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    Ok, I fixed the corners on the blue one, it just wasn't going together right, so off it came and I put new ones on. :)



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    Now, the finished product!

    The scalloped border was a chore. The corners aren't quite there as of yet, but it's still really cute and if I were to give it to someone, I'm sure they would overlook that part.

    So, what do you think??
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    It looks great! Nice work on all the blanket stitching!

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    Terri,
    You did a really great job on it. So retro! I would make some cute tassles to hang from the corners to make that look intentional and they would never know the difference. I love it!

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    Terri, I think it is beautiful. love the scalloped border. Elaine

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    Terri,
    You did a really great job on it. So retro! I would make some cute tassles to hang from the corners to make that look intentional and they would never know the difference. I love it!
    That's a GREAT idea!
    Ben Franklin's has a bunch of tassels on their clearance rack. COOL! Guess where I'm going tomorrow! lol

    You know, looking at it again, the yellow square throws it off a bit, but ya know what? I don't care! I still think it's pretty and my favorite is the blue block. Gotta love that cobalt blue!

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    Terri---love the scalloped edge....
    Now, that's something else I need to learn how to do..
    The blanket stictch (machine?) is lovely around all the pieces!

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    It looks great ! Love the way it came out. I have never seen scallops done that way. Tassels will really make it stand out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan
    Terri---love the scalloped edge....
    Now, that's something else I need to learn how to do..
    The blanket stictch (machine?) is lovely around all the pieces!
    Yes Joan,,,it's machined. It takes a bit of time to get it right. I play with the size of the stitch and make sure I write it down before shutting the machine off for the night. If I don't, everything goes back to the way it was and I lose my settings. Lite Heat and Bond is my friend! I buy it by the yard! Much cheaper that way. I think the last time I bought it, it was $1.99/yd vs 2 yds for $5. I bought 10 yards last time I got some. lol

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    Gorgeous! Were the scallops hard to make? I've never seen any like that either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chele
    Gorgeous! Were the scallops hard to make? I've never seen any like that either.
    You will NEVER believe how I made the scallops!
    What I did was...
    1. cut strip fabric 3 1/2 inches wide.
    2. turned it right sides together (sprayed a little starch) and ironed it in half long ways
    3. Took the top to my starch can..YES, TOP OF CAN and marked half circles on the fabric with a marker.
    4. sewed along marked line
    5. cut EACH 1/2 circle out and trimmed edges
    6. turned right side out and starched each one very well so they were almost stiff.
    7. measured the sides of quilt and then marked it off on my ironing board. Yes, I marked on my ironing board.
    8. Layed out each piece, overlapping just a litte to get the correct length.
    9. pinned all the overlaps and sewed them 1/4 inch seam
    10. placed on quilt sandwich and voila!

    Now, STOP LAUGHING about me using the top to my spray starch!!!!

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    Thanks everyone....it was pretty easy to make!
    Even the scalloped edge was easy!

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    It is beautiful. Pretty colors, the border is fantastic and I love your pattern. Great job.

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    Thanks!
    I just did the one and that turned into 4. lol
    THere was alot of empty space and I wanted to fill it, so thought of doing what I did to the corners. Don't know if any are made that way, but I'm sure there are. I just surprised myself with how pretty it came out.

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    Looks great! The way you made your scallops was very clever :thumbup:

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    I love it. It is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    I love it. It is beautiful.
    Thanks!
    No, it's NOT for you in the Doll Quilt Swap! lol

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    LOL read my mind!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    LOL read my mind!!!
    Do you see ANY dragons, bugs, frogs or fireflys in there? Nooooo....so, I guess it's NOT for you! lol

    I'll give you a hint...Chele has already seen yours and she LOVES it! lol
    And NO...Chele won't tell :) :)

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    Ooooo very pretty!!! I like the way you did the scallops, love the overlapping!!! :D :D :D

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    Love It. Beautiful.

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    I think it's pretty smart the way you did the scallops - makes perfect sense!! And, you didn't need to buy a special template either!

    Looks great! :D

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    Terri that is REALLY pretty - and I was wondering if it was for kwhite as well! LOL The backing is sooo cute! As for using your can lid - I only the other day used a pin pot to trace a scallop for quilting lines on a mini quilt I'm making! Use what you've got I say - it's what our foremothers would've done - they didn't have fancy stencils and templates!

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    I searched online on how to do scalloped edges. Only found places that you needed a template for. Nope, not buying one, so I just started playing around with what I had and the best thing I found was the top to the spray starch! I was actually amazed I still had it. It's usually lost in my room or it's tossed in the trash.

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    Cute!

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