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Thread: Mandala quilt progress - applique layout complete

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    Hi all,

    I posted this as a concept a few days ago and have now completed the applique layout. I got the placement of the pieces by pressing fold lines in the background fabric, horizontal, vertical and diagonal. I also measured back to the centre with my 24" ruler to check that I was staying on track and measured between every piece to see they were equidistant apart in each section. Finally, I studied the digital photos and made some minor adjustments by eye - at the end of the day, if it doesn't look right to my eye, I don't care what the ruler says! If anyone sees any glaring oopsies, PLEASE post as it's just stuck on at the moment, not yet ironed in place. Once that is done, I will have the gargantuan task of zig zagging around every piece! :shock:

    On the original thread, I posted details of how I got to this stage, in case anyone is interested in having a go. http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-143084-1.htm There is discussion about how I did this throughout the thread but most of the information is in my original post and at the end of page 2. :-D

    All the black background spaces will be embellished with FMQ and then I'll probably add some beads by hand as well. This is destined to be a wall hanging, in fact it's something of an experiment as I have a possible commission to make a new altar cloth for the village church and the lady liked this idea... :-D

    Thanks for looking and for any comments, ideas and suggestions. :-D

    The pattern for the applique - my own design, drawn directly onto Steam a Seam
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    Beautiful! It looks like a digital rendition rather than actual fabric. It shines and sparkles and has wonderful proportions.

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    That is beatiful!! Thank you for sharing with us!!!!!

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    Stunning! I love it..

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    Great job. Will you be doing a satin stitch?

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    I love how it just seems to glow. Looks like it is lit from behind.

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    WOW, WOW, and double WOW

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    Gorgeous.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candace
    Great job. Will you be doing a satin stitch?
    I was just going to a close zig zag in invisible thread as I don't really want it to be noticeable. :-D

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    Beautiful!

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    simply awesome !!! Great job, I see nothing out of place.

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    The actual layout is even more amazing than the drawing. Your colors and placement are beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowpie2
    The actual layout is even more amazing than the drawing. Your colors and placement are beautiful.
    Thank you - I tried to keep in mind while I was drawing that I was going to 'explode' the pieces to leave spaces for FMQ and draft the design accordingly. I'm tickled pink that it seems to have worked! :-D

    Thanks everyone, and for confirming that there is nothing out of place - sometimes when you stare at something so long, you don't 'see' it anymore - that's where you all are so helpful. ;) :-D

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    stunning, simply stunning.

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    Awesome

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    wow.. i would love to be able to do that.. just beautiful !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by colleen53
    wow.. i would love to be able to do that.. just beautiful !!!
    Have a look at the other thread, link in my original post. If you can do applique, you CAN do this! :-D

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    absolutely stunning, reminds me of a stained glass window in it's jewel qualities

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    beautiful!!!! :) :-) :D
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    Stunning!!!

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    Gorgeous! The applique really pops off of the black :D:D:D

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    That's is beautiful! I never imagined it would look like that. It's almost like a round stained glass window with light shining behind it. Just stunning!

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    Beautiful! The colors just glow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eastermarie
    That's is beautiful! I never imagined it would look like that. It's almost like a round stained glass window with light shining behind it. Just stunning!
    Thank you - the inspiration was Rose Windows so your comment really pleased me. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    Quote Originally Posted by eastermarie
    That's is beautiful! I never imagined it would look like that. It's almost like a round stained glass window with light shining behind it. Just stunning!
    Thank you - the inspiration was Rose Windows so your comment really pleased me. :-D
    I was thinking the same thing - stained glass window. Beautiful

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