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Thread: My “Not So Secret Garden”

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    My “Not So Secret Garden”

    This is a kitchen window valance that I made this lastcouple of weeks using left over ‘One Block Wonder’ blocks from the tablecloththat I posted here a month or so ago.Here is the link http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/ugly-ol-quilt-t261168.htmlif you would like to see it.I did notwant them to be ‘matchy, matchy’but tocoordinate with each other.I haven’thung it yet because I promised to take it to guild next month.I used 2 layers of batting and a rather stifffabric for backing because I wanted it to have more ‘body’ than mostquilts.I quilted it on my DSM and the sewingwas difficult to accomplish with so much bulk.It measures 90 X 30.
    The stems are just bias cut strips that are narrowed at oneend to come to a point and stitched down by machine almost like you would dobinding, except it is laid over flat and not wrapped around the edge of thequilt. The Flowers and stems and leaves were all machine stitched down as itwill hang in the kitchen and will be laundered fairly often.

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    wow I love it

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    Beautiful and a great idea.

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    You did an amazingly creative job on your creativity and quilting. WoW!

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    This is great! I love how you quilted it. Thank you also for supplying the link to your "ugly ol quilt". It was fun to see it and looks great as a table cover on your kitchen table.

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    Really cool work!
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    That is just stunning!
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    Beautiful!!! I love it. Thanks for showing it.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Really wonderful!!
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    Love it!

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    Your valance is going to look fantastic with the table quilt! Have you used up all of the print yet? I've had a couple of projects that spun off into several more in an attempt to use up the fabric, by the time I finished them all up I was really happy to see the end of those scraps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhanke View Post
    Your valance is going to look fantastic with the table quilt! Have you used up all of the print yet? I've had a couple of projects that spun off into several more in an attempt to use up the fabric, by the time I finished them all up I was really happy to see the end of those scraps!
    I do actually have a few more hexes left that I plant to make the Microwave bowls out of. I have some of the bowls that I use a lot and am ready for new ones that match my kitchen!

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    What a great use of leftovers! It will look fabulous as a valance for sure. Hmmm, wonder if I have any leftovers? Thanks for this idea!

    Oh and the quilting ..... I have no words for that except Wow! So where are you in NC? I would love to see that in person at your guild.
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    simply beautiful!!
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    Wow, beautiful! Your kitchen window can handle a 90" long valance??? That is a gigantic kitchen window!
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    Stunning is the word for this!

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    WOW! I need to make new kit curtains and valences but they sure won't look like that!!! Would love to see your kitchen and esp the window with this hung! Really spectacular!

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    It's lovely!!!
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    WOW that is lovely.

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    Wow! beautiful! Great use of your obw blocks, and neat quilting!
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    That is just adorable!!
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    Just stunning!!!

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    wow, great job
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    very cute idea, good job
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