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    oh, good. thanks for telling me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babzee
    Have you seen Laurel Burch's Secret Garden?" It might be something to consider.
    I do like it, do you have the pattern or know where I can get it if i use it. I have a couple of others I am looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer mom
    Quote Originally Posted by Babzee
    Have you seen Laurel Burch's Secret Garden?" It might be something to consider.
    I do like it, do you have the pattern or know where I can get it if i use it. I have a couple of others I am looking at.
    Here are the ones I am thinking about
    http://www.quiltsgalore.com/proddetail?prodid=1073095
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    I'd use your main fabric in a OBW!! Would be perfect!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kd124
    Here is a link to some African inspired quilts. I really like the It Takes a Village pattern (in the gallery is one made up titled Maluti Mountain Night. You could us the the mask fabric for a border.

    http://www.pippamoore.ca/patterns_kits.htm
    I like this sit KD124 sent to u and i found UNDER AFRICA SUN is good :idea:
    good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Janstar
    I'd use your main fabric in a OBW!! Would be perfect!
    OBW?

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    It was a freebie from www.clothworkstextiles.com. Let me know if you can't find it & i will try to e-mail a copy of my thread-bare directions. sorry for any typo's. recovering from carpal tunnel surgery and typing is a b#%$#@.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babzee
    It was a freebie from www.clothworkstextiles.com. Let me know if you can't find it & i will try to e-mail a copy of my thread-bare directions. sorry for any typo's. recovering from carpal tunnel surgery and typing is a b#%$#@.
    I have been there and done that, I had my carpal tunnel surgery in 2000 and was told in about 10 years i might need to have the scar tissue loosened and guess what, I do. I am happy with the way things turned out, not happy that I lost strength in my hands because I was always a very independent person and now I need help with some things.
    Good luck and do all your therapy and if you feel you need more tell them.

    I will check out the site, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxer mom
    Quote Originally Posted by Babzee
    It was a freebie from www.clothworkstextiles.com. Let me know if you can't find it & i will try to e-mail a copy of my thread-bare directions. sorry for any typo's. recovering from carpal tunnel surgery and typing is a b#%$#@.
    I have been there and done that, I had my carpal tunnel surgery in 2000 and was told in about 10 years i might need to have the scar tissue loosened and guess what, I do. I am happy with the way things turned out, not happy that I lost strength in my hands because I was always a very independent person and now I need help with some things.
    Good luck and do all your therapy and if you feel you need more tell them.

    I will check out the site, thanks.
    I got it, thanks.

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    It's amazing just how many people have had the surgery. Couldn't be quilt-related, could it? It's probably from all the unsewing I do. Thanks formyour note.

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    How about the High Light quilt pattern..Free here

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...h-light_1.html

    It has big squares to show off the fabric. put some of your main fabric on front, and use the rest on the back..piece the back.

    Or a "bento box" quilt

    High Light quilt, NOT done by me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    How about the High Light quilt pattern..Free here

    http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/projec...h-light_1.html

    It has big squares to show off the fabric. put some of your main fabric on front, and use the rest on the back..piece the back.

    Or a "bento box" quilt
    You just made my choices eve harder, I do rlike this one also. Did you see the downloads of the other 3 I am looking at also?
    Tell me what you think of those, I have saved a copy of your pattern. I am trying to stay in the African looking patterns and yours fits. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babzee
    It's amazing just how many people have had the surgery. Couldn't be quilt-related, could it? It's probably from all the unsewing I do. Thanks formyour note.
    No, mine was from doing manual labor jobs most of my life with repetative motion (as you know). My hands do hurt sometimes during and after quilting. I still sleep with my braces on at night when they bother me. Keep your braces and use them when needed, they really do help. Good luck,

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflywing
    here's what i found:
    When I open it it sends me to microsoft power point online and that is as far as I can get. I keep trying but I don't see anything.

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    I checked them all out..the safari one would work, like the one you linked to.if you put the main fabric with the masks in the center..otherwise you will loose the pattern of that one. Everyone is so helpful! Great ideas!
    when i am looking for inspiration,i go to webshots..

    african quilts
    http://www.webshots.com/search?media...ce=search_menu

    Good luck with your choice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by watterstide
    I checked them all out..the safari one would work, like the one you linked to.if you put the main fabric with the masks in the center..otherwise you will loose the pattern of that one. Everyone is so helpful! Great ideas!
    when i am looking for inspiration,i go to webshots..

    african quilts
    http://www.webshots.com/search?media...ce=search_menu

    Good luck with your choice!
    Uh Oh, danger danger, overload!...(hahaha) Very cool website, thanks. The mask will be my main focal point, I will be making my decession soon. I want to get started on this. By the way I am almost done getting my sewing/miniature dollhoude room done. Watch for pics.

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    I like the ones you added; Jessica II is my favorite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kd124
    I like the ones you added; Jessica II is my favorite.
    Thanks for your thought, I am leaning towards the Jessica or the highlite and more so on the hight light because of the size.

    My friend who I am going to make this for is from south africa and stand 6'1" so I want it to be long enough and it is 84" long.

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    I found the African quilt fabric pictures and I love it! I am making a quilt some day with animal prints for an african room...Did you get the quilt done? I want to see the picture...I couldnt find the vivian quilt.

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