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    I did this one at our quilt retreat in March, did I put it on yet? It was a paper pieced pattern and I don't think I will do another. Took me the whole weekend to finish the top. I'm not crazy about the blue corners, think I'll change those out. Not in too much of a hurry to finish it. ha But it is pretty I think.
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    Actually, the picture shows the blue to be just perfect. Of course I am a fan of blue. I love this pattern.

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    I like it! And I love paper piecing. I find my points are better with pp. If you change out the blues, what color are you going to use in exchange? I wouldn't change them out, but if they make you unhappy, change them. :lol:

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    I love it! That look is just so amazing. I saw one hanging up in a LQS by where I work and knew I needed to make one. Now that I've seen yours, I really want to make one. I have got to stop looking at pictures here!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky
    I love it! That look is just so amazing. I saw one hanging up in a LQS by where I work and knew I needed to make one. Now that I've seen yours, I really want to make one. I have got to stop looking at pictures here!!!!
    It was a kit from Connecting Threads, they might still have it. Just a wall hanging size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    I like it! And I love paper piecing. I find my points are better with pp. If you change out the blues, what color are you going to use in exchange? I wouldn't change them out, but if they make you unhappy, change them. :lol:
    I was thinking maybe a brown and blue 4 patch or something similar. I love the browns.

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    I absolutely love this pattern!

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    Love the pattern and colors. It looks different from every direction and seems to flow in either waves or circles. Will have to go look at connecting threads !
    Sharon

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    I see the blue corners but they aren't bad because they help pull the light blue color out into the borders. so think on removing them a bit more. perhaps you could make the blue into a sq within a square? I'd still like to see that blue out there somewhere. or maybe just use that blue for the binding.

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    That's gorgeous!

    I agree about the blue corners though, the colour is right but the squares are too solid, too plain, when there's so much movement and pattern in everything else.

    I would use the blue fabric still, but break the corners up into smaller pieces along with the brown. Mimicing (sp) some of the movement from the body of the quilt would be cool.

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    I love the quilt, even the blue squares :D

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    My favorite pattern! We have to make one "someday." This is beautiful. I think the cornerstones would complement the quilt better if they weren't so solid, but the color is right on. Good job!

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    I think it looks great just as you have it! I understand how you feel though. I do look at the finished quilts sometimes and thought I should have used a different color/layout. I have not undone any though. I'd rather start over than spend that much time with the seam ripper!

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    Very Pretty!!! Love those colors!!! :D :D :D

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    I love it!
    It is one of those patterns that I wanna try...
    You can always send it to me!!!!
    Kirsten

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    Beautiful, I want to make on of those someday too!!!

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    I love this quilt---I have always loved the way this quilt "moves". It is on my "to-do" list, too!!

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    Does the pattern have another name ? I went to google and typed in Ocean Waves and it came up with another pattern :-o And I couldn't find a kit a connecting threads :cry:
    Sharon

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    I love this pattern. You did a great job of piecing. And I like the color combination. Is it the blue corners in the border that you want to change? I might do something different there also. I think the plain blue needs to be broken up a bit. Maybe use one of the square blocks with the blue corner. That would give it a touch of blue and also tie in the other colors. Just my 2 cents worth.

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    I swear I just saw that quilt in a magazine at the library book sale yesterday. I didn't buy the pattern though since I'm not a pp fan but it is really really sharp. I want to say it was in a Fons and Porters quilting mag. I did pick up a few of the magazines - everything was a quarter and there were 3 magazines with projects I felt I would make... but this one I don't think made it in to my pile. I kind of wish I did now :(

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    I love it. I really think the blue is perfect in it.

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    It sure looks like water moving...i would leave it the way it is. I love it. It looks like a prize winner :D

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    I love your quilt. The pattern fascinates me--I love the way you see curves even though it's all straight llines!

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    Your Ocean Waves quilt is fantastic! What a fun thing to do at a retreat. I don't yet know how to paper piece. Was it hard to do? I think the blue gives the quilt a cool feeling and looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzic46
    Your Ocean Waves quilt is fantastic! What a fun thing to do at a retreat. I don't yet know how to paper piece. Was it hard to do? I think the blue gives the quilt a cool feeling and looks good.

    It was very hard for me to do. I hate sewing upside down as you do with pp. I had only looked at the finished pattern when I ordered the kit and didn't realize it was pp. I knew that if I didn't do it at the retreat it would just sit in my sewing room and never get done. My friends at the retreat cheered me on until I got it done. Took me the whole retreat to finish it. There are 8 of us that go. But now that it is done I really like it, wouildn't do another pp though I don't thnk. I prefer foundation instead, you can see what you are doing. Soon as I figure a different block for those blue corners, I will put it together.

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