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Joni replied on Wed, Aug 18 2010 11:55 AM

Brenda, have you thought about a sampler quilt?  That would surely be most appropiate, and beautiful with reproduction fabric.  JMHO

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Brenda H replied on Wed, Aug 18 2010 7:29 PM

Sewgrateful was looking for patterns for her crib quilt, I just suggested a place to look.  I did  a Stars Around the Garden BOM class two years ago using Civil War repro fabrics that was appliqued in the center and different star blocks on the outside.  I'm really pleased how it came out.  It's a queen size and I'm still hand quilting it.  Too hot this summer to work on it, but hopefully it will cool off in another month or so.

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Hey Brenda, I just bought Kansas Trouble, Summers End fabrics to make the Stars Around The Garden quilt. Would love to see a pic of your quilt when you're done. I won't even start mine until I finish up some UFO's that I need to get done for a Quilt Show in Oct. It's just a small show the Guild I'm in is putting on. Hopefully I can start Stars Around the Garden after Christmas. Sewgrateful

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Brenda H replied on Fri, Aug 20 2010 12:46 PM

Sewgratful, this is a picture of my finished Stars Around  the Garden quilt top.  It may take a while before it is completely finished.  I changed the applique background a little.  Instead of using the 3 x 3 blocks, I used 9 x9 and had to through in a 6 x 9 in each row and the border.  Also, for most of the square in square centers for the star block, I did paper piecing.  This was recommended by the instructor of the class.  I also used the 1/4 square and 1/2 square triangle rulers alot.  These were something else I learned to use in the class.  I think it helped keep my piecing more accurate because I was working with strips instead of trying to cut the triangles up then putting them together.  I ended up using more fabrics in some of the blocks than the pattern called for, too.  I really enjoyed making this quilt, hope you will too.

 

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Brenda H replied on Fri, Aug 20 2010 12:59 PM

I took me several tries to get the picture inserted.

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Brenda,

That is gorgeous!!  I love the colors, too.  You did a fabulous job. 

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Kris replied on Fri, Aug 20 2010 3:35 PM

Beautiful quilt Brenda. Nice work.

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Nana replied on Fri, Aug 20 2010 3:44 PM

Brenda

OH MY>>>>   That is stunning.  I really love everything about it...the fabrics, the blocks and the applique.  You have done an amazing job.

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Brenda--

I love, love, love your quilt.  Everything about it is GOR-GE-OUS.  I just did a search for the pattern and noticed that the borders are scrappy and without the applique.  Your way is better, I think--or maybe some combination of the two.  In any case, I've got to get this pattern to add to my "someday" pile.  Thanks for the inspiration!

 

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Kris replied on Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:13 PM

Joyce,

the pattern is available in two colour ways. The Kansas Troubles version has the pieced border and no appliqué while the civil war repro is like Brenda's. I like this version better also. I've been shopping around for a BOM or kit for this project for a while now.

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Libby replied on Fri, Aug 20 2010 7:21 PM

Brenda, beautiful quilt and work. Nice job. Libby

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Kris--

Did you check here:  www.thevillagequiltshop.ca  The website says there are 3 kits in stock.

 

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gini replied on Fri, Aug 20 2010 8:25 PM

oh my gosh brenda, that is stunning. and who are the two cuties holding it for y ou?    gini

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Kris replied on Fri, Aug 20 2010 8:36 PM

Joyce Brenden:
Kris--

Did you check here:  www.thevillagequiltshop.ca  The website says there are 3 kits in stock.

Joyce,

I did look there. I didn't read carefully though. Didn't realise they have kits. Thanks for pointing that out.

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Annette replied on Fri, Aug 20 2010 10:44 PM

Brenda - Beautiful quilt.  Great job!

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