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Old 03-09-2021, 10:28 AM
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Hello Quilters! This is a queen size quilt top I made with scraps offered from one of our members here. Thank you again Quilt Baer! I hope you like what I've done with them. I had never purchased any CW fabrics before, so I was extremely anxious to work with them. I already had the off white with the gray print to use on each block and I think I have found the perfect backing, at 108 inch wide for it. I used some of the backing in the blocks, so it would look like it was all purchased together for this finale. I have made enough blocks for shams too. The quilting will have to wait a while as I am having shoulder problems. I am making this to gift one of the grandsons when he gets married, so no hurry at all, for either of us. I didn't have a bed to measure by, so right now it's 92 x 103. I made another row of blocks to add, but was undecided on the size. If I add the other row, making it 9 rows across and 9 rows down, it will measure 103 x 103, but by the time it's quilted maybe 100 x 100. If I leave the top as is, 8 rows by 9 rows, when quilted it would be about 89 x 100. I honestly wanted to try this pattern, but cutting 2 1/2 inch squares and sewing all of them for a large project has made me satisfied so I may not do this again-lol- It has taken me over a month, about 6 weeks, to cut and piece. I hope you like the finish. Have a great day quilters!-Toogie
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Old 03-09-2021, 10:49 AM
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That's absolutely gorgeous! I love the repro fabrics - 1800s or 1930s/40s - my best quilts so far have been repro and scrappy.

You've done a wonderful job with this block and using the different colors together. It has nice sparkles and rests all over - just great!
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Old 03-09-2021, 11:04 AM
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Beautiful quilt! Love the fabrics.
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Old 03-09-2021, 11:32 AM
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I love CW fabrics too, and this scrappy quilt is amazing. Great job!
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Old 03-09-2021, 11:41 AM
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It's an absolutely beautiful quilt! I love CW fabrics. When I started quilting, I made modern patterns with modern fabric. But through the years, I have come to admire traditional patterns and traditional prints. Some of my favorite quilts were made with reproduction fabrics.
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Old 03-09-2021, 12:17 PM
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That’s beautiful! Great job on piecing. Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it when your shoulders allow.

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Old 03-09-2021, 01:47 PM
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As usual, another beautiful quilt. You have such a great eye for color placement.
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I love it and the grandson will too I am sure.
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Absolutely gorgeous top and colors.
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That's a top I could live with! I love history but really dislike the CW aisle at the quilt store. The colors all seem so dark. But you have made it lovely. Good job.
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