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Thread: Magic Squares

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    Super Member Caroline S's Avatar
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    I finished this quilt top last week and am waiting for the backing fabric to arrive. The pattern is Magic Squares by Helene Knott. The pattern finished size is 58" x 74" but I enlarged it to queen size by adding extra borders. I auditioned a lot of batiks for this top. After I completed the blocks and put them on my design wall the colors in the large blocks did not "work" with the colors in the smaller blocks, the light sides were too yellow. So more shopping until I found the fabric I liked. The large blocks that did not make it will go into another Magic Squares for me. This quilt will be for my son who finally moved back to the U.S. after 23 years living in Germany and Czech Republic.

    Finished Magic Squares Top
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    Fantastic colors, pattern, and piecing. A real work of art!

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    Oh, that is really beautiful! Great job. I love the colors!

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    Very nice!

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    Beautiful quilt. Colors are fantastic! Love the borders.

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    he is gonna love this!!

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    Beautiful!!!

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    Love the look of this one. Loving the colors.

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    What a great welcome home! I love the optical illusion of that pattern....good job!!!!

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    Beautiful

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    You did a great job! I can't wait to see it finished. Please, post the finished quilt, too. Great color selection!

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    Very beautiful and interesting fabric/colors. Great job. Your son will love it.

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    fantastic choice of fabrics--a great mans quilt the wood look gives it an ancient feel

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    This is a magnificent quilt. Love the pattern and your color choice.

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    fabulous

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    Stunning quilt!!!

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    WOW! It's so rich looking...and manly!
    What a great welcome home gift!
    Awesome job!

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    all the troubles you had seems to of been worth it! what a pretty quilt. Job well done. I'm sure your son will love it specially since it's got so much of mom's love sewed inside. :-)

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    It's wonderful!! Love the 3-D look and the colors you chose add to that!

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    STUNNING!

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    You have made a beautiful quilt. I love the pattern and the colors.

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    Wow, thats beautiful, thanks for sharing :)

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    This is a very unique quilt, you've done a wonderful job. I know your son will really treasure it.

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    You did an excellent job, I am sure he will be thrilled

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    Beautiful quilt.

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