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Thread: Postage Stamp and Windy City - Two More Laps

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    I finished Postage Stamp Sept. 30 and had made so many blocks it was enough for two quilts! Just showing the first one done as #2 didn't show up in the pics today as the battery died right after the pic was taken so it didn't make it in time.

    Windy City was my first disaster! Will never do another "on point" quilt until I learn how to handle bias' better. Love the pattern. I couldn't readjust the color on the pic. The beige blocks are actually pure white and shows the colors pretty. The inner border of green is much lighter color. Everything else looks that bright. Hope you enjoy these two laps!

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    Very nice!

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    Nice! I think they turned out great!

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    Both are great - the Windy City makes me feel like I'm in a summer garden.

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    They both look great. The postage stamp one gives me an idea for my 16-patch blocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    Both are great - the Windy City makes me feel like I'm in a summer garden.
    Oh, what a nice feeling that brings! Thank you Marjpf! Guess my love for the garden and flowers is coming out in this quilt.

    :D :D

    Thank you, Jim's Gem and BKinCO!! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    They both look great. The postage stamp one gives me an idea for my 16-patch blocks.
    I'm so tickled my quilt gives you ideas! Go for it!! Thanks again, Ranger!!

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Bright and beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisalovesquilting
    Bright and beautiful!
    Thank you, lisa!!

    ;-) ;-)

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    very nice, I like it

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    beautiful quilts! :thumbup:

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    Great job!!!

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    I think they are wonderful! bias can be a pain-starch, starch, and more starch!

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    I love them both- but especially the postage stamp. I love those!! I started one 6 or 7 years ago and made about a 4' by 4' center. I got REALLY tired of those tiny squares and gave it to my mom, telling her I didn't care what she did with it, but I never wanted to see it again! LOL! Well, being a MOM, she added some borders, tied it off, and gave it back finished! :0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by penny doty
    very nice, I like it
    Thank you, penny doty! Welcome to the QB! You will love coming here!

    :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahel
    beautiful quilts! :thumbup:
    Thank you so much, blahel!!!!!

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol W
    Great job!!!
    Thank you, Carol!!!!!
    :-D :-D :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom
    I think they are wonderful! bias can be a pain-starch, starch, and more starch!
    Thank you, sewmom!!! So starch is the secret, heh? Wish I had known that then. Haven't touched an "on-point" quilt since :D . I actually did that quilt before I had any decent rulers also -haha- but the HQing seemed to gobble up all that extra fabric! :oops: :D :D :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa T
    I love them both- but especially the postage stamp. I love those!! I started one 6 or 7 years ago and made about a 4' by 4' center. I got REALLY tired of those tiny squares and gave it to my mom, telling her I didn't care what she did with it, but I never wanted to see it again! LOL! Well, being a MOM, she added some borders, tied it off, and gave it back finished! :0)
    Thank you, Lisa T!! What a wonderful thing your mom did for you!! It's a reminder of her love! Now you'll just have to conquer that task again only do like me and use larger squares! That's the trick to it. I just kept sewing and sewing and never realized I had enough for two laps! It's only 4 nine patches so if you look at it like that, it may go faster. Hope you'll try again; they always make great scrap quilts no matter what colors you put in them! Thanx! N2.

    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Very nice. Just tell folks that the wind is blowing on Windy City, hence the ripples. Like ripples in the water, or laundry on a line.

    I agree with another poster, use starch on those pesky bias triangles and handle with care. Looks pretty good, though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peaceandjoy
    Very nice. Just tell folks that the wind is blowing on Windy City, hence the ripples. Like ripples in the water, or laundry on a line.

    I agree with another poster, use starch on those pesky bias triangles and handle with care. Looks pretty good, though!
    haha ~ that's so funny ~ and the wind sure did ripple it!! haha! I tugged at that thing like you would a girdle! haha and said NEVER again! Then I had to go and STD (stitch in the ditch) and made it puffy and ripply!!! hahahha. It is pretty in person though. Thank you, peaceandjoy! Love that name!

    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    They are both great. I love your color choices. Are they for you or gifts to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    They are both great. I love your color choices. Are they for you or gifts to others.
    Thank you, littlehud!! Windy City is for charity and PS will probably go to after I finish HQ it! We can take nothing with us when we leave here. We have to leave it all behind! You'll never see a U-Haul following a hearse!

    :-D :-D

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    I think they are both very pretty!!! Good Job :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I think they are both very pretty!!! Good Job :D:D:D
    Thank you, amma, I appreciate that!! :D :D :D :D ;)

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