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    #46
    Finished is better than perfect. Thank you Barbara. Always look forward to your lives.

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ID:	898172 My top is finished! Thanks to Sarah for this fun pattern and to Barbara for her added tips and tricks.

      #47
      My top is done! This was quite a journey but a fun one. Thanks to Sarah for this fun pattern and to Barbara for her tips and tricks! I didn’t plan on the colour placement and once completed I can see some areas I would have changed, but overall I’m very happy. I was determined to just use my stash and succeeded.

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        #48
        Finally done…
        on to 2024 BOM

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          #49
          Royal Blue background
          thankful to be done. Now to
          hand quilt.

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          • Helen W. commented
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            Gypsybobbin, Beautiful, do you use a hoop when hand quilting and I would love it if you describe
            your process. I was thinking I would like to do that also, but have never hand quilted. HelenW

          #50
          Helen W. I haven’t decided
          I do have a big round hoop I can use
          But for traveling I will large stitch baste then criss cross, up down and across.

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          • Helen W. commented
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            Thanks for the info. I will be checking back to see if you post your progress. HelenW

          #51
          I had decided a few months ago that I would not include the last border, but looking at this photo, I think one is needed. I don't want it to be too much bigger and oops, I guess a longarm quilter will need more fabric all around also. I am open to suggestions if anyone is still checking this forum page. I was thinking of a simple keyboard border???? Not sure that would complement the overall pattern.

          I would not have gotten to this point without Barbara and the forum and Sarah's beautiful pattern.Thank you all.

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          • Barbara B. commented
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            Your piano key border would work. An even simpler solution is to add a pretty floral border, not real strong or busy, just something with colors that compliment your top so far.

          #52
          Thank you, Barbara. I am not doing Pick a Petal, but will watch your videos anyway, as I learn so much from you. Thank you again for the past year's guidance.

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            #53
            This is my first applique quilt and I have loved it very much. I enjoy being out of my sewing room and in the living room with my family. I do not have free-motion quilting experience and do not have it in my budget for custom quilting. I have enjoyed "big stitch" quilting in the past. Has anyone considered hand quilting with Pearle cotton and a big stitch? I am currently on month 9 but am looking forward to planning the next phase! I have enjoyed seeing all of your beautiful creations.

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            • Barbara B. commented
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              Look at the beautiful big stitch quilting on Pick A Petal, the 2024 BOM. There are photos on the BOM page and you can see it and Jen Kingwell’s description about it on her Show.

            #54
            “And that’s a wrap”! This was a challenge at times but I love the finished quilt. I tried to make the border look somewhat like Northern Lights around the cabins. Thank you to Sarah Felke, Barbara Black and TQS for another great project.

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              #55
              Originally posted by gradyk View Post
              I had decided a few months ago that I would not include the last border, but looking at this photo, I think one is needed. I don't want it to be too much bigger and oops, I guess a longarm quilter will need more fabric all around also. I am open to suggestions if anyone is still checking this forum page. I was thinking of a simple keyboard border???? Not sure that would complement the overall pattern.

              I would not have gotten to this point without Barbara and the forum and Sarah's beautiful pattern.Thank you all.
              Karen, Here are a couple ideas to let you see what a border might look like. I could not find a flower fabric like Barbara
              suggested, but that would look great too. HelenW
              CLICK ON PHOTO TO ENLARGE

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              • Karen commented
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                Helen,
                Thank you so much for these suggestions. You helped me immensely months ago by suggesting a narrow border to bring the center block up to the correct size when I hadn't realized how much machine appliqué (on untreated fabric) would shrink the fabric. I might repeat the i/4 inch pink dot border around the edge. I love the narrow borders in orange you have created Thank you.
                Karen

              • Carol G. commented
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                I like the 2 on the left for border options

              #56
              Woohoo, finished
              Homeward Bound. I used Kaffe fabrics. Got waylaid when My husband had surgery and then we moved. Thanks to an ice storm I had time to finish the top.

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              • Barbara B. commented
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                Beautifully done. Love your coneflowers.

              #57
              It is finally done. I used the TQS kit to make it, but used the background confetti to make the eyes of the birds, so they are a little bug-eyed. LOL. I learned a lot doing this quilt and it sharpened my quilting skills esp since I had not done applique like this before.
              Teri

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                #58
                My BOM 2023 is complete! I finished machine quilting it and adding binding this week. Yay! I’m going to hang it over the railing of our loft above the family room. A very fun project!

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                • Helen W. commented
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                  Jo Anne, Did you just echo stitch around applique and stitch in the ditch on pieced units? Also
                  did you do it on a domestic machine? I have been dragging my feet on completing the outside
                  borders. Need to just get it done. HelenW

                #59
                This is my BMO, Homeward Bound. I enjoyed making this quilt and even after quilting for fifty years I learned from Sarah Fielke. However, I needed to make my quilt larger since our fair requires a 324 inch perimeter to qualify for Grand Champion. If you win Grand Champion you proceed to a regional competition and a win there sends your quilt to a Provincial competition. (I live in Ontario, Canada). My quilt is now 89 x89. The biggest challenge was the last border. I had to call on my granddaughter with a math degree to assist me.
                I really think Sarah’s pattern is prize worthy. Here’s hoping.

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                • lehab375 commented
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                  I really like the colors of your quilt. I hope your quilt does well in competition.
                  Linda

                • Carol G. commented
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                  That turned out really nice! I like the 4 petal flower in place of the heart. Good luck on the competition! Keep us informed

                • Lynnanne commented
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                  Myra, this is beautiful. Congratulations

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