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Thread: 'Poppies' OBW

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    Hello everyone - here's my latest One Block Wonder using the technique from the books by Maxine Rosenthal. This kind of turned into a giant bookmark during the design process - I'm even thinking of getting a tassel for the point! It measures 30" across and 60" from top to tip. The original fabric is in the top panel - I love this fabric! I had 4 repeats over so I made some QST kaleidoscopes but haven't decided how to set them yet!

    I also was a bit braver with my FMQ and went for contrasting threads - purple centres and red flowers - to echo the poppies. Thanks for looking! :-D

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    That is really pretty, wonderful job.

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    wow! it is just lovely!

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    It's lovely, always amazes me how different they come out compared to the original fabric. I agree with you, it needs a tassle on the end.

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    I love your OBW. the fabric is beautiful. Great job!

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    Beautiful job on the blocks and the quilting! What size are the blocks? They look very small.

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    Lovely! Beautiful fabric, I love that shape, and the bit of original fabric across the top.
    The fmq poppies are just the ticket in the borders!

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    Its really pretty!

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    sure is pretty

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    Wow-I love that. I also like the size-manageable (sp?). You did a really great job on your FMQ.

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    Lovely!

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    That is free motion quilting?! What a fantastic job! And love your fabric.

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    Turned very pretty, love the colors.

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    OMG.. I LOVE that.. very good job.. and I like the contrasting quilting.. excellent choice!!

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    sure is pretty!! Love the colors

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    Thank you everyone - I'd have to go measure to be sure but I think the strips were about 2 1/2", pocoellie.

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    WOW!!! You are such an artist! What a beautiful OBW Kathryn!!

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    What size were your hexagons? Are they smaller than normal? What a beautiful piece--the colors are so rich.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calif Jane
    What size were your hexagons? Are they smaller than normal? What a beautiful piece--the colors are so rich.
    I cut my strips at 2 1/2" - just went to measure to be sure! I felt the need to go a bit smaller to really hack up those poppies! The hexs finish at 4" straight edge to straight edge and 4 1/2" from point to point. :-D

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    lovely.

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    Yay is that a beauty. I do love the dripping-down sort of movement from poppies on top to the point... can see a tassel to finish it all right! Thanks for sharing.

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    Excellent! Well done.

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    Very Pretty!

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    I LOVE THIS! BEAUTIFUL!

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    Lives up to its name. Stunning results. Love the quilting also.

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