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Thread: So Much Inspiration

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    So Much Inspiration

    Very often I go online and just look for pictures of quilts. The other day I saw one with columns of colors and every other one was "pushed" away from the one below. The lady used black as her background. I put grey in this EQ5 drawing, since I just bought 4 yards of a lovely batik with swirls in it.

    I'm thinking about naming it "Back and Forth".
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    How pretty! When we were at a glass factory in Mexico one year we toured, outside was many mosaic examples of types of glass they made. I stood there mesmerized with the burst of color everywhere shimmering in the sun. This reminds me of that. So pretty, Boston.
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    Oh Boston, that's going to be beautiful made from your batik stash.

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    Will b so pretty in your batiks. Would like to do a baby quilt with this pattern.
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    Wonderful pattern! Great colors! Beautiful!

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    Donna Jordan did a tutorial that is similar to one like this. She called it Balancing Act.
    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/06...58822793004212

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    Love this pattern and your batiks will work beautifully!
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    Can't wait to see the real quilt it's going to be amazing!
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    Ooh, niiice! I could enjoy doing this pattern myself!

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    I reminded me of stained glass also. Beautiful colors.

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    I look almost every day and am always amazed at what other people are doing...I get upset when I go to the site and there is nothing NEW to look at.
    I like your design and think the name is perfect!

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    Me too LindaMRB, this is one of the first things I do in the morning after making a cup of coffee, I then come and sit at my computer looking at pictures of quilts and hoping to see lots and lots. I don't always comment on every one, but there's not much I don't like, especially if it has batiks in them.

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    Are you ready to start cutting and stitching? I look forward to seeing this in fabric.

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    Beautiful and this pattern would make a beautiful quilt.
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    Very interesting design. You could look at that forever and not get bored. Would like to try one sometime. Post a pic when you get it done.

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    I like your grey fabric idea and this quilt pattern. Thanks for showing us your drawing. I will look forward to seeing your quilt. Back and Forth is a good name. I also like Columns of Color.

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    A really pretty design. The grey background will add a modern touch, a great way to showcase some beautiful batiks. Look up stacked coins as a pattern, I think it is a very similar style. I also think it would be a great stained glass piece.

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    I'm glad to learn that I am not the only one "addicted" to this site for social interaction. Good thing there is no two way camera on my end as I am still in jammies, fuzzy slippers, eating my scrambled eggs.

    Here is some eye candy and a question: I want to put borders on this to make it a queen. What do you like? It needs 21 inches on each side and 19 inches on the top and bottom. The center is 50 x 66. I don't have quite 4 yards of the brown with gold leaf that is pinned to the side. The 18 blocks are called Capitol T. I just took little parts of patterns from other things. But I love the on point with sashing and cornerstones. This sashing should have been narrower.Name:  20190309_194552_resized.jpg
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Size:  394.7 KBIi am planning on a 1 1/2 inch cut of black with gold around the whole thing, then a white 5 inch border, then another strip of black and then 14 inch wide of the brown gold leaf. Also how do I get the pictures to post not so big?

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    Back and Forth is so simple but very appealing. Bet several folks will give this one a try. I'll have to put in on the back burner for now since I have several tops in progress. I, too, check in first thing in the morning. Thanks to all of you for inspiration.

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    Lovely quilt
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    Nice design!

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    Thanks for all the nice comments. I have the pieces cut and have started the sewing.

    BattleAxe your border fabric is wonderful. It looks like chocolate.
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Great pattern and it will be so beautiful in batiks. Thx for sharing the picture of the pattern and I think the name you picked is very appropriate.

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    Can't wait to see your quilt when it's finished.

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