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Old 05-07-2022, 06:13 AM
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I made this between making the Hearts of Hope and working on making Rhododendron Trail, both from Bonnie Hunter.
I thought it would be a fast simple project at my quilt retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana with Gay Bomers. My first mistake was not using a walking foot and then trying to square up the blocks after cutting them diagonally. All the edges of the blocks after cutting are on the bias. Nothing matched. I ditched the quilt and started RT instead. When I returned home and calmed down, I recut every block using a template that I had made with all the seams marked. That way I knew they would all align. Here is the finished top which is slightly smaller and finished at 55" sq. It will be backed with a medium blue Minkie and bound in black.
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Old 05-07-2022, 06:20 AM
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that is beautiful - and I can see how matching up all those lines would be difficult .love that you made a template with all the matching points on - great job
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very striking. the black binding will set it off nicely!
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Old 05-07-2022, 07:49 AM
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very pretty quilt
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Oh, bias is very hard to work with. It seems to grow all by itself. You did a fabulous job on it.
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Sorry you had so much trouble with it, but the result is fabulous. Great job.

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It's so lovely!
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Eye catching top!
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Old 05-07-2022, 02:02 PM
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Well, hello!! I was at the retreat in Shipshe too and recognize your work! I was across the aisle and working on veterans quilts and my Dear Jane. Small world!
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That turned out gorgeous.
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