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Thread: Should I keep on with this quilt???

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    Super Member #1piecemaker's Avatar
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    I have been wanting to try this quilt block for a long time after seeing one a friend found at a yard sale. I finally found a pattern for it in a book I had and these fabrics from my stash just leaped out at me. What do yall think. Please give your honest opinion. Should I keep on making it or should I stop now??????I call it my sunflower quilt.
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    What do you think is the problem with it? the colors or is it not alying right or what?

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    I think it looks fine. I also think with some yellow shashing from the inner flower it would look lovely as a pillow covering

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    Why would you stop now? You've chosen GREAT colors...it's going to be a beautiful quilt!!

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    The colors look good to me. If it is fun to make, keep going.

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    i would keep going, it looks great

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    I say that if you have the determination to make an entire quilt from that block, more power to you! It looks complicated and therefore difficult.

    However, once you have a quilt's worth of blocks, you will have one super-stunning creation.

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    Keep going! It is beautiful. Please post more pictures when you are done. Can't wait to see it.

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    I think it is wonderful. Why stop now. It's going to be a beautiful quilt.

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    You've picked the perfect colors for a sunflower. I'd keep going!

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    How did you do the center? The yellow flower. Is it appliqued? I saw somthing similar recently, and the part that looks like your yellow was some how folded to make the petals. What is the name of this block, and does it use that "folded" techinque?
    I do like your colors... I think they would be awesome. But is it a hard and/or frustrating block to make? I wanted to take the class for the block that I saw, but decided I wasnt ready for that challenge yet. Best of success to you in whatever you decide, and be sure to show us the results!

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    I would keep going with the blocks and put some yellow sashing in between them to pull it together.

    Where is Ashdown? I am in Oklahoma, just 18 SW of Fort Smith, AR.

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    i sse nothing wrong with it i live the colors

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    It is laying alright and is fun to make. I just wondered if it was too gawdy looking with the colors I picked?

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    Ashdown is mid way between DeQueen and Texarkana. We are in Southwest Arkansas.

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    The block is all sewn. You sew in a row. There are eight yellow petals and 8 striped petals. The yellow ones are sewn onto the striped ones.Then you sew them together to form a circle. Then you sew them onto the middle yellow circle, foling the yellow petals on each corner to where the eges of the striped pieces meet. Am I confusing you yet? The name of the block is Golden Glow and is fund in the Better Homes and Gardens New Patchwork and Quilting Book. Once you get the hang of it, it is really fairly simple to sew by hand. I don't know if I would even try to tackle it on a machine.

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    The block is all sewn. You sew in a row. There are eight yellow petals and 8 striped petals. The yellow ones are sewn onto the striped ones.Then you sew them together to form a circle. Then you sew them onto the middle yellow circle, folding the yellow petals on each corner to where the eges of the striped pieces meet. Am I confusing you yet? The name of the block is Golden Glow and is fund in the Better Homes and Gardens New Patchwork and Quilting Book. Once you get the hang of it, it is really fairly simple to sew by hand. I don't know if I would even try to tackle it on a machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by #1piecemaker
    Ashdown is mid way between DeQueen and Texarkana. We are in Southwest Arkansas.
    You are very close to me... We should do lunch sometime this summer...
    :lol:

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    I agree that your colors are perfect for sunflowers! I think it will make a lovely quilt. You are braver than I. It looks complicated.
    Blessings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Love2Quilt
    I think it looks fine. I also think with some yellow shashing from the inner flower it would look lovely as a pillow covering
    I agree. And not just a pillow but a whole quilt.

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    I think it's very pretty.

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    love the colors.

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    I would keep going. Can't wait to see the completed project

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    I love the color combination.

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    Why not? It is very beautiful.
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