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Thread: My first paper pieced top completed!

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    Super Member katier825's Avatar
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    This is called "Beach Cottages" by Piece by Number/Bottle Quilt Design. I just finished the top today. The back will be a sand print. I'm still deciding how to quilt it. I'm a newbie at the FMQ, but comfortable with the walking foot and decorative stitching. I'm going to do a mix of each I think. I was hoping to complete by New Year's eve for a wedding gift, but life got in the way and I didn't finish on time. I don't want to rush the quilting part, so I apologized for the delay and told them it should be ready in a couple of weeks.

    I'm very pleased with how it came out. I've never had one come out this square before and not have to tidy it up a bit! LOL I do plan to do more paper piecing, but have some other projects to do first.

    Thanks for looking!
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    Beautiful

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    So Cute! I also love paper piecing.

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    I LOVE it! Just makes me want to put my feet in the water & sip a long cool drink!

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    OH MY! Thats awesome!

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    Looks Great ! And once the couple sees it they will understand why it took longer than expected :wink:

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    That's beautiful! I love the waves!!

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    Love it.

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    Very pretty. Makes we want to go to the beach. I love paper piecing.

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    Love it! You did great!! They remind me of the "Maui huts" and cabanas of beach areas - oh, let's get the hula skirts out now and have a ball! We're all ready for the beach after seeing that!! lol. :D :D

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    Wow! Beautiful! So bright and cheery!

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    Very nice, I love that.

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    WOW, I LOVE IT!!

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    I have never done paper piecing before. i was always too scared but man oh man does that make me want to try. my mom would LOVE that quilt. The only prob is if i made it im not sure I could give it up!! LOL Wonderful job. Looks stunning.

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    Looks just like the beach, too.
    You have my admiration for piecing an entire top. Looks good.

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    That is so cute. Great quilt.

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    You did a wonderful job, Katie! I find paper-piecing to be really addicting. You make me want to start something... :-)

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    Great looking quilt! You have plenty of experience for the DJ now with all your PP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n2scraplvr
    Love it! You did great!! They remind me of the "Maui huts" and cabanas of beach areas - oh, let's get the hula skirts out now and have a ball! We're all ready for the beach after seeing that!! lol. :D :D
    Ok...got the grass skirt out and....WAIT...do grass skirts shrink??? :lol:


    Seriously though, that is one awesome quilt! I just love paper piecing. Points always meet.

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    This is the kind of quilt that needs to be made during a snow storm! It looks so tropical.

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    WOW!!! You did an awesome job!!! Isn't PP great :D:D:D
    They are going to love their quilt :D:D:D

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    Very cute, love the bright colors.

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    I LOVE this quilt! So tropical and warm looking. Good job.
    My grass skirt is definitely smaller too. Mice must have got at it.

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    Oh it came out so nice! I love paperpiecing too :)

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    That is fabulous!

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