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Frances Posted: Sat, Sep 15 2012 9:26 AM

Okay, Do you have a favourite quilt, one that you think oh i wish i could make one like that, but maybe you think you never could, one youve seen in a book, magazine or at a show?

Well heres mine its from a book called Mennonite Quilts and Pieces i have always loved it i dont think i could ever make one its a Broken Star.

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Sukochi replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 10:11 AM

Frances, Isn't that just breathtaking? That would be a stretch a huge stretch for me. It would border on the impossible. I would not even try. However, that said, we need to stretch our capabilities as we go in this craft. Though, I will be the first to say, I have run and hidden in the closet more times then not, rather then take on a block that scared me to death. But, oh, that is so beautiful It should be hanging in a museum somewhere.

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Frances replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 10:14 AM

Its lovely isnt it i would nt even attempt it but i do love it, and apparently it was made from scraps collected from a lingerie factory, i have enough trouble making lovely things from metres of fabric let alone scraps. LOL.

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OH my Frances, that is gorgeous. Mine would have to be any bergello. I would love to take one on but am terrified of even trying. I have even got a couple of patterns but still have not started. Maybe someday.

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Frances replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 10:25 AM

Melissa Halpain:

OH my Frances, that is gorgeous. Mine would have to be any bergello. I would love to take one on but am terrified of even trying. I have even got a couple of patterns but still have not started. Maybe someday.

 

Melissa,

I agree i have seen some wonderful Bargello quilts, but im too chicken to try one, thats why i like EPP on the whole you dont have to be extremely presise and i can get away with fudging it slightly when i need to.

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gini replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 11:24 AM

frances,  these aren't that hard.  your 1/4 inch seam has to be right on,  so work on that.  you do these in strips.   

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MNnancy replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 11:33 AM

Frances:
Do you have a favourite quilt, one that you think oh i wish i could make one like that, but maybe you think you never could

Yep!  Some day I'd love to make an amazing Baltimore Album quilt.  I just don't know when I'd ever find the time to learn or the time to sew all this by hand.  I couldn't even find the time to do Gini's simplified BA blocks in our QCA groups.  Isn't this a beauty?


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Frances replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 12:44 PM

gini:

frances,  these aren't that hard.  your 1/4 inch seam has to be right on,  so work on that.  you do these in strips.   

 

Gini,

I think youve just hit my problem area "the 1/4 inch seam has to be right on" my seam is never right on. LOL.

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Frances replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 12:46 PM

Nancy,

That is a beautiful Balimore Album quilt, although seeing all the little pieces in it makes me wonder how anybody managed it.

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Zsofia replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 12:54 PM

Frances - This would be the quilt I'd love to make one day! It is made by Paula Nadelstern and I love her work. She makes incredible kaleidoscopes build from 8+ different fabrics. I have her books and love to look through them when I need inspiration!

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Frances replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 12:57 PM

Wow Zsofia,

Thats fantastic ive never seen this before, its incredible. if nothing else this thread is giving me some incredible quilts to look at.

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Frances,

Broken Star is gorgeous! I'm afraid if I tried to make it, it would look more like a Black Hole in the Universe.   Gini makes it sound so easy...1/4" seam have to be spot on!  Yeah! Right!

Applique terrifies me.  Anything with applique!  Here is a pattern I keep looking at and KNOW I will NEVER EVER even purchase, much less attempt!

 

I'd rather make a whole quilt of nothing but HST's than try applique!

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Patti replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 3:29 PM

Zsofia, I was just thinking about Paulo Nadelstern myself. I have 2 of her books as well. 

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Frances replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 3:32 PM

Max,

There are some stunning Applique quilts give me another 150 years and i might attempt this one, and yes Gini does make it sound easy maybe her nickname should be Wonder woman of the Quilting world. LOL.

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Zsofia replied on Sat, Sep 15 2012 3:50 PM

Patti:

Zsofia, I was just thinking about Paulo Nadelstern myself. I have 2 of her books as well. 

Patti - I have all her books/workbooks (as you can see I'm a book junkie LOL)her work is just awesome and she designs great fabrics too.

MaxNTopeka - I love that pattern too... Last year I saw it for BOM but didn't join. And now the site has her Flower pots pattern as a BOM (I guess I missed out on this one. Needless to say it was pretty expensive )...

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