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Thread: The Crown Royal French Braid is ready to be sewn together!

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    All the parts are done except for putting it all together! I know what I'll be doing this weekend!

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    Kathy, it's for one of my best friends in the world. He's color blind, so I thought this variation would be visually pleasing in the blacks/whites. Plus, he's a Crown Royal nut, not to mention a salty ol' Navy guy. Here's a shot of the backing I was asking about in an earlier thread. It's actually a lightweight HUGE beachtowel. It fits so perfectly with his "Mr. Pervy" side that I just had to use it somehow. I plan on enlarging it to fit the quilt with the black dot fabric of the front outer border, then bind it probably in the same. You know, this quilt has been sooooo fun to do. I really had to put all of my personal preferences aside and try to capture the persona of someone else, and with it being a guy, that wasn't easy Especially this guy, he's QUITE a character! I started about 5 different patterns at first, but I knew within a block or two, they just weren't right. Then, I tried this one and it not only "talked" to me, it screamed at me "what took you so long"! I love it when the pattern and the fabric just tell you somehow that it right. I'm trying to have it done by July 1st so I can personally take it to him when I go to Idaho for the holiday week.
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    That's pretty!!!

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    I have to do these sperately for some reason
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    I'm sending you my address so you can send it to me when it's done.
    It's really, really pretty!

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    and one more..........
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    Love it!

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    I used the Dharma Trading Co. Dye Fixative to prewash and set the dye in the bags. I also have their version of Synthropol for the final wash after its done to make sure none of the purple dye migrates to the whites.

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    Wow, lovely.

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    wow, that's going to be totally awesome!

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    That is going to be breathtaking!

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    Spectacular!!!! I love it so much!

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    I absolutely love the black and white variations you have done, great job!

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    who is this for? I forget, you did a wonderful job!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlrnhi
    I'm sending you my address so you can send it to me when it's done.
    It's really, really pretty!
    I could use it! Don't listen to her, my address is being pm'd to you :lol:
    Soemthing that beautiful is really a work of art! Good job :!:

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    Beautiful! You did a wonderful job on the piecing! Can't wait to see it all put together! :D

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    That is awsome. Very dramatic.

    I like those french braids when I see them. I've not tried one yet.

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    Wow! :D Great job - it's stunning! :D :!:

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    NICE!!!
    I wish I was half as good.
    I need work on my color coordination skills.

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    Thats a gorgeous quilt, good job.

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    OOOOOHHHH, I really like your quilt! What a neat idea with the Crown Royal...huh, who woulda thought?? The black and white really set it off, I love the progression with the braid. Very very very Nice!

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    WOW - it is beautiful!

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    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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    Wonderful job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Awesome!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

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    I love the black & white--like graphic art!

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    BREATHTAKING! Where did you get the pattern?

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