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Thread: Sampler quilt top finished

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    Sampler quilt top finished

    This is a sampler quilt that is mostly based off of one in the book Bella Bella Sampler quilts. The blocks are mostly paper pieced, it was my first time doing large amounts of paper piecing and I decided I don't like it very much. I would do it again for small amounts but not for anything this big. I ended up being happy with the results but was frustrated getting it done.

    The background behind the half circles is a fabric I've been trying to use up for a few years. Normally I only buy with a particular project in mind, I bought 2 yards of this and it totally didn't work in my project. Note to self: never ever again buy a fabric with the color name of "Pond Scum"!
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    What great and different blocks ... very nice

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    I think it is beautiful and I don't see any "pond scum" - although I can't imagine naming a fabric that.

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    Really beautiful sampler quilt-very different and gorgeous. But, I can see your point about the amount of time it takes to do paper pieced blocks. But, in my opinion, the results were worth the time.

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    Thanks for tip about fabric named "pond scum" lol . Really do like your sampler quilt. The layout is awesome. Great job.
    Judy in Phx, AZ

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    amazing blocks for your sample quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    That is just stunning, love it!

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    It looks pretty amazing to me, surely not like "pond scum"! LOL!
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    It's done and it's beautiful!! Clever use of the "Pond Scum" fabric...quite the name, but it looks good with the rest of the quilt. Enjoy!
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    Your quilt is beautiful! So many different blocks and none of them look easy! You did a fantastic job!

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    very nice quilt!!!
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    Oh my, glorious comes to mind! (Bravo, for sticking with it.)
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    Looks great!

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    Beautiful....well done!

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    It's fabulous! I have the Bella Bella book and never used it. After looking at your wonderful work I know I need to dust it off and try some of the projects!

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    Pond scum. Lol. Great blocks and layout..

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    Totally Stunning!

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    just gorgeous!
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    That is the prettiest sampler I have ever seen.
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    I'm not normally a fan of samplers, but this is amazing! Great job, thank you for sharing.

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    wow!!! your quilt is amazing!!!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Very beautiful quilt. Well worth the effort in my opinion.

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    You did a great job and looks amazing!

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    Gorgeous quilt, pond scum and all! One of my favorite sampler quilts to date. I love all the colors and the way you used them. Great job.............
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    This is NOT your grandmother's sampler! I can see why you were frustrated with the amount of time spent, but this is an heirloom quality quilt and definitely worth every minute. BTW I love the pond scum colors, but not the name.

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