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Old 02-15-2020, 04:09 PM
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Almost a year ago, I was the grand winner at my Strip Poker table at our retreat (no no no! everyone kept their clothes on. It is the dice game and the buy-in was 5 batik jelly roll strips) I won 85 strips!! Well, retreat is rolling around again and I need to have my strips made into 'something'. When I saw the North Star pattern, I fell in love. That quickly turned to 'like' as I started assembling the blocks, and then to 'what was I thinking' as I tried to sew the blocks together according to the pattern. With my fabric, the layout caused my eyes to hurt. Trying to match points caused palpitations.

I finally decided to change the layout and make it more organized and traditional. I also decided to add a very (1/2 inch) narrow sashing between each block. That probably saved my sanity. It took me 3 afternoons to assemble the top from the blocks. I am exhausted but it is done!! Thanks for looking.
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Old 02-15-2020, 04:19 PM
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Lovely original top!
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Old 02-15-2020, 04:40 PM
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I really like what you did. It is beautiful!
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:05 PM
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Whatever you did, it worked beautifully! Love it! (also loved your version of making it! Lol!)
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Whatever changes you made look great! nice job
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:44 PM
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Very nice! I need to look up that pattern now.
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:49 PM
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I like your version better! It's a wonderful quilt.
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:01 PM
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great pattern and well done
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:37 PM
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I really like your quilt. I found the original pattern and see why you wanted to do. I would consider making it too but I need to start on a quilt for the first great grand child before I do this one.
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Old 02-15-2020, 09:06 PM
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All your headaches and frustrations turned out to be definitely worth it! It's gorgeous. Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment.

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