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    FABULOUS!!!!! That is one beautiful quilt!
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    [quote=PatriceJ
    well .... if you absolutely insist. :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: [/quote]
    I'm not usually the pushy sort, but uhhhh...yeah, I insist! :D :D

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    Patrice, just caught up with this thread, your quilt is delightful, and you really should take a bow!! :D

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    Patrice, just caught up with this thread, your quilt is delightful, and you really should take a bow!! :D

    Did you use your open toed foot to quilt the fleur de lys???

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve
    Could you maybe please post instructions so I could simply gander, scratch the balding, and leave it be after the notion of maybe? Yikes, it is an amazing piece (in my noggin anywho)! :thumbup:
    "advance customers" would get abridged versions, tailored to the finished size they're shooting for, the size squares they're comfortable working with, fabric estimates, step-by-step illustrations, etc. at a significant discount, since i'd use whatever i developed for you as a section in the final e-book.

    That's me... advanced customer. Although I swore I would not do another chain for a looooong looong time, I might be enticed back into one by your design...


    tim in san jose

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    Wow! What a beautiful, splendid quilt! :D
    I never thought about a special design in the center, either.
    Did you quilt as you go? You said you were making the "sandwich"?

    How long did this take to make? machine pieced?

    I have to make a quilt for my daughter's wedding present, which will be due in October, and I'm looking for something splendid and easy.
    Is it possible?

    purple

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    the strips were 2", so the squares finished at 1.5"

    the design in the center is not a fleur de lis. it's a medievalish cross-kinda thing. technically, a medievalish x-kinda thing, but i turned it on its side to fit in the white area. the same design is quilted in all the the white centers. i used red thread in the center block and off-white on all the others. yes, i used and open toe foot to quilt that design.

    because i'm trying to improve my skills using methods other than QAYG, i only prequilted the centers, trimmed away the batting from behind all but the centers, then assembled the blocks, sandwiched with another layer of batting and a one-piece back. i used polyester batting because i was out of my favorite cotton. machine quilting on polyester batting isn't working well for this particular quilt. it's basted every inch and a half, but even with a walking foot it's giving me fits. i had to put it away for a while or it was headed for the incinerator. :shock: :lol: :x :lol:

    i guess by the time i get this one quilted, i'll have the bugs worked out so the other two will go together with less frustration.

    it took me about a month to make enough blocks for a HUGE quilt. i'm very, very slow and only have an hour or so each weekday to work on my quilts. the amount of time i have on weekends varies. factor in ripit and recut time.

    because of all the different colors and fabrics (3 reds, 1 yellow, 1 green and 2 "whites") i wouldn't say this is an easy quilt. however, i do think you could easily get any size you wanted to make completed by October.

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    Love those colors! I've done doubles and triples, but nothing that elaborate - I'd be tearing my hair out!

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    ok ok i get it now (i think ) i have been scratching my head over the pre-quilting part. basically what you did was trapunto right?

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    a lzay version of kinda sorta trapunto, yes. i didn't cut away in detail ... just the shape of the center "diamond"

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    WOW! I am inspired to make my irish chain quilt now!
    mamakane

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    Patrice, did you ever get it made into three smaller quilts? Would love to see them if you did :)

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    WOW!! That is gorgeous!

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    beautiful! any more pictures yet? :lol:

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    That is gorgeous!! :D

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    wow Patrice, that is beautiful

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    ok ... this is a totally freaky coincidence!

    i hauled out the Chain Reaction this weekend to serve as my UFO of the Month for February!

    i need to finish hand-quilting the first lap. i sewed together most of the remaining blocks for the second lap. i arranged them incorrectly somehow. sooooo ... it's unsew-resew before i can sandwich it.

    whatever's left is getting cobbled together to serve as the center back of a log cabin i'm planning.

    i might have something more to show you by Sunday.

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    Gorgeous quilt!

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    Beautiful :thumbup:

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    Really pretty. I love the quilting in the center.

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    Your quilt is outstanding. Love the quilting & your colors. Enjoy.

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    Patrice,
    That's beautiful! :D

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    WOW!!!! that looks nice

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    Very nicely done. :thumbup:

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    Absolutely gorgeous !!! I have one made a few years ago and plan to make another for oldest Granddaughter, using a yellow or off white maybe instead of white

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