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Thread: Nature prints finally in a quilt.

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    Nature prints finally in a quilt.

    Bought these fowler, birds, and butterfly panels several years ago. Finally took the plunge and put together a quilt to use them up. As much as I loved the nature prints, the panels were a real pain to use as they were not printed square. I did not do justice by them, but at least I finally used them. After the long busy summer, it was good to get back to piecing and fmq, although there were more than a few times that I felt I had to relearn everything!
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    ​Cute quilt! I find my FMQcan get rusty if I don’t keep at it.

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    You used them well. Very pretty quilt!!
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    It’s beautiful. Love those nature panels. I’d say you certainly did them justice.

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    Looks like perfect justice with the quilt blocks design you made. The patchwork blocks certainly enhance the panel blocks. Great finish!

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    Your quilt is lovely. Nice use of the nature prints and I love the flow of the blocks that border them. I know what you mean about FMQ. Every quilt it feels like something new like I have never done it before.

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    beautifully done
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    That is my #1 gripe with panels, they aren't printed straight!! Your solution was perfect and I can't tell you enough how much I like the colors and pattern you used.

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    Looks great to me!
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    Beautiful work!
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    Very pretty. I like how you incorporated the blocks with small squares.

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    I always struggle with panels. Your quilt came out wonderful. The sewing machine is to die for too!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by liking quilting View Post
    ..............I did not do justice by them, but at least I finally used them.........
    Wrong! ...

    Instead, you came up with a great layout and created a lovely quilt to enjoy!!
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    I think you did a great job of alternating your nature prints with such colorful blocks that showcase the prints well! I would not have thought to incorporate the red & yellows but they really jazz it all up Great work!
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    Your quilt is beautiful. I have heard a lot of panels are not printed straight. I had that with fabrics too.
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    If it ever needs another home I'll give you my address...LOL
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    Great job with the quilt! Did you make it on the machine in the picture? As decorative as it is, I'd leave it out to enjoy as a piece of decor. Beautiful machine!

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    That is gorgeous!
    Retired teacher, loving it.
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    You certainly did do them justice...you did a wonderful job. I'd like to know why designers are dedicated to making panels so difficult to work with. I've used several in quilts and have never had to go through such mental gymnastics as when using them!! I think we quilters need to put a bug in the manufactureres's ears about this...no excuse for the difficulties in working with these lovely designs.

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    The machine setting on the little table is a Singer 66 (Redeye) that had ben converted to a hand crank. It works great, and although iI didn't use it for the panel quilt, I did make a simple baby donation quilt with it over the summer. Yes, it is part of my decor and is on display all the time. I could share quilt a few phots of "decor" in my home as the vintage machine bug hit me several years ago, and I love them all: Featherweight, Singer 301A, 401, and Rocketeer, to name a few!
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    I think that quilt is really well done! I love the difference between the panels and the blocks and the colours work so well too.

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    A beautiful quilt! I like how you framed the panel blocks to make them square. Sometimes necessity has a lovely ending!

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    You used them very successfully! Very creative way to use your panels. Love your colorway.

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    of the panels. Yeah! Done.
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    That is one beautiful quilt!! Looks so cozy. I love your old machine too!

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