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Thread: Part 2 of Sharing My Latest Stupid Move

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    Super Member weezie's Avatar
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    Hi again. I am starting Part 2 as a new topic ... even though it isn't new, but I hope everyone who sent me their support will read this.

    Today I got the rest of the Bali Pops that I need for the other 4 braids. I just want to hug Nancy Zieman for having that flavor still in stock and Nancy's Notions customer service people for doing an excellent job and I want to hug all of you for your "clapping" (just like in "Peter Pan" when everyone who believes in fairies claps, thus saving Tinkerbell's life!) and your caring words. Tomorrow I go to Joann's to see about getting replacement neutrals for the braids. I came up short on those as well, but am very disappointed in the Chai Tea strips that I bought, so I'll just buy yardage instead.

    And finally, I finished the "Mostly Blue" quilt top that I've been working on intermittently for the past year or more. I had the blue fabrics for many, many years and they are of poor quality ... I wasn't picky enough about fabric back in the days when I bought those, although the dark blue is new because I did not have anywhere near enough of the "old" dark blue. For the pattern, I "borrowed" from a 3-inch square catalog picture. As with all my projects, I learned a lot (trial & error) while making this top. Here is a picture:
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    Looks beautiful from here!!!

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    Beautiful!!

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    Wow, Weezie, you and I have many similar experiences with buying fabric for projects....old and new!! Well, chin up, your stuff turns out great!! Thanks for the update on your french braid project...I really, REALLY want to see it when done. As I said before, I just LOVE that pattern. :lol:

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    Looks amazing from here too!

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    Looks beautiful from here too!

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    VERY nice! Thanks for sharing!

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    Stunning!

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    love the blue, looks very nice

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    Very very pretty! You can't hear me but I'm clapping!!!!

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    Beautiful, one of my favorite colours.

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    Beautiful!
    I love blue and white.
    I'm clapping here too!

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    Gorgeous!!! Part of your learning experience on this top must have been how to make them near perfect because that looks amazing!

    What are the quilting plans for this top?

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    It turned out beautiful. After all your troubles I think that quilt is worth it. Great job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachelcb80
    Gorgeous!!! Part of your learning experience on this top must have been how to make them near perfect because that looks amazing!

    What are the quilting plans for this top?
    Thank you very much for the compliment. For a long time, I've been wanting to make at least one with just blue fabrics or blue & white but I didn't get motivated until I saw the little catalog photo, which is why I had the fabrics in my stash for so long.

    As to the quilting: my hand quilting is not bad, but soooooo slooooow; my machine quilting not good, so I have a backlog of tops stored away that need to be made into quilts.

    I think I'd like feathered circles in the 6" squares, but haven't thought about the rest of it yet.

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    It turned out really beautiful!!
    :) :)

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    Beautiful absolutely beautiful

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    Your quilt is beautiful and in my favorite color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    It turned out beautiful. After all your troubles I think that quilt is worth it. Great job.
    Thanks, littlehud. I never did have any troubles with this blue one (other than needing much more dk. blue fabric than what I had); it went together easily and I enjoyed doing it. I learned NOT to use flimsy fabric ever again (the light blue is really poor quality) and I learned to be generous with the spray starch (there's a lot of triangles in this quilt) and, since I had no pattern, I learned a couple of other lessons to do with cutting the pieces the right size ... I had to use my iffey & rusty math skills and I didn't always get it right the first time!

    The big trouble I've had (re: latest stupid move) involves my very next quilt project (French Braid), but the situation is now looking much better and I expect to get my dream FB quilt made after all.

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    Your blue & white quilt is fabulous!! You do such great work!

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    What an absolutely gorgeous quilt!!! Great job!

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    Ooohhhhh...what a beauty that one is!!! You did good on it..old, new..or semi new/old..doesn't matter, you put them together really well! Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

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    Very pretty. Blue is my favorite color. :thumbup:

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    beautiful

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    The blue quilt is wonderful. You do such great work.

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