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Thread: Inset seams and MANY points to match..WooHoo

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    Super Member candi's Avatar
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    I fell in love with this pattern and just had to buy the book to make it. Little did I know how challenging this was going to be for me! After I bought all my fabrics and started cutting, I realized that I need to learn inset seams to be able to do this. I didn't want to abandon the project, so I stuck to it and after spending 4.5 hours (gasp) constructing the first block, I figured it out.The other blocks took me a little less than an hour :mrgreen: to construct each.

    I used fusible batting for the first time, and liked it, except for the fact that I had to quilt it a lot more than what I am used it, it worked well for this particular quilt, since I did some cross hatching that was about 2'' apart.

    The original pattern is Star Bouquet from Kaffe Fassett book, Country Garden Quilts (http://www.amazon.com/Kaffe-Fassetts...dp/1600850480- cover page) and uses 10+fabrics. I only used five fabrics and made it into a wall hanging about 49'' square. Changed the border a bit to fit size. Considering all the points I had to match, I am glad that I conquered most, even if some got away...
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    Hubby and I love it!

    Edited to add: I don't know about the colors in the pictures..real quilt is more vivid.

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    Great job! Time well spent!

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    Wow fantastic job

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    very pretty - love your color choices - thanks for sharing - scherrie

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    I like--good job on it!!!

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    That is very pretty, I congratulate you on tackling inset seams something I still have not done (maybe some day)

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    Very pretty. Glad you didn't give up.

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    awesome work

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    That's beautiful and you did a great job. I think a lot of us (myself included) would have neatly folded that pattern up and put it away without trying. I think it's admirable that you took the time to push yourself into a new direction and learn a new technique. I'm trying to do that. The Farmers Wife Sampler quilt has a few new (to me) techniques and I feel so good after I master them. Thank you for sharing your beautiful wallhanging and encouraging everyone to keep trying and learn something new.

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    LOVE it :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Its bright, cheery and beautiful. Look forward to seeing more from you.

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    Beautiful well worth the effort.

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    VERY nice! You learned well and I know that gives you a well-deserved sense of accomplishment.

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    Looks great to me... love the colors.

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    AWESOME! You did a really, really nice job! Good for you for sticking to it. By abandoning things too quickly we deprive ourselves not only of learning something but of realizing our full potential and capabilities. You realize now how good it feels to have accomplished what you did...you are very capable!! What a grand accomplishment! This now encourages the rest of us. Thanks so much!

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    OOOHHH that's beautiful!!
    I totally agree with everything JanRN said :D

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    Beautiful!

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    Looks like you have mastered those inset seams! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    wonderful, you did a great job, glad u did not give up

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    Nice job! Beautiful color choices. Inset seams are not as easy as they look. I found that out the same as you ...the first block took forever and the rest were easier as I went along. Non-quilters have no idea how much time and work goes into these things. Glad you finished and shared with us.

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    A beautiful quilt, wonderful colors.

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    Beautiful, well worth the patience, hu?

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    Very nice. Colors are good.

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    Beautiful!! Good job, glad you didn't give up on learning how to do inset seams. I love your colors and how this quilt turned out. Thanks for sharing.

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    So pretty!!! You did a great job on that.

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