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Thread: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

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    I Never Promised You A Rose Garden

    Finally finished this queen size named "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden". It is a modified "Garden Maze" pattern. The original block pattern called for a 7" block in the center, but this fabric's motif was large, so I changed the dimensions to accommodate these gorgeous roses. This was my first attempt at a pantograph, which is a uniform pattern from one edge of the quilt to the other. It takes a lot longer than free motion quilting because 1) you quilt from the backside of the machine and have to look at the pattern instead of the quilt and 2) after you finish each row, you have to line up the next row so it is of equal distance to avoid large spaces between the rows and to avoid sewing over the previous row. It takes uninterrupted concentration, of which I have little! I had a couple of "oops" show up on the back, so I decorated the back with embroidered rose appliqué patches. I couldn't get the quilting illustration to load so next post will try again.
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    It's a beautiful quilt! Very striking.

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    I love this! Are those poppies on the fabric? Spring has certainly sprung at your house, there deep in the heart of Texas! Kudos!
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    Love that pattern and I have just the fabric for it. LOL
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    Absolutely beautiful, love the fabrics !

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    Oh! Soooooo pretty!!! Beautiful!!
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    Wish i could grow roses like those! Beautiful.

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    very pretty

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    Stunningly beautiful and what a great job you did! The appliques on the back are a very smart idea and no one would ever know that there's a slight stitching oops underneath. Great idea.
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    Oh, wow, that is lovely!

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    Linda, its really lovely! The fabric is just wonderful. Nice job!
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    Beautiful!!!!!

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    It's a beautiful quilt! I love the appliques on the back, what a clever touch. You did a great job on the panto too, your stitching looks very smooth and even.

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    I love it! Especially the label on the back, you put lots of love into it!
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    So pretty!
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    Stunning quilt!
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    Very pretty!!

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    Beautiful quilt and like how you finished the back.

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    Love it. The next quilt that I'm planning on doing is a Garden Maze where the 2 color bands (light and dark green) interweave. Now, I may have to rethink it. Your rose fabric is striking. The whole quilt has the "WOW" factor.
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    Beautiful quilt! Your longarm quilting looks perfect! Is that pattern called "Popcorn"? I have that pattern, and have used it. It makes a lovely quilt. Great job!

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    Just perfect for Mother's Day tomorrow! But, we're Texans! I'd love to do it in yellow roses!

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    Colors are so pretty. Lovely quilt.

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    That is one beautiful quilt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustAbitCrazy View Post
    Beautiful quilt! Your longarm quilting looks perfect! Is that pattern called "Popcorn"? I have that pattern, and have used it. It makes a lovely quilt. Great job!
    It's either popcorn or meandering daisy.......either way, good going. Pantos are not difficult to do, just put a mark at the bottom of the design vertically from the highest point at the top and match as you roll. I like to do pantos that have the dotted follow-up at the bottom.
    Your quilt is a good way to use the large floral. They are so pretty, but sometimes difficult to use in a quilt.

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    I love the quilt especially the way the roses are scatter on the back. Opps, made well.

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