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Thread: Painted floral blocks in a quilt top

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    Painted floral blocks in a quilt top

    Last year the quilting group at my mother's church received a donation of some painted blocks from the family of a woman who had passed. My mother took these painted floral blocks and but stuck for a pattern so I took them to mull over. They are not exactly my style but some were very well done so I wanted to use them to their best advantage.

    I was inspired to use the courthouse steps block with cornerstones setting after seeing pictures of Jenny Breyer's Moonglow quilt. She used the setting much more effectively but I hope I was able to achieve a balance of framing and complementing the talent that went into painting the blocks.

    The top is now ready to go back to the church's quilting group where they will hand quilt it.
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    Beautiful blocks, setting is perfect!

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    GORGEOUS!!!! I love it **
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    Beautiful beyond belief!
    A talented quilter you are and a talented painter the lady was.

    You've done an incredible job with the blending of the painted blocks with your fabrics/design/layout used.
    Outstanding!

    What will the Church Ladies do with the quilt, once finished? Auction? Lucky Draw? or?
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    Great job! Love the design.
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    WOW!!! your design turned out wonderful, it compliments the floral block perfectly!!!
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    Beautiful, you did a great job setting it up. I love the painted flowers and the courthouse block just set it off.

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    It came out spectacular! I am sure the original artist would be thrilled to know her blocks were turned into such a gorgeous quilt!

    Kat

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    That turned out just gorgeous.....You did a great job.

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    Exquisite! Very nice work.

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    Wow! So beautiful! You have done a great job with the blocks, such precision, and neat fabrics!
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    Outstanding!! Had I seen the blocks by themselves, I would not have been able to do them the justice you have. It's PERFECT!!

    BRAVO! BRAVO!! BRAVO!!!

    I too want to know what plans the church has for this quilt. If it gets raffled ... I want tickets!!
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    Great planning....you are very talented.....thoughtful design

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    that is stunning

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    That is gorgeous -- love it!

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    You have turned these blocks into a very elegant quilt! Gorgeous!
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    wow that is such a pretty quilt i hope its going to someone who will appeciate all the work that has gone into that. you did am amaizing job off setting off some realy pretty blocks its a stunning quilt.

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    You did an amazing job in creating the perfect layout/setting for these spectacular painted flowers. This quilt is a masterpiece. Thanks for sharing.
    Brenda

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    Wow, you did a wonderful job.

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    What a wonderful pattern to show off the blocks. You did a fantastic job!!!
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    It is so beautiful, you did a wonderful job!

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    Very nicely done. Outstanding. I used to do a lot of fabric painting, but usually made mine into pillows.

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    So beautiful. Your work really brings out the beauty of the painting. Great job.

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    I am sure that lady would have jumped for joy that someone with your talent has seen this quilt top and executed it to a T! WOW... What a quilt.
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    Your quilt is stunning! Love it!!

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