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    Perfect solution! Much easier than trying to place 4 separate small petals. Thanks for sharing!

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    I can't believe I am caught up! This has been the hardest thing I have ever tried. It's my first try at need turn appliqué and sorry to say but I don't like doing this. I find the process frustrating as my work doesn't look neat. There are so many mistakes that I have made with this quilt but I am learning what not to do the next time I attempt something like this. For instance, I mistakenly used my grey marker for sewing placement, then had to move things around and now the grey line is visible. I don't know how to remove it. Should have used a chalk pencil. Oh well, I guess lesson learned. I also decided to do the large vine flowers using Karen Kay Buckley's method and heat resistant template plastic and I am so much happier with the results than my terrible needle turned appliquéd tulip flowers. I feel like I am cheating by doing it this way but it is less frustrating for me. . Only wish I had seen the cleaver way to do the petal flower ; I redid one 4 times and it still looks wonky!

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    I wound up making a single template for the entire Petal Flower. There isn’t much seam allowance to turn under, but it worked really well!

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    Thank you Monique, I just zoomed in on one of Barbara's pics showing the birds & tried to draw something close....they ended up a little on the chubby side LOL Three pieces, I put one wing behind & the batik wing in front

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    Originally posted by baerbel.sch View Post
    Month 8 is done and I made my swallows instead of the pigeons . This is a wonderful quilt. I am so happy to make it! But my design wall is too small for this quilt .
    After seeing your earlier post about changing out the birds, I have that in the back of my mind to do that too. In the meantime, I still have 3 borders to finish for this month!

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    I know this BOM is making a mess of my sewing room! lol If it's the larger stars giving you a problem, make a different star block.

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    I came to a standstill on Month 6 with the Star Blocks and my brain just can't figure them out. I was away visiting my daughter for most of July so have printed up everything with the intention of working on it after I got back home. I came home to a total disaster in my sewing room & I've spent some time trying to find my fabrics (in a container) buried somewhere! Lots of excuses but this hasn't ever happened to me before. I have a brain fog I need to get rid of despite inspiration in seeing everyone's progress.

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    I think the cornflowers look much better than the stars in your version of the quilt

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    Month 8 is done and I made my swallows instead of the pigeons . This is a wonderful quilt. I am so happy to make it! But my design wall is too small for this quilt .
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    Kandy, I love the birds you used. I assume it isn't from the pattern (as it isn't out yet). Could I ask what pattern you used to achieve these delightful birds.

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    Month 8 finished...with a few mishaps along the way. Upon finishing Month 7, I discovered that I had cut one border 2 inches short!
    So I ripped out the sewn appliques, sewed more stems, cut another border piece and reapplied the appliqués. Quilters are not quitters...we roll with the punches!!

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    I'm really enjoying this project. I just couldn't wait to get those birds on so jumped ahead a bit. Placing those twisted vines was hard. I'm trying to stop myself/wait for the pattern by just fusing the vines & pinning the birds on. I used accuquilt cutter to cut flower shapes. It's fun to see everyone's design changes, thanks ya'll for posting

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    I also wanted to share that the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser works very well for removing the water erasers such as a Styla marker-- I placed a line at the top and bottom of the border to prevent my flowers from landing in the seamline. To get the marks off the eraser works with only water and very little pressure--it takes the marks out without getting the piece overly wet.

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    Thank you friend Margo for the suggestion about the bow tie template.! I was worried about positioning all of those petals -- they turned out nice. I decided to make a template for the stem flower and flower top -- that also worked well as they all came out uniform. I'll be machine sewing almost all of the quilt. I've been placing my flowers for the last few days and am finding my vines were all positioned differently on the 9" border. I'm glad I cut it oversize because when it is cut to the final 8-1/5" some of the cutting will be from the top of the border and some will be from the bottom! I had a heck of a time with those vines so I'm just glad so far I was able to place all of the flowers even though not necessarily as shown. I'm having a good time working on this quilt and working on not being discouraged when I find I'm not a perfect quilter -- yet.(Lol) The fabrics are beautiful and I'm glad I didn't give up. Thanks to Barbara and all of you who share -- it really helps.

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