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    Remember months ago when I was collecting fabrics for this CW quilt for my husband? With Melissa's help I found websites with good selections. I tried to get an assortment of colors and print sizes. Here's how much I got done over this Christmas break--the going with be slower now, but that's fine--no deadlines with this one. :D

    All the set in triangles are cut.

    I'll have Mark take a look at tell me which colors he likes best and steer toward those hues for the rest of the 12 star squares...

    My new machine has REALLY helped to make those points!! It makes me crazy sometimes, but I can forgive a lot for the 1/4" line on this new baby. :D

    I turned the very distracting rug to black and white for you!! :wink:
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    Great job Karla!

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    And--I'm saving every triangle from the Flying geese trims--and sewing them into 2" squares. I have plans to turn them into doll quilts.
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    Oh! Here's the pattern....

    I rarely stick to colors a pattern suggests--but in this case, I wanted it to be a close to a reproduction as possible.

    Mark says he likes the blues and reds best--so the remaining 12 will be mostly that, with at least two more greens.
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    I really REALLY like this... might have to be added to my WANNA do list!

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    I really like historical stuff. Your fabric choices are terrific. I doubt if I could purchase them, and coordinate them so nicely as you. I better start studying! :wink:

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    Beautiful! I have plans to make a CW quilt, but I'm not sure what I want to do yet. I've been collecting fabrics though..hehe

    You did a fantastic job! can't wait to see it all finished!

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    Very pretty!! Can't wait to see it finished!

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    Karla, that is stunning, what a great job you are doing :D

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    Rob--I have all the faith that you could pick colors just fine. :wink: Pretty much anything goes; it's scrappy and CW repro fabrics are already the right colors. :D I bought every one online--which was fun--but not all the colors were true on the photos. Some websites were better than others.

    There are several patterns available, too. This one is pretty easy--I like those big ole triangle squares. :wink: Hubby picked it. He's a CW NUT--that's all he reads about. He's never been interested in having a quilt to call his own, until I brought up this whole CW idea. I learned about it here, as I did half of what I know.

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    Very nice job!! I like it! And I am not a big CW fabric fan. I guess it must be the cultural relevance aspect.... or not!

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    It's looking great! I love that you made it scrappy! More opportunities to buy different fabrics!

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    Chele--you're right--I had to buy a LOT. It's kind of a backwards idea to make a scrap quilt when one doesn't have an inch of needed fabric. :roll: But--it was fun to shop. I sold that sunflower quilt last year and spent all the $$ on these fabrics. :wink: We celebrate our 25th next year--I'll tell Mark it's his anniversary gift. :D

    It's getting tricky to make a one-of-a-kind square with what's left--but I'm not against making two of Mark's favorites.

    I'm thinking when it's all done--it will take a LONG time to arrange it in a way that suits me.

    I already have the border and backing fabrics--the borders are a striped piece--which I've never worked with before. I'll have to ask for hints on how to keep it straight.

    Any leftover will be used for a Broken Dishes, I think. Sigh--so many plans, so little time.

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    Very nice work, it looks PERFECT! You have a lot of work in this and should be very proud.

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    Karla, I LOVE IT!!!!! You have done a fantastic job with the piecing and fabric selection and pattern selection and and well it is just gorgeous!!!!!!!! :D

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    I love it, I've been collecting charms and fats, etc. for a CW someday. Not sure what it will be- maybe stars, maybe triangles, maybe a more involved pattern. Haven't found one yet that draws my attention. Of course, after seeing yours I may need to move this one up the "to do" list!

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    Holy Seams Batman....GORGEOUS!!! All those little points. I'm a beginner, but work like this keeps me going. I know, with practice, I can make something like that someday!

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    WOW I love it! What a nice gift to yourself! :D

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    That's going to be one pretty quilt! Do you think Mark will share with you once it's done? :)
    WTG!! I just love it!!

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    Karla, you have done an absolutely beautiful job. My, all of the work you have put into this project. I really admire your work. Keep up the good work.

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    Karla, that is really a nice CW pattern, Good job.

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    Karla, your quilt is gorgeous! You should be very proud of this one! Mark is going to go bonkers when he gets it as an anniversary gift--great job!

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    Karla, The quilt looks fantastic so far. Can't wait to see the finished product with the striped border. Great job. I love it.

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    Karla, your CW quilt is beautiful.

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    Oh my goodness, it is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Job well done!

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