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Thread: Trying new techniques

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    Trying new techniques

    I've been going through my books to cull out those I don't want anymore. Sometimes I make a little sample quilt to try out the technique before I decide to give away the book.

    Here's a sample from Bargellos With a Twist, by Maggie Ball.
    This top is made with only sixteen 7" blocks, so not a big investment of time or fabric.

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    nicely done. i like your idea of trying before getting rid of the book
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    Great block, very interesting.
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    Nice. Well done.

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    that's different and i love it. great job!
    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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    Hmm.... I need to find that pattern.

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    That is a very pretty top.

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    And the blocks are all the same, is that correct? If so, what a neat quilt to make and yours turn out great.

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    KLO, yes, all the same block.
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    Very pretty.
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    That is a great idea.

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    What a wonderful idea. So often I'll purchase a book because I like one pattern in it. Once it's made, I never look at the book again. Your idea would make me relook at the other patterns. I like it, thanks for sharing.

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    Interesting quilt. So did you decide to keeep the book? I think I would....
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    Your quilt is very pretty. It is very bold and makes a statement. That is a great idea on your books.

    I have passed on about 30 quilting books so far. I enjoyed them all at the time I bought them. But, now, I hope someone else will find them and snap them up and enjoy them as much as I did. (I usually just donate mine to the local library.) Or, there's this great little thrift store in my area that I just love to stop into. I donate a lot there too.
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    Looks great!
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    Yes, I kept the book. I learned a lot about color placement.
    I think I would like to try another quilt, only larger, with mixed blocks, set on point.
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    I like it. Very colorful and what a great idea to try out blocks to see if you need the book anymore.

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    Hoe nice and cheerful! Fun to do, I'll bet!
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    looks great!!!
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    That turned out to be a very pretty quilt.

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    What a pretty bright cheerful quilt!

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    Very nice quilt. Love the colors but then I love bright colors. Nicely done and great idea.

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