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Thread: Finally Finished - Pink & Green OBW

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    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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    I love it. Always fascinating to see how the original fabric transforms.
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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!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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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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    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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    Sew very pretty!!
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    ​Lovely OBW!

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    This is beautiful. I have a friend that made one in too bright colors and it's jarring. Yours is so soft and serene. Love it.
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    I think it's very pretty and just perfect for a little girl.

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    It's beautiful. I love the way you used the original fabric around the edges of the OBW blocks and inside the first border. Great idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Podunk Princess View Post
    It's beautiful. I love the way you used the original fabric around the edges of the OBW blocks and inside the first border. Great idea!
    Thank you - This means a lot to me, because I decided a while back after my first several OBW's that it makes a huge difference to include a good amount of the original fabric in the borders. So thank you for noticing!

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    It's a beauty! I like the original fabric border as well. GREAT idea!
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    Glad that you finished your beautiful OBW.

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    Very attractive. I really liked this pattern and want to do another.

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    Thank you everyone! :-)

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    I love the OBW. Yours is beautiful.

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    that's amazing. Great job and good show.

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    Your quilt is beautiful and the long arm work is fantastic. Personally, if it took that long to make one, I think I'd send this one off right away. My OBW is in the final stages of getting done after one year, don't think I will make another.

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    It is wonderful and will be treasured for many years to come. Thank you for including the original fabric. It is such fun to see what can be done.
    All my grand-children have paws.

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    I love the softness of the colors! Very little girlish!

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