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Thread: My weekend top (AKA, not babysitting!)

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    My weekend top (AKA, not babysitting!)

    I really don't have much experience putting tops together, aside from the parrot quilts that I make that are extremely time consuming as each of the 42 squares have many itsy bitsy tiny pieces. So when I found this board, I wanted to learn to do other things, different patterns...
    I learned how to sew at a very young age, Dad worked for Singer, so I got free lessons, but never really did anything other than making the girls some dresses when they were small. Name:  lisa.jpg
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    I made this for my sister's 50th birthday this week-end. Provided this "matches" her living room (I'll know today) I will piece a back using some sort of print & plain blocks so that we can have people at the party sign it with a fabric marker. It is an over sized lappie as she is almost 6' tall.

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    Very pretty! I like the fabric combination.
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    stunning fabrics you used, it makes the pattern extra beautiful!!!
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    rut roh, I meant to put this in pictures! Sorry! :O

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    Love the pattern and fabrics. What is the name of the pattern or did you design your own?

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    It is a disappointing 9 patch usingusing 3 fabrics, the boarders were a boarder fabric

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    nicely done... very pretty fabrics
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    Great fabric choice. Love it!
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    Your quilt looks great, love how nicely the fabric complements each other.
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    ​Great top and lovely fabrics you used!

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    Beautiful!!!!

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    Very pretty---------and I love your fabrics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gramajo View Post
    Love the pattern and fabrics. What is the name of the pattern or did you design your own?
    It's a disappearing 9 patch
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    Very nice! I hope she likes it!
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    Beautifully done!!!

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    Very pretty, love the paisley.
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    That is a very pretty quilt, I know she will just love it. Nice color coordination!

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    Beautiful. You did a great job. Love the fabric The pattern is just right for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berkie View Post
    It is a disappointing 9 patch usingusing 3 fabrics, the boarders were a boarder fabric
    I don't think it's disappointing at ALL! Beautiful paislies, very coordinated...regardless if it matches her decor or not, she's sure to love it!

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    For your signature blocks on the back be sure and provide Permanent fabric markers. Also you might not want to add the back to the quilt prior to signing because fabric shifts when you try to write on it.

    It is usually recommended to iron the fabric to freezer paper prior to signing to make them more stable. also if you do pre-cut blocks - I suggest putting quarter inch tape around the edges to prevent people from signing in the seam allowance. Or if you want to piece the back first (but NOT attached to the top, you could iron freezer paper to the entire back (paper would be in peices).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teeler View Post
    I don't think it's disappointing at ALL! Beautiful paislies, very coordinated...regardless if it matches her decor or not, she's sure to love it!
    hahaha! That is too funny, I hadn't even noticed that! Maybe I should have looked a bit closer at my already large screen. Maybe a bigger one is in order!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakekids View Post
    For your signature blocks on the back be sure and provide Permanent fabric markers. Also you might not want to add the back to the quilt prior to signing because fabric shifts when you try to write on it.

    It is usually recommended to iron the fabric to freezer paper prior to signing to make them more stable. also if you do pre-cut blocks - I suggest putting quarter inch tape around the edges to prevent people from signing in the seam allowance. Or if you want to piece the back first (but NOT attached to the top, you could iron freezer paper to the entire back (paper would be in peices).
    That is an awesome idea! Since I am somewhat of a noob, I will do just that I know about the fabric markers, I have a whole can full as I use them on the parrot quilts to draw the eyes on. Doing that will also allow me to take it for show & tell on the 11th...if my sister doesn't nag me to get her quilt...lol! I'll freezer paper & tape

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    Nicely done, and pretty fabrics too!
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    It's fabulous and I love your idea for the backing.

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    Beautiful quilt......

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