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    Doris has another beauty!

    I forgot to ask Doris the name of this pattern. Seems like "Forty-Eight or Fight"? Please chip right in here and tell me if you know the pattern name. I love how Doris has used the dark brown, beige and pink fabrics in her quilt. Doris gives me a lot of freedom to do whatever I want on her quilts so I always have a lot of fun, maybe too much at times. You will notice that I chose to quilt feathers around the star blocks; then changed and quilted sunflowers in the nine-patch blocks with peebles in the background. Since I did not quilt on top of the pink or brown fabrics in the body of the quilt I was able to use a beige thread thoughout the body but did change to pink and brown thread to quilt the outside borders. I use a circle template to stitch the round center of the feathered wreath (then freehand the feathers around that circle) and the large round center of the sunflower which I filled with freehand "peebles" for the sunflower seeds. Hope you enjoy looking at Doris's quilt as much as I enjoyed quilting it.
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    l love the quilting...

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting. Which I could quilt like that.

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    Very pretty quilt! I love your quilting! Especially the pebbling!!

    Your thinking of the block "Fifty Four Forty or Fight" (named for the slogan used by Taft (?) during his campaign and the 'fight' for the parallel line with Canada). This block is similar, but 54-40 has a 4 patch in the four corners of the star.
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    Beautiful...54/40 or fight
    something to do withlongitute lines

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    B U T FUL quilting!!! What machine and system do you use? I went to your webshots and you do very good work!
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    Awesome! Pretty!

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    Excellent quilt and quilting!!! Thanks for sharing!

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    What a beautiful quilt and love your quilting Barbara!!!

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    Beautiful quilt and quilting.

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    Wow...that's lovely. The quilting is just awesome
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    wow!!...your quilting is amazing!!
    So many quilts, so little time :-)

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    Your quilting is beautiful.
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    Beautiful quilting!!

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    Awesome quilt and quilting! 54-40 or fight was Polk's campaign slogan, and referred to the desire to annex the entire Oregon Territory - which went right up through what is now British Columbia. Polk backed down after he was elected (didn't want to fight the British - again).

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    You are both very talented. Beautiful quilt!

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    Yes that is a lovely quilt. Your quilting is fantastic. I love that it 'looks' hand done with each square individually done. I like that machine quilting so much better than an all over pattern.
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    Gorgeous quilt.

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    The quilt and quilting are both gorgeous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbielinks View Post
    I forgot to ask Doris the name of this pattern. Seems like "Forty-Eight or Fight"? Please chip right in here and tell me if you know the pattern name. I love how Doris has used the dark brown, beige and pink fabrics in her quilt. Doris gives me a lot of freedom to do whatever I want on her quilts so I always have a lot of fun, maybe too much at times. You will notice that I chose to quilt feathers around the star blocks; then changed and quilted sunflowers in the nine-patch blocks with peebles in the background. Since I did not quilt on top of the pink or brown fabrics in the body of the quilt I was able to use a beige thread thoughout the body but did change to pink and brown thread to quilt the outside borders. I use a circle template to stitch the round center of the feathered wreath (then freehand the feathers around that circle) and the large round center of the sunflower which I filled with freehand "peebles" for the sunflower seeds. Hope you enjoy looking at Doris's quilt as much as I enjoyed quilting it.
    *fans self and faints*

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    Beautiful work! Love it!
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    How beautiful and inspirational! Love what you've done!

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    Doris's top is wonderful. And your quilting, I don't have words good enough to tell you how wonderful I think it is. I love the main pattern of the top left unquilted and allowed to puff and stand out. It becomes the first thing noticed. Then you get to discover all the wonderful quilting. I love that it has these layers of interest.
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    Gorgeous quilt and quilting!!!


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    This is beautiful. The quilt is nice but the quilting is marvelous. WOW what talent you have. Love it. BrendaK
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