in the first sentence....don't know what happened but all of a sudden I lost what I was typing... so sorry about that.

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    Hi Tim :D Thanks for the lovely compliment. New Zealand doesn't have a cotton industry of it's own, so everything has to be imported, I don't think it can grow here :?: we grow heaps of wool though :P Which is prob why I can get wool batt for $15.50 p/m whereas cotton is around $28 p/m. But there's always an alternative, where theres a will there's a way :D

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    Very nice work. Congratulations on getting some UFO's done. Kyia

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    wooooooooooohoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P

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    Hi.. I'm looking at this great table runner :lol: and this ideal for a great Quit.. I would like to know how to recieve this patern for instructions:roll:
    Please help me..!

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    Shelly please help me recieve this instructions for this table runner....!
    Thank you
    Scrapthelma
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    Hi Scrapthelma
    Thankyou so much, there is no greater compliment than someone wanting to do something you've made :D . I'm so sorry but I can't be much help, as far as I know there aren't any patterns or instructions for it, as it is one of mine, and I haven't got it in any computerized form that I Could share.But I have posted some patterns that you might like and might be of some use to you, here is the link http://www.quiltingboard.com/posts/list/3329.page

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    Oh, I love the colors! They are beautiful!

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    Absolutely Stunning. FAbulous! What other adjective did I leave out! Beautiful!

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    very nice...I love it
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