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    I posted this pic a few months ago. It's for my granddaughter (who will be 7) for Christmas.

    I entered it in two quilt shows, one of which was last weekend (Oct. 2 & 3) and the other is coming up this coming weekend (15th & 16th).

    This is what the judge from the first show commented. I'm okay with what she had to say, since this was my first one in a show, and my 3rd full size quilt.

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    Best Feature: Flange is an excellent design choice to extend the color into the border. Decorative applique stitch hugs the motifs and is secure. Consistent MQ stitch length noted.

    Improvements needed: Long seams should be straight. Outer borders would benefit from quilting.

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    Now, I THINK the MQ she mentioned is probably the long arm quilter - although I did the stitch in the ditch along the sashing and the borders. So maybe it's my stitch length that she was referrrng to. And Jodi, the long arm quilter, and I talked about the quilting in the borders, and she felt that it would be okay without them (3 1/2 inches wide, with cotton batting). She tried to quilt it, but had some problems due to some waviness (because of those seams mentioned above possibly????). Anyway, I may add some quilting to the borders after I get it back next week, for more reinforcement.

    I will post again next week with the results of the second show! And since I will be attending, I will have plenty of pics to show as well!!!

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    If by chance you have wavy borders (yes it is actuly common for newbies) the best fix while quilting is to do piano keys or beadboard. that way when a wave is evident you just take a lil pleat and do your bead or piano to hide it.

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    Nice ! Look forward to more pics.

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    wow

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    I think you have done a beautiful job!

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    Very nice! Good luck with the next show!

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    I love your color choices. It is lovely.

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    I think it's beautiful. Keep us posted on the second show.

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    Wow! I love it! All of your patterns are different. They all are so pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    If by chance you have wavy borders (yes it is actuly common for newbies) the best fix while quilting is to do piano keys or beadboard. that way when a wave is evident you just take a lil pleat and do your bead or piano to hide it.
    Thanks, everyone!!!!

    What is beadboard?

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    Looks great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    If by chance you have wavy borders (yes it is actuly common for newbies) the best fix while quilting is to do piano keys or beadboard. that way when a wave is evident you just take a lil pleat and do your bead or piano to hide it.
    What is beadboard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KittyGram
    Quote Originally Posted by stewyscrewy
    If by chance you have wavy borders (yes it is actuly common for newbies) the best fix while quilting is to do piano keys or beadboard. that way when a wave is evident you just take a lil pleat and do your bead or piano to hide it.
    Thanks, everyone!!!!

    What is beadboard?

    Oh!!! I just youtube'd it! Great idea! I like that.

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    No matter what the judges say this is one pretty quilt!

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    I would call it "softened traditional" with the pinks and light greens instead of the reds and dark greens.

    I like it - it's very soft appearing.

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    Beautiful quilt! I'm sure your granddaughter will love it and she is the most important judge. Nice job!

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    Very beautiful! Is this the pattern from Fat Cats? I love seeing them in fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RkayD
    Very beautiful! Is this the pattern from Fat Cats? I love seeing them in fabric.
    Yes, it's from fatcatpatterns. I love them!!!

    I just recently started following her blog, too.

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    when putting borders on a quilt if you would measure through the middle of the quilt both up and down and cross wise then cut your borders that measurement and ease in the quilt to fit the borders would eliminate your problem hope this helps good luck at the show it is a very pretty quilt

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    That gets a blue ribbon in my book!

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    Beautiful quilt!! Good luck at the next show!! :thumbup:

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    Beautiful quilt. Thanks for sharing the judges comments. We are learning all the time.

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    don't care what the judge said.... I would vote for this one! It's beautiful and you should be very proud of what you made.

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    You should be very proud of this quilt, it is GORGEOUS :D:D:D

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    Looks like blue ribbon quality to me!! Fantastic work!! Just beautiful!!! :D :D :D

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