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Thread: "Starshine & Rainbows" completed top!

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    "Starshine & Rainbows" completed top!

    Thank you all so much for your compliments, suggestions, and encouragement! I finished the top and I must say, I am very very happy with it! This is my first-ever-completed quilt top.

    I decided to use a royal blue mottled fabric from Moda for the sashing. It's the color I had in mind all along, so when I found it at my LQS, I knew it was meant to be. Then, I wanted to add something at the corners of each block, and found this adorable PP block called Geometry on Quilters Cache. It's a 4" block, but I re-sized it to 3" and used all the colors in the quilt. I think it ties everything together nicely. Finally, I wanted to cap the whole thing off with a little more of the rainbow colors, so I pieced a strip of each color together on the diagonal and bordered the whole quilt. I love it!!!

    I never expected anything I made myself to turn out so well. There was A LOT of remeasuring and (re-cutting ) as I worked my way through the mathematical calculations, since I didn't have a pattern or instructions to work with. But, I thoroughly enjoyed the process. Thanks again!
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    For your first quilt top completed, I would say you are a totally natural quilter. I love all of your blocks and how you laid them out with the corner stones in the sashing! You did a super job!
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    turn out wonderful

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    Totally awesome! Love all the colors.
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    What a wonderful quilt. How did you PP the corner stones and is there a pattern that you used we could see?
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    You are a natural! This is a beautiful quilt. Your color choices and pattern are outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

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    It is a beautiful quilt. Love your colors and the PP blocks added the extra bling to the quilt.

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    Great job! You certainly have an eye for design.....beautiful

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    Wow - I love the colors and the the whole complete top - This is a great first top - no one would guess that you are new at this - Can't wait to see what else you have in store for your quilts. Great job.

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    That came out really well. You're a natural!
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    Very nice, love the rainbow colors!
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    Very colorful great job

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    you should be very proud of this quilt....I can follow a pattern with the best of them but can't design worth a darn. I've been quilting for 6 years and still struggle with the math (I've never been good at math), so I try to stick to something printed out for me. This is a wonderfully designed and executed quilt and beats anything I've made in all those years.

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    That Navy border really maded it pop! It looks like a puzzle and hard to put together. Great Job!!!


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    Love it, it's so cheery =)
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    Congratulations!! On a beautiful quilt very well done!!!! You ARE a natural with that quilt as your first one completed. The blue sashing is absolutely perfect!!! (And I was one who thought black would be great) LOL
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    That turned out beautiful and very colorful.
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    You have done an amazing job on that beautiful top. You are getting off to a great start, you have a wonderful talent. I will be looking forward to seeing much more beautiful work coming from you.

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    You quilt is wonderful. Using the solid/mottled is a wonderful choice. Colors appear so bold and vibrant.

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    Love this bright and happy quilt. Well done!

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    Amazing first quilt!
    Jojos Nana, Carol

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    Very impressive. Love the colors.

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    Oh it did turn out well. I love those cornerstones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tweety2911 View Post
    For your first quilt top completed, I would say you are a totally natural quilter. I love all of your blocks and how you laid them out with the corner stones in the sashing! You did a super job!
    I agree totally. Beautiful quilt.
    God Bless,
    Rachel

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    Your quilt is stunning!

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