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    Saw the pattern and fell in love. Strange that as I typically don't like "scappy" nor am I a big fan of traditional blocks. But the 2000+ pieces sang to me. I selected 24 bright colors and 3 different white on white fabrics.

    Finally done with stage 1 - 110 double nine patch. The 9 patch are made with 1" strips. Whew!! I started this over Thanksgiving weekend. I know a lot of you would have finished this task a long time ago, but I'm A) slow and B) don't quilt very often (usually just on weekends).

    Pictured are a few of the blocks and the tray that I was working from to select the bits. The additional color/white/color strips will be used in the next stage - Shoo Fly blocks (110 of those). The white/color/white strips ... scrap :(
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    Wow it is going to be beautiful.

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    Wow! I look forward to seeing the finished product.

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    It's going to be beautiful. I'd love those same colors for Elizabeth Hartman's Tokyo Subway quilt

    http://www.ohfransson.com/.a/6a00e54...17accfa970b-pi

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    That looks like fun!

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    That is going to be awesome! I love the bright colors. Whew! is right....that's a lot of small strips. Happy sewing.

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    I applaud your skill working with these small strips. I know the smaller the strip, the more accurate you must be!!
    I love what you have done so far!!! :thumbup: :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe
    It's going to be beautiful. I'd love those same colors for Elizabeth Hartman's Tokyo Subway quilt

    http://www.ohfransson.com/.a/6a00e54...17accfa970b-pi
    I love that quilt! Funny, I didn't read all of what you wrote, just clicked on the link, and the first thing I thought of was "London Tube Map!!" I love the London Tube. Mind the Gap!!

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    Looks great! How are you finding working with the small pieces? I just got the pattern, and will be doing it with black instead of white. I have a quilt to quilt, and a top to finish and quilt before I can move on to this one.

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    OMG ... I completely forgot to mention. I had help on this from YOU GUYS. Was reading threads about the benefits of starch. I had never used starch in quilting before. Started it mid-way through the DNP's and wow - helped me keep the blocks straight and flat, and the stiffness of the pieces helped me feed them! Thanks all!!

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    Wow, look at you go. this is going to be awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe
    It's going to be beautiful. I'd love those same colors for Elizabeth Hartman's Tokyo Subway quilt

    http://www.ohfransson.com/.a/6a00e54...17accfa970b-pi

    Oh WOW, I love this too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb.
    Looks great! How are you finding working with the small pieces? I just got the pattern, and will be doing it with black instead of white. I have a quilt to quilt, and a top to finish and quilt before I can move on to this one.
    I thought about using black. I also thought about using all batiks and found the colors easily enough, but couldn't find enough very pale stuff that I liked for the 'white', plus I decided to use "stash". My colors are all white on color, tone on tone, except for one yellow that has teeny flowers in all the other colors so I couldn't resist.

    Can't wait to see the black!!

    At first the small pieces were difficult to manage, especially the first two rows (of both the color strips and the DNP). Then I "discovered" starch and things went much smoother! So much so that I bought a gallon of MaryEllens (which I dilute!).

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    Love the colors! Looking forward to seeing it complete!

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    Wow!

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    i have seen that the title says it all

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    That's off to a beautiful start. Keep us posted. I really want to see the finished product.

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    Great job so far, keep plugging along! Can't wait to see the top and quilt.

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    oh wow, that's going to be so beautiful!

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    oh, WOW, that's colorful...& pretty!

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    looking good

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    Wow, that is going to be fabulous. BTW if anyone ever hears me say "But the 2000+ pieces sang to me", please talk me out of it. :-)

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    Let's see, one inch strips equal half inch finished squares. You are very ambitious. Your colors and your execution look wonderful. Your organization and cleanliness are admirable. Using that tray is brilliant. You are making a quilt that each of us will love to see as it progresses.

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    I love it so far. How big is it going to be when finished? 2000 + pieces should be a fair size. Love the bright colors.

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    Beautiful, yes! 2000+ pieces?????

    Don't toss those scraps....they are too pretty!

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