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« on: February 08, 2010 06:57:28 PM »

This little quilt was for a swap.  I used the Geese in the Forest pattern from Twiddletales, but reduced the block size from 6" to 4" finished.  This was my first time to paper piece.  There were plenty of dumb mistakes made along the way, but the result was pretty good.

It looks a little wonky hanging on the bush, but this pic best shows the colors.  I used batiks because I love them so!


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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2010 07:17:40 PM »

That looks really good. I like the batiks on the white background.

I have one of these in progress but I am using scraps mostly, and an off-white background.

Nicely done.  Grin

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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2010 07:04:24 AM »

It looks just great!  I have the pattern but have never done any paper piecing so haven't started it - it's a "someday" project.  Yours looks terrific, I may have to make "someday" come sooner than I thought!
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2010 09:13:51 AM »

Your quilt looks great.  I agree with you about the batiks.  They are great fabrics.  I'm using them in a quilt for the first time and am worried about them bleeding onto my lighter-colored fabrics, especially after the quilt is put together.  Did you do anything special to prevent bleeding?  How do you wash your completed quilt?

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« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2010 12:00:29 PM »

Thanks for your kind comments!

CJ Clark- Yes, you must try paper piecing.  I have a tutorial on my blog.  

Cowgirl- I wash and all fabrics in cold water before I use them.  Sometimes I wash reds twice.  So far it has worked- good luck!
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2010 02:33:28 PM »

Very pretty - good choice of colors.
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2010 05:32:39 PM »

I love it!!

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