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Finally Finished - Pink & Green OBW

Old 11-27-2015, 09:25 AM
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Default Finally Finished - Pink & Green OBW

I started this quilt over 5 years ago - possibly 6. I can't believe it took me this long to finish. For a while in that time, I wasn't sewing at all, but still. I started it for my niece, who is now in kindergarten. She also now has a sister. Uh-oh, you know what that means.... Fortunately I still have enough blocks to make a second one!

My SIL and I chose this fabric after trial and error of me trying to explain the elements needed for an OBW, and although I love the fabric, the blocks weren't as dramatic as I would have liked.

When I finally put it on the rack a month or two ago to finish, I realized that five years ago, my quilting skills were not what they are today, and this made it kind of wonky to quilt. I couldn't get my camera to cooperate this morning but I quilted the main top with my usual swirls and the borders with some embellished funky feathers.

I may wait to send it on to my niece until I have the second one finished. I'm not sure yet. It might motivate me to keep working on the second one, knowing that I can't send the first until that one's finished.

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Old 11-27-2015, 09:28 AM
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I love it. Always fascinating to see how the original fabric transforms.
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Old 11-27-2015, 09:38 AM
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This is so lovely and delicate! It was definitely worth finishing--even if it took six years.
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It's called a OBW for a reason, it's simply stunning!
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Old 11-27-2015, 10:08 AM
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very pretty indeed!
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GingerK took the words right out of my mouth. Lovely and delicate. Worth the wait.
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It's so pretty. Great for a little girl.
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good job very pretty!!!
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Old 11-27-2015, 12:26 PM
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Thanks everyone! :-) I'm thinking that I will definitely hang on to it until the second one is finished.
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Congratulation on getting this beauty finished.
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