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Thread: If I Can Do It Anyone Can -- OBW

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    Senior Member grocifer's Avatar
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    I read the book several times before getting up the nerve to cut. I enjoyed leisurely sewing the hexagons together over the summer. Put the rows together at a quilting retreat in the fall. Then got serious after Christmas and got on with the quilting. This was my first all over free motion (swirls) and it is heavily quilted as I still have not perfected the process of moving it around easily on my sewing machine. I also worried about the backing from JoAnn's shrinking too much. I decided in the midst of a snow storm that my uneven stitches would show too much on a plain color so had to shop local. Overall I am satisfied with it despite a few puckers (or kisses as somebody referred to them).
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    That is absolutely beautiful. I am having a hard time getting the nerve up to do quilting all over my quilt. I have never done it before. Did you do fmq or a stencil? Beautiful!!

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    Gorgeous quilt!!!!!

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    That's awesome!!! I love the way you did the borders. Very unique.

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    Wow!! It looks like things are floating around on there. Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grocifer
    I read the book several times before getting up the nerve to cut. I enjoyed leisurely sewing the hexagons together over the summer. Put the rows together at a quilting retreat in the fall. Then got serious after Christmas and got on with the quilting. This was my first all over free motion (swirls) and it is heavily quilted as I still have not perfected the process of moving it around easily on my sewing machine. I also worried about the backing from JoAnn's shrinking too much. I decided in the midst of a snow storm that my uneven stitches would show too much on a plain color so had to shop local. Overall I am satisfied with it despite a few puckers (or kisses as somebody referred to them).
    Those hexagons are AMAZING!!!

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    Beautiful!!1

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    Beautiful!!! And I LOVE the way you did the label on the back! I'm going to remember that!

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    your time and effort paid off! A quilt that you can be proud of. Beautiful!

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    It's stunning...really outstanding work - thanks for sharing.

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    Wow!

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    Wow, that is beautiful. A great job on a OBW quilt and an awesome job on quilting. Great job.

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    Gorgeous!!!! I love the colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    That's awesome!!! I love the way you did the borders. Very unique.
    I agree.

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    Holy Cow! That is amazing! Great work!

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    wow

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    Fantastic quilt and the work you do it awesome!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grocifer
    I read the book several times before getting up the nerve to cut. I enjoyed leisurely sewing the hexagons together over the summer. Put the rows together at a quilting retreat in the fall. Then got serious after Christmas and got on with the quilting. This was my first all over free motion (swirls) and it is heavily quilted as I still have not perfected the process of moving it around easily on my sewing machine. I also worried about the backing from JoAnn's shrinking too much. I decided in the midst of a snow storm that my uneven stitches would show too much on a plain color so had to shop local. Overall I am satisfied with it despite a few puckers (or kisses as somebody referred to them).
    Incredible and beautiful!!! I can't even imagine how you did it--is that all applique? Did you hire a seven foot man to hold it up so you could photograph it? The border is wonderful, leaking over the edge. (from potwoman)

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    Awesome quilt and the quilting is fantastic!

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    I love those colors, grocifer! good job :XD:

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    Looks very good to me

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    Wow! That ROCKS!!! I love it! Okay, I might have to get back into mine....

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    that is very pretty

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    oh, my! That is VERY special! I would be applauding, whistling, stomping, my feet, and flashing the lights, but I feel really old right now ... GOOD SHOW!

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    that is gorgeous

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