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My LBB all wrapped up with a bow.

My LBB all wrapped up with a bow.

Old 10-05-2020, 01:39 PM
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Default My LBB all wrapped up with a bow.

After 8 plus months and somewhere around 1,500 hours my Little Brown Bird is all finish with a Little Blue Bow around it. As you can see I opted for a simplified appliqued border than the original pattern for 2 reasons...1st I had read all the problems an experienced long arm quilter had encountered with the pattern border and 2nd I was just tired of this quilt and wanted it finished. So this is what I ended up with.
1 - The finished quilt
2 - A look at the stippling around the appliques. You can't see it but I also outlined each applique with clear thread to give it a little more loft.
3 - A section of the white sashing around the four medallion squares showing the small wave quilting.
4 - The crosshatching on the border
5 - After fighting with a few of the appliqued blocks that wanted to pucker I decided to try the old hand quilting hoop to stretch the puckers out and what do you know it worked. I did have to move it quite often, but that is better than a whole lot of pucked quilting.

Thank you all for your continued support and encouragement without which i could never have made this amazing quilt.
Attached Thumbnails lbb-finished.jpg   lbb-quilting-1.jpg   lbb-wave-quilting.jpg   lbb-cross-hatch-quilting.jpg   fmq-hoop-2.jpg  

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Old 10-05-2020, 02:00 PM
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Stunning!! I am in love with it. The workmanship shows the perfection of all your efforts. This quilt is a showpiece. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow- just beautiful!
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Incredible work! It's just beautiful.
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Old 10-05-2020, 02:55 PM
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That is completely gorgeous. I am so glad to see you got it finished.
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Old 10-05-2020, 03:06 PM
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beautiful. what a masterpiece. You are very patient!
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Amazing. Such dedication to finish it
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That quilt is beyond beautiful! You may be tired of it, but you should be really proud of it! A real heirloom!
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Beautiful quilt. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
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