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Thread: OBW a Picture I promised I would post

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    Junior Member vivnme's Avatar
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    OK. SO last night I saw an incredibly beautiful OBW by "stephanie" I made a comment that I wouldn't be posting any pictures. Oh mistake! :D :D

    I got an instant private message from a very nice person "elizabrat" that we all share good and bad. So I promised I would post a picture. Please don't look too closely. :D

    I immediately finished it so here goes. This is a piece of children's fabric (see upper corner) that I got on sale and didn't by enough of it.

    Major dilemmas
    1. Should I toss it or try to do something with it? I could donate it away as I have no babies but would anyone want it.
    2. If I finish it how should I quilt the top?

    I have another one that I started before I finished this one but I'm afraid I have the wrong fabric for that too. :-(
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    I would keep it for a throw or you could give it as a gift to a child. It is gorgeous

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    I think it looks great. I'm working on one and in the same dilemma do I toss or hide it. I'm just not too crazy about mine.

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    oh, I love it! Please finish it. Quilt it any way you like. Donate it to a child in need if you decide you don't wish to keep it for yourself.

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    I think it is beautiful. Definitely finish it and if you still don't like it give it to charity. Personally, I think it is nicely laid out and very delicate looking. I love it.

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    what's wrong with it? I really like it! It's awesome. In my opinion anyway!

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    I love it. It is not as busy as most of the obw. It looks like a beautiful summer day in the garden.

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    Wow! That is a pretty quilt! I love how you gradually opened up the print as you went up-very pleasing.

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    I think it's lovely!!!!! Very delicate :)

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    I agree with everyone. Very pleasing arrangement. I would see if I could get a solid blue to match or coordinate and use it for an additional border, and make it a bit bigger.
    I would just stitch in the ditch around the hexes. Then you could just meander the border(s). Then if you still don't like it, donate it!
    I also did a small one for practice that I'm not thrilled with, but I'm still going to finish it to practice quilting a OBW if nothing else!

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    I think it's very pretty.

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    don't toss!! Maybe a different color border would make it appeal to you more.

    I'm seeing snowflakes gently falling - but then again that could be because all I see around me now is snow. lol I really like the effect your blocks create.

    Someone is going to be happy to be gifted this quilt - my address is... :lol:

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    I like it! If you don't like it, donate it. Some child will love it for you!

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    I'm not a dyed-in-the-wool OBW fan, but I think yours is one of the prettiest I've seen. Thanks for sharing.

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    I would as another border a few inches larger than the white one, in a blue,and finsh it it beautiful
    I wish I had the nerve to try to make an OBW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patchwork Pam
    I love it. It is not as busy as most of the obw. It looks like a beautiful summer day in the garden.
    I agree!

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    That is so pretty. If there is no in your family to receive it, any little girl would love it. Maybe there is a child in your local hospital or hospice. There is also Quilts for Kids http://www.quiltsforkids.org/

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    I think it's very pretty. Nice soft colors. Very sweet in my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey
    I think it is beautiful. Definitely finish it and if you still don't like it give it to charity. Personally, I think it is nicely laid out and very delicate looking. I love it.
    I agree

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    I think this is very pretty. Any child would like it- I think the top looks like sky, I like it a lot.

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    I think it's very pretty...not busy at all...delicate and pretty :)

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    I like it. Makes me think of dandelions.

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    What's wrong with it? I think it's really pretty. If you don't want it, please finish it and donate somewhere. It will make a child very happy and snuggly.

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    This is a very pretty quilt top. Many of the OBW quilts are very bold and busy. Almost too much to look at. You have inspired me to make one in softer colors. Great job!

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    Very pretty! I think the hardest thing about OBW is the fabric selection, sometimes you just gotta go for it!

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