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Thread: update on Spiked with Color.

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    Junior Member hawghugger's Avatar
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    Still not finished, but, I have gotten a lot sewn in the past week, but, still have a lot to go. Hubby wants this one and he wants it for our KING size bed, wouldn't you know it???? So, you can see in one of the pics of the top on the bed, I am not close to being finished. Not sure if I want to add more spikes, add more single blocks, or, add some curved flying geese. What do think would look good???????? He wants it on point, (this is the first on point quilt top I have attemped and he doesn't know the work that goes into them) he likes the way it looks, so, that's what he's getting. Hey, it's the least I can do for him, he NEVER, NEVER says anything about the material I drag in everytime I go to the store. He's a keeper.
    Anyway, what are your thoughts on filling in the corners??? I can use all the help I can get.
    Can't wait to hear your ideas.


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    spiked with color on bed showing how much is still to be done....
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    OMG! That is beautiful. I have not been brave enough to try paper piecing yet, but will someday. I have such a Batik fetish. Every fabric store I go in to I have to go look at the Batiks. Such beautiful colors in your quilt. I just love it.

    Joey

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    If I can do it, you can do it. This is my first PP quilt. Like they say........try it, you'll like it.

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    It's gorgeous! I love it! And I know so little about quilting that I can't offer any suggestions, except that a curved flying geese border sounds Really Cool!

    Jan

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    That is gorgeous!!!!


    I know how much work all those little blocks are, I'm working on the same kind of blocks for an exchange. My center is going to be 24"x24", so much smaller than yours, but my blocks are going to be 3 and 6". LOTS of little pieces, but it's worth it :)

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    That is gorgeous!
    What pattern are you using and is it very difficult?
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    WOW, it's gorgeous!!!
    I've had my hubby say he liked a quilt top I had made in lap size and asked if I could make it a queen. I'm still working on it. It put it away for 2 years and just pulled it out.

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    THAT'S BEAUTIFUL!

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    Wow - that is gorgeous!!!!! No wonder Happy Husband wants it!

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    You'll love my husband's words..."HOLY CRAP that is cool. She did a great job, look at those points"

    That is a wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous quilt! We can hardly wait to see it finished! :D :D :D :D :D

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    OMG! What a beauty!!

    Kyia

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    Oooooo Ahhhhhhh gorgeous!!!! :D :D :D
    Maybe some more of the same pp squares in those corners and then I love the idea of the curved flying geese wandering around the borders!!!!

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    STUNNING!! Wow, this is gorgeous!

    You know, I have a king size bed...

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    here is the site that I got all the patterns from, they are FREE.

    http://www.lenzula.de/pattern/free/nyb.php
    this site also has other PP patterns.
    The wildest part, they are not in English. But, if you can do the old paint by number kits, you can do these.
    As for if it's easy. Yes it's really easy. When I printed them out, I printed only in black ink. It saved on the color ink and I didn't want the same colors as they showed. I found some more NYB blocks, but, since I can't read anything on their site either. I emailed them. I guess I will have to wait and see if they can read english and email me back.

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    Alaskasunshine:

    Your hubby's words were about the same as mine. I love the way they don't hold back on their feelings. :-)

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    great quilt an very good colors i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That is so awesome! I have had these blocks on my own to do list for awhile. I probably won't get to them until I finish up Christmas presents. It always amazes me how on that pattern, no matter what colors are used, they always blend in so perfectly. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project!

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    Gorgeous! And thanks for the link. I'm about to embark on my fabric dying, and this is the perfect project for using up a bunch of different colours!

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    GORGEOUS. i don't know how to help on the corners, but i know whatever you come up with will be perfect :D

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    Gorgeous!

    Thanks for the link!

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    I really love that quilt, even without corners. Thanks for the link to the patterns. It will be on my to-do list for sure.

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    I have agrandmas flower garden that i put to gether about 20yrs ago.My hubby said if we ever split up the quilt would have to be split in half.its got adouble batting in it.Ilived in Indiana at the time and we heatedthe house with wood stove.an there were plenty of nights it would go out before morning an that quilt kept us toasty warm.

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    Hawghugger,
    I clicked on the link you provided and VOILA they have them in ENGLISH...All you do is hilight "Deutsch" and I clicked on it a tool bar or what ever you call it came up and I scroled down to translate and all of a sudden it said available in ENGLISH too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for helping us to know how to make this ultra beauty! Some day maybe I'll give it a whirl!

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaskasunshine
    You'll love my husband's words..."HOLY CRAP that is cool. She did a great job, look at those points"

    That is a wonderful, beautiful, gorgeous quilt! We can hardly wait to see it finished! :D :D :D :D :D
    I have to agree. HOLY CRAP that is cool. What an incredible looking quilt.

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    Going out on a limb here--what about doing some kind of applique for the corners? You could just use big triangles for the corners and applique swirls or spikey flowers or ??? It would add another design element to it, and soften the look a bit--if that's what you want.
    It is a beautiful quilt just as it is though. Great job!

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