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Thread: Pretty in Pink for my sis

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    This little quilt was all paper pieces. It had a gabillion pieces. I don't think I'll be making this one again! ;) But I'm happy with the way it turned out. It was a bit of a bugger to quilt because there were soooo many seams that came together. Just had to take my time. :)
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    Sorry, that first pic is sorta bright and washed out. I've got to learn how to take better pictures. LOL

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    That is absolutely gorgeous, one lucky Sis!

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    Sure is pretty!

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    Another gasp, lin! I cannot imagine all the effort it took to get it together!
    My first thought was, how did she find all those different colors?!?!

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    Thank you ladies. :)

    Celeste, I think you have to have 7 different fabrics in one color from dark to light, and 7 of another contrasting color dark to light, and then the background fabric. I used all batiks except for the background.

    The pattern was developed by a woman who works in one of our local quilt stores. She gave classes on this quilt and sold the pattern locally to the different quilt stores around the area. I'm not sure if the pattern is available anywhere else.

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    WOW!!!! That is wonderful! I have never tried paper piecingand after seeing that gorgeous piece of work I have got to say I am totaly intimidated, all those seams!

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    Your quilt is simply outstanding - hats off to you for having the dedication to complete this :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

    Love absolutely everything about it, the colours are amazing, what a great way to showcase batiks...I just LOVE batiks!!! (And more frustratingly, I was in Bali a couple of years ago...BEFORE I discovered patchwork :cry: :cry: :cry: )

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    Thank you mg and Izy. :)

    mg~not all paper pieced quilts are made from so many sections. There are tons of patterns out there that are far less intimidating and very doable. I've seen your work. You could do this technique with your eyes closed! :D

    Izy~now that's just an awful shame. To be right there where batiks are created and not know to buy up everything in sight!!! :shock: LOL I too love batiks and had a great time choosing 14 different ones for this quilt. :)

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    I dip to my knees in awe at your work. It took me a HUGE amount of time, fabric, seam rippers, wine and chocolate to just do the current block of the month using the paper piecing method. Truly a work of art :):)

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    Izy- you need to just scoot back to Bali soon :):)

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    That is just beautiful...I have yet to try paper piecing - will put that on my to do list. What do you like most about that technique?

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    Wow! Very incredible!

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    You are just so good.......that is gorgeous..............wow :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Thank you for your kind words Vicki and Cathy.

    I love the perfect points you get without really trying. :) I just think it's a very precise technique. For another thing, my blocks always come out the same size when I paper piece. Not so much when I don't. LOL

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    Very beautiful! I love the colors. I have never paper pieced, but you make me want to put it on my list of attempts. That is awesome looking. If sis don't like it, you can send it my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cathy M
    Izy- you need to just scoot back to Bali soon :):)
    Cathy I sure wish we could afford to!! :cry:

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    This is the original pattern. It called for stars in the center, but I thought with the colors I'd chosen, a garden theme would work better for me. Luckily I had a paper pieced flower pattern in the right block size.
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    Thank you very much Barb, Ruth and newquilter. :)

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    Can you adopt me as a sis?? What a beautiful quilt.!!!

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    Sure QT. And as long as you do the cooking, you can even move right in! LOL
    I'd rather be sewing than cooking. You'd think I'd be skinnier. :wink:

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    WOW.. That is just awesome!

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    WOW! Beautiful work. Your colors are outstanding! Good job.

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    Nice job. Pretty quilt I like the colors and the pattern!!!!

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    Spectacular!

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