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Old 10-19-2018, 06:40 PM
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Before Hurricane Florence hit, I took the precaution of moving some fabrics (and a few other things) up onto tables and shelves in the hope that they would be spared if we flooded. Lucky for us, we did not experience flooding.

While moving the fabrics to higher ground, the panel at the center of this quilt was re-discovered. It's been a while since I made a QOV, so it got my attention. The red fabric around the panel was a scrap that also made it's way to higher ground. The darker blue fabric - a Christmas fabric from Connecting Threads several years ago, was a large remnant that I had been saving for a rainy day. (That means I like it so much I didn't want to use it.) It called me from it's secure, somewhat hidden spot on the shelving and said 'USE ME!" So I did.

How can I tell one of my favorite fabrics "No!"?

The lighter fabric was a new purchase because nothing in my very large stash worked with the panel, the red and blue fabric. I wasn't sure that it would work, but it had small "Statues of Liberty" in it, so I decided it HAD to work. I think it did.

At show and tell, either no one was brave enough to tell me it didn't work or it really does work.
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Old 10-19-2018, 07:08 PM
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Wonderful QOV..... And, yes, rest assured...the lighter fabric works. It pulls out all the colors of the panel and adds a splash of gold. I like!!! So glad you escaped the flooding.
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very nice.............
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:06 PM
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Looks great.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:57 AM
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Perfect! Beautiful! It will be treasured!
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Old 10-20-2018, 01:37 AM
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Love this QOV.....I should make one too...it's something I've never done.
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Old 10-20-2018, 03:28 AM
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cathyvv....do you recall where you found the lighter print with the Statue of Liberty, flags and government seal on it?
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Really great quilt. That is a wonderful panel to work with and you did a great job coordinating other fabrics with it. Perfect quilt to be given to a service member who has served his or her country well.
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:42 AM
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I love when a project just comes together. Of course, a purchase usually is necessary to complete. That's how we end up with so many scraps! Beautiful job for a wonderful cause!
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