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Thread: My sorry attempt at a mini-bargello

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    I was inspired by Eddie to give this a whirl, so I'm blaming it all on him..........working with some of these tiny pieces was so much harder than I anticipated.....If you don't look too closely it looks ok......Now for the quilting....

    Of course, now that the picture is up I can see where I sewed one whole strip upside down. Oh well.......Apparently I'm going to have one backwards thing per quilt....
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    Never apologize for challenging your self. I like it. Can't wait to see the finish ;-)

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    I think it looks wonderful...great colours and everything looks very well matched up to me. Well done, don't forget to show us when you have finished.

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    There are no mistakes. Only learning experiences. We need to push our self out of the comfy little boxes. It's how we grow. I need to post my snowman quilt I make. It's a quilt only the maker of the quilt could love. :lol: Yes, I was living outside of my box. :lol: By the way your quilt is very cute. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    I think it looks just fine. Finish it and love it. You did a great job.

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    Not-so-sorry to me, I like it. I can see no mistakes.
    I am challenging myself with a stack and whack class.
    So I know where you are coming from.
    Please be encouraged that you Did it, you Completed it, and
    we love all love it.
    worry about the quilting tomorrow. :-D
    Karen

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    I, too think you did great! If it were mine I would make no apologies! It is wonderful!

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    Hi, BK! This looks great, just looks like you got turned around there in one place. Do you have a seam ripper? It should only take just a few minutes to rip that row out and flip it around the other way.

    Your colors are really nice in this, I like anything that uses blues and yellows together like that. How big is the whole thing?

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    I think it looks terrific!

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    FABULOUS!!!!!!! GREAT JOB!

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    I love it, your colours are great. I'd rip that line out and fix, just so you will feel better about it.

    Beautiful!! :-D

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    I really like the colors in this. They blend really well together

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    I love the colors and what a great job for your first attempt of a Bargello!

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    Yep, I can't stand it............it's coming apart tomorrow!

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    Way to go gal...you will be so glad that you decided to rip and redo....then it will be perfect!
    The next one will be a lot easier.

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    upside down or not it still looks great, i haven't tried one yet

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    Well, GOOD SHOW! I am proud of you, and know that it is only a matter of time before you do another one.
    Yes, the seams were difficult on the small/tiny strips, but our minds are so wonderful! As soon as your brain figured out that it wasn't all that easy? It began trying to come up with a solution, because (whichever side is reasonable) is telling the part (that is creative) that it has been done before, hence it can be done again ... and, we all know that the first time is always scarey, but the second time - - a snap!
    Trust me like an old woman who has lots of time to sit around egging everyone else on! LOL
    Honestly, it is only one strip, and it isn't too hard to take out and turn around is it?
    Tell you what ... send it to me, I will take it out for you and send it back to you to sew back together .... seriously! If it will help, I can do it!

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    and, then, the old woman goes back and reads what everyone else wrote I am NEVER going to learn, am I? :?

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    Ooooo very pretty!!! You took on the challenge and succeeded very nicely:D:D:D

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    Great work in trying something new!

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    I think it's beautiful. Love your color choices.

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    First attempt??? WOW it is lovely! Great job. I thought the upside down piece was on purpose. lol. no apologies are necessary.

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    I think it looks great especially for the first time! Get er done :lol: :thumbup: :)

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    I could have made up a story for the first one. Something about the abrupt changes nature provides... but now you're changing it... I can't wait to see the next chapter. :lol: Bravo to you for trying something new!

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    Looks fine to me. I haven't even attempted one yet. I recently had a woman tell me not to use a different color for my cornerstones (I'd run out of the color that I'd used in my blocks and it wasn't available anymore) She said that I'd look at the finished product and think "That's where I had to substitute." I thought about that and realized that no, I'd look at the finished product and think "Wow, I finally finished that and it's beautiful!" Your's might not look like someone else's but that's okay and wonderful--it's not supposed to be an exact copy, it's supposed to individually yours.

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