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Thread: From Don-isewman-A quilt I'll never do again

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    Don, I think your quilt turned out great !

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    Very nicely done. You always do such good work. Tks for sharing.
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    It is a very pretty quilt! Sorry it wasn't fun to make.
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    Lovely quilt.
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    Looks like a braid quilt, I think it is pretty

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    It's really cool though.

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    Nice quilt.
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    Fons and Porter just had a TV show on this quilt. It is on their website if you don't record them. It didn't seem to bad with their tutorial.

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    It's very pretty!! It doesn't look hard but there has to be a reason you won't do one again. What was difficult about it because I have never done one before??
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    Happy sewing,
    Dee

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    Always beautiful, Don.

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    There's a much easier way to do a braid quilt. It doent use a template, which also keeps the diagonal edge from stretching as you sew. It looks like this link was posted here sometime back, but here it is again. Anytime I can do something WITHOUT a template, that's the way I do it! http://reannalilydesigns.com/2009/06...uilt-tutorial/

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    This is a lovely quilt. I really like your borders that pull the scrappy look together. peace
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    Nice quilt.

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    I think it's a very pretty quilt, despite using the same template over and over again - it would be the same if you made double wedding ring quilt and other quilts I can think of. You make up for the repetition by using a great variety of fabrics, which you did.

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    I'm with you on this! I did 3 double rows (wasn't using the straight seperation in between) and was going crazy! Absolutely hate constant repetition. One of my daughter's saved me by telling me STOP and put borders on and make two lap quilts instead of one larger. She got one of the halves and it looks great on her sofa. Relearned my lesson.

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    That's a Friendship Braid quilt. Jenny Doan has two videos on making them.

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    And another work of art by Don. Very nice, but I can see how the repetition would become tiresome.

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    Debbie Caffery does a similar pattern using strips.......

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    Beautiful Don! Sometimes once is enough! Now you can say you did it!

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    I'd love to make one. If you would send me one of the templates.
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    Its beautiful Don .. You did a fantastic job with a repetitve template. WOW !!
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    Looks like Eleanore Burns's Braid in a Day quilt. I have started one and am not really thrilled with the "journey"

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    I got one of those wedges (as you call it ) on an Eleanor Burns Braid pattern. I have made several table runners and am in the process of making a quilt just like yours. I did not use the wedge at all, I just cut my strips and then pieced. Much easier. Maybe someday, I will use the wedge for something else.
    TxCaRose

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    Enjoy arranging the pieces so the colors match up. You could cut the triangle off and make a court house square or some kind of quilt block that takes rectangles and triangles like flying geese.

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    I think your quilt is pretty and will really look nice when you quilt it. I made one like this from Eleanor Burns. I think it's called Friendship Braid. I enjoyed making it, but I am new and not as advanced as you are. I do think it makes a nice looking quilt. And I really love the French Braid that fades from one color tone to another. I always enjoy seeing your work. Thanks for sharing.
    jean

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