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Endless Chain Quilt Finished and Gifted!

Old 04-08-2021, 06:12 AM
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That's gorgeous~ It doesn't look simple but I'd love to try it.
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Old 04-08-2021, 06:20 AM
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Your use of fabrics and color is gorgeous - and the quilting!! Wow, amazing!
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Old 04-08-2021, 06:40 AM
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This quilt is so so pretty. I love the treble and bass clefs they add a very special element to the quilt. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-08-2021, 08:20 AM
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Thank you all for your kind words. I appreciate it!

I know many of you love the piecing part but honestly, the quilting part is my favorite part! Unfortunately, by the time I get there, I'm usually so tired of working on the project that all my grand plans to execute a great design are usually stifled by the pressure to finish. I made myself double down and work extra hard to finish this one in time and I'm glad I did!

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Any advice on what kind of paper you used to paper piece?
I used 8.5 x 11in newsprint. You can buy this by the ream and it generally runs through my Brother laser printer just fine if I don't try to do too many sheets, it's the only paper in the tray, and I set the software setting to something like "recycled paper" instead of regular copy paper so it feeds a little better. Once in awhile it gets jammed but it wasn't too terrible. When I bought it a few years ago, I was able to get it for about $4 per ream but it seems to be a little more expensive now. Still cheaper than the foundation paper piecing paper they market to quilters Here's a link to what I have:

Newsprint on Amazon

A couple things I learned about this pattern: the centers of the blocks are quite bulky. Pressing open was definitely the way to go when joining blocks and it was still kind of a hard lump so I avoided quilting directly over those joins. Some of the other joins were also still kind of bulky so just be careful if you're quilting directly over them.

I mark with Crayola Ultra Clean Washable Markers and every mark washed out perfectly. I traced the clef designs because I knew I wouldn't be able to keep them consistent without marking them but I only marked reference dots for all the dot to dot quilting. I didn't mark the words and perhaps I should have because my spacing wasn't always awesome.
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Old 04-08-2021, 12:53 PM
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What a beautiful quilt!
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Old 04-08-2021, 03:09 PM
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Such a sweet gift from the heart! Love everything about your quilt.
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Old 04-08-2021, 06:13 PM
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Very pretty and you did an awesome job and your quilting is great.
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Old 04-08-2021, 07:19 PM
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This is so beautiful!!! I love the gradation of colors you created across the quilt. And the quilting is marvelous with the musical notation. What a special gift!
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Old 04-10-2021, 07:10 AM
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Thatís a beauty! I love your colors and quilting.
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Old 04-12-2021, 03:51 AM
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It is a work of art and love. I gave away a quilt I loved too and it hurts a little until you see the response and know you did the right thing!
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