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Thread: Shabby Chic OBW .... Tout Fini! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE
    No technique ... just my own fiddling to do it! :)
    Don't shortchange yourself. That's a technique. A very cool one.
    And your explanation answered every question I had about the process.

    One really needs to plan ahead to do this - especially in making sure there is enough backing material.

    Thanks again for all the details.

    The quilt is beautiful and looks like it fits in perfectly with the existing decor. :thumbup: :thumbup:
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    Thanks MTS!

    The backing did require a seam, being that it was 40x60 before I decided on the extra bordering. No way, was I sacrificing any of the OBW front to save backing!!! :) Luckily I got a perfect match on the seam, so it is insignificant.

    As for the decor match, that wasn't a plan at all, though I am thrilled. I'm not sure if it will hang on the wall or drape over furniture yet. I bought the fabric a few years ago because I liked it and thought, yes, it's for a OBW ... then was scared to do it on my own and waited for a course. I'm glad I did and probably had the best teacher I've had in any sewing course, ever! :)

    The fabric did not lend to a border on the quilt. As I worked with it, the quilt talked to me to keep it light, airy and feminine (and I am SO not that!). From my earlier threads, many of you know, for awhile I was considering a self-fabric ruffle edge or lace ruffle. Then alas, I decided a flat lace would be better. IMHO the flange just seems to do a perfect framing of it all!

    As for that blue one in the midst .... it was the prototype run! I did change my "technique" after doing it, but felt a 2nd prototype wasn't needed.

    Hope this has helped many of you with ideas for future projects! I'll look forward to seeing yours.

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    Love the beautiful completed work.

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    Stunning, absolutely lovely, love the lace!!

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    Absolutely beautiful. Nice work.

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    Very pretty

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    Nothing shabby about this! It is absolutely gorgeous.

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    Goes perfectly with the room.

    I like the lace/border/edging effect.

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    Wow - that's a lovely quilt! And there is no shabby to be seen. Only chic, soft and feminine without getting too fru-fru.
    The flat lace is beautiful, probably even more so than a ruffled lace would have been. It adds elegance, whereas a ruffled lace border would have added cuteness. Thank you for the explanation on how you did it too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuzzinBumble
    Wow - that's a lovely quilt! And there is no shabby to be seen. Only chic, soft and feminine without getting too fru-fru.
    The flat lace is beautiful, probably even more so than a ruffled lace would have been. It adds elegance, whereas a ruffled lace border would have added cuteness. Thank you for the explanation on how you did it too!
    I think we think alike as to why I went to the simplicity of the flange and flat lace.

    I smiled when I saw you had written fru-fru, as I am SO NOT a fluffy-fluffy-fru-fru person and told others while working on this that it was my token quilt for that mode! :)

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    I really love the colors in your quilt! Great job! I love the battenburg lace effect.

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    LOve this quilt and your style. Thx for sharing.

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    Love this quilt and your style. Thx for sharing.

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    lovely!

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    The new pics are great - and thank you so much for your explanation of the 'fiddling about' - perfectly clear. :D

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    You can be extremely proud of your quilt. I love your layout and using the lace on border - excellent. Very clever using the uncut fabric for the backing.
    Thanks for sharing

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    beautiful. I like it.

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    So soft and beautiful! The battenburg lace was a great idea!

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    What a lovely, unique creation you have there. Nice to see what some can come up with as innovation and not strictly out of a book. I couldn't help but notice that the quilt is a perfect match for the love seat in the background.

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    A really beautiful quilt! And I really like what you did with the lace overlay. I've never seen that done before and it turned out great. Will have to remember that!!

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    OBW! Love the pastels. Very few quilts are anything but intense colours. Well done.
    Mary Katherine

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    Congratulations and chick it is.

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    Congratulations, and chic it is.

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    Congratulations, and chic it is.

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    Congratulations, and chic it is.

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    Congratulations, and chic it is.

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