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Old 08-08-2015, 02:07 PM
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Hi. I finished the elephant quilt .... Finally!!!

Now I am in a time crunch to get this window (the large one of 3) finished before Sept 12. Our church is celebrating its 150th anniversary and since we are in a new sanctuary now, I decided to bring something old into the new. This is the one of the windows from our old sanctuary, they actually all look the same except for the bottom pane in the center section of the windows. I am making 3, one large window to be put in our 34th annual mission auction (on Sept 12) and two smaller windows to hang in our new sanctuary for our Oct celebration Sunday.

The first picture is of the window itself, the second is of the process used to transfer the design onto the fabric, the third is the first block I have sewn down minus the leading and the last picture is the block I'm getting ready to start settling down

I always appreciate your words of encouragement and comments on the pictures I post on this forum and a little encouragement and prayer for completion would be really appreciated because this is all being done by hand appliqué. I am not worried about getting the 'glass' finished, but I am concerned about the leading part. I can not use a traditional 1/4" bias strip as they are too wide so I have to modify it down to something smaller.

Thanks you for stopping by to take a look.

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Old 08-08-2015, 02:21 PM
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Beautiful window!

That looks like a very ambitious project!

May your God bless you and that undertaking!
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Wow, what an undertaking! Looking great so far...
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Wow, that is going to be stunning. I hope you continue to post photos of your progress. Have you considered a satin stitch to substitute for the bias strip. It will only take about a million yards of thread...
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Lovely start! Try to find a black yarn/ribbon that you can couch as the leading. There is a pretty black shiny nylon? yarn that comes on a round spool that is about 1/8 inch wide and it might work.
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Wow, that is amazing. It will look gorgeous when finished.
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:22 PM
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What?!!! Really?!! I cannot wait to see this!
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:39 PM
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wow... love the window and the blocks
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I am very excited to see your continued progress on this amazing endeavor. You have my prayers and lots of good wishes for your completion date. You have done the hardest part and I think most time consuming by drawing this out on your fabric. I love what I see so far. Super job!! In the past I have purchased 1/8" black bias tape a search should lead you to what you need. Tartan also had a very good idea using the black yarn.
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just beautiful !!!
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